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Old 12-29-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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GM Offer Us A Spoiler Delete!

This has been discussed a lot but hasn't been brought up in awhile. GM needs to hear us and offer a spoiler delete. We have gotten them to offer the blues for the SS and the polished wheels on the RS. It is going to be a hassle for all of the people who want a high wing spoiler on an SS or RS because of the holes. We would have to get a new trunk or have the holes filled. And not to mention the rally stripes would have to be replaced also since they go over the lip spoiler. Bodywork on a brand new car!!!
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:30 AM   #2
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Also, the car looks amazing spoilerless - gives the back end a really nice point that just doesn't show up with the spoiler equipped. Mine (1LT) will definitely stay spoilerless.
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P.S. - Totally /signed. I was surprised that they didn't present this option.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:23 AM   #3
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You may want to check further, but I have read here that the holes for both spoilers are the same. A little research here usually offers answers to any question.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:34 AM   #4
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The holes for the regular spoiler and the ducktail are the same, but the high wing spoiler is different. It is mounted more in the middle of the trunk instead of the back edge like the others.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:52 AM   #5
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Where the hell is that pic from?
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:31 AM   #6
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Where the hell is that pic from?
yeah....what Merf said.....I've never seen a closeup of that car.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:53 AM   #7
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Spoiler delete would make too much sense so don't expect it.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #9
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It shouldn't be to hard to do, since the LS and LT models without the RS package come without a spoiler.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:33 PM   #10
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I would like to see this option. It might take off a few bucks from the spoiler. Alternatively, GM could require that any spoiler delete money be used as a credit toward GMPP parts. That would encourage people to buy GMPP accessories.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:27 PM   #11
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Or it would work just like the mustang, where deleting the spoiler just gets rid of the spoiler, not its cost. Remember that more options = higher cost, meaning that keeping the spoiler cost probably barely offsets the higher production cost.
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:38 PM   #12
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it don't make a difference to me... i'm getting the blade spoiler when it's offered & it looks to use the same holes as the stock one, but that option would be easy. they can just install a trunk lid from an LS/LT
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Its not that the option is difficult to execute, its that if they were to do that they would have to pay somebody to check the orders to see which decklid to use, and then pay somebody to select the correct decklid, and then pay somebody to check and make sure the correct decklid was installed, and then if it wasn't scrap the one (swallowing that cost) and install the other - all of which adds time which reduces profit - it could easily cost more than the 250 for the spoiler. I think they should do it, but the price should remain the same.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:54 PM   #14
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Its not that the option is difficult to execute, its that if they were to do that they would have to pay somebody to check the orders to see which decklid to use, and then pay somebody to select the correct decklid, and then pay somebody to check and make sure the correct decklid was installed, and then if it wasn't scrap the one (swallowing that cost) and install the other - all of which adds time which reduces profit - it could easily cost more than the 250 for the spoiler. I think they should do it, but the price should remain the same.
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I am not sure that your logic makes sense in this case. You make it sound like someone isn't going to have to pick parts out for each car anyway. That would be like saying they should only offer one engine because someone might incorrectly pick a V8 and put it in a 1LS. Not trying to be a smartass here, but I just don't think that you logic works in this case. They have to have two decklids anyway.
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Its not that the option is difficult to execute, its that if they were to do that they would have to pay somebody to check the orders to see which decklid to use, and then pay somebody to select the correct decklid, and then pay somebody to check and make sure the correct decklid was installed, and then if it wasn't scrap the one (swallowing that cost) and install the other - all of which adds time which reduces profit - it could easily cost more than the 250 for the spoiler. I think they should do it, but the price should remain the same.
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As Pete said, they have to select a trunklid with no spoiler holes for an LS or LT without RS anyways, so where's the additional cost?
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The extra cost is exactly the same as the way it would cost extra to say "I want a 2LT but with steering wheel mounted audio controls" - it would cost more because even though they already have a steering wheel with no audio controls, they would have to review the options more carefully (IE, more codes and more combinations) and then check to make sure the correct wheel was installed after the car was completed. Its like Fbodfather has said before - ANY time you create more combinations, even if the parts are already there, you increase costs.

So, effectively, making a spoiler delete would not only increase the cost of an SS or RS car, but of a non-RS V6 as well.
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P.S. - And even if they don't reduce the cost if you delete the spoiler, its still cheaper than having the holes filled.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:26 PM   #17
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my thoughts are there will be plenty of LT guys that want the spoiler. Find a trustworthy dude and do a swap.

I also plan on the duck tail one so I really don't care.
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my thoughts are there will be plenty of LT guys that want the spoiler. Find a trustworthy dude and do a swap.

I also plan on the duck tail one so I really don't care.
This is a valid point.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:04 AM   #19
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my thoughts are there will be plenty of LT guys that want the spoiler. Find a trustworthy dude and do a swap.

I also plan on the duck tail one so I really don't care.
Yeah but majority of people aren't getting white so that might be kinda difficult and a hassle. The high wing is a dealer installed option right? So hopefully when I get the spoiler, the dealer can deal with the holes and install the new spoiler.
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Yeah but majority of people aren't getting white so that might be kinda difficult and a hassle. The high wing is a dealer installed option right? So hopefully when I get the spoiler, the dealer can deal with the holes and install the new spoiler.
Hopefully. I don't know about the dealers in your area, but those here? I wouldn't count on it.
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Hopefully. I don't know about the dealers in your area, but those here? I wouldn't count on it.
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Well my dad has bought at least 4 chevy trucks over the last 20 yrs or so from the same guy at Connell Chevy. So I guess you could say we kinda have some connections... hopefully I can get it done or at least get some kinda deal on the car.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:10 AM   #22
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Spoiler delete would be good for a lot of folks. I don't know the process, but if it were feasible w/out too much inolvement...or even better, if it were less expensive, GO FOR IT
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Well my dad has bought at least 4 chevy trucks over the last 20 yrs or so from the same guy at Connell Chevy. So I guess you could say we kinda have some connections... hopefully I can get it done or at least get some kinda deal on the car.
Well, its not that the dealers here wouldn't do it, its just that I would be worried they would fill the holes with chewing gum and dribble paint over it.
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Why couldnt you tell the dealer to swap your deck lid off the SS with one without the spoiler right at the lot. And then install the high wing spoiler. It would be 4 bolts and they would have a cheaper model that looks sportier wich would help it sell more. Im not sure about your dealers, but I am sure most would go for it and they prolly wouldnt charge you except for the wing and labor to put it on.
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Why couldnt you tell the dealer to swap your deck lid off the SS with one without the spoiler right at the lot. And then install the high wing spoiler. It would be 4 bolts and they would have a cheaper model that looks sportier wich would help it sell more. Im not sure about your dealers, but I am sure most would go for it and they prolly wouldnt charge you except for the wing and labor to put it on.
Are dealers going to have cars on the lot that soon? And I am getting stripes which go over the decklid spoiler. So I have to order the car with no stripes or high wing, then when the car gets delivered I have to buy them. If the dealer has cars on the lot (probably not) I could do that. If not I have to get the body work done somehow and then put the stripes and high wing on. See how much of a hassle that is GM? haha
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