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TransAmNerd
09-26-2005, 11:51 AM
whats the difference between a stock 350z and the Fairlady Z, any performance improvement's? i dont wanna go online and search unless no one knows...sorry but im lazy lol


BLACKTURBOS2K
09-26-2005, 11:59 AM
whats the difference between a stock 350z and the Fairlady Z, any performance improvement's? i dont wanna go online and search unless no one knows...sorry but im lazy lol

From what I know the Fairlady is the JDM 350. If you see it here its B/S. Someone put a sticker on there car

98Z28MASS
09-26-2005, 12:18 PM
Yea from what ive read its just as blackturbos2k has said. I did the search for you lol and it seems to be the exact same performance-wise.


Nite_Hawk
09-26-2005, 01:38 PM
yep...exact same car.

98SuperSport
09-26-2005, 02:53 PM
they were also the equivalent of the late 300Z twin turbos

bboyferal
09-26-2005, 03:12 PM
Their (JDM Nissan 3.5) factory reported ratings for HP are different, but I think they are really the same as the US VQ motor in terms of actual dynotested output. I'm not certain, but I believe so...

SporkLover
09-26-2005, 03:12 PM
Fairlady Z is what they are called everywhere else except mainland US. Hell they call them Fairlady Z in Hawaii, and they sell G35 Coupes as Skylines.

bboyferal
09-26-2005, 04:56 PM
Fairlady Z is what they are called everywhere else except mainland US. Hell they call them Fairlady Z in Hawaii, and they sell G35 Coupes as Skylines.

Yes, Skylines DEFINITELY not to be confused with the Japanese Nissan Skyline GT-R, which ended production with the R34 model I heard...

BrandonDrecksage
09-26-2005, 05:22 PM
Yes, Skylines DEFINITELY not to be confused with the Japanese Nissan Skyline GT-R, which ended production with the R34 model I heard...


skyline= japans mustang
skyline gtr=japans svt cobra

they are coming out with a gtr for the new skylines.

only difference between fairlady z and 350z here is they are right hand drive :)

TransAmNerd
09-26-2005, 09:48 PM
thnx everyone for the feedback..i was wondering because a friend of mine went in a ride in a Fairlady Z...my friend said it was sooo fast...but well he drives a 93 hatch so i guess thats a ferrari to him...

BrandonDrecksage
09-26-2005, 10:13 PM
thnx everyone for the feedback..i was wondering because a friend of mine went in a ride in a Fairlady Z...my friend said it was sooo fast...but well he drives a 93 hatch so i guess thats a ferrari to him...

who the fuck told him its a fairlady Z? thats like driving around in a 240sx coupe and calling it a silvia..or in a 240sx hatcha nd calling it a 180sx....bah..people get on my nerves...if its an american car..call it its name in american...if its a skyline..call it a skyline. its like the damn people with VWs calling their jettas boras and shit.

DemitriHKS
09-26-2005, 11:08 PM
Fairlady Z is what they are called everywhere else except mainland US. Hell they call them Fairlady Z in Hawaii, and they sell G35 Coupes as Skylines.


+1
It's actually been called that since the 70' 240Z. There's that name and you may also hear the term Z33. The Z32 were the 1990 to 1996 Twin Turbo models. It's like how you guys have the F-Bodies and stuff, that's all. Lot's of people put the Fairlady Z badge on the car in order to be correct. I like the way it looks with no emblems on the back. Hope I helped out somewhat

HOSS
09-26-2005, 11:17 PM
be damned if my car is called a Fairlady, might as well call it Faggot Ass Chauncey or Nancy..lol..sorry, never did like the name of the Z on foreign soil

DemitriHKS
09-26-2005, 11:26 PM
It's alright I can see how that is taken. Part of the reason on why I bought the badge but never put it on the car. It just means a lot to the car's history.

CrabhartLS1
09-26-2005, 11:39 PM
lots of good import info being thrown around. :)

00firebird
09-26-2005, 11:51 PM
be damned if my car is called a Fairlady, might as well call it Faggot Ass Chauncey or Nancy..lol..sorry, never did like the name of the Z on foreign soil
:jest: werd
fairlady is just.. idk you put it pretty well, ..faggot ass-y.

