I have tried a lot of shocks over the years from the basic Gariels that need changing at the same interval as oil to Bilsteins which are the best I have tried. Far as how long the stockers have been shot I think that would depend on the terrain the car has lived in.
Far as wheels, "pretty" aint my thing so I don't have an opinion. Probably 6 years ago a deer totalled the car, I fixed it and put the cash into speed parts. 4 Ores Photos - True Street Oct 09/True-Street-Oct-09-092 That was an 11.8 pass at Union Grove which is 150miles from home. Only time the car has ever been trailered was for exhaust work.
i am going to keep my 'speed parts' to my VW. in a way, that is sad because it takes much more $ to make a VW go fast than a 350. If VW heads that flowed well were as cheap (i know they aren't that cheap) as a Chevy head, I'd be a happy man!
I like fast cars, but this one I need to have be just reliable and not look like a g-pa ride
If you had begun with an LT1 you could have it run 13s on regular street rubber, handle, tow and daily drive dead reliable. Having multiple cars you mod is a really really bad idea though so starting with the TBI 305 which is a lot harder to get performance out of was actually a really good idea. If you had the LT1 you7 would start tinkering and it would snowball.
A fiend has a heads/cam Caprice for him and his old cam only setup and higher stall are in his wife's daily that is driven year round her in WI. She is hell on tires too, well known for her burnouts.
I know a guy who has multiple 90s Impala SS, some 80s sportbike that was top of the heap for it's time, a blues brothers car and I am sure some other stuff. He drools over what I have done to my car but his are 100% stock because he spreads his play money too thin.
I have used the search and can not find the info I know I have seen on this site :bang: What is the shim rate for each inch of drop on the front with lowering springs? I know I've seen it listed by someone, but for the life of me I can not find it :dizzy:
Found this several years ago when Toyota was trying to defend itself against claims of how "bad" the production of the prius was for the environment:
After all the numbers had been crunched, among vehicles sold in the U.S. in the 2005 calendar year, CNW found the least expensive vehicle to be the Scion xB at 48 cents per mile in overall energy costs. The most energy-expensive vehicle was the Maybach at $11.58 per mile in energy costs over its estimated lifetime. The VW Phaeton, Rolls-Royce line, and Bentley line followed closely behind. In all of these instances, these are overall energy costs incurred from inception through disposal, not energy costs associated only with vehicle ownership.
To compare, the Toyota Prius involves $3.25 per mile in energy costs over its lifetime, according to CNW, while several full-size SUVs scored lower. A Dodge Viper involves only $2.18 in energy per mile over its lifetime. The Range Rover Sport costs $2.42, and the Cadillac Escalade costs $2.75.
Can anybody help me?......I'~ looking for the "Cargo area carpeting" It is molded downward for the foot area. This is for my 79 Chevy Caprice Classic Wagon. This is the piece that is for the 3rd row fold down seat floor area. I need this in red.
new to the forum and being a station wagon owner! :)
I bought a 1969 Kingswood wagon. Its sweet but needs rubber!
I found door weatherstrips for the front and rear doors. I found the window strips at the top of the doors.
What i cant find is the run channel that goes inside the door...
So I'm going to be looking at a 95 Caprice Wagon this weekend, how can I tell if it has the tow package or not? Hoping it has the posi rear.... thanks. Is it just looking for the factory tow hitch? or is there some other tell-tale sign. The seller doesn't know if it does or not (he's not the...