Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
BORLA
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
galapagos
 
Drives: Malibu
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 75
2012 LS vs 2012 LT

hey guys, question here: what are major difference between LS and LT models, please don't talk about interior, what most interests me is major mechanical differences
galapagos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
CamaroKid300
ace5.org
 
CamaroKid300's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: McDonough, GA
Posts: 6,100
Fog lights, rims, and I think that is it on the outside.
__________________
NightOwl RGB Halo Kit V2, Kooks 1-7/8 LT Headers, Cam Motion Cam, CAI Intake, Catless Midpipes, Borla ATAK Catback, 35% Tint, Vinyl Gill Blackouts, RX Catch Can, Devil Tail Side Stripes, Front Lip Blackout, Dual Color Bowties, Ghosted Sidemarkers,
Exhaust Video (Manifolds) Exhaust Video (Headers) White Lightning
A.C.E.5.
xxx RWHP/xxx RWTQ
CamaroKid300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
Adrenaline12
 
Adrenaline12's Avatar
 
Drives: Synergy Green 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ocean, NJ
Posts: 338
Same engine,lts have the option of getting the rs package which is also an appearance upgrade.
__________________
[K&N Typhoon] [Tuned] [Stainless Power Headers] [Retro Chambered Cat-back] [Bo Whites Ported TB]
Adrenaline12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
galapagos
 
Drives: Malibu
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 75
Why LS2 quotes 30mpg though?
galapagos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
hawkfe
 
hawkfe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray 3LT
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 740
Quote:
Originally Posted by galapagos View Post
Why LS2 quotes 30mpg though?
I think you can get a different rear end ratio for the LS2.
hawkfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #6
P3SAR
Waiting to Drive
 
P3SAR's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS IBM w/SIM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 164
The LS2 models get a different rear axle ratio. It is a 2.92 I believe, so higher mpg at the sacrifice of some performance off the line.
Chevy gets to claim 30 mpg though with a 323 horse motor!
__________________
2011 Camaro 2ss/rs IBM 6M with SIM stripes
P3SAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
galapagos
 
Drives: Malibu
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 75
Does the difference make it a bit more awkward to drive? The cool thing that I like about LS2 is that it comes with auto stick standard, but yeah there's no RS package for it

Quote:
Originally Posted by P3SAR View Post
The LS2 models get a different rear axle ratio. It is a 2.92 I believe, so higher mpg at the sacrifice of some performance off the line.
Chevy gets to claim 30 mpg though with a 323 horse motor!
galapagos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #8
Adrenaline12
 
Adrenaline12's Avatar
 
Drives: Synergy Green 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ocean, NJ
Posts: 338
Yea imo i would never buy a camaro a6 it has to be an m6 no matter what trim. I have the 2012 ls m6 and its awesome, keepin the steelies on for the winter and then when it gets warmer ill throw on the 20's
__________________
[K&N Typhoon] [Tuned] [Stainless Power Headers] [Retro Chambered Cat-back] [Bo Whites Ported TB]
Adrenaline12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #9
galapagos
 
Drives: Malibu
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 75
did you have a chance to put HIDs/Halos besides the rims on yours?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrenaline12 View Post
Yea imo i would never buy a camaro a6 it has to be an m6 no matter what trim. I have the 2012 ls m6 and its awesome, keepin the steelies on for the winter and then when it gets warmer ill throw on the 20's
galapagos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:33 PM   #10
Adrenaline12
 
Adrenaline12's Avatar
 
Drives: Synergy Green 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ocean, NJ
Posts: 338
im thinking eagle eyes ( about 350 after market halos), i bought tahoe foglights ( same as camaro oem but cheaper) i just havnt had the time to install them.
__________________
[K&N Typhoon] [Tuned] [Stainless Power Headers] [Retro Chambered Cat-back] [Bo Whites Ported TB]
Adrenaline12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 08:50 PM   #11
JoshBobGuptaMarley
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
JoshBobGuptaMarley's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 2SS/RS LS3 GBA
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PanamaCityBeach,Florida
Posts: 1,382
Main difference between the LS and LT in 2012 is the wheels. You get steel with the LS and 19" aluminum wheels with the LT. Also, if you ever want to put staggered wheels (staggered wheels means wider tires in the back and smaller in the front) on your car the LS is not built for them and they will void your warranty. I never got a clear answer why, but the parts guy, my dealer and the head mechanic at my dealership all confirmed this for me. That is why I went with the rs package. Now in 2010 and 2011 the RS tail lights and the RS spoiler were not standard. Now they are standard on all models. Personally, I think the car looks best with wide tires on the back so that's why I wanted the rs package. I think everyone else talked about the speedo on the RS letting you go 155.
__________________
Muffler Delete, Cold Air Inductions intake, Technostalgia Sequential LED Tail Lights, Vmax CNC Ported TB, RX Catch Can, AAC LED Interior Lights (Aqua)

Last edited by JoshBobGuptaMarley; 12-27-2011 at 09:00 PM.
JoshBobGuptaMarley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 08:45 AM   #12
Chevrolet Customer Svc


 
Chevrolet Customer Svc's Avatar
 
Drives: GM Vehicles
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 9,234
The 2LS trim package for 2012 is the base model Camaro with the 2.92 rear axle, as P3SAR noted, and it is the only LS trim that gets the automatic transmission as well, and is the only Camaro trim level with the automatic transmission as standard. Other than that there are few to any serious mechanical differences between the LS trims and the LT trims. I hope this helps to substantiate what has been said and give you a good answer to your question.

Jeff Morris, Chevrolet Customer Service
Chevrolet Customer Svc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 09:00 AM   #13
JoshBobGuptaMarley
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
JoshBobGuptaMarley's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 2SS/RS LS3 GBA
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PanamaCityBeach,Florida
Posts: 1,382
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevrolet Customer Svc View Post
The 2LS trim package for 2012 is the base model Camaro with the 2.92 rear axle, as P3SAR noted, and it is the only LS trim that gets the automatic transmission as well, and is the only Camaro trim level with the automatic transmission as standard. Other than that there are few to any serious mechanical differences between the LS trims and the LT trims. I hope this helps to substantiate what has been said and give you a good answer to your question.

Jeff Morris, Chevrolet Customer Service
The different axle makes it impossible to put the rs tires on the LS or any staggered set of wheels for that matter. I would say that's a big difference. I had already paid for the LS when my dealer called to tell me I couldn't put rs wheels on it so we changed to the 1lt so I wouldn't have any issues.
__________________
Muffler Delete, Cold Air Inductions intake, Technostalgia Sequential LED Tail Lights, Vmax CNC Ported TB, RX Catch Can, AAC LED Interior Lights (Aqua)
JoshBobGuptaMarley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:16 PM   #14
galapagos
 
Drives: Malibu
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 75
sounds like you had same considerations that I have right now before buying

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshBobGuptaMarley View Post
The different axle makes it impossible to put the rs tires on the LS or any staggered set of wheels for that matter. I would say that's a big difference. I had already paid for the LS when my dealer called to tell me I couldn't put rs wheels on it so we changed to the 1lt so I wouldn't have any issues.
galapagos is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CAMARO WIKI Tran Wiki 54 02-06-2016 11:33 AM
2012 LS to LT upgrades. Is this a sound idea? Anciello 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 7 11-06-2011 01:54 PM
2012 Camaro LT and SS questions Aziz 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 1 07-09-2011 04:14 PM
Manual vs Auto GTAHVIT vs PQ... The video wars. 76z28 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 443 08-26-2010 12:26 PM
2010 parts and ls and lt ? shock081 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 2 04-02-2010 10:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.