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    Need some help w/ WS6 purchase

    I am close to purchasing a 98 Trans Am, but would like to get some feedback on some questions I have:

    - What is the best means to find out if the vehicle is a true WS6? Got the hood; got the ram air intake; borla exhaust, so that's out the window. I copied the codes down off of the door, but don't know what to do with 'em. Any help here?

    -What is an average cost to overhaul an LS1 engine and what should it entail? Miles are building, and plan to keep this one- I had a 2000 TA, but had to get rid of when I went to Iraq.

    Thanks for any assistance is this matter...

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    look for ws6 or ws7 in the rpo codes... if its a 6 your good... 7 not so much...

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    Yes it must have the WS6 RPO or it's a Clone.
    If it's not thats OK too beacause WS6's are not any faster than regular LS1 Cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weberje View Post
    I am close to purchasing a 98 Trans Am, but would like to get some feedback on some questions I have:

    - What is the best means to find out if the vehicle is a true WS6? Got the hood; got the ram air intake; borla exhaust, so that's out the window. I copied the codes down off of the door, but don't know what to do with 'em. Any help here?

    -What is an average cost to overhaul an LS1 engine and what should it entail? Miles are building, and plan to keep this one- I had a 2000 TA, but had to get rid of when I went to Iraq.

    Thanks for any assistance is this matter...
    rebuilding an ls1 is 3k easy.

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    Awesome. Thanks for the input.
    - it does have the ws6 code.
    Is there somewhere (link, etc.) to research the codes?

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    so one of the codes your wrote down was ws6, but you didnt know if it was a ws6? try finding a z51 option on a vette i think the rpo code is FE3...

    im just yanking your chain good to hear you got a real one...

    -me

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    yep, thanks for the yank. my chain needed it.

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    I just went to a dealer and they printed me out a sheet detailing every option that it had. It was several pages long, and they didn't even charge a cent. Now there's a first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Yes it must have the WS6 RPO or it's a Clone.
    If it's not thats OK too beacause WS6's are not any faster than regular LS1 Cars.
    Yes just like the SS is not quicker than a Z28. From stock it produces a few more Hp 10-15 I think because of less restrictive exhaust.

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