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Raising Car back to stock

So I love the way my ss looks but it rides like **** and every bump feels like something is gonna break any suggestions I don't have any experience with suspensions so any input would be greatly appreciated
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zq8 bump stops
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and if tires are old, new soft compound tires like nitto nt555
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Thanks I'm going to shop around for the parts
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Get new Eibach, Hotchkiss or even stock SS springs.
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So I love the way my ss looks but it rides like **** and every bump feels like something is gonna break any suggestions I don't have any experience with suspensions so any input would be greatly appreciated
1. What springs and shocks are you currently using?

2. What size TIRES are you using?

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315/35/zr17 rear
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They made a 'bad' batch of Eibach's back around 2003
that I believe were too short in the back or too soft.
If you still have those, could be the problem.

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Thanks for all the info guys. My mechanic told me that the springs in the back where cut so he told me to grab some new springs and he will throw them in. I asked him if I should do the shocks also and he said that it would be a good idea. This explains why it it's so damn low in the back. I but my sub box in today and the car bottoms out now
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A lot of Eibach springs (not just for our cars) have the reputation of relaxing/sagging over time. You're likely hitting the front bump stops more frequently than when the springs were new.
What shocks? Worn shocks will also let you hit the bump stops more.

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Thanks for all the info guys. My mechanic told me that the springs in the back where cut so he told me to grab some new springs and he will throw them in........
https://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet....php?t=1268425

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NOTE: “Shipped” prices are to the Continental U.S. Shipping elsewhere will be extra! PayPal payments add 3% or send funds as a gift.

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Prices are firm. PM me if you want to make a 'deal'.

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