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Old 04-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Spring rates for Super charged FRS

Does anybody else think it's a good idea to increase the front spring rates for a Vortech super charged car.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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I would suggest a brake and suspension upgrade. You need to make that thing stop and turn fast now that it has all that extra power.

At minimum: brake fluid, brake lines, pads, springs, shocks/struts, tires, and maybe a front sway.

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i dont think a supercharger is really heavy enough to warrant a change in the spring rate. however, i think you may have upset the balance between the many aspects of the car and it might be in your best interest to bring the suspension and brakes up to par.
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Are you talking for coilovers or just lowering springs?

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Sorry Guess I should had been more specific. I already have AP brakes and Fluids. I swapped the springs from Front to rear from my KW kit. I think this may have upset the car and made it slower. I do know however it's good with more HP to have more weight transfer to allow the rear tires to hook up. I was thinking about running the setup in a 7.1F, 7.1R.

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Sorry Guess I should had been more specific. I already have AP brakes and Fluids. I swapped the springs from Front to rear from my KW kit. I think this may have upset the car and made it slower. I do know however it's good with more HP to have more weight transfer to allow the rear tires to hook up. I was thinking about running the setup in a 7.1F, 7.1R.

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the springs dont really do anything to weight transfer. its the weight transfer that does things to springs.
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the springs dont really do anything to weight transfer. its the weight transfer that does things to springs.
I'm just trying to make sure the car hooks up. Too much spring no squat spins tires.
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Do you want fast in a straight line, or fast on a track? The spring rates need for either are going to be different, as will the alignment settings.
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