JDM Emblems - Fake? Real? (UPDATED 5/29/13)

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  1. Dennis Rockholt

    Dennis Rockholt 9k Alll Day

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    I think with my specific paint color, they add a nice touch to match. But since Honda wont give us a type R we can pretend right???
     
  2. procivic
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    I think it also really depends on how many mods you have besides just the emblems, and if those mods look "tasteful" in most peoples' minds. When I sold my 2007 Si it had red emblems, the HFP style body kit, and some bronze rims as far as exterior mods. Most buyers actually liked it, and I only came down about $200 from my asking price (just wanted to get the deal done at that point). Obviously if I had a hella flush stanced out Civic I think I would have lost some money or just returned it to stock.
     
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  3. ericc191

    ericc191 Well-Known Member

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    You are right, however the only mods I had were the hfp front lip and the kn intake.. No wheels or anything. Maybe I just had a bunch of idiots where I was selling it. I just know I got way more replies with it looking completely stock instead of having the red Hs.
     
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  4. Nix

    Nix Jötunn Moderator

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    My wifes LX has the red emblems so the wheels and paint would be better matched with the red accents. Just depends what you're going for.
     
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  5. Wumbo

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    Do not get Kplayground type R emblems. Had it for two years and the top part is starting to chip off. It cost $40 so I got what I paid for.
     
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  6. procivic
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    That is our same experience with the knock-off ones as well. It's unfortunate many sellers (especially on eBay and Amazon) illegally label these a genuine Honda parts. :(
     
  7. Pauly99to17

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    Just saw someone post this. He didn't say where he got them from other than that they were "cheap Chinese EBay stuff"

    This after only 6 months.

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  8. Dennis Rockholt

    Dennis Rockholt 9k Alll Day

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    Yup. Cheap parts, cheap results. Every time.
     
  9. Michal006

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    I like my silver OEM badge.:wavey:
     
  10. Wumbo

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    wow.. those badges are destroyed
     
  11. CorSport

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    Yup, gotta order the real ones. ;)
     
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  12. procivic
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    The fakes just can't hold up to the sun and weather.
     
  13. Dennis Rockholt

    Dennis Rockholt 9k Alll Day

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    I got mine from pro civic....still look brand new (when cleaned) haha had em over a year now
     
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  14. Nix

    Nix Jötunn Moderator

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    The Procivic and Corsport ones are legit. I got a set of fakes and a set of real ones. In person you can definitely tell the difference. I ended up putting one of the GRFXP overlays on one of the fakes. I think if you're just gonna do that it might be passable. So far that one has held up but I don't know what it looks like under the vinyl.

    Fitment was noticeably worse with the knockoff. Had to superglue it on to get it to fit flush like it should. Heat gun and glue..... Unfortunately pricing was the same and I thought that was a good indicator of them being real. NOPE!
     
  15. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    You have some ragrets?
     
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  16. Nix

    Nix Jötunn Moderator

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    Hahah. Nah. it all worked out.
     

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