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Old 06-17-2019, 03:59 PM   #29
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Not so sure about that. The Z71 package is a invoiceable item (meaning it would be on the price sticker) and includes things more than just the sticker. The dealership wouldn't be able to just put the stickers on the trucks unless it actually contained the package, which would include the stickers.

Unless you mean it was for trucks with the Z71 package and provided additional tacky evidence of such. In that case, I could see where that would work.

It is currently. I worked for GM decades ago. I am also not 100% sure it was actually 'Z71', but something like that. We had a few bs designations we gave out stickers for.
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It is currently. I worked for GM decades ago. I am also not 100% sure it was actually 'Z71', but something like that. We had a few bs designations we gave out stickers for.
Probably something else then. My '04 Suburban has a Z71 package pretty much as described. I agree stickers sell though.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:39 PM   #31
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So, it should not belong to these ones either:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYpP_xFL-s


Or should the S209 owners say soon that the badge should belong only to them? :b

Things are evolving and IT IS NOT marketing as some said. They might not be as much as capable on straight speed, but they are capable on other areas to deserve the badge. Not a coincidence that a BRZ tS made a Car&Driver Lightning Lap time of 3:14.0 and a WRX STI '11 made a 3:13.80 time.

https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...ning-lap-2018/
https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...-2011-feature/

I'm not at all saying these are not capable cars or don't DESERVE a badge. However I do think that it is not genuine to put a badge on a car that didn't come with it unless you have done a 1:1 upgrade to the version that matches the badge. You of course can do whatever makes you happy to your own car, I'm just farting out my own opinion. I like to think a badge means all the associated parts are on that car (with in reason and give or take minor cosmetic parts). Anything else is the equivalent of buying a 2 series BMW and slapping an M badge on.
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:28 AM   #32
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I'm not at all saying these are not capable cars or don't DESERVE a badge. However I do think that it is not genuine to put a badge on a car that didn't come with it unless you have done a 1:1 upgrade to the version that matches the badge. You of course can do whatever makes you happy to your own car, I'm just farting out my own opinion. I like to think a badge means all the associated parts are on that car (with in reason and give or take minor cosmetic parts). Anything else is the equivalent of buying a 2 series BMW and slapping an M badge on.
Ok, got you. I wouldn't like that either. Personally, I don't have the STI badge or even the BRZ badge. It is very common here to de-badge your car.
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Ok, got you. I wouldn't like that either. Personally, I don't have the STI badge or even the BRZ badge. It is very common here to de-badge your car.

I actually removed my FRS badge for a cleaner look. I think debadging can look really cool. Not all badges look good.
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fwiw, i have the oem badges but no brz badge

my opinion: unless your VIN says brz tS, no STi badge for you (the jdm tS has STi badges from factory).
you can make your brz exactly like a tS... quicker than a tS. but the VIN # dont lie

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Ew. Less badges the better bro. Anything that isn't pinned gets yanked off.
And this is exactly how the Alfa Romeo badge made it's way onto the back of my truck. I wanted all the badges gone, but they had alignment holes...
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Ok, got you. I wouldn't like that either. Personally, I don't have the STI badge or even the BRZ badge. It is very common here to de-badge your car.
Hmmm...I'd like to de-badge my BRZ as I recently put a tS rear badge but I don't know if debadging the two OEM rear logos is easy, can I use only blow-dryer and dental floss or do I need professional heatgun etc?
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I'd like to de-badge my BRZ
Why not try something different and try de-carring* the badge?


*Verb. Opposite of adding a car to something.
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Why not try something different and try de-carring* the badge?


*Verb. Opposite of adding a car to something.
I could paint black with plasti-dip the OEM badges but I like debadged more!
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Hmmm...I'd like to de-badge my BRZ as I recently put a tS rear badge but I don't know if debadging the two OEM rear logos is easy, can I use only blow-dryer and dental floss or do I need professional heatgun etc?
I am not sure how easy is to remove them, but it should not be that hard with a dental floss and a good blow-dryer. Personally, I switched to de-badge when I changed the rear trunk. The new one didn't have any badges.
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And this is exactly how the Alfa Romeo badge made it's way onto the back of my truck. I wanted all the badges gone, but they had alignment holes...
Is it not an Alpha truck?
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Hmmm...I'd like to de-badge my BRZ as I recently put a tS rear badge but I don't know if debadging the two OEM rear logos is easy, can I use only blow-dryer and dental floss or do I need professional heatgun etc?
I pulled them off with a plastic razor blade, more to get under an edge than to scrape them, and then used my finger nails to take off the adhesive.
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I was going to put a STI badge on my 86 but didn't, I didn't want to risk broken ringlands..

Or am I doing it wrong????
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