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Old 12-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #15
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2005 VUE 2.2L
Default Re: Lowering Ideas? Cut springs?

Originally Posted by cloud819 View Post
Nope, no misspeak. It is kind of hard to completely explain without a model. Comparing a spring to a hose is not a reasonable comparison.

I tried to explain this here but ended up with it getting a bit too wordy and requiring of a physical model, the site below does a good job.

Feel free to search further, but you'll find that the information on spring rate increase is true, even if a bit counter to normal logic.
No neeed for explaination.

I was wrong. I bow to your greater intellect in SaturnaliaSpringology:

pressure required to deflect the spring a given distance.,

Even though the given tempering of the spring hasn't changed,the overall length has -which means that to deflect a given distance, a shorter,cut spring, has fewer coils and has to have more deflection of each given coil to equal the same distance in deflection as a longer coil( that has more coils by comparison.)

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