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dharman07 11-09-2012 04:06 PM

Military it.. or Oscar Mike it up?
 
So im about to put military decals on my 2013 JKU. But while tracking down decals on ebay, i found a guy selling replical Oscar Mike decals.

Im thinking about using the 20" Oscar Mike star for the front, instead of a solid military star, using small oscar mike stars in front of each door, and then taking off my sport decals and putting on oscar mike hard badges on each side.

This wouldnt be false advertising would it?

TrueBlueJK 11-09-2012 04:09 PM

:popcorn:

Riggsie 11-09-2012 11:38 PM

It is your Jeep, do as you like!

Farnham21 11-09-2012 11:57 PM

Who cares all that package was was a 4k more procetag for some decals go for it

Cascadian 11-09-2012 11:57 PM

This thread needs pictures because what I'm imagining in my head looks really odd on a Jeep.

LMH 11-10-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riggsie (Post 2978554)
It is your Jeep, do as you like!

X2 I have a DCR jeep and I put Air Force stars on it. It makes it mine and I like it!

Beastmaster 11-10-2012 07:57 AM

Wow, $89 for this on E-bay:
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTc2WDEyOD...5jQ~~60_35.JPG
or $38.50 for this:
http://www.blujay.com/1/473/3382609_s1_i1_9831.jpg

SURGE 11-10-2012 08:18 AM

That seems really expensive, but I do like the worn or aged look a lot...

thinkxingu 11-10-2012 08:23 AM

I would feel weird putting decorations on a vehicle that it wasn't. For example, even if I upgraded some stuff, I wouldn't put Rubicon stickers on it. I would choose decor that ties into my theme but not identical to a special package. So, a vote for military.

That's just me, though.

S

SURGE 11-10-2012 08:25 AM

I agree military, but a military theme using the aged OM decals would be good I think. I would not try to recreate the OM edition.

Farnham21 11-10-2012 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by thinkxingu
I would feel weird putting decorations on a vehicle that it wasn't. For example, even if I upgraded some stuff, I wouldn't put Rubicon stickers on it. I would choose decor that ties into my theme but not identical to a special package. So, a vote for military.

That's just me, though.

S

The thing is though it wasn't like some upgraded suspension different tires and exterior work kinda thing it was just some stickers and a seat stiching. Wasn't it just a sport model or Sahara anyways? Nothing special just a cool badge and sticker. If I had a white jeep I would get the arctic decals and if I could the seats. Why not IMO it's not like you said the one kid I remember bought the rubicon stickers and put them on his base sport with the steelie wheels lol I see a lot of fake callof duties on my area too

thinkxingu 11-10-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Farnham21
I see a lot of fake callof duties on my area too

Isn't this the point? At what point is your ride "fake"? To me, it's the moment you put on special edition anything. Again, that's me- in the end, it's your Jeep.

S

PS: I kinda think you agree, which is why you're posting in the first place!

ltsrapcon 11-10-2012 03:49 PM

Make it yours. Who cares what other people think?

Beastmaster 11-11-2012 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ltsrapcon (Post 2980001)
Make it yours. Who cares what other people think?

I'll second that :thumb:

Farnham21 11-11-2012 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thinkxingu

Isn't this the point? At what point is your ride "fake"? To me, it's the moment you put on special edition anything. Again, that's me- in the end, it's your Jeep.

S

PS: I kinda think you agree, which is why you're posting in the first place!

Oh I completely agree with that to the point of saying its a rubicon when it's not but when it's something like the arctics or the freedom editions, all the special was just decals and a different seat logo. I don't like that people put like a gt logo on a v6 mustang and try to convince people it's a v8 or in jeep case, trying to make a sport a rubicon with just the hood decal.

dharman07 11-11-2012 11:40 AM

Yeah, so the items that are in the Oscar Mike, are:

Decals
Side Badges
Some inernal trim components
Specially stiched seats
A mat silver front grill
Mat silver five spoke tires.
Side Rails.

