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Firebird 2dr Coupe Firebird


Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.27
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.02

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9

Cooling System

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


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


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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6
Liftover Height (in) 35.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5
Length, Overall (in) 193.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5

Interior Dimensions

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


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


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


Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird
Body Style 2 Door Coupe


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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm


Front Tire Order Code QEA
Rear Tire Order Code QCB
Rear Tire Order Code QEA
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P235/55R16
Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Size P235/55R16
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/60R16
Front Tire Order Code QCB


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)


Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
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
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


EPA Classification Subcompact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3393


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