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Old 12-01-2005, 12:48 PM   #26
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I like the look when the back just has the model...(ie the "2.5RS impreza" or "WRX Impreza" or just the "STi"). It is def. a personal preference thing...it does not add or take away from performance...and, generally speaking, it looks fine with or without the badges.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:53 PM   #27
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For anyone that thinks its rice, its has been done for decades in Germany on the Autobahn so drivers can hide their hands. Is that a six cylinder E class, or a V12? Its kind of a game of sorts. I'm not sure if that makes anyone feel any better about doing it, just that I hardly call it rice...
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:57 PM   #28
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I bought my used and it was already done. I probly would have done it myself. It just makes waxing it easier. Less stugg to snag a buffer on. If they were the pin type it wouldn't be so bad at least then I can take them off while waxing and put them back on when done.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:20 PM   #29
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No, its not morally right. It will hurt your cars feelings. You must respect the emotional needs of your car.

Dumbest thread i've seen all week.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:51 PM   #30
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I like Cheeseburgers.






Its all what you like.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:55 PM   #31
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I like Cheeseburgers.






Its all what you like.

I prefer Bacon Cheeseburgers from TGI Fridays with the JD sause.
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:35 PM   #32
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Dumbest thread i've seen all week.
Thanks for telling us
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:37 PM   #33
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is it a categorical imperative to debadge ones car?
I think so. Judging by the second statement, I believe that there would be no adverse effects if the maxim of the action of debadging were universal law.

Kant says, "Debadge."

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Old 12-01-2005, 03:00 PM   #34
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I prefer Bacon Cheeseburgers from TGI Fridays with the JD sause.

Those are so good.

mmmmmmm im hungry.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:51 PM   #35
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just admit it...waffles....

my car was debadge with waffles...
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:16 PM   #36
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I think a good analogy is this.

Its it morally to use a drink cozie in public?
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:41 PM   #37
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here's a question..... is it illegal?

I figure when the fuzz roll me, they have no idea what the make and model of my car is. seeing that it is an equipment violation to not display a front license plate, would this law apply to debadging? I've never heard of any issues with the law when debadging a car, but there are many laws that are not strictly enforced. just a thought, feel free to flame if you wish, and sorry for the hijack, just figured it was related.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:11 PM   #38
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here's a question..... is it illegal?

I figure when the fuzz roll me, they have no idea what the make and model of my car is. seeing that it is an equipment violation to not display a front license plate, would this law apply to debadging? I've never heard of any issues with the law when debadging a car, but there are many laws that are not strictly enforced. just a thought, feel free to flame if you wish, and sorry for the hijack, just figured it was related.
Quoted for LOL factor
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:31 PM   #39
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i'm fully badged. i have an "i" badge on the front grill(not because i didn't like the subaru badge just because i felt like the $14 i had at the time wasn't doing me too much good and with the pinkeye, people know i'm keen on subaru history overseas), i have the 2.5RS IMPREZA badges on the rear and i have a JDM "subaru" vinyl sticker beside the keyhole. it's a JDM take on a USDM car, and i think it looks cleaner and better than the large subaru badging.

this way, i get a cleaner look and cops can still identify my car. there are cars sold from the dealership without badging, so i think it's probably not illegal... however there is probably some law somewhere in some/all states that could be stretched to make debadging illegal for some end.

if some cop is whiney enough to say "well he was disobeying the law and did it specifically so we couldn't accurately identify his car from a description"...
i think you'll find most judges more sensitive to that statement than your rebuttal of
"no way dude, i just did it because it looks uber sweet and fly holmes! ... i thought the cops knew how to tell a car from it's shape!"
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:35 PM   #40
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i've said it once and i'll say it again: there's nothing stealth about a bright blue car with a hood scoop and a wing... unless you only hang out with the subaru croud. not everyone's car fits the above description, but chances are that if you're on nasioc, it still holds true to some extent.

debadging CAN look nice, and rearranging badges is often cool too. however, if you look at all cars taken together, the VAST majority of debadged cars are base models trying to pass as their bigger/better brethren, and THAT is a textbook definition of rice.

my mindset is that you paid for those badges, so unless you feel you made a poor decision (or you have a more creative arrangement in mind), then leave the badges on.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:58 PM   #41
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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.
I kinda want my wrx to say 'STI-wish!' cuz i didnt know enough when i bought to realize how fundamentally different the STi was, and if i had i'd have saved up for a few more months. doh. (Still love the WRX tho!)
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:02 PM   #42
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I think that it's morally wrong, that's why I did it.

