Earlier this year, we took a dive into the information behind springs, looking at everything from how they work to developing a better understanding of how to pick a proper spring for your application. Springs are, of course, a vital component in any suspension system, but a good spring is nothing without a good damper, or as most folks know them: shocks.
Spring rate, pre-load, progressive rates, tender springs… what does it all mean?! Across the web, there’s a heap of information, some right, and some wrong. Today, we’re taking a dive in on basic spring tech to cover the most common and important aspects of spring technology and vernacular. A few years ago, we took a look at H&R Springs’s manufacturing facility in Lennestadt, Germany, to learn how springs are made, from raw material to finished product.
It was more than two years ago that my relationship with the team at H&R began. Ever since, it has grown more and more clear that beyond producing world class suspension components, H&R is a brand owned, operated, and driven by automotive enthusiasts. Their passion for cars and the driving experience is usurped only by their drive to produce springs and shocks of the highest caliber and quality, not only in their homeland of Germany, but in the world.