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Old 12-11-2007, 05:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone lower their newer impala? What springs did you use? How many inches was the drop and was a camber kit installed?

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Old 03-11-2008, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Before I decided to air ride my impala I was looking into buying a set of lowering springs from neuspeed. I believe you can get up to a 2" drop out of them. That just wasn't low enough for me though As far as the camber kit, I wouldn't think you would need it. The camber in the rear even with the air ride doesn't wear the tires bad at all.

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I went with Eibach and it lowered it about 1.4"front 1.6"rear and they didnt make the ride real stiff, look in my garage and you can see a pic of it, and i did not have to install the camer kit

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Old 11-16-2008, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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SS model springs will give you the smallest drop possible. Eibach also makes springs, as do a few other companies.

How much drop are you looking for?

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have heard only good things about the eibach and kyb strut/shock combo with w-bodies. I plan on installing the eibach and kyb combo on my impala. From my monte carlo club, I found this was a very popular choice because they are good products.

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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SSC and Eibach are the 2 most popular, SSC doesnt lower as much as the Eibach, and from what Ive read rides nicer ( when both equip't w/ AGXs) check each nfg's website, they say how much it drops the car

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I am getting the KYB AGX struts for my 2005 impala. Do I need to get new strut mounts or will the stock mounts be suffice?

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Also, i was at my local AutoZone, and i saw a kit for lowering this generation of impala for like 20$, i didnt get to look at it much because i was in a rush, but it looked pretty legit.

It said it will lower or raise the car up to 4 inches either direction. Im not sure if its reliable or a great deal, so dont hold me accountable lol

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stay away from that. sounds like spring spacers/clamps. bad business.

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im goin too get vogtlands springs with KYB AGX's.. i read alot of good stuff about that setup!

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Old 01-03-2009, 05:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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im goin too get vogtlands springs with KYB AGX's.. i read alot of good stuff about that setup!
hey im looking into lowering my impala also, could you link me up to the setup your running, i am a noob to this suspension so i am somewhat daft to what i need.


Also, should a get lowering shocks, like the kyb agx's? or eibach springs with stock shocks?

im looking for about a 2 inch drop maybe more, ride comfortability doesnt matter to me i don't drive the car hard or on a track or anything


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eibach pro kit drops 1.4 in the front and 1.7 in the rear.. it's a good ride and looks awesome with some bigger aftermarket rims on it

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whats the eibach pro kit? like what does it include?

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four lowering springs. the ride is a little harsh, according to some, so i ordered the SSC springs from ZZPerformance.com, but they failed to tell me they were out of stock. so i cancelled my order and just bought the Canuck Motorsports off ebay, which are the exact same thing as the SSC springs, just under a different brand name. same drop height and same part number. was right around $200 shipped.

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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hows the ride?

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