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96Brougham



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PostSubject: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:05 pm

I'd like to lower my wagon(which I pick up Sunday!) 2" front and 3" back. Whats the best way to go about this and not kill my wallet, but keep a nice ride?
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:38 pm

I really like my vogtlands. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:54 am

Your car does have a great stance, whats the going price on these? i was looking into Spindles for the front, but those alone are about $400.00!!
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:29 am

I got them from Zach at Power Performance on a GP. I think I paid like $225 shipped for them.

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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:46 pm

Could always go cheap with some SS springs and shocks. That'll provide a small drop on a wagon without worrying about bottoming out too much.
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:48 pm

Vogtland springs are awesome! I loved them on my LTZ

With that said, I would have to think long and hard about using them on my upcoming wagon. Mostly I think I'm sick of having a lowered car though. With ZQ8 bumpstops and good shocks, the ride really isn't too bad. I did bottom out in a few places, but I had a nasty rake on my car and it's usually avoidable.
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:12 pm

Brad, stock SS springs in wagons don't drop them all that much. Because the ass end is so heavy, the rears drop more than the fronts and lift the nose back up to about what the stock height was. Not good! Wink

And Fishah, your car was abnormally low on the Hotchkis springs. I have no clearance issues whatsoever in my daily drives with the Vots in the wagon or the Hotchkis in the SS.

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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:43 pm

See why you should never listen to me Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:14 am

Crovo, which set do you have? Im on the Vogtland website, theyre listing (2).

This one:
http://www.vogtlandsuspension.com/p338/Chevrolet-Impala-SS,-B-Body,-Caprice-%2890---96%29-Suspension-Kits-|/product_info.html

which is $652.79

And this one:
http://www.vogtlandsuspension.com/p337/Chevrolet-Impala-SS,-B-Body,-Caprice-%2890---96%29-Suspension-Kits-|/product_info.html

$391.67

Both of which seem pricey for a 1.2" drop?? Am i looking at the wrong stuff!?
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:43 am

Not sure which ones. They were purple. And cheap. Smile

http://www.powerperformancemotorsports.com/contactus.sc

Send Zach an email. He'll hook you up. I don't see the springs on his site, but I know he carries them.

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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:46 am

Yea I paid just over $200 for mine (in 2007). That price is absurd!
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:31 pm

Crovo, did you do any cutting to the front coils on your wagon? i was just reading Frank's(reconditioner) Cardomain, he is also running the Vogtland springs. He says that the rear was lower, so he cut 1/2 of a coil off of the Fronts, which lowered the front 1" more, and then he added a 1/2" spacer..
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:03 pm

Nope. Installed as delivered. I had talked to Frank about that too, and was concerned. But I decided to try it first and I'm happy with it.

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PostSubject: Hi-Jacked Post   Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:48 pm

OK what about the opposite. I would like my wagon at a nice firm stock height maybe a tick above. At 6'6" I don't like sitting on the ground.

Who would reccomend what for that?
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:37 pm

twotonsofsteel wrote:
OK what about the opposite. I would like my wagon at a nice firm stock height maybe a tick above. At 6'6" I don't like sitting on the ground.

Who would reccomend what for that?
94-96 9C1 front springs with one coil cut off. This will give a height similar to a stock ss. Not to sure for the rear, but I know some guys have used pre 73 c10 rear springs.
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:40 pm

thread resurrection!

http://www.canuckmotorsports.com/cat_car_domestic.html#Chevrolet

Im going to order these springs hopefully next week. 2/3 drop from Canuck Motorsports. Haven't really read anything bad about them, so for $205.00 shipped I figure why not..

My question is, What shocks should I run? My rear air ride doesn't work anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:19 pm

never heard of them.
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:54 am

get the eibach springs that are made to lower an impala ss and then buy the edlebrock performer IAS shocks...they provide a smooth ride and nice drop in my caprice sedan
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:24 am

96Brougham wrote:

My question is, What shocks should I run? My rear air ride doesn't work anyways.

Monroe severe service shocks 550012 fronts, 550013 rears. Rock auto sells them for the least amount of duckies.

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1037483,parttype,7556

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=223134
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=223135
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PostSubject: Re: best suspension to Lower Wagon??   Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:39 pm

I've always heard the Eibacks really sag after a year or so. And I think you will definately have to cut 3/4 a coil in the front to level it out.

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