98SuperSport
09-27-2005, 12:08 AM
be damned if my car is called a Fairlady, might as well call it Faggot Ass Chauncey or Nancy..lol..sorry, never did like the name of the Z on foreign soil

simmer down bud

slick1851
09-27-2005, 02:20 AM
be damned if my car is called a Fairlady, might as well call it Faggot Ass Chauncey or Nancy..lol..sorry, never did like the name of the Z on foreign soil


I never liked hillbilly talk coming from peoples mouths. With your big bad import killer :drive:


I bet your on car domain, yeah look at my Camaro its so bad ass ill smoke any import and then have a pic you next to your car Stunna style.

bboyferal
09-27-2005, 06:50 AM
+1
It's actually been called that since the 70' 240Z. There's that name and you may also hear the term Z33. The Z32 were the 1990 to 1996 Twin Turbo models. It's like how you guys have the F-Bodies and stuff, that's all. Lot's of people put the Fairlady Z badge on the car in order to be correct. I like the way it looks with no emblems on the back. Hope I helped out somewhat

I'm curious... How can that be correct if the car was never sold on American soil as a Fairlady? The correct name for an American Z33 then is the 350Z. The JDM model would then be correctly called a Fairlady. Isn't that kind of fake? To have a 350Z (US spec, NOT JDM) and then call it something it's not, like Fairlday Z (JDM spec)? I personally think thats kind of lame. Trust me, I love 350Z's, but the only Nissan 350Z I'd ever give props to would be one that retains its factory badges, in spite of any other body work done.

If it came shipped from Japan and IS a Fairlady, then obviously only then it should have that badge. If it's US spec, then proudly display the name Nissan gave it, the 350Z. Isn't that how it should be? I say let Nissan do the naming.

BrandonDrecksage
09-27-2005, 09:05 AM
I'm curious... How can that be correct if the car was never sold on American soil as a Fairlady? The correct name for an American Z33 then is the 350Z. The JDM model would then be correctly called a Fairlady. Isn't that kind of fake? To have a 350Z (US spec, NOT JDM) and then call it something it's not, like Fairlday Z (JDM spec)? I personally think thats kind of lame. Trust me, I love 350Z's, but the only Nissan 350Z I'd ever give props to would be one that retains its factory badges, in spite of any other body work done.

If it came shipped from Japan and IS a Fairlady, then obviously only then it should have that badge. If it's US spec, then proudly display the name Nissan gave it, the 350Z. Isn't that how it should be? I say let Nissan do the naming.

exactly my point...its like taking a acura rsx type S and throwing a type R badge on it and trying to pass it off as a honda integra type r cause in japan they are still called integras and they still have a type R. if your car is a 350z..call it a 350z or a z33...it its right hand drive and lacks a vin because it was brought over from over seas...call is a fairlady or z33. and why are people ripping on the name? i'm sure people all over the world make fun of firebird...and think what is so impressive about a bird on fire.

bboyferal
09-27-2005, 09:34 AM
exactly my point...its like taking a acura rsx type S and throwing a type R badge on it and trying to pass it off as a honda integra type r cause in japan they are still called integras and they still have a type R. if your car is a 350z..call it a 350z or a z33...it its right hand drive and lacks a vin because it was brought over from over seas...call is a fairlady or z33. and why are people ripping on the name? i'm sure people all over the world make fun of firebird...and think what is so impressive about a bird on fire.

:nod:

We both speak like true enthusiasts. Here's another hypothetical example... How lame would it be for a GTO owner to put Monaro badges on his car and justify it with, "Well, the GTO is based on the Aussie Monaro which was first and is the car the GTO was designed from and rebadged for a US spec car. So, it truly is a Monaro." No buddy, it's not a Monaro. When you bought it, it was called a GTO. It's a GTO.

If you bought a 350Z, it's not a Fairlady. If you show me a right-hand drive, all numbers matching, imported JDM Fairlady, then you have a Fairlady. Consequently, you should badge your car according to what it is, not what you want it to be or what you feel the car's original version is.

