rear end coil overs and 4 link

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Mc Tool
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rear end coil overs and 4 link

Postby Mc Tool » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:37 am

I have just got the front end sorted , 4 pot willwood 285mm vented kit alloy hubs , adjustable TCA's, 2" lowered 145lb springs , roller bearing top mounts and Gaz inserts.............the back end , I want to go 4 link and pannard rod , can any one tell me the correct springs to match the front ones ( rate wise ) to get on the coil over Gaz shocks I have in mind. I have no idea of the standard spring rates and cant seem to find out as everywhere I look only sez depends on the model and tells me nothing , not even the different options for the different models.
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Re: rear end coil overs and 4 link

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:48 pm

Hi Hamish,
As it happens, I recently came across this info in an old article written by Steve Saxty, no less. The standard mark 3 rear spring rates are as follows:
Injection and "new" S : 140 lb/in
1.6/2.0 litre : 114 lb/in
3 litre S and Ghia : 124 lb/in (different free height and load characteristics for each).

Hope that helps.