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This is a discussion on ws6 v. ws9 within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by bigtyme where are these codes located at on the car `93-97 in the Glove box and `98-`02 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtyme View Post
    where are these codes located at on the car
    `93-97 in the Glove box and `98-`02 on the inside edge of the drivers door.
    Edit/ Some `97 cars may have their Stickers on the door like the LS1 cars Do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    Drivers door and/or the glove box.
    thanks do have any mods done to your car

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtyme View Post
    thanks do have any mods done to your car
    Nothing really worth going into detail over. Free mods and Cat back thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Like I said this has been covered before
    WS9 is the Formula conversion Pkg
    W66 is the Formula Merchandise Pkg
    Y82 is the Trans Am Merchandise Pkg
    All the V8 cars carry the WS9 Code, To be a Formula or Trans Am it must have the coresponding code aswell.
    WS9 + W66 = Formula
    WS9 + Y82 = Trans Am
    WS9 + W66 + WS6 = Formula WS6
    WS9 + Y82 + WS6 = Trans Am WS6
    I don't understand something, what is a Formula WS6?

    What is the difference between a conversion and merchandise package?

    Also, someone mentioned different gearing for different cars, I knew the shocks, exhaust, and ram air were different for ws6 vs. regular cars, but what is the difference in gearing? (I have a 2000 Trans Am originally non ram air)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    I don't understand something, what is a Formula WS6?

    What is the difference between a conversion and merchandise package?

    Also, someone mentioned different gearing for different cars, I knew the shocks, exhaust, and ram air were different for ws6 vs. regular cars, but what is the difference in gearing? (I have a 2000 Trans Am originally non ram air)
    1) The WS6 option was available on Formula's from 1996-2000.
    2) The Conversion Pkg (WS9) essentially means the car is V8 equipped, why it is called Formula conversion is beyond me, must be the infinite wisdom of GM
    All V8 cars have specific suspensions parts, cooling systems, interior appointments etc....
    3) Merchadise Pkg is essentially the equipment for that Model be it spoilers badges different body panels interior trim etc..

    The only differences as to gearing is that the standard gears for Automatic equipped V8 cars is 2.73's There was an optional extra cost performance gear set 3.23's. The 3.23's were mandated on WS6 equipped cars but not part of the package so it was at extra cost.

    to find out your gear set check your RPO sticker on your drivers door
    GU2 = 2.73's
    GU5 = 3.23's
    GU6 = 3.42's (Std on Manual Trans Only)
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    Thanks for asking this question...I have been wondering the same thing....

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    Vehicle Record SummaryVIN: 2G2FV22G5X******* We found 24 record(s) for this vehicle
    Year: 1999 Style/Body: Convertible / Coupe 2D
    Make: Pontiac Engine: 5.7L V8 MFI / MPI
    Model: Firebird Formula / Trans Am Country of Assembly: Canada



    this car is not a convertible, i had it checked at vincheck.com
    also what id rpo w55? it says something about exuast but not sure what about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokillyourself View Post
    Vehicle Record SummaryVIN: 2G2FV22G5X******* We found 24 record(s) for this vehicle
    Year: 1999 Style/Body: Convertible / Coupe 2D
    Make: Pontiac Engine: 5.7L V8 MFI / MPI
    Model: Firebird Formula / Trans Am Country of Assembly: Canada



    this car is not a convertible, i had it checked at vincheck.com
    also what id rpo w55? it says something about exuast but not sure what about it.
    T-tops are considered a convertible according to the majority/all insurance agencies

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    i have no idea

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    Just picked up a 01' TA, but no sticker on door. Car must have been painted.
    It has WS6 air intake, after market exhaust..Where else can I verify it is a true
    WS6 car?? The vin # is 2G2FV22G912141588... I am used to the options listed on the permanent trim tag or cowl tag on 1st and 2nd gens..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gateman View Post
    Just picked up a 01' TA, but no sticker on door. Car must have been painted.
    It has WS6 air intake, after market exhaust..Where else can I verify it is a true
    WS6 car?? The vin # is 2G2FV22G912141588... I am used to the options listed on the permanent trim tag or cowl tag on 1st and 2nd gens..
    A local GM dealer should be able to run the vin # and come up with your RPO list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokillyourself View Post
    Vehicle Record SummaryVIN: 2G2FV22G5X******* We found 24 record(s) for this vehicle
    Year: 1999 Style/Body: Convertible / Coupe 2D
    Make: Pontiac Engine: 5.7L V8 MFI / MPI
    Model: Firebird Formula / Trans Am Country of Assembly: Canada



    this car is not a convertible, i had it checked at vincheck.com
    also what id rpo w55? it says something about exuast but not sure what about it.
    Where did you get the info that this car is a 'vert? Wherever it was, it is in error. 'Verts have the digits "32" where yours has a "22" in the VIN. Coupes, both HT and T-Top have "22" in the VIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBs98WS6Rag View Post
    Where did you get the info that this car is a 'vert? Wherever it was, it is in error. 'Verts have the digits "32" where yours has a "22" in the VIN. Coupes, both HT and T-Top have "22" in the VIN.
    our cars show up as a convertible due to our t-tops..if you ever look at our insurance ..at least mine..lists my car as a convertible.

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    really? Geico lists my 02 ws6 w/ t-tops as a hatchback.

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    they're both cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudStainKILLA View Post
    really? Geico lists my 02 ws6 w/ t-tops as a hatchback.
    Farmers bureau does too

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    Here's a picture of my WS9 (Formula) for reference.





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