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GetsThruBuckner
07-26-2013, 12:18 AM
After expectedly losing in the raffle that @DS Ocampo held, I found myself in a bidding war on EBay for some Tributo Ferrari 695 badges and I won! Finally I won something! I paid more than I wanted to pay (by far) but less than 500 Madness is asking ($349.99.) While I don't doubt that the cost of the "Madness" badging is justified, I don't know what to do with these new badges. Yes, one option is to just keep them as memorabilia, but my gut says "put them on the side window pillar!" So, let's get some feedback.:Peace:

Dwaynek
07-26-2013, 09:15 AM
Side pillars, show them off!

trevc
07-26-2013, 09:18 AM
Keep them as memorabilia - your car is not a Tributo Ferrari 695 :bi_polo:

2300cc
07-26-2013, 10:16 AM
I would just keep them as memorabilia. I'm not big on badging a car something it isn't....

DIVSAbarth500
07-26-2013, 10:29 AM
Unless you are gonna spend the dough to do a 695 tributo replica, I say keep them as memorabilia. If you have a finished garage, maybe mount them on the wall or something.

Tweak
07-26-2013, 06:49 PM
I'll go another way and say since you don't have the actual car and unless you are planning to fully make yourself a tribute car maybe sell them if you got a good deal?

melanzane
07-27-2013, 12:16 AM
These arguments AGAINST putting badges don't seem to hold any water given today's society. Would you not wear a sports team jersey unless you are an actual player on that sports team? Would you not wear Armani branded jeans unless your name is Giorgio Armani? Would you not put an Obama sticker on your car unless you are a raging Socialist? (sorry, that last one slipped).

My point is, do what you want and what makes you happy. I say put the badges on if you like the look. Chances are others will think they are cool too.

The protocol about badging a car only the way the auto manuf. intended is ludicrous. Using that line of argument, you should never tune your car, because that's not how the manufacturer made it.

redred
07-27-2013, 01:08 AM
I'm sure you know how I feel about them (since I have them on my car). Do what you like. It's your car and its your right to express yourself anyway you see fit. I love the badges on my car and I could care less what other people think about them.

DIVSAbarth500
07-27-2013, 11:46 AM
These arguments AGAINST putting badges don't seem to hold any water given today's society. Would you not wear a sports team jersey unless you are an actual player on that sports team? Would you not wear Armani branded jeans unless your name is Giorgio Armani?

Geez, relax chief. He asked for our opinion and we gave it to him. For the record though, no I don't wear sports team jerseys because I am an adult, and I would never wear a jersey with someone's name on the back unless it was my own because I am a man. Second, I would never buy Armani jeans because Giorgio adding his name to jeans that cost a $1.50 to make magically adds 100 fold to the price. Third, unless you have a Tributo or an honest to goodness replica, don't badge it as such. The Abarth is cool enough already (stock or modified).

But you are right, do what ever the heck makes you happy.

Gigante
07-27-2013, 02:14 PM
After expectedly losing in the raffle that @DS Ocampo held, I found myself in a bidding war on EBay for some Tributo Ferrari 695 badges and I won! Finally I won something! I paid more than I wanted to pay (by far) but less than 500 Madness is asking ($349.99.) While I don't doubt that the cost of the "Madness" badging is justified, I don't know what to do with these new badges. Yes, one option is to just keep them as memorabilia, but my gut says "put them on the side window pillar!" So, let's get some feedback.:Peace:

It's your car, personalize it how you wish. I have badged my car with 595 bagdges and the Turismo script on the back. I am slowly making my car look like the 595 Turismo model from tne UK - I like the look and that is all that matters. I am a set of 595 Turismo door sills and an Abarth stearing wheel (with red leather inserts) away from completing my look. In addition, I have other exterior mods that do not come on the car stock. Bottom line do what you wish and be happy.bigok

Chico Valdez
07-27-2013, 04:46 PM
Go for it! At least it's not 'V_TEC' badges on a Pontiac! Or 'SE-R' badges on a Toyota.
I've personally seen both of these. Do expect people to ask a lot of questions though. It's the increase in power and the paddle-shifters that make the car IMO.

Gaetano
07-27-2013, 04:58 PM
Geez, relax chief. He asked for our opinion and we gave it to him. For the record though, no I don't wear sports team jerseys because I am an adult, and I would never wear a jersey with someone's name on the back unless it was my own because I am a man. Second, I would never buy Armani jeans because Giorgio adding his name to jeans that cost a $1.50 to make magically adds 100 fold to the price. Third, unless you have a Tributo or an honest to goodness replica, don't badge it as such. The Abarth is cool enough already (stock or modified).

But you are right, do what ever the heck makes you happy.

I have a Tributo!!! You just haven't seen it yet! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Gigante
07-27-2013, 08:02 PM
I have a Tributo!!! You just haven't seen it yet! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

AH..HAHAHAHA, I'm glad you did't bring it to the FFO or I would have been so upset and not had the same result, thank you for keeping the ghost car away (lol).

melanzane
07-27-2013, 08:32 PM
Geez, relax chief. He asked for our opinion and we gave it to him. For the record though, no I don't wear sports team jerseys because I am an adult, and I would never wear a jersey with someone's name on the back unless it was my own because I am a man. Second, I would never buy Armani jeans because Giorgio adding his name to jeans that cost a $1.50 to make magically adds 100 fold to the price. Third, unless you have a Tributo or an honest to goodness replica, don't badge it as such. The Abarth is cool enough already (stock or modified).


Haha, I actually agree with ^^^ 100%, I'm just presenting the other side of the argument.

