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Hi all,

I recently traded my 2022 Trailblazer LT AWD (1.3L / 9 speed AT) for a brand new 2022 Trailblazer RS (1.3L / 9-speed AT). I originally went to look at a Summit White RS FWD model with the CVT transmission, but after the test drive I was left unimpressed with the gutless feel from the CVT. The 9-speed transmission (while annoying at times) is a much better match with the little 3 cyl turbo engine. Anyways, when I returned from the test drive, I noticed a 2022 Mosaic Black with Crimson Red roof AWD RS with 4 miles on it. I asked the salesman to work out some numbers for me and the deal went through flawlessly. I couldn't be happier with my upgrade, and I must say the biggest difference between my LT and RS is the ride quality. The RS feels much more refined. There is without a doubt different shocks/springs on the RS models. Since bringing her home, I've installed the GM roof rack cross bars from my LT, reinstalled my aluminum pedal covers, swapped all interior lighting over to LED's, modded the factory air filter (removed the non-sense cotton noise suppression they add to the bottom of the filter), and ceramic coated all painted surfaces.

 

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Nice, did they give you a good amount trading in? I originally test drove a 21 lt and liked it but felt the drive was bumpy. ended up getting the active which was much smoother.
I basically got what I paid for my LT for trade in. So, win for me haha.

Interesting about the suspension feeling bumpy. My LT felt much harsher than my RS does.

The RS ride def feels more "premium" between the two. I'm sure the Activ has a different feel as you mention since the suspension is a little softer for offroad use.
 

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Hi all,

I recently traded my 2022 Trailblazer LT AWD (1.3L / 9 speed AT) for a brand new 2022 Trailblazer RS (1.3L / 9-speed AT). I originally went to look at a Summit White RS FWD model with the CVT transmission, but after the test drive I was left unimpressed with the gutless feel from the CVT. The 9-speed transmission (while annoying at times) is a much better match with the little 3 cyl turbo engine. Anyways, when I returned from the test drive, I noticed a 2022 Mosaic Black with Crimson Red roof AWD RS with 4 miles on it. I asked the salesman to work out some numbers for me and the deal went through flawlessly. I couldn't be happier with my upgrade, and I must say the biggest difference between my LT and RS is the ride quality. The RS feels much more refined. There is without a doubt different shocks/springs on the RS models. Since bringing her home, I've installed the GM roof rack cross bars from my LT, reinstalled my aluminum pedal covers, swapped all interior lighting over to LED's, modded the factory air filter (removed the non-sense cotton noise suppression they add to the bottom of the filter), and ceramic coated all painted surfaces.

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Can you post pics and a description of your intake mod? I was shopping around for custom components to build one. Have not pulled the trigger yet. I really would like do a nice (no drone) free flow exhaust. I'm about to pass 97k on my 21' RS AWD all blacked out with custom color tinted DRL lights. I'm ready for performance mods. The Red-Top is growing on me. Very rare as well. Nice TB!
 
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