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#4637821 - 01/17/18 03:00 PM 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help
jims5600 Offline


Registered: 05/26/13
Posts: 22
Loc: Clarence NY
Hi All, A good friend of mine has a 13 impala. His wife now needs to use a wheelchair. He had a
hitch setup installed on this car. When he looks the wheel chair up to the hitch,the rear end
dips low. How low Iam unsure. He is in S.Carolina and Iam in Buffalo Ny.
I can't see where there is a device to make the rear struts "stronger". I would think a
replacement loaded strut would have the same condition.
Any Ideas?
Thanks

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#4637823 - 01/17/18 03:03 PM Re: 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help [Re: jims5600]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3114
Loc: Central Virginia
If the shock isn't inside the spring an airbag setup would make sense. They are relatively easy to install.
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#4637824 - 01/17/18 03:05 PM Re: 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help [Re: jims5600]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
x2. You might be able to get shocks for a Police Impala and those would likely be stiffer but still might not cut it. Sorry to hear about his wife, best wishes to them.
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#4637835 - 01/17/18 03:23 PM Re: 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help [Re: jims5600]
i_hate_autofraud Offline


Registered: 05/19/16
Posts: 705
Loc: Canada


is the wheelchair electric?
A manual chair does not weigh enough to drop the rear end.

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#4637871 - 01/17/18 04:06 PM Re: 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help [Re: Silverado12]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3009
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
If the shock isn't inside the spring an airbag setup would make sense. They are relatively easy to install.


+1 Google "air lift 1000" and see if they make airbags for that vehicle.
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#4637920 - 01/17/18 04:58 PM Re: 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help [Re: jims5600]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7703
Loc: Texas
GM has a mobility program that operates thru the dealer network. He should try the dealer and see what GM may have to help.

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#4637931 - 01/17/18 05:07 PM Re: 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help [Re: jims5600]
jims5600 Offline


Registered: 05/26/13
Posts: 22
Loc: Clarence NY
Yes,it is a electric wheel chair. The strut does go thru the spring. I will google air bags,never
thought of that.
Thanks to all for your help.

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#4638112 - 01/17/18 07:18 PM Re: 2013 Impala Rear Suspension Help [Re: jims5600]
i_hate_autofraud Offline


Registered: 05/19/16
Posts: 705
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: jims5600
Yes,it is a electric wheel chair. The strut does go thru the spring. I will google air bags,never
thought of that.
Thanks to all for your help.



How much does it weigh?

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