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« on: January 20, 2010, 10:09:18 AM »

I may have this all wrong- but in looking at spring rates (rear) the Z28 shows a rate of 103, while other base models have up to 126 Lbs, while the 427 CI option shows a 4 leaf 126 Lb spring. I used the MOOG 6308 in my Z28 as a replacement, and additionally Mr. Pozzi recommends 125-150 rear rates- so why did GM choose to use such a "light" spring on the "HD" model(s), which would seem to make the car prone to oversteer?
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 04:41:04 PM »

why did GM choose to use such a "light" spring on the "HD" model(s), which would seem to make the car prone to oversteer?

It's the other way around - lower rear spring rate reduces rear roll stiffness, which reduces the tendency for oversteer.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 05:15:00 PM »

Thanks- I appreciate the response from a reliable source!
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 09:03:08 PM »

I always thought monos were ~145in/lbs.. 4 & 5 leaves are naturally a heavier rate.
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