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    Need help on potential Formula buy

    Hi, I'm new to this and I'm currently looking to purchase a Formula I found on the internet that the seller claims to be is a WS6. I've read a few of these threads and from what I gather, it's not a legit WS6 unless it says so on the rpo code on the door sticker right? Well I had the guy send me a pic of the door panel sticker, and nowhere does it say WS6. Sure it has all the badges and what not, but you could easily buy them yourself and slap them on there. But please correct me if I'm wrong on this, because if I'm incorrect, this is a good buy that I wouldn't wanna pass up if it's legit! Thanks!

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    pic is not working...

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    damn..how bout this?


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    no ws6.....the ws9 indicates it to be a trans am though....

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    what price is he asking and how many miles?

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    not a WS6

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    ok thanks guys. and like 11k or something. idk. and i thought i read somewhere ws9 means its a formula? gaaahh i suck :/ that just angers me he tried..to pass it off as a ws6 gaaay

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    check this link out...it can tell you what all your rpo codes mean.

    Real Deal Guys! RPO codes For Our Cars!

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    aaand..it has the formula front clip and headlights so its been like..messed with i guess but then it says Trans Am on the back gah i just want a ws6

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    okay thanks.

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    but wait! so ws9: model conversion, formula? that means its a trans am? it just needs to be like.. ws9 = trans am, dummy. <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebirdgrrl View Post
    aaand..it has the formula front clip and headlights so its been like..messed with i guess but then it says Trans Am on the back gah i just want a ws6
    well im a little confused myself...after doin a little research, if my mind is working correctly, ws9 to me means that it is a formula, but a few internet sources are also saying that it was the conversion code for the trans am...hmm

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    darn things

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    i just read that..all V8 Birds have Ws9?

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    yea this is confusing....if a formula is a ws9, then what the hell is the rpo for a trans am? i gotta ask around.

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    yeah i know, thats why i was confused bc in the pic it only showed the front view and pretty much nothing else so i asked for pics and then it was all...weird

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    either way, its not a ws6...

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    yup which was all i was wanting to confirm. i mean it looks like one in every way, but i want it legit

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    Are you going to mod the car or drive it mostly stock?
    Just wondering why it has to be a real WS6 since you can get a plain TA or Formula cheap and throw a hood on it, I do hate people tring to pass of fakes. I have the WS6 hood but mine is a plane TA and doesn't have any WS6 badges I don't try to pass it off since it have nothing else WS6 everything is upgraded. I would have got a WS6 but when it was bought I planned on modding when the warranty was up and with the wheels, complete suspension, and other mods including cutting up the hood to flow better for the Volant there would be nothing but a badge.
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    It has a big wing!

    Well the way I understand it:

    WS9 means that it has been turned into a V8 Formula (essentially what all V8 firebirds are).

    Y82 means that the Trans Am package has been added to the Formula now making it a Trans Am.

    WS6 is of course another added on package that can be optioned on top of a V8 Firebird wether Formula or Trans Am... It (WS6 option) consisted of the ram air hood,17inch polished aluminum wheels,upgraded shocks and springs,larger sway bar up front,power steering cooler,upgraded exhaust (single tipped on '98 models) and WS6 badge affixed to the rear bumper.

    Hope that helps,anyone correct me if I'm wrong, sometimes the old cob webs get pretty thick in this old brain...
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