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Old 12-01-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default Debadging- is it right?

hey guys, this is NOT another should i debadge thread. i'm asking if you think its "morally" right to debadge an impreza.

some people think it looks better, and theres nothing wrong with it.

others think that its rice, and the only people who debadge are ashamed of their car.

whats your opinion? im still deciding if i want to debadge or not, im looking for some more things to consider in my decision.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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It makes the trunk look more smooth, and it is much easier to wax...

Is it "morally" right to debadge...sure it is...

You buy the car, you do what you want.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:46 AM   #3
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Is it morally right to start another one of these threads?













NO
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:02 AM   #4
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red wagons have wheels
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:05 AM   #5
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Is it morally right to start another one of these threads?


NO
um, sorry, i was not aware that there have been a lot of these. my bad
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:41 AM   #6
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Debadge it.. I debadge it because I'm ashamed of my car... I did it because it looks better that way



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Old 12-01-2005, 03:59 AM   #7
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is it a categorical imperative to debadge ones car?
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:14 AM   #8
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my car is completely debadged, other than the antenna plate that reads impreza.

pretty funny too. I got a parking ticket a while back and the meter maid wrote "unknown" as the type of car. guess he/she doesn't know much about subies
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:12 AM   #9
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I think that it's morally wrong, that's why I did it.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:17 AM   #10
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I'm definitely ashamed of my car. That's why I removed a few of the badges and left the dual plane wing.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:18 AM   #11
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The term "rice" gets thrown around way too much, and debadging isn't rice.

The guy I swapped trunks with wanted me to re-badge my trunk because he doesn't like the debadged look, so I had to go out and buy a new letter strip from the dealership since my letters got all scuffed up somehow
It's just a matter of personal preference. I like the debadged look. Like other said, easier to wax, and makes people wonder "hay, what kind of car is that??"

It is a mystery
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:21 AM   #12
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this thread is absolutely ridiculous.


morals have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not you take off the badges that came on your car.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:33 AM   #13
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You bought the car. It's yours. If you don't like how the badges look, take them off.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:41 AM   #14
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it's not even a question of property.

i think by debadging you INCREASE people's interest in the car when they see it, not decrease. so by debadging you're helping to make subarus more noticed.

is it morally wrong to drink storebrand soda instead of regular soda? is it morally wrong to say "cuz" in conversation instead of "because"? is it morally wrong to use colored envelopes when mailing a letter? all of these things have just about as much importance and malicious ability as debadging.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:44 AM   #15
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wow there are really some ******** in this forum. i think that ill stay away from this one

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Old 12-01-2005, 09:57 AM   #16
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this thread is just so
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:29 AM   #17
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Well hell since you started it, its the same felling about buying a STI and taking the wing and scoop off of it...I cant stand waxing around them but they are part of the car....
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:33 AM   #18
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In Europe, most cars don't have many badges at all. The most that most cars will have is the model number of the car. I know BMW and Benz do this over there. People like nice things over there, but they don't care to advertise it. I think its perfectly right. I think it should be that way here. Those badges are just a mobile billboards in otherwords for US marketing groups. I don't think morals come into this at all. It is a car, not someone's life. And if it shows that you are ashame...Why aren't the guys in the Geo Metros doing it or Ford Escorts doing it?
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:43 AM   #19
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Is it morally wrong to RE-badge it as this:



Well, doesn't matter either way... It's still going to happen later today when I get off of work. I will post pics of it on my car once I get them on.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:56 AM   #20
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i don't wear clothing with labels. I am not a walking advertisement. That doesn't mean I boycott the brand; I've got Abercrombie jeans, for instance. But you'll never see me in one of their sweatshirts with the big A/F logo across it. Likewise, my car is not a rolling advertisement for a manufacturer. I can't get away from the fact that I own the car, and people may recognize it, but I don't have to advertise for Subaru. So, in my opinion, debadging is the higher moral ground.

Really the only time you should have a moral dilemma with debadging is if Subaru is sponsoring you. If you're racing and you need subaru's backing, by all means, get those huge WRC vinyl graphics for the sides. More than likely, you're paying them to drive your Subaru. So maybe SOA should put a badge on its corporate office with your name on it. THAT would make sense.
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Old 12-01-2005, 11:13 AM   #21
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is it possible to rebadge after you debadge?
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:10 PM   #22
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Is it morally wrong to RE-badge it as this:



Well, doesn't matter either way... It's still going to happen later today when I get off of work. I will post pics of it on my car once I get them on.
You sir, are a genius. Awesome!
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:19 PM   #23
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Is it morally wrong to RE-badge it as this:



Well, doesn't matter either way... It's still going to happen later today when I get off of work. I will post pics of it on my car once I get them on.
Cool. In my town you can't park a car with a For Sale sign. So I was going to make a NOT For Sale sign, but decided I didn't need a badge up my ass.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:26 PM   #24
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debadge = clean looking. my entire rear of the car is completely debadged.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:37 PM   #25
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is it possible to rebadge after you debadge?
yes, but that would be more moraly unjust IMO. It's like you're teasing the car.
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