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Old 02-25-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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How much would it cost to get the halos and headlights installed in a SS2

Would it be more cost efficient to get the RS package with it instead?
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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Would it be more cost efficient to get the RS package with it instead?
If you are looking for lights that look like the ones that come with the RS package then the cost will be about the same.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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If you are looking for lights that look like the ones that come with the RS package then the cost will be about the same.
What he said.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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+2 Go with the RS package from the factory
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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You really think it will cost the same? I would think it'd be a lot less considering aftermarket HID kits run less than $300 for the G8. I struggled with this when ordering and chose not to get the RS package. There will be aftermarket options and the GM catalog to select from in the future. So other than the lights all I'd benifit from in the RS package is a few red SS badges which I would replace with silver SS badges (I don't like the red accent) and color matched roof seal (but my car is already black).
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:41 PM   #6
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Aftermarket halo lamps will be far cheaper than the $1,200 factory RS package for the SS. The factory RS package includes: HID lamps, new tail lights, rear spoiler (for LT models), 20" 5-spoke rims and some type of roofline trim upgrade.

I like the upgraded head lamps, tail lamps and rims, so the $1,200 factory option is a more appealing route for me personally. If all you care about is HID head lamps, then aftermarket is a tempting route.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:45 PM   #7
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Last I heard a good set of HID's would probably cost $750. Then you have to find an aftermarket "halo" kit, then you have to install it and get it working properly. I'd rather spend the 1200, get the extra items and have it all get replaced by warranty if there's any issues with the lighting.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:04 PM   #8
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You are paying for mostly the Hids/Halos in the RS pack....To me, its worth it!
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:08 PM   #10
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those supposed HID kits are a joke and they aren't safe. They glare and blind other drivers. If you want to do it yourself your going to have to build them. Which means you have to find projectors, shrouds, and the lights and bulbs. Just get it from the factory you'll be much happier. Guys building them correctly for the Cobalts have been spending more than 500. And that is doing all the work themselves. Most have been closer to 7 or 800.
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You really think it will cost the same? I would think it'd be a lot less considering aftermarket HID kits run less than $300 for the G8.
Most aftermarket HID/halo kits are only for low beams. The kits that do have both low and high beams in one unit like the Camaro run about $500-$600 per side.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:47 PM   #12
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Last I heard a good set of HID's would probably cost $750. Then you have to find an aftermarket "halo" kit, then you have to install it and get it working properly. I'd rather spend the 1200, get the extra items and have it all get replaced by warranty if there's any issues with the lighting.
Try $350-$450 for the install

Halos/HID's kinda pricey .... you don't want nothing with cheap quality though

Here is the most recent pic of my Halo's I got from AAC:

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Old 02-27-2009, 10:49 AM   #13
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If you don't care about having high v. Lo beams...I guess someone somewhere will make an aftermarket kit.

But the Camaro's HIDs are dual-beam...anybody have price estimates for a quality set of dual-beam HIDs? Last I checked they're going to run somewhere around 500 bucks a piece. Ouch.

Here's a conversation we had a while back about this...
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=259213
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If you don't care about having high v. Lo beams...I guess someone somewhere will make an aftermarket kit.

But the Camaro's HIDs are dual-beam...anybody have price estimates for a quality set of dual-beam HIDs? Last I checked they're going to run somewhere around 500 bucks a piece. Ouch.
All the prices I've found are $500-$600 each as well.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:58 PM   #15
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Try $350-$450 for the install

Halos/HID's kinda pricey .... you don't want nothing with cheap quality though
But those aren't dual beam like the Camaro's
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Try $350-$450 for the install

Halos/HID's kinda pricey .... you don't want nothing with cheap quality though

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But those aren't dual beam like the Camaro's
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:14 PM   #17
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Would it be more cost efficient to get the RS package with it instead?
I researched the cost of doing all of the RS pkg as aftermarket. I found it difficult to do better for cost and quality of the RS option, don't forget the time and labour you expend. Gst the RS option!
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:29 AM   #18
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Swap-out with factory part?

If the RS halo lights use the same wiring as the standard, can't you just buy a set from Chevy Parts and swap them out? I'm curious cause I'm thinking of going with a barebones LS and getting replacement headlights too...
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:58 PM   #19
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yea the only part i want from the RS package would be the Halo's, preferably from the factory
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:05 PM   #20
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Those $300 aftermarket HIDs aren't DOT approved and are illegal in the US. The DOT approved/legal HIDs are close to $1000 plus installation.
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This ? has been gone over and over with the same results. I for one would like to just have certain things from this RS package HOWEVER, at the end of the day, the price to have the things I want PLUS some things I didn't care about would be about the same. And to make the deal just that much sweeter, I would have a lot more. Like the following:

1) Factory installed.

2) Factory warranty.

3) Ability to drive my Camaro in and get my halos/headlights serviced the same day w/o having to confer/argue with the maker of my halo's.

4) If repairs are needed, I wouldn't have to take the last resort after losing the argument with my halo maker...and actually have to make repairs myself.

5) Full satisfaction knowing that my halo/headlights were installed properly.

6) Full satisfaction knowing that my halo/headlights WILL WORK PROPERLY.

7) And with addition of my money paid for the RS package, more resale value b/c..................and here's the kicker.........................I have the RS package.

As most that have traded in vehicles before, I know that adding aftermarket this or that doesn't net you much difference at all when you trade it in. Meaning you spent all that money trying to make your ride cooler, but in the end you might as well strip those items off the car b/c it won't mean a thing when you trade. And then you are left with those high priced items that NO ONE will pay what their worth b/c by the time you get around to trading in your car, those items can be bought BRAND NEW for what you are asking for your USED aftermarket parts.

So all in a nut shell, play it safe and sound and.........................GET THE RS!
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:41 PM   #22
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those supposed HID kits are a joke and they aren't safe. They glare and blind other drivers.
Very true. I used to hate HIDs because I thought they were by nature too bright and dangerous to oncoming drivers. Then I realized it was only the crappy aftermarket ones that created problems, or drivers who don't know how to adjust their headlight aim, especially after ride height adjustments. I find factory kits to be just as easy on the eyes, if not better. Go for the RS package, or pay a similar amount for a high quality set and professional installation.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:36 AM   #23
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When will GM Parts have pricing for Camaro parts? That would end all the speculation.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:09 AM   #24
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This ? has been gone over and over with the same results. I for one would like to just have certain things from this RS package HOWEVER, at the end of the day, the price to have the things I want PLUS some things I didn't care about would be about the same. And to make the deal just that much sweeter, I would have a lot more. Like the following:

1) Factory installed.

2) Factory warranty.

3) Ability to drive my Camaro in and get my halos/headlights serviced the same day w/o having to confer/argue with the maker of my halo's.

4) If repairs are needed, I wouldn't have to take the last resort after losing the argument with my halo maker...and actually have to make repairs myself.

5) Full satisfaction knowing that my halo/headlights were installed properly.

6) Full satisfaction knowing that my halo/headlights WILL WORK PROPERLY.

7) And with addition of my money paid for the RS package, more resale value b/c..................and here's the kicker.........................I have the RS package.

As most that have traded in vehicles before, I know that adding aftermarket this or that doesn't net you much difference at all when you trade it in. Meaning you spent all that money trying to make your ride cooler, but in the end you might as well strip those items off the car b/c it won't mean a thing when you trade. And then you are left with those high priced items that NO ONE will pay what their worth b/c by the time you get around to trading in your car, those items can be bought BRAND NEW for what you are asking for your USED aftermarket parts.

So all in a nut shell, play it safe and sound and.........................GET THE RS!
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I ordered the two front headlight assemblies and the rear light assemblies as I have a 2ss without RS package. It's going to be 1,400 when its all said and done. The RS package gives you different rims too.
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