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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-23-2015, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Purchased a 96 Impala..Previous owner had it sitting on 26s.

The car looks a bit high in the front and rear. Check out the pics below. I would like to restore it back to factory height. All I would need are the SS springs..correct? Can someone point me in the direction to order some oem ss springs?


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 02:19 AM
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Rar doesn't look bad..front is definitely too high. You say you only need stock impala springs...well, what springs are on there now?
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure what springs are on the car now, I just purchased it.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 07:59 AM
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Check your front wheelhouses for cut off material. Usually the big wheel cars have the rear of the wheelhouse cut off. It looks like you are missing the airdams in the front as well.

Check for spring jacks between the coils.

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What exactly are airdams?
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They go across the front of the car in 3 pieces. The keep air out from under the car, and force some up into the radiator. If you look at pics of other B-bodies, you will see them. The center and left may still be available from the dealer, but I believe the right is no longer available new.

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The air dams are missing. I did not see any spring jacks.
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I know you may want different opinions but like I told you on your PM it looks like the previous owner put stock Caprice springs on there. All you need is Impala stock springs and you can those cheap at Autozone or Amazon $80-90 new


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Oh and you need those air dams to keep your engine cool


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I know you may want different opinions but like I told you on your PM it looks like the previous owner put stock Caprice springs on there. All you need is Impala stock springs and you can those cheap at Autozone or Amazon $80-90 new
Where can I find the airdams and I inspected the front springs again and I did find spring jacks..pic below
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