I would like to find the spring rate of some manitou travis titanium coil springs..
Any one have a idea how to calculate it vs a steel spring?
There are spring rate testers. You could make your own with a scale, weights and a way to support the weights and measure. All you are measuring is the amount of weight to compress a fixed distance, usually pounds per inch. A machine shop may have one or see if there is a shop that makes coils near you and see if they measure it for you.I actually have the springs, i want to see what its rate is.
Then I think you will have to measure it if you want an accurate answer. Which isn't that hard actually. Compress the spring a certain amount (length) when it sits on a scale (zero'd for the weight of the spring first, of course). Then just divide the scale reading with how much the spring was shortened under that load.I actually have the springs, i want to see what its rate is.