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Old 06-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #26
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The only thing i know of that my 2012 Vert dosen't have that the RS package would give me is the Halo HID headlights and Bigger wheels and tires. and since I do not do much driving at night that is not a big deal and i really don't care much for the generic look of the RS wheels. Too many Cars with that style wheel out there, just look around. So not getting the RS package was not important. When paying Cash for a car the cost of the package will make a difference also.

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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.
The Shark Fin on the 2012 Vert is painted body color also without the RS package.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #27
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Best driving lights (factory) I've ever experienced.
I'll agree with this statement. Having driven my car with both halogens and HID's, I can say the difference is night and day! (Pun intended)
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #28
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if you can afford the package its worth it. i ended up not getting it due to i got eagle eyes separate and i wanted different rims anyway
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:23 AM   #29
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The Shark Fin on the 2012 Vert is painted body color also without the RS package.
Interesting. I did not know this. So all 2012+ convertible shark fins must be body color. How about 2011 convertibles? Are they black or body colored?
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #30
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RS package was a must for me. Had it on the LT too.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #31
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I have only one complaint with the RS package. I wish GM offered a good all season radial option for the SS/RS 20 inch wheels. PZero is great in summer but during mid west winters they turn to stone (horrible ride and no traction). Its my daily driver so I had to get two sets of wheels and tires to survive.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #32
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I think that if you order your camaro and add the RS package it's a good deal. For me all the cars I looked at with RS packages had lots of other things added that I didn't want. I did think the RS lights looked cool but it wasn't something I really wanted.

For sure I wanted aftermarket wheels though and an LS was the perfect choice for me. I don't like any of the wheels Chevy is putting on the camaro. My plans for the stock rims from the LS was to make them into end tables and a coffee table for my man/son cave.

For me personally the lights will be the last thing I ever change if ever. My first upgrade was an rx catch can. The next is new wheels and tires. Then it will be an rx supercharger.

So for me since I didn't order my camaro I saved a lot more than $1000.00.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:09 AM   #33
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Here is why I didnít want the R/S package:

-When you are on a strict budget, itís was too expensive. If I got the R/S package I wouldnít have been able to afford other options. Instead I ordered premium sound, premium paint color, connections/technology package, and spare tire.

-The tire/wheel package is nice, but itís over-exposed and the tires are ridiculously expensive, summer only, and canít be rotated

- The 1LT wheels are the coolest factory wheels you can get on the 5gen Camaro, very old school (think Gen3), and the lightest

- I actually prefer the black molding on the roof

- My fog lights work (and I can turn them on/off as I please)

Here is what I like about it:

- when added to a V-6, it makes it look almost identical to a V8

- the Halos are cool

- Cant you go like 155 mph in a V6 with the R/S package?
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #34
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I have only one complaint with the RS package. I wish GM offered a good all season radial option for the SS/RS 20 inch wheels. PZero is great in summer but during mid west winters they turn to stone (horrible ride and no traction). Its my daily driver so I had to get two sets of wheels and tires to survive.
You must have a V6. This is not a problem with the V8. They don't last until winter.
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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?
Because it's always better when Heinz puts the ketchup in the packets at the factory as opposed to your buying empty ketchup packets and a bottle of ketchup and trying to do it yourself at home.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:26 AM   #36
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If you're going to mod your car with colored hid halos, wheel upgrades, custom paint, etc., the RS package probably isn't worth it.

But, if you are kind of a "purist", the RS package from the factory is a good deal. Plus, NON-RS cars tend to get passed over from a resale standpoint moreso than RS-equipped cars.

It's really personal preference. Like choosing V6 over V8 or sunroof, or no sunroof, etc.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #37
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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?
One of the dealers in my area orders them with the RS Package, Polished Wheels, and the optional dealer-installed 21" Wheel and Tire Package.
The only reason I can think of for this is: When the car comes in they bolt on the 21's and keep the 20's. They get more money because they got polished 20's to sell instead of painted 20's. They figure the customer will never know because they won't notice an extra $470 on a $45k car.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #38
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The 2012 LTs come with the spoiler also...so that is not factored into the cost of the RS anymore.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #39
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One of the dealers in my area orders them with the RS Package, Polished Wheels, and the optional dealer-installed 21" Wheel and Tire Package.
The only reason I can think of for this is: When the car comes in they bolt on the 21's and keep the 20's. They get more money because they got polished 20's to sell instead of painted 20's. They figure the customer will never know because they won't notice an extra $470 on a $45k car.
wow that dealer is a jerk.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #40
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Only way I'd have gotten the RS package is if the car had hide-a-way headlights with the package but since I think that's not something the DOT allows any more...OK sure those halos are really cool, I can see why people like them.

But to me, the only people that get to see those cool halos are other drivers. Sure they give great light while you're driving but honestly I made do with a vintage musclecar's crummy factory lights for multiple decades, so just better headlights in general that are in 21st century cars is a 'wow' factor to me.

The roof rails...OK, but I like the contrast and well, my car's dark blue, you can't really tell the difference anyway. I told the salesman, if this car could come with a carburetor, a radio delete option, and a heater delete option, you would have had me at 'hello'. I wanted a stripper so I got a stripper. I think the only option I have is the stripes, and the clandestine part of me is considering removing them. The RS package is cool, just wasn't for me
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:34 PM   #41
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The RS package is not a performance of the Camaro it is simply a style I could understand if some one had a LT and went out and bought some SS logos because under the hood doesn't lie....but if you ask me if some one wanted to turn their regular LT into a RS the why not....you can probably find some of the parts from another camaro owner or ebay or something although it would be expensive it you make you appreciate your car the much more especially if you are doing ti yourself
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If you're going to mod your car with colored hid halos, wheel upgrades, custom paint, etc., the RS package probably isn't worth it.

But, if you are kind of a "purist", the RS package from the factory is a good deal. Plus, NON-RS cars tend to get passed over from a resale standpoint moreso than RS-equipped cars.

It's really personal preference. Like choosing V6 over V8 or sunroof, or no sunroof, etc.
I don't agree with the non RS getting passed over for RS cars on resale. I just traded my 2010 non-RS 1LT coupe for a 2012 non RS 1LT vert and got substanually over book value on my trade along with getting a couple thousand in discounts on the Vert.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #43
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2nd day I had the car I was driving home from way out in the boonies late at night. If it wasn't for those halo headlights and their extended range I would have hit 4 deer that my previous cars headlights wouldn't have picked up. Never questioned the decision after that.
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The dealer wheel package (21s) is extra. The customer is entitled to both sets of wheels.
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By purchasing with the package already installed you're probably spending $15 more a month at the most vs $1500-$2000 out of pocket.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #46
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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.
Unless you have a Vert, then you dont have a roof!
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #47
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If your looking to get the LT you might want to get the RS package. With the RS not only are the rims larger you get larger faster tires. Chevrolet tunes the vehicle for the higher speed capability of the better tires, some where around 122MPH. They tune the smaller rims and tires for the lower speed ratting.

If my info is incorrect, please correct me. THX
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #48
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Unless you have a Vert, then you dont have a roof!
Apparently you didn't read the whole thread. I was the first one to point this out.

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What type of roof moulding does RS add to a convertible?
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If your looking to get the LT you might want to get the RS package. With the RS not only are the rims larger you get larger faster tires. Chevrolet tunes the vehicle for the higher speed capability of the better tires, some where around 122MPH. They tune the smaller rims and tires for the lower speed ratting.

If my info is incorrect, please correct me. THX
I look at it this way, if you are never going to be driving anywhere you can go that fast you're wasting your money if all you want is the 155 mph top speed capability.
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