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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Lowering my 70 Impala any tips?

Okay guys got the car up and running good. I'm wanting to lower the car the right way to get the stance I want. We heated the front coils and got it very close to the way I want it to sit. Problem is I've heard stories of doing this and breaking the springs after doing this. Called around looking for lowering springs or spindles. Nobody seems to offer anything. I was thinking of just buying new springs and cutting them instead of heating them. Any input would help. Thought about bagging it but that's a lot of $ and extra stuff in the car. I like things simple. Thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 01:50 PM
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I cut one coil off each front spring. Lowered car a couple inches. Still rides and drives good.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 02:44 PM
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Have you looked at this?

http://www.classicperform.com/tech_a...BowTieDrop.htm

if you want to cut them then:
Stock ride height Moog chassis parts front spring is AMG 6304 $83 Summit
Stock ride height Moog chassis parts rear spring is AMG CC601 $80 Summit

Here is a dropped spindle and disc brake combination for a 1970 Impala for $650

http://www.impalabrakeparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=329

Here is a name brand two inch dropped spindle for your car designed to bolt on a stock Chevy single piston disc brake calipers for $224 for the bare spindle (steering knuckle).

http://www.mcgaughys-suspension.com/...les-part-6570/

Here are some Hotchkiss lowering high performance (stiffer than stock) springs on e_Bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hotchkis-1908F-Sport-Lowering-Coil-Springs-/300682089902?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &fits=Year%3A1970%7CMake%3AChevrolet&vxp=mtr&hash= item46020c95ae

All you need do ask the Oracle of Google and you get a half million hits of someone wanting to sell you something.

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