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Old 06-24-2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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Question Money wasted with RS package and wheel upgrades

I've seen a lot of Camaro convertible factory stickers with the RS package and wheel upgrades.

This seems like a waste of money given one wheel upgrade in the RS package.

Why not order just the final wheel upgrade and buy the halo lights separately?
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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Because buying the wheels, tints, roof molding, and halo lights seperately would cost more money. Heck even buying the wheels and halo lights alone separately would cost more. IMHO, the RS package is a bang for your buck.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
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Cause that's a lot of money and trouble.
In my opinion, why would you do that if you could just buy it.
why would you make your car something it's not?
its not as far as putting a v8 facia on a v6 but to me the deal breaker was no RS package.
I didn't want it unless it was an RS.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Why not order just the final wheel upgrade and buy the halo lights separately?
Because the GM hid's plus harness runs about $800 per side. Last time I checked $1,600 just for hid's is a lot more then just buying the RS package to start with.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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It's more than just wheels and halos...
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is the RS PKG is that much money considering how much it helps the cars looks,
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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If you like spending more money than that's a great choice. But if you like bang for your buck RS all day. Remember a packaged deal is always a better deal then buying multiple items seperate. And this holds true to every product from electronic to building suplies
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is the RS PKG is that much money considering how much it helps the cars looks,
+1 I wouldn't have bought one without it.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:46 AM   #9
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The REAL waste of money is adding after-market parts to a vehicle that could've been purchased with those options already factory / dealer installed at less cost with a better warranty to boot. That's part of what constitutes "value" for your money.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:49 AM   #10
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I chose not to get the RS package. I knew I wanted different wheels than what was offered by GM. I did want halos so I bought Eagle Eye....I spent $450 on the lights, $1000 on the wheels, $150 on a harness to make my halos and fogs DRLs. I think the RS package is $1500 extra...which is a good deal, if you like the wheels. I sold my original wheels for $600, so I have $1000 into my own RS package...I have not gotten HID retro fit yet, but am thinking about it. So that leaves me $500 extra to spend on other mods...so to me, I agree the RS package was not worth it.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:55 AM   #11
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Unless you prefer aftermarket mods why not just stick with the RS, IMO. Straight from the factory with intact warranty (and package originality).
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:59 AM   #12
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I bought my '10 SS used without the RS package. I don't think I would consider spending $1400 to have it installed onto the car today if someone gave me the option. It's an awful lot of money for just HID's and a little paint. (A lot more worth it on the LT's where you actually get a nice wheel upgrade).
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Depends on whether you're buying a V6 or V8. With a V6, when you buy the RS you are paying for wheel upgrade, headlight upgrade & halos, and spoiler.

But if you're buying a V8 (SS), you're basically paying for the headlights/halos. You already havethe same painted 20" wheels w/ PZero's - the RS only gets you a different shade of paint.

I know the RS has a few other cosmetic diffs (badging, painted ditch molding, darker taillight lenses, etc), but those don't really factor into the cost.

IMO, when you're buying an SS, you should get the RS if you want the HID/halo headlights and not worry about adding after market wheels (because the RS wheels didn't cost you anything anyway).

But if you pay for the RS on a V6, you paid around $1K (whatever the RS cost difference is between V6 and V8) for upgraded wheels, so you'll be taking a loss when you add aftermarket wheels.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #14
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Yeah... I fall victim to the RS rip...its all a matter of being able to wait... I recently helped install a set of eagle eye HID/Halos in a friends non-RS... looks better than OEM to me; wish they woulda been around when I ordered my car. My M.S. rims never made it off the dealer lot as I swapped those day 1... sold.for $500. No ditch moldings on a vert... spoiler already on te 2SS... basically, for $1500 o got headlights and red SS badges (which I've filled w black vinyl)...

Live n learn. Least my window sticker says SS/RS.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #15
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Because buying the wheels, tints, roof molding, and halo lights seperately would cost more money. Heck even buying the wheels and halo lights alone separately would cost more. IMHO, the RS package is a bang for your buck.
What type of roof moulding does RS add to a convertible? The RS package would be a great deal if they didn't remove the fog lights and replace them with DRL's. When you spend $1350 and they remove something useful and replace it with something useless, it makes it not such a good deal. Most people don't even realize this until they get the car home and start looking for the fog light switch. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of HID's/Halos, but this "No fog lights with RS Package" deal is one of my pet peeves about these cars. This is one area where GM dropped the ball.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #16
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What type of roof moulding does RS add to a convertible? The RS package would be a great deal if they didn't remove the fog lights and replace them with DRL's. When you spend $1350 and they remove something useful and replace it with something useless, it makes it not such a good deal. Most people don't even realize this until they get the car home and start looking for the fog light switch. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of HID's/Halos, but this "No fog lights with RS Package" deal is one of my pet peeves about these cars. This is one area where GM dropped the ball.
Plug n play harness for about $45 fixes this
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:30 AM   #17
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Mine happened to have RS package when I found it in late 2009 when I didn't even know the difference. Now I am glad it does after seeing the non-RS headlights.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:41 AM   #18
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Because buying the wheels, tints,roof molding, and halo lights seperately would cost more money. Heck even buying the wheels and halo lights alone separately would cost more. IMHO, the RS package is a bang for your buck.
I havnt seen any difference in the molding rs to no rs?
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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The RS package is worth it simply for the headlamps. Best driving lights (factory) I've ever experienced.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #20
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The 2010 model differences for the RS package were the HID headlights, painted roof moldings, wheels, and also the RS package gave tinted taillights.

Well worth the $1200 at the time.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #21
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It was worth it to me
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #22
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Got RS and still going to swap wheels for lighter and sleeker look. RS completes the vehicle and when added into the sticker price doesn't hurt as bad. What your paying $15 on the payment each month for the RS package. Worth it but still wanting more!
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #23
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is the RS PKG is that much money considering how much it helps the cars looks,
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+1 I wouldn't have bought one without it.

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Plug n play harness for about $45 fixes this
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #24
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Plug n play harness for about $45 fixes this
So you got a $45 harness that adds the fog light switch and swaps out your DRL's for actual fog lights? I don't have a RS car, so I dont have any experience with this, but I've got my doubts. I'm betting that you've got a harness that keeps your DRL's on when your headlights are on. I spent $800 for a pair of new take-off RS headlights and $100 for an adapter harness and I've still got actual fog lights with an actual fog light switch. I'm still up $450 on the RS package, so now I'm planning on Technostalgia taillights and LED fog light bulbs.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:06 AM   #25
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I havnt seen any difference in the molding rs to no rs?
The Roof Ditch Moulding is painted body color on RS cars. It is unpainted black on non-RS cars. The Shark Fin is painted body color on 2012+ RS cars. It is unpainted black on 2012+ non-RS cars and all 2010-2011 cars.
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