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Old 05-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #18
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Meant LOVE black rims not LIVE--autocorrect!!!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:45 AM   #19
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Hey guys, quick question. I'm trading up to a 1LE from my V6. The 1LE I found is black 2SS with no RS. A few questions.

Can they remove the hood wrap and is the normal paint underneath? I like it better.

Without the RS it will be missing the Halogen lights, correct? Are the taillights also different? Can dealer just install the Halogens and replace tailights?

Any other differences without the RS?

Question about wheels. Can wheels be stripped of black paint and what will be underneath?


Look, I know by now you think I'm nuts. I love the 1LE feel when I drive it, the close ratio gearbox, the handling etc. I'm not in love with the all black look and black wheels.

Has anyone else have a 1LE that doesn't have black wheels or no flat black hood?

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Included a picture of my current 2LT to show you the look I like.
1LE hood has the normal paint job under the wrap. Just peel the vinyl.
This is what they will look like stripped. Check with local wheel shops about blasting off the paint and polishing. They can chrome them if you want.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #20
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Okay that sounds good

Thanks to Tbirdsleeve and Southern Comfort.

I will have dealer remove wrap if i buy it. I will ask his wheel guy to see what can be done with wheels. I love the polished ones on the ZL1 pace car.

Black car with those polished wheels.

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #21
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Thanks to Tbirdsleeve and Southern Comfort.

I will have dealer remove wrap if i buy it. I will ask his wheel guy to see what can be done with wheels. I love the polished ones on the ZL1 pace car.

Black car with those polished wheels.

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Yeah, that would look good
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #22
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Yeah

Yes, and that Vette looks good as well. Do you have a ZR1 hood on that beauty?

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:19 AM   #23
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@ Jims Mongoose - The non RS has the Halogen lamps. You must be talking about the HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps. You can get aftermarket ones by Eagle Eye. If you get the HID factory ones, they will be quite expensive. The taillights are just a shade darker lens for the RS compared to the non RS.

I found Angel Eye headlights:

http://www.carid.com/2013-chevy-camaro-headlights/

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http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...-Kit-s/523.htm

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #24
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Thanks for the RS Correction

So bad@sscamaro, then the High Intensity Discharge lamps are what people are referring to when they say 'Halos', correct. If I get the car the dealer will throw those in or lose the deal.

Is it possible to get the darker lens for the taillights without buying the whole assembly?

Thanks for the links.

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #25
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It's not the lens it's the inner housing. Good luck with the dealer throwing in the HID's. U will need a hareness to make them work.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #26
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So bad@sscamaro, then the High Intensity Discharge lamps are what people are referring to when they say 'Halos', correct. If I get the car the dealer will throw those in or lose the deal.

Is it possible to get the darker lens for the taillights without buying the whole assembly?

Thanks for the links.

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Your dealer is very likely to NOT just throw in the halo/HID lights... it takes a special wire harness (definitely NOT OEM) and of course, the lights themselves... new GM cost is likely close to or exceeding the entire cost of the RS package. If you really want the RS features, it may be bests to negotiate with the dealer and have them locate or order you what you want.
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Water and soap is all you need to clean it off, that's what most owners with vinyl don't know.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #28
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Do people know that 3m warranties the wrap for life? Seems some people either don't know that or forgot.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #29
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Oh boy, bad news again.

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It's not the lens it's the inner housing. Good luck with the dealer throwing in the HID's. U will need a hareness to make them work.

Okay now I'm really confused. Are you saying that the Halos come on a different housing and that the dealer cant' just give them to me without changing the harness?

If that's true than damn.

So the only way to get those Halos is with the RS package?

Thanks for the information

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:03 AM   #30
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So bad@sscamaro, then the High Intensity Discharge lamps are what people are referring to when they say 'Halos', correct. If I get the car the dealer will throw those in or lose the deal.

Is it possible to get the darker lens for the taillights without buying the whole assembly?

Thanks for the links.

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i tried tht one but my dealer wouldnt install aftermarket parts on a brandnew car and the rs package wasnt to much more than buying the lights
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Okay now I'm really confused. Are you saying that the Halos come on a different housing and that the dealer cant' just give them to me without changing the harness?

If that's true than damn.

So the only way to get those Halos is with the RS package?

Thanks for the information

Jim
Right. The halo lights are included in the housing with the HID headlights. It's not just a simple plug and play swap. there's aftermarket harnesses and then the cost of the entire headlight housing assembies.
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Okay now I'm really confused. Are you saying that the Halos come on a different housing and that the dealer cant' just give them to me without changing the harness?

If that's true than damn.

So the only way to get those Halos is with the RS package?

Thanks for the information

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It's worth getting the RS package. Don't take the cheap way out.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #33
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Okay now I'm really confused. Are you saying that the Halos come on a different housing and that the dealer cant' just give them to me without changing the harness?

If that's true than damn.

So the only way to get those Halos is with the RS package?

Thanks for the information

Jim
U will need a hareness if u switched to halos. The housing I was talkind about is the taillights, the lens r the same on rs and non-rs taillights. The inner housing on rs tails are dark inside.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:00 PM   #34
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Sorry, I didnot mean to Hijack this thread

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U will need a hareness if u switched to halos. The housing I was talkind about is the taillights, the lens r the same on rs and non-rs taillights. The inner housing on rs tails are dark inside.
Apparently by just mentioning the RS Halo lights and that I wanted the dealer to throw in, many of you guys have given me some great information, but in the process it kind of hijacked the thread

Thanks again for all the information

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