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post #1 of 3 Old 11-10-2019, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Rear shock spring rates

I had my rear shock rebuilt last year. Also ordered and installed new springs and valves for the front. It all made for a dramatic improvement in the ride and handling of my L2. I occasionally play with preload (front and rear) and rebound (rear). The ride is pretty good although I don't really know what to expect, but it occurred to me today that the rear feels little under-sprung. The rear spring is rated at 700 lbs/in which seems to agree with the calculators I've looked at for my weight - 180 lbs. Any comments on any of this? Thanks.

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-14-2019, 09:23 AM
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That rate sounds about right, what do you have the preload set too? Who rebuilt it? what settings did they recommend?

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-14-2019, 02:57 PM
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Measure your preload, sag & sack. There's tons of info on the net on this subject.
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