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Old 02-20-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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First good shot I have seen of the RS wheels.

Now if I only had one of the polished to go next to it and end my frustration. To me, the wheel just looks lightly coated with brake dust, and I hate that. It must be the slightly uneven look to the finish.


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Old 02-20-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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if we had a pic like this of the polished.. would help me make up my mind as well.
The midnight looks good but i dunno.. looks like they are dirty and that would bug me.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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I like it. To me that finish hides brake dust.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:08 AM   #4
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:09 AM   #5
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I like 'em....will probably help to hide the dirt.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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I've been searching for various wheel photos too. It would sure be nice to see:

The two 19" Optional LT wheel in polished aluminum and painted silver finish

The three 20" wheels - Midnight Silver, Sterling Silver, polished aluminum.

Can any of the "photo experts" put those in 1 thread?
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Now if I only had one of the polished to go next to it and end my frustration. To me, the wheel just looks lightly coated with brake dust, and I hate that. It must be the slightly uneven look to the finish.


I tried to order my SS/RS with the polished aluminum wheels as I agree the RS wheels always looks dull and dirty. Can't be done. If you want an SS you must not get the RS pkg in order to get the polished 20" wheels. The RS pkg is an additional $1200.00 and the polished wheels are only $470.00 as I remember. Decisions / decisions.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:38 PM   #8
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Polished 20's These look great on black in my opinion... The midnight silver look like their covered in brake dust
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:59 PM   #9
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Check out the rims for the LS7. I ordered 20" polished, but if the LS7 rims become an option, I would gladly pay the extra coin.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:02 AM   #10
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Hope the polished option for almost $500 isn't just a cheap Polished Plastic cover/cap over the wheel.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:47 AM   #11
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A Camaro5 member now tells me the 20" polished wheels are available with the SS/RS Camaro for an additional $470.00. My dealer (who I am no longer using) told me it was not an option with the RS. It sure pays to check this great site every day.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:27 AM   #12
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It's true you can order the polished on top of the RS package (or at least thats what our order says)...my question is now I'm paying for two sets of wheels. Is anyone elses order like this (RS $1200, polished $470) or did they take $ off of the RS package because you are being charged for the polished?
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:33 AM   #13
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Check out the rims for the LS7. I ordered 20" polished, but if the LS7 rims become an option, I would gladly pay the extra coin.
Yea I saw the LS7 in person and those rims are pretty damn sweet, but I don't think that they are going to offer them as an option any time soon
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:38 AM   #14
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A Camaro5 member now tells me the 20" polished wheels are available with the SS/RS Camaro for an additional $470.00. My dealer (who I am no longer using) told me it was not an option with the RS. It sure pays to check this great site every day.
It depends when he told you that if he was correct at the time. They weren't originally an option... but they are now.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:54 AM   #15
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It's true you can order the polished on top of the RS package (or at least thats what our order says)...my question is now I'm paying for two sets of wheels. Is anyone elses order like this (RS $1200, polished $470) or did they take $ off of the RS package because you are being charged for the polished?
You will not get a credit on the $1200 RS package if you add the $470 polished wheels on top of that option. I wondered the same when trying to decide if I like the looks of the midnight silver wheels or not. Since then I have seen them in person and I think they look really good. I plan to go with the midnight silver wheels on my 2SS/RS.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:01 AM   #16
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I've been searching for various wheel photos too. It would sure be nice to see:

The two 19" Optional LT wheel in polished aluminum and painted silver finish

The three 20" wheels - Midnight Silver, Sterling Silver, polished aluminum.

Can any of the "photo experts" put those in 1 thread?
Please see the link below for a thread which has photos of various Camaro wheel options.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7702

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Old 02-22-2009, 11:37 AM   #17
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Although my favorite is the polished wheel, the RS wheel pictured in the first post needs more credit than that pic shows. The smudged look is from all the dirt and grime from having been driven on what looks like snow/salted roads or some other type of dirty road. In other words, those wheels need a good washing! A better pic (and there are plenty of 'em floating around here) would help someone decide is they really liked these wheels vs. another.

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:16 PM   #18
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My favorite is still the 18 inch 1LT wheel. I wish that one was available in polished.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #19
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I love it. The car is beautiful on its own and doesn't need shiny wheel to distract from that beauty.

I'm not even going to replace the wheels, I'm going to drive the stock Midnight ones.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:42 PM   #20
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My favorite is still the 18 inch 1LT wheel. I wish that one was available in polished.
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me too, and if they won't fit over my brembos, i'm gonna go with C6Z wheels (assuming they're the same bolt pattern)
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:51 AM   #21
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Here's a good comparison. The wheel at the top of this thread is just plain dirty! I think the "uneven finish" mentioned is what made these wheels look so cool when that Daytona 500 pace car was in motion...

I will note, however, that the Midnight Silver wheels do appear slightly darker in person than they look in this pic. IMO
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #22
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After seeing them on the configurator, I'm thinking about really dark grey, or black wheels.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:16 PM   #23
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They are too dark looking for my liking - on a black car maybe they look cool.
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