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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
Apr 20, 2005 (5:46 pm)
Hey guys! I'm a proud new Impala owner. I just turned sixteen and I got my old man's 2001 Chevy Impala LS. I love it, it has to be one of the coolest cars. There's an All-American Makes Only Street Group at our school I joined and I'm looking to add some street parts to the Impala. So far I'm having trouble finding stuff. Since I'm on a limited budget I'm going for exterior first, namely; LED's and aero kits. Anyone know of good sites? It's hard to find stuff for the newer Impala models. Anyone have any personal recommendations for LED's?
#13006 of 13618 Re: Pimp my Impala [daviy2000]
Apr 21, 2005 (4:17 am)
I know as a young person with a limited budget you may be drawn towards "appearance" based modifications, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, real performance upgrades will always be more satisfying and earn you more respect over the long run. My suggestion... BE PATIENT! Don't waste your money on LED's and aero kits. Instead, get some good detailing supplies and make your car look its best in stock form. Meanwhile, save your $$$ and investigate the most cost effective performance upgrades available for your car. Look at brake system upgrades, exhaust components (particularly the U-bend ahead of the cat), tranny shift kits, throttle body mods, computer upgrades, cold air intakes, etc. There are plenty of good resources out there. It's true, big performance costs big money but there are lots of modest performance gains to be had for little $$$. Congratulations and good luck with your future projects!
#13007 of 13618 Re: Pimp my Impala [daviy2000]
Apr 21, 2005 (5:57 am)
Hi David, welcome!
You should check out our new Speed Shop: Tuning & Modification board. I think it's just what you are looking for.
#13008 of 13618 Re: Question about a 2001 Imala used as a fleet car [sldabclmnop]
Apr 21, 2005 (7:34 am)
I would pass on the car. Maybe the transmission is fine and will last 150k, but used Impalas off-lease are very common and there are tons of them without the transmission issues.
You are NOT getting bad prices. I can get a '02-03 Impala w 45-60k miles from a couple of the leasing companies that I have contact with for $5.8-6.5k.
Remember, you should be looking to get 150-200k miles on the vehicle and to put aside enough to pay cash for your next vehicle.
#13009 of 13618 2000 Imapala LS Key FOB part number?
Apr 21, 2005 (9:02 pm)
I have spent 1 week looking for the part number for the 2000 Impala LS key FOB and had no luck. Can anyone with this vehicle and Key FOB let me know the part number (top row of numbers on the back)? I appreciate the help. Thanks!!!
#13010 of 13618 2005 chev impala mud flaps
Apr 22, 2005 (7:24 am)
i have a 2005 chev impala LS. the dealer told me that because of the design of the rocker panels on the LS that they do not make a molded mudguard for the LS, they will not fit. the mudguards are evidently made for a regular impala. does anyone know of a company who makes a molded mudguard that fits a 2005 impala LS, front and rear.
#13011 of 13618 Re: 2005 SS or LS? [klrss]
Apr 22, 2005 (3:01 pm)
The SS is supposed to have a better suspension in addition to the +40hp.
The supercharged 3800 will run on regular, but you may get worse gas mileage (and you lose many of your 40 horses). At least that's what my Dad told me about his Buick Ultra with the same engine. He switched back to premium because it was cheaper for his driving (he lives in the hinterlands so most of his driving is steady highway, not city or stop and go).
I'd recommend driving them both. I recently test drove an SS. Nice car. You should be able to get a reasonable deal since it appearst that most of the target market is waiting for '06 and the V8.
#13012 of 13618 Splash guards
Apr 22, 2005 (3:57 pm)
I got the part # from G M Accessorie zone site. Front12496349 $28.00 Rear 12498346 $28.00.
Apr 22, 2005 (3:58 pm)
What does everyone think about GM putting the 5.3 as an option in the Impala.
I question this decision because I have a 5.3 in my Suburban and I don't find it to be overly refined and more suited for truck duty. I know GM is adding DOD, but is the engine being reworked for car duty?
I'm going to be curious to see how it handles, that will be quite a bit of weight over the front wheels.
#13014 of 13618 2005 chev impala mud flaps
Apr 23, 2005 (11:36 am)
does anyone know of a manufactuer who makes mudflaps for a 2005 impala.
the dealer dont have them and couldnt find anyone who made them. the 2005 impala has a flare in the rocker panels and the rear quarter that wont allow earlier years to fit.