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bigb73 said:
I had a 550 lb steel spring so I went with a 550lb Ti spring. Seems a little on the stiff side. I would like to try a Ti, 500 lb spring. Does the Ti run a little on the stiff side?
I went from a 450 steel spring to a 500 RCS Ti spring on my DHX 5. When I sent the shock to PUSH, they did a spring test, and my Ti spring is rated at 515 pounds.

I think every spring could be slightly different, but maybe it'll loosen up in time?
 

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bigb73 said:
I had a 550 lb steel spring so I went with a 550lb Ti spring. Seems a little on the stiff side. I would like to try a Ti, 500 lb spring. Does the Ti run a little on the stiff side?
Most steel springs are made to 10-15% tolerances, on a 500 lbs spring that could be plus or minus 50 lbs. The Ti spring was probably closer to its listed rating, which is why it feels different.

A 550 lbs spring takes 550 lbs to compress it 1 inch regardless of what it is made of, unless it was made with loose tolerances and is not actually a 550 lbs spring.

I had my springs tested, the 300 fox steel was 285, the 350 fox steel was 370 and my 300 (don't remember brand) Ti spring was 290. Almost a 30% difference in spring weight between the fox steel springs, its no wonder i thought one was too soft, and one too hard. I ended up buying a 325 Ti spring, which is actually a 326.
 

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Santa Cruz says a 400/450 for a 200lb rider. I have a 09 DHX and a buddy let me borrow a 500lb steel spring. It feels ok jamming around the parking lot. Also, it's not that much heavier than my 550 Ti spring. I might have a Ti spring for sale.......cheap??
 
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