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I am on the verge of getting a 2014 SXT. The one and only previous owner decided to put on the super bee sticker making it look like the picture I've attached (the picture is of an actual super bee). Also, not just that but he has also got the hellcat emblems on the sides. I might just take the hellcat emblems out and stick to my phone cover or something xD.

Give me your thoughts about if I should leave these things on (at least for a while) or just get rid of it.
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I am on the verge of getting a 2014 SXT. The one and only previous owner decided to put on the super bee sticker making it look like the picture I've attached (the picture is of an actual super bee). Also, not just that but he has also got the hellcat emblems on the sides. I might just take the hellcat emblems out and stick to my phone cover or something xD.

Give me your thoughts about if I should leave these things on (at least for a while) or just get rid of it.
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For me personally, "up-badging" doesn't do anything for me. I have a Scat Pack and wouldn't put Hellcat badging on it. I could see myself removing badges if I didn't like the way they look or if I was going for a "clean" look but I don't think I'll be doing that to mine. For me, whatever car I own is the car I own. I wouldn't try and make it look like its a more expensive model. If I wanted the more expensive model, I would save up for it and buy it. That's just me though.

Obviously, it would be your car so of course you should do whatever makes you happy. If having a Super Bee sticker or Hellcat badging does it for you, by all means you should do it!

Make sure to let us know what you decide and post pics especially after any mods!
 

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Upbadging is strongly frowned-upon in every forum I'm in. I'd at least take off the badges. I do like your idea to put the on the phone case or something. :)
 

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It is your car and you paid for it. Do what you want with it. However, lots of people especially those who own Chargers/Challenger will frown on it. Some will even take pics and post them on the forum.
 

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One word: Poser.

Up badging any car is no different than placing antennas on an old cop car and driving around with spotlights pointed forward .

The only thing accomplished is head shakes and laughs.
 

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Most everyone will frown on it. If you can deal with the potential ridicule, leave the Hellcat badges...add some 5.0 badges if you want.

If it were me, I would remove the Hellcat badges. If I liked the way the superbee stripe looked I would modify it or change it a little so that the stripe is there but it says SXT or something
 

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I am on the verge of getting a 2014 SXT. The one and only previous owner decided to put on the super bee sticker making it look like the picture I've attached (the picture is of an actual super bee). Also, not just that but he has also got the hellcat emblems on the sides. I might just take the hellcat emblems out and stick to my phone cover or something xD.

Give me your thoughts about if I should leave these things on (at least for a while) or just get rid of it.
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Upbadging has been around forever. When I was a kid, somebody was always sticking SS badges on a 307 Chevelle, GTO badges on a base LeMans, or tarting up an ordinary Mustang to look like a Shelby.

We never made a big deal out of it unless the guy in question (it was always a guy) was really trying to pass off his car as something else. Usually, if you struck up a convo, they would be upfront about the fact that the car was otherwise "stock" but they just liked the look of whatever they stuck or bolted on. True, some were boneheads...like the guy who tried to convince us that his plain Jane Mercury Montego was four-wheel drive...but he was a bonehead across the board, so we didn't need him bragging about his 4x4 ex-phone-company car to ring that bell.

Because we didn't have internet forums then, there weren't all these keyboard warriors to call them "posers" from a thousand miles away (although we probably would have said "phony", and my Dad's generation would probably have called somebody who stuck a "300H" emblem on a 1962 Chrysler a "four-flusher" or something).

But as you can see from the responses, today there are plenty of folks who won't hesitate to point and laugh. In fact, if you post pics on any enthusiast forum, it's virtually guaranteed. As tacamo01 pointed out, some folks will even take pics and post them online, and that's not out of admiration. I have a hunch you knew that already, which may be why you posted a pic of someone else's car and not yours.

But at the end of the day, this is pretty much a "those that matter, don't mind, and those that mind, don't matter" thing. Quoting tacamo01's post again, "It is your car and you paid for it. Do what you want with it."

FWIW, I personally would take the Hellcat and the Super Bee identification off. If you want it to stand out just a little bit, there are other, more subtle changes you can make that...hopefully...wouldn't offend the enthusiast community.
 

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One word: Poser.

Up badging any car is no different than placing antennas on an old cop car and driving around with spotlights pointed forward .

The only thing accomplished is head shakes and laughs.
/\ what he said. Don’t be a douche.
 

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This thread should go well.

Pass the popcorn, please...


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Up badging has been around since the beginning of time. PERIOD.

back in the day, it was a "clone" or a "tribute" car. now its up badging, or "posing". even further back if you look back when women and men wore the wigs in public and court, and corsets with flared dresses, people who were aristocrats and the high society. but you knew back in those times soap wasn't common and sometimes a bath was only every few days. lets be real. they gave the appearance that they were hot ish….


The worst part of it, is truly usually mainly the forum folk against it. When did so many grown men, become such whiny crying menstrual beings??? aren't you supposed to be driving "MUSCLE CARS"??? nothing personal, but those that get offended by this, its directed at them. mainly.


sure, up badging can throw off a few. but for those it throws off, are they really anything credible or someone to worry about??? for example, since everyone of the whiners complain about another car getting a false win impression: if a guy in a mustang GT from 2007, not the newest gen (2015+) races a guy in a SXT badged up to an SRT 2017 with scatpack/srt body appearance. if he or she cant tell that the v6 engine makes a significantly different noise than any of the v8's, then goes off and brags... is a person of that caliber anything worth FEARING (because lets face it, if you worry about what other brands of car owners think...that's FEAR)? there's ZERO difference than a guy who has WHATEVER car, and blazes out off of someone simply accelerating normally, but then runs back to the forums and posts how he took down goliath (a car more powerful than his). to which most of the forum will call him on his bs.



