What you heard is wrong. Your second point is accurate. Spring weight is spring weight. Ti tends to be actually measured properly, where steel springs have a large tolerance. Your 400 lb steel spring may be 385 or 410. The ti spring is usually 400.
so I'm good with new or used.I really appreciate you r guys's help.
now I just need to find someone thats wanting to get rid of their 400#2.75 ti spring.
does any one know if its worth it to get a 1.5 steer tube and make all the changes or just stay with the 1 1/18 steer tube, it would seem to me that 1.5 is much more durable to go with, but if someone has been down this rout and found no difference see no reason to go with the 1.5.
So nothing to do with huge durability and spend more just to convert.though I'm sure that when I go to a 180 mm fork I would want zero stack since I'm running a triple drop off right now which is only a 150 mm fork.