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I just bought coilovers (b+g s3 coilovers).. but I have a couple of questions

- The lower I set the coilovers, does that mean higher spring rates? = stiffer ride?
- Do coilovers settle like regular lowering springs? Or can I just dial in the height I want at install and thats done?
 

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Unless yours are different....height shouldn't effect spring weight, I thought spring rate was pretty much a measure built in to the way the spring was built and doesn't change. I don't think they'll settle.
 

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well i figured the lower you drop the car, the more compressed the spring is.. therefore making it firmer.. unless coilovers work differently?
 

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itsjiggajames said:
well i figured the lower you drop the car, the more compressed the spring is.. therefore making it firmer.. unless coilovers work differently?
Coilovers change the location of the lower spring mounting point. The spring stays compressed the same amount regardless of the height.
 

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slow323ci said:
Coilovers change the location of the lower spring mounting point. The spring stays compressed the same amount regardless of the height.
ahh.. thanks for the informative feedback. How does cornerbalancing work then?
 

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ahh.. thanks for the informative feedback. How does cornerbalancing work then?
Cornerbalancing adjusts the relative height of the car corner to corner which slightly changes the weight distribution. Which would also slightly change the loading on each spring. But that's not the same as lowering each corner equally, which if done using coilovers does not change the compression of the spring. Hope that makes sense!
 

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ah i c.. so if i dropped it equally in the front and equally in the rear, but didn't get it corner balanced, would there be a drastic difference in left / right handling? or would it be like regular stock springs / aftermarket springs that don't come corner balanced?
 

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ah i c.. so if i dropped it equally in the front and equally in the rear, but didn't get it corner balanced, would there be a drastic difference in left / right handling? or would it be like regular stock springs / aftermarket springs that don't come corner balanced?
If you don't get it corner balanced then it would just be like getting non-adjustable springs, assuming you drop the same amount on the left and right sides.

When I installed my PSS9's I didn't notice any difference in handling at all after corner balancing. Maybe I just got lucky on my initial instalation and it was really close already. Or maybe it just doesn't make that big of a difference :dunno:
 
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