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Front Axle And Coilovers Installed

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With approximately 3,200 pounds of sprung weight (including the new lighter winch bumper; more on that in a future issue), it should compress the 24 inches of coil spring approximately 7 inches per side (1,600 pounds per side divided by 236 spring rate = 6.77 inches), giving us 5 inches of compression and 7 inches of droop travel. When the upper coil compresses enough that the floater seat stops against the dual-rate stop nuts, the spring rate will jump from 236 to the heavier 500 of the lower coil to help slow the compression quickly. Adjusting these rates (putting the lighter coil on the bottom) can fine-tune the ride as needed.

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