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Old 05-15-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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I am not being pissy here but I just don't get it. People pay extra from a z71 pickup and they get a badge people play extra for zo6 and get a badge yet we pay extra for z51 and get no badge? Why?
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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I sure hope you are being sarcastic. If not
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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I am not being pissy here but I just don't get it. People pay extra from a z71 pickup and they get a badge people play extra for zo6 and get a badge yet we pay extra for z51 and get no badge? Why?
"Badges?We don't need no stinkin badges!"
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:48 PM   #4
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We haven't had one of these threads a few weeks. Let the games begin.



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Old 05-15-2014, 03:00 PM   #5
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I think its a legitimate question. And no I haven't participated in one before.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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It's just not necessary. The stock Z51 wheels will tell the world, " I'm a Z51".
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:07 PM   #7
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I give up.....Why?
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #8
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Some of you base model guys are a riot. You paid like $6500 extra for a few add ons. I paid $35k more for an entirely different car. That's worth a badge.
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Some of you base model guys are a riot. You paid like $6500 extra for a few add ons. I paid $35k more for an entirely different car. That's worth a badge.
fine but then why the badge on the pickup which is really more of a comparison than a z06 I will give you that.
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fine but then why the badge on the pickup which is really more of a comparison than a z06 I will give you that.
I can't really answer that, sir. But I can somewhat see where you're coming from. But the badge that adorns a Z71 truck/Tahoe/Suburban was and is a bit obnoxious personally. If you had a badge in mind similar to what the Z06 wears, I could see that being a possibility. Ever since the release of the C5, the vette has earned the reputation of being sleek and "clean" in nature and design and some big, outlandish emblem just would not be at home on one. I don't own a C7 though. I have a C6 Z06. Although I'm not 100% sure how I feel about the C7 yet for myself, I can certainly see its appeal and it's clearly a formittable force on the road and I'm proud to share the road with you guys. As a matter of fact, I'm a fan of understated. Meaning, some people don't know or recognize a Z51 when they see it. So let'em find out the hard way, lol. When they're looking at that angry rear facia you guys are sporting. Just like the guy in the GT500 found out the other day it was a H/C/I Z06 he was toying with, lol. He pulled up next to me and said "sh*t, I didn't realize I was f$cking with a cammed Z06", lol. Enjoy the same fun. But just in corners.
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GM has a deal with Ecklers. Anything cheap and tacky you need to "dress up" your car you can buy from Ecklers.
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Z51 badges would be tacky

They sure look tacky on the trucks.
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I. Enjoy the same fun. But just in corners.
sounds like you use the car the way it's meant to be used...in corners. For that I give your kuddos sir.
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Badges usually denote a model as in Grand Sport, 427 Convertible, Z06, ZR1. Z51 was and still is a Performance Handling Pkg. It has been an option since 1984, included in the GS's and now it seems for the first time in 30 years it is being called a model. So maybe if it is in fact a model, maybe it should have the Z51 badge. BTW...I still consider Z51 to be an option not a model of Corvette.

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I want 3LT badges on mine too. Why stop with just one?

In fact, maybe Chevy should just laminate the window sticker onto the hood of every C7.
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fine but then why the badge on the pickup which is really more of a comparison than a z06 I will give you that.
Doesn't mean it's not tacky! To each his own, if you want a badge and you like the way it looks then power to you!

Personally for me, if it came with a Z51 badge, I'd take it off.
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I want 3LT badges on mine too. Why stop with just one?

In fact, maybe Chevy should just laminate the window sticker onto the hood of every C7.
Hey Steve, I see you own a GT500, what's comparable in the Mustang world to this?
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I want 3LT badges on mine too. Why stop with just one?

In fact, maybe Chevy should just laminate the window sticker onto the hood of every C7.
i didn't say gaudy looking I just said something tasteful to show the extra money spent it could be a choice in the build. I think I nice little z51 in chrome or black under the stingray or a little chrome one on the back right of the car would be fine as a choice. so you badge haters can have a naked car can be naked and we can have little g-string spice on ours.
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I'm gonna kill myself because of this thread.
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