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Old 12-25-2008, 03:06 AM   #1
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Question Red SS and RS Taillight Comparison Pics

Hey, all-

One thing that I've been curious about - how exactly are the RS darker tailights different from the base SS?

The RS light covers have a darker tint to them. The SS are clear plastic.

Here are two good comparison pics.

Thanks to the respective owners of each picture.

EDIT: look how well the panels are fit together (gaps in body lines) - they are nearly identical. Great job, Oshawa!
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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The RS looks waxed and polished while the SS looks plain and dirty.. I do like the tinted RS look though since it gives a contrast on red by being darker. On other colors I don't see it making a difference enough for me to pay extra for..
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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RS lights will look awsome on my black maro.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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Great comparison photos 2KZ28. Thanks for posting this thread. It is real easy to see the difference between the RS and non-RS tail lights now.

I agree with IAH, that the RS tail lights will look great on a black Camaro -- and all / most others as well.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:14 PM   #5
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Good comparison, I posted a similar pic from Indy, but on different colored cars.

Your example on the same colored car really shows the difference!

I like em! LOTS!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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Great comparison! That was really helpful. Still, I'm barely leaning towards saving $1200 and forgoing the RS package.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:50 PM   #7
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Great comparison! That was really helpful. Still, I'm barely leaning towards saving $1200 and forgoing the RS package.
Don't forget about the HIDs that come with the RS package. Someone needs to post a comparison of those versus the standard lights. Those make a big difference in my opinion.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:53 PM   #8
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it appears to me that its just a lighting issue? and someone post a pic of a SS/RS just to make sure its not a difference between the SS and the V6.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:53 PM   #9
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The dark surrounding area of the light makes the middle look more "after-burnery" on the RS light. Cool.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:56 PM   #10
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Don't forget about the HIDs that come with the RS package. Someone needs to post a comparison of those versus the standard lights. Those make a big difference in my opinion.

which is just about the only reason i want the RS package. HALs look really dated and old, but the HIDs look fresh and really cool.

i hadnt notice how much of a difference the RS tail lights made until now. they look great. however i also think the regular ones look good.


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Old 12-26-2008, 01:08 AM   #11
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:25 AM   #12
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Excellent comparison!
This was a great idea! It is worth noting that the primary differences can be compensated with aftermarket components. It would be nice to know how the tail lights are tinted so that those who want to tint their headlights using OEM quality would be able to do so. Basically, GM has tinted the tail lights. It would be very possible to make this happen. HID headlights, on the other hand, would require much more investment and time.
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:44 AM   #13
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Wow those are great comparison pictures! Yeah i do like the RS tailights better. It looks more like the concept.
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #14
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Would it be worth it to just have the tail lights tinted aftermarket?
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:33 PM   #15
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Here's a comparison of the HALs and the HIDs.
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Could you put in Aftermarket Halo HIDs.
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it appears to me that its just a lighting issue? and someone post a pic of a SS/RS just to make sure its not a difference between the SS and the V6.
V6 & V8 both have the same tail lights. the difference is whether or not you have the RS package, which is what this shows.

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Here's a comparison of the HALs and the HIDs...
but i gotta ask... where'd you get a pic of that red LT?
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Could you put in Aftermarket Halo HIDs.
I don't see why not. I am sure that companies will start making aftermarket kits for the Camaro once they are out and about.

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V6 & V8 both have the same tail lights. the difference is whether or not you have the RS package, which is what this shows.

but i gotta ask... where'd you get a pic of that red LT?
That's Number3's car - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10963
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^^ thanks. i've been gone a couple days & ain't got to see that thread yet
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^^ thanks. i've been gone a couple days & ain't got to see that thread yet
I know. You have a lot to catch up on. I would look at that thread and the one from HeatherR with the 1SS. Lots of good pics, videos and info. Welcome back.
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I don't see why not. I am sure that companies will start making aftermarket kits for the Camaro once they are out and about.



That's Number3's car - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10963
I have yet to see a company make high/low beam HID aftermarket lights that worked right.
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:45 PM   #22
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Great taillight comparison!
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:59 PM   #23
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Nice comparison, just what i was looking for!
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Wow those are great comparison pictures! Yeah i do like the RS tailights better. It looks more like the concept.
+1.
Have to have the RS and this is just one other good reason
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I have yet to see a company make high/low beam HID aftermarket lights that worked right.
Aftermarket HIDs of reasonable quality are very rare.
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