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Question for all IS owners:
Who should I get my car to get sponsored by? So far I got 3 dealers: GReddy, TRDUSA, and PIAA. Thanks for the help.

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is this a joke? if you were really getting a sponsor, you would be so serious as to who you wanted to be sponsored by. plus, a person who's undecicive enough to go online and ask which one should they pick, i don't think any major players like the ones you listed above would sponsor someone like that. JMO though. the answer is obvious to me though, GReddy.

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GReddy, PIAA, and TRDUSA aren't dealers. They're product manufacturers. Are you having the actual manufacturer sponsor you or an individual local shop advising you to sport these particular manufacturer's products?

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you're talking about some big name manufacturers...doesn't sound realistic..by the way..why would you have to choose? you can be sponsored by all of them.

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sponsored for what??? they won't sponsor you unless you are a big racer or a die hard car show freak...just wondering how you goign to get sponsored by these guys and for what purpose...

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Dudes,
I was asked by my local car specialist store that they wanted to sponsor me (those 3 vendors). I don't really know these companies that well except TRDUSA aiight. The only thing I know is that I've been a frequent customer to these people and they know me well so I guess they told them about my car. Geez, everyone gets all riled up and questions like hell when it doesn't sound right. I guess that's the power of the internet.
 

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it's probably the shop that wants to give you a good deal on stuff from these companies....then they might want you to put those stickers on your car. it's something a lot of shops do...it's a good deal cause you get what you want...and they get something in return...

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what's ur address??? i'll send you some nismo and mugen ones...HAHAHA...


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I'll send you some MazdaSpeed and Racing Sports Akimoto ones... anyone else have any stickers that can help this guy out with his sponsorship?


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Actually, sponsorships are a good way to defer some of the costs for modifications on your car. Tuner shops usually either sell you the parts at their cost or even lower (sometimes for free) while sponsorships from manufacturers usually nets you free stuff. The key is to have a good proposal with pictures, current mods, future mods, what shows you'll be attending, and what magazines you'll be chasing. For my IS and my Legend, sponsorships cut my modification costs in half (at least!!). The trick is to market yourself and your car....since I do that for a living, it comes as second nature.

Good luck with the sponsors....besides the only thing you have to loose is a higher credit card bill...


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yeah..u don't get sponsored by the manf..u get sponsored by the shops......but still...send me some stickers for my tercel!!!..=)
 

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hey guys, just got a sponsor...KFC...KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN...they want me to put a bucket of chicken on my roof...but its all good...and i gotta play a loud speaker with the colonel's voice
 

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Originally posted by nemesiss:
yeah..u don't get sponsored by the manf..u get sponsored by the shops......but still...send me some stickers for my tercel!!!..=)

what are you talking about? there are alot of manufacturers sponsoring. every manufacturer has at least one or two sponsored cars...AT LEAST.


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Yeah, that may be true. But the likelihood of someone walking in off the street into a corporation such as GReddy, Neuspeed, TRDUSA, etc, etc. and obtaining a "sponsorship" is fairly poor. It's true that most of these corporations, if not all major aftermarket auto product corporations do have a few vehicles that are sponsored. But even more so, these manufacturer's simply buy new vehicles, install all of their new products on the vehicles, and then sponsor themselves... so to speak. Or more or less, advertise the new products themselves. They don't need to "pay" anyone or give away their products to someone off the street. Why would they need to? The guy that made this thread states in a previous response that "The only thing I know is that I've been a frequent customer to these people and they know me well so I guess they told them about my car."

Again, I think you're getting confused. Are you referring to the *actual* corporation or a local tuner shop where you buy your parts? I'm doubting the fact that you've been a frequent customer with someone like GReddy. Perhaps you have. But GReddy corporation a.k.a. Trust of Japan does not sell their products to the general public. You cannot place a phone call to GReddy and ask to purchase an exhaust system over the telephone. It cannot be done. Maybe you're ultra-cool and can do something of that nature, but again, the general public cannot. Furthermore, you go on to state you've been a frequent customer and they know you well. I don't quite see how these multi-miliion dollar private corporations know you well given the aforementioned information. *shrug* I dunno. Maybe they do know you well. Maybe you've had some kick ass cars in the past like an imported Skyline GT-R or something crazy along those lines. Surely, nothing is impossible... I'm just saying it isn't very typical and highly unlikely. But whatever floats your boat, dude...

What *is* more common, is for a local tuner shop wherever it is you may live to actually "sponsor" you. They usually give you a deep discount on what ever products they sell to install on your car... and as a token, you represent them on race day or show day or basically, whenever you drive your car. This usually involves littering your vehicle with cheesy riceboy-like stickers. Again, whatever your floats your boat...

If you get the "sponsorship"... congratulations. Post some pics with the stickers and the products you've installed...

Scott.
 
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