<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cheavy:
The simplest solution is the Bilsteins, which are offered in two flavors: 91-96 aka floaty-stiff, and 77-90 aka stiff. Not to worry, either will fit with no problems. Bilstein also says they offer custom valving - if this were true, I'd pit tht option against some of the more exotic option that have been tried here before.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think custom valving was like $50 each shock or something. Maybe it's cheaper. I don't remember. But I think the ideal shock would be to take the 77-90 HD Bilstein and add some bump damping to the level of the 91-96 HD Bilsteins or even higher. They have great rebound damping, which gives the controlled ride, but I think the bump damping is too light for the weight of the 91-96s. When approaching a sloped gas station entrance head on, for instance, there is a lot of suspension compression and the air dam bottoms out. With more bump damping, it would be more controlled. Just my $0.02.
And for the record, I highly recommend the 77-90 Bilsteins - best non-adjustable shock you can get for the Caprice/Impala, hands down.