Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Los Angeles Area
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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