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    Spring rate steel and titanium

    Hey would like to know if spring rates for steel is different from titanium?

    Because titanium is softer does that mean that if you swap our say like a 500lbs steel spring that you may need a 550lbs titanium spring?

    Or am I just confused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom34 View Post
    Hey would like to know if spring rates for steel is different from titanium?

    Because titanium is softer does that mean that if you swap our say like a 500lbs steel spring that you may need a 550lbs titanium spring?

    Or am I just confused?
    Confused. Rating is rating.

    One thing though, Ti is much more accurately rated than steel. IIRC, Fox steel had a 15% margin of error, whereas Ti is much more accurate.

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    You would need the same weight spring. A 500 lb steel spring and a 500 lb Ti spring are rated the same. Kinda of like the question what weighs more, 500 lbs of feathers or 500 lbs of steel? Ti has a better feel to it then steel in terms of compliance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    Confused. Rating is rating.

    One thing though, Ti is much more accurately rated than steel. IIRC, Fox steel had a 15% margin of error, whereas Ti is much more accurate.
    This. Jamie took a bunch of his springs to a moto shop and had them test, and found this out IIRC.
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    Awesome thanks.

    Just that i'm buying my friends CCDB coil with 450lbs coil titanium which was recommended to him by a shop but he is much lighter than me. He's about 70kg and i'm 90kg so just wanted to make sure because from what i've looked up 450lbs is perfect for me.

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    For what it's worth, I am about 82 kilos and I am running a 450# spring on my Chili. I have a Avy'd Vanilla DHX.

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    210 running a 450 Ti spring on my Delirium.

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