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Hello,

I am currently designing springs for my Elise that I use for AutoX.

We all know how soft stock springs are...

So I'm thinking of using stiffer springs on the stock damper for a cheaper alternative to coil-overs.

Would there be any interest in the community for this suspension product ?

Changing springs on our cars is very easy.
 

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I would be interested as I just learned from another guy that stiffer is necessary with AutoX. Do you have spring rates in mind already?
 
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Here's a pic on stock suspension (non-sport springs)

Rates:
200 lbs/in
285 lbs/in

 

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I asked about this last week and was told could machine what holds the spring to drop it? I haven't looked, but was planning on doing that.
 

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Options abound if its stiffer ---> race etc springs you want. Nitron, Ohlins, Penske etc>>>>
 

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my question is.. If you change the spring rates on a "soft" shock then the valving is going to be altered and the shock won't perform as it should, no? Aren't the shocks matched to the spring rates on these cars?
Not hating, I'm just curious about this.

I'd be interested in stiffer and .5" lower-
 

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As long as we are listing wishes: I would like to see stiffer non progressive rate springs for track pack bilstiens
 

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my question is.. If you change the spring rates on a "soft" shock then the valving is going to be altered and the shock won't perform as it should, no? Aren't the shocks matched to the spring rates on these cars?
Not hating, I'm just curious about this.

I'd be interested in stiffer and .5" lower-
definately but there is usually an acceptable range the dampers can tolerate. You may be able to get higher performance with stiffer springs on shocks, but it is of course dependant on many factors.

Really the best way to test is with a stopwatch. Theoretical musing or simulation of the results is difficult
 
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I'm looking for a tester for these springs.

You can choose 50% or 100% stiffer.

Contact me via PM.
 
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