What do I do to lower my front end 2"??? - Chevy Impala SS Forum
 
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 08:18 AM
thadawg
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I have a 96 Caprice that was a cop car. I have 20" wheels on it and the front looks to high. I have read that people are using lowering springs. If that it, then what's the best to use? How long does it usually take to lower the car?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 10:46 AM
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If you want to lower it 2" from your factory height, you'll want to look into getting some stock Impala SS springs.
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 12:00 PM
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take a torch to the front springs
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by TranceMin:
take a torch to the front springs
I would not heat the springs. They would be uneven, and the ride would be real firm, since the coils would be closer to each other. I would cut the front coils before I torch them, that's just my opinion. But if you do choose to heat them, make sure you remove the shocks before you do it, Gas shocks are known to explode, very flamable.

Do what Mike suggested and swap out your factory caprice springs for some factory Impala SS springs. It will give you the best quality, and is realitivley cheap. Just my .02.
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 01:02 PM
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Send a PM to Kaotic_SS (Mark). He just used my old 9C1 springs that he cut (NOT torched!!!). Turned out perfect with his dubs. He will be able to tell you exactly how much to cut. Take a look at the pics of his car in the Exterior section to see if you like the ride height...
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 02:47 PM
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for the best ride find a set of impala ss springs, they are 2" lower then the 9c1 springs
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 03:29 PM
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On either SS or 9C1 springs, cutting them a full single coil will be approximately a 2" drop.
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