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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2002, 11:15 PM
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Hi all, it has been awhile, can someone tell me in a Impala SS the right rear is stting lower than the left side? Is it the coil spring or the shock, and if it is the coil, do I change the shocks at the same time, and what shock would I use to replace the factory Decarbon ones? Would a used coil spring be good? Thank you all!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 06:05 PM
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If the car is sitting low, then it's the springs. Is the wheel in the wheel wel?
If you're going to get new springs, do a search on Eibach springs on this forum. They lower the car 1 inch from stock height (correct me if I'm wrong).

You also might want to change out the shocks. I'm going to get the stiffer Bilsteins. Front 1104 ad Rear 0929. But if you want the softer ones, You can get the 1516 front and 1517 rear. NAISSO charges $79 for a pair. Eibach Springs run $255 also from NAISSO. here's the link http://www.impalasuperstore.com/catalog/page10.htm
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 06:51 PM
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Hate to be the one to tell ya, but this is "normal". Mine did it, my brother's did it, and just about everyone else I know. The right rear spring gets the brunt of the load under hard acceleration, so that spring tends to weaken quicker. If you wanna put off gettin new springs for a while, you can put a rubber spring helper in it to bring it back up.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 08:08 PM
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Shocks don't hold the car up. Unless they are bent or broken in a wreck.
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 08:36 PM
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If you have Stock: (DeCarbon), Bilstein, or any other gas charged shocks.... they WILL
affect the ride height of the car. I switched to a straight OIL shock on the rear and they lowered the car appox. 1/2"

New Bilstein shocks on the front raised the nose a bitover worn out DeCarbons.

Remove both rear shocks from there lower attach points and then measure the ride height. this will isolate the springs from the shocks!
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 09:07 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kamchief1:
Hate to be the one to tell ya, but this is "normal". Mine did it, my brother's did it, and just about everyone else I know. The right rear spring gets the brunt of the load under hard acceleration, so that spring tends to weaken quicker. If you wanna put off gettin new springs for a while, you can put a rubber spring helper in it to bring it back up.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I was watching a video of an SS dragracing in Dutchland, and the guy had air bag pumped up on the drivers side rear tire. I wondered why he did that. Thanks for clearing that up.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2002, 12:04 AM
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thank you all!! I think we are going to replace the rear springs, but out of curioisty, where and how do I put in a rubber support for a quick fix Kamchief?
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2002, 04:34 AM
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How much of a difference is there. For instence my car is a 1/4" lower on the passenger side front and back. It actually kind of works out because when i get in that levels out the car.
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