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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2004, 11:36 PM
sidney.catlett
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if i put ss springs on my 9c1 do i need to worry about alingment issue like some of the other forum members had from put drop springs on there imps.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 01:40 AM
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Any time you change front end ride height (i.e. spring swap), you need to go get it realigned.
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 12:41 PM
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what i mean is....i have read post of guys saying they install eibachs or other lowering spring and then getting it aligned. but after the alignement they had issues with excessive tire wear. the problem was fixable but was a b$tch to fix. what i want to know is will it be like this just by swapping impala spring on a 9c1.
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 01:05 PM
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Reread what I posted above

If they are having tire wear issues afterwards, it means their alignment AFTER the spring swap isn't right.
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 01:07 PM
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ok ok...my bad autocrosser for asking a redundant question. hell i am new to the car stuff and these idiots out here dont care if they rip you off and will tell you anything. thats why i am so cautious and ask people like yourself who actually give a damn. but thanks for the info man.
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 01:43 PM
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You shouldnt have wearing problems if the front end is in good condition and you do the spring install. If you are installing springs, check and make sure you dont need to replace items such as ball joints (upper and lower), tie rods (& sleeves), etc. It will cut the labor and you can just get it aligned once, instead of installing springs, getting an alignment, and then seeing you need to do some more work on the front end and needing another alignment.
Hope I made some sense!
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 09:57 AM
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Sometimes with aftermarket srings, they bring the upper and lower a-arm so close together that it's impossible to align it. You need to remove shims with shorter springs, and sometimes all the shims are gone and you still need to remove some. There are aftermarket solutions for that, too, but... Since SS springs are a factory set-up, you won't run into that situation.
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