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FRONT SPRINGS 1994-1996 (CHEVY) B-body

77 newton-meter rate, except SEO

SERVICE P/N TAG CODE LOAD RATE

22076515 TR HIGHEST
22076514 TP
22076512 TN, TS, TM
22076510 TL
22077450 TY LOWEST (OE for SS)

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SERVICE P/N TAG CODE LOAD RATE

22078017 SD HIGHEST
22078016 SC
22078015 SB
22078014 SA LOWEST

REAR SPRINGS--SEDAN ONLY 1994-1996 (CHEVY) B-body

27 newton-meter rate

SERVICE P/N TAG CODE LOAD RATE

22076523 RX, RK, RJ, HJ HIGHEST
22076962 HH
22132374 HK
22132375 HL LOWEST (OE for SS)


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Appreciate the response to my question. Now I have another one, I was reading through one of the old suspension stickies and I'm wondering if I made an "oopsie" on my spring choices. I swear there's a thread that covers this but I'll be darned if I can find it right now. Based on what I recently acquired, I plan to put low mileage, factory SS coils in the front, and low mileage, factory FE2 coils in the rear. But the sticky I was looking at stated that the FE2s were a step up in stiffness from the SS. I thought that SS, FE2 and 9C1 coils are all relatively identical in stiffness. Or was I mistaken and would I be better off with 9C1 rear coils (assuming I can find a good, low mileage pair)?
For B-bodies, all have same stiffness other than FE1 and wagon rears.
D-bodies on the other hand have different stiffness from B-bodies
 

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96 Black, out of curiosity do you recall which Bilsteins you were running? I'm planning a similar setup but can't figure out which version I'd be better off running. I recently got my hands on some low mileage Impala SS factory coils and low mileage Fleetwood FE2 factory coils. I plan to put the SS coils up front and the FE2 coils in the rear, along with Bilstein shocks, Airlift 1000 bags in the rear, and probably Hotchkis sway bars front and rear. Eventually I'll also do tubular control arms, but that probably won't be in the budget until a later time.

My only issue is there are two different shocks that work on these cars and I don't know what other Fleetwood guys have used. Most Impala guys seem to like the 1104/0929 combo, but I'm wondering if I'd prefer the 1516/1517 combo. Especially since it's a "daily" driver, I don't want to be crazy stiff. Also it seems the 1517 has a longer travel meant for cars with rear skirts to make tire changes easier, and with the added height of the FE2 coils it might make sense as well to have the longer travel.

From other threads on here it appears the 1516/1517 shocks are progressive meaning they're cushier at low speeds, small bumps, and some people don't like the floatiness of them, but I figure I can tune that to my preference with the addition of the air bags back there. Like I said, wondering which ones you used and what your thoughts are.
There are heavy duty stock shocks that have an external spring around them. Not sure of the part number. I don't think it is a commercial chassis part but it could be.
 

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I had Fleetwoods with SS springs, 9c1 springs, and Sprint springs. The best ride/handling I found was with SS springs in the front/9c1 springs in the rear and Hotckiss sway bars.

My current '94 has Sprint springs but it sits too low. I am going back to SS fronts and 9c1 rears.

When I had SS springs all around, the rear would sag when there were rear passe
 

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If you want it to handle and ride soft put stiff bars on. That is the Herb Adams way.
 
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