Ghosst, what did you do with the back of the car? I have some belltech spindles that I haven't installed yet and I bought some S.T. springs (2inch drop) for the back. But I don't know if that will work.
I didn't have anything on the back, just stock springs. Gave it a raked look but I liked it. I will tell you from experience that with dropped spindles and ST springs you should be about perfectly level and this will work very well. With Hotchkiss you will have a slight rake to the front but not much. With Sprint the a$$ end will sag lower than the front. I have Hotchkiss on now but had sprints on for about an hour. I hated the way they made the back look. Basically they REALLY made the non-centered rear wheel very noticeable and retarded looking since they were sooooo low. It was bad enough that I felt I was justified overnighting the Hotchkiss from Summit (on my stoop in 36 hrs - thanks summit!) Hope this helps. I would say go with what you've got and you won't be disappointed. I drove my car for a day with lowering springs in back and stock springs/bell tech spindles in front and it rode very nice. Kinda in between the feel of stock and lowering springs. What did you pay for your bell techs. I am selling mine soon just to recoup the cost of the spindles I got at the wrecker. Is 150 bucks for drop spindles with 50k on them reasonable? Thanks,
I just cut the front coils (one coil per inch) Yes it changed the sus geometry but an alignment corrected the neg camber. The spring rate will not change. If you wanna go stiffer, use a spring off a truck used on bi block models and cut accordingly. For the rear I used a coil over setup from QA1 with the right spring mounted in the stock shock position. You might try this before spending alot of time on spindals. From what I understand, you will lose steering distance from lock to lock with spindals and rub fender wells or frame
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 406impala: I just cut the front coils (one coil per inch) Yes it changed the sus geometry but an alignment corrected the neg camber. The spring rate will not change.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Cutting the spring will change the spring rate. One coil does not equal one inch of drop on stock SS springs. Also, if you cut more than about 1 1/4 coils off of them your car won't be driveable at all. I've got stock '95 SS coils cut 1 1/4 (had another set cut more, but had absolutely no suspension travel) in the front of my '95 and it's literally in the weeds. It would not be good for a daily driver. I can also not use stock SS rims and tires on it as they do rub on the outside of the fender on turns with even the slightest bump and speed.
With just spindles or 2" drop springs you won't/shouldn't have any rubbing issues unless you're running wider than stock tire/rims.
Looking Into getting a whole new suspension kit for 96 impala. Had for about 10 years now just sitting, so like to bring her back to life with a while new upgrade rear and front suspension including shocks/struts. Just put a new battery, fresh Royal purple oil, k&n oil filter, and k&n air...
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Please explain this to me..
New intermediate shaft, only goes on 1 way. Complete column rebuild, I sent it out for a rebuild because of the tilt wheel slop. Steering wheel with master spline. only goes on 1 way.
Now the steering wheel is way off center.
This happened to me 20 years...