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Old 06-09-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Newb - Halo question

Hey gang - I'm a newb here but have been lurking a bit.

Just purchased a 2011 Camaro 1LS and is being shipped to me and was wondering - I love the halo kits I've seen on some of the cars on here...is that something that can be added to all 2011 camaros or just specific to certain models?

Also is this difficult to get a local installer to put in (depending on the law)?
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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If you are talking about the AAC halo kits, they can be added to all 5th Generation Camaros.

I also have an LS, and am getting the OEM RS headlights (which for non-RS cars also requires a wiring harness you can get from Ottobody) and having these color changing halos installed by Showstopper: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147129.

As far as I know, you shouldn't have a problem getting a local installer to help you out, but should look into local laws about which color lights you can have on the front of your vehicle. In most states red, blue and sometimes green are illegal to drive with. That's why I am going with the SJM halo kit, it always turns on white, but can be swithced to any color and even a strobe function for shows.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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Awesome - that answers my question perfectly.

Been a while since I've been into modding so I'm sure I'll have 1000 questions from here on out... Thanks again.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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Stray800, Bluestreak gave you the best answer.....oh and CONGRATS on the new car and Welcome to our happy little corner of the net, and to Camaro5. There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in it...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's and wive's here don't care....and take it easy.



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The other option you can go with are eagle eye halos. They are an aftermarket headlight that has a smaller halo than the OEM one. Then the other other option is to purchase a set of RS headlights (downside is that they run about $800 each :( )

I would check the Oracle Lighting website to find a local installer, as some areas have less than others. I know for the DC area there are only 2 shops (though I ended up doing the install myself anyway).
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To answer your question, all RS cars come standard with Halos.

But never fear, aftermarket companies make better halos (imo). Try AAC. Some also like Eagle Eyes as said above.

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Old 06-09-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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1st off, welcome. I agree with double checking what's allowed for your state. I have AAC blue halo behind my td halo. I can only turn on the blue at car shows, and parking lots. Post pics after install...

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Old 06-10-2011, 10:58 AM   #8
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Actually there is another option besides Eagle Eyes or RS headlights.

Do a HID projector retrofit with a set of AAC halos.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147580
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:37 AM   #9
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I don't want to make a new topic, so I'm going to throw my questions in here.

I'll be back in America in a couple days, while I was on "business" I ordered AAC Dual color halos and halo fog lights for my SS. My buddy was going to install them for me but he said he had to put the headlights in the oven to open them up, and cutting of the bumper is required for the fog lights... Is this true or is my buddy completely mistaken? He isn't going to touch anything cause he doesn't want to mess anything up without my presence.

If this is true, is this a hard process? I personally haven't seen them yet so I have no clue.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:29 AM   #10
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I don't want to make a new topic, so I'm going to throw my questions in here.

I'll be back in America in a couple days, while I was on "business" I ordered AAC Dual color halos and halo fog lights for my SS. My buddy was going to install them for me but he said he had to put the headlights in the oven to open them up, and cutting of the bumper is required for the fog lights... Is this true or is my buddy completely mistaken? He isn't going to touch anything cause he doesn't want to mess anything up without my presence.

If this is true, is this a hard process? I personally haven't seen them yet so I have no clue.
He will need to put the headlights in the oven to loosen the seal, making it easier to open the housing. If I remember correctly, the directions AAC provides in their video suggest a temp of 250 which won't harm the headlights.

As far as cutting the bumper for the fog lights, I haven't heard this before. If you had an LS you would need to cut out a circular hole in the plastic insert where the fog lights are on the LT's and SS's, but this is not the bumbper itself. Perhaps someone who has actually done the install themselves can provide more information on this?
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