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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2018, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Front Springs for SSuperwagon

When I rebuilt the suspension
Added Front and rear sway bars and SS Front Springs.
The Front sits a touch higher than a normal SS.


What is a good Spring to lower the Front End a bit?


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When I rebuilt the suspension
Added Front and rear sway bars and SS Front Springs.
The Front sits a touch higher than a normal SS.


What is a good Spring to lower the Front End a bit?
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I would run it a 1000 miles and see how much it drops ..
the old I am sure did drop the height down
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Have at least 5000 miles on them .

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From the few numbers I have seen the SS springs and the wagon springs were both 77N/mm(440LB/in). The Impala uninstalled height was over a inch higher and was projected to be 1/2 to 3/4inch higher on a wagon.

A set of stock wagon springs would put you lower than a SS but higher than a sedan. The stock sedan 53/300 would probably lower it a inch below stock but mess with the ride and handling.

If you have real SS springs you could finance a fair bit of your costs by selling them.

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A touch higher IMO sounds good.
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If you're happy with the SS springs ride, you can make them a touch lower by simply cutting them with a cutoff wheel. Reduce the springs free length half as much as you want the drop. If you go too crazy in the drop, them won't be stiff enough to keep it from banging the bumpstops.
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