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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 01:01 PM
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I bought some used ss springs for 75 bucks which were said to have 60k on them This is my first problem. My second is buy cheap **** and get less than what i pay for. I am looking for stock height with a stiffer rate i the rear so people can sit in it without me scrapping the tail pipes. Although i feel they have sagged to the point of hotchkis height in the rear and was looking for pics of impalas with hotchkis and some more owners accounts as to how they ride compared to stock. Any pic's and suggestions?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 05:05 PM
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check the condition of your rear shocks,, that could be the cause of sagging too,, the shocks and springs work together,, A good shock can also raise the back end..

BUT if you need new springs,, I would check with DAL...
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 10:00 PM
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You could also get a pair of airbags from airlift for the rear coils. Thats what I did to take care of the sagging. They have been in for 3 weeks and I am really happy with them.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 01:39 AM
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Shocks are brand new monroe SS's and am looking for handling and load capablitys. Any stock height springs in the aftermarket world?
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 08:44 AM
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What about the stock 9c1 springs ? They were set to carry more weight do to having gear in the trunk and other police items,also perps in the back and the front of the 9c1s were also able to carry more weight do to push bumpers and things. I would do a search on 9c1 springs. They are same price as stock SS springs and do ride a bit higher. Hope this helps.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 08:51 AM
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I really like the 9C1 in the back. I have a slight raked look, but I can carry stuff and not sag. In my car, I have stock '95 9C1 cut down 1 full coil in the front (this make the front sit lower than a stock impala... about an inch between the top of the WX3 wheel and the fender) and 89 9C1 springs in the back (taller but progressive rate, handling is much improved).

you can read about it at The Herd website tech articles .

Steve
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 02:52 AM
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I still have my 9c1 springs but have yet to try them with new shocks. It was a bit to high and seemed to sloop around in the back. I guess i should try them again with the new shocks and get new sway bars then go lower if i cant get it to handle the way i want it to.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 06:21 AM
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I think moog makes a replacement spring...also there are some options with some 72ish truck springs as well.
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