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    Posted: Jun/29/2015 at 10:53pm
we are planning to use dual rate springs this year. so can i effectively dampen its motion by just using a normal damper rather than a variable rate damper?(as they cost a significant amount of $$$).if i can then it would be really helpful if you can point me in the right direction!
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yes, I believe that you can use a single type of valve stack. I would read this article, helped me a bunch.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/coilovers/Part_1/

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thnx bud helps a lot! i have a further question.. do i need a helper coil? all i know is that it keeps the spring in contact, is there any other use? and do we need it as our wheel travel is only 10in
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Not sure if you mean by helper spring. Usually in a dual rate setup there is a tender spring and a main spring separated by a crossover piece. I would do a little research on google and with the article I linked.
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Running dual rate doesn't mean you don't need variable damping any more. Look at most desert cars and you will see dual rate coilovers paired with a position sensitive bypass shock.
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