Is it right to do it??? .... debatable. But then you have to factor in with your daily life, how often does it occur?



If you think about how much up badging goes on in REAL life, doing it on a car doesn't really matter in reality. at least not for me.

- How many of you take your wives to get their hair dyed, or dye your own beards?
- All the men wearing hair plugs, toupee's, and the women wearing wigs, or have extensions, and all the celebrity women with the additional strands added in to make it fuller. (many of the women you guys lust after)
- How many of you have females in your lives that have gotten cosmetic surgery to look younger or look different? (many of you pleasure yourself to bigger boobs, smaller liposuction waists, and collagen injected lips...when previously that female looked like a teen boy)
- If there are at least 10,000 members here, some of you undoubtedly stuff a sock in your pants at some point of your life. just saying. proven fact.
- They have t-shirts for guys, waist trainers for guys and girls, corsets, girdles, etc... to make your waist APPEAR smaller. and you'll go to your outing, wedding, dinner, etc, and when people say "oh you lost weight!" you accept the compliment.
- Botox.... need I say more... its just chemical up badging, to where people will compliment someone old saying they look so youthful!
- When you know people that load up on perfumes and colognes to mask them simply cleaning themselves (everyone has been around teens and axe body spray)
- guys that walk around at the gym with their lats flared out and CANT bench their own body weight of 200 lbs, sometimes less. (or the guy who acts super strong, but neglects leg day)
- Instagram, how many of you or your wives or girl friends are on there with FILTERS. you're advertising something that isn't real. (even worse when horny people start messaging you cause they think you are this or that, but really aren't. you play along cause you like the attention)
- Facebook. anyone with fake profiles cheating on their wives? or is Tinder your choice:grin2: the MTV show of Catfish is famous for this. if youre in an older generation, youtube mtv catfish. then shed a tear for your successive generations.
- Anything social media where you take awesome pics and constantly post, but really your life sucks, but you upbadge it so your followers envy you, while some of you only wish you could be there.


See there's many things we'll look past cause its not a car, and some of you indulge in those things. But its the same concept. some will make an excuse that "its different"... but really, its not.

These are ALL things where in the true spirit of UPBADGING, CLONING, or making a TRIBUTE to something else, be it a car, or lifestyle, etc... Its not the real you, the real car, your real life. but you do these things to satisfy YOU. which REALLY should be the only person worried about what you do with YOUR CAR, YOUR LIFE, YOUR WIFE/HUBBY, YOUR FACE, etc.... you gotta be comfy and happy in your own skin, ride, life, household. Everyone else is already gonna judge you. why not be happy? people are gonna look and say 1 of 2 things:

1) "oh he changed the badges on his car, honey. oh well" ---> their life goes on.

or

2) "OMG!!!! he changed the badges of his car!!! I gotta get a pic of this and run back to the forum and post it and make fun of him. it'll make me feel cool and part of the IN crowd" ---> this is the highlight of their day. maybe single. or have a significant other who are both on tinder but smile at each other lovingly everyday. :clap: you now prove to be "THAT PERSON" who was probably a snitch growing up. that whiny kid that if something wasn't how they wanted, they ran and told on whoever.


Now I get it....some people up badge and have elaborate stories of how much HP it makes (which is usually fabricated highly) and who they beat. like a guy in a 5.7 R/T that took down a hellcat, and Hennessey's Exorcist in the same day with his stock engine and sneaky Pete 10 shot of nitrous... not 100...TEN.

but then again, why would you worry or more so fear what this person is gonna portray? people with basic minimum common sense will figure out his BS, once he tells you his house is so big, Nasa can see it from space, and if they zoom in his wife, Cindy Crawford is usually sun bathing around 2pm daily.



In the end, if you are bent out of shape what someone does with their money, their car, etc... that you don't pay a single dime towards. then you are the problem that has the problem. not them. whether they are naïve or intentional, they prob realize that one day, when they die, none of this bs is really gonna matter, you cant take it with you, and people that really matter are the only ones that are gonna remember you anyways. not some guy on the internet with an issue of how or what you built or added to your car. so they do what THEY want. not what you want.
 

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Haha I pissed so many people off the last time we had one of these. All I said was "do what you want, who cares what others think"
LOL! I said something similar last time, I must of gotten lucky.

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If you like getting laughed at, sure leave them on!

I kinda like the Super Bee stripe but the car would have to be a Scat Pack to pull it off, on an SXT? Not a chance!

And the Hellcat badge is never cool on anything other than a Hellcat under any circumstance.

Does it bother me personally that an owner would do this? No, I couldn't care less. But you asked and I'm just telling you how it is, you will get laughed at with that setup on an SXT period and what fun would it be to constantly have to explain that it's really not a Super Bee or Hellcat every time somebody asked? Be pretty embarrassing actually, so just cant see doing this.



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There are those that deserve a honorary mention on People of WalMart
 

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I think people should go the other way and down-badge: Put an SXT badge on a Hellcat and surprise the schizz out of people! As for up-badging, just don't do it-ever.
 
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