Me too but I only did it part way.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:07 PM   #43
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i think it looks fine badged and actually dont like them as much debadged. I just plan on leaving that part of the car like it is, rather someone read the back than bug me all the time asking what it is. Especially since noone down here knows what the hell a suby is
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:47 PM   #44
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here's a question..... is it illegal?

I figure when the fuzz roll me, they have no idea what the make and model of my car is. seeing that it is an equipment violation to not display a front license plate, would this law apply to debadging? I've never heard of any issues with the law when debadging a car, but there are many laws that are not strictly enforced. just a thought, feel free to flame if you wish, and sorry for the hijack, just figured it was related.

No way! There is no legal aspect to this. No moral aspect either. You think a cop would ever pull you over and say...
"Sir/Ms, do you know that you do not have any badges or emblems on your car."

"I'm sorry, officer. I just had the car painted"

"Sir/Ms, Okay, just make sure you put them back as soon as possible. Next time I see you without emblem, I will have to write you a ticket."

"Thank you, Officer"

Give me a break!
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Old 12-01-2005, 11:20 PM   #45
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How are subaru's being more noticed being debadged if they dont' know what kind of car it is????
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Old 12-01-2005, 11:50 PM   #46
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it peaks the interest and they'll remember it more when they see another one.

like seeing a girl but not getting her name.
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:06 PM   #47
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[quote=RUrunning]

debadging CAN look nice, and rearranging badges is often cool too. however, if you look at all cars taken together, the VAST majority of debadged cars are base models trying to pass as their bigger/better brethren, and THAT is a textbook definition of rice.


^^^ I agree with this statement. I have seen what I consider to be evidence of it around this area. As examples I see it on some Acura RSXs, but mostly I see it on BMWs. The BMW 3 series and 5 series cars have different models with each having a badge to tell what car the owner is driving, and also giving anyone who knows a little bit about BMWs a good idea of not just the performance potential of the car, but also the base cost of the car. When the badge is removed, the viewer has to speculate whether they are looking at a low-end model or a high-end model within that series. Even beyond that, I have seen recent body style 5 series and 3 series in this area with the M5 and M3 front fascia/bumpers and no badge on the trunk. The only way that I was able to tell that the cars were not the more expensive and higher performing M models are that the rims were different and the car did not have the telltale split quad exhaust that both of the M models come with. If the owner liked the M models front fascia/bumper and wanted one for their car, that of course is fine (I like them too), but, when you also remove the badge that said 330i or 540i, etc., it seems like the motivation behind that might be more than just a cosmetic change.

The Subaru that I see de-badged the most is the recent body style (not the 2006) Imprezas. Considering that the Subaru badge on the back of the Impreza is large and right in the middle of the trunk, when it is removed it does make a distinct visual difference and removing the other Impreza trunk badges does give the trunk a very clean look. Removing the trunk badges on the BMWs does not give that same look due to the license plate holder being on the trunk and not in the bumper.

I know that it is just speculation to think that there are some people who remove badges in the hope that people might think that they have a better car than they do, as I will never know what their true thought process was from just looking at their car, but if there is anything immoral about de-badging or adding badges, doing it for that reason might be it.
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:36 PM   #48
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^ you forgot the swept sideview mirrors on an m3
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:16 PM   #49
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it peaks the interest and they'll remember it more when they see another one.

like seeing a girl but not getting her name.
like seeing a girl, then later finding out it was Carmen Electra (STi Spec C)
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:21 AM   #50
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what about painting thr badging black or gunmetallic?
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