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    Post  scy135 Tue May 05, 2015 10:05 am

    i have a 78 chevy caprice estate wagon and i want to have a stink bug stance. (i really like the stance on the black car in the picture for this forum) i wanted to know what is the best way to go about doing this?
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    Post  Myloth Tue May 05, 2015 4:15 pm

    I am not quite that close to that but by using the Impala SS springs (94-96) in the front and stock springs in

    the back it lowered the front and gave it a rake.

    You could also go deeper by getting the drop spindles in the front but my front dropped almost 2" by swapping

    in the SS springs with the spindles your front would way below your rear. The way mine is I could also just throw

    in air springs or shocks and get that extra rake.
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    Post  GM B-Body Forum Tue May 05, 2015 9:05 pm

    Ive got that look going on right now on mine, i like it alot

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    All you have to do is cut the front springs, i cut 4 inches off the springs and it lowered the front about 5 inches

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    Post  scy135 Wed May 06, 2015 12:02 am

    ok right on thats the look i wanna get i love it! so basically you cut off 2 coils off the front. 2 coils seems like alot though. and what about tires do you have different size tires or are they all the same?
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    Post  scy135 Wed May 06, 2015 12:04 am

    my car already kinda sits low in the front. im gonna try and post a pic of it
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    Post  GM B-Body Forum Wed May 06, 2015 9:33 am

    Ive got 235 70 15 all the way around, no rubbing in the front at all, and i can barely slide my hand over the top of the tire and the inner wheel well, i lowered it a bit too much, the car bottoms out on the road.
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    Post  scy135 Wed May 06, 2015 10:44 am

    Ok cool thats great cuz all my tires are the same size. And that's kinda the way I wanna keep it for now. Yea I think if I cut 2 coils out it might lower it too much since mines already low in the front. Is there anyway to raise the rear?
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    Post  GM B-Body Forum Wed May 06, 2015 11:30 am

    They sell lifts at most local auto parts stores but they dont work very well, and the coil spacers like the thick rubber spacers wont work since the rear coils are more beehive shaped
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    Post  scy135 Wed May 06, 2015 12:37 pm

    Oh ok well in that case then maybe i can try some new springs maybe they're just saggy
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Fri May 08, 2015 5:02 pm

    You can get poly-airbags for around $100
    http://www.jcwhitney.com/air-lift-1000-air-spring/p3038428.jcwx?filterid=d265y1996g323j1
    For a 96 Impala SS they're only $86.55 shipped.  Super price!  
    Be sure to get ones for wagon springs.

    You can also use these to raise or lower the car.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251660124803?lpid=82&chn=ps

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