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Old 06-28-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
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What is the difference?! I seem to be having a problem distinguishing the difference....
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Engine and cosmetics. Like the SSEi and the SE, a Trans Am is a fancy Firebird
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TA is the highest model of the Firebird...... (besides FirehawkI believe)
As for styling / things to look for........ dunno.... but I believe the TA'* have a different body kit
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Exactly, for example 97-02 LS1 Firebirds/Z28'* had 310hp while Trans Ams/SS had 325hp. WS6 is just an appearance and suspension package.
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Originally the T/A was the racer version, for Trans America Racing back in the late 60'*. The manufacturers had to make certain numbers of cars to compete with that setup.
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i didnt think it was too much of a diffenec eexept that a firebird can come as a V-6 and the traans am always had a highr spoiler
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Exactly, for example 97-02 LS1 Firebirds/Z28'* had 310hp while Trans Ams/SS had 325hp. WS6 is just an appearance and suspension package.
F bodies got the LS1 in 98. The corvette had it solely in 97.
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Spoiler, Hood Scoops, Quarter panel vents, body kit. Depends on what year Firebird/TransAm you are looking at as to which options are available.

FYI - There was the Firebird (SE), Firebird Formula (SSE), and TransAm (SSEi)....
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Spoiler, Hood Scoops, Quarter panel vents, body kit. Depends on what year Firebird/TransAm you are looking at as to which options are available.

FYI - There was the Firebird (SE), Firebird Formula (SSE), and TransAm (SSEi)....

Or

Firebird (SE) Firebird Formula (GT) Trans Am (GTP) and Firehawk (GTX)
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I honestly don't know what the differences are...

However, from what I've read Steve and John are on the right track.
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