The really lame ones are some ricers around where I live that have changed their 240SX's to have JDM motors and right hand drive. I saw one at a car meet and asked him, "How the hell did you bring that here?" He said, "Uh, no it was a 240SX I bought here but NOW it's a Silvia." Retard. I have a friend who is really into 240's and would never be caught dead with a Siliva badge because he says, "It's NOT a Silvia, it's a 240 SX. They never sold a Silvia here and I bought this car here, so... that's stupid." His cars dips, too. He certainly smokes mine... well, that'll change soon. :secret:

BrandonDrecksage
09-27-2005, 10:30 AM
:nod:

We both speak like true enthusiasts. Here's another hypothetical example... How lame would it be for a GTO owner to put Monaro badges on his car and justify it with, "Well, the GTO is based on the Aussie Monaro which was first and is the car the GTO was designed from and rebadged for a US spec car. So, it truly is a Monaro." No buddy, it's not a Monaro. When you bought it, it was called a GTO. It's a GTO.

If you bought a 350Z, it's not a Fairlady. If you show me a right-hand drive, all numbers matching, imported JDM Fairlady, then you have a Fairlady. Consequently, you should badge your car according to what it is, not what you want it to be or what you feel the car's original version is.

The really lame ones are some ricers around where I live that have changed their 240SX's to have JDM motors and right hand drive. I saw one at a car meet and asked him, "How the hell did you bring that here?" He said, "Uh, no it was a 240SX I bought here but NOW it's a Silvia." Retard. I have a friend who is really into 240's and would never be caught dead with a Siliva badge because he says, "It's NOT a Silvia, it's a 240 SX. They never sold a Silvia here and I bought this car here, so... that's stupid." His cars dips, too. He certainly smokes mine... well, that'll change soon. :secret:

i met a kid that said his silvia would smoke my SS. I was like...you mean 240sx? he said no..I have the jdm engine so now its a jdm car. so i said...you have a sr20det? he said yeah. i asked if he was still on stock turbo or not..and he was like..wtf turbo? it doesn't have a turbo. i started laughing my ass off and told him that he got ripped off. a jdm silvia has a sr20det... he didn't believe me, but i'm sure he was crying his eyes out when he found out that he bought a car and was lied too. i'm definatly a car enthusiast though..no brand loyalty. I've owned a 89 camaro, ford ranger, rx7, ford focus, nissan sentra spec V and my current car which is an SS in 4 years :)

BLKWS.6
09-27-2005, 11:04 AM
I own a 1988 mustang 5.0 GT. It has a 302 in it...I think I will start calling it a 302 "Boss" because it is a descendant both in engine size and moniker, of the 1970's Boss 302 mustangs. Or rather, I should say Boss 351, since the 302 IS in the 351 family, in fact, I will call it a Boss mustang with a Windsor in it. How does that sound? Maybe if I find a cobra badge I can incorporate that in there somewhere....OOOOhhhhh, how about I buy some european shock/strut package and say its a "Eurotuned Windsor powered Boss mustang Cobra?" THat sounds REAL impressive, then maybe I can have an exclusive car, kind of like all the people with "Silvias" and "fairladys".....

TransAmNerd
09-27-2005, 12:29 PM
lol the one my friend told me about isnt the first one i saw with the fairlady badging on it...i saw a 350 z on the highway with the fairlady badge on the back...i didnt kno it was just put on by the owner...i thought it was bought from the factory with it...like an american version of it...wat losers lol imma have to go break my friends heart..he hasnt stopped talkin bout the car since that day

HOSS
09-27-2005, 02:53 PM
I never liked hillbilly talk coming from peoples mouths. With your big bad import killer :drive:


I bet your on car domain, yeah look at my Camaro its so bad ass ill smoke any import and then have a pic you next to your car Stunna style.

so you go from Hillbilly talk, to me being next to my car stunna style...you have 2 premises that are no where near coming to the same conclusion, which makes your assumption, well, just flat out retarted, re-think your argument and try again:eyes: ...for what its worth, i was joking about the name of the car, although it wouldn't be on mine:jest:

bboyferal
09-27-2005, 06:51 PM
I own a 1988 mustang 5.0 GT. It has a 302 in it...I think I will start calling it a 302 "Boss" because it is a descendant both in engine size and moniker, of the 1970's Boss 302 mustangs. Or rather, I should say Boss 351, since the 302 IS in the 351 family, in fact, I will call it a Boss mustang with a Windsor in it. How does that sound? Maybe if I find a cobra badge I can incorporate that in there somewhere....OOOOhhhhh, how about I buy some european shock/strut package and say its a "Eurotuned Windsor powered Boss mustang Cobra?" THat sounds REAL impressive, then maybe I can have an exclusive car, kind of like all the people with "Silvias" and "fairladys".....

:funny:

One of the best posts I've ever read! :lol:

DemitriHKS
09-27-2005, 07:33 PM
I think you guys have the wrong Idea here. The "Silvia" name is sorta dumb to put on a 240sx because it's a totally different car. On the other hand the "Fairlady Z" is no different than the one sold here. It's just the badges and that is why people put them on here. In Japan it's it has the "Fairlady Z" badge one side of the trunk and 300ZX or 350Z on the other side. The reason Nissan does not market the Fairlady here is for the same reason you guys are making fun of it (Hence the Fag, Pussy, and Girly remarks) No one would buy it do to the mentality of the american market. For the enthusiasts of the Z its putting on is whats right. Bboyferal- there's something different about Boss mustangs, SVT cobra's, and saleens etc. here there is no difference. It's just marketed different.

BrandonDrecksage
09-27-2005, 07:42 PM
I think you guys have the wrong Idea here. The "Silvia" name is sorta dumb to put on a 240sx because it's a totally different car. On the other hand the "Fairlady Z" is no different than the one sold here. It's just the badges and that is why people put them on here. In Japan it's it has the "Fairlady Z" badge one side of the trunk and 300ZX or 350Z on the other side. The reason Nissan does not market the Fairlady here is for the same reason you guys are making fun of it (Hence the Fag, Pussy, and Girly remarks) No one would buy it do to the mentality of the american market. For the enthusiasts of the Z its putting on is whats right. Bboyferal- there's something different about Boss mustangs, SVT cobra's, and saleens etc. here there is no difference. It's just marketed different.

i don't give a shit if you make it right hand driver..throw in a sr20det and the stokc exhaust and make it an exact copy of the silvia..its still not a silvia...some with the 350z..its a z33 or a 350z..not a fairlady z. I'm gonna start camming my camaro SS a copo camaro..and throw on some hub cap wheels..or maybe i'll get a yenko badge and toss that on. or a zl1. or better yet...i'll make is a camaro ss zo6 but getting the zo6 wheels and a zo6 cam.

DemitriHKS
09-27-2005, 08:08 PM
i don't give a shit if you make it right hand driver..throw in a sr20det and the stokc exhaust and make it an exact copy of the silvia..its still not a silvia...some with the 350z..its a z33 or a 350z..not a fairlady z. I'm gonna start camming my camaro SS a copo camaro..and throw on some hub cap wheels..or maybe i'll get a yenko badge and toss that on. or a zl1. or better yet...i'll make is a camaro ss zo6 but getting the zo6 wheels and a zo6 cam.

I'm not disagreeing with you. You're right on several points. It's like these idiots putting GT-R badges on there honda's and mustangs. There's one GT-R and it ain't those. All i'm saying is that it's not looked down upon by any import car enthusiast and most domestic people don't care. I have mine with no badges on it due to the spoiler. I bought the Fairlady Z badge but never put it on because I like the Clean Look instead. But I like seeing once in a while a Z that is done Nicely with the Fairllady Z badge on it. Most owners don't put it on to be cool. They do it because it's "Technically Right" that's all. But I guess you can take it either way. I do understand where you're coming from.

