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My first T/A!

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    My first T/A!

    Hey everyone, been lurking the forums for a month or so... my internet is terribly slow because I'm in Afghanistan now. Setting up the photobucket account and uploading pics is a nightmare over here. Anyways, I bought my first T/A a month ago from e-bay. A silver M6 '98 WS6. I got what I believe to be a good deal. I just noticed the car has the smaller convertable style rear wing/bumper and what looks to be different style fog lights, but it has t-tops. I think it may be the fact it's a Canadian model according to carfax. Maybe it's not a real WS6 but my dad claims it is, either way it doesn't bother me it's still got an LS1. What do you guys think? Heres a link to the auction. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...t_18749wt_1166
    I can't wait to get back home in the next month or two and drive the thing! I've been driving Toyota Land Cruisers for a long time now and haven't had an actual car besides an FJ since I was 19 so this should be quite a change of pace. I've got a pristine 1978 FJ40 thats my current DD and a couple beater FJ62s that aren't exactly built for speed and handle like a conestoga wagon lol but are alot of fun off the pavement and are built like tanks. So far I got an SLP lid, Tick clutch master kit, and a set of Heddman long tubes for it. The car came with a Flowmaster cat-back and K&N filter. I think it's got some kinda after market sway bars too. I want to keep it as a daily driver for when the weather is nice so I don't plan on doing anything too extreme, no more than bolt ons, a stereo, and then maybe a tune. I don't want to start the snowball affect associated with more power like 9" rear, SFCs, HD clutch, and everything else needed. Although I might change my mind after I drive it lol. My dad and younger brother both say it's clean and runs strong as is, with no problems so far except the stock clutch master making fast shifts impossible. They love it. It's nice having someone back home to purchase and modify for me when I'm gone and find a good deal, did the same thing with my truck last deployment lol. Now that you guys now my story heres some pics of the toys!

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    Well congrats on the buy, but what you have there good sir is a firebird formula not a t/a. It has the ramair hood and that is the formula spoiler & bumper.

    Have your dad check the inside driver side car door and look at the rpo codes and have him look for the WS6 rpo code to make sure it is a true WS6. And if I can recall the RPO code WS9 is for the ram air hood.

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    Beautiful car, I want one just like that one later if I can find one.

    Reason why it has different spoiler and different fogs and has no ground effects is because it actually is a Firebird Formula and not a Trans Am That one being a Formula WS.6 M6, I imagine is pretty rare and for that price even better!

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    your car appears to be factory correct:

    -formulas had the smaller v6/convertible spoiler.
    -the WS6 package availiable on formulas and only adds the ramair hood as far as looks are concerned.
    -t-tops were an option on formulas.
    -from what i can see from the fogs they look factory but i dont have a clear shot so..

    sweet ride, i'm really jealous and would gladly trade my T/A for it.

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    It does say formula on the side

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    SFC should be one of the first mods any fbody owner does! greatest mod for the car performance/driveability/extends life of doors t-tops and of the car in general! it will even lower your mortgage on your home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    your car appears to be factory correct:

    -formulas had the smaller v6/convertible spoiler.
    -the WS6 package is available on formulas and only adds the ramair hood as far as looks are concerned. AND 17" WS6 WHEELS AND WS6 BADGE
    -t-tops were an option on formulas.
    -from what i can see from the fogs they look factory but i dont have a clear shot so..

    sweet ride, i'm really jealous and would gladly trade my T/A for it.
    Made a correction in bold above

    And OP, welcome to the WS6 Formula club. I have one also!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Made a correction in bold above
    my point was the WS6 package doesnt add the big wing

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    Congrats on your ws6. Looks real clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmaxicanA View Post
    SFC should be one of the first mods any fbody owner does! greatest mod for the car performance/driveability/extends life of doors t-tops and of the car in general! it will even lower your mortgage on your home!
    As I'm upside down on my house I'd like to know about this?????

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    Awsome, thanks for clearing that up for me. I honestly never even noticed the word "Formula" right on the side of the damn thing! When my dad takes it to the shop for the headers to be installed I'll make sure they check if theres any sub frame connectors already on there. If not I know what my next purchase will be.

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    Just check under the car to see if it has the SFC
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    Okay, I thought it would have to be up on a lift. I'll just ask my dad or bro to take a gander next time I get a chance to talk to them.

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