Everyone help..let's make a posting called :Everything you want to know about springs - Chevy Impala SS Forum
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 05:19 PM
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There are just so many postings in this section about springs, tons of info on all of them. I think we should all make a group effort and make 1 perfect posting called "Everything you ever wanted to know about springs". Lets show pictures, hights, feedbacks. Everyone who is using Hotchkis, H&R, Intrax, ST's, Sprints, stock SS and 9C1 springs or anything else JOIN IN!! This will eliminate the need to go through tons of posts for pictures and feedback when they can all be on one posting. Some people have had pictures with measuring tapes showing how high the lip of the fender sits from the ground...this is PERFECT and that is what's needed, not just how low the car is dropped, We all know pretty much what these springs lower the car. Lets get some pictures, side view most important for all springs and front/rear pics would be cool to have as well.
Lets make a group effort on this one, there is so much confusion and questions to start, lets do something once and for all !

Thanks to all that participate,
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 06:07 PM
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I'll help!

Intrax springs, 265 35 18 fronts, 295 35 18 rears. Ride is good. I had a 94 9C1 previously that I swapped in Impala springs, and it rides better than that did. It will hit the right side cat if you go too fast over big speed bumps. I will measure the lip tomorrow...

post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 06:10 PM
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Good one Jay!!
Looks sweet!!

How high are your fender "lips" from the ground??
(maybe edit your post with that info)
How do you like your ride..is it stiff, speed bumps a prob?...

post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 09:54 PM
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91 civi caprice, Eibach Pro-kit springs. The pic in my sig pretty much sums it up for height. I'll measure it tomorrow if you'd like. Tires are 245/60/15's all the way around. It rides nice, but I wouldn't mind it being a little more stiff. It is far better than stock springs though. Eibach claims it lowers the car 3/4" in the rear, and 1" in the from, but it actually lowered it 1.5" all the way around.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 12:34 PM
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I put the '90 9c1 springs in the rear, and it's probably raised the rear end about an inch or two, no more draggin tailpipes. I plan on putting 9c1 springs in the front this weekend cut maybe 1/2 a coil, and see how that sits.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 03:31 PM
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Spring Rates

  • Stock SS Springs
    Front: 444 lb/in
    Rear: 154 lb/in</font>
  • Hotchkis
    Front: 500 lb/in initial, 630 lb/in final
    Rear: 180 lb/in initial, 240 lb/in final</font>
  • Eibach
    Front: 588 lb/in (linear)
    Rear: 143 lb/in initial, 228 lb/in final</font>
  • Global West
    Front: 750 lb/in</font>
  • Hypercoils
    Front: 350 lb/in 629lb/in working range 500 lb/in 629 lb/in
    Rear: 120 lb/in 224 lb/in working range 180 lb/in 224 lb/in</font>
  • Sprint Springs
    Front: 485 lb/in
    Rear: 285 lb/in</font>
  • ST
    Front: 533lb/in.
    Rear: 272lb/in.</font>
-BAD ROD Setup-
Wheels: 18 x 9.5
Tires: 275x40x18
Front Springs: Global West with 1/2 coil cut
Rear Springs: Eibach

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