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Old 06-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #76
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Because buying the wheels, tints, roof molding, and halo lights seperately would cost more money. Heck even buying the wheels and halo lights alone separately would cost more. IMHO, the RS package is a bang for your buck.
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The REAL waste of money is adding after-market parts to a vehicle that could've been purchased with those options already factory / dealer installed at less cost with a better warranty to boot. That's part of what constitutes "value" for your money.

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Old 06-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #77
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I specifically ordered my car without the RS package. It's all in what you want.

For me, I want the retro look of the 1st Gen Camaro. The Halogen lights give me that look over the OEM HID. I personally don't care for Halos nor the blacked out headlights.

Wheels....I paid for the polished wheel upgrade. RS wheels were meaningless to me.

Tailights....the difference is so minor that you have to have an RS and non-RS sitting side by side to see it.

Rood Ditch....honestly I kind of like the black. I have the black on my Red for a good rear until I had to take my car into the paintshop because someone scratched it. While there I had them paint them. When I got it back I was honestly dissapointed at first. I actually didn't like them painted. After a while I'm used to it but again I would just as assume have them black.

Emblems....for me I wanted the white SS espcially since my stripes were going to be white. Even without any stripes red SS badges on a red car is almost like not having them at all.

Now, with all that being said I definatley wanted HID headlights over Halogen. I was eventually shown how to do a HID retrofit. I bought some take off Halogens (I still have my original Halogens in the attic) and had them converted over to HID. My aftermarket HID projectors put out a lot wider throw and have a much crisper line than OEM HID lights. I've put my car side by side with an RS to see the difference. I then had a custom harness made that killed the DRL and makes my fog lights automatically come on with my headlights. All in all I have about $600 in my HID retrofit but I still have my orignial Halogens that I can go back to at any time. Personally I think my headlights turned out even better then going with the RS lights.....but I am a little bias though.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:56 PM   #78
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Cause that's a lot of money and trouble.
In my opinion, why would you do that if you could just buy it.
why would you make your car something it's not?
its not as far as putting a v8 facia on a v6 but to me the deal breaker was no RS package.
I didn't want it unless it was an RS.
Why make it something it's not?
You'd be cruzing in a fraud and the Camaro Gods don't approve of it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:51 AM   #79
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It depends on a lot of stuff
1.) v6 or v8 - if you have a v6 and don't want aftermarket wheel ever then yes
2.) color of car and/or color of stripes - If the car is black the molding means nothing
3.) Your want/ability to mod your ride - If your not afraid to mod your car and have the ability to, you can get colorshift halo, retrofit projectors, and HID's for under $550 if you do the work yourself.

I got Black SS non-rs because I knew was going to buy (bought) black aftermarket wheels, blackout all the embelms, and do a retrofit with colorshift halos (including fog halos under $650) and it looks better and more unique then most everyone out on the roads. So if your fine with your wheels and the molding and you just want the HID's don't get it, buy a retrofit/HID's for $250-$270 (theretrofitsource.com) and aftermarket halo's for $300-$450 and save some money (O and you get to turn your fog lights on anytime you want)
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:13 AM   #80
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Like many have said...if it wasn't an RS I wasn't interested. Not bashing non RS Camaros, just giving my 2 cents. Personal taste always wins. No need to argue about what's cheaper and all of that. It's your car, your money, your decisions. Do what you want. In the end we can all say we are a proud owner of a Chevy Camaro
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #81
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Now, with all that being said I definatley wanted HID headlights over Halogen. I was eventually shown how to do a HID retrofit. I bought some take off Halogens (I still have my original Halogens in the attic) and had them converted over to HID. My aftermarket HID projectors put out a lot wider throw and have a much crisper line than OEM HID lights. I've put my car side by side with an RS to see the difference. I then had a custom harness made that killed the DRL and makes my fog lights automatically come on with my headlights. All in all I have about $600 in my HID retrofit but I still have my orignial Halogens that I can go back to at any time. Personally I think my headlights turned out even better then going with the RS lights.....but I am a little bias though.
If the factory HIDs looked like that I probably would have gotten them. But even a $600 retrofit is a little steep for me.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #82
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If the factory HIDs looked like that I probably would have gotten them. But even a $600 retrofit is a little steep for me.
$650 was because I kept my orginal Halogens which meant I had to buy another set and I also had a cusom harness made to kill the DRL. If all you're looking to do is have the HID headlights you can get them done a lot cheaper.

Use your original Halogen housing and do everything yourself and it will only cost you about $300. Have someone like TheRetrofitSouce.com do the actual install of the projectors and it's about $450.

I've actually yet to see anyone do lights like mine. Almost everyone wants the Halos and then end up painting the housing flat black. So, as of now I think my lights are truely a one-off. To me they look like they came from the factory that way as well. A year and a half with them and no issues.

It's to bad that GM didn't do something like mine for the non-RS and then Halos for the RS. I really like how my headlights turned out.
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