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Old 11-02-2001, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question why debadge?

Just curious. I did a search on "debadge" to find out how, but nobody mentions why. Are the sporty ones overseas like that or is it a general consensus that it looks cooler? I feel a little stupid for asking, but I just need to know.

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Old 11-02-2001, 12:07 PM   #2
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From what I understand overseas, people pay extra for their cars to come debadged from the dealer. At least an older friend from Germany told me this. It looks cleaner to me but this is subjective. It's easier to wax w/o having to work around badges. Personally I don't like any stickers or badges on the outside of my car. I don't feel the need to advertise what I have in or on my car. Some people will say well then no one will know the car is a Subaru. Well to me I figure if someone is interested in cars they will know what it is, if they are not then it dosen't really matter. If you are racing and have sponcers it's another story.


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Old 11-02-2001, 12:12 PM   #3
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i debadged mine cause of GT3!! none of the scoobies have them in the game!!
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Old 11-02-2001, 12:16 PM   #4
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lol. both equally good reasons. is it standard practice to take off the model badge as well? the "RS" (or in my case "TS")?

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Old 11-02-2001, 12:19 PM   #5
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Debadging in completely personal preference. It took me a long time to decide whether to do mine, and finally last summer I removed everything on the back. I think it looks great, but you're right, a lot of people DO ask me what kind of car it is. It's purely what you want to do. In my opinion, the debadged rear end looks pretty tight, not to mention easier to wax!
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Old 11-02-2001, 12:28 PM   #6
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I love my baby, and I like it when people mistake it for a WRX. She doesn't like it when people call her a "beg-eyed L with an EJ25" as some people are calling the new RS and TS. I think they're pretty tight, and they haul. no LSD? sure. still a real nice ride. Without the badges, I think I'll turn a few more heads. its not for me, you see. I'm just want the best for my car. You know what I mean.

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Edit: Yeah. Definitely easier to wax. maybe I'll do that this saturday. might be the last nice weekend before It gets perma-cold in the northeast. I'd like to get a coat of wax on. Thanks for the tips guys. keep em coming.
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Old 11-02-2001, 01:23 PM   #7
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not to know!!!!! haha





yea its a honda...

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Old 11-02-2001, 01:37 PM   #8
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Default How to debadge

People will debadge mainly because it makes the back of the car look "cleaner." When I say that, I mean it makes the back of the car look smooth and has that silly plactic metal removed. But I must agree with the earlier post, it is a matter of preference. I debadged my car because the new style impreza has a really distinct look plus in my opinon, it just looks great! Youll be amazed what a hair dryer, dental floss, credit card and a little wax/polish can do!!!!

For those of you that want to debadge here's what you do...
go to this website: (Please keep in mind, make sure you really want to do this... don't change your mind halfway through or it's really going to suck trying to put it back on...)



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Old 11-02-2001, 05:14 PM   #9
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if you want a practical reason then um...i'd take em off cause i'm too lazy to wipe in between the letters when i wash the car...
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Old 11-02-2001, 05:29 PM   #10
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i took off my 2.5 RS badge so people behind won't know what kind of subaru it is, but then again. the spoiler and exhaust might give it away, but it sure does look clean with just the subaru badge there
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Old 11-02-2001, 05:57 PM   #11
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yea its a honda...

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LOL. Crap I need to get me one of the WRX OEM lips for my GC8 !
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Old 11-02-2001, 06:20 PM   #12
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What's a honda? The picture? Or is this an inside joke...
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Old 11-02-2001, 06:57 PM   #13
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i debadged mine cause of GT3!! none of the scoobies have them in the game!!
Ha ha do you play your GT3 on a 5" b&w tv or something? The WRX STi has the Impreza, red WRX, and black STi badge, plus a tiny Subaru badge next to the key hole.

I think the reason for debadging is to shave weight?
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Old 11-02-2001, 07:03 PM   #14
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hahaha its not to save weight, how much weight will those silver little letters save anyway? It's just for looks, it makes the car look cleaner. thats just my $ .02.
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Old 11-02-2001, 07:05 PM   #15
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I agree that it looks smooth, but one thing.

There was a post about this not long ago and someone brought up a good point.

If you debadge, you better hope you don't park in a tow-away zone or anything. I would hate to hear the outcome after a tow truck driver comes to tow your car, thinking it's just another Honda or something.
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Old 11-02-2001, 07:08 PM   #16
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I put the small AWD sticker from the WRX on my car. It's subtle but visable.

http://www.scoobymods.com/mods/impreza/wrxsticker.php



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Old 11-02-2001, 07:57 PM   #17
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Lol! That's a pretty funny thought Silver Sube 01!

That would we a funny thought, I wonder what would happen...
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Old 11-02-2001, 10:04 PM   #18
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In Germany, at least, many/most people order their high end cars from the factory WITHOUT the stuff on the rear deck. In Porsche-speak, it's called "model delete" and there's no difference in price. They do it for two reasons. First, it's hard to clean/wax within/around the letters/numbers and, eventually, you'll snag one with the polishing cloth and break part/all of it off. Second, the owners actually hope that it'll be mistaken for a lower-end model by neighbors and fellow employees. They don't want to cause any resentment.
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Old 11-02-2001, 10:41 PM   #19
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hahaha its not to save weight, how much weight will those silver little letters save anyway?
They recently removed gullible from the dictionary.


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Old 11-02-2001, 11:06 PM   #20
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It looks cleaner
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Old 11-02-2001, 11:55 PM   #21
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Keep 'em guessing...
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Old 11-03-2001, 12:24 AM   #22
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They recently removed gullible from the dictionary.


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They removed it NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Ok, also I forgot to mention that if you debadge the boot, and you are trying to take the glue stuff off. Don't use a CC (credit card) mainly because it can cause straches and even swirl marks, the best way from experimenting would be to continue to heat it with a hair dryer and use a dry terricloth and rub. This works great otherwise follow the instructions for ravensblade.
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Old 11-03-2001, 12:57 AM   #23
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It looks better. And it's also great looking in your rear view and seeing the people behind your car looking like this -> "huh? what the heck is that?" hahaha!

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Old 11-03-2001, 01:05 AM   #24
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One of the main reasons that I can think of debadging would be for the sleeper factor. On new BMW M3's and M5, and on every Mercedes AMG version, you can get it with no model ID on the back. That way, when some jackass pulls up next to you, he'll just think that you have some normal 5-series sedan with some nice wheels. Little does he know that you've got a 5.0 V8 with 400hp under the hood. Same with all of the Audi S cars. They will debadge for you too if you want. Yes, it does look cleaner too. Some people like that, some don't. Like most everyone in here said, it's just a personal thing. I like a badge or 2 in the back. Not a lot, but just something to say whats there.
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Old 11-03-2001, 01:08 AM   #25
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And then the tow truck tows it away with the front end in the air, cause he thought it was a Honda, and your car ends up being screwed.

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