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This is a discussion on ws6 / tire size question within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; hi t/a buddies, listen, my best friend just bought her first ws6 (used of course) its a 2001. However we ...

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    Talking ws6 / tire size question

    hi t/a buddies, listen, my best friend just bought her first ws6 (used of course) its a 2001. However we just noticed that she has 16 inch rims and tires, i have a 2000 ws6 and mine has 17 inch,.. if hers are wrong, will it cause any problems? or will she be ok for the time being?

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    im pretty sure all ws6 models came with 17" rims but i dont think havent 16's will mess anything up

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    maybe its a ws9 then. check the codes on the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixysrace11 View Post
    hi t/a buddies, listen, my best friend just bought her first ws6 (used of course) its a 2001. However we just noticed that she has 16 inch rims and tires, i have a 2000 ws6 and mine has 17 inch,.. if hers are wrong, will it cause any problems? or will she be ok for the time being?
    98 and 99 ws6 had 16inch ws6 wheels... i thought 2000s did to but im not sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaotic_ws6 View Post
    98 and 99 ws6 had 16inch ws6 wheels... i thought 2000s did to but im not sure
    lol.. i had to check the web to make sure that mine is supposed to 17 inch, and yes 2000 ws6's came with 17 inch. as for the 2001 im guessing it should also have 17 inch, but as long as having 16's wont cause any harm to car, should be good news to her and her dad, who wouldnt let her drive it just yet, until they knew for sure that 16 inch tires and rims wont hurt her car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaotic_ws6 View Post
    98 and 99 ws6 had 16inch ws6 wheels... i thought 2000s did to but im not sure
    All ls1 ws6 cars came with 17" wheels.

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    First thing you should do is check the RPO sticker on her car (inside driver door). Look for WS6 if it's not there then the car isn't a WS6. Also might want to check your door aswell because the WS6 option was not available in Maple Red Metallic.
    If your confused about WS6 vs WS9 check this post ws6 v. ws9
    All `96-`02 WS6 cars came with 17" wheels. The only exception is the `96-97 LT1 convertibles, all they got was the Ram Air.

    Unfortunately many people selling these cars install the hoods and misrepresent the cars as something their not.
    I could do the same as I have a factory WS6 hood aswell. All I would need is the badge and the taller Airbox because my suspension and exhaust is well beyond the factory WS6 oarts.
    Except that I'm sort of a Purist and wanted to make something unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaotic_ws6 View Post
    98 and 99 ws6 had 16inch ws6 wheels... i thought 2000s did to but im not sure
    No all WS6 cars came with 17" rims I have a 99 and its got 17's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numba1TA View Post
    No all WS6 cars came with 17" rims I have a 99 and its got 17's


    ALL 98-02 WS6's came with 17" rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixysrace11 View Post
    lol.. i had to check the web to make sure that mine is supposed to 17 inch, and yes 2000 ws6's came with 17 inch. as for the 2001 im guessing it should also have 17 inch, but as long as having 16's wont cause any harm to car, should be good news to her and her dad, who wouldnt let her drive it just yet, until they knew for sure that 16 inch tires and rims wont hurt her car.
    No it will not hurt the car. No worries! Standard Trans Ams had 16x8.

    And all true LS1 WS6 cars had 17x9 factory wheels. Like the above post stated, convertible '96-'97 LT1 cars got 16", hardtops and T-tops recieved the 17s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    No it will not hurt the car. No worries! Standard Trans Ams had 16x8.

    And all true LS1 WS6 cars had 17x9 factory wheels. Like the above post stated, convertible '96-'97 LT1 cars got 16", hardtops and T-tops recieved the 17s.
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    It won't hurt the car I had 16's on my Trans Am(non-WS6). Just make sure it has the right size tires on it or it will make the speedo read off by a few mph. But that's the worst thing that will happen.
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    i feel bad for her if she thought she bought a WS6 and actually just got a regular TA. what did she pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    i feel bad for her if she thought she bought a WS6 and actually just got a regular TA. what did she pay?
    umm.. i believe she said her dad got it from a friend of his, and paid 16.k and it has 41,000 miles on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    First thing you should do is check the RPO sticker on her car (inside driver door). Look for WS6 if it's not there then the car isn't a WS6. Also might want to check your door aswell because the WS6 option was not available in Maple Red Metallic.
    If your confused about WS6 vs WS9 check this post ws6 v. ws9
    All `96-`02 WS6 cars came with 17" wheels. The only exception is the `96-97 LT1 convertibles, all they got was the Ram Air.

    Unfortunately many people selling these cars install the hoods and misrepresent the cars as something their not.
    I could do the same as I have a factory WS6 hood aswell. All I would need is the badge and the taller Airbox because my suspension and exhaust is well beyond the factory WS6 oarts.
    Except that I'm sort of a Purist and wanted to make something unique.
    the red maple metalic on my car, was my choice, i liked the color so much that i had my hubby paint it for me. the original color was red. but i already had a red firebird (just a regular firebird 1985) to which i had that one painted viper red. (i have pics of the 85 bird posted in my albums if anyone is interested in seeing it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trixysrace11 View Post
    the red maple metalic on my car, was my choice, i liked the color so much that i had my hubby paint it for me. the original color was red. but i already had a red firebird (just a regular firebird 1985) to which i had that one painted viper red.
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    I thought it sounded odd considering Maple Red wasn't available till `01

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixysrace11 View Post
    umm.. i believe she said her dad got it from a friend of his, and paid 16.k and it has 41,000 miles on it
    thats really high. especially if its not a true ws6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    thats really high. especially if its not a true ws6.
    agreed, oh well, guess to each there own i guess, mine,.. i paid 12k for, and it only had 8k miles on it, but it had also been totaled at some point, but because my husband does collision and painting work, he brought it back to life, with a new rear clip put on it. i found the car on the net, and brought it in from north carolina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixysrace11 View Post
    agreed, oh well, guess to each there own i guess, mine,.. i paid 12k for, and it only had 8k miles on it, but it had also been totaled at some point, but because my husband does collision and painting work, he brought it back to life, with a new rear clip put on it. i found the car on the net, and brought it in from north carolina.
    so is your friends car a ws6 then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    so is your friends car a ws6 then?
    as far as i know yes,..i told her dad everything you guys said about the tires and rims, and about checking the car and its codes to make sure its genuine, Im going there on my lunch break tomorrow to check it out!
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