sway bar rates

Zambo

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Yes, simple math. The spring is located halfway from the pivot point to the wheel, giving the .5 motion ration. Per the formula presented, .5 squared times the spring rate = .25 x 400 = 100.
 

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The design of the steering upright can make a big difference to the effective length of the control arm.

To be accurate, the lower arm length should be figured from the inner pivot point to the tire centerline, not the inner pivot to the outer pivot.
 

atomicjoe23

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.5 is refering to simple math he is using by making the motion ratio 1:2. You see it twice because he is squaring it per the formula given earlier.

This is all GREAT info!

Yes, simple math. The spring is located halfway from the pivot point to the wheel, giving the .5 motion ration. Per the formula presented, .5 squared times the spring rate = .25 x 400 = 100.

Thanks for reminding me guys. . .I totally forgot that the formula had already been posted. . .it's been a long week!
 
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