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This is a discussion on Official Show your Birds thread! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Last week I picked up a red 97 trans am hatch for $150. I like the high rise wing and ...

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    Last week I picked up a red 97 trans am hatch for $150. I like the high rise wing and I wanted to make my formula a little different. I just dropped the hatch at the paint shop so they can paint it NBM. At this point, it just hit me, would a 97 hatch fit a 98-02. I guess I will find out when I get it back next Tuesday. I will post some pictures. When I do let me know what you think.
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    Definitely will fit, from the doors back nothing changed on the are from 93 to 02, except for the styling of the tail lights. Also definitely the best cosmetic upgrade I would do if I owned a firebird. I do not like the deck lid on those. Wanna be different remove the whole spoiler period LOL. J/K I had mine off for a few days getting it painted...it looks so weird!

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    Thanks man, the high rise wing will make it look a lot better without being rice. I also heard that the higher wing actually creates down force above 40MPH giving you more traction and stability at higher speeds. True or not it doesn't matter, it still looks cooler.

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    I heard only the mecham wings give downforce, but you can add that now, it would be a good time as you're in the process of adding the rear hatch.

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    The mechan wing looks pretty cool but it seems that it has to be installed professionally in order to make it look smooth. Money is a little tight. Compare to $150 for the TA hatch and $100 to get it painted and instalation is a breeze (do it myself). If I had the money I would do the Mecham wing. I have not seen any firebirds/TA's with that wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight721 View Post
    The mechan wing looks pretty cool but it seems that it has to be installed professionally in order to make it look smooth. Money is a little tight. Compare to $150 for the TA hatch and $100 to get it painted and instalation is a breeze (do it myself). If I had the money I would do the Mecham wing. I have not seen any firebirds/TA's with that wing.
    The spoiler itself bolts right up whether its the stock or mecham...At least I believe the Mecham would bolt right in place. It definatley is a nice addition. Always consider it but never nothing serious...Might have to look into that a little more lol

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    I dont know...I just looked at it again and I don't know if a feel that great about the Mecham wing its almost a little too over sized for the car. I mean I would probably have to see it in person to make a final decision on it.

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    I didn't suggest it for looks, I suggested it for functionality, it actually produces downforce.

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    a couple new ones after buff and polish, ceta mod, and blacked out marker lights and third brake light. all ready for the new stripes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    a couple new ones after buff and polish, ceta mod, and blacked out marker lights and third brake light. all ready for the new stripes.
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    Tha black accenting really sets the car off! Looks beautiful. Very Sexy

    What color stripes? Black I would assume...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCityTA View Post
    Tha black accenting really sets the car off! Looks beautiful. Very Sexy

    What color stripes? Black I would assume...
    thanks. ya im putting black blackbird stripes on with a black bird on the plate cover and side pillar. also putting the inlays of pontiac on the back bumper in black.

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    Have neglected her for the past few weeks, so gave her a quick wash and wax this morning. I think my camera's crapping out on me, I can't get a crisp picture all of a sudden.





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    looks good, i like the U.S. flag on the bird

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    I'm trying to ignore that...other....car in the background, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportIntimidator View Post
    I'm trying to ignore that...other....car in the background, lol
    thats my friends. it has quite a bit done to it.

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    pics of the new setup with under hood pics











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    I finally got my hatch Today. Let me know what you think.



    It really sets the car up.
    Last edited by knight721; 04-08-2009 at 06:45 PM.

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    I wanna see a front angle and rear pic from farther away. Looks good

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    Drop the superman S an I think you're set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TempleU_WS6 View Post
    Drop the superman S an I think you're set!
    +1 Bro...

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