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Old 01-24-2019   #31 (permalink)
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Winter car things. I do really like this car

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I got a used double din from my buddy for this thing. Hopefully get it installed this weekend.

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I didn't get around to getting my double din installed but I did give the car a good cleaning inside and out after this long winter.


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Finally got the double din in





I also fixed the broken radio antenna with one a buddy got from the junk yard for me.





I was browsing Facebook last night and discovered this awesome idea!! I'm going to start gathering the stuff needed to do this mod and I will do a detailed write up.

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So plans for this summer include,

- Struts
- Starter
- Engine block heater
- Maybe tackle some of the rust? (we'll see)

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Finally got the double din in





I also fixed the broken radio antenna with one a buddy got from the junk yard for me.





I was browsing Facebook last night and discovered this awesome idea!! I'm going to start gathering the stuff needed to do this mod and I will do a detailed write up.

I am interested in doing the heated steering wheel too. Looks like this same person posted a thread about this here in the Electronics forum but didn't put up much info on what had to be done to make it work. I think us 2012 up 3.6/6 speed guys might face a slight dilemma with our buttons for manual shifting. I did find a brand new wheel that had adaptive cruise buttons in place of shifting buttons. Maybe they could be swapped?

In any event, if you get some info on the wiring and what needs to be done, can you share?

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I found one!!! Not perfect but still very difficult to find!

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I got a set of front struts. They are from a 2014 Limited with 60k. The ones on this car now are way blown out so this should be a big improvement. I am going to do front brakes at the same time when I do these.


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I got a set of front struts. They are from a 2014 Limited with 60k. The ones on this car now are way blown out so this should be a big improvement. I am going to do front brakes at the same time when I do these.

There are three different Impala suspension options FE1 FE2 & FE3. The SS and LTZ were FE3. The FE1 & FE2 LT & LS struts and springs will be squishy.

The other gotcha is the wheels. The LTZ has to be setup for 18" wheels to be a donor for your SS. The struts for the smaller 17" wheels will rub on the 18" SS and Optional 18" LTZ wheels and tires.
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There are three different Impala suspension options FE1 FE2 & FE3. The SS and LTZ were FE3. The FE1 & FE2 LT & LS struts and springs will be squishy.

The other gotcha is the wheels. The LTZ has to be setup for 18" wheels to be a donor for your SS. The struts for the smaller 17" wheels will rub on the 18" SS and Optional 18" LTZ wheels and tires.
Yup I know haha these are from a LTZ. the thing I find odd is they used the FE4 on the 04/05 SS but not 06+

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Yup I know haha these are from a LTZ. the thing I find odd is they used the FE4 on the 04/05 SS but not 06+
GM recycles option codes. FE4 on the Gen 7 doesn't mean what it does on the Gen 8 chassis.
I believe the Gen8 FE4 suspension were Bilstein struts with the exception of the Monte SS. The Monte got sportier springs than the Impala but the same struts. I don't believe the General used Bilsteins on the Gen7 SS or GTP. Stiffer struts and more aggressive springs and possibly stiffer sway bars than the FE3 cars... but still in-house not Bilstein struts.
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Got quite a few things knocked off the to do list on this car.

First I replaced the front struts





Then when I was at it i replaced the front brakes



Then I replaced the valve cover gaskets as those were leaking





Then the bad news.





It is quite a bit rustier than I thought So I don't think I will bother with rockers I will just keep driving it as is.

But I did order a new set of rear struts and brakes!



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I got my rear struts and brakes in. Soo nice to not hear "clunk clunk" all the time now haha


Yes shes very rusty








I also put new sway bar end links in,figured might as well since I had to remove them anyway. Now it just needs a starter before winter.
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