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    ta vs. ws6

    What are the main differences between t/a's and ws6's besides cosmetics??

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex1989 View Post
    What are the main differences between t/a's and ws6's besides cosmetics??
    Suspension parts and exhaust which is still restrictive.

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    pretty much what he said, if your going to mod the car all that is coming off sooner or later-most sooner.

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    The air box sits a little higher to work with the ram air hood also.

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    I see.. Yea i didnt think that there was too much of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex1989 View Post
    What are the main differences between t/a's and ws6's besides cosmetics??
    Nothing that would inhance the performance significantly.

    For a list of components check the stickies.
    In general you can purchase aftermarket parts that are well above the WS6 equippment.
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    stock vs stock ws6 would have a slight advantage...but all the upgrades the ws6 has are going to be replaced anyway

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    if ur doing 200 mp u might have 2 more hp then a ws9 ta lol

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    The 01 and 02 WS6 and SS camaro have ran 12.95s in some magazine articles, the years before that from 98-00 Ive seen the best of 13.40 and seen 1 article on a 1997 WS9 that ran 12.98 but who knows bout that...theres really no telling, GM underrated everything them years, but the 01 and 02 LS1 cars had LS6 intakes and the WS6 had the 3:42 gears w alum driveshaft,better exhaust but still restrictive, wider tires, nicer wheels,meanest looking hood ever made...he ram air has actually been proved to make 8RWHP when on a mph controlled wind air blower on a dyno.....and some 01 and 02's came with Z06 block which had lighter weight and less cyclinder pressures,WS6 has very good suspension for track and road race use....they all differed though really...some regular T/A's rated at 310hp dyno'd at 295RWHP to the wheels, and ive seen 325hp SS camaros in 01-02 dyno 321RWHP....so its crazy...I've also seen a 345hp firehawk dyno 315RWHP and run 12.80's....its really wierd, but SS and WS6 always runs better than Z/28 or T/A...in 98-00 up to a .2 tenths difference but from 01-02 up to a half second difference, people with t/A's and Z/28's will send me all kinda negative messages bout this, but thats how it is...and the firehawk always beats the WS6 and SS by bout .3-.4 tenths somehow even though its just 15hp difference.....its just how it is...you can make them all equal as fast. But no car for the price ever looked as bad as a WS6 Trans Am.....soooooooo meannnnn lookingggggggggggg...but firehawk is still king till the WS6 puts the headers on, then its bye bye time......

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    Quote Originally Posted by getcha01 View Post
    The 01 and 02 WS6 and SS camaro have ran 12.95s in some magazine articles, the years before that from 98-00 Ive seen the best of 13.40 and seen 1 article on a 1997 WS9 that ran 12.98 but who knows bout that...theres really no telling, GM underrated everything them years, but the 01 and 02 LS1 cars had LS6 intakes and the WS6 had the 3:42 gears w alum driveshaft,better exhaust but still restrictive, wider tires, nicer wheels,meanest looking hood ever made...he ram air has actually been proved to make 8RWHP when on a mph controlled wind air blower on a dyno.....and some 01 and 02's came with Z06 block which had lighter weight and less cyclinder pressures,WS6 has very good suspension for track and road race use....they all differed though really...some regular T/A's rated at 310hp dyno'd at 295RWHP to the wheels, and ive seen 325hp SS camaros in 01-02 dyno 321RWHP....so its crazy...I've also seen a 345hp firehawk dyno 315RWHP and run 12.80's....its really wierd, but SS and WS6 always runs better than Z/28 or T/A...in 98-00 up to a .2 tenths difference but from 01-02 up to a half second difference, people with t/A's and Z/28's will send me all kinda negative messages bout this, but thats how it is...and the firehawk always beats the WS6 and SS by bout .3-.4 tenths somehow even though its just 15hp difference.....its just how it is...you can make them all equal as fast. But no car for the price ever looked as bad as a WS6 Trans Am.....soooooooo meannnnn lookingggggggggggg...but firehawk is still king till the WS6 puts the headers on, then its bye bye time......
    Are you seriously still babbling on about this WS6 and SS crap? You really need to drop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getcha01 View Post
    The 01 and 02 WS6 and SS camaro have ran 12.95s in some magazine articles, the years before that from 98-00 Ive seen the best of 13.40 and seen 1 article on a 1997 WS9 that ran 12.98 but who knows bout that...theres really no telling, GM underrated everything them years, but the 01 and 02 LS1 cars had LS6 intakes and the WS6 had the 3:42 gears w alum driveshaft,better exhaust but still restrictive, wider tires, nicer wheels,meanest looking hood ever made...he ram air has actually been proved to make 8RWHP when on a mph controlled wind air blower on a dyno.....and some 01 and 02's came with Z06 block which had lighter weight and less cyclinder pressures,WS6 has very good suspension for track and road race use....they all differed though really...some regular T/A's rated at 310hp dyno'd at 295RWHP to the wheels, and ive seen 325hp SS camaros in 01-02 dyno 321RWHP....so its crazy...I've also seen a 345hp firehawk dyno 315RWHP and run 12.80's....its really wierd, but SS and WS6 always runs better than Z/28 or T/A...in 98-00 up to a .2 tenths difference but from 01-02 up to a half second difference, people with t/A's and Z/28's will send me all kinda negative messages bout this, but thats how it is...and the firehawk always beats the WS6 and SS by bout .3-.4 tenths somehow even though its just 15hp difference.....its just how it is...you can make them all equal as fast. But no car for the price ever looked as bad as a WS6 Trans Am.....soooooooo meannnnn lookingggggggggggg...but firehawk is still king till the WS6 puts the headers on, then its bye bye time......


