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Old 11-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #52
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Sorry....bad day.

To the best of my knowledge, GM doesn't make a spare headlamp assy for the camaro that is HID only minus the halo ring.

If you order a spare headlamp assy that is from the RS appearance package, you will get an HID headlamp with an LED halo ring. Now whether or not that includes ballasts, hardware, or any wiring harnesses, I couldn't tell you.


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Old 11-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #53
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No worries, MonsterTodd. We are all human and bad days come with the package! I could tell by the overall tone you were sincerely helping and I totally appreciate it!

Since I messed up and now have order envy, if you were in my shoes would you opt for the GM assembly (assume the ballasts are in there) for $1,280 (yikes) or use an alternative aftermarket option (if so, which one)?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #54
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A retrofit is much cheaper. The housings come just as they would on a factory car with the halo. I don't even see how that could be a thought.
Which retro kit do you recommend?
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #55
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Which retro kit do you recommend?
Contact this guy he is the conversion guru on this site. I have done business with him as has hundreds.. hell it may be thousands now. Nobody does wiring harnesses better than Ofer aka 2SSRS.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #56
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No worries, MonsterTodd. We are all human and bad days come with the package! I could tell by the overall tone you were sincerely helping and I totally appreciate it!

Since I messed up and now have order envy, if you were in my shoes would you opt for the GM assembly (assume the ballasts are in there) for $1,280 (yikes) or use an alternative aftermarket option (if so, which one)?
I can understand the apprehension, the OEM units are pricey. Me personally, when retrofitting things like headlamps, I would want to stay with OEM parts. I'm not sure who it is, but I remember seeing a vendor on here in the vendor section who was advertising halo lights for sale that he/she would take apart and basically "rebuild" them into RS headlights.


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Old 11-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #57
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Get the RS. IMO it makes the car.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:21 PM   #58
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:49 PM   #59
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Contact this guy he is the conversion guru on this site. I have done business with him as has hundreds.. hell it may be thousands now. Nobody does wiring harnesses better than Ofer aka 2SSRS.
Tram, thanks man. I will do that.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #60
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Get the RS. IMO it makes the car.
Too late.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #61
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The replacements only work on the model for which they are designated. In other words, you can't install a HID replacement in a car with halogen lights.

So, as others have already stated, you need a conversion kit. I haven't priced them in awhile, so prices may have changed, but I don't recall them being much if any cheaper than the GM price for the RS package.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #62
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this is the retrofit kit i'm planning on using roughly $270... http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227
i've read nothing but great things about TRS, and i'm willing to put a little work and time into this...

will be adding colorshift halos as well...when all's said and done, i think the conversion will still cost me less than one of the OEM RS headlamps
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:36 AM   #63
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Hey, OzzySS.

Check this out too. I haven't made a final decision but I'm consider this in addition to the TRS.

Oracle www.oraclelights.com

(a) Bi-Xenon Headlight Projector Kit - TYPE B
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(b) 5th Gen Camaro Oracle Lighting Package
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:06 AM   #64
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CRT - yeah, i was planning on getting my halos from there also the tinted reverse leds
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #65
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Hey, OzzySS.

Check this out too. I haven't made a final decision but I'm consider this in addition to the TRS.

Oracle www.oraclelights.com

(a) Bi-Xenon Headlight Projector Kit - TYPE B
see small attachment of the two.

(b) 5th Gen Camaro Oracle Lighting Package
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Horrible idea. They sell nothing but junk. It's all over the forums.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #66
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Horrible idea. They sell nothing but junk. It's all over the forums.
Thanks. TramTwo put me in touch with 2SSRS who wires a ton of options. He suggested going OEM if at all possible. That's what I'm exploring too. Seems like I'd better dig deeper in these forums too.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #67
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Thanks. TramTwo put me in touch with 2SSRS who wires a ton of options. He suggested going OEM if at all possible. That's what I'm exploring too. Seems like I'd better dig deeper in these forums too.
Good advice to yourself. This forum is a great place for advice and discovering who makes the best, most reliable products.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #68
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Yeah I'd shy away from AAC products. While they do stand by their warranty, as well as have fantastic customer service, their products are notorious for failing prematurely. I don't want to knock them too hard, because they really do stand by their products. However if you want something that doesn't fail out of the box, or 3 months into normal use, don't go with AAC. I've personally purchased three different AAC products and I've had to return all three for warranty.


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