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Old 02-17-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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In WS/6, what does the W and the S stand for?
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In WS/6, what does the W and the S stand for?
does that mean there is meaning for Z28?
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Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm 99% certain that...

Both are simply RPO codes assigned by General Motors for quickly referencing the models. There is no deeper meaning to them. Enthusiasts like us flaunt them because they do make us stand out a bit amongst the rest.
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And of course, we all know the 6 in WS6 means 6 Cylinder! Right
For all the Ford guys who dont know what there messin with.
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There has got to be some deeper meaning to them.

I mean, they didn't just say "Hmmm, WS/6 sounds nice" "Alright, lets do it!"

There has to be some way they thought them up, even if they don't really mean anything.
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WS6-Wind Shear (level-6)


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Well, ALL 3rd gen Formulas and TransAms were WS6 as a standard feature right from the factory, so it certainly doesn't mean anything special on 4th gen cars. It's just an RPO code. (In fact, I believe there was even a WS6 option for 1st & 2nd gens as well).
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as far as i knew, ws-6 started in 86 on the trans ams. then when they brought the formula back in 87 they all got it, but not every trans am did. Its just an RPO code, Like LS1 and LS6 and G90 and B4U (my favorite)
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ws = wheel spin'n
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I like Wheel Spin'n.
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Actualy WS6 was before 1986. My '79 TA was a WS6 as well.
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engine option code??? My 77 T/A was the W-72 engine, which had more power than standard T/A mill. Z/28 was .......who cares, it's a chebby.
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WS6 is a RPO code. It was used on second gens as a handling package. Similar to the upgeade it gave a fourth gen. I see it all the time on cars in High Performance Pontiac.
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The WS6 started in 78.
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RPO. Also means..."Mustangs beware."
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WS6 stands for Wide Suspension 6 pieces. you got thicker sway bars, hence the Wide , and 4 stiffer spings, Suspension, and the combo consists of 6 pieces, 2 bars and 4 springs.
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does that mean there is meaning for Z28?
Actually Ive heard that the Z is Z28 (and Z06 etc.) stands for Zora Duntov, the "father" of the Corvette. He worked on alot of different performance features.
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WS6 stands for Wide Suspension 6 pieces. you got thicker sway bars, hence the Wide , and 4 stiffer spings, Suspension, and the combo consists of 6 pieces, 2 bars and 4 springs.
And 442 is 4 barrel, 4 speed, 2 exhausts
GTO is Gran Tourismo Omologato?
Chevelle is ....Chevette without the "t's" crossed
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