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    HOw to spot a ws6 or formula

    Sup guys, dumb question but I gotta ask

    HOw do you tell a ws6 from a standard forumla? I found a 2000 TA with a ram air hood but no other ws6 identification on it. I'm not an expert at these cars. Carfax said nothing other then forumla. Other ws6's I have seen usually have some sort of ws6 sticker on them. I dunno if that is put on by the owner or not.

    I looked at the other stickies and diden't see anything

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    A firebird with a V8 is a formula.
    A Trans Am is a formula, however a formula is not a trans am
    A Trans Am is a ws.6 if it has 17" rims, 30MM swaybar, 3.42 axle, ws.6 emblem and ram air hood.
    They did make formula ws.6's just a few until 2000, i belive.

    The main difference between a firebird/formula and a trans am/ws6 is the front clip. Firebird/formula has fogs and DRLs on the outer most part of the front, where as the TransAm has the fogs more toward the center.

    Finally: you'll see "formula or trans am" written on the door.

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    you can also tell by the exhaust tips the ws6 are round anf the formula are rectangle

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    I diden't notice a ws.6 emblem

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightryda01 View Post
    I diden't notice a ws.6 emblem
    everybody and there mother steal the ws6 symbols where i live

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    A firebird with a V8 is a formula
    the formy could be had in a stripper car (i.e.: hardtop, cloth, manual windows, etc.) where as all 98 up T/A's were T-Top, Leather cars.
    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    A Trans Am is a formula, however a formula is not a trans am
    The DIfferences between a 98-02 formula and a T/A, the front bumper is different... the location of the lights... also the T/A has side skirts, a different rear bumper with pronounced exhaust openings, and a raised rear spoiler (exceopt on vert models)
    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    A Trans Am is a ws.6 if it has 17" Speedline rims, 30MM swaybar, 3.42 axle, ws.6 emblem and ram air hood.
    Only in the 6 spd cars...
    WS6 raised lower air box
    1LE springs (for '98, '99, and some '00s)
    The Factory Ws6, also had different exhaust, round crome tips, for the WS6, Rectangular ovals for the standard T/A and Formy. The exception was the 98 model WS6's, they had the single 3.5" exhaust protruding from the drivers side opening.
    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    They did make formula ws.6's just a few until 2000, i belive.

    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    The main difference between a firebird/formula and a trans am/ws6 is the front clip. Firebird/formula has fogs and DRLs on the outer most part of the front, where as the TransAm has the fogs more toward the center.
    I remembered it at first by this... the FIREbird (formula) has the fog lights on the OUTSIDE. T/A has them on the inside, Would u rather have a FIRE inside or OUTSIDE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    the formy could be had in a stripper car (i.e.: hardtop, cloth, manual windows, etc.)
    All `98 -up Formula's come standard with PW PL PM and Monsoon CD
    The only way to get a manual window/locks equipped Formula is to order a 1LE.
    BTW to the OP
    Heres a Pic of a Formula with a Ram Air Hood

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    i guess 1le explains it then, cuz ive seen several formy's with manual windows...


    also seen z28's and SS's with hardtops and manual windows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    Only in the 6 spd cars...
    Yup.. the auto WS6s got the 3.23s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    All `98 -up Formula's come standard with PW PL PM and Monsoon CD
    The only way to get a manual window/locks equipped Formula is to order a 1LE.
    BTW to the OP
    Heres a Pic of a Formula with a Ram Air Hood

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    god damn the formula ws6s are sexy as hell..would be even better with the raised spoiler i think..sorta kick myself in the ass for not picking up a white formy ws6 that i had a chance to buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    god damn the formula ws6s are sexy as hell..would be even better with the raised spoiler i think..sorta kick myself in the ass for not picking up a white formy ws6 that i had a chance to buy
    lol, transformula

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    god damn the formula ws6s are sexy as hell.
    Agreed.

    That front clip goes so well on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    lol, transformula

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    All `98 -up Formula's come standard with PW PL PM and Monsoon CD
    The only way to get a manual window/locks equipped Formula is to order a 1LE.
    BTW to the OP
    Heres a Pic of a Formula with a Ram Air Hood

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    Although that looks great,,,it doesn't really accurately show what a formula Ws6 looks like. That is actually a T/A WS6 hood on a Formula that has been added.
    A real WS6 formula will have a more subtle ramair hood that actually forms one opening on each side instead of the parting line you see in the pics that makes it appear to have 2 openings on each side.

    If I'm not mistaken I believe that hood is still available too.

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    ^^ Um, Formy's and T/A's used the same WS6 hood...


    Are u thinkin Raptor or Hawk perhaps???

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    ^^ Um, Formy's and T/A's used the same WS6 hood...


    Are u thinkin Raptor or Hawk perhaps???
    Maybe Hawk??? Something came factory with the style I'm talking about....thinking it was the Formula??

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    FIREHAWK, note: the heat extractors in the top surface of the hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Maybe Hawk??? Something came factory with the style I'm talking about....thinking it was the Formula??
    Formulas w/ WS6 option used the SAME hood as T/As w/ WS6.

    Quote Originally Posted by knightryda01
    Sup guys, dumb question but I gotta ask

    HOw do you tell a ws6 from a standard forumla? I found a 2000 TA with a ram air hood but no other ws6 identification on it. I'm not an expert at these cars. Carfax said nothing other then forumla. Other ws6's I have seen usually have some sort of ws6 sticker on them. I dunno if that is put on by the owner or not.

    I looked at the other stickies and diden't see anything
    Seems the OP is under the impression that "WS6" is a seperate model from the Formula or T/A. WS6 is an OPTION that was available on the T/A AND Fomulas (T/A only '01-'02). The only way to tell a REAL WS6 car (whether it's a Formula-WS6 or T/A-WS6) is by the RPO "WS6" on the decal on the driver's door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBs98WS6Rag View Post
    Formulas w/ WS6 option used the SAME hood as T/As w/ WS6.



    Seems the OP is under the impression that "WS6" is a seperate model from the Formula or T/A. WS6 is an OPTION that was available on the T/A AND Fomulas (T/A only '01-'02). The only way to tell a REAL WS6 car (whether it's a Formula-WS6 or T/A-WS6) is by the RPO "WS6" on the decal on the driver's door.
    The T/A WS6s wernt just '01-'02. Dont you have a '98?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TempleU_WS6 View Post
    The T/A WS6s wernt just '01-'02. Dont you have a '98?
    no they stopped making formula ws6's in 01-02

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