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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-10-2018, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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How can i drob 1965 impala

Where can i find easyest way new springs to my impala? I want to drob 1" from the rear, and 2" from the front. I think that there is original size springs now. Does some other car spring fit? I dont want to cut my original springs.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-10-2018, 04:27 PM
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Detroit Springs. Moog, and Eaton all sell replacement coil springs for your car.

YOU have to decide upon ride height (free height and spring rate affect this), and how you want the car to handle/ride. You can not have a good handling car with soft springs, nor can you have a smooth ride with stiff springs. If you are interested in handling (turning a corner without rolling over) you also have to consider shock valving and sway bar size.

You need to know your car's actual weight with you sitting in the drivers seat. Four corner scales work best but driving half onto a scale at your truck stop can give you front to rear weight bias. The center of gravity of your car is located at the top of the engine in the middle of your dash (X and Z axis).

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-10-2018, 04:37 PM
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Do a Google search for your year of impala and drop coil springs. A lot of different companies already have off the shelf springs for what you are trying to do, but you may not be as happy as you think since if your current springs are the original they are probably already sagging 1" or so due to age and always being under compressive forces.

If your replacing your springs you should also probably replace A-arm bushings and ball joints since the hard part of that job is already done when you remove the spring. You will also want to get an alignment done after you replace them.
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