    All LS1's equipped with a manual transmission got 3:42 gearing and aluminum driveshaft. That means all SS's, Z28's, WS6's, TA's, Firehawks, and Formula's that had a manual transmission have 3:42 gears from the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getcha01 View Post
    The 01 and 02 WS6 and SS camaro have ran 12.95s in some magazine articles, the years before that from 98-00 Ive seen the best of 13.40 and seen 1 article on a 1997 WS9 that ran 12.98 but who knows bout that...theres really no telling, GM underrated everything them years, but the 01 and 02 LS1 cars had LS6 intakes and the WS6 had the 3:42 gears w alum driveshaft,better exhaust but still restrictive, wider tires, nicer wheels,meanest looking hood ever made...he ram air has actually been proved to make 8RWHP when on a mph controlled wind air blower on a dyno.....and some 01 and 02's came with Z06 block which had lighter weight and less cyclinder pressures,WS6 has very good suspension for track and road race use....they all differed though really...some regular T/A's rated at 310hp dyno'd at 295RWHP to the wheels, and ive seen 325hp SS camaros in 01-02 dyno 321RWHP....so its crazy...I've also seen a 345hp firehawk dyno 315RWHP and run 12.80's....its really wierd, but SS and WS6 always runs better than Z/28 or T/A...in 98-00 up to a .2 tenths difference but from 01-02 up to a half second difference, people with t/A's and Z/28's will send me all kinda negative messages bout this, but thats how it is...and the firehawk always beats the WS6 and SS by bout .3-.4 tenths somehow even though its just 15hp difference.....its just how it is...you can make them all equal as fast. But no car for the price ever looked as bad as a WS6 Trans Am.....soooooooo meannnnn lookingggggggggggg...but firehawk is still king till the WS6 puts the headers on, then its bye bye time......


    I guess your not old enough to remember GM High Tech's drag test of a `99 Z28.
    Evan Smith clocked a 12.89 @109 mph, Fastest published time for a stock F-body that I have seen.

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    All y'all are all forgetting about the all important power steering cooler, only on WS6 cars that I know. Probably the SS's and 'Hawks too, tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    All y'all are all forgetting about the all important power steering cooler, only on WS6 cars that I know. Probably the SS's and 'Hawks too, tho.
    lol.....

    very true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    I was trying to fit more "all's" and "Y'all's" in that post LOL! Do you here that much in Beaver Dam?
    lol... I say it just about everyday... especially if I get excited explaining something.. the mullet and buck teeth start popping out....


    Yeah..

    The ws6 may be worth more but with such little extras.. the hood is basically ALL your paying for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    lol... I say it just about everyday... especially if I get excited explaining something.. the mullet and buck teeth start popping out....


    Yeah..

    The ws6 may be worth more but with such little extras.. the hood is basically ALL your paying for...
    Hood......17" wheels (I love my polished 17x9s!)......lower air box........PS cooler.......different sway bar/spring rates/shocks.

    And the hood is definitely sex. Ever seen the hoods shadow with the sun just coming up behind the car? Looks like a massive camel toe! Sex indeed.

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