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Old 07-16-2009, 04:32 PM   #51
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No retro for me pls. I LOVE my current RS ones!
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:39 PM   #52
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I'm not crazy about the tail lights either; would have preferred more styling cues from the 1969. With that said, I don't hate them by any means.

And no, I don't see any similarity whatsoever between 2010 and 1968 tail lights. Not even a little.
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:47 PM   #53
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Not sure why the tail lights must always look like older versions. I wonder if the guys who had the '70 Camaros freaked out because the tail lights looked nothing like the '69 tails. As long as it looks good and the car looks bad ass from the back (it does).
Heritage. Little cues like that are nice for the heritage of the car.

I remember when the vette guys were protesting over the removal of the pop up head lights.
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i see the comparison in 68, just think like for example on the main page with ther back of the summit white car on the line, tailights in that shape would look great in my own opinion!
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:52 PM   #55
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:35 PM   #56
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ok lets get this strait. the difference is not just the lens. its also led on the rs and reg on all others.
I dont think the RS are LED's. They just have a darker lens around the edges. The concept could be LED but I have not seen it in person or heard other wise. The non-RS has a consistant red all the way around.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:43 PM   #57
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It seems to me from the posts here there is not enough difference to make a difference between the rs tails and the non rs tails. As I posted earlier does anybody know if the factory was mixing them up like I read about.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:18 AM   #58
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Really? How bout the Xenon headlights, halo rings, color matched roof ditch moldings and a darker shade of silver on the wheels for $1200 I don't know but I think it's a deal
And you get the larger tires and spoiler too. I agree a it's a deal in my mind.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:30 AM   #59
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It sounds like I will have a hard time telling if they installed the RS tail lights on my car when I go to pick it up. I wanted to do that because of the non RS ones being installed on some vehicles. But unless you're and expert on them I guess it will be difficult to know the difference just looking at them. Does anyone know if there is a tell-tale sign or part# on the lense the will identify them?
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:40 AM   #60
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Me luv my tail lights!
Same here.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:16 AM   #61
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Im sure the aftermarket will come up with options for those who do not like the tail lights.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:20 AM   #62
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It sounds like I will have a hard time telling if they installed the RS tail lights on my car when I go to pick it up. I wanted to do that because of the non RS ones being installed on some vehicles. But unless you're and expert on them I guess it will be difficult to know the difference just looking at them. Does anyone know if there is a tell-tale sign or part# on the lense the will identify them?
To the best of my understanding, the difference would really show up with the tail lights on. The darkened lenses should make the difference between this:


And this:


It's the "afterburner" effect that the RS tail lights give off. That's the bonus.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:33 AM   #63
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I absolutely LOVE what GM did with the tail lights!!!

BRAVO --

It is in my top 10 favorite things about the exterior of the 2010 Camaro.

That said, if any aftermarket company comes out with the lens configuration of the concept, such that the running lights / parking lights are lit like the concept picture and the brake lights light up the whole lens... etc. etc. I will buy a set in a heart beat.

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Old 07-18-2009, 09:41 AM   #64
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I love the whole darn car. Taillights are what I would expect. THis baby has the heritahe look without being retro.

If ya wanted a new '69, they sell body kits which you can use to build your own.

I for one, think that the taillights are a nice touch to the RS package.

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Old 07-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #65
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I love the shape and design of the tails, I wish they didn't have the chrome ring around them though.

But then again then it would DEFINITELY look like a Corvette lol, so I guess the chrome pays homage to its own model line
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:50 AM   #66
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I love the shape and design of the tails, I wish they didn't have the chrome ring around them though.

But then again then it would DEFINITELY look like a Corvette lol, so I guess the chrome pays homage to its own model line
Just remove the rings like I did if you don't like them. It is easy to do and you can just put them back when it's time to sell the car.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:52 AM   #67
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I begged Tom Peters to keep the concept cars' tail lights but obviously, I didn't convince him. I am happy with the look of my RS tails but the concept version is the "true" after-burner look and it represented a new design in tail lights.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:57 AM   #68
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Check the pictures on this thread:

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:11 AM   #69
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I didn't like the back end at first either but it's grown on me and now I love it. The rear is so wide it just looks like a beast in my opinion. RS tail lights are a shade darker. I think they look great on my CGM. And as far as shape, I think they look good.
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Just remove the rings like I did if you don't like them. It is easy to do and you can just put them back when it's time to sell the car.
Did not know you could do this.

I wonder if there are holes that will show.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:18 AM   #71
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Thanks for the pics, both of you, they really show the difference.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:23 PM   #73
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I begged Tom Peters to keep the concept cars' tail lights but obviously, I didn't convince him. I am happy with the look of my RS tails but the concept version is the "true" after-burner look and it represented a new design in tail lights.
That is SUCH a fantastic look; too bad they didn't do it. Looks like they kind of did the opposite on the RS lights, going from light in the center to dark instead of dark in the center going out to light at the edge the way the concept car is.

All we need is an aftermarket company to create tail light lenses that do what the concept car does and I bet they'd sell a ton of them.
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That is SUCH a fantastic look; too bad they didn't do it. Looks like they kind of did the opposite on the RS lights, going from light in the center to dark instead of dark in the center going out to light at the edge the way the concept car is.
I wonder if it's a matter of legality, making sure that the most red light shows at night. Seems to me that there'd be more red light from the centers than from just the outer edge.
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The chrome rings around the taillights are one of the best and coolest features of the '10 Camaro. Gives the car a high-end quality look as opposed to the cheapened look that no chrome rings or blacked out or plastic painted rings would provide. A great styling cue from GM which really sets off the back end. I can't imagine why anyone would want to remove the rings or black them out - I mean while we're at it, why not remove those hideous front halos, deactivate the atrocious ambient lighting inside, and also do something to hammer out those funny looking curves and creases in the exterior sheet metal. Neon lighting under the car would then also be a must-have....
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