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How can u differ a reg T/A from a WS6

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    How can u differ a reg T/A from a WS6

    I have a 2002 black T/A with ram air hood and WS6 badge on the back, how can I know for sure if it is a real WS6 or a T/A with WS6 hood and badge?

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    Look for WU8 in the list of codes on the drivers door tag

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    it it somewhere else?...cause this car was repainted by the prev. owner and the shop painted over it!

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    ouch, call SLP and ask them if it's a WS6 or not, the number is somewhere on the site in a thread like yours about real SS's. someone might stop in here with it eventually if you are patient enough to wait

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    thnks

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    check the top of this forum under the important annoucments, there is a thread about the differences

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneBADDz View Post
    ouch, call SLP and ask them if it's a WS6 or not, the number is somewhere on the site in a thread like yours about real SS's. someone might stop in here with it eventually if you are patient enough to wait
    Nothing personal, but please resist the temptation to perpetuate mis-information about cars you don't own to make yourself appear smart.

    #1, a "WU8" code on the door sticker says nothing about whether a "WS6" is real or not. "WS6" is the code that must be on the door sticker for the car to be "real".

    #2, SLP hasn't done WS6s since '97. ASC did the WS6 conversions from '98-'02.

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    Check the glove box. There should be an option sticker in there as well and look for the WS6. You can try to remove the paint from the sticker to see if you can read it. You can check if it has the WS6 wheels and other specific parts also.

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    Last night i tried removing the paint and it worked somewhat...I could make out a WU8 but not a WS6. Ill work on it later on this morn. As for the wheels...mine has not the orig ones but 17 up front and 18 out back, chromed I believe 97-98 stock corvette wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    Check the glove box. There should be an option sticker in there as well and look for the WS6. You can try to remove the paint from the sticker to see if you can read it. You can check if it has the WS6 wheels and other specific parts also.
    Does your '01 have that RPO code sticker in the glovebox? My '98 does not. My '94 Z28 'vert had the RPO sticker in the glovebox (not on the driver door), and I had thought GM moved that sticker to the door in the later years (a dumb, no, a REALLY FRIGGIN STUPID idea IMO). I'd be really suprised to hear that the RPO sticker moved back to the glove box.

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    It has one (painted over) on the drivers door, have not checked on the glove box nor in the lid of the center console. Ive even seen them on the spare wheel well but have not checked there YET. For the record, it is a 00 T/A.

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    I just checked my 01 T/A and there isn't one in the glove box. I thought one of my T/A's had one in there.

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    So the only one is in the door?

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    It appears so. I didn't check the spare tire location and I don't remember seeing anything in there the last time I had it pulled apart. I did check the center console and there is nothing there either. So if you can't get the paint off enough to read it then you can call Pontiac to see if they can help at all. You can look into checking the sway bar sizes and suspension parts to see if there are any WS6 components and the flowmaster exhaust. My 02 WS6 also had a panel on the front inside part of the inner fender wells in the front of the rear tires where they were expaned for the bigger rear tires that regular T/A's don't have.

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    Did the WS6 came with flowmater exhaust? When I bought this car I noticed the exhaust sound was louder, and indeed this car has headers (duno if they are stock or not) and a complete borla system with no cats.

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    Hearders or Borla were not stock for a WS6. The WS6 had the low restriction exhaust which was a flowmaster system. You keep making it tougher to get it figured out! The WS6 is supposed to have a steering cooler also and not the T/A. Sounds like your probaly going to have to verify with the VIN with GM or ASCD to be positive.

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    I've also heard that (haven't actually done it myself) if you take your VIN to the Pontiac dealership service department, they can plug it into their data base and generate the RPO listing for your car. If that shows "WS6" then your car is a legit WS6.

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    That's the shizzel right there!!!

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    I just called My local Pontiac dealer service department and they said the can look it up with the VIN.

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