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Old 06-09-2013, 02:30 AM   #26
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If you don't want to pay for the RS lights from the factory, you have several options. Mostly it depends on how much you're willing to pay versus how much you're willing to work for the look...
A) RS from factory - most expensive, no work req'd.
B) aftermarket or refurb'd OEM lights - can come close to the package price, but won't require much more work than dropping the bumper and swapping. Ofer at gen5diy.com is highly recommended for this.
C) retrofit hids/halos (what I did) - this will be by far the most work, but also by far (potentially, depending how crazy you get with it) the cheapest way to go, and you can do whatever you want with your lights, like multicolor or double halos, etc. I bought a nice kit from theretrofitsource.com (highly recommend them, awesome guys) for the hids, and AAC (I'm currently pissed at them about a warranty replacement on backorder for several months) for the halos, and I'm sure I spent less than one refurb'd OEM light. The money saved equated to a lot of time spent figuring out what I was doing and how tho...and then I went further with it and made it a whole project, lol...

So, there's a quick rundown on headlights for ya
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:34 AM   #27
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PM OzzySS about what can go wrong with a retrofit and how much work it is. The best retrofit option to me is the ofer retrofit. Gen5diy.com sells oem lights and a wiring harness. Not the cheapest solution but the least likely to cause problems. The other options require a lot more work.

I still say order with RS if you want the lights. Purely personal opinion but it does add some resale value as well. Aftermarket solutions will not.
Lol, you mentioned me as I was typing up everything he should know :P

To be fair, the issues with my retrofit were mostly my own fault (damn you AAC!), and the only reason my my lights aren't completely finished now is because of that backordered halo. And even a nasty-gram to them this week got the same response..."I hope we get them in this week"
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Ozzy may be on the far end of what can go wrong but it could happen to anyone. Many people have had a much better/easier experience. But I have no problems buying piece of mind. That's what factory RS gave me. Could I have a cooler aftermarket setup? Absolutely! Will require more work and have 0 warranty? Absolutely as well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:51 AM   #29
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Please read my post carefully.

The price for the RS package on an SS does not include a wheel upgrade. ALL SS NON 1LE HAVE THE SAME WHEELS! RS changes the wheel finish. The majority of the price for the RS package is the headlights. PERIOD!

Please stop trying to tell people the RS is a waste of money or that they should get two sets of wheels. The V6 models get a wheel upgrade with RS. The RS package also comes at a higher premium because of that. Read up on the packages before spewing incorrect "facts" on people's threads.


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Ozzy may be on the far end of what can go wrong but it could happen to anyone. Many people have had a much better/easier experience. But I have no problems buying piece of mind. That's what factory RS gave me. Could I have a cooler aftermarket setup? Absolutely! Will require more work and have 0 warranty? Absolutely as well.
Well, that's not entirely true...my parts do have their own warranties, just not through GM. Anyway, OP, refer back to my longer post and decide what's best for you. I went the route I did because I didn't want the RS package, specifically the painted roof ditch, and wanted to be able to play with the colors of my halos.
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Okay so here is the question. My dealer is getting a 1LE in a few days, and I have been bugging him for it. It is a 2SS 1LE, dual mode exhausts in black with black interior. Not RS so I'm bummed about the headlights but the colors are what I want.

The real question is whether I should wait for 2014. Do you guys think their will be any cool updates to the 2014 on the interior of the engine, or even the front dealer installed splitter. The hood is different I know, but are there any other rumored changes that might make me wait?

No taillight discussions please, thats another whole thread.

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Glad to hear of your considerations Jim. Please keep us updated on what your final decision will be! Either way, I'm positive that you will satisfied with what you select.

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okay, so long time lurker, newly subscribed cause I have a question.

The 2014 6.2 in the corvette is upgraded, the 6.2 in the 2014 silverado is also upgraded. Is it safe to say that the 2014 ss might also see an increase in performance?


their is a 2013 EXACTLY how i would' ve ordered one about 40 miles away. Should i jump on it or wait? decisions.
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okay, so long time lurker, newly subscribed cause I have a question.

The 2014 6.2 in the corvette is upgraded, the 6.2 in the 2014 silverado is also upgraded. Is it safe to say that the 2014 ss might also see an increase in performance?


their is a 2013 EXACTLY how i would' ve ordered one about 40 miles away. Should i jump on it or wait? decisions.
I would not expect a Hp bump. They will not recertify for 1-2 years. Not worth the cost. The Hp bump in the new cars is from a new engine. Not the LS3.
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okay, so long time lurker, newly subscribed cause I have a question.

