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View Poll Results: To hood wrap or not?
GM. I don't like the hood wrap, please remove it 27 36.49%
GM. Keep the black hood wrap. 47 63.51%
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Talking Camaro SS 1LE is the Bosse's Boss at the track. But the hood wrap?

I really think that the Camaro ILE is a great track prep car, that is at the reach of many track aficionados, and that it put in shame many other expensive cars, by checking the fastestlaps.com VIR lap times, it was very close to the '05 Z06 (2:58.20), and faster than the Corvette Grand Sport, Audi R8 V10, Ford GT, Porsche Panamera Turbo S, '08 Corvette Z51, '05 Viper SRT-10, '06 Porsche 911 GT3, Mustang Boss Laguna (and any Mustang, except the '13 Shelby GT500), Porsche Cayman R, Cadillac CTS-V, etc. (the list is long).
What I don't think that is a good choice from GM and looks horrible is the black hood vinyl wrap (very bad choice).
If I was free to chose how I wanted my future Camaro SS 1LE, I will include:
The Black Stripe Package or the black transformer edition style.
Ground Effect Package,
High wing spoiler
Active Exhaust.

GM, please allow us the choice of stripe vinyl (not the full hood one).

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Went to the website and see no time listed at VIR for the 1LE. SS is 58th on the list. From where did you get the time for the 1LE?
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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In several places on the web. This is one of them:
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-...ps-vir-2-58-34
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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The hood wrap actually looks pretty good in person. I say a yellow and red one last week.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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Hood wrap's tacky, and extra maintenance. Looks as cool as it does on all the civics and dubz.

Paying for a tacky trend that is a few years late. Ought to be optional (so that those who like it can choose it) , or not at all imo.

Wraps and such should be factory OPTIONS or... aftermarket personal touches that individuals select of their own free will in order to make the car at least a little different from a handful of the others in the neighborhood.

The most frustrating part is that it is strictly an aesthetic mod, that has no impact on performance... being forced into a performance/handling package. Obviously this addition is factored into the cost and we foot the bill like it or not.

Stripes were optional.. TF package optional... even wheels have options.. (All visual aesthetic OPTIONS) Why suddenly is this new vinyl mandatory?

Even the fake mud on the SVT Raptor was optional.. And they charged a massive premium for it which probably brought them a lot of profit. (Thankfully I didn't have to pay for it and remove it).

If the vinyl for this package was at least unique and customized to a 1le theme in some way..... At least it would make a little more sense... But just a plain hood wrap? No markings/theme or anything to suggest it supports a 1le theme in any way. To me it makes it look like someone with a tasteful car is copying a trend that is already over-done on an endless number of oversized spoiler having fart can blasting econo boxes. Weak.

If the hood came as a legit carbon fiber hood or something actually reducing weight.. Or with some kind of functional scoops or something that actually atleast pretends to support performance... It would have been a lot more suitable than the plain sticker.

I understand trying to make a 1le stand out somehow from the other Camaro's... But some kind of subtle small marking or badge could have done the trick maybe if adding a more functional hood was too "expensive" to manage. I am sure a plastic badge or some vinyl font/subtle pin-striping? may have done the trick although I'd rather not even that.. It'd be more preferrable than the plain entire hood wrap.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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Went to the website and see no time listed at VIR for the 1LE. SS is 58th on the list. From where did you get the time for the 1LE?
You should visit the forum more often:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240616
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:57 PM   #7
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Thanks for the links. Hadn't been following this line until recently.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:39 AM   #8
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Thanks for the links. Hadn't been following this line until recently.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:11 AM   #9
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I've never seen so many people get so upset over a feature on a car that can be removed in a 1/2hr.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:33 AM   #10
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Maybe because it was included on the 1LE suspension package (and the cost of the vinyl, if you don't like it), the hood vinyl should be an option, for the owner to decide. Also GM restricted other stripe packages if chosing the 1LE. :(
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #11
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I can see that some people like the hood wrap - I'm just not one of those people. IMO, a wrap-delete option would be preferable. Keep it standard for those who desire it, but let those of us who don't like it have the option to have it deleted.

DX3 was the RPO from 85-90 which allowed IROC-Z buyers to delete the decals/stripes. Since 1LE originated in the same era, how about bringing back DX3.

So, to the OP, change your poll to include the choice for DX3 - decal delete option
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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We don't have to put "SS 1LE". I'm pretty sure 1LEs are all V-8s.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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Wraps and such should be factory OPTIONS or... aftermarket personal touches that individuals select of their own free will in order to make the car at least a little different from a handful of the others in the neighborhood.

The most frustrating part is that it is strictly an aesthetic mod, that has no impact on performance... being forced into a performance/handling package. Obviously this addition is factored into the cost and we foot the bill like it or not.
The 1LE ordering is a PITA in general. Overall, the hood wrap is not a big deal because it can be removed and the supension, gearing, transmission, etc upgrades are extensive. However, now you can only order the 1LE with a black interior. No beige. No gray. I know the argument has been it's a track car who cares about a wrap and seat colors? To a degree that is true, but people also critisized being able to order a 1LE with 2SS that had heated seats, leather, etc. and GM basically said they wanted to give people options. So you can get leather and heated seats on a "track car", but you can't get a different color interior or delete the wrap? So much for wanting to give the customer "options". I personally have pulled my order and I am going to watch from the sidelines for awhile until they sort some of this out.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #14
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At first I hated the hood wrap....

Now, I like it. It has grown on me, and helps make the car stand out from the regular SS models.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #15
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Went to the website and see no time listed at VIR for the 1LE. SS is 58th on the list. From where did you get the time for the 1LE?
The VIR lap time for the 1LE has to be put in context. All the times being compared to the 1LE were done by Car & Driver. The 1LE lap time was done by GM's driver (Aaron Link).

Put Aaron link in the Grand Sport or Z51 and it is certain to be faster than the 1LE.
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At first I hated the hood wrap....

Now, I like it. It has grown on me, and helps make the car stand out from the regular SS models.
The question is whether the hood wrap will last.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #17
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if you remove the hood wrap is the hood going to be the same color as the rest of the car underneath?
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #18
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I like it, reminds me of when Plymouth had the black hoods on Dusters with the 340 Wedge decal.
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if you remove the hood wrap is the hood going to be the same color as the rest of the car underneath?
We have been told yes.
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I like the hood wrap, looks good IMO.
Something different.
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The question is whether the hood wrap will last.
It should....

My Cobalt SS has matte black vinyl wrap on part of the door from the factory. It still looks like it did the day I purchased it back in 07'.
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if you remove the hood wrap is the hood going to be the same color as the rest of the car underneath?
Yes.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:39 AM   #23
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It should....

My Cobalt SS has matte black vinyl wrap on part of the door from the factory. It still looks like it did the day I purchased it back in 07'.
The DOOR is much different than the hood which is at the front of the car, though.
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The DOOR is much different than the hood which is at the front of the car, though.
Yes. I know this....

but it should hold up fine.

What I was getting at with my Cobalt's door vinyl is the FINISH still looks new. Even after repeated hands open and closed the doors. No scratches or wear are present.

Will the 1le hood wrap hold up to rock chips?? Well, it all depends on how thick the wrap is. It might even do better since the material is some what flexible vs. the more rigid surface of paint.

If people are that worried.... just remove the wrap. It is painted underneath
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yeah, curious how the paint will look underneath. You'd THINK peeling off the wrap (and subsequent intense cleaning of whatever stickiness is there) would it then look flat WHITE. LOL
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