questions about firebird

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  1. Arc

    Arc New Member

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    ok so i dont know too much about em

    whats the difference between the firebird, firebird formula, and the trans am

    thanks in advance
     
  2. NetChemica

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    firebird = v6 body with v6 engine
    firebird formula = v6 body with v8 engine
    transam = v8 body with v8 engine

    that's the simple way to put it
     
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    thanks
     
  4. 396Hawk

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    Don't forget about the WS6 and the Firehawk.

    :)
     
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    WS6= Badass
    Firehawk= still badass
     
  6. Teh_Sponge

    Teh_Sponge Hey, I got a sub now...

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  7. Fred91GTA

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    :bowdown: Thirdgen GTA.

    Or... 1989 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am... $1000 in mods and you're in the 12s... :eek3:
     
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    :eek3: go on
     
  9. DCM

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    damn I was gonna say that lol.


    It had the Buick 3.8L GN. There were some differences though.
    They changed out the heads (adapted from the fwd 3.8 to fit between the strut towers), different pistons, crossdrilled crank, and a GNX intercooler.

    It had a rated [email protected], and 340 lb-ft tq. @ 2800.
    13.5 1/4 mile.
     
  10. V!

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    Then you have to remember

    It looks damn sexy and is pretty rare
     
  11. DCM

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    1,555 made. :bowdown:
     
  12. DJ Quik

    DJ Quik Vancouver 07/08 stanley cup champs!

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    We have a few of th TTAs over here in Aus-land. The one id seen had aftermarket wheels on it, but id say the rest was original.

    I have an IROC-T, but thats a very limited edition ;)
     
  14. Fred91GTA

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    Yes, one day, I will own my own TTA. I know a guy here locally who owns three of them. He also has an 89 GTA with the Turbo Trans Am motor swapped in and makes 650 HP and runs 10s at Englishtown. AND that thing is streetable. When it's being driven around, it's like any other ho hum thirdgen. But, get it into boost and WATCH OUT.

    TTAs also came with a whole lot of other goodies too. Specially baffled gastank with swinging pickup to prevent starvation in hard cornering, and the 1LE disc brakes that were much bigger than the stock crap. They also came with the TH-2004R tranny which was WAY WAY better and stronger than the 700R4s other auto thirdgens came with.

    That car is sick. A Home made boost controller, a paper clip, Thrasher chip, and metal intake piping and the car will get you into the 12s guaranteed.

    Oh, and the 250HP rating is underrated by GM so they wouldn't have a "lowly" Trans Am having more power than the mighty Corvette of that year. In reality, get the TTA on a dyno and it pushes 300 HP.
     
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    I've seen a few TTA's in the Chicago area. My friend wanted to get one, but thought it would be easier to make a Turbo 350. There is this guy who has a cammin' turbo TA that is flat out movin', but my friend with the Turbo Formula moves quite a bit faster!
     
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  17. butthair

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    GM always under-rates its cars, the 1970 Buicks are rated at 360 and 370 at the crank, but are closer to 400 at the wheels!
     
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    Turbo Transam awesome car.

    Buddy had an 11 second TTA :eek5: super nice.
     
  19. Fred91GTA

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    Yeah, that's what I'm doing. If you can't join em, BEAT THEM... HAHAHA

    Actually, is not as easy building a turbo 350. But then again, I'm starting off with a stock L98. The entire rotating assembly has to be replaced with forged stuff, and you have to find some way of tuning for boost, whether it be an FMU or a 749 ECM swap. Not to mention you probably lose A/C and emissions equipment in the process. Oh yeah, and thirdgen F-Bodies run hot from the factory. The turbo isn't going to help any unless you go with a remote mount setup that puts the turbo at the rear of the car where the muffler should be.

    Though I'll admit, a boosted V8 puts out gobs more power and torque. :bigthumb:
     
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    I like my boosted V8 :bigthumb:
     

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