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1997 Pontiac Firebird

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Specs

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Firebird 2dr Coupe Firebird

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.8
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.4

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690

Engine

Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L36
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 101.1
Liftover Height (in) 35.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5
Length, Overall (in) 195.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 28.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.67
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.28
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.9

Summary

Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird
Body Style 2 Door Coupe

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46

Tires

Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Size P235/55R16
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15
Rear Tire Order Code QCB
Rear Tire Order Code QEA
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P235/55R16
Front Tire Order Code QCB
Front Tire Order Code QEA

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MM5
Trans Order Code MX0
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19

Vehicle

EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3274

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum