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Old 03-07-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

Just got a ohlins ya606 rear shock for my 08 r6 and needed to change .95 spring to a .90 spring for my weight (140lbs). They didn't have a .90 steel spring but had titanium one at the last track day i was at so I bought it on trusting the recommendations of the local track suspension expert. Can anyone chime in on pros and cons of having ti spring vs. steel, other then weight loss?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

Why does it matter? You already bought it. Just use it and love it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

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Why does it matter? You already bought it. Just use it and love it.
Just to get a better understanding for the different types of spring based on actual users reviews. Isn't that the purpose of having an r6 discussion forum?
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Just to get a better understanding for the different types of spring based on actual users reviews. Isn't that the purpose of having an r6 discussion forum?
Ok, good point. There are some people that come on here and say "I just bought this, did I get a good deal?" and that is irrelevant, because the deal's already done.



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Re: Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

Less weight is always a bonus.
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Re: Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

Lighter (less mass) = less inertia and therefore more responsive than steel.

Titanium is more resistent to set (commonly termed spring memory).

Titanium generally lasts long before fatigue life or spring "failure."
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Re: Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

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Lighter (less mass) = less inertia and therefore more responsive than steel.

Titanium is more resistent to set (commonly termed spring memory).

Titanium generally lasts long before fatigue life or spring "failure."
Titanium springs are also more responsive, allowing the rear shock to keep up more with the changes in surface, providing a more positive grip and feel, while also providing more rider feedback....in theory...im too poor to own one...
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Lighter (less mass) = less inertia and therefore more responsive than steel.

Titanium is more resistent to set (commonly termed spring memory).

Titanium generally lasts long before fatigue life or spring "failure."
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Titanium springs are also more responsive, allowing the rear shock to keep up more with the changes in surface, providing a more positive grip and feel, while also providing more rider feedback....in theory...im too poor to own one...
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Re: Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

the only downside is price. and other people trying to steal it.
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Re: Titanium spring for Ohlins rear shock pros and cons?

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Lighter (less mass) = less inertia and therefore more responsive than steel.

Titanium is more resistent to set (commonly termed spring memory).

Titanium generally lasts long before fatigue life or spring "failure."
Thanks MaxxEdge! i've read up on it and you pretty much summed up the advantages of ti over steel. As for price, I just got lucky with a hookup at the local track for $150 for the spring. Can't wait to put it on and see for myself.
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