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Cool Turn your Impala into a road trip warrior!

Hey everyone!

This coming spring I will be pulling the trigger on a 12-13 Impala.

It will serve road trip duties and some light daily driving when I don't feel like driving the Caddy. Also will try using it for Lyft/Uber in my spare time.

Right now what I have planned:

Upgraded tires
Brighter headlights
Upgraded brakes
CAI/Tune



I'm in AZ so I travel to Northern AZ, Vegas, SoCal and Mexico quite a bit. So it's hot hot during the summer would you recommend some type of radiator upgrade?

If this was your car what mods would you do?

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Why do you need to do all that just to go on road trips?
We took our 15 stock Impala on a road trip and it was great as it was.
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Upgraded tires Pirelli Cinturato P7
Brighter headlights Sylvania Silverstar Ultra
Upgraded brakes Police Package brakes
CAI/Tune Overkill or Trifecta, both on the forum

If this was your car what mods would you do?
See recommendations of mine above.

Link to the mentioned:

Tires: https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tir...n-plus/p/14757

Headlights: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...searchTerm=H11


Brakes: https://www.impalaforums.com/8th-gen...completed.html

Tune: (Overkill) :: Overkill Motorsports ::

(Trifecta) https://www.trifectaperformance.com/...tegory/97-36l/

I've had both tunes on two different cars and both are great. Keep us posted on your updates!

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Id leave the radiator as is IMO.
If it's that hot, then maybe take your foot out of it a bit, but stock OE rad should be sufficient. If you know your going to pull off in 5 miles or so then wind it back from 80mph to maybe 65 and then let it idle for a few when you pull off. If the fans are running all the better.
If your in a rest stop for a few minutes open the hood and let some heat out.
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