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Old 07-19-2009, 01:00 PM   #21
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isnt the eibach pro kit 1.3 in the front and 1.5 in the rear, and what does the pounds mean for the spring rate
A spring rate is how much force needs to be applied to compress the spring through a given distance. If you have a 134 lb per inch spring, then it will take 134 pounds to compress the spring 1 inch. It let's you know how firm or soft the ride will be.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:17 PM   #22
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Hey, just found this chart too, might have some useful info to add to the one started here:

http://www.hawaiiperformancemustangs...?topic=14492.0
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:57 PM   #23
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A spring rate is how much force needs to be applied to compress the spring through a given distance. If you have a 134 lb per inch spring, then it will take 134 pounds to compress the spring 1 inch. It let's you know how firm or soft the ride will be.

i got it thanks man
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I talked with BMR (via email) and the front springs are actually progressive.

I looked at the other chart, and it seems to be for the FOX and SN95 models.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #25
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That rate table is a copy & paste from the old Stang Suspension dot com site.

Those rates are obscenely different than S197 rates.....I wonder why that is?
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The S197 weighs a little more, AND is more balanced front to rear.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:51 AM   #27
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Why aren't the FRPP suspension kits in the chart?
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Why aren't the FRPP suspension kits in the chart?
They are near the top of the list under Eibach/K-springs. To my knowledge the FR3 kit is only available with the K-springs.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:32 PM   #29
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Default spring manufacturers,

so on top of all these spring rates and drop amounts, how about the manufacturers ? Anyone have a bad experience ? I have a friend who had some Eibachs that his friend pulled out of his S197 V6. He gave them to me to try on my wife's car, it sat right down on the bump stops, they were completely sacked. So how does that happen ? Do all lowering springs just finally compress down to nothing after a while ? I bought a set of Teins about 2 years ago, same thing, the guy said he pulled them out to trade his car in with the stock ride height. Put them in, car sat on the bump stops in the rear.

Who's had their lowering springs in for a while with no settling or problems? It's not that big of a job putting springs in, but I don't want to do it again.

How about Dropscene ? Anyone have experience with them ?
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Ive heard that the GT sits a little lower then the v6. I have a v6 and am looking into the amount of drop from the different manufactures. does anyone know if this is true and if so what that difference is?
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