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    ram air but not ws6?

    ok i have a 99 t/a m6 it has the ram air hood and the bigger spoiler...but i was told the other day only the ws6 have the ram air hoods i checked th rpo codes and it is not a ws6...it has an after market lid and the guy gave me the original ram air lid...
    so did this come stock or was it added?
    and how do i post pics or here? i can take pics to help

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    only the ws6's come with the hood and the badge on the back bumper anybody can add those you can look at the codes on the drivers side, and all t/a's come with the raised wing on the back!!!

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    ok well i have the hood so is my ram air functional?...and i didnt know bout the wing because some have it and some dont....idk the hood looks very original to be put on later...but there is no ws6 code on the rpo

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    ok well i have the hood so is my ram air functional?...and i didnt know bout the wing because some have it and some dont....idk the hood looks very original to be put on later...but there is no ws6 code on the rpo
    all LS1 Trans Ams came with the big wing from the factory, unless they are convertible.

    V6 firebirds, LS1 Formulas, and LS1 Trans Am convertibles came with the smaller wing.

    WS6 means it was an original Ram Air car, no WS6 on the RPO sheet, no factory Ram Air. your hood was added after the fact. the hood is funtional upon installation with a factory/aftermarket raised airbox. if you don't have a raised airbox, I wouldnt worry too much about getting one, you won't notice a performance difference either way.

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    see i have a lid...dont the t/a still have ram air but use the lower scoops instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    and how do i post pics or here? i can take pics to help
    Posting pictures using photobucket

    Also post your VIN number so we can look up all your RPO codes. Or just post a pic of your RPO sticker.

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    my vin is 2g2fv22g1x2211433.....i looked and its not on the door sticker

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    all LS1 Trans Ams came with the big wing from the factory, unless they are convertible.

    V6 firebirds, LS1 Formulas, and LS1 Trans Am convertibles came with the smaller wing.

    WS6 means it was an original Ram Air car, no WS6 on the RPO sheet, no factory Ram Air. your hood was added after the fact. the hood is funtional upon installation with a factory/aftermarket raised airbox. if you don't have a raised airbox, I wouldnt worry too much about getting one, you won't notice a performance difference either way.
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    if there is no ws6 on the rpo then it is not a ws6. like stated before it was added on probably for looks...

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    yeah everything is funtional atleast

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    ya a lot of people add the ram air hood for looks and they usually add the air box as well, but you gain maybe 3hp at the crank that way. better money spent would be a CAI but hey some people like looks over performance.

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    not gonna lie it makes it look damn good! very aggresive

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    it has a lid so that helps a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    it has a lid so that helps a bit
    LID <> Raised Air Box.

    Not the same thing. All LS1 cars had the same lid from the factory (unless you got a SS or Hawk w/ a SLP lid without the silencer baffles). The only difference between a non-ram air lid and a "Ram Air" lid is the decal. And true, an aftermarket "lid" that eliminates the silencing baffles will improve performance (and WOT sound) on ANY LS1 car.

    What IS different on the WS6 cars is the raised air box, which holds the filter higher and provides a larger ~1-1/4" high opening to the underside of the filter for the air from the hood to flow more freely into the filter. Non WS6 cars, including the Firehawk, had the standard (non-raised) air box that only provided a ~3/4" tall slot for the air to enter the filter.

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    I measured and its about 1.25 inches and I have an slp lid....I think somebody tried to clone a ws6

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    I measured and its about 1.25 inches and I have an slp lid....I think somebody tried to clone a ws6
    WS6s didnt come with the SLP lid, and does it have a WS6 badge pasted on the back? sounds like somebody tried to make some modifications, not nesessarily clone..

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    i meant as far as the intake not the lid i still have the stock lid in my room it says pontiac ram air

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    i meant as far as the intake not the lid i still have the stock lid in my room it says pontiac ram air
    So they bought the Hood and the raised air box and lid. mystery solved


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