TESTED ELISE/EXIGE LSS SPRING RATES:
Front 272 lb/in
Rear 359 lb/in
First off - I'm a nerd. No need to state the obvious. Second, I'm rarely ever content with labels on products.... So, I opted to test the spring rate of my newly arrived LSS springs. Front and rear testing complete.
1k Hz sample rate, 1.8" amplitude, 2 Hz sine wave, 10 second sample period. I didn't zero the load or LVDT readouts, so neither ranges are centered about "0".
The linearity is good & the hysteresis is minimal (as expected from a steel spring). The two springs also match within .7 lb/in, or .3%, which is excellent in my opinion.
Front LSS spring no. 1, 272.1 lb/in:
Front LSS spring no. 2, 271.4 lb/in:
Rear LSS spring no. 1, 358.9 lb/in:
Rear LSS spring no. 2, 359.6 lb/in: