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PostSubject: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyTue May 08, 2012 1:09 am

Anyone have a Impala with stock springs (not an early '94)?

Could you take a measurement from the ground to the front fender and tell me what size tires you have?

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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyTue May 08, 2012 6:05 am

I have that in my desk @ work.
Measured the 96 before playing with fronts.
Will post up in a couple hours.

This was before I ever touched the car.
I always thought the car looked lower then "stock" but I eventually pulled the front springs & they had the factory tags.
Had just pulled into the shop & measured.
Front 27-1/8
Rear 26-1/2

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PostSubject: ride height for a stock '96 Impala   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyTue May 08, 2012 8:02 pm

27- 3/4" front , 27" rear as measured to lip of fender well trim . 255-50-17 aired to 30psi (SS rims). -Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyWed May 09, 2012 12:46 am

The Impala is at 26-5/8" front with the Moog 5662 and stock tires. 27" in the rear with stock springs.

The 9C1 is at 25-1/8" front with Sprint springs and 275/40-17s. 24-1/2" at the rear with the Sprints. The 9C1 trim may be a little different.

From the big forum spreadsheet the Moogs should have be 1.82" lower.

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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyWed May 09, 2012 12:59 am

boojum wrote:
The Impala is at 26-5/8" front with the Moog 5662 and stock tires. 27" in the rear with stock springs.

The 9C1 is at 25-1/8" front with Sprint springs and 275/40-17s. 24-1/2" at the rear with the Sprints. The 9C1 trim may be a little different.

From the big forum spreadsheet the Moogs should have be 1.82" lower.

Thanks

Just to get a laugh, I'll post up my 9C1 measurements tomorrow.

I'm gonna guess somewhere around 24F/25-ishR.

Stock SS cut 1 coil/suspension techniques.

I have not had the time and effort to swap in the Moog Z28 springs. Gonna need a hand. Which may be taken care of.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyWed May 09, 2012 5:48 pm

I've got 24.5" front and 25.5 rear. That's with SS wheels and the 225/55/17 blizzaks.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyThu Dec 06, 2012 12:44 am

$53.22 at Amazon with free shiiping. Only 1 pair left in stock.

http://www.amazon.com/Moog-5662-Suspension-Coil-Spring/dp/B0018PBFJQ

This spring is good for all seasons. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyThu Dec 06, 2012 9:51 am

my ss is front-25.5" with 1 coil cut off ss springs and 245/45-17 and rear-24.75 with 275/40-17 stock rims
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat Dec 08, 2012 10:42 am

boojum wrote:
$53.22 at Amazon with free shiiping. Only 1 pair left in stock.

http://www.amazon.com/Moog-5662-Suspension-Coil-Spring/dp/B0018PBFJQ

This spring is good for all seasons. Smile

Looks like Joe got the last "Amazon" pair. They have some from other vendors for more money. Shop around, everyone has these springs.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat Dec 08, 2012 12:36 pm

boojum wrote:
boojum wrote:
$53.22 at Amazon with free shiiping. Only 1 pair left in stock.

http://www.amazon.com/Moog-5662-Suspension-Coil-Spring/dp/B0018PBFJQ

This spring is good for all seasons. Smile

Looks like Joe got the last "Amazon" pair. They have some from other vendors for more money. Shop around, everyone has these springs.

Nice, got those away from me too... Eff!

At least I got the car he planned to put them on. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun Dec 16, 2012 5:01 pm

I'm waiting for someone to pick out a rear spring. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat May 11, 2013 10:16 pm

Moog black, Sprint blue:

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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat May 11, 2013 10:20 pm

About the same height. The moog looks like its got more steel but its wound tighter.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat May 11, 2013 10:23 pm

Sprint definitely sit lower than the 5662.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat May 11, 2013 10:24 pm

The wire diameter is thicker on the Moogs. If I remember I'll measure them when I do the other side tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat May 11, 2013 10:26 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Sprint definitely sit lower than the 5662.

Yes about an inch or so lower.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat May 11, 2013 10:33 pm

It's still a huge difference between sitting on your bump stops or not. Been there.

The 5662 is the lowest I'm ready to go. Anything higher looks ridiculous, anything lower, well it'll look good.

But let's face it. Function over form here.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySat May 11, 2013 10:51 pm

The sprints function well Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 1:57 pm

.718 on the Sprint.

Moog specs are .750.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 2:45 pm

boojum wrote:
.718 on the Sprint.

Moog specs are .750.


I want some around .780 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 4:11 pm

boojum wrote:
$53.22 at Amazon with free shiiping. Only 1 pair left in stock.

http://www.amazon.com/Moog-5662-Suspension-Coil-Spring/dp/B0018PBFJQ

This spring is good for all seasons. Smile
Jim, Can you post a side view pic of your car with these springs?
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 4:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 5:03 pm

Lol

Hey Jim. I thought of you today. I was at a swap meet and someone had 4 mass state police doors for sale. Early 90's P71 tho.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 6:47 pm

Really Surprised With the Imp SS Wheel and tire mounted, Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 7:24 pm

I wanted to do a couple other things and haven't finished yet.

There's a close up of the SS here:
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/t3718p150-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-make-a-9c1-clone-of-the-ss

It's dropped a bit more since then,
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptySun May 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Moogs in front and Eibach SS rears...

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PostSubject: Re: Stock Impala Ride Height   Stock Impala Ride Height EmptyMon May 20, 2013 11:43 pm

Tom, 25-3/8 up front with 275/40-17, Moogs up front and Sprints in the rear. I think the car settled a bit from the measurement above with the Sprints in front. I'm sure it did 'cause my camber increased a bit too. Sorry, the camera battery died.
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