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Old 04-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sprung weight question?

I used old coils today to measure for sprung corner weights to order new springs for the buggy. They came in at 500 each for the front, 450 each for the rear. Does this mean my total sprung weight is 1900lbs or is there some complex math involved? Just trying to get an idea for the total weight of the rig.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you use a 500lb coil, and it compresses 1", its supporting 500lbs. If you have a 500lb coil on every corner, and it collapses 1" per corner, the sprung weight is 2000lbs. Theres a calculation for angle and distance from center of axle, so thats for a verticle coil, but its pretty close.
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I was thinking it was that simple but just checking, used 4 100# coil it compressed 5" in front and 4.5" on the rears.
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That adds up to 1900# to me, as long as all your shocks are vertical. Light buggy!
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