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Old 06-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #18
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Wow, great information

Thanks again guys, all great information.

Do the aftermarket Halos looks like factory. Are they easy to put in?

How much for complete kit with harness?

What is a good company that I can look up for them?

Monte Mac your ride is awesome, just what I want mine to look like the front splitter and ZL1 aero look awesome. Are those aftermarket halos or part of RS?

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #19
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Please read my post carefully.

The price for the RS package on an SS does not include a wheel upgrade. ALL SS NON 1LE HAVE THE SAME WHEELS! RS changes the wheel finish. The majority of the price for the RS package is the headlights. PERIOD!

Please stop trying to tell people the RS is a waste of money or that they should get two sets of wheels. The V6 models get a wheel upgrade with RS. The RS package also comes at a higher premium because of that. Read up on the packages before spewing incorrect "facts" on people's threads.


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Old 06-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #20
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Lets get back to thread please.

Okay we got all that off our chest. Thanks for the information and corrections.

Can we please now get back to my original post and my latest questions above. I need some help with information for my 1LE purchase.


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Old 06-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #21
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The only time you ever receive 2 sets of wheels in when you order the dealer installed accessory wheels. They cost about $4500 and some dealers have been known to try and keep the original wheels.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:01 PM   #22
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Okay we got all that off our chest. Thanks for the information and corrections.

Can we please now get back to my original post and my latest questions above. I need some help with information for my 1LE purchase.


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It's up to you man. It's your money so spend it how you want to. If you like the look of the 14 then order a 14. If you rather the look of the 13 then buy a 13. The only thing about the 13 is your going to have to do so searching & might have to travel a ways to get what you want. I had to drive from FL to NC to get mine.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #23
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Buy it how you want it from the start. If you like the RS lights and prefer a '13. Find a '13 with RS. It may take some time and travel but it will be what you want.

But if you don't mind a '14, go to the dealer of your choice and place an order. Get it how you want. Don't settle. There are threads here with multiple pics of the '14 1LEs. Look it over and see how it strikes you. If like it, order away.


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Old 06-09-2013, 02:26 AM   #24
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Buy it how you want it from the start. If you like the RS lights and prefer a '13. Find a '13 with RS. It may take some time and travel but it will be what you want.

But if you don't mind a '14, go to the dealer of your choice and place an order. Get it how you want. Don't settle. There are threads here with multiple pics of the '14 1LEs. Look it over and see how it strikes you. If like it, order away.


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All good comments. I want the 2013, I like the styling better. The only reason I asked the question was to find out if their some really cool thing coming or rumored for the 2014 that would change my mind. I don't care about the different hood etc. So according to this thread there is nothing that anyone knows of that would be mind changer for me.

The 2ss1LE coming in is exactly what I want black on black, dual mode exhausts. But no RS. I don't care about the other RS stuff except for the HID Halo lights.

What is the name of the manufacturer that makes after market Halos, do they look like the factory, how much are they, how difficult is it to change the lights.

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Old 06-09-2013, 03:18 AM   #25
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All good comments. I want the 2013, I like the styling better. The only reason I asked the question was to find out if their some really cool thing coming or rumored for the 2014 that would change my mind. I don't care about the different hood etc. So according to this thread there is nothing that anyone knows of that would be mind changer for me.

The 2ss1LE coming in is exactly what I want black on black, dual mode exhausts. But no RS. I don't care about the other RS stuff except for the HID Halo lights.

What is the name of the manufacturer that makes after market Halos, do they look like the factory, how much are they, how difficult is it to change the lights.

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PM OzzySS about what can go wrong with a retrofit and how much work it is. The best retrofit option to me is the ofer retrofit. Gen5diy.com sells oem lights and a wiring harness. Not the cheapest solution but the least likely to cause problems. The other options require a lot more work.

I still say order with RS if you want the lights. Purely personal opinion but it does add some resale value as well. Aftermarket solutions will not.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:30 AM   #26
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If you don't want to pay for the RS lights from the factory, you have several options. Mostly it depends on how much you're willing to pay versus how much you're willing to work for the look...
A) RS from factory - most expensive, no work req'd.
B) aftermarket or refurb'd OEM lights - can come close to the package price, but won't require much more work than dropping the bumper and swapping. Ofer at gen5diy.com is highly recommended for this.
C) retrofit hids/halos (what I did) - this will be by far the most work, but also by far (potentially, depending how crazy you get with it) the cheapest way to go, and you can do whatever you want with your lights, like multicolor or double halos, etc. I bought a nice kit from theretrofitsource.com (highly recommend them, awesome guys) for the hids, and AAC (I'm currently pissed at them about a warranty replacement on backorder for several months) for the halos, and I'm sure I spent less than one refurb'd OEM light. The money saved equated to a lot of time spent figuring out what I was doing and how tho...and then I went further with it and made it a whole project, lol...

