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Hey guys,

I was wondering...this time I would like some suggestions from AUTOEXERS as far as what spring rates of GROUND CONTROLS I should get. I am planning on going with 300 lb. front/ 250 lb. rear. Appreciate the feedback,

-saaby

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Saaby:
Hey guys,

I was wondering...this time I would like some suggestions from AUTOEXERS as far as what spring rates of GROUND CONTROLS I should get. I am planning on going with 300 lb. front/ 250 lb. rear. Appreciate the feedback,

-saaby

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300/250 is a good start. With the beam-axle suspension, you might try a bit higher rates in the back than 250. I'd go with 300/250 at first, though, to see how you liked it. You can always upgrade later -- the springs are cheap and it shouldn't be too hard to unload used Eibach ERS springs.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Saaby:

I am planning on going with 300 lb. front/ 250 lb. rear. Appreciate the feedback,
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If it makes you feel more confident. I am planning on the same spring rates you are. This is my second season racing and the H&R springs I am using just aren't cutting it.


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If your car is autoX only...you may as well go with 400/300...actually ive riden with that on the street, and its not toooo bad. If oyu like feelin the back end go around more go with a heavier spring in the back, if oyu think oyu can control it


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You have the SE..in order to get it to turn..try an ST rear sway bar and get 325-350 front and 350-375 rears..it should be real tossable and not too uncomfortable on the street.
 
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could you explain something for me? i know what spring rates are, but if you say 300/200, what does that FEEL like? what is a good rate for a daily driver/occasionalauto-x car?

i do take camping trips and load up the trunk, as well as road trips. i would like to eliminate the full trunk sag and get some spirited handling, but the ride is important too. currently in a SE (see screen name) with the stage 2 suspension. any help/thought/ideas w/b great.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">i know what spring rates are, but if you say 300/200, what does that FEEL like?</font>
I have decided to go with 350 front and 300 rear. I will tell you what that feels like when I have it installed. But unfortunately that won't be for a while since my struts are on backorder. As far as what it FEELS like, I would imagine it would be somewhat hard to explain for anyone. I think it all comes down to individual taste as far as what is bearable and the level of compromising comfort for performance. I think that 300/200 was suggested by Mike Kojima to be a good compromise for MOST people. Again, if you really want to know, your best bet is to test drive a car with those spring rates.

-saaby

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