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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 07:56 AM
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Thank you all for responding to my previous questions. As a follow up, if the 96 9c1 did not get the floor shifter or analog dash, what will a 96 get me that a 94-95 doesn't have or are they all the same? As far as I have been able to find so far, the only difference might be OBDII in 96???

Beyond that, is it just a question of mileage/price/condition to compare across the 94-96 model line? Were there equipment changes?

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Rich
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 12:09 PM
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Only difference of note on a 96 9C1 vs 94-95 is that you get OBD-II on the 96. This is both good and bad. Good because there are becoming a LOT of low-cost scantools available for OBD-II. Bad if you wanna REALLY modify the car though, because OBD-II is not as tunable.
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 01:40 PM
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The 96 has more differneces than Ed pointed out. All 96 caprices and Impalas got Dexcool coolant which you will probably want to get out of the car, while all previous years got the green stuff. Also, the 96 cars have a different coil and plugs, and the 96 LT1 engine has a slightly different cam and pushrods. They went with a better coil and plugs in 96, so they then went with a very slightly milder cam, not much different at all, but that ignition upgrade kept the power numbers the same although they occur at different RPM's in a 96 car.
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 02:16 PM
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Don't forget the 96's came with the better flowing heads, but also a de-tuned cam So the difference in total power is probably not much. But add a cam down the road...hmmm.
Also, the 9C1 never had a floor shifter or analog gauges. That would be the Impala SS only.
The 96's will most likely have the 5/8" ball joints vs. the 9/16" of 94's and most the 95's. They should also have the "upgraded" LCA's too.
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 10:16 PM
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which engine would be better for a supercharger? [img]smile.gif[/img]
or there is no difference between 94-96 lt1's?
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 09:16 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CrowSS:
They should also have the "upgraded" LCA's too.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LCA's??? Too many TLA's (three letter acronyms) in my life! And what is the upgrade you are referring to?

Rich
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 11:52 AM
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LCA: Lower control arm
In 96 there was a technical service bulletin (TSB) to change these to a somewhat more rigid design. The old ones were wearing out due to the weight of our cars. LCA Warning page
I would recommend upgrading to aftermarket LCA's (and uppers) if you plan on adding to the rear setup.
As far as the best for a supercharger, I would say that none of them will hold up for long stock. There are always those engines that are lucky and last for more than usual, but unless the bottom end is strengthened to accomadate the s/c you're asking for trouble.
Besides, the $3-4000 you spend on the s/c would go farther to getting your engine where it would be with it in the first place.
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