Spring Rate, simply put, is the amount of rate required to deflect a spring one inch. But what does that mean to you?
Simply put, spring rate is the amount of weight that is required to deflect or push down a spring one inch.
It’s a bit more complicated than that, but this description will work. How does spring rate affect one’s ride? That’s pretty simple also!
Just remember: the higher the spring rate, the stiffer the ride. Note, this doesn’t need to affect ride height. A properly designed spring with a different than stock rate will not change your ride height