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Old 09-15-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Give us hideaway / flip lights GM!

Oh man before I saw this picture I didn't even think how hideaway lights would work or look on the new camaro.. but it looks absolutely amazing to me.

I wish I had the ears of someone high-up at GM.. I'd annoy him until he made this part of the camaro.


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Old 09-15-2006, 02:50 PM   #2
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They look awesome.

But, I don't expect to see them on a production version. Reasons: cost, and weight. I've heard weight is an "issue" with the concept, and I think GM would avoid any unnecessary weight, no matter how little it may be.
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:32 PM   #3
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Oh, yes! Yes yes yes yes yes!!!

Is there any legistalive reason why that couldn't be done? I know pop-up lights are now banned, but these "flip lights" are flipping awesome.

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Old 09-15-2006, 06:15 PM   #4
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This is a must have !!
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:55 PM   #5
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Oh, yes! Yes yes yes yes yes!!!

Is there any legistalive reason why that couldn't be done? I know pop-up lights are now banned, but these "flip lights" are flipping awesome.

Pop ups are now banned? WTF? I never heard this.
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:59 PM   #6
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Pop ups are now banned? WTF? I never heard this.
He is talking about Europe. TWIN is from England.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:55 AM   #7
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And if GM does not make this an option, some lucky aftermarket company will get the suckers built and sell'em like hotcakes. I WANT THE HIDEAWAYS!!!
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:46 AM   #8
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And if GM does not make this an option, some lucky aftermarket company will get the suckers built and sell'em like hotcakes. I WANT THE HIDEAWAYS!!!
Anyone here have the technical knowledge to make such a thing? Those of us that don't can contribute capital and get rich !
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Old 09-16-2006, 10:22 AM   #9
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Yeah, sorry guys......pop-up lights are now a no-no in Europe, on brand new cars, that is. In fact, the C5 Vette was the last car sold in Europe with pop-ups, the Ferrari 456 prior to that.

Are there any cars in the US that are still sold with pop-ups?


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Old 09-16-2006, 01:43 PM   #10
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Here's another rendering along similar lines:



OMG I'M IN LOVE WITH THAT CAR!!! just needs a Univeristy of Tennessee windshield banner on it. if they offer that color and stripe setup I will probably end up getting it. if not black with black aftermarket wheels and tinted windows. but omg I love that car
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
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I still think black is the way to go. Black, silver stipes, smoked titanium wheels and FLIP LIGHTS!

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He is talking about Europe. TWIN is from England.
Gotcha.
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whats the deal with pop up lights not being allowed. they work. they show light at night. thats gay . but yeah i really like the hideaways.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:26 AM   #14
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All to do with our stupid European pedestrian safety laws. Also, pop-ups ruin your aerodynamics when raised, which is, I guess, why the Corvette racers have faired in lights.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:24 PM   #15
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Hideaways v. not, I don't care. That car looks awesome either way.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:46 PM   #16
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like someone else said, aftermarket companies will make retractable headlight covers.

i agree flip-open headlight doors probably won't become a real production order option due to costs/bean counting, etc. perhaps a different styled grille might be available though.
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yeah but it doesnt matter how much you think its going to cost or if you can or cant afford it. the thing that counts is if they even offer it. it gives you the option to have it if you want it or not. no it wont be a standard item but an option wouldnt hurt anyone. if you dont like something dont get it. thats the nice thing about having options it keeps all the cars different and gives you what you want and what you dont want
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I would love to see numerous options. It gives us the chance to customize our Camaro before it's even delivered. Hell, when I special ordered my 02 Z28, I think pretty much all the options were bulked together in one package where in the 01' and 00' models, you got to choose. There might have been 10 options total to choose from on the 02's. GM is not going to offer up endless options to choose from. That'll be where GMPP comes in. Just hope the drivetrain is strong enough w/ that IRS, that they give it plenty of performance/handling, and they don't screw w/ that appearance too much.
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yeah, im not too sure aboutthat irs. i dont really know anything about it and i dont know why they would do that after having a solid rear end.
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at least its not front wheel drive
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from what I understand IRS is great for road courses. while solid axels are great for drags. so yea. that's what I know. lol or learned.
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:59 AM   #22
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from what I understand IRS is great for road courses. while solid axels are great for drags. so yea. that's what I know. lol or learned.
Ditto. Tha't what I've heard. If you're dragging, you want a solid axle. But for everyday driving anround town, which is what we are going to be doing 99% of the time in this car, IRS is the ONLY way to go. It is supposed to be awesome for road courses.
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But for everyday driving anround town, which is what we are going to be doing 99% of the time in this car, IRS is the ONLY way to go.
Agreed 100%
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like someone else said, aftermarket companies will make retractable headlight covers.

i agree flip-open headlight doors probably won't become a real production order option due to costs/bean counting, etc. perhaps a different styled grille might be available though.
You really think so? What if the lights are designed in a way that it's just cost prhobitive to replace them with some sort of retractable system. Man I hope not. I have that photoshop of the retracted headlights burned in my head.
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You have to remember that adding options adds costs for GM. It's not like they can offer an unlimited amount of things. They still have to produce the cars and the more options they create the less streamlined the process becomes and the more it costs them and us. That aside, I'd love to have the flip-ups.
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