'94-'96 9C1 vs. FWD 9c1 performance - Chevy Impala SS Forum
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-16-2002, 10:11 AM
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Someone at work tells me that the new FWD WImpala 9C1 cop cars are quicker than the last generation ones - with a 200HP 3.8L V6 versus the 260HP LT1 and 3.08 or 3.23 gears, I find that hard to believe. Does anyone know how much the LT1 9C1 and the FWD WImpala weighs? How about 1/4 mile times? My wagon's got the LT1 w/ 2.56 gears and it hauls a$$ over 25mph, those LT1 cop cars have gotta be pretty quick. The front drive car is still an oversized econobox.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-16-2002, 11:02 AM
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Tell him to come say "HI"...we'll straighten him out! No way it's faster...My neighbour has a civie wimpala with the 3.8....no way in hell he comes even close to me...and he tries most mornings!...lol (we leave at the same time)

All of the officers I talked to where I live miss the 9C1's...I just grin!...lol

The new 9C1 wimpala's have NO perf. upgrades over stock engine and tranny wise.


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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 09:09 AM
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As one who rides and utilizes about any police car on the market or recently on the market, I can say that the Wimpala blows balls. Several issues prohibit it from being a decent squad. No ground clearance, hell, you could drag an old 9C1 Caprice thru a cornfield at 35-40 mph and make it out, sure you'd be bruised and have broken bones from a horrible ride, but you could do it. The 9C1 Wimpala can't even go over a good-sized speedbump without scraping something. Acceleration is typical of a 3800, but nothing like the 9C1/LT1 Caprice or even an L99 Caprice. Good braking, decent handling, although I get that awful sick feeling when I or another officer yanks a J-turn with one, FWD is just scary for me. Not enough room on the inside, small car, no top end. There ya have it.
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 11:09 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Acceleration is typical of a 3800, but nothing like the 9C1/LT1 Caprice or even an L99 Caprice. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wimpala
Weight 3500
200HP 225 TQ
0-60 8-9sec
1/4 15.9-16.5
top speed 124 ECM limited, about 130 drag limited.

Pretty similar to a L99 Caprice

Still a Wimp though...
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 11:45 AM
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My son is a County Deputy Sheriff & the new Impalas are the last cars anyone will drive while on patrol.....they'd rather use whatever Fords are available before getting into a new Impala.
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 11:50 PM
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i pulled into a gas station one night and there was 2 cops there, i dont know if they were on break or what..they both had new Impalas there... i pulled in with my caprice and they just watched

then when i came in to pay for gas we BS'd for a few minutes and they said they really miss those cars........they got rid of their last one about a year ago

on the other hand...........my aunt who is a state trooper didnt like caprices....i tell her she dosent know what she missed

post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 02:36 PM
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the new wimpalas...look like ricer material...

I actually seen one with a spoiler(stock maybe?)
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2002, 01:33 PM
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I actually saw a totally riced Wimpala a LONG time ago, not too long after they came out. I can't for the life of me remember where I saw it. It was quite an abortion....
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 12:45 AM
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ok what i saw was rediculous... new Wimpala with one of those Summit bolt on cowl induction scoops. it almost covered the hood and was black and they did a real bad job. looked retarded. about the cornfield thing... uhh.. yeah kickers right but that was with the 9c1 springs.. not the SS springs. hey kicker, i saw a clown dic today that had some strange lookin wheels. it was a deceptor. the wheels were all black and instead of holes it had like slots around it and uhh... poverty hubcaps i guess that were flush with the wheel. propane, bifuel?
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-29-2002, 12:22 AM
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I saw a clown vic with the funny looking wheels so, I looked into it and its just a new wheel ford put on them. I guess the new wheels = horse power in ford's book
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