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    Firebird formula???? need help

    I have a chance to buy a 2000 formula but I was wondering what the 1/4 mile specs were? I know its a ls1 is it 305hp like the trans am?? and is it lighter than the trans am and the WS6?

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    im not sure about weight...but they can have a killer sleeper look. I was thinking about getting one and replacing the "Formula" badging with regular "Firebird" badging lol...keep the exhaust quiet and put a cutout on it

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    It's a few lbs. lighter than the T/A, depending on options. 1/4 mile times should be about the same, depending on transmission.

    They're deinitely sleepers, not alot of people know what they are just assume they're V6's.

    I love mine, I think it has a very clean look and I also like that it's rarer than the T/A. IIRC they only made about 1300 Formula's in '00.

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    same HP as the non ram air T/A's and the official quarter specs were 13.6 I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAT-LS101 View Post
    I have a chance to buy a 2000 formula but I was wondering what the 1/4 mile specs were? I know its a ls1 is it 305hp like the trans am?? and is it lighter than the trans am and the WS6?

    completely stock, both of my formulas went (1999)13.57 @ 103 and (2000)13.60 @ 101. both auto cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk01 View Post
    I was thinking about getting one and replacing the "Formula" badging with regular "Firebird" badging

    thats what i did, freaked peole out

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    Weight difference is usually around 100 lbs
    A Formula is everything that a Trans Am is without most of the Fluff.
    Also All LS1's are 345-350 HP no matter what Car they were installed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Weight difference is usually around 100 lbs
    A Formula is everything that a Trans Am is without most of the Fluff.
    Also All LS1's are 345-350 HP no matter what Car they were installed in.

    Formula the No-Frills Performance Car from Pontiac.
    345-350 HP..i thought they were 310? ... i must have not been reading from the right source

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk01 View Post
    345-350 HP..i thought they were 310? ... i must have not been reading from the right source
    You read correctly from the source. They were rated from the factory anywhere from 310-325 depending on model. Realistically, regardless of model, they were all around 350 HP.

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    what P said

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    The formula is the v6 body with the v8 drivetrain. My gf has an '01 formula with leather, power seat, power windows, t-tops, 3.23 gears. I'm pretty sure you could get everything in a formula that you could have in a trans am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin98SS View Post
    The formula is the v6 body with the v8 drivetrain. My gf has an '01 formula with leather, power seat, power windows, t-tops, 3.23 gears. I'm pretty sure you could get everything in a formula that you could have in a trans am.

    yeah, the only difference between a formula and a trans am was the fascias, spoiler, and um 3 logos?

    you could even order th WS6 package on a formy....


    mine made the ultimate sleeper....

    as do most of them

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    My formy has everything but the hood/ high rise spoiler etc, but then agin its a formula TA lol. But my car weighed 3350 w/o driver and my friends ws6 weighed 3600 w/o driver so I really think it just depends....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98T/Aformula. View Post
    My formy has everything but the hood/ high rise spoiler etc, but then agin its a formula TA lol. But my car weighed 3350 w/o driver and my friends ws6 weighed 3600 w/o driver so I really think it just depends....
    What's a Formula T/A? Never heard of it.

    I think it's either one or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    What's a Formula T/A? Never heard of it.

    I think it's either one or the other.
    Correct it's either one or the other

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    Well its a formula with trans am badging with the high rise spoiler just not with the WS6 package, like the hood and suspension stuff, you guys tell me ? Im pretty sure they made them cuz im pretty sure I have one lol.

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    Go for it! I just bought mine (2000 Formula) a few months ago. It is a blast to drive. First and second gear fishtails and 3rd gear tire chirps. At 20 mph you can punch it and light up the tires, oh yea! My youngest son loves it. It is a sleeper for sure. I like the cloth interior as well. I think all TA's came with leather. Either way you go, TA or Formula, you will not be dissapointed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98T/Aformula. View Post
    Well its a formula with trans am badging with the high rise spoiler just not with the WS6 package, like the hood and suspension stuff, you guys tell me ? Im pretty sure they made them cuz im pretty sure I have one lol.
    Does it have the T/A front and rear bumpers?

    If it's just got the badges and the wing, someone probably started converting it at one point.

    If it's got the T/A bumpers too, it's probably a T/A. I beleive if you do a VIN search on these cars the T/A's and Formulas come up the same.

    And alot of the time Autotrader and other dealer sites list them as "Trans Am Formulas".

    And not all T/A's were WS6, so that doesn't really matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    I beleive if you do a VIN search on these cars the T/A's and Formulas come up the same.
    That is correct the vin # does not distinguish between Formula or Trans Am.
    This has been covered time and time again
    The RPO codes are the only way to identify the Model
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