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Old 05-25-2003, 02:04 PM
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Anybody know of a company that sells lowering springs for my car?

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how about cutting the coils?? its the cheap way to do it, the spendy one is airbag suspension, But as for lowering i would contact Hotchiks they make a complete handling kit for the 66imp with poly bushings, big sway bars and progressive springs



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Yeah i want my '66 to ride like that one. How can i get a hold of Hotchiks?
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try the homepage:

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I have a 66 Impala. The impala in the picture above has two different size front and rear tires that help give it that stance. Along with some type of air ride setup. I have 235/50/18's all the way around and cut two coils in front, which dropped it 2 inches. And then installed 2" drop spindles . And lowered springs in the back. Rides great and front end aligned with no problem. Car sits level and has a nice stance..

This picture I attached is before the car was lowered at all to give you a idea of the stock stance with big wheels. The front end was completly rebuilt with all new poly bushing, springs, ect...So the front end was still really stiff in this picture and was sitting high ... I have heavy duty small block spings up front. That way I could trim to coils off and still maintain a great ride and align the front end to specs......

Do you want a air ride system. Or have the car have a lowered stance with a non air ride suspension setup??? If you run big rims ( 18's or bigger on a Impala ) you will have to go with bags to get the car to really squat..... My over all tire height is 27 1/4 inches with the 18's... Which is quite a lot more than if you run 15 inch rims with 50 series tires.....Just keep that in mind... With small rims and low pro tires you can get a slammed look with out bags....



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