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Thoughts On "Pseudo-Badging"

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by aleagle, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. aleagle

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    Interesting topic I'd like your input on: What are your thoughts on removal of original badging and replacing it with a pseudo-badge; e.g. replacing my "60" badge w/ a "P100D" badge.
     
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  2. Az_Rael

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    Eh, I would just debadge entirely vs pretending something that the car is not.
     
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  3. kort677

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    sound like playing with the badging like that is akin a potato in your pants to enhance the bulge
     
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  4. kort677

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    I debadge every car that I own
     
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  5. stopcrazypp

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    Might be funny if you do something like a P60D, but in general you would probably be looked down upon (akin to people putting M-badges on base BMWs).
     
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    Why?
     
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  7. DB 2

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    I thought about posting "Personally, I'd probably do the opposite," but then I became concerned that it might be (mis?)-interpreted.
     
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    Oops, I did it again. :( (apologies to B. S.)
     
  9. commasign

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    If you want to be cool, add a Type-R badge.
     
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  10. kort677

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    I would add one of my old diesel badges from one of my MBs and confuse everyone.
     
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    What are you hoping to accomplish here? It won't make the car any faster. It does make you seem insecure/uncomfortable with what you actually have.

    I vote for a VTEC sticker instead. :p
     
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  12. Barry

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    I debadged my house and put up 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The junk mail I get now is awful!
     
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    Add a coffee-can exhaust as well?
     
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  14. McRat

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    Debadge it, put SCCA sticker in back window. Put recovery hooks front and rear. Put disconnect in rear. Put Trofeo R tires on. Install PVC rollbar painted black, and a 3" wide red 5-pt harness. Drive around wearing a firesuit, gloves, and helmet.

    Now it looks faster than a P100D.

    Seriously, people who are not familiar with Teslas won't know what the different badges mean. And people who do know might strike up odd conversations with you at a Supercharger.

    But in the end, mod your car the way YOU want your car to look. If it makes you happy to rebadge a car, be happy.
     
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    Debadgeing is fine, up-badgeing is only ok if your an insecure high school kid
     
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    The NOSE CONE would start growing like the Pinocchio's:eek: 20170604_080949.png
     
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  17. Xolt

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    An S60 with 21's and red spray painted calipers plus a fake red "PD" logo looks more the part of a status symbol than a P100DL with 19" wheels and Multi pattern seats. No matter what they say people buy cars in a big part for the status symbol that they represent. If it was just for driving green half of Tesla owners would be in Leafs, i3's or Bolts, etc. Tesla should spend some of that money they up-charge for the P cars and use it to differentiate the P cars with some different body panels, until then people will change emblems and enjoy the prestige.
     
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    Haha, I wanted to add a mock exhaust pipe to the car, but than I decided not to.
     
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    #19 commasign, Jun 4, 2017
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    Mount some NOS gauges on the dash. ;)

    It's funny that Tesla's top spec is denoted by... drum role please... an underline. I had 5 minutes of fun adding the underline to my P85D when I got the ludicrous retrofit. $5000 for an underline!

    All kidding aside, the best bang for the buck upgrade to make your car look faster or more expensive is to get a set of used 21" turbines. They're a $4500 option when configuring a new car, or $6000 from the Tesla store, but you can usually find a lightly used or even new (take off) set from eBay or the forums for around $2500. If you sell your current wheels that brings your upgrade cost down to $1500 or less.
     
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  20. RAM_Eh

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    I have no problems with it. What ever turn you on. Go for it!
     
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