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I am typically appalled by the application of fake badges, and I may take heat for this, whatever. To put an additional RS badge on a Cruze RS is perfectly fine. But when I see things like a base model 3-series with M badges or a C350 with AMG badges, thats pretty irksome as an enthusiast. So that being said, I saw this the other day, and just could not comprehend why the **** it exists. Please feel free to share thoughts on fake badging in general, I'm curious to see how the community feels.

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And yes, I do know what Msport and AMGsport are. I'm talking about full-blown M, AMG, SS badges on cars that either didnt offer a hi-po version or are plainly not that version. Another one is hemi badges on v6 chargers/ challengers.
 

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That's someone who really wants a Cruze and can't figure out how to pay for it. Personally I can't stand fake badges.
 

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If you have a 1.4T engine then you have a Turbo. Not a fake badge in this case.
 

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I personally don't like to alter my vehicle with anything that's not OEM.

But the whole SEMA industry is based on personalization. Over the years the OEMs have upped their game on personalization. GM most notably with the advent of LPOs.

Although GM has been at it for a while. I have a mid-1980s GM Accessories catalogue. With things like floor mats, trash bins and fire extinguishers in it. No pictures or anything and it looks like it was typed up on an IBM Selectric (that's an electric typewriter widely used in business before the advent of PCs.)
 
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I especially hate fake badges, I don't really like extra badges, and personally prefer less badges than factory. I completely debadged the back of my alero which I think looked a lot cleaner (picture to show). Eventually, probably after I pay it off, I will remove at least the Cruze and LT badges from the Cruze. I think it looks cleaner, and it makes it easier to wax.
 

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For a little background, I took the "Cruze" and "LTZ" off of mine but added RS to the grille. I prefer the clean, symmetrical look of the debadge, especially with my led taillights. I'm all for a debadge as long as you're honest about what it is.
 

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Eventually, probably after I pay it off, I will remove at least the Cruze and LT badges from the Cruze. I think it looks cleaner, and it makes it easier to wax.
The day I bought my cruze I removed the cruze and LT badge from the back. I bought a matching factory RS door badge and put in the exact place the LT badge was.
 

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I tried to find ways around my G85 Recaros saying "SS" on them (I'd have an "SS" shaped pattern of holes in the vinyl if I were to remove that thread). But considering it's on the inside of the car, people kind of get the picture.

That said, I've seen a Traverse "SS" and a Trailblazer "SS" - the latter, yes they made a real TBSS...but this one had the SS badge directly below the "LS" badge.

I also found an older Grand Am in Flint that had an SS badge, along with half-length 'cuda AAR-esque stripes.
 

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I tried to find ways around my G85 Recaros saying "SS" on them (I'd have an "SS" shaped pattern of holes in the vinyl if I were to remove that thread). But considering it's on the inside of the car, people kind of get the picture.

That said, I've seen a Traverse "SS" and a Trailblazer "SS" - the latter, yes they made a real TBSS...but this one had the SS badge directly below the "LS" badge.

I also found an older Grand Am in Flint that had an SS badge, along with half-length 'cuda AAR-esque stripes.
Those stripes and SS badges added horsepower. :)
 

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And yes, I do know what Msport and AMGsport are. I'm talking about full-blown M, AMG, SS badges on cars that either didnt offer a hi-po version or are plainly not that version. Another one is hemi badges on v6 chargers/ challengers.
Actually as an AMG owner, I do agree that it bugs US (collectively). BTW, the AMG Sport moniker is now gone and its either or. Its either going to be called an AMG (like the new C450) or its NOT. (I guess too many brands and /or pissed off people).

Since we're on the topic of badging, how do you all Diesel guys feel about those of us who buy the GM Holden "Diesel" badges and badge the car as a "diesel." (Several on here have). Its in the same style, size and font as the "Cruze" on the car. Me, I think it looks great and what Chevy should have done from the factory. Inquiring minds want to know??
 

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I'm fine with the diesel badges. Like you said, should've had them from factory
 

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The day I bought my cruze I removed the cruze and LT badge from the back.
Question: does LS have a badge, or is the absence of a badge the mark of a LS?


Since we're on the topic of badging, how do you all Diesel guys feel about those of us who buy the GM Holden "Diesel" badges and badge the car as a "diesel." (Several on here have). Its in the same style, size and font as the "Cruze" on the car. Me, I think it looks great and what Chevy should have done from the factory. Inquiring minds want to know??
As long as you're not slapping them on a gasser, more power to you. The issue isn't "Non-OEM", it's "false advertising" type badges.
 

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adding badges/emblems/stickers has always seemed tacky to me.
 
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