1987 Pontiac Firebird & '87 Pontiac Trans Am

dave8412  Jun 7 2006 - 1:21pm   
General Third Gen Tech Data

1987 Pontiac Firebird

1987 Firebird History 1987 Firebird Production Numbers 1987 Firebird Drivetrain List
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1987 Firebird History


'87 Firebird body remains basically unchanged. All center high mounted stop lamps on the 1987 Pontiac Firebird was relocated to new position below spoilers. Large hood Firebird emblem disappears forever. All V8's for the 1987 Pontiac Firebird receive factory roller camshafts. Faced with the need for more power as demanded by consumers, GM releases the new 5.7L with tuned port fuel injection for the 1987 Pontiac Firebird. Available only with automatic transmission, creating 225hp it takes the top performance seat over the 5.0L. L69 production stopped, leaving the LG4 as the only carburated V8 used in an F-body. 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA introduced, available with the LB9 305 TPI motor or the L98 350 TPI. Gold 16" flat mesh diamond spoke wheels standard on '87 Firebird GTA, and 16" 20 slot wheel standard on 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Formula receives 16" convex wheels only.Firebird Formula introduced, available with LG4, LB9 and L98 350 TPI motor. The earlier Trans Am "Power Bulge" hood returns on the Formula only.Wrap-around spoiler updated and now standard on 1987 Firebird Trans Am and 1987 Firebird Formula. Regular flat wing spoiler from earlier Trans Am now standard on 1987 Pontiac Firebird.

Trans Am and Formula get optional 140 mph speedometer. Trans Am GTA gets new seats with inflatable lumbar and side bolsters. GTA also receives special door panels, epoxy filled emblems, body colored ground effects, and special GTA horn button.

1987 Pontiac Firebird Drivetrain List
Yr Model Trans Engine
code/type
CR Displ. HP Torque Induc-
tion
Manual
std.
Manual
opt.
(G92)
Auto
std.
Auto
opt.
(G92)
87 Sport Coupe
LT
RS*
Firebird
M5,A4 LB8 V6 8.9:1 2.8 (173) 135@4900 160@3900 MFI 3.42 ---- 3.42 ----
87 LT
Firebird
A4 LG4 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 165@4400 245@2800 4bbl ---- ---- 2.73 ----
87 IROC-Z
Z28
Formula
Firebird
Trans Am
M5,A4 LG4 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 170@4400 250@2800 4bbl 3.23 ---- 2.73 ----
87 Z28
Formula
Trans Am
A4 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 190@4000 295@3200 TPI ---- ---- 2.73 ----
87 Z28
Formula
Trans Am
M5 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 215@4400 295@3200 TPI 3.08 ---- ---- ----
87 IROC-Z
Formula
Trans Am
GTA
A4 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 190@4000 295@3200 TPI ---- ---- 2.73 3.23
87 IROC-Z
Formula
Firebird
Trans Am
M5,A4 LG4 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 170@4400 250@2800 4bbl 3.23 ---- 2.73 ----
87 Z28
Formula
Trans Am
A4 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 190@4000 295@3200 TPI ---- ---- 2.73 ----
87 IROC-Z
Formula
Trans Am
GTA
M5 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 215@4400 295@3200 TPI 3.08 3.45* ---- ----
87 IROC-Z
Formula
Trans Am
GTA
A4 L98 V8 9.3:1 5.7 (350) 225@4400 330@2800 TPI ---- ---- 3.27* ----
*Borg-Warner rear axle *RS available in only California
1987 Pontiac Firebird Production Numbers
Year Total
Production
Firebird Formula Trans Am GTA
1987 88,612 42,058 13,164 21,788 11,102
 
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