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59 parisienne vs impala suspension


Hi all, I'm looking into getting the full air ride suspension kit for my 59 parisienne from ridetech (control arms, sway bars, everything) but the salesman says they are different from the impala. This goes against everything I know about Canadian Pontiacs but I figured I'd check with the real experts. What say you?

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As far as I know and as far as I've ever seen the 59 Parisienne and 59 Impala chassis is identical.

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Let me guess: He's in the USA and he's never heard of a Parisienne and is thinking it's the same as a Catalina or Bonneville?

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Yeah I'm going through a local supplier and he spoke with his guy there. The supplier is well aware that it's Canadian and different from US, but I don't know how much he stressed this to the ridetech guy? They want me to take pictures of the suspension to be sure but it's in storage at the moment. It's an expensive endeavor so I need to be sure. 



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Ive never heard of anyone having any problem using Chevy suspension parts on an xframe Canadian Pontiac, Ive always ordered Chevy sway bars, coils, suspension bushings, body mounts, body mount bushings, fuel tanks,brakes, wheel alignment specs, brake lines, rear ends, everything is the same. The doors are the same, except for outer skins. Rockers, floors, firewalls, trunk pans, the list goes on and on, the only differences are on the outside of the body.

The only parts problems Ive seen happen is when someone gets a us Pontiac part by mistake.

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