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I’m surprised Jeep would diminish their brand equity with a move like this. When I saw the posted shifter caps I immediately assumed they were printed prototypes of yet to best cast offerings. To then learn Jeep is actually pushing printed pieces, which would serve them better as free tokens to loyal customers on trade-in/up given the laughable cost to produce, as if they were anything close to what one might expect from Jeep is shameful.

The move on decals is even more absurd. For Jeep to not hoist up the gentleman whose served this community as a partner to lead the effort, is insulting. It’s such a half-assed cash grab of a move. What’s next, some garbage micro-site focusing on custom paracord grab handles? Wreckless.
 

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I’m surprised Jeep would diminish their brand equity with a move like this. When I saw the posted shifter caps I immediately assumed they were printed prototypes of yet to best cast offerings. To then learn Jeep is actually pushing printed pieces, which would serve them better as free tokens to loyal customers on trade-in/up given the laughable cost to produce, as if they were anything close to what one might expect from Jeep is shameful.

The move on decals is even more absurd. For Jeep to not hoist up the gentleman whose served this community as a partner to lead the effort, is insulting. It’s such a half-assed cash grab of a move. What’s next, some garbage micro-site focusing on custom paracord grab handles? Wreckless.
They’re 3D printed Stainless Steel btw. I’m sure it’s still a hefty margin but this isn’t a cheap plastic token.

edit: I see you mentioned castings. Not saying you thought they were plastic, just as an FYI to others. A casting would be cheaper at higher quantities. They made be testing the waters before dropping the coin on tooling?
 

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They’re 3D printed Stainless Steel btw. I’m sure it’s still a hefty margin but this isn’t a cheap plastic token.

edit: I see you mentioned castings. Not saying you thought they were plastic, just as an FYI to others. A casting would be cheaper at higher quantities. They made be testing the waters before dropping the coin on tooling?
I caught they were SS. The average DIY hobbyist can be up and printing an array of metals for <$2k these days. The rest is simply attaining the models, which in this case, are quite basic.
 

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From the website, it definitely does not look to be officially associated with Jeep or FCA. With the attention the page is getting, I would expect Jeep/FCA to have it shut down.

EDIT: I take that back.. found this on the domain:

Registrant Organization: FCA US LLC Registrant Street: 1000 Chrysler Drive Registrant City: Auburn Hills Registrant State/Province: MI Registrant Postal Code: 48326
 

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Decided to go a different direction. Going to send him a rough draft.
 
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The gallery photos show some creative colorful graphics and they do not pop up when you search for them.
 

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OK, some of us need to breathe a bit here. Go on etsy or ebay and type in Jeep graphics. Thousands of options. Most, if not all, of these people are not affiliated with Stellantis nor do they probably have the rights to produce the Jeep/Wrangler type font or logos.

Jeep is just offering an in-house option for graphics with licensed fonts and logos. Frankly, as a former graphics designer (years ago), I don't know what took them so long. This is a no-brainer - very little overhead, the results can enhance their product, and the customer is happy with a unique vehicle.

That being said, in looking at their first run of products, I'll probably stick with a place like @pixeldecals. I'd imagine their product portfolio will expand over time, but those initial Jeep shifter options are especially disappointing.
 
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