The 2014 6.2 in the corvette is upgraded, the 6.2 in the 2014 silverado is also upgraded. Is it safe to say that the 2014 ss might also see an increase in performance?


their is a 2013 EXACTLY how i would' ve ordered one about 40 miles away. Should i jump on it or wait? decisions.
Welcome to the forum greezychef,

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Thanks for your inquiry and you can always feel free to contact us with questions as well.

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You customer service guys are allowed to answer questions on here too...
It's nice that you guys are here, but I haven't seen one chevy customer service post which has been helpful. Anybody else notice this? If I got paid to surf car forums and help people out, I'd definately go out of my way to answer people's questions and concerns. Heck, all of us do it for free right now!
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Okay so here is the question. My dealer is getting a 1LE in a few days, and I have been bugging him for it. It is a 2SS 1LE, dual mode exhausts in black with black interior. Not RS so I'm bummed about the headlights but the colors are what I want.

The real question is whether I should wait for 2014. Do you guys think their will be any cool updates to the 2014 on the interior of the engine, or even the front dealer installed splitter. The hood is different I know, but are there any other rumored changes that might make me wait?

No taillight discussions please, thats another whole thread.

Jim
The 2014 1LE is using the same LS3 from the 2013 model. Only the new Corvette is getting the new LT1. For 2014 the main changes are:
  • colour HUD
  • colour driver instrumentation panel
  • new exterior colours
  • revised front and rear facias
  • hood extractor slots
  • available recaro bucket seats
  • available blue interior accent package
Other than those things, the 2014 is the same as the 2013.
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okay, so long time lurker, newly subscribed cause I have a question.

The 2014 6.2 in the corvette is upgraded, the 6.2 in the 2014 silverado is also upgraded. Is it safe to say that the 2014 ss might also see an increase in performance?


their is a 2013 EXACTLY how i would' ve ordered one about 40 miles away. Should i jump on it or wait? decisions.
No. The camaro will most likely get the upgraded 6.2 when they redesign the car. Notice that both the corvette and silverado were redesigned for 2014.
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No. The camaro will most likely get the upgraded 6.2 when they redesign the car. Notice that both the corvette and silverado were redesigned for 2014.
You mean how the Camaro was redesigned in 2014?

But no, the LS3 isn't being updated.
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You mean how the Camaro was redesigned in 2014?

But no, the LS3 isn't being updated.
They were "refreshed" not redesigned.
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You customer service guys are allowed to answer questions on here too...
It's nice that you guys are here, but I haven't seen one chevy customer service post which has been helpful. Anybody else notice this? If I got paid to surf car forums and help people out, I'd definately go out of my way to answer people's questions and concerns. Heck, all of us do it for free right now!
that probably because they use the PM's. I had a issue or concern (with my Malibu) that i posted on this board and got a pm from customer service.

They contacted my dealership and while the result didnt change it was at least a shot.

if a tree falls in the forest .... you know the rest..

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Well, that's not entirely true...my parts do have their own warranties, just not through GM. Anyway, OP, refer back to my longer post and decide what's best for you. I went the route I did because I didn't want the RS package, specifically the painted roof ditch, and wanted to be able to play with the colors of my halos.

Thanks to all that contributed to this post with great information. Thanks to OzzySS who took so much time with the great run down on headlights.

Still debating the light change.

I did finally buy the 1LE black on black 2SS non RS. I will first put in some performance upgrades, CAI, Tune, then go from there. I will also add the interior Footwell Led's and indirect LED lighting on the sill plates. I have already added the brushed cup holder and billet accent trim on the radio and other knobs on dash.

Also interestingly enough I like the matt finish vinyl wrap on hood. Though I may take it off and have the center raised cowl done in the same kind of flat black that people paint their cars with. It has just a touch of sheen. Will look great with those emblem pro 1LE emblems.

Anybody seen anyone do something like that?

I can't say enough about the 1LE. Wow, awesome. I get all kinds of compliments.

My favorite things about the car
Handles incredible.
Super nice tranny and shifter
Engine sounds through multimode exhaust.
Grip of the tires.
Great street combo of driveability and go. I can shift in most cases: 1,3, 5 or if I don't slow too much 2,4,5.
Car feels like more quality than the price tag.
Great paint on these Camaros.

