Results 1 to 20 of 20

do i need a trans am hatch?

This is a discussion on do i need a trans am hatch? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; so i noticed that when i would go to pass someone and i was really getting on it the car ...

  1. #1
    Member mikey gavin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    bruce
    Posts
    214

    bright red
    1998 formula trans am m6,

    do i need a trans am hatch?

    so i noticed that when i would go to pass someone and i was really getting on it the car felt like the wind was pushing me it was all over the road like the formula spolier wasnt doing its job do u think i need a t.a. hatch? or is it something else?

  2. #2
    38 of 139 PontiacFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Kearney, NE
    Posts
    931

    Black
    2001 Pontiac

    No, you're not gonna notice anything different at highway speed.
    Even at high-highway speed, ...

  3. #3
    None Shall Pass Knight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    East of Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    3,828

    Black
    99 WS.6 - Modified

    Sounds more like a suspension issue. Unless you're passing someone at 200 mph...

  4. #4
    Member mikey gavin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    bruce
    Posts
    214

    bright red
    1998 formula trans am m6,

    no at like sixty it sways when i pass a little its weird like to much power lol idk i figure it had something to to with down force

  5. #5
    Senior Member Too Fast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Age
    54
    Posts
    5,170

    Black
    2000 WS6 6spd Hooker LT

    Probably should check your rear control arms/bushings. Or upgrade them. And do a full check on the rear suspension.

  6. #6
    Member mikey gavin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    bruce
    Posts
    214

    bright red
    1998 formula trans am m6,

    how hard are they to change and where is a good place to get the upgraded ones cheap?

  7. #7
    Junior Member hippiespace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ashburn Virginia
    Age
    37
    Posts
    65

    Navy Blue
    2013 ZL1

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey gavin View Post
    how hard are they to change and where is a good place to get the upgraded ones cheap?
    This the set I used. The rear is easy. The front will take a little more time. Just have a propane torch and a can of PB Blast.

    http://www.jegs.com/i/Energy+Suspens...8130R/10002/-1

  8. #8
    Moderator 35th-ANV-SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wherever life takes me
    Posts
    12,465

    Red
    02 35th LE Camaro SS

    Sounds like a panhard bar issue to me. That is also what keeps your car from swaying back and forth. I would check to make sure it didn't come loose. Sometimes the mounting hole becomes oblong, leaving room for the bar to shift back and forth. Check it with the suspension unloaded.

  9. #9
    Member mikey gavin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    bruce
    Posts
    214

    bright red
    1998 formula trans am m6,

    what is that like the rear sway bar?

  10. #10
    Junior Member hippiespace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ashburn Virginia
    Age
    37
    Posts
    65

    Navy Blue
    2013 ZL1

    The panhard is the Z shaped bar that goes from the body to the suspension above the rear axle.

  11. #11
    Electrical Engineer KMdef9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North of the Motorcity
    Posts
    2,611

    Custom Swirly Black
    2001 WS6 M6

    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Sounds more like a suspension issue. Unless you're passing someone at 200 mph...
    THIS.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikey gavin View Post
    what is that like the rear sway bar?
    No, you have both a rear sway bar and a pan-hard bar. It's a cheap stamped piece of metal that comes down on angle from, I believe, the top passenger side above the rear end to the lower driver side of the rear end.

    The sway bar bends around the rear diff, but stays (relatively) the same height across the back side.

    Some bushing might be on there way out, if your unsure how to check them, try to find a shop that does free estimates and report back to us.
    Last edited by KMdef9; 02-21-2011 at 05:29 PM.

  12. #12
    Electrical Engineer KMdef9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North of the Motorcity
    Posts
    2,611

    Custom Swirly Black
    2001 WS6 M6

    Shit pic, but only one I have. Red is the panhard and green is the sway.


  13. #13
    Moderator 35th-ANV-SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wherever life takes me
    Posts
    12,465

    Red
    02 35th LE Camaro SS

    Here is another pic that shows it better. It is the straight stamped bar going from one side to the other in the pic.


  14. #14
    Impounded
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    2,148
    how easy is a panhard bar to install and adjust?

  15. #15
    Electrical Engineer KMdef9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North of the Motorcity
    Posts
    2,611

    Custom Swirly Black
    2001 WS6 M6

    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    how easy is a panhard bar to install and adjust?
    Depends on the bolts rust level, pretty easy.

    However, I'm not sure if the suspension needs to be loaded or not.

  16. #16
    Impounded
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    2,148
    man my dad really needs to get that lift...

  17. #17
    Moderator 35th-ANV-SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wherever life takes me
    Posts
    12,465

    Red
    02 35th LE Camaro SS

    for under $1500 you can have one in your garage...

  18. #18
    Member mikey gavin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    bruce
    Posts
    214

    bright red
    1998 formula trans am m6,

    ok thats what i thouugh u were talkin about ill check it out thanks a lot

  19. #19
    Impounded
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    2,148
    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    for under $1500 you can have one in your garage...

  20. #20
    Junior Member hippiespace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ashburn Virginia
    Age
    37
    Posts
    65

    Navy Blue
    2013 ZL1

    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Depends on the bolts rust level, pretty easy.

    However, I'm not sure if the suspension needs to be loaded or not.
    Just jack up the rear end on jack stands. I put the jack stands where the owner manual says to put the jack when you change a tire and don't forget PB BLAST. Let that soak for about half an hour and it should come apart pretty easy.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Wanted: Rear hatch panels? 98 Trans Am
    By Wolf666 in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-19-2010, 02:01 PM
  2. 1988 Trans Am GTA Notchback - Hatch-22
    By Ed Blown Vert in forum GTO
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-16-2008, 06:50 PM
  3. WTB: 1998-2002 Trans Am Hatch
    By Firebird Phoenix in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-10-2008, 09:35 PM
  4. 1998 Firebird installing Trans am hatch
    By undress in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-26-2007, 02:40 PM
  5. Looking for Trans Am Hatch
    By pheonix_rising in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-18-2006, 05:22 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •