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post #1 of 25 Old 07-22-2009, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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My wife and I were on our way south on I-37 this afternoon from San Antonio back home to Corpus Christi and we passed a Victory Red Camaro with the new ground effects on it.

The thing that got me about the ground effects kit was that it wasn't painted and my question about it is...does it need/have to be? I know that it doesn't come painted and after seeing it on that car not painted really doesn't do it any justice.

Honestly, I didn't particularly care for the body kit in pictures that I've seen because it looked too importish (is that even a word?) to me. And, after seeing it on a Camaro on the road I think that it was because it was a completely different color than the rest of the body. I guess if it was on a darker colored Camaro it wouldn't stand out like a sore thumb to me.

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IMO they should always be painted to match.

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My wife and I were on our way south on I-37 this afternoon from San Antonio back home to Corpus Christi and we passed a Victory Red Camaro with the new ground effects on it.

The thing that got me about the ground effects kit was that it wasn't painted and my question about it is...does it need/have to be? I know that it doesn't come painted and after seeing it on that car not painted really doesn't do it any justice.

Honestly, I didn't particularly care for the body kit in pictures that I've seen because it looked too importish (is that even a word?) to me. And, after seeing it on a Camaro on the road I think that it was because it was a completely different color than the rest of the body. I guess if it was on a darker colored Camaro it wouldn't stand out like a sore thumb to me.

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I would have to agree with you. The ground effects package is "different" and it does have that "importish" type styling. If it is installed, I think it looks more intergrated when it is matching the body color of the Camaro. I've seen a few on the net, and it's slowly growing on me. Not my choice at the moment though. I believe that it alters the muscular lines of the car. I think I would prefer this kit on a V6 Camaro, but not the SS. I can't put my finger on it, but it just doesn't exude that "performance-oriented" intent that the car deserves. It's like putting a tuxedo on Iron Man!
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I just heard of a service bulletin that states the warranty will be voided if they are painted before or after installation. I'm still painting mine...
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I just heard of a service bulletin that states the warranty will be voided if they are painted before or after installation. I'm still painting mine...
Can't imagine what that would be.

If it is a valid warranty issue, have the dealership paint them

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I got the silver ice metallic with the charcoal grey stripes and ground effects to match stripes , have got nothing but compliments
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I would have to agree with you. The ground effects package is "different" and it does have that "importish" type styling. If it is installed, I think it looks more intergrated when it is matching the body color of the Camaro. I've seen a few on the net, and it's slowly growing on me. Not my choice at the moment though. I believe that it alters the muscular lines of the car. I think I would prefer this kit on a V6 Camaro, but not the SS. I can't put my finger on it, but it just doesn't exude that "performance-oriented" intent that the car deserves. It's like putting a tuxedo on Iron Man!
I'm still having the love/hate relationship with mine. Besides having to be very careful of the pitch on driveways/entrances/exits. And being ultra-conscious of where those concrete parking thingies are. Days when I wish I didn't have the kit on--where I feel like striping would look goofy as hell on it.

I see the "non-muscular" aspects of the kit especially when my co-worker parks his '68 next to it. Really makes me want to put this thing on a diet.

Tuxedo on Iron Man? I love it! I prefer to think that he's got a Transformers' "more-than-meets-the-eye" aura about him. No rice here.
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I got the silver ice metallic with the charcoal grey stripes and ground effects to match stripes , have got nothing but compliments


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I am still trying to decide if i should paint mine. They are close to the Cyber Gray color it may not be worth it for me. I did not order the car it was on the lot and I purchased with them already installed. How about some opinions on how it looks.
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