RAM Clutches’ modest beginnings date back to 1972. From the back room of an OEM clutch rebuilding operation in Canton, OH, John Norcia and his then partner, Ray Bickar, began designing and building better race clutches for a group of local competitors, who were fed up and demoralized with their clutch performance. At the heart of this program lay the radically new RAM three-paddle ‘Cleaning Lady’ clutch disc. Until this time most racing clutches were constructed of organic materials, which provided neither the durability nor the consistency needed for competition. Though Ram forged ahead with a new poly-encapsulated spring design—pioneered and patented in 1978—the three-paddle disc evolved into the current six-paddle design, and continues to be reintroduced by various clutch specialists long after its original introduction in 1976!
Today with the resurgence of factory muscle cars, RAM is heavily involved in providing clutch solutions such as the Street Dual and hydraulics systems that allow for major modifications to the vehicle, yet still provide good street driveability, which is the premise today for all RAM Street-Strip clutch systems.
Rick’s Camaros is your one-stop shop for 1996 Camaro parts. The 1996 Camaro was a 4th Generation Camaro. Spanning from 1993-2002, 4th Generation Camaros used new technology and material to produce plastic body panels over a steel space frame reducing weight and providing a new sleek silhouette. Thanks to a much improved suspension design, 4th Generation Camaro performance increased. Exterior features of 4th Gen Camaros included tunneled headlamps, broad taillights, a low “V” nose and even optional T-tops for the coupe. Coupes and Convertibles were available for the 1996 Camaro base, RS, and Z28 models. The 3800 series II engine became standard for base 1996 Camaro models. The reintroduced 1996 RS models included front and rear fascias, ground-effects side moldings, and a unique three piece rear spoiler. Last seen in 1972, SLP (Street Legal Performance) Engineering brought back the SS name by adding engine tweaks and 17-inch five-spoke wheels wrapped to the 1996 Z28 models. With its 305 horsepower LT1 engine, the 1996 Camaro SS was the first stock Camaro to break the 300 horsepower barrier since 1971.
In addition to carrying 1996 Camaro parts, we have parts for all third generation Camaro models available. We have the best prices and we have all the 4th generation Camaro parts and accessories you need to help you restore your 1996 Camaro.