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    I need opinions...

    Hey guys, Iíd like to get some opinions on how a certain emblem would look on my car...

    This emblem:



    Placed just above the side door molding:



    On the side door molding:



    On the fender:



    How do you think it would look? It would be going on both sides of the car.

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    I need opinions...

    I think if it originally came from the factory it would be on the fender. If it were an SUV it might be on the door. My ďRoadsterĒ emblem was installed by the dealer on the fender.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: I need opinions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I think if it originally came from the factory it would be on the fender. If it were an SUV it might be on the door. My ďRoadsterĒ emblem was installed by the dealer on the fender.
    Remember the late 90ís Devilles had script on the doors.






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    Go for the door then. Maybe mine is on the fender because itís a coupe.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Go for the door then. Maybe mine is on the fender because itís a coupe.
    Do you like how it would look?

    Btw this wasnít really my idea... Hereís the story:
    This is the emblem I paid $40 dollars for. I purchased it just over a week ago on the bay but still this morning the tracking said it had been ďacceptedĒ at its origin city on the other side of the country.

    So this morning I sent the seller a message asking if shipping normally takes this long for a package to get sent out and he said this wasnít normal and that heíd look into it... He messaged me again saying it mightíve been lost or maybe usps hadnít updated their tracking and that heíd send out another 1 today, along with a return label just in case the 1st one arrived. [great customer service]

    Well just a few hours later the tracking finally updated after a whole week saying it had arrived @the hub in Los Angeles... I messaged him back to let him know about it and to give me instructions on how to return the 2nd package once it arrived. I honestly felt bad at the timing and wish I had just been more patient.

    To my surprise he messaged me back telling me to keep them both. Super nice! Some real Cadillac people style you know what I mean... But now Iíve got 2 of these emblems. Not just any emblems either, theyíre freakin $40 dollars each and theyíre real deal OEM emblems so now I almost feel obligated to use both of them.

    My initial plan was to replace the 2000-2005 DTS emblem on the trunk with the this new 2006-2011 DTS emblem. But now Iíve got 2.

    Itís a good thing I didnít de badge this emblem yet! I came close to a couple of times in the past few days but got sidetracked.



    I donít know what to do.I need opinions...

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    Don't do it. The clean look is what sets-off the side view of your car. Nice gloss, period fitting chrome wheels with nicely darkened trim and tint. It sits perfect as-is. Putting DTS on the sides of that car is right up there with the loons that put "22" on the side rolling on spinners. May sound a bit harsh but the latter just makes me LOL every time I see it. Those last two Caddy's on low profile tires and ugly wheels......those are tacky looking IMO. Yours is classy clean.

    You have a clean car, thus I vote keep the badges off.

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    Re: I need opinions...

    I remember when I added the wreaths around my key holes. That really put the finishing touch to my doors although they arenít necessarily OE

    Since you showed me the pics of those cars with the emblems on the doors, Iíd say put them on yours. People will probably think they came from the factory that way or the dealer put them there.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: I need opinions...

    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    Don't do it. The clean look is what sets-off the side view of your car. Nice gloss, period fitting chrome wheels with nicely darkened trim and tint. It sits perfect as-is. Putting DTS on the sides of that car is right up there with the loons that put "22" on the side rolling on spinners. May sound a bit harsh but the latter just makes me LOL every time I see it. Those last two Caddy's on low profile tires and ugly wheels......those are tacky looking IMO. Yours is classy clean.

    You have a clean car, thus I vote keep the badges off.
    Thatís exactly what Iím afraid of. Thereís a fine line and I donít want to cross it... 1 thing leads to another and next thing you know youíre rolling around looking like this!I need opinions...



    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I remember when I added the wreaths around my key holes. That really put the finishing touch to my doors although they arenít necessarily OE

    Since you showed me the pics of those cars with the emblems on the doors, Iíd say put them on yours. People will probably think they came from the factory that way or the dealer put them there.
    Honestly its going to be a hard decision if I choose to put them on there... Replacing the script on the trunk with the newer script was my plan and I think thatís subtle enough to look factory, but my gutís telling me it might stick out too much to look original...

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    Re: I need opinions...

    If it's a badge for the trunk. It's much of high or deep the letters is. And if as useally they are little deeper than the side badges it could stand out too much with these on yours. Rebadge the original if you want to and you think it looks better than before. And maybe find a nice place for the other one in the interior or in the engine compartment. I would test with some double sided tape that is not so strong adisive and place it on the places you have chosed between. Take a step back and see if you like it or not.

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    Re: I need opinions...

    I too am in the "don't do it" camp. IMO, the whole trend has gone too far when there are badges for the the brand, model, trim type, engine size, drive train type, etc are slapped all over the car. I prefer a clean, uninterrupted look to the exterior of the car with the fewest badges possible.

    From a practical standpoint, it makes it much easier to clean. Just thing of the extra effort and time required to clean around each of those letters, or how hard it is to polish around them
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