Again thanks to all.

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Thanks to all that contributed to this post with great information. Thanks to OzzySS who took so much time with the great run down on headlights.

Still debating the light change.

I did finally buy the 1LE black on black 2SS non RS. I will first put in some performance upgrades, CAI, Tune, then go from there. I will also add the interior Footwell Led's and indirect LED lighting on the sill plates. I have already added the brushed cup holder and billet accent trim on the radio and other knobs on dash.

Also interestingly enough I like the matt finish vinyl wrap on hood. Though I may take it off and have the center raised cowl done in the same kind of flat black that people paint their cars with. It has just a touch of sheen. Will look great with those emblem pro 1LE emblems.

Anybody seen anyone do something like that?

I can't say enough about the 1LE. Wow, awesome. I get all kinds of compliments.

My favorite things about the car
Handles incredible.
Super nice tranny and shifter
Engine sounds through multimode exhaust.
Grip of the tires.
Great street combo of driveability and go. I can shift in most cases: 1,3, 5 or if I don't slow too much 2,4,5.
Car feels like more quality than the price tag.
Great paint on these Camaros.

Again thanks to all.

Jim
Congrats on your purchase

I think u made a great choice!! i like the 13's over the 14's as well..

I'm also glad to see that i'm not the only one who went from a 13 LT to the 1LE

I've hated on the hood wrap up until i picked mine up.. and now i doubt i'm ever gonna remove it.. can't say i have seen a hood like the one you've described...

Also amazed at all the compliments.. one guy said it was the best one he's ever seen.. guess he doesn't know it's stock.. cool to get that compliment even tho it is

anyways, enjoy your ride and ill see you on the boards! congrats again!
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Congrats on your purchase

I think u made a great choice!! i like the 13's over the 14's as well..

I'm also glad to see that i'm not the only one who went from a 13 LT to the 1LE

I've hated on the hood wrap up until i picked mine up.. and now i doubt i'm ever gonna remove it.. can't say i have seen a hood like the one you've described...

Also amazed at all the compliments.. one guy said it was the best one he's ever seen.. guess he doesn't know it's stock.. cool to get that compliment even tho it is

anyways, enjoy your ride and ill see you on the boards! congrats again!
I get the same thing. So many compliments, people at car shows walk by some gorgeous heavily, modded cars to look at my 1LE. I think it would draw the same attention in all colors.

Thanks for the best wishes on your ride as well.

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It's nice that you guys are here, but I haven't seen one chevy customer service post which has been helpful. Anybody else notice this? If I got paid to surf car forums and help people out, I'd definately go out of my way to answer people's questions and concerns. Heck, all of us do it for free right now!
ok, I own a chevy truck now, but Ive owned ford and dodge in the past. I aint a fanboy, and I certainly aint too happy about GM needing to be bailed out.

But what really kills me is when I go to a Chevy dealership and I start talkn 1LE and the salesman dont even know what it is. And I have to educate em. For real Chevy? This is how you re gonna get back on top. SMH. comical.


Now let me get back to watchin my Spurs!
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They were "refreshed" not redesigned.
I agree with this. Def. not a redesign.
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Thanks to all that contributed to this post with great information. Thanks to OzzySS who took so much time with the great run down on headlights.

Still debating the light change.

I did finally buy the 1LE black on black 2SS non RS. I will first put in some performance upgrades, CAI, Tune, then go from there. I will also add the interior Footwell Led's and indirect LED lighting on the sill plates. I have already added the brushed cup holder and billet accent trim on the radio and other knobs on dash.

Also interestingly enough I like the matt finish vinyl wrap on hood. Though I may take it off and have the center raised cowl done in the same kind of flat black that people paint their cars with. It has just a touch of sheen. Will look great with those emblem pro 1LE emblems.

Anybody seen anyone do something like that?

I can't say enough about the 1LE. Wow, awesome. I get all kinds of compliments.

My favorite things about the car
Handles incredible.
Super nice tranny and shifter
Engine sounds through multimode exhaust.
Grip of the tires.
Great street combo of driveability and go. I can shift in most cases: 1,3, 5 or if I don't slow too much 2,4,5.
Car feels like more quality than the price tag.
Great paint on these Camaros.

Again thanks to all.

Jim
Congrats on the purchase! These are definitely awesome cars
If you do decide on the changing up your lights, hit me up and I'll help as much as I can
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