In other words, would a bolt and cross member bend without a full compression of the shock if even if the compression is non linear?
Originally Posted by ]I)Money
If it's not fully compressed, it's not bottoming.
that's the point of stiffer springs, after all.
There is a big difference between running out of force to continue to compress a spring, and running out of compression. In the first instance, deformation of hard parts will not occur at the same point as it will on a softer spring that bottoms.