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    Any differences at all?

    are there any differences whatsoever between the 98+ formulas and non-ws6 trans ams? at least in the earlier years they had different bodies. 98+ the only differences was the ws6 that you would see on almost every TA.... but what about the tas without ws6? just a formula?

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    They have different bumpers just like the older ones and the side skirts.

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    wow. shit i didntknow they varied so much. the 98+ formulas have different bumpers than the t/as??? how could i miss that. can someone post up good pics to compare, i cant find any good ones

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    whats w68? why would they vary them so much? if a formula has the ws6 package, then the only difference between it is the bumper and side skirts?? seems kinda dumb to me

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    I think that there were some interior options as well. Someone correct me if i'm wrong on this, but the Formulas came with a basic interior pakage, of cloth seats and standard radio, the Trans AMs got leather and the ugraded stereo and both had the Monsoon stereo as an option.

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    Here is a picture I got off of ls1tech.com. It's not my car, it's someone elses, but It looks exactly like my '98 firebird formula m6 hardtop. (not a ws6, not a firehawk, not a TA)

    click to enlarge, sorry the quality blows...


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    googling isnt always the most reliable.... so correct me if im wrong...

    This, is a "Trans Am", and the picture you posted was a "Formula"???.....................

    other than the obvious ws6 hood, the only difference i see is the way the fog lights and blinkers are placed, with that little line in the body that is under the blinkers...

    so really, a trans am is just the more expensive package of the formula? an equal comparison would be like the GMC Yukon, and the Yukon Denali? etc

    i must be an idiot, cuz i NEVER noticed those differences in the front bumpers!
    Last edited by ATCharming; 04-08-2007 at 11:21 AM.

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    The whole body on a formula is deifferent in that; the front bumper, and the spoiler, and hood are not like the TA . The "Ram Air" is suppose to add 10hp on the Ws6, which I am sceptical of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    The whole body on a formula is deifferent in that; the front bumper, and the spoiler, and hood are not like the TA . The "Ram Air" is suppose to add 10hp on the Ws6, which I am sceptical of.
    but without the ram air, how are the hoods different?

    Non-ram air-Ta vs. Formula

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    well, nuthin.. I guess it would be the same. Ws6 is diff though.





    There are a lot of differences. But.. they are all pretty much alike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    well, nuthin.. I guess it would be the same. Ws6 is diff though.





    There are a lot of differences. But.. they are all pretty much alike...
    thats exactly what i was thinking lol. 98+ i dont see the point in the different model names. under 98 there was bigger differences in the front ends...

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    When you search for one of these cars, all you want to see is "5.7 LS1".

    I'm so happy I got my Formula. All the TA's were around the same price, but had more miles, (mine had 82K when I got it).After the Lid and, all the free mods, it was basically the same as a T/A Ws6, as far as performance.




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    formulas have the regular V6 firebird nose,hood,wing and back bumper...and they are suposley lighter than the T/A's

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlefed98 View Post
    formulas have the regular V6 firebird nose,hood,wing and back bumper...and they are suposley lighter than the T/A's
    yea i just realized how different the front bumpers were (on the 98+. 97- is really obvious, but i dont see many fbodies around here so i never noticed the difference in bumpers between t/as and formulas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
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    Whats a firebird w68? Is it a 6cyl?

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    It's a V6 with a body kit.

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    this is what a w68 looks like

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/501008

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    I have a 2002 Formula and just took a couple of pics of it late this afternoon so don't know if these pics help at all.
    Last edited by Sailor; 03-31-2007 at 04:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I have a 2002 Formula and just took a couple of pics of it late this afternoon so don't know if these pics help at all.
    it does help with the front end thank you.

    that car is reeeeeeeeaal smooth lookin. i love it

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