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Old 07-22-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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can any one post the rates in pounds per inch for me please?
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I wish i had that info! some one pleas help!
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Old 07-24-2003, 05:07 AM   #3
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can any one post the rates in pounds per inch for me please?
Cartman/Que: Your wish is my command! I have measured the
Mugen spring sets with a Niftech precision shock spring jig and
my measurements were: purple spring set...56g front/44g rear,
lt. blue front 64g front/52g rear, grey front 76g/64g rear,white
front 88g/76g rear....or for the pound equivalents...roughly
20 lb purple fronts, 28 lb lt. blue fronts, 35 lb grey fronts, and
40 lb whites....Mugen matches the front/rear springs with the
fronts being roughly 12% stiffer than the rears due to the number
of coils difference between the front and rear springs even though
the diameter of wire is the same but the number of coils is lesser
at the front....
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Old 07-31-2003, 03:04 AM   #5
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Hmmmmm...I've been using rears on teh front, so that I don't have the adjuster nuts screwed all the way down the shock body.
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Hmmmmm...I've been using rears on teh front, so that I don't have the adjuster nuts screwed all the way down the shock body.
theRED5: could be you are looking for more steering...I noticed
that a certain Mugen sponsored driver likes to run the 1.2 mm
diameter hole black piston in the front shocks for more steering....
with 600 wt Mugen shock oil...the thing that I have noticed about
the number of coils...is that the greater the number of coils in a
spring...the softer it is...hence, Mugen uses the same diameter
wire front and rear but the greater number of coils in the rear
causes the rear to react softer than the front...conversely, Assoc .runs the same length springs front and rear but varies
the wire DIAMETER....you have GOT TO LOVE THIS HOBBY!
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we (the uk rubber team). run stock pistons but with 4 1mm holes in them, 30/40 wt oil f/r and associated springs,
they are so responsive and agile!! its unreal
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