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Coil Spring Modification 22 Oct 2021 21:34 #227119

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Would that make it stiffer or softer. I vote softer as it takes two coils out of play?

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Coil Spring Modification 23 Oct 2021 10:43 #227141

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Would that make it stiffer or softer. I vote softer as it takes two coils out of play?


Well Lang, the Travel would be reduced very close to 60%.. So My vote is for Stiffer..
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Coil Spring Modification 23 Oct 2021 10:58 #227142

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I agree with Hayseed, if all coils were treated similarly it would be close to rigid. It is half way there in the photo.
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Coil Spring Modification 23 Oct 2021 11:15 #227144

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I've seen a racing car being prepared for speedway track with all left hand turns by putting bolt in steel spacers on the coils in a similar manner to stiffen up the suspension on the left side of the car.
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Coil Spring Modification 23 Oct 2021 11:22 #227145

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Here is my thinking.

Every coil supports a certain amount of weight. This is spread evenly over every layer in the pack (unless they are tapered which these are not) By welding up the coils you are doing the same as cutting them off and putting a block on the bottom to make up the space with a shorter pack.

Each remaining coil now has to support more weight so they will bend and travel more before reaching their matching resistance = Softer ride.

If they reach full flat compression the whole coil pack is taken out of the game no matter how long they are but that is not the discussion.

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Coil Spring Modification 23 Oct 2021 16:07 #227151

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To my way of thinking that the coils have been welded together it will be firmer because those coils are still there and not removed they still will have some action left in them and since they are no longer going to deflect that will make it stiffer.
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Coil Spring Modification 23 Oct 2021 17:16 #227157

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The object of these is to keep the springs uncompressed so the wheels do not touch the mudguards in extreme situations. Also used to correct sagging springs in everything from sports cars to trucks.


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Coil Spring Modification 23 Oct 2021 17:25 #227158

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Check this out. The 59 Pontiac came with them as standard. they are adjustable and used to correct the ride height.

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Coil Spring Modification 24 Oct 2021 06:43 #227166

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I would give it points for ingenuity but doubt it would work.
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Coil Spring Modification 24 Oct 2021 08:35 #227167

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Oliver I reckon it just might work. It is only an after market airbag of the same design which is a common mod for those wanting better rear springs for towing etc. Only downside is longevity - I am sure a basketball would not take the rubbing a proper air bag would.

These Russians are pretty cool blokes.

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