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rickyb
2008.11.18, 06:55 PM
how does preload on the front springs affect these cars?

locwan
2008.11.18, 07:28 PM
I'm sure someone else can get into the details about dynamics and such, but the simple asnwer is that you can basically look at pre-load as a way of fine-tuning spring rates. (makes the springs act like they are harder)

On a Mr-02, this applies to the front springs only. The more pre-load on the front springs, the more force it takes for the springs to compress intially. This is done if you want to take away some steering (ie. the car is oversteering) given that tire grip is the same.