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      09-15-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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Drives: '11 JB/BBe-6sp-e90
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That is a surprising spread front to rear. But remember that the front spring acts directly on the strut. The rear spring is set inward on the control arm. If I remember correctly, the wheel rate is about 60% of the spring rate in the rear and better than 90% in the front.

Still, I would have expected the front rate to be more like 250 lbs/in. I run 500 lb/in springs in the front of my e46.