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post #1 of 9 Old 02-02-2018, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Trail Rated Badge Help

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I got a new 2018 Limited and have to admit I like the red trail rated 4x4 badges on the front fenders that come on the Trailhawk. Would someone with a Trailhawk willing to take some pictures and some measurements so I could put them on my Limited? Hope this isn't against some unwritten rule.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-03-2018, 12:38 AM
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What exactly are you looking by way of measurements? I have a trailhawk out in the garage..
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What exactly are you looking by way of measurements? I have a trailhawk out in the garage..
Thanks! I guess measurements so I know were its supposed to go. Like how far from the fender door gap and how far from the fender hood gap. Something like the attached though not near as complicated. Just ball park those two I listed. Maybe a close up picture as well.

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It doesn't seem right to put "trail rated" badges on a totally non-trail rated vehicle (MHO). If you are going to make your own, maybe you could put something other than "trail" on it? Maybe "Road Rated" or simply "Jeep"? lol I don't know. But its like guys putting "Shelby" emblems on their base model mustangs. Its just not cool (to us actual car people).
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It doesn't seem right to put "trail rated" badges on a totally non-trail rated vehicle (MHO). If you are going to make your own, maybe you could put something other than "trail" on it? Maybe "Road Rated" or simply "Jeep"? lol I don't know. But its like guys putting "Shelby" emblems on their base model mustangs. Its just not cool (to us actual car people).
I assumed some would find putting a trail rated badge on a Limited sacrilege but I don't intend to mislead anyone. I just like the looks of it. Think of it as "Imitation is the highest form of flattery."
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Hope this helps. Not quite as professional as the one you showed but... Couple of notes.
The measurement from the crease in the panel to the top of the badge is from the bottom line of the crease. (Where it goes flat to the panel) the measurement from the door gap is based on right in the middle of the badge. ( The door gap is not a vertical line)
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It doesn't seem right to put "trail rated" badges on a totally non-trail rated vehicle (MHO). If you are going to make your own, maybe you could put something other than "trail" on it? Maybe "Road Rated" or simply "Jeep"? lol I don't know. But its like guys putting "Shelby" emblems on their base model mustangs. Its just not cool (to us actual car people).
I assumed some would find putting a trail rated badge on a Limited sacrilege but I don't intend to mislead anyone. I just like the looks of it. Think of it as "Imitation is the highest form of flattery."
It's your vehicle, do whatever you want to it.. I am not offended in the least. Hell, put a Ferrari emblem on it if that's what looks good to you..
Any "actual car people" will know it's not a trailhawk anyway. The front bumper/fascia is totally different..
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It's not like these are muscle cars or something that is going to be desirable to a collection oriented car person. These are Italian SUVs with Jeep badges on them, that will inevitably disappear into the realm of the forgotten cars when these all age to the point that they are no longer worth sinking the money into keeping the complex electronic gadgetry alive, and something nicer comes along. If you wanna put trail rated badges on one, go ahead.
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Hope this helps. Not quite as professional as the one you showed but... Couple of notes.
The measurement from the crease in the panel to the top of the badge is from the bottom line of the crease. (Where it goes flat to the panel) the measurement from the door gap is based on right in the middle of the badge. ( The door gap is not a vertical line)
Thatís perfect! Thanks so much!
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