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Old 08-30-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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HID..GM : To whom concern

It is my believing that the HID system should be a standard feature in all Camaro versions.

The new Camaro is a XXI century car, isn't it?

The fancy, sporty and fasty cars on the world, Mercedes, BMW, Ferrari, Lambos (and others not that fancy, like VW, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda etc) have this HID system. A fashion matter? I don't think so. These cars are among the more secure cars over the roads. So, HID system is a security feature.

My 97 TA was modified with 300 dollars (at most) spent in a pair of Hella lens housings DOT approved, and a BiXenon (Hi/Lo beams in the same bulb). The headlight performance improve dramatically, a wide and deeper light beam lets to take evasion manouvers with more anticipation than the normal halogen bulbs (even the new ones with "blue" & brighter beams).

It is my believing the the LED system should be in the stop lights as well. Again, for security matters.

Come on..... we are talking about a XXI century car!!!

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Old 08-30-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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I think most average cars have HID's as an option, don't they?
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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They are trying to keep the entry LS at a low price point.

Halogens are plenty bright. Fine for me.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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No car under 30k has HID standard, If you want them standard be prepared to pay.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:42 PM   #5
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^yeah I just can't see an entry level V6 Camaro having HID standard, but it definately should be an option.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:50 AM   #6
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The SS should have them standard though
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:09 AM   #7
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meh whatever if they dont you can get a set off ebay for 100-150 bucks i've got them in my truck and bike that way first set i had lasted little over 4 years i think. there deffinatly worth it. even if they dont come standard or as an option.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:56 AM   #8
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you make a good point haul. I plan on getting the SS for sure, but I really am not thinking about going for the RS package. Aftermarket parts ALWAYS look better because you have more to choose from, and you can find the style that fits you best.

And like you said, the HID's will be all over ebay within 5 months of release.

EDIT: Lol, you can buy HID conversion kits from halogen bulbs on ebay for like $10-$20. They may not be 100% legal though, because as far as I know, you need a special housing for HID.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:28 PM   #9
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because as far as I know, you need a special housing for HID.

nope both of mine directly fit in the stock harness and factory housing. all you do is specify what light you have 9005 9006 h4 ect. the wires plug into your original harness and the hid element plugs into your old light housing like a brand new bulb would.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:36 PM   #10
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nope both of mine directly fit in the stock harness and factory housing. all you do is specify what light you have 9005 9006 h4 ect. the wires plug into your original harness and the hid element plugs into your old light housing like a brand new bulb would.
No hi energy ballast with the kit?
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:40 PM   #11
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No hi energy ballast with the kit?
ya they plug into the stock wiring.


stock harness -> ballast -> HID element
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:43 PM   #12
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They need LS to be competitive to Dodge Challenger SE and the entry Mustang. Don't sweat it, it's gonna be harder to find the stripped down LS than it will be to find some with more options.

It will be probably collectable to have the halogens vs the more common hid's.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:57 AM   #13
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what? I was under the impression that the RS package only had the HIDs, not base V6, or even base SS...why would I buy an SS/RS if everything (spoiler, hids, taillamps) are already included in the base SS? There has to be some incentive.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:40 AM   #14
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