1971 Wheels

Standard Wheel

Typical GM Steel Wheel Shown

The standard GM steel wheel was used on models with the base hubcap or wheel disks.

Usage
All models except Trans Am.

Sizes
14" X 6" with L22 250 cid 6 cylinder.
Stamped AM
Stamped KC or XJ with Space Saver Spare
Part No: 333274 (SUP 3975660)
14" X 7" All other models except without Rally II wheel option.
Stamped CL

Part No: 3975667

14" X 5" Space Saver Spare
The use of the 14" X 5" inch wheel has not been verified to have been available on the Firebird. The 14" x 5" wheel would have only been used for the Space Saver Spare. The 14" X 6" variant was also used for Space Saver spares.
Stamped HI
Part No: 736365 (SUP 9792737)

Standard Hubcap

Standard Hub Cap

This would be the last year for this Hubcap. With the base hub cap was ordered the wheel was typically delivered in body color1.

Usage 1970 to 1971
Standard on Firebird, Esprit (with trim ring) and Formula.


Part No: 5738083 Used in 1970 and 1971. This was the same basic design as 1967 to 1969 but was stamped PONTIAC instead of Pontiac Motor Division.

P06 Wheel Trim Rings

Option Code 471, UPC P06: Trim Ring

The chrome trim ring was standard on Esprit and available on Firebird and Formula at extra cost with the standard hub cap only. Trim rings were standard when Rally II wheels were ordered except on Trans Am* and Formula when 15 inch tires were ordered (TNL/PM7).

Usage
Standard on Esprit. Available on Firebird and Formula.
Not available with Optional Wheel Discs. Standard with N98 Rally II rims (14 inch).

Part No: 9781480 for 6 inch wheel
Part No: 9796919 for 7 inch wheel

P02 Custom Wheel Disks

Option Code 472, UPC P02: Custom Wheel Disks

Custom Wheel Covers are available on all Firebird models except Trans Am. 14-inch wheel size, featuring brushed stainless steel center hub surrounded by simulated cooling fins.

Usage
Available on Firebird, Esprit, and Formula.

Part No: 483426

N95 Wire Wheel Disks

Option Code 473, UPC N95: Wire Wheel Disks

Wire Wheel Covers are available on all Firebird models except Trans Am. They feature chrome-plated wire spokes plus a bright-red medallion Hub insert.

Usage
Available on Firebird, Esprit, and Formula.

Part No: 9781478 (SUP 985528)

N98 Rally II with Trim Rings

Option Code 474, UPC N98: Rally II Wheels with Trim Rings

14-inch diameter. Stamped steel gives the appearance of magnesium. Chrome-plated wheel nuts (Conventional spare wheel provided with Space-Saver Spare Tire.

Usage
Available on Firebird, Esprit, and Formula.

Size
14" X 6" for base Firebird and 6 cylinder
14" X 7", Stamped JS
Part No: 485455
Ornament - Red: Part No 480301
Trim Ring: Part No 9796919 for 14" x 6" inch wheel Trim Ring: Part No 9781480 for 14" x 7" inch wheel

15 inch Rally II Wheels

The dechromed Rally II wheels were still standard on Trans Am but for 1971 trim rings were added as standard equipment with the 15 inch wheel.
The Honeycomb Wheel was listed as standard on Trans Am in early factory literature but was actually made an option after early supply problems forced the reinstatement of the 15" Rally II as standard equipment. The Trans Am version of the Honeycomb wheel was a 15" diameter versus the 14" diameter available on other models.

Usage
Standard on Trans Am. Available on Formula with Y99 Performance Package or when option TNL/PM7: Tires, F60 X 15 Raised White Letter with 15 inch Rally II Rims.

Size
15" X 7", Stamped JW
Part No: 485454
Ornament - Red: Part No 480301
Trim Ring - 9796696

P05 Honeycomb Wheel, 14 inch

Shown with trim ring

Usage
Optional on Trans Am or Formula with Y99 Performance Package or with option TNL/PM7: Tires, F60 X 15 Raised White Letter with 15 inch Rally II Rims.

Size
14" X 7"
Part No: 483084
Ornament - 9791068
Trim Ring - 483250
14 and 15 inch Honeycomb wheels are nearly impossible to tell apart without a ruler.

P05 Honeycomb Wheel, 15 inch

Shown with trim ring

Originally standard on Trans Am it became an option after production problems. The 15 inch wheel was option on Trans Am, Formula with the Y99 Handling package, or Formula with 15 inch raised white letter tires (PM7).

Usage
Optional on Trans Am or Formula with Y99 Performance Package or when option TNL/PM7: Tires, F60 X 15 Raised White Letter with 15 inch Rally II Rims.

Size
15" X 7"
Part No: 484425
Ornament - 9795568

Rally II Center Cap - Red

Red PMD center caps were the only center cap for Rally II wheels in 1971. These center caps were used from 1970 to 1972.

Part No: 480301

Honeycomb Center Cap

The center cap for the Honeycomb wheel was unique to the 1971 in that it featured a plain face. Later ornaments with have a Pontiac arrowhead logo.

Part No: 9791068

Standard Spare Tire

The conventional spare tire came with the standard steel wheel. If Rally II wheels were specified, a fifth Rally II wheel was supplied with the spare, unless the Space Saver Spare (UPC N65) was ordered.

Space Saver Spare Tire

Option Code 704 - UPC N65: Space Saver Spare Tire
Adds approximately three cubic feet of usable luggage capacity. Easily inflated with handy pressure can. 1971 Version shown.

Usage
Available on all Firebird models.
Standard on Trans Am and all Firebirds with Rally II Rims.

Part No: 9792737 for 5 inch wide Space Saver. Stamped HI.
Part No: 9793592 for 6 inch wide Space Saver. Stamped KC.
It is uncertain which wheels were delivered with Firebirds. 14x5 or 14x6.
Please note, this photo is an example and the inflator cannister is not factory correct for this model year.

Tires

Tires available on 1971 Firebirds E78 X 14 Blackwall tires (THF)
Standard Firebird, Esprit. Not available Formula and Trans Am.

F70 X 14 Raised White Letter (TML/PL4)
Optional Firebird, Esprit and Formula.

F70 X 14 Blackwall Tires (TMF/PY6)
Optional Firebird and Esprit. Standard Formula


TGR PX6 Tires, F78 X 14 Whitewall Tires, double line (TGR/PX6)
Optional Firebird and Esprit.


THR PL3 Tires, E78 X 14 Whitewall Tires, double line (THR/PL3) Optional Firebird and Esprit.


F60 X 15 Raised White Letter Tires with 15 inch Rally II Rims (TNL/PM7) Standard Trans Am, Optional Formula.
Available with 15 inch Rally II or 15 inch Honeycomb wheels.
Goodyear Polyglas GT or Firestone Wide Oval.


Double-Line white-wall tires of 1971.
All images on this page are of actual wheels and may not show the correct tires.