GetsThruBuckner
07-27-2013, 08:45 PM
It's your car, personalize it how you wish. I have badged my car with 595 bagdges and the Turismo script on the back. I am slowly making my car look like the 595 Turismo model from tne UK - I like the look and that is all that matters. I am a set of 595 Turismo door sills and an Abarth stearing wheel (with red leather inserts) away from completing my look. In addition, I have other exterior mods that do not come on the car stock. Bottom line do what you wish and be happy.bigok

I checked out your garage. Looks awesome! Where did you get those wheels, me likey!:glee:

GetsThruBuckner
07-27-2013, 09:00 PM
I'm sure you know how I feel about them (since I have them on my car). Do what you like. It's your car and its your right to express yourself anyway you see fit. I love the badges on my car and I could care less what other people think about them.

Yes, I love the look that you have going. I think you should start uploading some pics of your car to your garage so I can see more of her! 1luvu

Gaetano
07-27-2013, 09:11 PM
AH..HAHAHAHA, I'm glad you did't bring it to the FFO or i would have been so upset and not had the same result, thank you for keeping the ghost car away (lol).

Classic!!!!!

Gigante
07-27-2013, 09:33 PM
I checked out your garage. Looks awesome! Where did you get those wheels, me likey!:glee:

A ebay seller had four sets, I bought two sets, one for our 500c and the other for the Abarth. The A500, as it is known as in the UK has a Turismo model this is the look I have been building on. The wheels are the most important part of the look, IMO, and once you get them, like the Tributo wheels and the badging and stripes like redred has the theme starts to come together. Good luck and do as you please.:)

scorpion_king
07-27-2013, 10:07 PM
i say put them on

DIVSAbarth500
07-27-2013, 11:30 PM
I have a Tributo!!! You just haven't seen it yet! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

LMFAO!!!!!!! I have one too...............Don't like to show it to people though.

redred
07-28-2013, 03:41 AM
Yes, I love the look that you have going. I think you should start uploading some pics of your car to your garage so I can see more of her! 1luvu

Well I don't have pics in my garage, but I do have an Owner's thread for it:

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?10076-OWNER-redred-2012-Fiat-500-Abarth-Grigio

GetsThruBuckner
07-29-2013, 04:31 PM
Well I got them today.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k02FIwTOwYs/Ufa8ctpnaYI/AAAAAAAAF78/FEq81HVjTqE/w927-h695-no/20130729_150257.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V66rwA84KTA/Ufa8ONkH2SI/AAAAAAAAF7w/eyxbhIMU4Mw/w521-h695-no/20130729_150157.jpg

MADNESSLuckyJay
07-29-2013, 05:37 PM
Haha, I actually agree with ^^^ 100%, I'm just presenting the other side of the argument.

Good points back and forth, although I do wear a sports jersey from time to time, and I am an adult, but it's a game worn jersey from my favorite player when he played on my favorite team! So I guess if you have a Ferrari at home, your ABARTH could be considered a Tribute to your other ride :)

GetsThruBuckner
07-29-2013, 06:20 PM
I'm 30 and I wear jerseys all the time, it's the way I show support for my team. I am very into baseball and football and I like to wear authentic jerseys because it makes me feel closer to the game knowing that i'm wearing the exact same thing as my favorite player. Immature? maybe but I love it, and MANY others do too. Also I only buy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, or Nautica. I feel that they not only fit better than the cheaper stuff, but wear much less over time. So I will pay the extra dough.
As far as the badges, I don't plan to put the badges in the same place as the actual "695 Tributo Ferrari" has them. To be honest I don't think anyone will think I am actually driving a Ferrari, nor will think I am posing as such. I do appreciate everyone's opinion, and I enjoy reading them. Most of the time, no one here tries to be a prick (though there was that one guy, whom I never see on here anymore). I still havent decided what exactly to do. If I did want to go with the full 695 treatment, my recent research suggests that it would probably cost me more than the actual EU 695 does! :greedy_dollars:

Bellissimo
07-29-2013, 11:29 PM
I purchased the same badge (just one) as I had hoped to put it on the right hand dash portion above the 500 bit. Unfortunately, it is completely flat (though it looked like it was a bit curved) so it won't really apply correctly. Not sure what I'll do with it now. My 12 year-old was stoked about me winning it on eBay as well, and as a budding car enthusiast/Ferrari fan, he was excited about me putting on my Abarth. That means far more to me than whether or not my humble Fiat is a true "Tributo" edition or not.
Do what feels good in life - in moderation of course! coolgleam

Small&Wicked2013
07-29-2013, 11:52 PM
I have seen these on an Abarth and my thoughts were it looks cool and unique. I feel it is completely different than putting hemi stickers on a v6 challenger or charger which I have seen many times. Can't explain why I feel this way though. :dunno:

nojeebs
07-30-2013, 07:31 PM
If you're past the 60% mark on putting um on....just do it. ;) Mod it to what makes you happy! Besides, if you get tired of it you can always remove um and then display it as a keepsake.

ReconTopher
07-30-2013, 08:40 PM
Also I only buy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, or Nautica.

Are you sure you're 30? 60 Maybe? ;)

GetsThruBuckner
07-30-2013, 10:40 PM
Are you sure you're 30? 60 Maybe? ;)
Point taken LOL. But they do fit me very well and last foreversillylol

spydersniper
07-31-2013, 02:48 PM
I put them on mine. It starts a lot of conversations. The last time I looked Tributto translated out to TRIBUTE. Besides.... people look at them and then you start the car!! Ahhh...the smiles!