# What Are Spring Rates

What are spring rates?

Spring rates are the amount of force required to compress or expand a spring by a certain amount. The higher the spring rate the greater the force required.

In the world of suspension spring rates are important because they affect how much weight the suspension can support how much travel the suspension has and how the suspension behaves under different loads.

For example a suspension with a high spring rate will be stiffer and have less travel than a suspension with a low spring rate. This can be advantageous for a street car that sees occasional track days as the stiffer suspension will provide better handling and a decrease in body roll.

However a suspension with too high of a spring rate will be harsh and uncomfortable on the street and may not be able toabsorble large bumps or dips in the road.

It is important to find a balance between spring rate and ride comfort when tuning a suspension for street or track use.

One way to change the spring rate of a suspension is to change the spring itself. This can be done by using a different spring with a different rate or by using a coil-over kit which allows for adjustable spring rates.

Another way to change the spring rate is to change the suspension geometry. This can be done by changing the length of the suspension arms or by changing the location of the shock mounting points.

yet another way to change the spring rate is to change the shock valving. This is usually done by a suspension tuner and involves changing the shim stack inside the shock.

Spring rates are an important part of suspension tuning and the right spring rate can make the difference between a suspension that is too soft or too harsh. It is important to experiment with different spring rates to find the best balance for your particular application.

## What is a spring rate?

A spring rate is the amount of force required to compress or extend a spring by a certain amount.

## How is spring rate measured?

Spring rate is measured in units of force per unit of length typically Newtons per metre (N/m) or pounds per inch (lb/in).

## What factors affect spring rate?

The spring rate of a spring is affected by its material wire diameter overall length and the number of coils.

## How do you calculate spring rate?

The spring rate of a spring is calculated by dividing the amount of force required to compress or extend the spring by the amount the spring is compressed or extended.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 0.5 mm and an overall length of 10 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 0.

5 mm and an overall length of 10 cm is 200 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 0.5 mm and an overall length of 10 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 0.

5 mm and an overall length of 10 cm is 100 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 0.5 mm and an overall length of 20 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 0.

5 mm and an overall length of 20 cm is 400 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 0.5 mm and an overall length of 20 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 0.

5 mm and an overall length of 20 cm is 200 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 10 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 10 cm is 100 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 10 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 10 cm is 50 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 20 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 20 cm is 200 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 20 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 1 mm and an overall length of 20 cm is 100 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 2 mm and an overall length of 10 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 2 mm and an overall length of 10 cm is 50 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 2 mm and an overall length of 10 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of brass with a wire diameter of 2 mm and an overall length of 10 cm is 25 N/m.

## What is the spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 2 mm and an overall length of 20 cm?

The spring rate of a spring made of steel with a wire diameter of 2 mm and an overall length of 20 cm is 100 N/m.