That is (while better worded) what I have been saying, except for the roads in my area you can't just see a bump and slow down for it. You will get rear ended before too long. On some roads (main roads) you'd be slowing down more than speeding up. So a softer spring will better absorb a sharp impact. And, I'm sure everyone agrees that any vehicle that has shitty shocks installed will ride, at best, poorly, at worst, dangerously. But the point is that every piece of the suspension is important. On a truck or Jeep tires are much more important than that article would have you believe. Could be due to the author spelling 'tYres" not 'tIres'.Interesting article. Kinda says the same thing...Doesn't it?
15kviews Soft suspension equals comfort, and hard suspension equals a trip to the chiropractor, right? Not quite. Soft isn’t always plush, and likewise, hard doesn’t always mean harsh. It might be tough to understand at first, but TCR Tech Talk is on hand to explain how soft can be harsh and...www.torquingcars.com
And my last post clearly, CLEARLY, shows that springs matter. Three different springs. All made for the same machine. Able to be swapped out in under a minute. All eliminate any other variable. A control arm, a shock, and a spring. Nothing else. No body mounts. No seat foam. No two days later. And on every machine I tried they each made the ride feel different. With a bad (or blown) shock the lightest was just bouncing wildly out of control, but with a decent working shock it provided (easily) the best comfort and control. Now, does everyone actually want the softest ride? No. And for some uses it would be a very poor choice. For them a harder spring or a tighter valved shock would be a better choice. But that isn't the question here.