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Old 10-15-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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Anyone else want the RS package without the 20s on their LT?

I really like the HID headlamps, and the taillights and spoiler are ok I guess ( I was planning on putting a GMPP blade spoiler on it anyway and I still don't see a whole lot of darkenedness on the taillamps) but I am most in love with the 18" aluminum 5-spokes on the 1LT. If it came down to it, (which it most likely will) I'll just get the regular headlights. The 18s are more important to me than the HIDs, but just barely. I suppose I could just find some guy in a 1LT and trade/sell him the wheels, but then people might ask why I have an RS camaro with 18s on it. I *wish* I could order the RS sans 20" wheels. Or just the HIDs by themselves. And I know you can buy HIDs aftermarket, but it wouldn't be the same, and I'm the type of guy where I want every accessory on my car to be either OEM or factory-installed GMPP. (dealer installed is ok too.) Anyone else share this view?

again, I don't *hate* the 20s, I prefer the 18s. Both in style and in view of future maintenance costs. And I don't *hate* the stock headlights, but I *prefer* the HIDs. It is worth noting that both motor trend and autoweek liked the ways their IVERs handled with the 18s on better than the 19s or 20s.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:26 AM   #2
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I hear you but we have no choice with the 20's, it's part of the "sports" look.
I can live with the 20's if they weren't Summer tires, we get enough rain that I want all-seasons but like you mentioned... future maintence can be expensive with 20's. I read a thread where Cheryl was asked about us not wanting the summer tires, so hopefully they will offer the all-season. Just want to handle wet roads better.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:40 AM   #3
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I know. I guess I'll have to drive both of them and see what I like better, but push come to shove I think I'll err on the side of 1LT no RS. If the front end looks as cool as the silver SS at Indy, I'll be just fine without Halos.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:44 AM   #4
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I am sure if you don't want them there will be hundreds of people looking to trade you once the car is out.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:48 AM   #5
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Franknbeans,
I thought about that. And it seems the perfect solution. Then, that nagging whispering voice in the back of my head says, "here we are 35 years from now, your car has 35k original miles on it, all numbers match, sure it's only a V6, but this thing is PRISTINE. Hey.. where are your midnight silver wheels?" and I cringe a little. I realize it's ridiculous. But I hate to mangle original cars. I wish GM would sell me an RS package wheels-delete. They won't, so I'll let you all know if I find a solution.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:59 AM   #6
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THose are my thoughts also. . . I'm keeping it original.

Solution - purchase a set of polished rims from people who will be upgrading. THen just put your Midnight silver rims away for storage.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:21 AM   #7
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Yeah, I'd have to do that, as weird and expensive at it would be. But I don't want the polished ones. I want the 18" painted silver base LT wheels. They scream IROC-Z to me.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #8
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does the rs package come with all season tires on the 20's?
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:17 PM   #9
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they should put RS stiching on the seats in the LT2 with RS pak.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:21 PM   #10
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To be frank...I wish my 2SS didn't come with 20's. I plan on actually driving my car...year round - Do you know how hard it is to get snow tires for 20's?
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:23 PM   #11
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I hear you but we have no choice with the 20's, it's part of the "sports" look.
I can live with the 20's if they weren't Summer tires, we get enough ran that I want all-seasons but like you mentioned... future maintence can be expensive with 20's. I read a thread where Cheryl was asked about us not wanting the summer tires, so hopefully they will offer the all-season. Just want to handle wet roads better.

summer tires, especially pzero's have a great wet traction rating. the part about them being summer tires is that they dont like sub 30 degree temps. they are still excellent in rain though


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does the rs package come with all season tires on the 20's?
we dont know one way or the other yet.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:50 PM   #12
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summer tires, especially pzero's have a great wet traction rating. the part about them being summer tires is that they dont like sub 30 degree temps. they are still excellent in rain though




we dont know one way or the other yet.
Well now I feel retarded for not knowing that about Summer tires, being I'm only using my Camaro for none Winter months, I guess I'm ok. Thanks Headpunter!
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:40 PM   #13
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Snow I'm sure would be a real challenge for summer tires. I thought I read that only the optional 21s were summer-only, and that even the 20s had all-seasons somewhere.. I still think the 18s would be a better all-around tire for four season use and cost of replacement down the road.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:45 PM   #14
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Snow I'm sure would be a real challenge for summer tires. I thought I read that only the optional 21s were summer-only, and that even the 20s had all-seasons somewhere.. I still think the 18s would be a better all-around tire for four season use and cost of replacement down the road.
No the 20's on the SS are summer tires....So add $1500 for me to get snow ties for it (only one option for those)
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #15
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Ugh. That settles it. No RS for me. :( I'll live.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #16
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i hate the 20" tires too, im hoping i can get some new rims that work with some reasonable priced tires so i can burn them off and not waste tons of money
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:32 PM   #17
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i thought i hear somewhere that the rs would have 20's in the back and 19's up front
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:43 PM   #18
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i thought i hear somewhere that the rs would have 20's in the back and 19's up front
You heard wrong

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Old 10-15-2008, 05:55 PM   #19
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i thought i hear somewhere that the rs would have 20's in the back and 19's up front

Well technically you didn't hear wrong, the Concept had like smaller front tires and the big ones on the back.

But that combo will not be offered, the common buyer won't be drag racing and I would imagine the handling is out right insane to imagine.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:27 PM   #20
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does the rs package come with all season tires on the 20's?
Only "Summer" tires so far. Wonder what genious made that call???
I remember I ask an enginieer once, "Do you have to have a degree to be that stupid"???
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:38 PM   #21
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No the 20's on the SS are summer tires....So add $1500 for me to get snow ties for it (only one option for those)
What option is that? I mean which tires?

I live in michigan so I'm in exactly the same boat. The first thing I gotta do is drop another grand for snow tires..... BUMMER :( Then I gotta STORE 4 tires in my "not so big" garage all winter too???

Damn.. I'm starting to re-think things......
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:21 AM   #22
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I/m told the 2LT w/RS gets the exact same tire/wheel as the SS, summer tires included. I was hoping for an all season tire. I drive my 06 vette (which has the GY F1 SC tires - Z51 option) 11 months out of the year and manage. Just slow down and leave more distance around you. But on those days when it's REALLY COLD with heavy snow or ice expected it stays home and we car pool in my wifes 08 Accord or our knock around 2001 PT Cruiser.

I'll get buy.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:29 PM   #23
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I am just about ready to tell Chevrolet where they can put their Camaro!!! I have called customer service and just received an email answer. Their answer is, "this is the way we will build them and if you don't like it, go to hell". It is my money and if i can't get what I want fom Chevrolet, I'll bet Infiniti will build me just what I want in a G37 coupe!!!!!
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What option is that? I mean which tires?

I live in michigan so I'm in exactly the same boat. The first thing I gotta do is drop another grand for snow tires..... BUMMER :( Then I gotta STORE 4 tires in my "not so big" garage all winter too???

Damn.. I'm starting to re-think things......
Pirelli has the only matched pair I could find. Head to their site...

Even with these though you'd have to go 245/50/20 on the fronts, although that little bit of side wall difference shouldn't mean anything.
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