JDM Emblems vs "other"



Shesfromthefire

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Are JDM Emblems really the way to go? I know I've found some "similar" emblems on eBay, but definitely aren't the real thing. I've heard a lot of bad stuff about fake emblems cracking, not sticking etc... The ones on eBay are $63.99 and the the JDM ones I found on JDMgoodies are $98.50

Are the JDM ones worth it? I don't want to buy the others and have them fall apart on me. I appreciate the feedback!

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an emblem is an emblem, not too much that can go wrong. but why would you put jdm emblems on a usdm car? never understood that idea.
 


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an emblem is an emblem, not too much that can go wrong. but why would you put jdm emblems on a usdm car? never understood that idea.
Personal preference. A lot of stuff isn't technically JDM. eBay lists a lot of their stuff as "JDM" as a marketing gimmick to sucker kids into buying their products.
 

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Wow $100 for an H with red back? Its up to you and your budget. Id just get an acura one and turn it around =)
 

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I dont know bout honda emblems however my buddy has bought sti emblems for his lgt off ebay and they turned out alright. He never had any problems with them he finally took them off though just got tired of them.
 

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The H emblems on ebay even the more expensive ones my friends have bought have been a 50/50 shot.
One friends are perfect been on the car for a year now, other friend the badge somehow let moisuter get behind it looked like s**t and ended up cracking.
 

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eBay is hit or miss. Same goes with any eBay generic part.
 

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Post up pics of the ones you buy
 

Shesfromthefire

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Before or after the overlay? I'm still debating. I've blown my holiday bonus so JDM emblems are on my wish list. I won't know whether they're real or not. In theory the overlay would hold them together and cover any imperfections.
 
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there are the ones on ebay that costs like 10 bucks. those obviously are the fakes, bad adhesive and looks like a cheap piece of plastic garbage.

the ones that costs 50 bucks+ are the legit ones that looks identical to the "JDM" ones from japan. but then again, they'e not made by the japanese themselves rendering them fakes as well.

bottom line, don't waste money on jdm badges.
 

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the price from the ebay is pricy too, i would get the jdm if you are dropping that much money on it already.
 

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do you have a link to the ebay ones, if they are that expensive they are probably oem
 

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I just looked and saw some on eBay for $63.99 that were OEM in factory packaging. Looks like you already got some though.
 

Shesfromthefire

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I just looked and saw some on eBay for $63.99 that were OEM in factory packaging. Looks like you already got some though.
A lot of those are still fake. The SN is sometimes the SN for the key fob or another part. Thanks though!
 






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