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Old 02-18-2012, 10:42 AM
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Nice find and +1 on a 'great save'!

Reccomendation: Change EVERY fluid in the car:

* Oil & filter,
* Tranny & filter (note: this is not the same as 'flushing' the tranny which IMHO can cause trouble in an older tranny) ,
* Brake (flush)
* Antifreeze
(windshield wiper fluid is 'probably' okay?)

Plus the air filter and the fuel filter

Here's a link to my thoughts on two pages about how to 'tune up' an Imp (a bit out of date, but I hope it's a good starting point):

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/o...uneUp-1of2.jpg

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/o...uneUp-2of2.jpg

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:23 PM
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Nash, your understanding of shocks is just fine. Crime Scene's comment is in error. The ('sprung') weight of the car is supported by the springs (not the shocks). The 9C1 springs are taller than the SS springs and they cause the front of the SS to sit 'high' (as seen in the photo). You can also do this with 'stiffer' springs of the same height, as they will not 'squat' as much under the same load.

If you took the springs out of the car and just left the shocks in place, the weight of the car would simply collapse the shocks all the way down (you can do this yourself with an old shock). Think of shocks as 'shock/vibration dampeners'. They are called 'shock absorbers' because that is exactly what they do - they 'absorb' the 'shock' - via a piston forcing oil (or gas) from one side of the piston, thru an orifice ('hole') to the other side of the piston.

There is not a shock that will raise a cars ride height after it goes bad. Even 'air ride' ('bags') will simply collapse when they go bad or lose pressure. When you 'bag & drag' a car, the (inflated) air bags press between the frame and the 'axles' raise the car and support its weight. When you want to 'drag' the frame (or the skid pads you've added to the frame - if you're bright) you reduce the air pressure in the bags (or hydraulics) which causes the car to lower down to where it starts dragging.

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Ive read it several times. I can't figure out what im reading wrong. (i must be confused)

The way Im understanding this is that "babyblue" was talking about how high the front sets.

Then "Crime scene" replied that It needs front shocks and that the new shocks would lower the front down once they were replaced.

I'm just not reading something right I guess. Or im ignorant about shocks.
it sits lower because the last owner put taller springs on it
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it sits up in front because the guy put 9c1 springs in the front he gave me the original springs(which i will be putting back on) it runs fine it had been sitting for a month and started right up and ran great

, original owner now decides to put huge rims? I wonder how big he planned to go, where he needed caprice springs

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thanks funny when i joined this forum i had the 9c1 and fleetwood in in my sig pic now both are sold and i got another fleetwood too i guess i'm just hooked on em
That fleetwood was clean, I like your style
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hey its for sale im located in chicago
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:54 AM
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Whats for sale?
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@ Fooser Guy, im glad you cleared that up for some, but now im confused as to what the hell happened when i did my shocks.

Back in 2010 when i bought my car up until last summer, i needed front shocks bad because my car bounced violently, but my front end seemed to sat up a little higher in front than the rear. But when i replaced my shocks, i replaced them to relieve the bounce, but when i got home from the shop that same day, my front end sat lower to the ground than it did before the shock replacement. So i thought that was cool i finally got a comfy sport ride, and the front was low.

Any ideas as to what im seeing wrong here? I didnt think much about the issue then, because i again thought that was part of the purpose in replacing front shocks. Thanks
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not bad for 2800.
agreed, despite the work needed. usually at this year in age, it all needs new paint and full interior. youll enjoy it, im sure.
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the impala

your selling the impala, for $2800?
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your selling the impala, for $2800?
He bought it for $2800.
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