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    trans am or formula?

    i had to go to the dealer to find a certain part. they asked me for my vin and then told me that according to my vin it is a formula, not a t/a. as far as i know, the door sticker doesnt have anything usefull for this question, but it does say ws6 but im pretty sure a t/a or a formula could have been a ws6. anybody know what my car is? it says trans am on the body.

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    TA's have a different front and rear bumper cover and have side body modling, the Formula has the same front and rear bumper covers as a V6 Firebird. The TA has the Formula RPO code as well as the TA RPO code (the TA started life on paper as a Formula) Hope this helps...

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    The vin number does not distinguish between a Formula or a Trans Am.
    This has been covered time and time again [check the sticky ws9 vs ws6]
    But in short the guy at the dealership doesn't know squat. When they run the vin it will come up as a Formula/Trans Am.

    You should have RPO'S WS9 AND Y82 That tells you you have a Trans Am
    All Formula's will have WS9 and W66
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    the only differences between formulas and trans ams...... the front end, bumper, door lettering, and the trans am has the raised spoiler while formulas only have that ugly little bump [no offense to formula owners, i just think theyre ugly]

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    no worry my formula spoiler think your ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scanlamp View Post
    no worry my formula spoiler think your ugly.
    LOL, Even as a former Formula owner I thought that was hysterical.

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    lol its okay i just think those spoilers are too small for the car... but everyones got their own opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportKiller24 View Post
    lol its okay i just think those spoilers are too small for the car... but everyones got their own opinion
    I actually like the look of the Formula, I think the spoiler is just right.

    The T/A's is just a bit too big, it always makes me think of the batmobile.

    Formulas are great because people think they're V6's, until they get their doors blown off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportKiller24 View Post
    the only differences between formulas and trans ams...... the front end, bumper, door lettering, and the trans am has the raised spoiler while formulas only have that ugly little bump [no offense to formula owners, i just think theyre ugly]
    thats o.k, a trans am IS a riced out formula when you think about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    thats o.k, a trans am IS a riced out formula when you think about it
    As an owner of a Trans AM -- I can even laugh at that

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    Trans Ams look good but .... nothing looks better than a Formula WS6 IMHO.

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    not a true WS6, but damn near
    Last edited by Scanlamp; 08-04-2007 at 07:32 PM.

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    I had a formula and now i ahve a T/A everytime i drove my formula and someone in a T/A pulled up i just loved the way there car looked, so i had to get one the formula is too plain for me. I always felt like i had the lower class car compared to the T/A.

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    hi i have ws.6 ok 6speed my target it's 43-rwhp ok without nitrous what can i used? please answer mee to fast ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.ashknani View Post
    hi i have ws.6 ok 6speed my target it's 43-rwhp ok without nitrous what can i used? please answer mee to fast ok
    Uhh, WHAT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scanlamp View Post
    not a true WS6, but damn near
    Isn't that like being a little bit pregnant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.ashknani View Post
    hi i have ws.6 ok 6speed my target it's 43-rwhp ok without nitrous what can i used? please answer mee to fast ok

    pacesetter long tube headers and a hooker catback.

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    hi

    hi 'm so sorry not 43 my target it's 430rwhp ok

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