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Old 07-23-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Blinker placement opinions

I don't know about you all, but apart from the fact that the rear air slots aren't cut out, the hood scoop isn't functional and the different bumpers my only real gripe would be the placement of the blinkers shown on the concept and the ones on the production model. The ones on the concept made the fascia look so much badass I think, but bringing them to the inside of the grill well to me the front doesn't look as wide as it used to i.e. I don't like it!..BUT the rest of the vehicle is tits what do you all think or did someone beat me to it a long time ago
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #2
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I thought the concepts signal lights were nice but I like the production version as well. I'll take either set-up.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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I'm happy with them.

I'm sure a local shop will cut those slits for you. Make sure they sand and repaint the area to make it look clean.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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I do believe that those locations are mandated (most likely) by gov't and state law.

You might want to check into it before cutting and removing. If you go through all that work and then can't register/inspect your vehicle, it wouldn't be worth the risk on all the traffic tickets.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:36 PM   #5
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Yeah i like the concept blinkers way better...better color and better design...they really stood out
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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I'm with you on this one. The original blinker location looked much better IMO. The production placement makes the front end look crowded. If it is a legal issue I would have preferred they placed the blinkers on the corner of the fender as opposed to where they are now. I guess I'll have to get used to it.

I too wish they would have cut out the shark gills on the rear fender. What's the point in having them if they aren't cut out? Aerodynamic drag my butt. More like cost cutting. A 422 HP motor would have no problem dealing with what little drag if any the fender gills would create. Very disappointing. But hey, it is what it is.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:41 PM   #7
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The blinkers were moved due to them being recessed in the front bumper. You couldn't see them clearly from an angle and the side turn signals are harded to see then the bigger main signal lamps.

They're easier to see from oncoming traffic on the inside of the headlights.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:31 AM   #8
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Call me crazy, but I like the production light placement better...

It makes the eyes look wider and the blnkers now flow with the bottom bumper better than before.. Looking at the concept now looks cross-eyed to me..
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:57 AM   #9
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I don't mind them either way. I mean, I like the placement either way. So, moving them is no gripe from me.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:54 PM   #10
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I'm getting use to it.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:11 PM   #11
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Its actually better on the inside. Now theyre out of the way and we get bigger headlights, and they canbe seen. Everybody wins.
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I'm gonna miss them, but I understand why they moved...
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:56 PM   #13
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I too wish they would have cut out the shark gills on the rear fender. What's the point in having them if they aren't cut out? Aerodynamic drag my butt. More like cost cutting.

They weren't cut out back in the day of the first gens. They aren't cut out now. Big deal. If you dont' want to cut them out, an alternative is getting black vinyl stickers for them. You achieve the look without cutting the body.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:29 PM   #14
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Thanx for the feedback gents now I do..have to say that after watching the yellow/red v6 RS Camaro driving video on youtube that the front of the car looks if anything way more aggressive now I just have to wait for the second yr of production to come along so I can get it
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Camaro Turn Signals

I must say that I am pleasantly surprised at the execution of the front turn signals in the grill area. it makes total sense. i hadn't realized how nonfunctional the concept signals would have been had they been carried to production. very poor sight if you're looking at the car from an angle...of course at that point you should be able to see the front side marker signals...but I'm actually digging the traditional sig placement over the concept.

anyone else agree? or do you hate the new placement?
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:38 PM   #16
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:35 PM   #17
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what would be the point of them cut out anyway cooling the tires off i want them hot and sticky anyway . worrying about stuff like that makes me wanna :bangdesk:
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I must say that I am pleasantly surprised at the execution of the front turn signals in the grill area. it makes total sense. i hadn't realized how nonfunctional the concept signals would have been had they been carried to production. very poor sight if you're looking at the car from an angle...of course at that point you should be able to see the front side marker signals...but I'm actually digging the traditional sig placement over the concept.

anyone else agree? or do you hate the new placement?
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They weren't cut out back in the day of the first gens. They aren't cut out now. Big deal. If you dont' want to cut them out, an alternative is getting black vinyl stickers for them. You achieve the look without cutting the body.
A ricer told me that adding those stickers ads another 15HP...
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A ricer told me that adding those stickers ads another 15HP...
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15? maybe per side. At least if you get the ones made by the same company that make the powered by hondacura ones.
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I don't know about you all, but apart from the fact that the rear air slots aren't cut out, the hood scoop isn't functional and the different bumpers my only real gripe would be the placement of the blinkers shown on the concept and the ones on the production model. The ones on the concept made the fascia look so much badass I think, but bringing them to the inside of the grill well to me the front doesn't look as wide as it used to i.e. I don't like it!..BUT the rest of the vehicle is tits what do you all think or did someone beat me to it a long time ago
Before cutting the slots you need to know what is behind them, are you cutting into an area that will open up a path to the interior, maybe not directly but through other paths? how about trapping water inside the fender causing a possible rust out problem... Just cutting them out will probably void your rust through warrenty.. So be careful of what you cut out on your car's body. Know the structure under it before proceding.

Now the lights. The production were moved probably for two reasons, 1 would be regulations, they HAVE a specific size they need to be to meet govermnemt standards, same with the taillights and side markers lights, that is why you do not see tiny lights or turn signals any more on cars.
Another reason is visibility, they need to be able to be seen from a wide angle and with the headlight on, if they were in the concept position more than likely the glare for the headlights at night would obstruct the light from the signal lights.
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