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Interesting. Every other aftermarket one I've seen has had the dark grey housing.

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Well it turns out that someone had already done my concept, in Monte Carlo form. And yea, i'm going to do it. It looks unreal

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Also found a great place to purchase a cheap dual exhaust. Even get to choose my own mufflers
00-05 Chevy Impala Dual Exhaust Tubing System - Mandrel Exhaust Systems

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That Monte Carlo looks excellent, I'm sure the Impala will too. I might have missed it on here, but what is your plan for lowering the impala?

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Not a big fan of those wheels. Looks like they belong on a Subie more than an Impala.


Thanks for the link to the dual exhaust set-up. Definitely interested in getting that done at some point.

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That's the thing with wheels - it is such a personal opinion that it's really not much use to ask others what they'd prefer - you kind of need to decide what you like best and run with it...

I don't like those particular wheels either (color or style). I like the more traditional five-spoke chrome designs myself. But like I said, it seems that everyone has their own opinions as to what wheels look best - it's a very "personal" decision, in my opinion...

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That Monte Carlo looks excellent, I'm sure the Impala will too. I might have missed it on here, but what is your plan for lowering the impala?
Depends on when I can get it done. If i'm working full time it will have coilovers installed on it. Until then i might take the easy way out and order some cheap canuck springs

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Depends on when I can get it done. If i'm working full time it will have coilovers installed on it. Until then i might take the easy way out and order some cheap canuck springs
If you're working full time, and can afford coilovers, and you have the SS, and this is just a daily, not a sports car, would you consider bagging it? Obviously it's more expensive, and much more involved, but the adjust-ability and damping are really well suited for daily driving.

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The bag system is about the same price as the coilovers. About $2k for the drop-in kit from StreetTrends.

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That's not bad, at least looking at ZZP's setup, that's only about $500 more. Not an insubstantial amount, obviously, but small enough that I can see it being worth it.

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If you're working full time, and can afford coilovers, and you have the SS, and this is just a daily, not a sports car, would you consider bagging it? Obviously it's more expensive, and much more involved, but the adjust-ability and damping are really well suited for daily driving.
It's not really a consideration for me. I'm currently being trained as an engineer to make the world's leading coil springs

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I will admit that air ride is better for overall applications, but it's just not for me.

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Well that's awesome! Maybe I'll be doing some business with you in the future

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That'd be awesome Burt! I truly believe that the future of this company (IMHO) lives with the carbon spring program. The advantages are incredible for racing applications.


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Waiting on my next paycheck to order a few items:

CHEAP DNA motoring lowering springs. these are 100% temporary until i can afford coilovers, but for the price it's worth it to me.


ZZP Short Dogbones


Possibly getting some aluminum coolant elbows as well. I want to take care of all the known 3800 reliability problems while I can. I might wait to do this when I'm doing the top swap over the summer, but we'll see.


I should have the car back from the paint shop either the end of this week or the beginning of next, so I'm hoping to have it down low in TWO WEEKS TIME

Also, I'm feeling too lazy to search so if anyone who reads this happens knows the headlight bulb type in these cars i'd like to order HID's, as well as good quality interior LED kits (also... gauge bulbs)! Thanks in advance!
Going for something like this...


EDIT: I found a list of bulbs. Still would like an interior "kit" if there is one but if not i'll piece it all together
2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala Car Light Bulb Size Guide

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: 9006 or 9006 HID Upgrade Kit
High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9005 or 9005 HID Upgrade Kit
Parking Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL
Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 3057
Tail Light Bulb Size: 3057
Stop Light Bulb Size: 3057
High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: Assembly
Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 896
License Plate Light Bulb Size: 194
Back Up Light Bulb Size: 921
Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 194
Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb Size: 194
Ash Tray Light Bulb Size: 194
Glove Box Light Bulb Size: 194
Map Light Bulb Size: 194
Dome Light Bulb Size: 578
Step/Courtesy Light Bulb Size: 194
Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 912

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