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Old 01-09-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation SS: 1SS and 2SS

There are a lot of people on Camaro5 who have, not knowing any better, made posts asking about issues with the 2SS. Some of these issues are not unique to the more loaded SS, so I want to help our members differentiate between these trim levels.

The 1SS, sometimes identified as the stripper SS, features a 6.2L V8 (LS3 or L99), a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, standard 20-inch wheels with Pirelli tires, standard Brembo brakes, and a superior suspension, making this model perform above the LS and LT models. The 2SS, sometimes identified as the high-feature SS, also has the same 6.2L V8, the same 6-speed transmission, the same wheels and tires, and the same superior suspension. If you are posting about the engine, transmission, wheels, tires, brakes, or suspension on your Camaro 1SS or 2SS, be sure to include all SS models in your discussion since the parts are the same.

The 2SS does include additional features that make it unique. Because some of these are also available for the 1SS, members should consider whether these options are available on the 1SS before making a post suggesting a 2SS-specific problem. For example, if you are talking about the Boston Acoustics 9-speaker sound system, ask for feedback from all people who could have this system, including 1SS drivers who may have added this option. Below is a list of Camaro features, whether they are available on the 1SS as an option, and whether they are standard on the 2SS. The color green indicates that a feature is standard on all SS models. The color blue indicates that this is available as an option on the 1SS and standard on the 2SS. The color red indicates that a feature is only available on the 2SS.

Camaro SS Features and Options
  • 20-inch 5-spoke wheels
  • 4-pack gauges
  • 6.2L V8
  • 6-speed transmission
  • 9-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system
  • auxiliary input jack
  • Bluetooth connectivity*
  • Brembo brakes
  • heated exterior mirrors
  • heated front seats
  • heated rearview mirror with automatic dimming feature
  • leather seats
  • MP3 playback
  • Pirelli tires
  • rear parking assist
  • remote vehicle start
  • track-tuned suspension
  • universal home remote
  • USB port*

As you can see, only a few frequently discussed 2SS features are red: Bluetooth connectivity, heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, heated interior mirror with automatic dimming feature, leather seats, rear parking assist, universal home remote, and USB port. If you are posting a thread specific to these features, 2SS drivers would most likely be the only ones with personal experience. If you are posting about something that could affect all SS drivers, it would be better etiquette to include all SS drivers in the title of the thread or the discussion.

I hope this clears up any confusion on the features that make the 2SS unique from the 1SS. As you all know, the price difference is only about $3k, so it would make sense that Chevrolet would offer most features on both trim levels. There are many additional features that these trims share and additional information available at Chevrolet's website.

*Bluetooth connectivity and USB port—ordering the PDIM may resolve this issue; not available at the time of order as an option; contact CamaroScotty for more information
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