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    what's the difference?

    What's the difference between a WS6 LS1 and a regular TransAm LS1?

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    sold: 1999 firebird
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    hood, air box, powersteering cooler(WS6 has, base T/A doesn't), slightly stiffer suspension, thicker sway bar, 17' wheels (up from 16')

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    and a WS6 Emblem

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    where does the 20hp difference come from is what I meant.

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    ...and freer flowing exhaust, (knew i forgot something)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    where does the 20hp difference come from is what I meant.
    hood, lid, exhaust,

    (psst, there is no real 20hp difference, but shhh)

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    and the "Ram Air"

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    hood, lid, exhaust,

    (psst, there is no real 20hp difference, but shhh)
    dammit, beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    dammit, beat me to it
    i lol'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    where does the 20hp difference come from is what I meant.
    I thought the WS6 badge and the ram air decal on the hood made up 10 of those horses....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopedawg View Post
    I thought the WS6 badge and the ram air decal on the hood made up 10 of those horses....

    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopedawg View Post
    I thought the WS6 badge and the ram air decal on the hood made up 10 of those horses....
    hahaa i thought that was a secret

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopedawg View Post
    I thought the WS6 badge and the ram air decal on the hood made up 10 of those horses....
    They don't??????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    where does the 20hp difference come from is what I meant.
    The difference was only 15, really, 305 vs. 320. For '01 & '02, it was 310 & 325 HP. The extra 5 was from the new LS6 intake for the F-bodies, and yeah, there were no different internal engine parts. However, the factory did use a nice CAI hood and a little less restrictive muffler, so they had to claim something for the extra ~3k they charged.

    So glad the hoods our our WS6s are a different hood, not the standard hood with a hood scoop tacked on, like Ford usually does!

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    It has a big wing!

    You guys should experience the thrills that happen when you pull off that WS6 emblem and replace it with Firehawk decals!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baluchitherium View Post
    You guys should experience the thrills that happen when you pull off that WS6 emblem and replace it with Firehawk decals!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    So the Hawk decals are worth 25 HP????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    What's the difference between a WS6 LS1 and a regular TransAm LS1?
    $3150 worth of factory parts that most people replace anyway (except maybe the Hood)

    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    where does the 20hp difference come from is what I meant.
    LS1 is an LS1 is an LS1, There is NO difference all LS1's (regardless of year) make 345-350 HP no matter what chassis they were installed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    So the Hawk decals are worth 25 HP????
    Ha I need to get me that decal

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    It has a big wing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    So the Hawk decals are worth 25 HP????
    Give or take... depends what kind of blinker fluid I'm using.

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    Marketing hype does wonders doesn't it?

    Just look at the Mustang...throw Shelby's name on it and it's automatically worth and extra 20k more. It's amazing what people will pay for.

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