Originally Posted by rngprerunner
I say no. Is your truck an FX4? Then don't put the badges on it. Same goes if you wanted to put Edge stickers on it or Sport, my answer would be the same. I hate it when people mis-badge trucks/cars. It's no better than putting a Type R sticker on something.
same goes for Austin-something-or-other on here. His vehicle in not a Level II, yet he has the stickers on his truck.
There's a similar problem with this in the reptile community. People create hybrids (breeding 2 different species together) that creates a new "morph" (NO NOT A NEW SPECIES!!!), or in dog terms a mutt. The problem manifests itself further when it comes to selling of these hybrids and their offspring. (Note: the hybrid offspring of some reptiles have been shown to be fertile, unlike that of mammalian hybrids [mules, jennies, liger, tigons, etc]). It manifests in the sense of at times, especially with further breedings, it may become intrinsically difficult to distinguish between a "hybrid" and parently specimens. Example: burmese python X reticulated python = commercially named hybrid "borneo bat-eater". If one decides to breed a borneo bat-eater to a burmese or reticulated python, the resulting offspring maybe be difficult to distinguish from pure burmese pythons or reticulated pythons.
What it boils down to is it becomes the matter of accurate representation. If I want a pure burmese python or reticulated python I want to KNOW I'm paying for exactly that. And I surely don't want to find out that what I thought was pure turned out to just be a masking of something it wasn't.
Kind of like the guy here in town with a red step-side ext cab ranger...looks to be a 99 or 00. In red, white, and blue he has FX4 Level II on his bed. I saw that and went, huh....liar!
A friend of mine with a 98 tacoma trd finds it highly annoying when people put the "trd" sticker on their vehicles that are missing key trd package items (no eletronic locker is the easiest way to spot this on the tacomas) just the same as us with the LII decals feel.
- 4.0 SOHC
- power everything
- sliding rear window
- 4-door super cab
- #1 rated t-bars
- 31 x 10.50 x 15 BFG All-Terrains
- Alcoa 15x7 wheels
- Torsen® Limited-Slip Differential
- 4.10 axle
- Bilstein shocks
- 3 skid plates
- Body Color Grille
- Stainless Steel Front Tow Hooks
- Am/FM Stereo w/ MP3/CD & Cassette
- Two-Tone Bucket Seats
- Chrome Shifter (and t-case shifter for 03s)
- Black Interior
...originally from the factory, no FX4 Level II stickers (unless you're like NHBubba and removed your level II stickers)!
< /rant >