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Coil Spring Identification

I have a pair of coil springs that came in my project Camaro. These were replaced with the Hotchkis 2" drop units.

These are in new condition, other than installation and shelf wear & painted a lighter gray color. They measure 15.25" long with .650" wire diameter. How do I identify their weight specifics?

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Re: Coil Spring Identification

Andrew, You'll also need the inside diameter. You might get close by sorting through a Moog or Eaton spring chart. Unfortunately those charts don't give the number of coils or distance between the coils. That info is important because 2 springs with matching free height, bar diameter and inside diameter dimensions can have different ratings. There may also be different heat treat specs effecting the rate. In the past there was some discussion on springs being number stamped. My Moog springs were not stamped and others have stated their spring were. Good luck with your search.

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Re: Coil Spring Identification

Thanks Al. The ID is 3-11/16" diameter if that makes any difference .

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Re: Coil Spring Identification

Use this: Coil Spring Rate Calculations by Wallace Racing

The ends should be tapered, both of them, so these either have been cut, or are not Camaro springs. Moog/TRW springs and some others have a part number stamped near the ends. Look closely

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