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circafwsk8r86

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Can anyone help me with 3.0 Coilover spring rates/valving up front? Downsouth says like 200 8” over 350 22”
 

Bertismyname

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Huh? You went from no radius arms last week to springs this week. I get buying parts before needed. But , without knowing motion ratio and all that , you are guessing at spring rates.
 

circafwsk8r86

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I’m mounting Coilover as close to tire as possible , what more is there I need to know? Have any productive suggestions for me?
 

Bertismyname

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Radius arm length also says a part in leverage applied to the shock. Close to the tire means nothing. Is th shock straight up and down , played over towards the engine, towards the front or rear of the truck? All of these factors and then some play into spring selection and shock valving. You can have two trucks that are identical when it comes to springs and valving. But, weight distribution and leverage applied by the beam and radius arms will have drastically different handling characteristics.
 

circafwsk8r86

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MR=(d1/d2 so close to the wheel means a lot to me. Take ACF in consideration. Think I’m going to mount the shock leaned over the intake manifold. No. TTB trucks are close to 1:1...... 90* or close off beam at bump same goes with radius arm. Therefore shock will be leaned toward engine slightly and torward the firewall slightly. Quit will your wise guy shitt. I asked a simple question for those willing to help with experience. Not mumbo jumbo.
 

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