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Old 10-21-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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why get an rs package on the 2ss?

Hey guys, this is my 2nd post here. I've constantly been on this site, and finally decided to join! i've been missing out...until now. I've been wondering why bother getting the rs package if you're already getting the 2ss?

RS package consists of:
20-inch Midnight Silver painted aluminum wheels
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
Body-color roof ditch molding
Rear spoiler (1LT and 2LT models)
RS unique taillamps
RS badging

So the only thing i want is the HID lights. Both 1ss and 2ss come with 20's, 2ss has a rear spoiler, and it's got ss badging...... so why pay $1200 for different colored wheels(slightly different), HIDs, and badging?

Someone please correct me if i'm wrong, or missing something here, but this is my understanding of adding an rs pack to a 2ss.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:58 AM   #2
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you are correct that is all you get, but the car looks better with the colored roof ditch molding and the HID lights
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'punter, you are fast!



If you don't want:

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and RS unique taillamps


Do not order RS on SS.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:20 AM   #4
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Hey guys, this is my 2nd post here. I've constantly been on this site, and finally decided to join! i've been missing out...until now. I've been wondering why bother getting the rs package if you're already getting the 2ss?

RS package consists of:
20-inch Midnight Silver painted aluminum wheels
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
Body-color roof ditch molding
Rear spoiler (1LT and 2LT models)
RS unique taillamps
RS badging

So the only thing i want is the HID lights. Both 1ss and 2ss come with 20's, 2ss has a rear spoiler, and it's got ss badging...... so why pay $1200 for different colored wheels(slightly different), HIDs, and badging?

Someone please correct me if i'm wrong, or missing something here, but this is my understanding of adding an rs pack to a 2ss.
You're right, most of it is for aesthetic reasons. for me I am ordering a black 2SS and I think the wheels would match better and the body color molding would make it look cleaner. I had a 300C prior, I already had HID lights and I like the look of halo lights so when they finally came available for the 300C I ordered them and put them in let me tell you it was a pain. I like the look of the HID lights and the halo lights around them and I would rather fork out the extra 1200 to have them as well as the other small but significant detailing than to do them aftermarket again.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:23 AM   #5
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damn, you are fast! lol what is the roof ditch molding anyways?
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damn, you are fast! lol what is the roof ditch molding anyways?
you know, i wanna know what the *BLEEP* that is too
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damn, you are fast! lol what is the roof ditch molding anyways?
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you know, i wanna know what the *BLEEP* that is too


meet this thread

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Old 10-21-2008, 02:28 AM   #8
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damn, you are fast! lol what is the roof ditch molding anyways?
Thats the molding that runs the length on both sides of the roof where the water runs off to either the front window or rear quarter panel. I am assuming that if you do not order the RS package then it would be a flat black like most other trim now days.
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thank you headpunter! i guess i'm for sure getting the rs package now. it looks sooooo nice with it painted....not to mention easier to wax...i hate trying to not get wax on rubber moulding.... unless you use ice wax i guess....
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:08 PM   #10
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thanks for the info Head, i guess if i EVER get the Camaro I will probably be getting the LT and I can always have those moldings painted body color I have a friend who owns and runs a body shop that does newer cars. I wonder if you could order the "HALO" lights from the dealer and swap them out? I know you can get the console gauges which I would be SO getting.
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thanks for the info Head, i guess if i EVER get the Camaro I will probably be getting the LT and I can always have those moldings painted body color I have a friend who owns and runs a body shop that does newer cars. I wonder if you could order the "HALO" lights from the dealer and swap them out? I know you can get the console gauges which I would be SO getting.
they can be hard to get painted since they are rubber, i beleive the RS cars are using some sort hard outside layer to be painted as opposed to straight rubber. that way they can get the glossy color on it.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:42 PM   #12
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they can be hard to get painted since they are rubber, i beleive the RS cars are using some sort hard outside layer to be painted as opposed to straight rubber. that way they can get the glossy color on it.
My '04 Expedition has them painted from the factory and it's the only place on the entire truck where the paint is cracking. There is no hard outside layer that I can tell (except for the paint and clearcoat itself), it's just black paint on top of the rubber. Cheap. Good thing that's 6 feet up and no one but me ever sees it.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:44 PM   #13
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My '04 Expedition has them painted from the factory and it's the only place on the entire truck where the paint is cracking. There is no hard outside layer that I can tell (except for the paint and clearcoat itself), it's just black paint on top of the rubber. Cheap. Good thing that's 6 feet up and no one but me ever sees it.
i cant say for sure but i did tap them and they didnt seem soft like my trucks ditch molding...
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It wasn't until I tapped the roof and then the ditch moulding with a key that I realized they had just painted over the rubber. The paint itself is pretty hard but it was the dull sound of the key tapping that gave it away.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #15
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quick question when they say rs badging do they mean the actully "RS" badge on the car in replacment of the SS.in the pics it looks like the original SS badge filled insde with white is now filled with red. so technicly ur not getting rs badging ur getting red filled ss badging lol.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #16
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It's all about the lights. That's the primary reason to get the RS package at all. You could make an argument that the RS is only viable for the LT. That's why there is a substantial price difference between the V8 and V6 RS packages.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:21 PM   #17
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Yes, the HIDs and the halos make the RS package worth every penny to me.

