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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject:  front to low? Reply with quote

Hi guy for some reason i have always felt that the front of my car is way to low. i am not sure if it just my car or impalas in general but i measured the distance between the ground and the bottom of my front bumper and came up with 9 inches of space
so my question to you guys is do you think my car is to low in the front? if so what can i do to lift it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine sits lower in front as well. Just noticable. Also, I've see RWD car sit lower in the back. May be the whole weight distribution for traction. Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

9"? How is that low? The part I'm guessing you're measuring is the air deflector, which can't really be damaged so there's nothing to worry about. The look of an impala is DEF not low in the front. The fender gap on most I see, including mine is massive. I've got lowering springs and waiting to get struts to make the gap better, and I'm not at all worried about the front being too low. I drag the front air deflector on curbs and driveways occasionally, but its pretty flexible. I plowed on top of a huge snow pile and all it did was put a 1/2" crack next to one of the mounting holes, proving virtually indestructable to me.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Have you replaced your suspension yet? The car will squat over time as the springs wear.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I plowed on top of a huge snow pile.


In HI? Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Have you replaced your suspension yet? The car will squat over time as the springs wear.


no i have not just got the car a few months ago but what should i do? get new struts? want the front of the impala to sit higher what would you guys suggest?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Could go with the 9c1 setup I think. I think it raises like 3/4". To be honest, I wouldn't do anything about it. It's really not that low. I don't see any benefits from raising it. Handling, performance, and look will all decline I would think.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

post some pictures of the car so we can see if it is really sitting low.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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post some pictures of the car so we can see if it is really sitting low.




sorry for the image size being so big....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Where is your air dam? Look like it is missing to me and you have way more clearance than is usual.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Have a side pic doublet?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Where is your air dam? Look like it is missing to me and you have way more clearance than is usual.


I just got this car a couple of months ago so im still figuring it out and what does the air dam do? do i have to have it?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's the big black plastic thing with the red Chevy bow tie on it. It helps run air up into your radiator.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah i do here they are



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Doesn't look low to me Confused

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