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Old 01-16-2019, 03:20 AM
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Hi. I'm using a pair of xray progressive springs, 2-5.2-8. I was wondering which is the right side: the numbers are supposed to be on the top or on the bottom of shock absorber?

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The end with the coils closer together is the softer side
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The numbers go on the bottom so you can read them without taking the shocks off. Also the bottom of the spring is softer as well, but even with normal springs you put the number on the bottom.
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It shouldn't matter. The softer coils will compress first. Once they are preloaded to the point their resistance equals the next stiffer coils, those will begin to compress, and so on until all coils are "active".

I suppose if the softer coils are on bottom, the weight of the stiffer coils on top could have some effect... but I think it would be unnoticeable.
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