what i mean is....i have read post of guys saying they install eibachs or other lowering spring and then getting it aligned. but after the alignement they had issues with excessive tire wear. the problem was fixable but was a b$tch to fix. what i want to know is will it be like this just by swapping impala spring on a 9c1.
ok ok...my bad autocrosser for asking a redundant question. hell i am new to the car stuff and these idiots out here dont care if they rip you off and will tell you anything. thats why i am so cautious and ask people like yourself who actually give a damn. but thanks for the info man.
You shouldnt have wearing problems if the front end is in good condition and you do the spring install. If you are installing springs, check and make sure you dont need to replace items such as ball joints (upper and lower), tie rods (& sleeves), etc. It will cut the labor and you can just get it aligned once, instead of installing springs, getting an alignment, and then seeing you need to do some more work on the front end and needing another alignment.
Hope I made some sense!
Sometimes with aftermarket srings, they bring the upper and lower a-arm so close together that it's impossible to align it. You need to remove shims with shorter springs, and sometimes all the shims are gone and you still need to remove some. There are aftermarket solutions for that, too, but... Since SS springs are a factory set-up, you won't run into that situation.
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...
My ball joint popped out this morn. Looks like the cause is because the hole on the steering knuckle is worn oblong. So I need to replace the drivers side. The OE is discontinued. I'd rather not do used on an almost 25 yr old steering part. Anyone know of a good aftermarket alternative?