Just wondering if anybody lowered their Impala or Monte yet and if so what product they went with and how does it perform? I had a 04 Sunfire and used Dropzone lowering springs and the damn thing dipped and slammed the ground like a mother and I'm afraid to do it to my 06 Impala SS. I still want the nice road but with a BMW stance I guess you could say.
If anyone's interested, I just found out that Eibach makes a Pro Kit for the SS's. I believe it lowers the front 1.3" and the rear 1.0" on the Monte, and 1.2" front & rear on the Imp. Decent numbers, not overkill or anything.
Regardless of which you choose, you may need to remedy a "pogo" effect with the car. Many people who have lowered Imps and GPs with just lowering springs needed to replace the part the strut mounts to in order to keep the strut travel distance the proper length.
Is that the seller from Canada? I've seen them before. Do let us know how it works out for you...and post the pics, thanks!
The seller is qualifiedjapaneseparts. Here is a link to the auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...5075006&rd=1,1. I'm not sure where they are shipping from because the seller hasn't returned my e-mail. I will definetly post pics when they're on. I have a local suspension guy that I have used for years and he will be installing them for me.
This damn wheelwell gap is so ugly. I don't understand why the '94-96 SS's were already low from the factory but the '06's seem almost like they're lifted. I can't wait to get these on so the car can look like it was meant to.
What do you expect with the 30 series tires you're running?
35 series actually but yes that does add to the problem. However even with the stock tires there is a big gap present. Same thing with my old '99 Monte Carlo.
Originally Posted by eddiemoney
H and R . .. . eeeeeeeek. . . make sure they sides are the same size. . . I have seen people install those and have one wheel like .5" lower than the rest. . .looks very silly
I have no experience with H&R other than knowing a guy who had them on his Honda Accord, which looked ok I guess. I would normally go with Eibachs but the H&Rs lower the car 1.6 front/1.3 rear while the Eibachs are 1.2/1.2. I think it would look better staggered because I have subs in the trunk to weigh down the rear plus I just prefer the look. I really hope they are the same size because that would look very silly like you said. Does anyone know if the H&R's are progressive rate springs like the Eibachs?