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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject:  Raising the Impala Reply with quote

I'm not gone guys... I'm just lurking as of late.

So long story short:
b/c of the progress in my brother's LS build, I've decided to daily drive the 3.4L again.. But I need to LIFT this thing, b/c I hate bending down so far to get in.

I need the knowledge from you W-body Brainiacs to help me out with this one.

I see wbodystore sells 1" "heightening springs" for the REAR only...
I want to know if there is something similar for the fronts.
I've tried to cross-reference part #s for the V8 motors on these cars, thinking the spring height would be taller, but this doesn't seem to be the case...
And I'm not sure I want spacers. I was hoping for a tougher spring so that there is less sag in the ride height.

Any info yall can give for lifting the Impala 1"-2" would be awesome.

This is not for big rims either. I plan to ride 17" SS wheels with a larger tire.
(& yes, I know I'll have to modify the strut plate to fit larger tires)

If there are no options for lift, I will just go with a 9Cx replacement suspension.

TIA for your help on this.

**Formally GrapeJelly05**
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The only real option for raising that I have heard of is 9C1 springs. When I decided to change my sagging springs nine years ago I ended up doing a set of springs from a manufacturer in Canada for the rear and factory 9C1 springs from ZSPOT in the front.

I don't remember what the name of the company was that I got the springs from but they either manufactured them or had someone else manufacture them for them. My vague recollection is that they added 1-2" over factory 9C1 springs and they made them for law enforcement agencies that wanted to carry lots of equipment in their trunks and not have them sag. I got a set that were sitting around collecting dust because they were for the previous generation Impala. I want to say I paid $40 for the set of springs and $70 for shipping. I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the company was though.

2001 Galaxy Silver 9C1 w/ L67 and 4T65E-HD...and a few other mods. Wink
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