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I am out with friends in Rome, GA this past weekend (visiting the parents - aren't I a nice son?). We are at a local car hangout and this white Mustang 4.6L rolls up (looked like a 96 or 97). He had a cowl hood and some heavily offset rims (the kind that sorta poke out). The car was clean, VERY clean. NoS Systems sticker on the side, so I assume he was spraying. I actually thought about running this guy until....UNTIL I saw the badging on the car. Right below each of his side mirrors on his door was an image that I will never forget... a beautiful 3"x3" GTR badge. That's right, this guy had a Skyling GTR badge on his MUSTANG! Shame I didn't have a camera with me... I will try to get pics the next time that I am up there.

I have already informed NIGHTMARE of what I saw and he came VERY close to puking on his keyboard upon telling him. I don't think that he is taking it very well... ;)
 

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Mustangs have a type R. I believe.


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Darktrail said:
Mustangs have a type R. I believe.


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No, they have a Mustang Cobra R, not Type R. Thus, they aren't of the 'GT' class.
 

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True, maybe the guy was confused :)

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True, maybe the guy was confused :)

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I could see his confusion if he had a Cobra, but this wasn't even a Cobra. It was a regular 4.6L GT, SOHC Mustang. Not to mention that it was an actual Skyling GTR badge like this:

 

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Exactly. The R is an "Cobra R" and the GT is a GT. No GT-R's. At my local Autozone they have a GT-R emblem. About 3"x3", like Brandon described. *sigh*

I thought about buying a bunch of emblems and putting them on my X-11 when it ran. I'd have a Chevy Citation X-11 WRX TT GT-R SS Z19 (it was really a Z19) Type R SiR. :D I'd have to start at one end of the rear hatch and move from the left to the right side :)


GT-R on anything that's not a real GT-R ... that still kills me every time I see it. I guess people think that throwing an "R" on anything (besides the REAL Skyline GT-R, of course) makes it bad ass. Like how some people with REAL Civic Si's will rebadge their car to a SiR. I mean if you have an Si, you're already doing a lot better then the dumbasses with HX's, DX's, etc., so WHY rice out a real Si? Damn, I'd probably DEbadge an Si and turbo it. Oh well.
 

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I saw a maxima with a race stripe, and aftermarket front end. And right below the hood was a GTR badge this morning. But he mainted the maxima badge on the back of the car.


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They should all be shot...
 

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Exactly. The R is an "Cobra R" and the GT is a GT. No GT-R's. At my local Autozone they have a GT-R emblem. About 3"x3", like Brandon described. *sigh*
Sad, isn't it? I saw the same badge at AutoZone here when I got my new battery. Because the Skyline is not produced, sold or otherwise in existance in the US, any company can make a GT-R badge and sell it openly without infringing on anyone's copyright protection.

That means local yahoos can buy the badge and stick it on anything they see fit. I'd be willing to bet that 99% of these folk have never even heard of a skyline, much less realize that the badge belongs on that car.

Either that or they've seen the badge on a skyline and somehow think that adding the same badge to their car will intimidate other drivers. :confused: I'm unable to understand morons; sad that we have to tolerate them.
 

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Like a guy who has a ~2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5, the OLD style ya know with the rectangular headlights? Well, he tells people its a WRX and people have been asking me why his WRX looks different then mine! I'm like WTF? It even says "2.5 RS" on the spoiler (big wing) and on the back of the car. ahhhh well.... Really makes me want to debadge my WRX or rebadge it as a 2.5 RS and go hunting :)
 

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Dude

youre not the only one to see something like that

I saw a mustang in traffic with the same badging, ie silver with 16" rims.. late 90s styling I believe. I was in my stealth and he decided to spin his rear tires for one car length nearly hitting the car in front of him.. dumb little shit.. anyways when he was ahead I noticed a nissan gtr badge on the back of his car.

must be popular to do :)
 

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lol... Is that considered rice to debadge your car? Or what about rebadging it a lower model? That is badging it something it's not, like badging a DX civic into a Type-r civic. What do you think? I see the reasoning behind it, and think it's a cool idea, but I don't think I'd do it on mine, I don't get into that many races for it matter really (plus my turbos are too loud for people to not know they are there when I rev).
 

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I just saw a ford escort with a nissan enjoy the ride sticker written across the hood and a big GT-R emblem right next to his escort emblem. That was just the most rediculous thing I have ever seen.
 

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you can buy those emblems at autozone :(
 

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cotmfk said:
lol... Is that considered rice to debadge your car? Or what about rebadging it a lower model? That is badging it something it's not, like badging a DX civic into a Type-r civic. What do you think? I see the reasoning behind it, and think it's a cool idea, but I don't think I'd do it on mine, I don't get into that many races for it matter really (plus my turbos are too loud for people to not know they are there when I rev).

I could see how it could TECHNICALLY be rice to rebadge it as a lower model, but debadging it shouldn't be rice. I still don't know. I like having the chrome S U B A R U and "WRX" on the back of the trunk.... And I was joking about rebadging as a 2.5 RS. There's not that many people I could hustle money out of anyways and the ones that do race have 80's Mustangs and Camaro's so they wouldn't know the difference between WRX and Impreza 2.5 RS. :rolleyes:
 

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there's a roush racing mustang here near detroit that is just beatiful. then you get up close and see that he has the GTR badges on the sides, what a jackass.
 

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Darktrail said:
You all may feel kinda stupid after reading this

http://ietoday.com/gtrhipo/


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Hmm... nope. Don't feel too stupid yet. Especially after seeing a bunch of V6 Mustangs.. What's your point? That the place is named GTR? They don't have their own edition Mustang so ...
 

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So.....They may have stickers that say GTR.....sorta like how people put HKS, and Yokohama Badges on their car. Maybe it had some GTR performance Parts on it. I've seen plenty of cars that put stickers on their car, showing what brand of parts they have in it.

http://www.mustangers.com/racing/autocross01.html


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You all may feel kinda stupid after reading this

http://ietoday.com/gtrhipo/


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Umm, no. Why would I feel stupid that there is a performance company called 'GTR' that makes stuff for the Mustang? *shrug* The whole point was that he had a SKYLINE GTR badge on his car. A registered trademark. A logo that NISSAN owns. N I S S A N. You know, the Japanese car manufacturer? Here it is for you to see...



This DOES NOT and NEVER will belong on a Mustang. I don't care what mustang it is or what company performs work on it (unless magically Nissan works on it...hahahahhahaha).

Don't you feel like an ass for even finding this Mustang modification company with the SOLE intention of trying to make everyone else feel stupid? All you are really doing is trying to justify why this guy put a GTR badge (an actual Skyline GTR badge which I mentioned in the story) on his Mustang.
 
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