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J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Saturday, February 06, 2010 3:54 PM
ok i dont know how i thought of this but whatever.. i did.

i was thinking about what LS in 'ls sport' stood for today for some reason, then i got to thinking, well @!#$, i dont even know what the others stand for!

so... what does LS (as in ls sport and plain ls) Z (as in Z24), RS (rally sport?)

i couldnt think of any more, but i think there are a couple i missed.




Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Saturday, February 06, 2010 3:59 PM
LS= little @!#$box







































Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Saturday, February 06, 2010 4:02 PM
VL = Value Leader
Z24 = Z24 (GM RPO Code)
RS = Rally Sport
LS = luxury sport
LT = luxury touring (However some CHEVY employees state that for the more modern (05 + ) vehicles, it is no longer an acronym, but just a trim level designation
****LS being lower trim level; LT being higher trim level ****

(i know we dont have an LT)

so for us, an LS Sport = Luxury Sport Sport ... how stupid is that?

i also know we dont have an SS but thats Super Sport.






Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Saturday, February 06, 2010 4:09 PM
gm rpo code eh? weird... i like it best anyways.

VL? wtf was that? base model? i know there was a dropped bottom of the barrel base that was the i am drawing a blank...

like VS1 or something??? i know pj's skwirl is one...



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Saturday, February 06, 2010 6:15 PM
second gens had a VL... there was never a badge, but the car information shows "VL Value Leader". Its the base base base model



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 2:54 PM
canada had VLs aswell think 00+ had them, the were the BASEST cavalier you could buy no side skirts or moldings no AC tilt cruise NOTHING i think a steering wheel was the only option the VLs had

canada also never had a Luxury Sport Sport (stupid) whe had Z24 through every year till death

we also had a Z type but not sure if thats the same idea as the Z22 the Z types all had a little Z type badge on them




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Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 3:52 PM
^ they actually Had the Base and then the VL, then the VL and VLX and the Z24 and Z-Type also. My VL has power windows, A/C, Power Mirrors and tilt. It didn't have Variable intermittent wipers until I put in the switch. That drove me up the wall.



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 3:56 PM
Also the RS or 'rally sport' moniker is such a huge joke in regards to jbodies. Is it actually RALLY sport though, in most of Europe RS is (audi RS4) Renn Sport, meaning Motorsport. I think it's really just a couple letters in GM's Case (Camaro RS, can't see it doing well on a gravel special stage). Rs was a Ford thing in England when it meant Rally Sport and the XR was a play on Rally Cross and was a step down from the RS models



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 4:31 PM
GM -Z- RPO Codes wrote:

RPO FY LY DIVISIONAL RPO DESCRIPTION
Z01 76 81 MONZA SPYDER
Z02 76 81 APPEARANCE PKG,MONZA SPYDER
Z02 87 87 TURBO PERFORMANCE PACKAGE
Z03 76 81 LANDAU EQUIPMENT
Z03 87 87 LANDAU EQUIPMENT
Z04 76 81 MONTE CARLO CLASSIC
Z05 76 83 APPEARANCE PKG,2-TONE & STRIPING
Z05 85 88 COMFORT & CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
Z06 76 87 INTERIOR,LUXURY
Z07 76 85 TRUCK,SPL ECON
Z08 82 84 CONVERTIBLE EQUIPMENT PKG
Z09 86 87 SPORT COUPE,"LS"
Z10 85 86 INTERIOR,SPORT
Z11 82 83 CADET OPTION
Z11 87 88 CORSICA LT PACKAGE
Z12 76 85 APPEARANCE PACKAGE
Z13 82 87 ORNAMENTATION,EXTR SPORT PKG
Z14 76 81 ENGINE PROCESSING,NON INTEGRATED
Z14 82 83 TRIM,INTR,CUST
Z15 76 87 SPORT EQUIPMENT,SPL SS PKG
Z16 76 81 SPORT DECOR(BLACK KNIGHT)
Z16 82 84 SPORT DECOR,ROYAL KNIGHT
Z16 87 87 AEROCOUPE,MONTE CARLO SS
Z17 85 87 MOLDING PKG,EXTR
Z18 82 85 SPORT DECOR
Z19 76 81 SPORT PKG,SPECTRE
Z19 82 85 SPORT PKG,Xll
Z20 76 81 MONTE CARLO LIMITED EDITION
Z20 85 85 APPEARANCE PKG,SPL EXTR DECOR
Z21 86 88 GT PACKAGE
Z22 82 82 SUPER FUEL ECONOMY MODEL
Z24 85 85 SPORT COUPE
Z25 76 81 LAGUNA TYPE S3
Z26 76 81 NOVA,RALLY
Z28 82 88 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE,SPECIAL
Z29 76 81 GT,SPORT
Z29 76 81 SPYDER EQUIPMENT
Z32 82 83 CANADIAN PARISIENNE PONTIAC
Z33 82 83 CANADIAN PONTIAC,PARISIENNE BROUGHAM
Z36 82 84 PACKAGE,PONTIAC CONVERSION
Z41 85 87 EQUIPMENT PACKAGE
Z46 82 83 PJ-OPTION(CANADIAN)
Z46 84 87 COMPETITIVE EDGE PROGRAM
Z47 82 83 KC-OPTION(CANADIAN)
Z48 82 83 FX-OPTION(CANADIAN)
Z49 76 88 MANDATORY CANADIAN BASE EQUIP MODIFICATIONS
Z5B 82 83 SEO OVERRIDE OF MV4 FOR POLICE & TAXI
Z5J 84 86 SEO OVERRIDE OF RPO U25 LUGG COMPT LP
Z5T 76 87 SEO OVERRIDE OF LM1 FOR POLICE & TAXI
Z50 68 88 CANADIAN PONTIAC TEMPEST
Z51 86 87 PERFORMANCE HANDLING PACKAGE
Z51 88 88 PERFORMANCE HANDLING PACKAGE(L-CAR)
Z51 88 88 COMPETITION HANDLING PACKAGE(Y-CAR)
Z52 87 87 SPORT HANDLING PACKAGE
Z52 88 88 PERFORMANCE HANDLING PACKAGE(Y-CAR)
Z53 76 88 GAGE.VOLTMETER,OIL PRESS & TEMP
Z54 76 81 INTERIOR DECOR(SILENT SOUND GRP)
Z55 82 85 TOP,REMOVABLE(LT SLATE-TEXTURED)
Z56 82 85 TOP,REMOVABLE(OK BRONZE-TEXTURED)
Z57 82 85 TOP,REMOVABLE(DK BLUE-TEXTURED)
Z58 76 85 TOP,REMOVABLE(WHITE-TEXTURED)
Z59 76 85 TOP,REMOVABLE(BLACK-TEXTURED)
Z6B 84 85 SEO OVERRIDE OF RPO JA2 H.D. BRAKE
Z6Z 65 88 FLOOR COVERING,FULL LENGTH
Z60 76 81 MONZA
Z60 82 85 TOP,REMOVABLE(ALMOND-TEXTURED)
Z61 76 81 CUSTOM GROUP
Z62 76 88 SCOTTSDALE/SIERRA OPTION
Z64 76 81 CUTWAY VAN
Z65 82 87 SPORT PACKAGE-MERCHANDISING OPTION
Z71 84 88 OFF ROAD CHASSIS PKG
Z72 82 88 TRAILERING PKG,LT DUTY
Z73 76 88 TRIM,INTR,SPL
Z75 76 87 SHOCKS,FRT QUAD
Z76 82 87 CHASSIS,SPL COMMERCIAL
Z77 76 81 CHEVY SPORT OR GMC STREET COUPE
Z78 76 81 APPEARANCE PKG
Z8O 82 88 TRIM.EXTR SPL
Z81 82 88 CAMPER,SPL
Z82 82 88 TRAILERING PKG,SPL
Z83 82 83 CAMPER,DLX PKG
Z84 76 81 CHEYENNE,HIGH SIERRA
Z85 76 81 SPORT PKG
Z87 76 81 FACIA,FLEXIBLE FRT END
Z88 76 88 CONVERSION,GMC
Z90 85 86 DIESEL PACKAGE
Z94 76 81 CONVERTER SYSTEM,CANADIAN OXIDIZING
Z98 82 83 CONVERSION,CANADIAN PONTIAC
Z98 86 86 ORNAMENTATION,EXTR DLX


the Z22 on a jbody is a dealer badge... no J left the factory as a Z22... i dunno if the dealers thought that the Z24 = 2.4 motor (which is very very very incorrect) and slapped on a Z22 decal for the 2.2. Or if they really did some fuel economy modification





Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 4:53 PM
z yaaaa wrote:

gm rpo code eh? weird... i like it best anyways.

VL? wtf was that? base model? i know there was a dropped bottom of the barrel base that was the i am drawing a blank...

like VS1 or something??? i know pj's skwirl is one...


Are you thinking 1SV?





Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 5:11 PM
^^ yup!




Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 5:24 PM
Haha, Had it completely backwards







Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 5:41 PM
Ya the Z-whatever is in the code and the Factory realized that it sounded cool and started plastering the applicable part of the code that started in Z on the vehicle.


If you look up Z-71 in there (found on a lot of Chevy pickups) you'll see its an off road package, but in reality those trucks just have less firm shocks and thats it LOL I've always thought that was funny.

I was surprised that Z06 (as in the Corvette) shows as a interior luxury option, and not a performance one.

BTW you forgot GT wich stands for Grand Touring.

And yes RS stand for rally sport, people have called RS camaros Rally Sports since they came out although I agree that its nevver really made sense..





Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 6:20 PM
ah GT ... forgot about the Sunfire

while were at it, the Sunbird had an LE model.



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 7:24 PM
LE = Limited Edition I believe.

WIch also doesnt really make sense if you think about it.

My Sunfire is technically an LE (although it just says Sunfire on it) but was ordered with a LD9 and 5-speed, wick makes it a little rare.

Basically, Fully loaded LE trim package, but with the engine and tranny that came standard in the GT.





Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 7:37 PM
ive noticed more nonGT fires have 2.4s than non Z24 cavaliers... in the second gen world, most RS models had the 3.1 like the Z24, but a lot of third gen RS models have LN2s in them...



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 8:18 PM
I think it's funny the 3rd gen Cavs had RS. Was the RS a 2.4? No. It was the 2.2L OHV Coupled with the 3 speed auto, and it was purple. LE is usually the base model. I doubt it's Limited Edition, it's probably just a trim level, not an acronym. Same with LS, LT.
Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Sunday, February 07, 2010 9:24 PM
they weren't all purple. i've seen black, purple, green, white etc.





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Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Monday, February 08, 2010 12:20 PM
I thought GT was Gran Turismo like the GT part of GTO?



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Monday, February 08, 2010 1:04 PM
Sunbirds also had an SE model, when I owned mine I assumed it stood for special edition but I was never really sure. Here is mine, a 94 SE with the GT package which was the way it was ordered from the factory. Obviously I changed the wheels and painted it though!





Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 4:22 AM
Quote:

thought that the Z24 = 2.4 motor (which is very very very incorrect)


I have never seen a Z24 that did not have a 2.4.



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Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 5:05 AM
Too Whiney wrote:

Quote:

thought that the Z24 = 2.4 motor (which is very very very incorrect)


I have never seen a Z24 that did not have a 2.4.

The second gen Z24 had a 3.1 V6 from 91-94 an a 2.8 V6 prior to 1991 and the 1995 Z24 has a 2.3 Quad 4 LO in it


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Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 9:33 AM
and the phase 3 third gen had the 2.2 eco in it.



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Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:39 AM
Brad (flatblackfire) wrote:

and the phase 3 third gen had the 2.2 eco in it.


In Canada



Re: J-body model abbreviations, what do they stand for?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:24 PM
ah yes, the 03 - 05 Canadian Z24s had 2.2 ecos



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