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Old 04-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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LS vs LT and RS package

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I dont know much about camaros but im planning to buy one this month and I just want to get a few questions answered before I make my choice. I dont really know how to explain what I want to say but ill do my best.

First off, I want to know if there is any difference on the exterior body part of a 2010 camaro LS and LT?

Second, if I get a 2010 Camaro LS, can I install the RS package on it?

I still have more questions but I cant think of it right now, but once I do ill say it.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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RS is not available on LS models. Only 1LT-2SS. No difference in exterior from LS to LT besides the wheels.

Oh, and no fog lights on LS.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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RS is not available on LS models. Only 1LT-2SS. No difference in exterior from LS to LT besides the wheels.

Oh, and no fog lights on LS.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Ok thank you, mind showing me some pictures of how the fog like looks like compared to the HID lights?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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you mean like this?
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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1LT RS at least
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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In addition to what others have said, 2010 LS's don't come with factory spoilers. A 2010 LT with the RS package does.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #9
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #10
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Tail lights are different too in 2010 and 2011 in non RS, they're not darkened... If that matters to you. It'd be pretty expensive to install headlights, fog lights, tail lights, spoiler, change ditch moulding and buy rims... If you're buying a 2010 or 11 and want RS you probably should buy a car with it. 80% or more have it anyway. One of the reasons I didn't go for it.

...and if you go with the 20 inch rims take a look at what a set of tires will cost you. A few thousand bucks in my area for a set of replacement pirellis to go on those 20s. That's not for me.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #11
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If you can afford it atleast get the ilt RS. You can add some upgrades that the 2lt has. It takes a lot of money and work to get the LS to look like a 1lt or 2lt RS.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #12
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The RS package is very worth it.

I think its about 1500 more. If you wanted to add the RS type stuff later, you would spend THOUSANDS more. The headlights alone are about 800, the fogs a few hundred more, and the wheels, well a few grand including the 20 inch Perellis, and 3-400 more for painted spoiler, and you still dont get the roof ditch, the speed limiter change, and the real right to call it an RS.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #13
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do as others have said get the RS. I am installing the fogs and halos and well its not cheap. Plus you get some very nice headlights. Buy the RS save some money for future mods.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #14
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Oh alright, thank you guys!

It's because I was thinking in just buying the 2010 LS camaro since its much cheaper, then just buy the headlights and rims and stuff seperate later on. But I guess it will be cheaper if I just buy the 1LT with the RS package instead of buying all the parts seperate. Hmm alot of things to consider, thanks though!
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #15
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The RS package is very worth it.

I think its about 1500 more. If you wanted to add the RS type stuff later, you would spend THOUSANDS more. The headlights alone are about 800, the fogs a few hundred more, and the wheels, well a few grand including the 20 inch Perellis, and 3-400 more for painted spoiler, and you still dont get the roof ditch, the speed limiter change, and the real right to call it an RS.
Not an accurate statement. To get the RS package, as was stated before, you have to have at least a 1LT model. 1LT msrp is $2000 more than the LS (according to chevy website), then you have to add the RS price which is an additional $1675 (once again according to chevy site). This means that to get the RS model would cost an additional $3675 (yay! I can add!). If all you want to add are hid's, halos, foglights. and a slightly darker rear lights, you can add all these to the LS model with aftermarket parts for cheaper imo.

You should really consider if you want all the options that comes along with it and if the price is worth it.

The big points to consider: Bluetooth, halos, fog lights, hid's, larger wheels, and higher speed limiter. Are these options worth the extra $3.5k?

Edit: For wheels.. it's not thousands. They come on sale here in the forum once in a while for very reasonable price as the owners upgrade theirs to lighter aftermarkets. I've seen them go for less than a grand before. And not having a spoiler could be good to if you prefer the design of aftermarket spoilers more since you won't have to worry about pre-drilled holes and such. And being able to call your car an RS isn't quite the prestige like the SS badge would be for example.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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Well however you want to add it all up... I know that I could have bought an LS for about 22500 and not been able to get RJT. But for 25600 I was able to get my 1lt RS in RJT, so, 3k more. But all of it was already on the car, I dint have to order, ship, instal, have painted etc. I'm not claiming so much prestige for an RS, but as for raw value, adding all the RS type mods would not resale for as much as a car that had RS on the Regis. Plus, the wheels aren't the only cost involved with the 20s, the Pzeros are about 250 a piece, that's a grand right there.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #17
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In addition to what others have said, 2010 LS's don't come with factory spoilers. A 2010 LT with the RS package does.

The 2012 LS comes withthe factoy Spoiler
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #18
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Get what you can Afford, thats what I did. (2012 1LS) There are so many SS guys who MOD there cars ...I just got my 1LS last Tuesday, already found a set of 20 rims, tires and TPMS for $500 from a guy who upgraded his SS.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:59 PM   #19
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The Camaro looks like junk without the RS package. Get it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #20
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One other thing to consider, the RS package cars also have the SS suspension because of the 20" wheels, so that's an additional advantage. I think there are also some light wiring differences.............
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One other thing to consider, the RS package cars also have the SS suspension because of the 20" wheels, so that's an additional advantage. I think there are also some light wiring differences.............

You sure about the Suspension?? I thought the RS was totally A Apperance Package
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #22
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The Camaro looks like junk without the RS package. Get it.

No Camaro Looks like "JUNK"
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This thread, every day, blah.

"oh it's not a camaro without RS"...."RS adds a whole new engine and suspension". ..."RS adds ditch molding to a convertible"...."you're car is junk without RS"

It's an appearance package 99% of people that were buying a 30 - 60 thousand dollar car could spend 1 more thousand if they wanted to to get it. Why does this come up some much, I don't understand. In my case I didn't want it cause every camaro ive seen has it. Plus I'm not fond of the rims (the main selling point) I'll buy my own and as for the badge, I'd debadge it anyway.

EDIT: yes I'm cranky cause I've been waiting 5 weeks for my car now.

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:08 AM   #25
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Well however you want to add it all up... I know that I could have bought an LS for about 22500 and not been able to get RJT. But for 25600 I was able to get my 1lt RS in RJT, so, 3k more. But all of it was already on the car, I dint have to order, ship, instal, have painted etc. I'm not claiming so much prestige for an RS, but as for raw value, adding all the RS type mods would not resale for as much as a car that had RS on the Regis. Plus, the wheels aren't the only cost involved with the 20s, the Pzeros are about 250 a piece, that's a grand right there.
Wasn't trying to attack you or anything. It just seemed like what you posted summarized what most people were saying.

I agree with you in that if you want everything that comes along with the RS package as aftermarket install on the LS, it WILL cost more. I was trying to stress more along the idea that if OP wants to add only specific parts, it would be cheaper to go LS.

For example, I went with the LS because while I would have liked the halos and HIDs, the rest of the RS package wasn't worth it for me (did not know about the speed limiter at the time) and I knew I would be able to add halos and HIDs aftermarket for a cheaper price than the cost difference.

Also as others mentioned here, it is mostly just an appearance package. It doesn't really come with performance parts (aside from the z-rated tires and a speed limiter to match) and I figured that if I was going to spend $3k+ it would rather go towards those parts.

The great thing about these types of cars is that it has lots of options that the buyer can make to make it uniquely theirs and I think that is a plus for the OP, whether it be going factory installed or aftermarket.
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