Suspension Overhaul - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Suspension Overhaul

Good Evening,

I have a 1966 Impala, pretty sloppy handling car. What is the best approach to tighten up the handling and ride firmness. Are complete rebuild kits available within a reasonable price.

What are some of the indications of a bad steering box?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 08:30 PM
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Replace it all. Centerlink, idler, tie rods, ball joints, bushings, etc. Stock rebuild will make it feel new. Use quality Moog components, not chinese white box stuff. Adding poly bushings will tighten up further. Add Bilstein shocks for top level damping. Change rag joint, check box for free play and adjust (see manual) or replace with rebuild. Add larger front sway bar, add rear sway bar for great upgrade in cornering competence. Use stock height new springs with higher rate (or .5 or 1" drop) for even better handling and feel.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for input sorry for delay responding
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 10:21 PM
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well you got R Dun already right? j/k

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
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