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 #50546  by Onikarge
 Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Greetings. I´ve decided to debadge the KZ, however I´m not sure about the best option. The four alternatives I´m looking are:

A) Clean at all
B) To keep only the "S"
C) To keep only "Kizashi"
D) To keep the "S" plus "kizashi" (removing only the word "suzuki")

I´m aware the "kizashi" word is made by 5 individual pieces, so remove it surely woud be much easier than place it again in the future... My Kz is dark grey and I´d like to hear the opinions from the debadger fellows. Thanks in advance.
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 #50549  by Woodie
 Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am
A or B

I left the S on there, but I've been wondering about that decision for five years now.
 #50554  by drZook
 Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:59 am
The correct answer is: A

I debadged our '10 GTS clean the night we purchased it new nearly ten years ago. Never regretted it once.

A clean SuKi tail shave is the Rx you need to cure what ails you. :ugeek:

Sincerely,
DrZook
 #50562  by Tom Kizzie
 Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:56 am
All or nothing. Mine has everything removed at the back. I will put everything back on it when i still have it over 20 years or so just to make it conpletely original again. At the moment its also funny to see so many people staring and dont know what they see until they see the "S" front
 #50568  by n8dogg
 Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:45 am
Take it all off...leave others guessing...it's so much fun!
 #50640  by KuroNekko
 Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:26 am
Old poll, but here's my opinion: Don't mess with anything.
I personally hate debadging on any cars. It makes the car look either of two things:
A) You got into an accident and took it to a cheap body shop that couldn't even bother to replace your badges after the repair/repaint.
B) You car is a cheap knock-off that rips the styling of major brands. There are plenty in places like China.

While many have complained that the Kizashi has excessive badging with the "S", the "Suzuki", and the "Kizashi", it's really not too bad. Go look at a Toyota. You will see the T emblem, the "Toyota", the model name, and even the trim like "SE" or "Limited".

I also think debadging is a bad idea for resale value. If you want to sell your car in the future, I suggest you keep and replace the badges, especially for a trade-in or sale to a used car dealer like CarMax.

If I had to make a choice out of the OP's list, it would be D, but E (leave it alone) is my choice. Complete opinion, of course.
 #50642  by SAEED_KIZZY
 Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 am
KuroNekko wrote:Old poll, but here's my opinion: Don't mess with anything.

exactly also more badging like this not a bad idea(in my opinion) ;) ;)

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 #50681  by Onikarge
 Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Finally I was conservative and chose the D option or the nice Kizashi Echocharger Hybrid concept mode.

And finally I´m glad i didnt choose another option cause (I forgot this) the more badges you take the more brand new car should be: after taking off the suzuki badge it remains one suzuki paint shadow template, practically invisible... unless someone approach it the distance of one step: not ugly at all but not really clean either.

On the other hand I think debadging a (new) car and removing all or part of the rear chrome in a world of extensive and shiny rear publicity and specs is not a bad idea, however I think that mod probably is best suited with known and popular brands/models like a fine and very easy way to make your car more special and strange (like the opposite mod by putting rarer suzuki emblems too), the fact is that, with or without chrome, kizashis are really special and unicorn cars simply by themselves.