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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 08:36 PM
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I have been thinking about lowering my Impala, but I woul dlike a few oppinions about lowering this particular car.

First, does the Impala look better lowered than it does at stock height; mine is a 96 or 95

Second, will lowering change the way the car rides? Will it ride more stiff, or is that more due to the shock absorbers.

If lowered looks better than stock, is it because the wheels tuck a liitle under the fenders? What makes it look better?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 08:53 PM
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 08:54 PM
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Go with what you think looks better.My opinion and others on this board will differ so much.I like for the tire to be tucked about 2 inches below the fender lip.The ride ,depending on how you lower it,will be slightly stiffer and feel more "part of the road".You will be able to feel the road because the shorter springs will not soak up as much of the shock.The shocks will still eat up most of this but it will definatly feel different.
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:06 PM
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Go with what you think looks better.My opinion and others on this board will differ so much.I like for the tire to be tucked about 2 inches below the fender lip.The ride ,depending on how you lower it,will be slightly stiffer and feel more "part of the road".You will be able to feel the road because the shorter springs will not soak up as much of the shock.The shocks will still eat up most of this but it will definatly feel different.
I just want to see what "most" of you think about lowering the Impala. I just want to know if it looks better that way. I dont really know.

Tanja
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:12 PM
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In my opinion,this is sharp95ss's ride and is one of my favorite impalas ive seen.His is lowered as you can see and has 22 inch wheels.My favorite combo.
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:15 PM
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But even lowering with the stock wheels looks pretty mean.This is mine and it sadly is not lowered.It also has 22's so you compare.I like it lowered a little better.
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:28 PM
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In my opinion,this is sharp95ss's ride and is one of my favorite impalas ive seen.His is lowered as you can see and has 22 inch wheels.My favorite combo.
Yeah that looks kewl

But is it the tuck that makes it look good? Like if you lower it, but then have short wheels/tires..like P275's, do you loose that cool look? Is it better to try and have some tuck?

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:31 PM
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I trhink if you have stockers 255-50-17 then drop it to the top of the tire.Your 275,s im assuming are on the factory impala rims?
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:38 PM
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Heres a set of stockers on a lowered ride..
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 09:44 PM
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I am pretty sure I have the stock tires. I use the stock wheel also. Do you know what kind of Springs are on that black car. That looks really nice!
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