BrandonDrecksage
09-27-2005, 08:29 PM
I'm not disagreeing with you. You're right on several points. It's like these idiots putting GT-R badges on there honda's and mustangs. There's one GT-R and it ain't those. All i'm saying is that it's not looked down upon by any import car enthusiast and most domestic people don't care. I have mine with no badges on it due to the spoiler. I bought the Fairlady Z badge but never put it on because I like the Clean Look instead. But I like seeing once in a while a Z that is done Nicely with the Fairllady Z badge on it. Most owners don't put it on to be cool. They do it because it's "Technically Right" that's all. But I guess you can take it either way. I do understand where you're coming from.

i'm a car guy...i've owned every different type of car thjat you could think of...loved them all...and i can tell you that I look down upon it. do you think your car is better than those cars because its the same thing that comes from japan? it goes back to the rsx type-s and putting a type r badge on it...its stupid..you don't have a type r...its the same thign with you..you ddon't have a fairlady z. you can do whatever you want with your car, but i'm jsut saying...my group of friends that are into cars all have very open minds(currently: the list of cars that we all own. I have a 01 ss, friends own...300zx Tt, supra turbo, 97 bmw m3 witha turbo kit, 240sx with a sr20det swap, 1g dsm with ltos of shit, a 2g dsm with lots of shit, sti, evo) and we all look down on puttign badges that don't come from the factory.

would you look down on a guy that [puts SS on his camaro z28? even if he had the ss spolier and hood?

DemitriHKS
09-28-2005, 12:10 AM
i'm a car guy...i've owned every different type of car thjat you could think of...loved them all...and i can tell you that I look down upon it. do you think your car is better than those cars because its the same thing that comes from japan? it goes back to the rsx type-s and putting a type r badge on it...its stupid..you don't have a type r...its the same thign with you..you ddon't have a fairlady z. you can do whatever you want with your car, but i'm jsut saying...my group of friends that are into cars all have very open minds(currently: the list of cars that we all own. I have a 01 ss, friends own...300zx Tt, supra turbo, 97 bmw m3 witha turbo kit, 240sx with a sr20det swap, 1g dsm with ltos of shit, a 2g dsm with lots of shit, sti, evo) and we all look down on puttign badges that don't come from the factory.

would you look down on a guy that [puts SS on his camaro z28? even if he had the ss spolier and hood?


For starters I stated that I didn't put the badge on and like the clean look so that means no emblems. The way I see it is anyone can do whatever they want to their cars. You don't agree with it someone else will. I though about the same scenario with the Z28 w/ spoiler and hatch of an SS. First I wouldn't know off the bat and second even if he told me I'd be like oh, it looks nice. No one is changing body parts or motors on the 350Z. It's these little letters that cost 25 cents that are removed in order to boost sales here in the U.S. Same with me, my bro has a 300ZX TT and friends have 93 supra TT, Evo, Blacksaleen, 99 SS camaro, Sti, like 5 mustangs and more. Bottom line is that people will do what they want. I'm with you to a point, hence leaving the badge in my center console for 4 months now. But when I go to Z meets I see it a lot, whoop tee fucking doo man. Relax!

bboyferal
09-28-2005, 06:50 AM
On the other hand the "Fairlady Z" is no different than the one sold here. It's just the badges and that is why people put them on here.

Really? So Fairlady Z's have the steering wheel on the left like ours?

300bhp/ton
09-28-2005, 07:11 AM
Fairlady Z is what they are called everywhere else except mainland US. Hell they call them Fairlady Z in Hawaii, and they sell G35 Coupes as Skylines.
almost.

The UK and I think Europe gets them badged as numbers not names:

200SX
300ZX
350Z

bboyferal
09-28-2005, 08:05 AM
They do it because it's "Technically Right" that's all.

Technically (Do you know what the word technically means? For technical communication, it takes no considerations, including a car's heritage. It's bare, essential regard for data), if it's a left-hand drive car, it's a 350Z, not a Fairlady Z. Nissan called it a 350Z and gave it a 350Z badge, so I say who are we to change what they decided? Technically, you call it what Nissan put on the window sticker, badging, product catalogs... 350Z. This is just my opinion, of course, but I have a feeling the more serious car enthusiasts will share this same opinion.

