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Iamtheonlyreal1
02-26-2008, 02:48 PM
How many people would pay more for something if the brand names were not stamped, cast, etched, stickerd, ect, into the parts we buy....I have been shopping around for different parts over the years, and I am very unsatisfied with the fact that I have to purchase someone elses advertising...

For instance, Edlebrock Valve Covers...They have some nice louver or finned designs, but they are rudely interupted by the EDLEBROCK in the center in bold letters..I know that is sort of a cheap example, but most of the different companies do the same thing...

So, my question is....How many of us would rather pay a bit more and have more detailed products not polluted with brand names....?

Johnny Blaze
02-26-2008, 03:41 PM
I hear ya. I have paid more for un named ones before.

However, on my truck, I bought the jegs stamped air cleaner, and turned it around so the jegs logo is at the back! Its just a parts hauler.

LateNight72
02-26-2008, 03:53 PM
I buy named brands because they (generally) are of better quality than the cheaper, unbranded, products.

toxicz28
02-26-2008, 04:17 PM
I'm not sure that I'd pay more for an un-branded product. But I sure as hell wouldn't pay more just because it is branded.

Nine Ball
02-26-2008, 04:21 PM
For that $100,000 car you are building, surely you have the budget to get any parts you want custom made. You could even label them with your own name if you wish.

;)

Johnny Blaze
02-26-2008, 05:41 PM
You guys are not understanding what he is saying. Not brand name vs knockoffs, but,

Parts with the logo vs with out, ie, edelbrock valve covers with logo vs. without. The ones without the logo are more expensive,

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=EDL%2D4249&N=700+4294925232+4294839018+4294919746+4294908216+ 400065+4294840135+4294903401+4294903406+115&autoview=sku


http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=EDL%2D4245&N=700+4294925232+4294839018+4294919746+4294908216+ 400065+4294840135+4294903401+4294903406+115&autoview=sku

StRacerDuke
02-26-2008, 05:46 PM
A Civic will get you do your destination in the same manner as a Porsche. A Secko will tell time the same time as a Paneria. Personally I would choose the Porsche and the Paneria.

Steve1968LS2
02-26-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't mind the name on the product if it's done nicely.. and if it's not a sticker

Sort of depends.

TonyL
02-26-2008, 06:33 PM
I see your point. A lot of people take pride in those parts though. The logos, if not intrusive to the aesthetic of the design of the part lets people know you bought quality stuff, not some cheap knock off. Im all for companies logo stamping parts so long as that logo doesn't detract from how I want the package as a whole to look.

toxicz28
02-26-2008, 06:37 PM
You guys are not understanding what he is saying.

I understood exactly what he was saying. I'll give and example:
13" drilled/slotted rotors with brackets and 2 piston PBR calipers $850
http://www.touring-classics.com/C5%20kit.htm

13" drilled/slotted rotors with brackets and 2 piston pbr calipers $1394
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BAER-4301035-64-74-Nova-13-Front-Disc-Brakes-Kit_W0QQitemZ140211026155QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item1 40211026155

Iamtheonlyreal1
02-26-2008, 06:53 PM
I guess I like the clean and functional look....Short of having the one off stuff made..Why not have the companies have the option of no Edlebrock, Holley, Hooker, ect, ect...I think that alot of engine compartments would look better with out all the badging....

I was building a Trans Am for a guy...I wanted some decent valve louverd or finned valve covers..An Olds 455 is bad enough when it come to finding decent aftermarket stuff...But when you find it and their LOGO takes atleast 60 percent of the top surface of the valve covers, I have a problem with that..

So instead, my only option was to use a factory style cheap chrome cover instead of the nice aluminum quality covers...I think that a engine compartment can look clean and functional with custom meant to be look....But, when you add all the interference of the badges...Wow, I think it sort of cheapens the whole package by saying that anyone can buy it...I like the look of WOW, what is that? Where did you get that? you know what I mean..I just think that manufactures are too self promoting with our dollars and cars...

Sparky67
02-26-2008, 07:49 PM
I was building a Trans Am for a guy...I wanted some decent valve louverd or finned valve covers..An Olds 455 is bad enough when it come to finding decent aftermarket stuff...But when you find it and their LOGO takes atleast 60 percent of the top surface of the valve covers, I have a problem with that..

So instead, my only option was to use a factory style cheap chrome cover instead of the nice aluminum quality covers...I think that a engine compartment can look clean and functional with custom meant to be look....But, when you add all the interference of the badges...Wow, I think it sort of cheapens the whole package by saying that anyone can buy it...I like the look of WOW, what is that? Where did you get that? you know what I mean..I just think that manufactures are too self promoting with our dollars and cars...

Here is a site with Oldsmobile valve covers. http://www.mondellotwister.com/EngineAcc.htm
If you like any of these valve covers, well you can have a machine shop mill the raised lettering off the aluminum valve covers. Either leave it plain or have custom insert made for that valve cover.

Jeff

http://www.kodakgallery.com/67rscamaro

James OLC
02-26-2008, 09:22 PM
I think that anyone with a classic Olds would be more than happy with a set of valve covers that say Mondello. Just like most hemi guys wouldn't flinch at Bartone. If it's an issue a quick visit to a machine shop and bingo bango bongo problem solved.

cheapthrillz
02-26-2008, 10:25 PM
I think that some companys could do a better job of not making their logos so big and gaudy on some of their parts.

DriverzInc
02-26-2008, 10:30 PM
We see alot of this in the wheel world. Personally, if the logo is engraved nicely on a center cap, and is not over the top, I think wheel center caps look better than a non logo'd cap. This is why we engrave every cap tastefully on the Rushforth Line, the logo's on the Schott wheels are also done this way. But, if a customer wants a smooth cap, it can be had for the same price, no feelings hurt. It's not like we are giving wheels away.

Iamtheonlyreal1
02-27-2008, 08:46 AM
I am not saying not to label their stuff...But come on, be tastful about it..And I do agree about wheel.. I like alot of the logo's on the center caps...

I guess I am just off in my thoughts....But I wont purchase a hat that has someone's advertisment on it...I will wear one if it is given to me, but I am not going to pay someone to advertise there products or services...

EFI69Cam
02-27-2008, 09:26 AM
The only logo I can live with the car makers logo, ie nothing wrong with bowtie valve covers on a Chevy engine in a Chevy car.

The afr logo engraved and cast into my heads pissed me off at first, but how else would a potential buyer know for sure?

CHILI442
02-27-2008, 02:09 PM
I think that anyone with a classic Olds would be more than happy with a set of valve covers that say Mondello.

LOL. I wouldn't put a Mondello sticker on my lawn mower.

rocketman
02-27-2008, 02:49 PM
If parts are marked I usually remove the name, but the part has to be name brand, no ebay crap....no, no

TonyL
02-27-2008, 03:46 PM
I wont purchase a hat that has someone's advertisment on it...I will wear one if it is given to me, but I am not going to pay someone to advertise there products or services...

THIS. I agree totally.

You should have titled this threads LOGOS. Not brand names. I don't care for over logo'd parts.

1968CamaroSS_Sam
02-28-2008, 09:22 AM
I agree it would be nice to see plain, no labelled products also. Just like Rad Rides milled the name off of the valve covers off of Sick Fish. Just to give it a cleaner look. It would be cool to be able to purchase the same cover with or without the name and save the step of having to find a way to remove it. They went through a lot to do that. JMO.