Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Soft Vs Stiff Springs - Explained

Is it better for a suspension to have soft coil springs or stiff springs? The purpose of a suspension is to keep your tires on the ground. A softer suspension will offer more mechanical grip as it will do a better job of keeping the tires on the ground vs a stiff suspension when it comes to depressions, bumps, and surface irregularities in the road. But then why do race cars have such stiff suspensions? This video explains the design philosophy behind race car suspensions. 


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7 comments:

  1. As always great video thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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  2. i have a 2014 ford fiesta & it have a verry hard suspension but its not really a sport car it have a 1.25litr engen 82hp

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  3. I have two wheeler which is 5 year old now, and I want to change my suspension since i use it daily for work and home and the road Is bit bumpy... Should I go for hard suspension or soft one to avoid my back injury

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  4. Any solution??? I have installed new shock in my car but still is car seem hard and make noise when move on bumps or rough road ...does I have to change coil spring also???

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    1. are they upgraded shocks or stock(OEM)
      If they are upgraded you have to change the springs in order the spring and shock to match( suspension travel and rebound)

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