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Old 10-20-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question aftermarket HID lamps?

Does anyone know if the HID lamps will be offered aftermarket from GM?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if the HID lamps will be offered aftermarket from GM?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
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probably not considering that they are one of the key features of the RS package.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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It is possible that some dealers will be willing to install the HIDs individually. Expect the cost to be high and dealers willing to make this happen rare.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:59 PM   #7
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i plan on upgrading my fog lights to HID

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Old 10-20-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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**** that, unless you specifically want the projector style headlight housing, then just search ebay when we find out what type of bulbs the car will have and get a Hid kit for 50-100 bucks, thats what i did on my bike and truck both.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:33 PM   #9
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**** that, unless you specifically want the projector style headlight housing, then just search ebay when we find out what type of bulbs the car will have and get a Hid kit for 50-100 bucks, thats what i did on my bike and truck both.
Yeah, it's an easy swap to make your car/vehicle HID, but, much less of a pain to get it from GM and you get the halo's!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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Can't these parts be gotten as replacement OEM parts from GM? Like if you had them already and one was broken? I'm sure parts can be gotten, they will make replacements for everything. They don't check your VIN to see if you really had them before do they?
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If I get the SS, I might try to just get the HIDs later, considering almost everything else in the RS package is standard on the SS anyways. Even those chrome things around the taillights are standard on LS, which is one of the things I originally though was on RS package. With the SS you get the wheels, and the spoiler standard.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #12
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If you can get the foglights aftermarket... and of course whatever wheels you want, that makes it ok to buy the cheap LS model, and get the only things that would give it away replaced. Then the car is less than 25k and qualifies for my free check from TX for 3000 dollars off a new vehicle for airchecktexas. Sweet!
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:32 PM   #13
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f*** that, unless you specifically want the projector style headlight housing, then just search ebay when we find out what type of bulbs the car will have and get a Hid kit for 50-100 bucks, thats what i did on my bike and truck both.
just for future reference, you should probably watch the f-bombs around here. the mods might get onto you.

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Can't these parts be gotten as replacement OEM parts from GM? Like if you had them already and one was broken? I'm sure parts can be gotten, they will make replacements for everything. They don't check your VIN to see if you really had them before do they?
if you do that, you'll also have to get the ballasts and relays that go with them as well, not to mention rewire the DRL and parking lamp circuits

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If I get the SS, I might try to just get the HIDs later, considering almost everything else in the RS package is standard on the SS anyways. Even those chrome things around the taillights are standard on LS, which is one of the things I originally though was on RS package. With the SS you get the wheels, and the spoiler standard.
the RS tail lights have a darker reflector inside. all camaros have the chrome bezels. also, you have to have the RS package to get the Midnight Silver wheels. the SS comes with the Sterling Silver finish
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I ordered a NON RS 2SS just because I don't really need any of the other items in the RS package... especially for the $1200 price. But since I can't see myself going back to regular headlights, I really DO want HID's...(halo's would be neat, but not really a huge concern for me). I plan on waiting a few months and ordering them through GM.

Just like every other aftermarket goodie out there, I'm sure there will be a ton of knick-knacks for the Camaro. Just try searching for Mustang accessories and you'll find a bunch of cool.... and mostly ridiculous ricer inspired stuff.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:48 PM   #15
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I ordered a NON RS 2SS just because I don't really need any of the other items in the RS package... especially for the $1200 price. But since I can't see myself going back to regular headlights, I really DO want HID's...(halo's would be neat, but not really a huge concern for me). I plan on waiting a few months and ordering them through GM.

Just like every other aftermarket goodie out there, I'm sure there will be a ton of knick-knacks for the Camaro. Just try searching for Mustang accessories and you'll find a bunch of cool.... and mostly ridiculous ricer inspired stuff.
Getting the HID's through GM after you get your car might cost more then 1200 for the pair. IMO just get the RS package
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #16
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Getting the HID's through GM after you get your car might cost more then 1200 for the pair. IMO just get the RS package
If that's the case I'll just go aftermarket.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:15 PM   #17
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Please do it right and get the correct housing if you are going to make the switch over to HID. The glare is awful when not done correctly and can be dangerous to other drivers. Doing it right is not cheap. Just my .02

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:37 PM   #18
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Please do it right and get the correct housing if you are going to make the switch over to HID. The glare is awful when not done correctly and can be dangerous to other drivers. Do it right is not cheap. Just my .02


GM HID's will cost anywhere from $500-$600 per side. Most aftermarket units are NOT DOT certified and are ILLEGAL in most areas. These $50-$100 HID's you see on Ebay may look like the best way to go at first glance but you will not be thinking that when you're slapped with a huge fine and facing possible involuntary vehicular manslaughter because your crappy lights blinded someone and caused a wreck. In which case it is YOUR fault for using non-DOT certified equipment.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:45 PM   #19
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Ouch that's gonna be a pretty expensive replacement when those baby's burn out. I don't know that much about HID's - what's the expected lifespan?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:27 PM   #20
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Ouch that's gonna be a pretty expensive replacement when those baby's burn out. I don't know that much about HID's - what's the expected lifespan?
Way longer then halogen my man
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Ouch that's gonna be a pretty expensive replacement when those baby's burn out. I don't know that much about HID's - what's the expected lifespan?
Don't worry about replacing them. These lights will pretty much last forever as long as the housing stays intact.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:55 PM   #22
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if you do that, you'll also have to get the ballasts and relays that go with them as well, not to mention rewire the DRL and parking lamp circuits
Correct. It's more than a bulb replacement, way more. They will last almost indefinitely, if the voltage source is constant/well regulated.



Here's a manufacturer that already has some available, posted by ZombieEatsYou, http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/05/prweb2405534.htm
Also, Camaro CamaroScotty says he has bought this brand and calls them GOOD quality http://www.cqlight.ca/
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:12 AM   #23
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I like the halo lights
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If you can get the foglights aftermarket... and of course whatever wheels you want, that makes it ok to buy the cheap LS model, and get the only things that would give it away replaced. Then the car is less than 25k and qualifies for my free check from TX for 3000 dollars off a new vehicle for airchecktexas. Sweet!
free check, eh? $3K off a camaro? tell me more! must one be a resident of Texas or does the car merely have to be purchased in the state of texas??
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