Something I've done, and watched done many times in prototypes etc. is to "stretch" (permanently deform)a compression spring a bit to increase it's load at a specific deflection. My question is -- what effect does this have on other spring characteristics, particularly life? Would it actually be acceptable to adjust a stock spring to a specific application if the stretch was done in some repeatable manner?
Thanks in advance.
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