To ensure its own quality standards are met, the VariShock line is complemented by VariSprings. They're constructed from a high-tensile wire that lets the springs move through a greater range of travel without damaging the springs or letting them "take a set." The idea is to improve suspension operation by enabling the shock to freely work through its entire range. They're available in 7-inch-long springs with rates from 400 to 650 pounds, and 9-inch-long springs with rates from 400 to 850 pounds. VariShock also offers 12-inch springs ranging from 80 to 400 pounds and 14-inch springs from 80 to 175 pounds. Alston provides guidelines to get buyers as close to the correct rate as possible.