Ah man.. I've been using these old springs for the past 5-6 years.. iirc (rough memory) the spring rate was maybe around 200-260.. which at the time was supposed to be like a 5-15% increase over the stockies. (got those for free from another rx7 friend that was parting out his car lol)
And yeah.. that's why in the more recent pics you see me using the 16" black wheels. with a 16/55/245 front and rear configuration. SOOOO much more comfortable.
I never put much into the car itself.. light mods... lots of babying with the occasional push past 7000 rpm. :)
btw, sick GTI and you would love my neighborhood. 2 households of hardcore VW fans right next to me. 2 Corrados, 2 Jetta sedans, 2 Golfs.. lol.. I'll try to take a pic if I catch all their cars outside at once.