Details on GM's Special Equipment Option 9C1 for the 1992 Chevrolet Caprice
These cars have a life of between 300 to 400,000 miles before there is nothing more you can do to repair them. And if you drive 11,000 miles/yr. like I do and I bought the car at 88,500 miles March, 2000; I wont be looking to buy a 1996 9C1 or Impala until 2020. With the following equipment, it's no wonder.
L05 Engine: 5.7lt. V8 205HP engine.
The metal frame uses a thicker gauge than the standard Caprice for deliberate collisions during pursuits.
Specially balanced drive-shaft for high-speed operation.
Radio Bonding for police transmission audio clarity by reduction of static due to interference such as electricity.
Different location of trunk latch release button.
GU6 (SEO): 8.5" Ring Gear axle with 3.42 ratio.
7B3 (SEO) Suspension: front/rear stabilizer bars, stiff springs/shocks, firm-feel steering and additional body-mount points (bushings).
5AQ (SEO) Tires: P225/70HR15 & R4Y (SEO): Goodyear Tires
V03 (SEO): Transmission cooling system (KD1 transmission oil cooling module and heavy-duty radiator and A/C condenser).
7L9 (SEO): Oil-based cooler attached to steering system.
7P8 (SEO): Oil-based cooler attached to engine.
770 CCA Battery
1K5 (SEO); low-gear lock-out
1T1 (SEO): Silicone hoses and stainless steel worm gear clamps to last the life of the vehicle.
U11 (SEO): Speedometer certified to within <1/MPH accuracy.
1Z2 (SEO): Anti-corrosion pads.
Auxiliary Junction Block in engine compartment for police electronic equipment and 7Z5 (SEO): auxiliary fuse block with six additional 20-amp fused circuits for police electronics inside of passenger compartment.
6E8 (SEO): Single Key Locking System (replaces PASS KEY II).
A75 & A76 (SEO); Heavy duty bench seats constructued of heavy-duty foam and vinyl.
N97 (SEO): 15x7 heavy-duty steel wheels with bolt-on center caps (allows for the $6 baby moon crome hub caps); a lot more reliable than the standard Caprice wheel covers that usually came off.
The 9C1 added $1,159 to the base price of the Chevrolet Caprice (approximately $17,000 circa 1992).
A department can order the following equipment for police cars from GM:
6N1 (SEO) Inside Driver Door Handle releases Lock
6C7 (SEO) Auxiliary Dome Lamp
6J6 (SEO) Rear Window deck Brake and Stoplamps
6J3 (SEO) Alternating headlight flash wiring
8X3 (SEO) Bilstien Shocks
7X7 (SEO) Dual Spotlamps (requires 7X9 for the holes to be drilled in front pilars)
MX0 (SEO) OVERDRIVE transmission option.
UL5 (SEO): Omit radio in dashboard.
VZ2 (SEO): Digitial speedometer
6A3 (SEO): Heavy-duty rubber floor (mat).
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