Right on Sinister good looking out. Thanks for pick and the help. Highly appreciated. I'm looking for driver side rear view mirror kids trampoline flew took it out as well as big dent on door now smhWhen I swapped my box I went with a brand new Boregson unit.
The box is not cheap but I was very happy with the end result.
Thank you Scottdog I'm going to look into that asap. Thanks again.Say DeeBaws,
The Taxi/Police steering gear is a special order , O'Rielly's and NAPA carry them, Summit and Auto Zone may also. You have to specify you want the heavy duty taxi/police box. About $320.00 plus the core. Definitely different , (stiffer response), from the stock steering box.
I replaced the entire suspension on my 96 Impala SS with a QA1 coil-over front and upper and lower control arm rear Track II upgrade with Hotchkis Performance spring set, and fully adjustable QA1 shocks, poly bushings new ball joints, HD sway bars,the works. Added a police/taxi steering box to replace the worn stock box with 250,000 miles, holds the corners under power better than when new with the stock DeCarbon shocks. went with police Bilstien shocks after that. Ride height is stock with the upgrade. It's a sleeper until you put it in a corner or on a track, then it shines in holding the road! worth looking into if you're serious about keeping the car. NOT a typical "Suspension upgrade", but it's worth it! www.QA1.net Check it out
With no intent to contradict anything 91ss said …What is the difference between the two if u don't mind me asking?
Another reason you don't want any B-body shock from GM/Delco or Gabriel is they all carry over the "light rebound" so brake dive is much more pronounced than it should be. The Gabriel Air Shocks are the worst. The 1104/0929 shocks more aggressive rebound control reduces acceleration squat in the rear (the front shocks resist the front end rising) and the rear shocks reduces the brake dive ( the rear shocks resist the rear end rising.) For as much as double the rebound control in the rear, you would need Koni's adjusted to full hard.Bilstein commented that the 1516/1517 shocks are one of the only ones they have done where the compression rate is higher than the rebound. This does give them more of a "built-in float" than the 1104/0929 shocks. It helps cushion an impact (high compression), but the light rebound makes the car feel somewhat floaty.
If true, then it looks like I need something else …Although now, the replacements [for Bilstein 8X3, 1516 / 1517] are just relabeled Gabriels. I even got the 8X3 shocks which are same as Gabriel Max Control Monotube shocks. I have yet to put them in, but suspect they match neither bilstein original valving.