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General Discussion / 2002 WS6 Rear Suspension Problem
« Last post by TConnus on Today at 01:20:30 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions for resolving a loud thunk from the right rear wheel of my 2002 T/A WS6?  It occurs whenever going over a significant bump or pothole in the road - a resounding thump that can be very loud, depending on speed, and sounds an awful lot like bottoming out.

I've had the rear shocks and coil springs replaced, and both of them improved the ride quit a bit, but only reduced, didn't eliminate the thump.  Still occurs at anything over 25 MPH.

Neither my regular mechanic nor a suspension specialty shop have been able to identify the source, much less fix it. 

Anybody with similar experience of the problem and managed to solve it?
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Suspension Related Items / 2002 WS6 Rear Suspension Problem
« Last post by TConnus on Today at 01:20:30 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions for resolving a loud thunk from the right rear wheel of my 2002 T/A WS6?  It occurs whenever going over a significant bump or pothole in the road - a resounding thump that can be very loud, depending on speed, and sounds an awful lot like bottoming out.

I've had the rear shocks and coil springs replaced, and both of them improved the ride quit a bit, but only reduced, didn't eliminate the thump.  Still occurs at anything over 25 MPH.

Neither my regular mechanic nor a suspension specialty shop have been able to identify the source, much less fix it. 

Anybody with similar experience of the problem and managed to solve it?
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Suspension Related Items / Re: Widest tire for '84 Trans Am
« Last post by firebirdclub on February 09, 2019, 02:15:57 PM »
I had an 86 with the 20 slot 15" wheels, and if i recall i couldn't safely go wider than a 235 without risking sidewall failure.
Ron Seward
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Suspension Related Items / Widest tire for '84 Trans Am
« Last post by february2019 on February 09, 2019, 02:13:07 PM »
What is the widest tire that fits on an '84 T/A with no mods required?
Chase Seguin
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Body Work Related Items / Re: T-Top Installation
« Last post by firebirdclub on February 09, 2019, 02:17:49 PM »
Its not that hard. I did a 2nd gen and a 3rd gen with no issues. If you do correctly and use good seals and install right there is no issues. But it is a lot of work.

Itís your car, do what you want to do. Now the real question is what T-Tops will fit that generation properly. You will have to research and compare roof profiles so it doesnít look off or poorly done. 2nd gen and 3rd gen wonít work on a 1st gen car. Do you research and make sure you put in weld in frame connectors to strengthen the chassis.
Dan Fennelly
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Body Work Related Items / T-Top Installation
« Last post by february2019 on February 09, 2019, 01:42:54 PM »
How hard is it to convert a hardtop to ttops? Iím thinking of potentially doing it to mine with the smaller ttops (Hurst? Or Fischer?). Any advice from anyone who has done it?
John Smith
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General Discussion / Re: T-Top Installation
« Last post by firebirdclub on February 09, 2019, 02:17:49 PM »
Its not that hard. I did a 2nd gen and a 3rd gen with no issues. If you do correctly and use good seals and install right there is no issues. But it is a lot of work.

Itís your car, do what you want to do. Now the real question is what T-Tops will fit that generation properly. You will have to research and compare roof profiles so it doesnít look off or poorly done. 2nd gen and 3rd gen wonít work on a 1st gen car. Do you research and make sure you put in weld in frame connectors to strengthen the chassis.
Dan Fennelly
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General Discussion / Re: Widest tire for '84 Trans Am
« Last post by firebirdclub on February 09, 2019, 02:15:57 PM »
I had an 86 with the 20 slot 15" wheels, and if i recall i couldn't safely go wider than a 235 without risking sidewall failure.
Ron Seward
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General Discussion / Widest tire for '84 Trans Am
« Last post by february2019 on February 09, 2019, 02:13:07 PM »
What is the widest tire that fits on an '84 T/A with no mods required?
Chase Seguin
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General Discussion / T-Top Installation
« Last post by february2019 on February 09, 2019, 01:42:54 PM »
How hard is it to convert a hardtop to ttops? Iím thinking of potentially doing it to mine with the smaller ttops (Hurst? Or Fischer?). Any advice from anyone who has done it?
John Smith
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