After doing the calculation, the calculator provides the following information:
True Maximum Travel: 1.858 in.
Maximum Travel Considering Solid Height: 0.615 in.
( this will appear as shown below under the 5th step on our Maximum Spring Compression Calculator analysis )
Now, you can keep your spring as it is if you plan for your spring to travel a distance of less than 0.615 inches, but if you want your spring to travel more than that, lets say: 1.858 inches of travel, then you can make your spring's free length (FL) longer, keeping the same amount of coils.
You would change the free length (FL) to 2.243
The formula for this calculation is:
Free Length = Solid Height .385 + True Maximum Travel 1.858 = 2.243 Free Length (FL)
( FL = SH + TMT )
You'll notice that once you change the free length to 2.243 inches versus the old free length of 1.000 inch and click "Calculate" both the maximum travel considering solid height and the true maximum travel will be the same (1.858 in.).
( This will appear as shown below under the 5th step on our Maximum Spring Compression Calculator analysis )
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