BrandonDrecksage
09-28-2005, 09:22 AM
For starters I stated that I didn't put the badge on and like the clean look so that means no emblems. The way I see it is anyone can do whatever they want to their cars. You don't agree with it someone else will. I though about the same scenario with the Z28 w/ spoiler and hatch of an SS. First I wouldn't know off the bat and second even if he told me I'd be like oh, it looks nice. No one is changing body parts or motors on the 350Z. It's these little letters that cost 25 cents that are removed in order to boost sales here in the U.S. Same with me, my bro has a 300ZX TT and friends have 93 supra TT, Evo, Blacksaleen, 99 SS camaro, Sti, like 5 mustangs and more. Bottom line is that people will do what they want. I'm with you to a point, hence leaving the badge in my center console for 4 months now. But when I go to Z meets I see it a lot, whoop tee fucking doo man. Relax!

i'm a car guy...i've owned every different type of car thjat you could think of...loved them all...and i can tell you that I look down upon it. do you think your car is better than those cars because its the same thing that comes from japan? it goes back to the rsx type-s and putting a type r badge on it...its stupid..you don't have a type r...its the same thign with you..you ddon't have a fairlady z. you can do whatever you want with your car, but i'm jsut saying...my group of friends that are into cars all have very open minds(currently: the list of cars that we all own. I have a 01 ss, friends own...300zx Tt, supra turbo, 97 bmw m3 witha turbo kit, 240sx with a sr20det swap, 1g dsm with ltos of shit, a 2g dsm with lots of shit, sti, evo) and we all look down on puttign badges that don't come from the factory.

would you look down on a guy that [puts SS on his camaro z28? even if he had the ss spolier and hood?

two things.....

I never said you put it on your car

and the part in bold...i said you can do whatever you want to your car, i'm not telling you not to do it in the future if you get the urge.

and you didn't anwser my question..would you look down or make fun of the guy that put a SS badge on his z28....and would you do the same with the guy that put type R in his rsx type s?

cause if you say yes, then your using double standards for some reason. I'm just trying to make a point...i'm not attacking you....I just think its dumb when you try to make your car what it isn't. that even goes for "clones" like when peopel take a older camaro and make it a yenko clone..that is stupid..you don't have a yenko. only time its cool to make a clone is if its getting destroyed ina movie..like 2 fast 2 furious had yenko clones because I'd be pissed if they destroyed real ones.

BrandonDrecksage
09-28-2005, 09:30 AM
almost.

The UK and I think Europe gets them badged as numbers not names:

200SX
300ZX
350Z

they do..i remember them testing it and the guy calling it a 350zed...cause they say z funny..lol.

300bhp/ton
09-28-2005, 09:51 AM
they do..i remember them testing it and the guy calling it a 350zed...cause they say z funny..lol.
lol,

yep just like I have a ZED28....

98Z28MASS
09-28-2005, 10:08 AM
Hahahaha all this heated debate over a fucking badge...honestly who cares? Its personal preference. I know what you guys mean, I have a z28, and picked up an aftermarket SS hood, which happen to come with the SS emblems, which I would never put on my car and sold them on ebay. Honestly though, its a piece of plastic with a name/number on it...and if someone wants to put one on the who cares? I understand how it offends people who really own the cars, such as an SS owner, when they see a z28 with the SS badges when its not a "real" SS, but I just dont see the big deal. You know you own a real SS, or silvia, or fairlady z, or whatever so who are you to tell someone else what to do to their car? You might think its gay or riced out or whatever but you dont own the car, so if someone wants to put a ferrari emblem on their 83 civic hatchback who cares? Plus its always good for a laugh...

BLKWS.6
09-28-2005, 10:27 AM
THe problem is not that the badge is incorrect and we are not sensetive to personal preference, the issue is with jackasses who want to make their car more than it is with the simple presence of a badge. For instance, instead of "well, I just like having fairlady Z on my car, its cool" you hear "yo man, this is a Fairlady Z, it'll rape your car man, its fairlady!!!!" In case A, who cares, they like it, bravo. In case B (which is sadly much more common) its annoying as hell and implies either grand self-dilusionary behavior or blatent igrnorance/stupidity. IT would be like me buying a Cobra body kit/rims and badging my car as a cobra and telling people I owned a cobra. I dont, its a GT. You want to know what a car is? Pull the VIN. As in when you go to trade that car in...is it a cobra? no...WORTH LESS... "BUT IT LOOKS LIKE ONE!!" you squeal...they say "well, not everyone wants a knockoff and we probably will have trouble selling it because it isnt original and a lot of people want OEM cars when they come to a dealer." SO no matter if its a carbon copy of whatever you are imitating, IT IS NOT WORTH THE SAME, nor is it ACCEPTALBE to call it the same. If I looked like elvis, sang like elvis, and gyrated my pelvis like elvis, would I be the real deal....no, when is the last time an Elvis Impersonator sold out a concert? huh!?!?!

