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Old 07-22-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Who's switching the ss bumper to the rs v6 front bumper?

I'm one of the guys who will buy an ss but prefers the v6 front bumper that looks more like the concept

I really don't like the ss one...i'm glad that the v6 is around and hopefully i can do a swap or if the front bumper is part of the rs package and can just be made like that through the factory...

anybody else in my boat?
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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I'm one of the guys who will buy an ss but prefers the v6 front bumper that looks more like the concept

I really don't like the ss one...i'm glad that the v6 is around and hopefully i can do a swap or if the front bumper is part of the rs package and can just be made like that through the factory...

anybody else in my boat?
Can people quit posting all these polls and "omg they didn't do this" threads until they actually fricking buy the car or see finalized pictures? I haven't seen any final SS pictures...if you have...post a side by side. All this...crap is making me sick
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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im sure you might even beable to find someone to just trade with you. someone might like the SS bumper better.

I've decided to just get the V6 instead. Then i can get it a whole lot sooner, i wont have to save up as much.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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Can people quit posting all these polls and "omg they didn't do this" threads until they actually fricking buy the car or see finalized pictures? I haven't seen any final SS pictures...if you have...post a side by side. All this...crap is making me sick

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THANK YOU!...and wow...I'm keeping mine in that case SS ftw. I notice that that doesn't have the Halos...but o well still gorgeous.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:59 AM   #6
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THANK YOU!...and wow...I'm keeping mine in that case SS ftw. I notice that that doesn't have the Halos...but o well still gorgeous.
yeah im pretty sure thats just the SS and not the SS/RS. even though it doesnt have either badge, but it is the SS bumper.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:05 PM   #7
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Based on the info from this mornings chats it does not SOUND like the RS package gets you the other bumper. Not trying to set anyone off here, just point out some evidence. No, it is not complete information, but maybe we can get some more info. I can't see why GM would not sell you the other bumper if you wanted on, but to several people's points, it will likely not be cheap to do.

From the Fitspatrick chat from this morning:

summer08: Which front fascias will be available with which models?

JohnFitzpatrick: There are two different front facias for the LS/LT and SS model. The SS model with have an slit above the grille and a little bit different lower grille.



Doug Houlihan chat:

bryancollins: what does rs stand for?

DougHoulihan: Rally Sport. This includes HID headlights with a halo ring, 20-inch 245 front and 275 rear Pirelli tires, rear spoiler, available on V6 and V8 models.


From the Cheryl Pilcher article:

Larry Sully, GM accessories design manager, revealed his team is working on larger wheels and a body kit for the Camaro. Will these accessories be part of the RS package?




CP: "The RS package is available on all models except the LS. Like I said, it has HID lighting, a darker tailamp treatment, and on a V-6 RS you get the spoiler found on the SS. The wheels are expected to have a unique paint treatment - not black, but not a typical bright silver finish. And then the V-6 RS option also includes 20-inch wheels."
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yeah im pretty sure thats just the SS and not the SS/RS. even though it doesnt have either badge, but it is the SS bumper.
THose pics are I believe from Australia where RS and SS may nor may not be models there, don't know.....
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im kinda upset that there is no chrome wheels.
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Chrome really isn't a trend anymore...A LOT of people think it is played out.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:09 PM   #11
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Can people quit posting all these polls and "omg they didn't do this" threads until they actually fricking buy the car or see finalized pictures? I haven't seen any final SS pictures...if you have...post a side by side. All this...crap is making me sick
they just showed the ss today...get a grip buddy
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Trend or not, i still like them.

And i really dont like painted wheels.

Id be happy with polished, but apparently that's only available on the SS, even when you upgrade to RS on a V6 you get some "special" painted wheels.
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im kinda upset that there is no chrome wheels.
Don't be upset. GM can't seem to do them right. Mine on my 2000 SS pitted with corrosion after 3 years and GM had to replace them. 3 years later and they pitted again. Out of warranty this time. last year they started pitting where the tire bead sits and now they leak air and go flat. All the chrome has flaked off the back side of the rims where you can only see when you take the wheels off. The font sides where the chrome is thickest is bubbling slightly. A few more years and that's going to be ruined.