So, there's a quick rundown on headlights for ya
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PM OzzySS about what can go wrong with a retrofit and how much work it is. The best retrofit option to me is the ofer retrofit. Gen5diy.com sells oem lights and a wiring harness. Not the cheapest solution but the least likely to cause problems. The other options require a lot more work.

I still say order with RS if you want the lights. Purely personal opinion but it does add some resale value as well. Aftermarket solutions will not.
Lol, you mentioned me as I was typing up everything he should know :P

To be fair, the issues with my retrofit were mostly my own fault (damn you AAC!), and the only reason my my lights aren't completely finished now is because of that backordered halo. And even a nasty-gram to them this week got the same response..."I hope we get them in this week"
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:46 AM   #28
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Ozzy may be on the far end of what can go wrong but it could happen to anyone. Many people have had a much better/easier experience. But I have no problems buying piece of mind. That's what factory RS gave me. Could I have a cooler aftermarket setup? Absolutely! Will require more work and have 0 warranty? Absolutely as well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #29
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Please read my post carefully.

The price for the RS package on an SS does not include a wheel upgrade. ALL SS NON 1LE HAVE THE SAME WHEELS! RS changes the wheel finish. The majority of the price for the RS package is the headlights. PERIOD!

Please stop trying to tell people the RS is a waste of money or that they should get two sets of wheels. The V6 models get a wheel upgrade with RS. The RS package also comes at a higher premium because of that. Read up on the packages before spewing incorrect "facts" on people's threads.


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Ozzy may be on the far end of what can go wrong but it could happen to anyone. Many people have had a much better/easier experience. But I have no problems buying piece of mind. That's what factory RS gave me. Could I have a cooler aftermarket setup? Absolutely! Will require more work and have 0 warranty? Absolutely as well.
Well, that's not entirely true...my parts do have their own warranties, just not through GM. Anyway, OP, refer back to my longer post and decide what's best for you. I went the route I did because I didn't want the RS package, specifically the painted roof ditch, and wanted to be able to play with the colors of my halos.
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Okay so here is the question. My dealer is getting a 1LE in a few days, and I have been bugging him for it. It is a 2SS 1LE, dual mode exhausts in black with black interior. Not RS so I'm bummed about the headlights but the colors are what I want.

The real question is whether I should wait for 2014. Do you guys think their will be any cool updates to the 2014 on the interior of the engine, or even the front dealer installed splitter. The hood is different I know, but are there any other rumored changes that might make me wait?

No taillight discussions please, thats another whole thread.

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Glad to hear of your considerations Jim. Please keep us updated on what your final decision will be! Either way, I'm positive that you will satisfied with what you select.

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Old 06-11-2013, 11:13 PM   #32
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okay, so long time lurker, newly subscribed cause I have a question.

The 2014 6.2 in the corvette is upgraded, the 6.2 in the 2014 silverado is also upgraded. Is it safe to say that the 2014 ss might also see an increase in performance?


their is a 2013 EXACTLY how i would' ve ordered one about 40 miles away. Should i jump on it or wait? decisions.
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okay, so long time lurker, newly subscribed cause I have a question.

The 2014 6.2 in the corvette is upgraded, the 6.2 in the 2014 silverado is also upgraded. Is it safe to say that the 2014 ss might also see an increase in performance?


their is a 2013 EXACTLY how i would' ve ordered one about 40 miles away. Should i jump on it or wait? decisions.
I would not expect a Hp bump. They will not recertify for 1-2 years. Not worth the cost. The Hp bump in the new cars is from a new engine. Not the LS3.
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okay, so long time lurker, newly subscribed cause I have a question.

The 2014 6.2 in the corvette is upgraded, the 6.2 in the 2014 silverado is also upgraded. Is it safe to say that the 2014 ss might also see an increase in performance?


their is a 2013 EXACTLY how i would' ve ordered one about 40 miles away. Should i jump on it or wait? decisions.
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