impala ss - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Closed Thread
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-21-2002, 07:12 PM   #1
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Posts: 1,728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
zzzzzeke is on a distinguished road
Default impala ss

I was on the freeway going 100 next to an Impala SS (94-96)
next thing I know I can't even see his tail lights! I have an SE, but I don't think a SSEi would even stand ground. Impalas are sweet!
zzzzzeke is offline  
Old 11-21-2002, 07:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 1,838
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95BonnevilleSESC is on a distinguished road
Default

Yup.
95BonnevilleSESC is offline  
Old 11-21-2002, 07:44 PM   #3
Sol
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8,909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sol is on a distinguished road
Default

Genuine Chevy power in a family sedan.
Sol is offline  
Old 11-21-2002, 09:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lansdale, pa
Posts: 762
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vze3r85p is on a distinguished road
Default

Has anyone actually raced an Impala ? They are fast but not much faster than they bonie'* ! They will beat us but we do alright for a V-6 !
vze3r85p is offline  
Old 11-22-2002, 06:15 PM   #5
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NOT-RDY is on a distinguished road
Default

In the 1/4 mile they aren't that much faster. When I was at the track with our club it was also the Impala day. Stock they were running 14.6'* - 15.5'*. I was running 14.9'* with a bad 60ft. time which if I could've launched I should've been around 14.7'*. I was running the 3.4" pulley, Flowmaster muffler, and 14" open cone filter. I also was running full street weight. I didn't remove anything from the way I drive it everyday. The big thing with the run in above is the LT1 is awesome up in the top end range. I haven't ran an Impala SS top end but I suspect it would kill me.
NOT-RDY is offline  
Old 11-23-2002, 01:07 AM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: B.C. , Canada
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
turtle_sse is on a distinguished road
Default SS

:P Impala SS are a sweet car ....but of course when you see one you just have to say to yourself ..hmmmmmmmmmmmm can my Big Girl take him or will she get her *** kicked . So i went up against one we have here in town on the way back from work.................... Man your race is won if you have a good reaction off the line ..( have a secert on lite jumping). with traction cntrl on; nos on full throttle micro switch; all ponies came out to play; beat him across the intersection then slowed down..... race was over for me...was he mad but i had to turn off to come home.....still if i could buy a SS ( 95) i would in a heart beat
turtle_sse is offline  
Old 11-23-2002, 09:32 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Funky Town, Texas
Posts: 333
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bigfunkytown is on a distinguished road
Default

Been wondering the same thing about can we take an impala ss. While there are some around my area, they won't race because cops tend to follow them a lot. I'm waiting for one to turn up locally with a for sale sign in the window. Gonna ****** it up!
Bigfunkytown is offline  
Old 11-26-2002, 11:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Arizona. Snowboarder. Happy Shredding.
Posts: 1,296
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mr Bean is on a distinguished road
Default hello?

o.k...

i was seriously considering a 96 ss (jet black with red accents) that was for sale right in my area...reasonably priced too. buuuuuut, two things...they are huge, they don't come with nearly as many goodies as our ssei'*, and they probably get horrible mileage. besides being rear wheel drive. of course there are faster, better looking (though i LOVE the looks of the bonnie) cars out there....but bonnies have unique features (HUD) they are reliable, they are fast....and they get GREAT mileage...i'm not a tree hugger or anything...but i can't imagine getting 15 m.p.g (that may not be an accurate number)....no matter how fast my car was.
Mr Bean is offline  
Old 11-26-2002, 11:19 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Cali
Posts: 1,587
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
speedyguy is on a distinguished road
Default

There is a 96 around my area with 700hp and um I think it might win if I give it a head start.. You know I donít want to hurt the guys feelings. LOL it is rare to find a stock impala in Cali.

Ty
speedyguy is offline  
Old 11-28-2002, 04:39 PM   #10
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Bucks County,PA
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fly89gta is on a distinguished road
Default

the Impala SS is a high 14 second car...but its easy to get them going, exhaust,PCM flash,headers and a cam they're running high 12'* and LT1'* respond well to NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWS
fly89gta is offline  
 
 
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone have an Impala or Impala service manual 92BonneSE Lounge 7 05-28-2007 01:53 AM
New Impala SS J Wikoff Lounge 14 08-06-2003 12:50 PM
1992 ssei vs 2002 impala CraZyDriVer868 General GM Chat 13 06-15-2003 02:41 AM
Totally owned by a new Impala (must read) Burgundy_Boat General GM Chat 12 05-25-2003 02:21 AM
2004 Chevy Impala SS VS 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP ridic2002 General GM Chat 14 03-18-2003 04:46 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:18 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.