Friday, March 9, 2007

Old Hobby Tribute

Caprice SSThose who know me probably still remember the auto-tunning craze that used to run through my blood several years ago. So much time and money went down that drain that it’s only right to mention it here: 1996 Chevrolet Caprice, or simply Caprice SS.

Base: 1996 Chevrolet Caprice; 9C1 (police package); 5.7 litter V8 LT1 engine (Corvette engine); 4 speed automatic transmission; limited slip differential; power windows, locks, seats and mirrors.

Caprice FrontExterior: HID head lights; Impala SS rear spoiler; Impala SS front grille w/ chrome Stull inserts; custom tail light black out; chrome delete; 17″ Impala SS rims.

Custom interior. Transmission work in progress.Interior: Bonneville 12 way power seats; custom red & black leather interior; Camaro analog speedometer and tachometer; Camaro floor console w/ red & black leather shifter boot; Astro Van roof console; Trans Am steering wheel w/ built-in audio controls.

Handling: F-Body front, and HO rear sway bars; 17 x 8.5″ Impala SS rims w/ 285-40-17 Kumho tires; Hotchkis rear lower control arms; Bilstein sport shocks; rear SS springs; front GW springs.

Performance: OBD1 conversion; SSRI stage 3 intake; American Thunder catback; CIA Tri-Y headers; Magnecore 8.5mm wires; 160 deg tstat; LT4 esc; PCM power programming; BBHP#79 (T56 6 speed manual transmission); Hurst Plus shifter.

Audio: Alpine top-end head unit; Rockford Fosgate 4 channel amp; Sirius satellite radio; iPod input.

Caprice SSIn conclusion I want to say that it was a fun hobby and the result is a fun car, but I will never again spend as much money and time on something like this. However there are very few cars out there that can beat the uniqueness of what we got now.
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