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Old 08-23-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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RS with polished wheels

How many people got the RS package and then upgraded to polished wheels? I've been on the fence about which to get, but I won't get both. For me, I like the polished wheels, but when I saw the midnight wheels, I thought they looked alright and for an extra ~$700 I'd get the HIDs a the specialty of an RS. I don't care too much for the stock wheels and want to upgrade, but for an SS, the RS is another 1200 and if you get the polished, all that money is basically for HIDs. I just can't see paying $1200 for new lights. I've seen some threads about after market HIDs, and they are expense. But why spend that much for just lights.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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Once you've had a vehicle with HID headlights, it's hard to go back. So for me, I ordered my car with the RS package. As for the polished rims, I ordered those as well since they are roughly $100 a rim for the upgrade. In the grand scheme of things adding a couple grand to a mid-$30's car isn't that big of a deal. Do it right the first time and get what you want.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:44 AM   #3
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I ordered a 2LT RS w/ Polished Wheels, but i havent received my car yet.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:47 AM   #4
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Really...you are going to LOVE the HID's. This is the first time I've EVER had HID's and I will NEVER go back. I thank God I ordered the RS package and yeah...it was for some halo's basically.

As for the polished wheels, I would only suggest you get them depending on the color you ordered and your final layout of what you want done. If there were another set or potential for you to get a different wheel combo later on, then stick w/ the MS wheels. If you are planning on keeping the stock wheels, I'd lean more towards the polished...they really DO look good....and the majority of the time, look better than the MS wheels.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:33 AM   #5
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I have a 2SS/RS with the 20" polished wheel option. At the dealer parked next to another SS without a wheel option those wheels look dirty- They look like gloss gray paint. For me the polished rims were a must.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #6
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I was just commenting to my wife- the two best things I got on my car were polished wheels and RS package. No matter the cost, the appearance of these two things really makes my car look great- one at night (those headlights with the halos look mean as hell) and one during the day (polished wheels make a huge difference). The painted wheels look dirty, like you said. Of course, it's a matter or taste, and everybody has different taste- I'll tell you this, if you want polished wheels, you better get them 'cause you won't be happy without them.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:40 AM   #7
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:42 AM   #8
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Once you've had a vehicle with HID headlights, it's hard to go back. So for me, I ordered my car with the RS package. As for the polished rims, I ordered those as well since they are roughly $100 a rim for the upgrade. In the grand scheme of things adding a couple grand to a mid-$30's car isn't that big of a deal. Do it right the first time and get what you want.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #9
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Get both, i was on the fence too but i'm telling you it is the right decision
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:43 AM   #10
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I ordered the RS package and upgraded the wheels. Both wheels look great but I like the polished over the Midnight paint wheels. I nixed the WJS comfort package because I don't need bluetooth or heated seats and added other stuff.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #11
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Once you've had a vehicle with HID headlights, it's hard to go back. So for me, I ordered my car with the RS package. As for the polished rims, I ordered those as well since they are roughly $100 a rim for the upgrade. In the grand scheme of things adding a couple grand to a mid-$30's car isn't that big of a deal. Do it right the first time and get what you want.
Ya, what he said. The HID's match or exceed the best I've seen in any car and the halo rings are just plain old COOL. Must have.

As far as the polished rims, IMO that's strictly personal choice. For me, I didn't want them because it pulls an "onlookers" attention away from the car as a whole. They'll instantly focus on the "shiny wheels". I wanted for myself and others to instantly admire the beauty of the car as a whole. Like I said, personal preference and nothing against those who did order the poilshed rims- they do look fantastic.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:06 AM   #12
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I did not get the polished wheels and now I wish I would have.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:28 AM   #13
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I actually like the RS wheels more then the Polished. Just my opinion!
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:03 PM   #14
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I did not get the polished wheels and now I wish I would have.
With the onset of many aftermarket rims (the LS7 rims thread comes to mind) I'm sure you won't have a problem finding some polished 20" SS rims very shortly.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:08 PM   #15
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I got the polished wheel upgrade for free.

My dealer ordered them by mistake, and I did not want them. So, instead, they just decided to give them to me for free.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:27 PM   #16
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I fought hard with the decision for Polish or Midnight Silver from the RS. I picked to not order polished... and I am glad... the Midnight Silver look evil on a Black car. Also I can see me changing rims to a larger size once the tires are worn out so the extra $$ would be wasted.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:01 PM   #17
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RS and Polished
Was never any question in my mind
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:06 PM   #18
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:09 PM   #19
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Exact and to the point- My white SS would not be the same car without the polished rims. I had my son-in-law drive my car past me in the sun and those 20's glissened in the sun...It's the only way to go in my opinion.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:18 PM   #20
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It depends what color car you get. Both look good on a black or CGM, but polished looks better on others. Don't worry though, polished will look like Midnight Silver after a few miles and all the brake dust on them.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:41 PM   #21
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It depends what color car you get. Both look good on a black or CGM, but polished looks better on others. Don't worry though, polished will look like Midnight Silver after a few miles and all the brake dust on them.
Not true- I've put 120 miles on my Camaro and cleaned my polished wheels 3 times. Each time I take it out it rains- lol. Here in the No East this summer it seems to rain every day. Weekly soft brush and mild car wash soap and mine will shine for years. Of course this is a toy, summer use only / no salt.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:50 PM   #22
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It was a bit of a hard decision for me, but the fact that I wanted the polished rims on my IBM Camaro made not getting the RS package even easier.

$1,380 Canadian for Halos, painted roof moldings and Midnight Silver Wheels???

Add Polished for $570 No discount if previously ordered RS and you end up paying $1,380 for Halos since black roof moulding don't show as much on dark paints anyways.

I like the look of the standard lights better IMO and it will cost me less that $50 to put bright white Xenon Bulbs in them for a much prefered look!

Either way you do it, this is one sweet ride and I'm sure you will be happy in the end!.

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Old 08-23-2009, 04:20 PM   #23
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I would have been fine with an option to downgrade to the standard painted wheels, but since it wasn't an option, we upgraded to the polished.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:30 PM   #24
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I originally ordered the RS with polished, but decided to cancel the polished in favor of saving the $$$ and getting some other wheels after. While sharp looking, I want to differentiate my car from the masses who ordered polished. Now those LS7 wheels have caught my interest.
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Love your car RETRODUDE. Where did you get the chrome 1/4 panel gills and SS emblems for the center caps. No disrespect but can't you nix that front plate in Canada. Georgous ride !
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