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Old 09-09-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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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.
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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.
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96,97 convertible ws6 cars came with 16" wheels from the factory.
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96,97 convertible ws6 cars came with 16" wheels from the factory.
Oh, I forgot about that! Thanks for posting it.
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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.
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Third gen WS6 were also 16".
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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!
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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.
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96,97 convertible ws6 cars came with 16" wheels from the factory.
Correct, except there were no WS6 convertables built in '96.
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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.
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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/u...Info/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.

Click the image to open in full size.
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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.
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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....
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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.
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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/u...Info/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.

Click the image to open in full size.
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.
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I also have a full set of 16s, or 2 16s and 2 17s for the rear. Message me if you're interested.
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my 02 ws6 wheels have a pontiac emblem in the middle as stated above, 17"
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