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Old 04-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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Talking SS vs LS/LT - The Infamous Front Fascia Debate

I was just thinking and I realized something...

Remember when the SS front fascia was revealed and everyone made such a big deal about it? I was among those who did not like it (though I was still just a lurker at the time). So much that I even thought about doing the "bumper swap" that someone mentioned, just because of how much I loved the original concept look.

But now, for some reason, my opinion has completely reversed. I absolutely love the SS front fascia! Lately every time I see pics of a V6, I think "man, this pic/color/car would look so much better as an SS..."

So... has this happened to anyone else? Or is it just me?
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #2
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Nope, the V6 still looks better to me. However I am getting an SS and living with it..
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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i liked the ss front fascia since day one. the only thing i wish was the grill mesh was the same as the lower grill mesh with the multiple horizontal lines.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:56 AM   #4
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I like the SS one, but would want to get rid of that stupid fake slot !!

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:00 AM   #5
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I've always liked the grill

I dig the heritage grill too, but I'm sticking with the stock one... looks good to me
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:00 AM   #6
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I like the SS. I think I like the lower part of the V6 more, but I think its not quite aggressive enough for the SS. Needless to say, I think both are awesome!
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:02 AM   #7
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When I first saw the SS front end I thought it was just ok. Now I love it and the V6 front looks too plain and not aggressive enough. I will still change the grill though.
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Have always loved the SS facia. Wish the slot was functional though. You realize all the SS owners are going to get so sick of answering that question with ..."Uh...no it's not functional, just a plastic insert...yeah...I wish it was too....that would be so cool." That would certainly be one of the first questions I would have if I was checking it out for the first time. Oh well.
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When I first saw the SS front end I thought it was just ok. Now I love it and the V6 front looks too plain and not aggressive enough. I will still change the grill though.
Yes, that's exactly what I think too. The lower part of the V6 one just looks too plain now... not sure how that happened, since I loved it before! But I agree, the SS looks more aggressive.
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Have always loved the SS facia. Wish the slot was functional though. You realize all the SS owners are going to get so sick of answering that question with a big..."Uh...no it's not functional, just a plastic insert...yeah...I wish it was too....that would be so cool." That would certainly be one of the first questions I would have if I was checking it out for the first time. Oh well.
Well if anyone asks you if the "mail slot" is functional, just tell them no. Then when they ask why, you can proceed to explain how you tried sending a letter through it, but the person never got it. Then just recommend the post office instead.

Then, while they are you speed away and leave them in a cloud of smoke

Ha, wow... that was absurd. Sorry
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #11
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the more aggressive front suits the SS
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:13 AM   #12
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I do like both the front ends, maybe the LT a little more. I think it was a mistake to not make the mail slot functional. Wouldn't it be easy to cut it out and make it functional though?
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i never understood why people like the v6 fascia better...it looks like a ss fascia thats missing something...the ss fascia comes down lower to the floor and has that extra piece on the bottom and makes it look way more sporty/aggressive!

well not an extra piece but it looks like it kinda has a body kit...
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They really aren't that much different. I think they should have made the look more distinct between the two models.
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My opinion hasn't changed. The mail slot will be removed from my car almost immediately. I just won't be able to handle everyone coming up to me and asking me what that slot is for -

Babe:"Nice car"

Me:"Thanks"

Babe:"What's that air scoop thing up front for?"

Me:"It's for anyone who frequently mails letters"

babe" "really?"

Me: "uhhh.....no."
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:46 AM   #16
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My opinion hasn't changed. The mail slot will be removed from my car almost immediately. I just won't be able to handle everyone coming up to me and asking me what that slot is for -

Babe:"Nice car"

Me:"Thanks"

Babe:"What's that air scoop thing up front for?"

Me:"It's for anyone who frequently mails letters"

babe" "really?"

Me: "uhhh.....no."
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My opinion hasn't changed. The mail slot will be removed from my car almost immediately. I just won't be able to handle everyone coming up to me and asking me what that slot is for -

Babe:"Nice car"

Me:"Thanks"

Babe:"What's that air scoop thing up front for?"

Me:"It's for anyone who frequently mails letters"

babe" "really?"

Me: "uhhh.....no."
How do you plan on removing it??
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i never understood why people like the v6 fascia better...it looks like a ss fascia thats missing something...the ss fascia comes down lower to the floor and has that extra piece on the bottom and makes it look way more sporty/aggressive!

well not an extra piece but it looks like it kinda has a body kit...
The perfect Camaro front fascia was the concepts. I did not like the SS's when it was shown off because it veered away from it. the perfect front would have been the V6 bumper with the mail slot as we did see on some pre-pro's.. That combination looks the most like the concept which is why I liked it better..
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How do you plan on removing it??
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lol...No seriously..
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lol...No seriously..
Body shops have been repairing this material for years. What I plan on doing is cutting out a piece from a car with a similar header panel area that the Camaro has then have the body shop fuse into the area where the mail slot is.

The "borrowed" piece does not have to be perfect but just good enough to be a base to build on top of. The shop will then build on top using the bumper repair filler until they have the shape perfect.
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I recall the days when this was HUGE deal and everyone was making a big fuss about it... I for one, never had an issue with it and never understood what people thought was so bad about the SS bumper, but that's just me. Either way, both look great. Just a matter of preference. I too wish the slot was functional... for air intake, not sending mail (though that would be wicked cool too )
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I too wish the slot was functional... for air intake, not sending mail (though that would be wicked cool too )
I'd probably keep it if it at least vented into the engine compartment. Then I could see about opening the area at the back of the hood and it could then be used for cooling the engine compartment.
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I was just thinking and I realized something...

Remember when the SS front fascia was revealed and everyone made such a big deal about it? I was among those who did not like it (though I was still just a lurker at the time). So much that I even thought about doing the "bumper swap" that someone mentioned, just because of how much I loved the original concept look.

But now, for some reason, my opinion has completely reversed. I absolutely love the SS front fascia! Lately every time I see pics of a V6, I think "man, this pic/color/car would look so much better as an SS..."

So... has this happened to anyone else? Or is it just me?
Yep, I was on that train to whiners land as well. Now, I would not live with out the SS front fascia... Funny how things turn out.
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I like the SS. I think I like the lower part of the V6 more, but I think its not quite aggressive enough for the SS. Needless to say, I think both are awesome!
This is pretty much exactly how I feel about it.
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