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      02-14-2008, 09:17 PM   #98
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Originally Posted by malter2.0 View Post
read up on some of the simple stuff such as progressive springs, which are getting outdated.
What exactly is the value of a progressive spring for a vehicle that will need to support a fairly constant mass? If the total m of the system is pretty much a constant, a spring with non-linear k should not provide any noticable benefit. One should be able to control the velocity dependent response characteristics of the suspension system with the damping ratio, which is F=-cv. Also, I believe the Corvette has a variable damping suspension system, which should allow for even futher control of the response characteristics of the suspension.

Last edited by lucid; 02-14-2008 at 10:17 PM.