Is it better for a suspension to have soft coil springs or stiff springs?
The purpose of a suspension system is to keep your tires in contact with the ground.
A softer suspension will offer a more mechanical grip as it will do a better job of keeping the tires on the ground as compared to stiff suspension when it comes to depressions, bumps, and surface irregularities in the road.
So why then do race cars have such stiff suspensions?
Engineering Explained explains the design philosophy behind race car suspension…