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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2017, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question SS B6 shocks for 1996 caprice classic w/ Hotchkis performance springs

Want to add Impala spec B6 bilsteins to my "semi daily driver" 1996 caprice classic Hotchkis performance spring... is that a good combo?

Old Bilstein/Hotchkis spec shocks unavailable, but I've have have good luck w/ Bilstein in the past.

Currently have Fox shocks (essentially slightly firmer than OE spec) and the rear shocks died tooooooooooo soon so I'm not considering any Fox products again (including the new adjustable Hotchkis/Fox $700 shock set)

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2017, 10:01 AM
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Yes, you won't have a problem at all and it will be a great upgrade. I remember when I first installed Bilstein's on my 9C1. I wish I had done it a lot sooner!

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Do yiu know if there's any shock install differences between an impala SS and a classic caprice? Meaning are the shocks interchangeable ?
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Do yiu know if there's any shock install differences between an impala SS and a classic caprice? Meaning are the shocks interchangeable ?
There's absolutely no difference between the two body styles concerning this suspension upgrade.

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All righty then... I'll tell you how it goes
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