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Old 06-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #35
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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, 12:26 PM   #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, 12:30 PM   #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, 12:32 PM   #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, 12:39 PM   #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, 12:52 PM   #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, 01:34 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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Old 06-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #42
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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, 04:24 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, 04:31 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, 04:32 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, 04:38 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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Old 06-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #49
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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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Old 06-24-2012, 04:44 PM   #50
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hey guys new here.. ive got a set of 2010 ss headlights complete with ballast and bulbs... never used them my camaro was totaled. mess me if interested.thanks
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #51
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The dealer wheel package (21s) is extra. The customer is entitled to both sets of wheels.
You're absolutly correct, but that doesn't mean the customer is going to get both sets. If the dealer doesn't offer them and the customer is not aware, then the dealer keeps them. I know this particular dealer does this because they tried to sell me a set.
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