*rant off* sorry, just get tired of idiots trying to be something they are not.

BrandonDrecksage
09-28-2005, 10:51 AM
Hahahaha all this heated debate over a fucking badge...honestly who cares? Its personal preference. I know what you guys mean, I have a z28, and picked up an aftermarket SS hood, which happen to come with the SS emblems, which I would never put on my car and sold them on ebay. Honestly though, its a piece of plastic with a name/number on it...and if someone wants to put one on the who cares? I understand how it offends people who really own the cars, such as an SS owner, when they see a z28 with the SS badges when its not a "real" SS, but I just dont see the big deal. You know you own a real SS, or silvia, or fairlady z, or whatever so who are you to tell someone else what to do to their car? You might think its gay or riced out or whatever but you dont own the car, so if someone wants to put a ferrari emblem on their 83 civic hatchback who cares? Plus its always good for a laugh...

I never said don't do it. i'm just stating that i'm sure this guy has made fun of other cars that do the same shit...like the example i always bring up...a honda integra or acura rsx witha type r badge on it. i'm just saying most car enthusiasts will make fun of you or look down on you.

98Z28MASS
09-28-2005, 11:10 AM
And i agree with both of you. I hate it when people try to stick badges on their cars and claim "yea its really a Type-R, Cobra, etc, etc so that makes it faster than your car". I have no respect for them at all, but hey if thats what they choose to do then they are the ones looking like asses, and thats their choice. Stanger88 if you were to buy the entire kit and everything and tell people its a cobra thats your choice (not saying you would do that but just using your example). If and when people found out then youd be the one looking foolish, but again its your choice, and like brandondrecksage said you will get made fun of or looked down upon, but if your stupid enough to try to make your car something it isnt then you should be looked down upon. Im not trying to justify the rebadging of a car as being correct in any way, just saying that its a piece of plastic with a number/name on it that people put on their cars, but people seem to think that it should be outlawed or illegal or carry a fine or something for doing so when it reality its just the owners preference. When its done its something to laugh at and you can take pride in the fact that your not an ass-clown like the guy next to you that has his car badged as something its not.

bboyferal
09-28-2005, 11:50 AM
THe problem is not that the badge is incorrect and we are not sensetive to personal preference, the issue is with jackasses who want to make their car more than it is with the simple presence of a badge. For instance, instead of "well, I just like having fairlady Z on my car, its cool" you hear "yo man, this is a Fairlady Z, it'll rape your car man, its fairlady!!!!" In case A, who cares, they like it, bravo. In case B (which is sadly much more common) its annoying as hell and implies either grand self-dilusionary behavior or blatent igrnorance/stupidity. IT would be like me buying a Cobra body kit/rims and badging my car as a cobra and telling people I owned a cobra. I dont, its a GT. You want to know what a car is? Pull the VIN. As in when you go to trade that car in...is it a cobra? no...WORTH LESS... "BUT IT LOOKS LIKE ONE!!" you squeal...they say "well, not everyone wants a knockoff and we probably will have trouble selling it because it isnt original and a lot of people want OEM cars when they come to a dealer." SO no matter if its a carbon copy of whatever you are imitating, IT IS NOT WORTH THE SAME, nor is it ACCEPTALBE to call it the same. If I looked like elvis, sang like elvis, and gyrated my pelvis like elvis, would I be the real deal....no, when is the last time an Elvis Impersonator sold out a concert? huh!?!?!

*rant off* sorry, just get tired of idiots trying to be something they are not.

Rant? No, man, that was very, VERY well-put. :nod:

DemitriHKS
09-28-2005, 09:13 PM
two things.....

