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Chicken or the Egg?
« on: January 19, 2011, 11:49:35 AM »
Perhaps I should have asked this question a long time ago...Which came first, the RS or the SS? In other words, is the correct label RS/SS or SS/RS? Or...does it really matter?

I know what your thinking...get a life why don't you. ;D

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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 12:20:57 PM »
When I'm talking to others, I always refer to the major option first. Example Z/28-rs or SS/rs. When ordered new, the SS & the Z were first on the order information. That's just me :)
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 01:37:16 PM »
Makes perfect sense to me.

Does anyone know if there was a nomenclature from the factory for this combo?

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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 01:41:25 PM »
Since the Z and SS were performance packages and RS was a mere trim package I would say the Z and SS would be dominate since those badges were used if the car had the RS trim package.
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 01:42:05 PM »
The statements above make sense. Additionally, a Camaro restoration book informed me that the correct way to say it is SS/RS.

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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 01:55:03 PM »
Since the Z and SS were performance packages and RS was a mere trim package I would say the Z and SS would be dominate since those badges were used if the car had the RS trim package.

This has my vote and makes the most sense.
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 03:09:00 PM »
Super sports started in the early sixty's, carried over to F-bodys. Dinosaurs started before chickens.
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 04:04:19 PM »
Do you have a Rally Sport equipped Super Sport (RS/SS) or a Super Sport equipped Rally Sport.  Always has and always will be an RS/SS in my book.  Plus it flows better.
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 04:16:52 PM »
YES...someone who finally knows the alphabet! ;D Just kidding guys...

You'd have to admit though, there is a great deal of logic behind what Mark says. I also agree that it flows much easier.

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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 04:25:27 PM »
It's even more obvious for RS/Z versus the awkward Z/RS.
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 04:29:01 PM »
Basic english. With emblems removed on Z's and SS's. . .  Would you say " a blue car" or " a car blue"? Always will be RS/SS.
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 05:19:57 PM »
I always heard it called RS/SS

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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 05:36:44 PM »
It's even more obvious for RS/Z versus the awkward Z/RS.

Just look at my forum name...    :)

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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2011, 05:49:51 PM »
Adjective then Noun      = Blue Car
Adverb adjective noun = Blue Camaro Car
Adjective Noun = SS Camaro
Adverb Adjective Noun = RS SS Camaro
Adverb Adverb Adjective Noun = RS SS Camaro Car
Adverb Adverb Adjective Noun = 69 RS SS Camaro

ok I just made this all up   :D    I don't actually know English, I'm a Canuk eh.   Order of importance left to right?
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Re: Chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2011, 06:19:40 PM »
I thought you were one of me...Carro Azul...a car blue. ;D