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Old 02-13-2002   #1
tommydodso
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I THOUGHT ABOUT BUYING SOME CHROME CENTER CAPS WITH THE GOLD BIRDS IN THEM OFF THE INTERENET WOULD THE CHROME CLASH WITH THE WHEELS? OR BUYING THE WS6 STICKERS AND TAKING OUT THE GOLD BIRDS AND PUTING THEM IN THERE?
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Old 02-16-2002   #2
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....personally I think it realy adds to the car keeping the center cap and lug nut caps black, but to each his own. The WS-6 emblems in the center caps are not stickers, but actually plastic disks that can be removed from the center cap itself. This is why they can be purchased seperately from the dealer for 10 bucks a piece. Also American Racing sells the center caps, which beats paying 125 per cap from GM. They run about 20 bucks a cap and are identical pieces designed as replacements for the 16" crosslace rim whether it be GTA's, Formula's or T/A's. What I am getting at is its not too expensive to replace all the hardware on our rims and it sure sets the rim off as well. I had my rims professionally repainted and spun and then covered with a new product like a clearcoat for protection that never really dulled the aluminum after it was applied. I added new Dunlop SP9000's with all new caps, lug nuts, centers, ect. The whole thing ran about 2000 canadian, but damn does that look nice on the car. I also had a pearl added to the gold on the rims to really give an active look to them in the sunlight. Just my opinion, but stick with what you have and don't add the chrome or gold centers. Have a good one!!
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Old 02-23-2002   #3
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When I had my 88, I was a traditionalist and the "bird" is and always will be just in black and red. Even though the wheels are gold, the chrome caps with black/red bird from the 81 turbo is what I ran. My 88 was Dark Grey Metalic, so it kinda transitioned the colors.
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Old 07-23-2014   #4
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Re: Centers

Sorry for a newbie question, but what better place to get a solid answer?

I just picked up an '89 TTA. The center cap is the bird version. The RPO code shows WS6.

Which center caps did the TTAs come with? I'm wondering now, since this car seems to have been modded more than I was led to believe.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 07-23-2014   #5
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Sorry for a newbie question, but what better place to get a solid answer?

I just picked up an '89 TTA. The center cap is the bird version. The RPO code shows WS6.

Which center caps did the TTAs come with? I'm wondering now, since this car seems to have been modded more than I was led to believe.

Thanks in advance for any help.
The TTA came with the WS-6 cap the gold bird cap was only available on the 87'GTA
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Old 07-23-2014   #6
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Re: Centers

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I THOUGHT ABOUT BUYING SOME CHROME CENTER CAPS WITH THE GOLD BIRDS IN THEM OFF THE INTERENET WOULD THE CHROME CLASH WITH THE WHEELS? OR BUYING THE WS6 STICKERS AND TAKING OUT THE GOLD BIRDS AND PUTING THEM IN THERE?
THANKS TOMMY
Think its really your call but like others I like the black cap with the black lug nut covers doesn't take anything away from the gold crosslace wheel in my opinion.
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Old 07-23-2014   #7
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The TTA came with the WS-6 cap the gold bird cap was only available on the 87'GTA
Thanks for the speedy and spot on reply. Even with all the "gotchas" to watch out for on this site re authentic TTAs the center cap was something I overlooked. I'll probably just go ahead and get some reproduction caps to bring it closer to original, but I can see now that it won't be worth my time (and especially money) to try to get it back to stock.

Really appreciate the help.
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Old 07-24-2014   #8
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The TTA came with the WS-6 cap the gold bird cap was only available on the 87'GTA
Didn't the gold bird center cap come on all GTA's?
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Didn't the gold bird center cap come on all GTA's?
Nope just the 87's 88-92 saw the ws-6 cap.
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Old 07-29-2014   #10
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The TTA came with the WS-6 cap the gold bird cap was only available on the 87'GTA
Some early '88s had the bird emblems also. They were left overs from the 87 line.

Not trying to sharp shoot anyone, just thought some others would find it valuable information.

My 88 was built in Sep 87, has single cat, non-vats and the bird emblems on the center caps.
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