Just the halos alone would make it worth half the $1200. Halos are friggin sweet, I've loved them since BMW first started making them a few years ago.

But HIDs move the Camaro up a notch. Classy, elegant, clean bright and full light. To be honest I was a bit pleasantly surprised when the rumors started swirling that HIDs would be offered on the Camaro.

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Old 10-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #18
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i thought HID's would come standard. but what do i know.... i just got a hid kit for my silverado and the difference is amazing
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:11 PM   #19
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im thinking about going with the rs package, now that you can swap out the wheels for the polished ones. this would bo on

lt2
cyber grey
floor mats
polished wheels
rs package
engine heater

i figure about 29 + tax

not sure on the stripes yet.... what color would you guys says goes best with the cyber grey.

should be ordering soon i waited to long as it is.
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the roof ditch molding on my 5 series is painted and not rubber. If it's painted rubber...I'm laying spike strips out for the black suburbans.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #21
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Question??? anybody know if you can keep the standerd 2ss wheels when ordering the rs pack .I think hey would look better on a black car than the ms wheels.(just my opinion)
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:38 PM   #22
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thanks for the info Head, i guess if i EVER get the Camaro I will probably be getting the LT and I can always have those moldings painted body color I have a friend who owns and runs a body shop that does newer cars. I wonder if you could order the "HALO" lights from the dealer and swap them out? I know you can get the console gauges which I would be SO getting.
probably could but I'm sure it would cost a lot of $$$$ maybe even more than the RS package.... you will have to get the headlight ass'y the electronics that run the HID's and don't forget the HID bulbs as starters....

most HID light assy's from the GM dealers are BIG BUCKS (cadillac, corvette, etc.)
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Also...remember when you talk about what already comes on the 2SS, the RS package decreases in price based on what model you're ordering it for in order to compensate for the existing standard eqpt. The HID lights and matching ditch moulding are well worth the effort.
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thanks for the info Head, i guess if i EVER get the Camaro I will probably be getting the LT and I can always have those moldings painted body color I have a friend who owns and runs a body shop that does newer cars. I wonder if you could order the "HALO" lights from the dealer and swap them out? I know you can get the console gauges which I would be SO getting.
My dealer told me that these headlights alone were $500 each!!!! I didn't do my own investigation b/c I wanted the RS package anyway, but if that's true, you'd be crazy not to get the entire RS package
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Also...remember when you talk about what already comes on the 2SS, the RS package decreases in price based on what model you're ordering it for in order to compensate for the existing standard eqpt. The HID lights and matching ditch moulding are well worth the effort.
Are you sure? I don't think it does decrease the price, but that sure would be nice!!!
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