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#1545 of 3636 Re: Bouncing 3LT [zjim]
May 03, 2006 (6:54 am)
Try www.shockwarehouse.com and see if they have any aftermarket struts/shocks you might prefer, if the dealer can't duplicate your issue or doesn't agree their is a problem. I have upgraded factory struts and shocks on a couple of vehicles with somewhat soft suspensions - Monroe Sensatracks and KYB GRII's seem to help without going the ridiculously firm Konia/Bilstein route. www.tirerack.com also sells shocks, but not as many (and shipping is free at shockwarehouse).
You'll need to confirm that parts interchange between '04's and '05's and '06's since after market parts numbers lag a year behind new model introductions. I am sure all 2000-2005's will interchange, but the '06 was a substantial revision to the Impala. You may have to wait until the fall to get aftermarket parts for it.
BTW, as an enthusiast you know that dampers wear in like many other parts - the break-in on a Scion xA and on some replacement GRII's on another car was noticeable to me, but genererally it has been hard for me to notice the wear in (softening up). The Chevy isn't that stiff to begin with - you are sure the suspension is sloppy now, and you haven't just gotten used to driving the car and are driving it harder now? On the earlier model Impalas I test drove, the suspension wasn't very tight to begin with....
#1546 of 3636 Re: Bouncing 3LT [micweb]
May 03, 2006 (12:56 pm)
I seem to have noticed a softening of my suspension ('06 SS). Mine isn't terrible it just seems to dive a little more under braking. So far, it isn't a real issue for me.
#1548 of 3636 2006 LTZ Seats are painful
May 03, 2006 (6:33 pm)
Hello all...i have a 06 LTZ..i am curious to see if any other LTZ owners are having issue with the front seats being unbearably painful. I cannot drive the car more than 30 minutes without extreme pain in my legs from these brick like seats. I had an 03 imapala and it was very comfortable..my honda, jeep and F150 are all comfortable. The car is just awful..is it just me?
#1549 of 3636 Re: 2006 LTZ Seats are painful [chrisoswald]
May 03, 2006 (6:56 pm)
The LTZ leather seats are definitely an acquired taste. They are certainly firmer than any other leather seats I've ever owned. However, I just completed a 4500-mile road trip in mine and I like 'em just fine.
However, that's just me...I can definitely see your point if you're not used to and don't prefer such a firm seat.
#1550 of 3636 Re: 2006 LTZ Seats are painful [chrisoswald]
May 04, 2006 (8:44 am)
See message 627. You may have an Impala from the first 2 months build. It states the lumbar was modified after those months to make the front seat more comfortable.
May 04, 2006 (9:32 am)
Help me understand. I have almost decided that the problems I experienced early might be (dare I say that) fixed. However, what is the CAM sensor and could it possibly be the answer to "service battery charging system, service traction control, and something in the diagnostic with the power train?
For those of you with the rough drive, I had two tires replaced (something else that I didn't understand about road force) and the car had to be aligned 3 different times to go along with that. At that point, I began to like the "feel" of the car on the road.
I still wonder if I will keep this one----I am still not very trusting. My biggest concern is that all of the issues occured during an Indiana winter. It is nothing like those conditions now, so my worries are great......................
#1552 of 3636 Re: 2006 Impala [chrisnj]
May 04, 2006 (5:26 pm)
I agree totally. I think that Impala has done a good job with options. I'm always disgusted with car models that make you get a sunroof for example in order to get something that has no association with a sunroof.
May 04, 2006 (7:42 pm)
I'm just thinking the LT3 and LTZ are redundant..every LT3 I see has options that price it at or above the MSRP of an LTZ. Which makes no sense to me. They end up being virtually identical.