Anyone got any horror stories (or good ones) in regard to Lovell springs? How much stiffer than std can I expect them to be? I'm just going std height as it's my tow car.
They're heaps cheaper than Kings (whcih I've used in the past) and really there's very little to a spring - the rate is the only aspect that affects them. I expect they're just standard not rising rate.
I'd still prefer a single rate spring even in your application.
Progressive springs sag too much initially because of the tight windings, then they rely on the rest of the spring to keep things level.
IME, it doesn't work as planned.
4L I6, naturally aspirated producing 173.5rwkw.
14.410 @ 96.49mph with street radials.
What's that?..... Did I hear you say TQE power?
Point well taken. I think you're right. I couldn't really justify the price difference - and who knows - maybe the Kings for this application aren't rising rate anyway - I haven't seen them.
The lovells are listed as heavy duty so stiffer than OE. I think for my application they'll be fine. Coupled with the KYB shocks it'll ride a lot firmer anyway. I don't mind a firm ride but I don't want it driving like a go kart. I still use it without the boat attached, on the goat track we call State Highway 1.
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