I never said you put it on your car

and the part in bold...i said you can do whatever you want to your car, i'm not telling you not to do it in the future if you get the urge.

and you didn't anwser my question..would you look down or make fun of the guy that put a SS badge on his z28....and would you do the same with the guy that put type R in his rsx type s?

cause if you say yes, then your using double standards for some reason. I'm just trying to make a point...i'm not attacking you....I just think its dumb when you try to make your car what it isn't. that even goes for "clones" like when peopel take a older camaro and make it a yenko clone..that is stupid..you don't have a yenko. only time its cool to make a clone is if its getting destroyed ina movie..like 2 fast 2 furious had yenko clones because I'd be pissed if they destroyed real ones.


You prove a couple good points and make me second guess the idea. Is it possible that I was being a Little......I said a little biased, Maybe. But the honest truth is that OTHER THAN the Right hand drive the Z and the Fairlady are the same. Would I look down on the Type R badges on hondas and shit, not going to lie probably yes. But that's also because their owners are ignorant think it looks cool and have done nothing to make it a Type R. Now if I see and NSX or any other acura with a Honda emblem instead of the Acura I don't look down at that at all. Why? Because there is no Acura anywhere but here and once again it's just the way the car is sold somewhere else.

bboyferal
09-29-2005, 09:30 AM
Don't do it, man. Build up the sweetest 350Z ever. Build one that schools a bunch of other ones. Build one that looks more badass than the rest. Then, leave your 350Z badge on somewhere with pride! Pride in the fact that you own the U.S. Spec left-hand drive Nissan 350Z, with NO SHAME!!! :D

DemitriHKS
09-29-2005, 03:04 PM
I'd like to but you know it's not really cheap to do so. Especially when it comes to this import crap it really seems like they just like to jack the shit out the prices. Donations are welcome though :thumb:

bboyferal
09-29-2005, 04:41 PM
I'd like to but you know it's not really cheap to do so. Especially when it comes to this import crap it really seems like they just like to jack the shit out the prices. Donations are welcome though :thumb:

:lol:

I'll tell you what... If I win the lottery, after I finish with my car I'll buy you whatever you want for it under the condition it retains its 350Z nomenclature. Would you agree to the terms? :jest:

JK, good luck with your car, man. I think many here would agree most of us are underpaid. :cry:

BrandonDrecksage
09-29-2005, 04:47 PM
You prove a couple good points and make me second guess the idea. Is it possible that I was being a Little......I said a little biased, Maybe. But the honest truth is that OTHER THAN the Right hand drive the Z and the Fairlady are the same. Would I look down on the Type R badges on hondas and shit, not going to lie probably yes. But that's also because their owners are ignorant think it looks cool and have done nothing to make it a Type R. Now if I see and NSX or any other acura with a Honda emblem instead of the Acura I don't look down at that at all. Why? Because there is no Acura anywhere but here and once again it's just the way the car is sold somewhere else.

but now your just saying they are all ignorant? what if they had the type R drivetrain and all the same body parts? like i said before though..do what you want with your car...if your a true car enthusiast....you won't give a shit what other people thing about your car. I'm jsut making a point...everyone laughs at the guy in an integra...when it says type R and he has a gsr under the hood....and they'll laugh at him if he has the type R drive train and it wasn't originally a type R, but he has type r badging.

DemitriHKS
09-29-2005, 10:54 PM
but now your just saying they are all ignorant? what if they had the type R drivetrain and all the same body parts? like i said before though..do what you want with your car...if your a true car enthusiast....you won't give a shit what other people thing about your car. I'm jsut making a point...everyone laughs at the guy in an integra...when it says type R and he has a gsr under the hood....and they'll laugh at him if he has the type R drive train and it wasn't originally a type R, but he has type r badging.

I'm not really saying anything anymore about it. I think we are both on the same track about the topic it's just that we see certain things differently. There's a lot of people who would agree with both of us. Even real car enthusiasts. But by saying that I don't wanna start another argument. I like to meet people half way on most things and maybe that's why i'm looking at it both ways. And Bboyforeal- Ummmm, I'll get back to you on that :jest: