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Re: GT6+ Rear Spring

Subject: Re: GT6+ Rear Spring
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 20:20:44 EDT
The formula for computing the transverse leaf spring rate is:

WN       1000t
___   x  ( ____)3

12            L

I apologize for the crude depiction of the formula, but the second expression 
is in parenthese and raised to the third power.

W= Width of leaves in inches

N= Number of leaves

t= Thickness of one leaf in inches

L= Length of spring in inches

12= A constant for all leaf springs

That's how it's calculated. I get approximately 199.7 inch lbs.

Greg Wolf
27 April, 1970 GT6+ "Ian"
Laurel Green 
Bridgewater, Michigan

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