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I searched through the forum and found all kinds of issues with wing badges but none quite like mine. The recess in my front bumper is 142.76mm and the badges I got are 146.51mm. the trunk recess is 147.88mm so the badge will fit fine there.
Has anyone else had an issue like this?
Is the front emblem recess smaller on all cars or just mine?

This is freakin weird. I’m an engineer and I used my digital micrometer. Any thoughts or comments would be useful. Thanks
 

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What badges and where did you buy them?

There are a few different styles.

When you measure are you talking about the width of the opening?
 

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I bought them from kmdland on eBay but the badges seem fine, I think. My car is what I’m wondering about. Everywhere I have looked in this forum and on retail websites, they all state that the front and back emblems are interchangeable. My issue is the front emblem recess is so much smaller than the trunk emblem recess. The front recess is 142.76mm wide and the trunk emblem recess is 147.88mm wide. This seems like a big difference for anything that is supposed to fit either location. I was wondering if all the 2013 Genesis Coupes are this way.
The emblems I received are both 146.51mm wide. Either one will fit the trunk recess just fine but they are just too wide to fit in the front emblem recess.
 

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I’m sorry; yes I am talking about the width of the opening on the car. I got the open style because I have a gray car and I didn’t like the way the solid oval looked.

I need to create a flicker account or something. This site doesn't allow me to attach pictures the way my motorcycle forum does.
 

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I’m sorry; yes I am talking about the width of the opening on the car. I got the open style because I have a gray car and I didn’t like the way the solid oval looked.

I need to create a flicker account or something. This site doesn't allow me to attach pictures the way my motorcycle forum does.
I have not heard of any issues. Open a Photobucket account takes 2 mins and post some pics.

If you can post pics of the emblems and then compare it to the grill opening that would be helpful.


Did you get these?
 

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You have not removed the stock badge yet?

Just take it off, and the new badge should fit, I think the actually opening is a little wider.

Plus you have to measure the oval part of the new wing one not wing tips.
 

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To clarify, I found out it did not fit into the front bumper recess after I had removed the whole bumper and the H emblem. I tried to test fit it and it would not go into the recess opening. Also I am not measuring wing tip to wing tip. I am measuring the widest point of the oval. In the 1st post I call out the width of the new emblem as being 146.51mm and the front bumper emblem is only 142.76. Trust me there is nowhere near enough room in the front emblem recess for it to inside.
I wanted to know if other 2013 front bumper recesses are that small. If I’m stuck with a weird emblem cross bar I might be able to heat the cross bar up and gently bend it so the opening enlarges enough to put the emblem in then let it go back to normal and cool. If I can do it the emblem would never fall off. But if all 2013s are similar in size I will look for emblems that are smaller. I wanted to know what others had.
 

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This is interesting, I have not heard one person say the opening was smaller?

Can you post a picture of the emblem you have and compare it to the oval?

Wait, I just thought of something, some have noted the the wings itself are blocking the emblem from fitting in the recess for the front, basically the "wing tips" will not let the oval sit flush, is that happening with yours?
 

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The wings are not the issue. They are raised up and away from the recessed oval. This is an oval to oval issue. I'll try to snap some more pictures later and post them.
 

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Yes, post some pics.

Don't forget they look like they are the same but different companies make these badges, so there will production variances.

You might have get the black filled emblems instead.
 

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This is interesting, I have not heard one person say the opening was smaller?

Can you post a picture of the emblem you have and compare it to the oval?

Wait, I just thought of something, some have noted the the wings itself are blocking the emblem from fitting in the recess for the front, basically the "wing tips" will not let the oval sit flush, is that happening with yours?
I am using the wing badges from my wrecked '13 RSPec on my new '13 Track. What fit like a glove on the RSpec, for some reason did not fit on the Track as good. ( I did not measure, so I cannot verify if there are any changes). However, I did get mine to fit, but did have to trim a notch on the wings. Where height is a concern, it fits great in the front, but the width allows NO slack, it is a very very snug fit.
 

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I am using the wing badges from my wrecked RSPec on my new Track. What fit like a glove on the RSpec, for some reason did not on the Track ( I did not measure, so I cannot verify if there are any changes). However, I did get mine to fit, but did have to trim a notch on the wings.
He is saying the wings are not issue on his.
 

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After 3 tries I figured out in photobucket you have to have the picture full size. You can’t grab the location from the library where you can see all the images.
 

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ran into this issue when installing mine. the front didn't quite fit so i need to trim the oval a little bit. They are the ImportShark emblems. Not too happy with the purchase
 

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Can you post a picture of the emblem placed up to the recess oval on the front bumper?

Try this if you look closely the tape portion does not extend out the very edge of the oval, you might want double up on the tape this will bring the emblem out a bit to clear the oval's recess, does that make sense?
 

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Can you post a picture of the emblem placed up to the recess oval on the front bumper?

Try this if you look closely the tape portion does not extend out the very edge of the oval, you might want double up on the tape this will bring the emblem out a bit to clear the oval's recess, does that make sense?
i was thinking about doing this, but i kinda messed up my extra adhesives haha.

Also the back emblem should be slightly concaved to fit the trunk better. The sides of the rear emblem don't stick down
 
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