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    What DID I buy...?

    Hey all. I'm at my desk at work and can't run down to check the car, but I wanted to get your guys' take. I bought my '98 WS6 about 3 weeks ago. I was ecstatic because it was a WS6, but now I'm not so sure... For starters, it has two exhaust outlets. I read that '98s only had one. Also, I glossed over my door panel the other day, and did not find WS6 anywhere. The only W I found was on WS9. It has the hood, the "Ram Air" decal, and the WS6 badge. Car is still in great shape, but did I get duped?



    Picture of the rear exhaust outlets.

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    yep. that is trans am exhaust

    WS9 is the code for a formula trans am.

    all trans am's are formulas, not all formula's are trans ams

    sorry man-that sucks

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    There would be a WS6 code on the sticker. Every option code is on that sticker, and WS6 is just the code for a performance option. Its still a very nice car from what I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    yep. that is trans am exhaust

    WS9 is the code for a formula trans am.

    all trans am's are formulas, not all formula's are trans ams

    sorry man-that sucks
    So I'm looking at a clone, eh? So this is more like a WS7?

    Normal T/A's for that year had the duals but not WS6s?

    Also, how could tell if I've actually got a functioning Ram Air system?

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    You have one regardless. Just open your hood and see how high your airbox is raised.

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    ah snap!

    Didn't you notice the wheels???

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    it is a very nice looking car-i coudlnt believe how red the bird is on the back panel.

    functional ram air-that's always been a debate mainly b/c of the drag coefficint. The hood looks cool-no debate there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanater View Post
    ah snap!

    Didn't you notice the wheels???
    i was wondering that myself, but if it's a clone-it might have ws.6 rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMan View Post
    There would be a WS6 code on the sticker. Every option code is on that sticker, and WS6 is just the code for a performance option. Its still a very nice car from what I can see.
    Appreciate the compliment. She really is beautiful... I'm just a little disappointed with myself...




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    It looks like a ws6 to me! Check the codes again

    The first time I looked for ws6 on my door I couldn't find it. I nearly had a heart attack. But then I looked again and I found it right in the middle of all the codes somewhere.

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    The wheels. Guess someone went the distance on the cloning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanater View Post
    It looks like a ws6 to me! Check the codes again

    The first time I looked for ws6 on my door I couldn't find it. I nearly had a heart attack. But then I looked again and I found it right in the middle of all the codes somewhere.
    Thanks for the encouragement. I'll check again, just to be sure. I went over a couple of times, but maybe I was too frantic. We'll see,


    EDIT: That wouldn't explain the exhaust, though. Unless the seller got the year wrong...

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    looks like a ws.6 to me-dont' sweat it man, most factory ws.6s no longer have the "ws.6 parts" on it b/c everyone mods their car

    how many miles? that looks exactly like my "batmobile" before i trashed it-check my profile and you'll see

    your rims and paint look flawless

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    looks like a ws.6 to me-dont' sweat it man, most factory ws.6s no longer have the "ws.6 parts" on it b/c everyone mods their car

    how many miles? that looks exactly like my "batmobile" before i trashed it

    your rims and paint look flawless
    Thanks. She's pushing 37,500, I think. Maybe less. I fell in love with it, needless to say...

    EDIT: They rims WERE flawless until I almost wrecked last week dodging a discarded semi tire on the highway. It was in between two lanes and I didn't see it til I was already changing. My rear driverside now has one or two nasty little pock marks...

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    How much? If you don't mind me asking.

    Because I just bought my 98 ws6 with 38,000. Is it a manual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    looks like a ws.6 to me-dont' sweat it man, most factory ws.6s no longer have the "ws.6 parts" on it b/c everyone mods their car

    how many miles? that looks exactly like my "batmobile" before i trashed it-check my profile and you'll see

    your rims and paint look flawless
    That's true. If you wanted to, you would have no trouble making a T/A perform better then a WS6 in a small amount of time. That color looks even better out in the sun.

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    what color interior? black or gray? is the car modded at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMan View Post
    That's true. If you wanted to, you would have no trouble making a T/A perform better then a WS6 in a small amount of time. That color looks even better out in the sun.
    i always felt the NBM's lime-light was during sunset. I freakin miss my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanater View Post
    How much? If you don't mind me asking.

    Because I just bought my 98 ws6 with 38,000. Is it a manual?
    I'm embarassed to say, but I forked over 13,750. It was flawless as far as I was concerned, so I didn't mind. I wonder now, though...

    Oh, and it's auto.

    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    what color interior? black or gray? is the car modded at all?
    It's charcoal grey leather. As far as I know, the car is not modded at all. Bone stock. I have plans, but no funds at the moment. Suggestions are welcome,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Bull View Post
    I'm embarassed to say, but I forked over 13,750. It was flawless as far as I was concerned, so I didn't mind. I wonder now, though...
    dude...you stole that car

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