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This is a discussion on whats the difference? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; ive been looking around to find the difference between the firehawk and the trans-am and the firebird but i cant ...

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    whats the difference?

    ive been looking around to find the difference between the firehawk and the trans-am and the firebird but i cant find it. the sticky doesnt really tell me. I know the t/a and firehawk are obviously better then the regular firebird but whats all this stuff mean.. im just trying to learn about these cuz im trying to get a new car and the birds have always been a great love of mine (next to the e36 bmw's). so whats the technnical differences between all these versions of cars?

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    firebird is a base, trans am is a op its the body v8 and leather 10 specker with amp and more , the ws6 is power stering cooler air box base bugger sway bars and the ws6 hood and 17 inch rims, a fire hawk is a t/a ws6 with a air box lid and a diffrent body the base ls1 firebird is 305-310 hp the ws6 is 315-325 a hawk is rated at 340 hp

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    so firebird<transam<ws6<firehawk
    how much should each of these cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctikz View Post
    so firebird<transam<ws6<firehawk
    how much should each of these cost?
    neither one owns the other as long as they are V8s.
    to be blunt, the fastest of all V8 firebirds will be whichever car is the lightest.
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    Maybe this will help

    Firebird = V6
    Firebird Formula = V8
    Firebird Trans Am = V8

    The WS6 and Firehawks are pkgs available on Formula's and Trans Am's
    they are mostly mild suspension upgrades and Ram Air Hoods, but that does not mean they are Faster then a Regular V8 Car.
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    alright.. so to me at 16. a trans am or firehawk isnt worth my money? just get a formula?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctikz View Post
    alright.. so to me at 16. a trans am or firehawk isnt worth my money? just get a formula?
    if your low on cash yet still want a ls1, get a formula or t/a.

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    well at 16 personally i would get a firebird the Ls1 is a big responsibility for a first time driver and also the gas prices, but if its what u want go for it, there firehawk is deffinatly at the top of the price range man. id say the price of the formula and trans am are pretty much about the same

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    No joke on gas prices!!!

    I agree with a v6 for a learner.

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    if its your first car, buy a piece of shit rear wheel drive and wait a little on a T/A...im only 18 but i had an 87 monte carlo ss first....lookin back it was definitely was worth it to hold off

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    itll be my third. i have a 91 f150 atm. im looking for a car, preferably a faster one and not a 4 cylinder

    o and my truck gets 9 miles to a gallon so ill be very happy with 16 or so. lol

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    Have fun finding a formula. I've only seen one with a ls1 in it. Hell, I think I have only seen 2 or 3 with the lt1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctikz View Post
    itll be my third. i have a 91 f150 atm. im looking for a car, preferably a faster one and not a 4 cylinder

    o and my truck gets 9 miles to a gallon so ill be very happy with 16 or so. lol
    then hell yeah go get a T/A.... now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    Have fun finding a formula. I've only seen one with a ls1 in it. Hell, I think I have only seen 2 or 3 with the lt1.
    what?? my good friend has 2 ls1 formulas

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    f all this..get yourself a ls1 for your first...it WILL force you to respect the power it puts out and will force you to become a good driver

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    good point u will have to become a good driver un less u get stupid in that case ur be dead, a ls1 is not a play toy till u know the car in side and out, any ways a formy's is the chepses ls1 car u can get, around my way a formy goes for 8-10 k a t/a goes for 14-20 ever if its a non ws6

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    If you want a Bird, get a Formula or T/A. The other special editions will be more expensive, and not much (if any) faster.

    The Formula should be the cheapest, but they're sometimes hard to find. They made way more T/A's, than Formulas, so you might be able to get a good deal on one of those.

    If all you want is a LS1 car, look at Z28's. They're the cheapest and most plentiful of the LS1 cars.


    Me, I'd get the Formula. Then again, I'm a bit biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    Have fun finding a formula. I've only seen one with a ls1 in it. Hell, I think I have only seen 2 or 3 with the lt1.
    About 10% of all Firebirds built from `98-02 are Formula's, So yes they are a rarity but if you look hard enough you can find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    About 10% of all Firebirds built from `98-02 are Formula's, So yes they are a rarity but if you look hard enough you can find them.
    because they are rare, does that make them desirable? i have a 2000 formula with an ls1....just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_formula View Post
    because they are rare, does that make them desirable? i have a 2000 formula with an ls1....just curious
    I guess that depends on the one looking to buy ! I would not have a TA for the simple fact it has leather "my skin dose not like it) so I had to look a while to find the right one ! I ended up with a formula ls1 now if I could have found a formula ws6 with low miles <30k I would have sprung for another 5k

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