They SUCK at chrome wheels!!!!
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:15 PM   #14
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I'm one of the guys who will buy an ss but prefers the v6 front bumper that looks more like the concept

I really don't like the ss one...i'm glad that the v6 is around and hopefully i can do a swap or if the front bumper is part of the rs package and can just be made like that through the factory...

anybody else in my boat?
I hope to find some poser with a V6 that wants to look like he's got a V8 and trade with them.

Otherwise I'll have to get a front end bra until the aftermarket fixes the Prius grille.
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I'm one of the guys who will buy an ss but prefers the v6 front bumper that looks more like the concept

I really don't like the ss one...i'm glad that the v6 is around and hopefully i can do a swap or if the front bumper is part of the rs package and can just be made like that through the factory...

anybody else in my boat?
I just don't like the fake scoop - it takes away from the clean look. Everything else is nice.
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Is it possible that's caused by the salt on your northern winter roads?
Good theory but the car is taken off the road and garaged each winter and has never seen salt. I've seen other people complain about the same problem with the same wheels as I have, and other people complain about other models with GM chrome wheels.

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Old 07-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #17
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I hope to find some poser with a V6 that wants to look like he's got a V8 and trade with them.

Otherwise I'll have to get a front end bra until the aftermarket fixes the Prius grille.
Just because someone would like a different bumper more than another doesnt make them a poser.

and since you want a v6 bumper, doesnt that kinda make you a poser?

im just messin with you so dont take that the wrong way.
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Don't be upset. GM can't seem to do them right. Mine on my 2000 SS pitted with corrosion after 3 years and GM had to replace them. 3 years later and they pitted again. Out of warranty this time. last year they started pitting where the tire bead sits and now they leak air and go flat. All the chrome has flaked off the back side of the rims where you can only see when you take the wheels off. The font sides where the chrome is thickest is bubbling slightly. A few more years and that's going to be ruined.

They SUCK at chrome wheels!!!!
Just to clarify, I think GM buys their wheels from the same supplier that Toyota gets theirs from.
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Just because someone would like a different bumper more than another doesnt make them a poser.
I want the V6 6MT, and intend to change out parts until I get the stuff I want without the stuff I don't want. That may include changing some visible body parts, maybe (for example) by trading with someone who wants the V6 bumper. I won't know that stuff until I see both in person.

It will definitely include changing some functional stuff and gizmos and what not. For example, I want the RS center console gauges, and lots of folks hate the torque gauge and seem like they'd rather have a blank panel there, so I'll trade with them.
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I think I might be sticking to the SS bumper. Unless, They make an RS bumper with that little hood scoop at the front. The RS doesn't have a little hood scoop in the front. And the may change that lower grill insert. I have to see the car for myself to make my ultimate decision. I'm sure though, some after market guys will make a bumper for all our prefferences, even a rear bumper for you rear bumper fans.
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Just to clarify, I think GM buys their wheels from the same supplier that Toyota gets theirs from.
These are the double 5-spoke Chrome SS wheels specific to the SS only and may have been from another supplier.
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These are the double 5-spoke Chrome SS wheels specific to the SS only and may have been from another supplier.
I do not know who the manufacturer is but my '01 SS wheels have the same manufacturers logo on it as the wheels on my old Toyota 4Runner.
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Does the SS bumper bigger "mouth" help with cooling the V8? If so why get the V6 one?
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Unless you're racing in Death Valley or have a heavily upgraded non-stock engine, you don't need the maximum amount of cooling offered by either bumper. A bigger "mouth" has more aerodynamic drag.
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Does the SS bumper bigger "mouth" help with cooling the V8? If so why get the V6 one?
Because the size of the mouth I can accept as a compromise for cooling... the el-cheapo "2005 Toyota Prius" lower grille cover (that does not match the upper grille in any way) really ruins the whole look.
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