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1999 Trans Am Ram Air...WHY DOES MY TITLE SAY FORMULA?

This is a discussion on 1999 Trans Am Ram Air...WHY DOES MY TITLE SAY FORMULA? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by pajeff02 I think the '01 and '02 models came equipped with 17" wheels and that prior model ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I think the '01 and '02 models came equipped with 17" wheels and that prior model years were 16". Could be wrong on this...
    you are all '95-'02 WS6s had 17" wheels, 275 40r tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    you are all '95-'02 WS6s had 17" wheels, 275 40r tires
    Minor correction / clarification, "outwardly badged WS6s" were built '96-'02. And the only exception to the 17" rim rule is the '97 WS6 'verts (which did not receive the upgraded 17" WS6 rims or suspension).

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    on that tcs problem i had the same problem with mine. It turns out that my front tires were thicker then my rear and it was throwing the speed sensor of. all four tires are suppose to be pretty much the same thickness, check your tires to see if there the same thickness

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBs98WS6Rag View Post
    Minor correction / clarification, "outwardly badged WS6s" were built '96-'02. And the only exception to the 17" rim rule is the '97 WS6 'verts (which did not receive the upgraded 17" WS6 rims or suspension).
    sorry, unfortunate typo; meant to type '96. didnt know that bit about 1997 convertibles though, as always, great info

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    sorry, unfortunate typo; meant to type '96. didnt know that bit about 1997 convertibles though, as always, great info
    In '97, GM felt that the verts couldn't handle the stiffer suspension / 17" rims adequately and only gave the WS6 & SS 'verts the base Z28/TA suspension. Apparently the construction methods for the 98 MY 'verts improved from better adhesives (or something, can't remember the specifics) that it allowed GM to put the stiffer suspension / wheel combo on the SS & WS6 'verts. I remember this because in '97 I really wanted to buy a WS6 'vert and being somewhat dissapointed at the compromize on the 16" rim / suspension and I ended up "settling" for a low-mile '94 Z28 'vert. When I discovered that the '98 WS6/SS 'verts were getting the full WS6/SS suspension & 17" rims it was trade-up time.

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