So for my sport S, I have silver five spoke tires (not silver mat), and if I add the decals, the badges and the side rails. I could (or not) paint the front grill, and then the only thing I am missing are the internal trim components and the seats.

Considering the Oscar Mike option pack cost $40000, and I would spend about $150 to upgrade it, I think I could go without the images on the seats or the handfull of silver trim components.

And its not that Im mis representing whats under the hood. Like putting a Shelby cobra sticker on a mustang.

What i will probably do is use the Oscar Mike decals but put them in a slightly different pattern.

thinkxingu 11-11-2012 12:03 PM

I've got an Islander, and I'm trying to work this out, so please indulge me: if I bought a sport and swapped most of the components with Rubicon take-offs, when does it become a Rubicon enough to put a sticker on? Can it ever? Where's Plato when you need him?!

S

dharman07 11-11-2012 01:17 PM

Well Rubicons have special rear end differentials and gearing. So if ALL that was replaced, Id put a Rubicon sticker on it.

bloodfart 11-11-2012 01:24 PM

stickers are a slippery slope to RICE... tread lightly!

Buster3479 11-11-2012 01:40 PM

17" Mineral gray wheels
Mineral Gray Grill
Body Color fenders
Black Mopar Tail Lamp guards
Black Mopar Fuel Door
Mopar Slush Mats
Black Mopar Side Steps
Power and Convinience Standard
Interior Trim things
Leather Wheel, Shifter, door arms and center console
Different seats altogether, its not just the stitching, but whatever
(the seats are really nice, a kind of leather like vinyl with really durable cloth in the middle) I believe the artic shares the same style with a differently stitched badge.

Oh ya, badging, and stickers

Oh, and it was 31.8K for a base model 4dr. It's closer to a Sahara, and actually cost less than a Sport or Sahara did equipped with what I wanted. Bought it for the package with the intent on taking the stickers off. I didn't want to go around all Captain America everyday. After a few weeks the graphics grew on me and I wouldn't take them off.

Do what you like, it's your Jeep, make it your own.

Farnham21 11-11-2012 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dharman07
Well Rubicons have special rear end differentials and gearing. So if ALL that was replaced, Id put a Rubicon sticker on it.

Well ya but it would end up Costing you more to do all that then just to have bought a rubi in the first place.

Buster3479 11-11-2012 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Farnham21 (Post 2983001)
Well ya but it would end up Costing you more to do all that then just to have bought a rubi in the first place.

But you actually get to pick better aftermarket diffs, gearing, ect that way as well. Costs you more, but you get what you pay for.

Farnham21 11-11-2012 07:50 PM

But 1500$ or more for some gears conpared to what 350-500 from factory for them is not smart shopping lol

Lusus_Naturae 11-12-2012 12:26 PM

^ But.. Factory gears are good, aftermarket options give you a huge variety, and some are beefier and built much better than a stock Rubicon. As he said above, you would get what you pay for, even if it's more. Or you can find a Rubi owner that has upgraded and get his leftovers.

Farnham21 11-12-2012 09:31 PM

But 50-75% of people who buy rubicons just buy them for the look and never offroad more than a dirt road

Havok 11-12-2012 09:40 PM

I want the OM invaison stickers those look bad ass, what color is your jeep? I know they only released the OM in DCR, TB, and W.

rics1997 11-12-2012 09:47 PM

I think if all you doing is using the hood decal then that is fine of you like it. If you but on the side Oscar Mike decal to pass it off as a Oscar Mike is pushing it for many though. Then to the COD copied my hood, lol. I even have many ask me if I have the COD but I had my hood before the COD was released lol.

Blackened 11-12-2012 09:52 PM

As long as you paid for your Jeep put whatever makes you happy on it.

Farnham21 11-12-2012 09:56 PM

Hmm the decals on a crush hmm

Buster3479 11-13-2012 11:51 AM

That could actually look pretty good. I love my Cherry Red Freedom, but I love and sorta envy all the crush's coming down the road too.


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