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Old 07-04-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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RS & Tire Question

I am just about decided on which Camaro to get. The 2LT in Black. As I posted in a previous thread, this model is a perfect fit for me. I really do not see any value in the RS package, as it simply gives a different looking headlight and those summer tires, which concern me. This is where my question comes in. I live in a pretty mild climate, but I may move north in a year or two. Anyway, I don't want to mess with tires. I want to buy a car that has tires (these would be 19" all weather, which I think look great by the way) that I don't have to think about in regards to weather or early wear. My question this this: am I overthinking this and will I be missing out by not going with the summer tires and RS package, or am I making the right move. Thanks for the help. You guys and this forum are AWESOME!!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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If you are basing your decision on tires. What about buying a car with the RS package but have the dealer swap the summer tires for some good all season tires as part of the deal.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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If u see no value then don't get it. I have the RS package on my SS and its great. If you are here for someone to say your right on thinking its a waste then...

Yeah man total waste of money if you want HID and halos just get them aftermarket for like $500 and those tires are junk anyways.

Either way you will love the car.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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What happened to the car you posted about in February?
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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I love my 2LT, but I went with the RS package. I really wanted the leather interior and halo lights and communication package and better stereo.
After having put a set of Nittos on my car I too throw rocks at the P-Zeros. If it's about the tires, as mentioned above, dicker with the salesman regarding wheels & tires. That's why they are called "dealers".
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If the only thing you don't like about the RS package is the summer tires: get the RS package, sell the brand new PZeros, and use what you get from that to buy all-weather tires
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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What happened to the car you posted about in February?

yea this guys posts are weird.. seems like hes trolling everyone.. according to that post he already bought a 2lt/rs
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #8
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My posts are weird? What's weird is actually taking time to research someone's past posts on a message board. That is weird. Back in February, I almost bought a car, but had to back out of the deal. I'm back in the market now and posted on this message board for some feedback. Does that satisfy your investigation? ****ing losers.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #9
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I love my 2LT, but I went with the RS package. I really wanted the leather interior and halo lights and communication package and better stereo.
The leather interior, communication package, and stereo are not related to the RS package.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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Get the RS package and a set of winter tires. A little extra money, but worth it. I got a set from tirerack for $1300 came with wheels, tires and sensors. Takes 20 minutes twice a year to get them swapped over.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #11
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I love my 2LT RS and I bought it in January. The first call I made when I got home, was to the TIRE RACK where I bought one of the snow tire packages with the Blizzak DMV1s. I put them on three days later. I have a 50+ mile commute to work and this is my daily driver. With all the snow we had this year I did not miss a day of work. When it got warm enough I put the factory wheels and tires back on.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #12
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My buddy has a '13 2LT, like myself, but he went without the RS package due to the extra cost.

After seeing the 20'' rims on my '11 2LT RS, he was

Doing what everyone else said is probably the smart idea since you are second guessing/reconsidering the RS package: Get the 2LT RS, sell the wheels or trade them in, get the wheels you want
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:59 AM   #13
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Based on the option package details the ILE gets the summer only tires, not the RS package, the P Zeros may not be great in snow but they are not a summer only tire.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #14
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Based on the option package details the ILE gets the summer only tires, not the RS package, the P Zeros may not be great in snow but they are not a summer only tire.
Not sure exactly what you're trying to say. The 1LE package is only available for the SS.

ALL SS's come with Pirelli PZero summer tires. You don't need the 1LE package to get summer tires on the SS, although the 1LE does change the tire sizes.

V6s come with BFGoodrich all season tires if they have 18" wheels. They come with Pirelli PZero Nero all season tires if they have 19" wheels. And they come with Pirelli PZero summer tires if they have 20" wheels, i.e., with the RS package.

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Old 07-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #15
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my bad, I didn't realize the P Zero's were summer only, Just went to the Pirelli web site and see they are, Guess I will have to buy different tires before winter hits
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #16
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My posts are weird? What's weird is actually taking time to research someone's past posts on a message board. That is weird. Back in February, I almost bought a car, but had to back out of the deal. I'm back in the market now and posted on this message board for some feedback. Does that satisfy your investigation? ****ing losers.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #17
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I live in the Midwest and didn't like the summer only tires on the RS. I don't like leather interior so I bought a 1LT and upgraded to the 19" wheels and all season Pirelli tires. I have played a lot in my Camaro and I have 36000 miles on the original tires. You can rotate the tires with the 19" wheels which is a plus for me.

The RS option is a personal choice but for me I made the right choice in not getting the RS.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:48 PM   #18
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Just a heads up, the Pirelli All Season tires are not good during the winter. If you live an area that gets a lot of snow, you have a couple options, another set of wheels with winter tires, or a car to drive during the winter.

Nothing wrong with the tires, just this car being RWD needs a nice set of winter tires to be safely driven.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #19
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I am just about decided on which Camaro to get. The 2LT in Black. As I posted in a previous thread, this model is a perfect fit for me. I really do not see any value in the RS package, as it simply gives a different looking headlight and those summer tires, which concern me. This is where my question comes in. I live in a pretty mild climate, but I may move north in a year or two. Anyway, I don't want to mess with tires. I want to buy a car that has tires (these would be 19" all weather, which I think look great by the way) that I don't have to think about in regards to weather or early wear. My question this this: am I overthinking this and will I be missing out by not going with the summer tires and RS package, or am I making the right move. Thanks for the help. You guys and this forum are AWESOME!!!
Depending on where up north you will be moving to, you will need a set of snow tires as all season tires won't cut it.

Imo, get the RS package and don't worry about the tires. Then if you move, you will have to buy a set of snow tires anyway.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #20
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What if you only want to take it out on days that it isn't snowing in the winter? Do the summer only tires fall victim to dry-rotting? Or is it safe to drive them all year round, just not when it's snowing?
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What if you only want to take it out on days that it isn't snowing in the winter? Do the summer only tires fall victim to dry-rotting? Or is it safe to drive them all year round, just not when it's snowing?
They'll be rock hard at any temps below 40 degrees, but yes you could drive them.
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What if you only want to take it out on days that it isn't snowing in the winter? Do the summer only tires fall victim to dry-rotting? Or is it safe to drive them all year round, just not when it's snowing?
The P-Zeros are not warrantied below 45F. So if you crack a sidewall it's on you.

Just be careful, they are like hockey pucks.

If you store them keep them off the concrete and a basement is better than a garage.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #23
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Move to Florida and they're good year round.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #24
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What if you only want to take it out on days that it isn't snowing in the winter? Do the summer only tires fall victim to dry-rotting? Or is it safe to drive them all year round, just not when it's snowing?
I drove my car with the P Zero's last winter in temps down into the 20's. Never when the roads were wet or snow, dry roads only. I always had the cold tire pressure at 36. The back wheels did want to spin at take off a lot easier. Just drove the car accordingly and had no issues.
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