Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 - WS6 Wheels




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Damage Plan
09-09-2009, 03:20 PM
Are some years of ws6 wheels 16"? If so, what years were they made, I'm in need of a set, Thanks for any info.


y2k_ta
09-09-2009, 04:13 PM
Are some years of ws6 wheels 16"? If so, what years were they made, I'm in need of a set, Thanks for any info.

Sorry, all WS6 wheels were 17". The 16" wheel was offered on the base model Firebird, Formula & Trans Am (and Comp T/A). The WS6 wheels actually say "WS6" on the center caps. The majority of the 16" wheels said "ABS" on the center caps.

Sunset01TA
09-09-2009, 04:43 PM
96,97 convertible ws6 cars came with 16" wheels from the factory.


y2k_ta
09-09-2009, 04:48 PM
96,97 convertible ws6 cars came with 16" wheels from the factory.

Oh, I forgot about that! Thanks for posting it.

LS1W66
09-09-2009, 07:06 PM
96,97 convertible ws6 cars came with 16" wheels from the factory.

And that is because those cars only recieved the Ram Air Hood part of the Pkg Not the suspension.

eseibel67
09-09-2009, 09:45 PM
Third gen WS6 were also 16".

Damage Plan
09-09-2009, 10:00 PM
So there was a chrome wheel for the firebirds that looks like the ws6? What years were these on? I'm wanting to get rid of the stock silver wheels(96 firebird), but my 16" tires are new, Thanks for the help!

BANDITCAR
09-10-2009, 05:01 PM
So there was a chrome wheel for the firebirds that looks like the ws6? What years were these on? I'm wanting to get rid of the stock silver wheels(96 firebird), but my 16" tires are new, Thanks for the help!

yes, the 98-02 Chrome wheels were 16-inchers. They resembled the design of the 98-00 WS6 Wheels. That was the only Chrome wheel available on the bird at that time. All other wheels were painted or high-polished aluminum.

JohnnyBs98WS6Rag
09-11-2009, 01:28 PM
96,97 convertible ws6 cars came with 16" wheels from the factory.

Correct, except there were no WS6 convertables built in '96.

ghardester
09-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Sorry, all WS6 wheels were 17". The WS6 wheels actually say "WS6" on the center caps. The majority of the 16" wheels said "ABS" on the center caps.

4th generation WS6 wheels are 17 inch. But they do not all say WS6 on the center caps. The '02 year specific wheels have the Pontiac red arrowhead in the center, black back ground, and say Pontiac twice around the edge. WS6 is not mentioned on the center caps in '02. I can't speak for other years but the '02's are a one year only wheel and I have the originals.

y2k_ta
09-13-2009, 08:15 PM
There were also the rare "salad shooter" WS6 wheels too. See this page in my sticky at the top of the forum:

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/carart1/Firebird%20Info/RPO_1.jpg

The only wheel not shown is the spoked wheel that was offered on WS6 cars in '01 & '02 (see photo below). Most of the '01 cars had the previous '96-'00 WS6 wheels, but a few towards the end of the '01 production run came with the new '02 WS6 wheels.

http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/2002_trans_am/02-trans-am-ekw5.jpg

xXSilencerXx
09-13-2009, 09:44 PM
yes, the 98-02 Chrome wheels were 16-inchers. They resembled the design of the 98-00 WS6 Wheels. That was the only Chrome wheel available on the bird at that time. All other wheels were painted or high-polished aluminum.

I have a set of those. They have the ABS center caps and such.

gateman
09-15-2009, 09:23 PM
I have a set of chrome stock 16" rims off a 01' TA with 70% rubber, make me a fair offer and they are yours...I just picked up a set of 17x9.5's and 17x11's.
Dont need an extra set of rims and tires....

Damage Plan
09-16-2009, 03:29 PM
gateman, check your pm's

Rob
09-18-2009, 04:32 PM
Sorry, all WS6 wheels were 17". The 16" wheel was offered on the base model Firebird, Formula & Trans Am (and Comp T/A). The WS6 wheels actually say "WS6" on the center caps. The majority of the 16" wheels said "ABS" on the center caps.96 convertibles were called Ram Air instead of WS6, they got 16" wheels.

All Comp T/A's had 17" wheels.

ghardester
09-18-2009, 06:25 PM
There were also the rare "salad shooter" WS6 wheels too. See this page in my sticky at the top of the forum:

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/carart1/Firebird%20Info/RPO_1.jpg

The only wheel not shown is the spoked wheel that was offered on WS6 cars in '01 & '02 (see photo below). Most of the '01 cars had the previous '96-'00 WS6 wheels, but a few towards the end of the '01 production run came with the new '02 WS6 wheels.

http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/2002_trans_am/02-trans-am-ekw5.jpg

Yeah, those are the wheels I have on my car, that was what I was talking about up-thread. They are 17" WS6 wheels but don't say WS6 on the center caps.

skopers3
09-25-2009, 05:32 PM
I also have a full set of 16s, or 2 16s and 2 17s for the rear. Message me if you're interested.

Damage Plan
09-28-2009, 09:20 PM
skopers3, check your pm's

skopers3
09-29-2009, 12:40 AM
PM Replied!

Cape T/A
09-30-2009, 08:49 PM
my 02 ws6 wheels have a pontiac emblem in the middle as stated above, 17"

rumblebox
10-07-2009, 06:25 PM
i like mine. lol

gateman
10-10-2009, 11:50 PM
D P,got your Pm, but have been out of the country, Jamaica (:smokin2:) will take pics for you tomorrow.. Will also consider LS1 parts or T/A parts as trades.. everything Irie mon...:D

Heat Seeker WS6
10-11-2009, 08:57 AM
The 96 WS6 17x9s were a painted/satin finish- I have a set that came w/ my car.
From 97 and on they went to a fully polished finish

One of my rims....
The outer lip is polished but the rest of the wheel is satin. The WS6 centercaps are now on my ZR1 rims

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k213/Heat_Seeker_WS6/P1010185-2.jpg