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firemech21
03-16-2012, 09:01 PM
What is up with some T/A's having blue tinted side mirrors?

Dan
03-17-2012, 12:01 AM
I think 98 T/A's only..My 98 had blue, 99 did not..Just upgrade :)
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Spartan7
03-17-2012, 07:44 AM
I think 98 T/A's only..

Nope, my 97 had one. I think it's to reduce headlight glare.

firemech21
03-17-2012, 10:37 AM
Nope, my 97 had one. I think it's to reduce headlight glare.

I thought the same thing until a few weeks ago, I was comparing my T/A to a friends and we noticed the mirrors. I dont know if both mine were replaced with the blue ones or if because mine was so early in the 99 model year of production I got some left over 98 parts. Either way I have the blueish tint and didnt really have any idea what it was for.

Dan
03-17-2012, 11:37 AM
Nope, my 97 had one. I think it's to reduce headlight glare.

That's right..My 94 might even of had the blue tinted mirrors.

ghardester
03-17-2012, 11:25 PM
My '97 plain jane V-6 Firebird had the blue mirrors.

wabmorgan
03-17-2012, 11:37 PM
My 96 Formula has them.

GSus
03-17-2012, 11:49 PM
The LTx T/A's had them (not sure on base model firebirds), but only the drivers side. If your LS has them (excluding '98, because I'm not sure)...then, I'm certain someone swapped them out.

Burntclutches
03-18-2012, 10:17 AM
The LTx T/A's had them (not sure on base model firebirds), but only the drivers side. If your LS has them (excluding '98, because I'm not sure)...then, I'm certain someone swapped them out.

Yup, havem on my 95 and both Driver and Passenger have the blue tint.

zerogravity779
03-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Answer is, early built 99's had them. They had the "left overs". I have a 99 TA with regular "silver" mirrors, Before I sold my 97 TA that had blue tinted mirrors, I was going to swap them, I thought someone swapped them before I got the car and I wanted the blue ones on there. So I researched it and found out GM stoped the blue tinted mirrors in 99 EXCEPT for the Anniversary Edition. And yes some early 99 builds got them. I decided to leave my silver mirrors on my car being that it was a later 99 build.

firemech21
03-18-2012, 09:34 PM
Answer is, early built 99's had them. They had the "left overs". I have a 99 TA with regular "silver" mirrors, Before I sold my 97 TA that had blue tinted mirrors, I was going to swap them, I thought someone swapped them before I got the car and I wanted the blue ones on there. So I researched it and found out GM stoped the blue tinted mirrors in 99 EXCEPT for the Anniversary Edition. And yes some early 99 builds got them. I decided to leave my silver mirrors on my car being that it was a later 99 build.

Thats what I was thinking. I have found a couple other "98" model year quirks on my car. Wierd minor crap.

Dan
03-19-2012, 10:39 PM
My 30th T/A didn't have the blue mirrors..My car was built in February 99..

firemech21
03-20-2012, 08:56 AM
My car "officially" came off the assembly line 16 December 1998 final inspection was done by Mary ?. I forget the lastname. I found the sign off tag, saying the car was good to go.

zerogravity779
03-20-2012, 06:22 PM
My 30th T/A didn't have the blue mirrors..My car was built in February 99..

Are you the first owner of the car?? The 30th anv. T/A's I have seen had them. Had a friends dad buy one in late 98 that had them also (dont know the build number or the build date) but it was before Christmas. I was about 19 or 20 when he bought it and I was looking at buying a RX7 that had them, and I remember that part of the two cars stood out. Maybe you got "jipped". Who knows maybe the first few T/A's in 99 got the left overs. From what I have read and seen, early 99's got them (maybe 99 models built EARLY in late 1998?).

kyoytey1693
03-20-2012, 07:19 PM
My 96 has them. I wish my 01 did. I think they look cool.

Dan
03-20-2012, 10:19 PM
Are you the first owner of the car?? The 30th anv. T/A's I have seen had them. Had a friends dad buy one in late 98 that had them also (dont know the build number or the build date) but it was before Christmas. I was about 19 or 20 when he bought it and I was looking at buying a RX7 that had them, and I remember that part of the two cars stood out. Maybe you got "jipped". Who knows maybe the first few T/A's in 99 got the left overs. From what I have read and seen, early 99's got them (maybe 99 models built EARLY in late 1998?).

Bought it new, I put the blue mirrors on myself, they look nice with the 30th

4.6gt-2-ls1ta
03-20-2012, 11:46 PM
My 94 Formy has the blue mirrors both sides.

zerogravity779
03-21-2012, 09:04 PM
Bought it new, I put the blue mirrors on myself, they look nice with the 30th

I think it should have been a rule that all 30th anv. TA's have them and then discontinue them. Those cars had a blue accent effect going for them.

vader99
03-22-2012, 09:06 PM
My '99 ws6 that was built in October 1998 has the blue-tinted mirrors.

I think it is a nice feature since most of the ls1 birds did not get that option.

joshb1983
03-26-2012, 12:08 PM
mines a 98 ws6 it has blue tinted mirrors on both sides...car has about every option u could add it seems...

joshb1983
03-26-2012, 12:10 PM
Bought it new, I put the blue mirrors on myself, they look nice with the 30th

is that ur t/a in pic...its a beautiful car i love the 30ths colors the blue and white is awsome...always wondered are the rims painted blue or are they a chrome blue....looks chrome but blue..

Dan
03-27-2012, 12:34 AM
Yes it's mine..thanks...The wheels on the 30th are painted blue with a clear coat over it. The myth is the wheels are anodized, they are not.