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Old 07-15-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Whats "Special" About This STi Badge?

Ive been on the lookout for any WRB STi trunk and spoiler, but I was especially looking for an 04 since it was the only year with the pink/chrome "STi" emblem and not the red/black the later years are in the bottom right corner. I wanted this so it would match the front grill which has a pink "STi" on it as well.

Anyway, I found one for sale and agreed to meet and check out the trunk. When I got there, I was slightly upset to see it was badgeless except for one STi emblem in the lower left corner. No "Subaru" across the middle, no WRX Impreza in the lower left, no STi in the lower right in pink/chrome. Instead, just this one STi badge in the lower left. I bought it anyway, since there was no way I would ever beat the price for a near perfect lid and spoiler. On the upside, the lettering is still pink, its just not what I was expecting.

So, I know Ive seen this before, but why? Is it a factory "option", or maybe "special badging"? Or is it simply the previous owner changing things up? Its an OEM badge from what I can tell, but I could be wrong. Thanks in advance!

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Badge in question. Again, its on the lower lower left corner, and its the only badge on the trunk.

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Old 07-15-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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That's what STi stands for.......
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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It's just a badge. Nothing special about it all. Much like there is nothing special about any STi tuned vehicle.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:33 PM   #4
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Ive been on the lookout for any WRB STi trunk and spoiler, but I was especially looking for an 04 since it was the only year with the pink/chrome "STi" emblem and not the red/black the later years are in the bottom right corner. I wanted this so it would match the front grill which has a pink "STi" on it as well.
All model STIs have pink/chrome badging on the trunk. Its not red. Well, its "cherry blossom red" but whatever.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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All model STIs have pink/chrome badging on the trunk. Its not red. Well, its "cherry blossom red" but whatever.
The 05+ cars have a red badge on a black background:


04 Badge:

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Old 07-16-2009, 12:07 AM   #6
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That's what STi stands for.......
No way, really? Do you know what NISMO and TRD stand for too?
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It's just a badge. Nothing special about it all. Much like there is nothing special about any STi tuned vehicle.
Ok, so if not special, then why "different"? Was it put there from the factory? If so, why is it different than most of the other STi trunks which had the other emblems in the lower right?
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All model STIs have pink/chrome badging on the trunk. Its not red. Well, its "cherry blossom red" but whatever.
Almost right. In 2004 on the STi, the badge actually WAS pink, and had chrome letters. In 2005+ it was changed to red letters with a black background. As I originally said.

2004 Badge:


2005+ Badge:


2004 Badge:


2005+ Badge:

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Old 07-16-2009, 12:11 AM   #7
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The 05+ cars have a red badge on a black background *snip*
You beat me to it. I was image searching, lol.

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Old 07-16-2009, 09:45 AM   #8
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^^^^ Wow. Thanks for the correction guys. I always thought it was just a darker color pink.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:49 PM   #9
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Ok, so if not special, then why "different"? Was it put there from the factory? If so, why is it different than most of the other STi trunks which had the other emblems in the lower right?

Its not a badge that would be on the car when new....The previous owner probably just wanted something different.

Did you ask him for the original badges?
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:30 PM   #10
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^^^^ Wow. Thanks for the correction guys. I always thought it was just a darker color pink.
It actually is. Red badging was started in 2008. The pink on the 2004 is.. well.. more pink then 2005-2007.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #11
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^^^^ Wow. Thanks for the correction guys. I always thought it was just a darker color pink.
lol...Whats the name of a darker color pink? heheh j/k
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:08 PM   #12
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reminds me of a jdm badge.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:18 PM   #13
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you should remove the sti badge if you don't have an sti. it's kinda like false advertising. just my opinion...
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:22 PM   #14
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you should remove the sti badge if you don't have an sti. it's kinda like false advertising. just my opinion...
Do not start this, just don't.

Don't.

Threads on this subject are irritating.

Nobody even *think* about continuing the conversation on this subject, its the biggest dead horse beating ever.

(Chino, you might try glancing over to the 'vehicle' description every once and while...where under 02CWRX, it says EJ207 and 6spd. )
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:01 PM   #15
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(Chino, you might try glancing over to the 'vehicle' description every once and while...where under 02CWRX, it says EJ207 and 6spd. )
i did look. it says 2002 wrb wrx. and just because it has a ej207 and 6spd doesn't make it an sti...if you swap a b18c5 into a integra ls, does that now make it a type r?
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:12 PM   #16
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i did look. it says 2002 wrb wrx. and just because it has a ej207 and 6spd doesn't make it an sti...if you swap a b18c5 into a integra ls, does that now make it a type r?
If you MUST keep beating this very, very, very very dead horse, search for one of the bazillion other threads on the subject and insert your 2 cents there.

I'm not even going to bother to respond to your 'type r' hypothesis, because even that example has been brought up before, and retorted just as many times.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:38 PM   #17
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If you MUST keep beating this very, very, very very dead horse, search for one of the bazillion other threads on the subject and insert your 2 cents there.

I'm not even going to bother to respond to your 'type r' hypothesis, because even that example has been brought up before, and retorted just as many times.
seems to me that you're the one beating the dead horse here...i simply stated my own opinion (which i'm entitled to have) and you're the one flipping out...
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:40 AM   #18
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Well, thanks for the input. I guess its just an optional badge the dealer sells then eh? He said he thought he had the original ones, but couldnt remember since he had also debadged a wingless for the STi this came off of, and thought he put the STi emblem on the wingless. Anyway, I was just looking for some info.

Im not going to dive too deep into the STi/non-STi jazz. The wing is there because I like how it looks, not because Im trying to make it look like an STi. The badge is because it has an STi engine, transmission, driveline, axles, etc, not because Im trying to make people think its an STi. Just like if I put a ProDrive sticker on my car because I have their shift knob. Im not trying to make people think its the ProDrive edition WRX, Im simply stating I have some of their parts. Its all a matter of perspective and how you see what the person is trying to accomplish. In other words, bash it all you want, but I dont care because its my car and I can make it look how I want

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Old 08-06-2009, 02:20 AM   #19
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i agree i have people tell me the same thing
see i have a jdm sti type ra motor (yes its a real one) with ra gears and right now im working on badgeing it accordingly and also doing all the body panels and interior moods except right hand drive and people are bashing me for haveing the ra badge on my car but guess what i want it there because when the car is done from the out side of the car you wouldnt be able to tell the difference between my usdm ver and a jdm ver sitting side by side becasue it will be identicial(spelling)
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:58 AM   #20
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no that badge was definatly put on there by an owner. that badge is for sale on ebay.. and if im not mistaken the early japan sti's
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:24 AM   #21
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you should remove the sti badge if you don't have an sti. it's kinda like false advertising. just my opinion...
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:27 AM   #22
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i did look. it says 2002 wrb wrx. and just because it has a ej207 and 6spd doesn't make it an sti...if you swap a b18c5 into a integra ls, does that now make it a type r?
People like you are the reason my RSTI has a RSTi badge and not an STi badge. Everywhere you go you get critisized for not having an STI.

Funny too, my friend has a JDM Pre V5 STI and he gets **** for having an STi badge.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:32 AM   #23
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*twitch**twitch*

Having an STi badge is not like having a Type R badge. Having an STi badge is like having a Mugen badge, or a Mopar badge.


I'm gonna leave it at that before my eyes pop out of my skull flames shoot out.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:23 AM   #24
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In closing, what makes an STi badge special; is its ability to incite flame wars.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:38 AM   #25
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In closing, what makes an STi badge special; is its ability to incite flame wars.


"Badges?! We don't need no stinking badges!"
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