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1998 Pontiac Trans Am WS-6 - One Infamous Burnout

Tim Reggio's '98 Pontiac Trans AM WS-6

By Stephen Kim, Photography by Stephen Kim

Exhaust: American Racing 17/8-inch long-tube headers dump into 3-inch collectors, a custom cross-pipe, and dual Magnaflow mufflers.

Power-Adder: It hasn't seen action yet, but the dual-stage Nitrous Express unit is jetted at 300 hp.

Transmission: The factory slush box was replaced by a Tremec T56 six-speed. Inside the stock bellhousing is a Ram aluminum flywheel and a twin-disc clutch.

Rearend: The junk 7.625-inch factory 10-bolt rearend has been upgraded to a Moser 12-bolt with 3.73:1 gears, 33-spline axles, and a Detroit Truetrac limited-slip differential.

Suspension: Helping to shed weight and increase hook are a BMR tubular K-member, front and rear control arms, a Panhard rod, and an adjustable torque arm. Global West subframe connectors and a Hotchkis shock-tower brace stiffen up the chassis. QA1 adjustable shocks at the corners control weight transfer at the track.

Brakes: Even with a healthy cam, the power brakes still work. The stock calipers are matched up with Baer slotted and cross-drilled rotors front and rear.

Wheels/Tires: The American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs measure 17x9.5 up front and 17x11 in the rear. They're wrapped in 275/40R17 and 315/35R17 Nittos tires in the front and rear, respectively.

Body: It's too new to need bodywork, but the entire car was stripped and painted in PPG Triple Black.

Interior: Except for some Auto Meter gauges on the A-pillar and a custom six-point rollbar, the interior is completely stock.

By Stephen Kim
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4 comments
Carroll Smith
Carroll Smith

THINK ABOUT IT chevy/gm ruined the last cool pontiacs the lil convertable was awesome and they are now being recalled for electrical malfunction remember too if you wanted to go faster it was pontiac, olds and v-6 buicks

Carroll Smith
Carroll Smith

with the newer L.S ENGINES THEY WOLD BEE GREAT

Chris May
Chris May

Waiting on my trans guy to finish my T56, then I can get mine off the jack stands. 2001 WS6.

Eric Newell
Eric Newell

That is my most missed car, I really wish I still had it !!! The toll cage made that car !

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