I don't know, after years and years of being made fun of and ridiculed for the choices I've made, I can without a doubt say I don't care what people think in a majority of cases. I certainly used to, but at a certain point you learn that it really doesn't matter. My "fashion" choices (if you can call it fashion) and vehicle choices being some of those cases. The real problem is people who care so much about appearance and status that they feel the need to call someone out for it.To answer the question "Is the Ranger Raptor grill blasphemy?
A lot of people aren't going to like my answer, but... yes, it is, and it's part of the reason I'm not putting one on. So far this thread is full of people saying "Do what you want", "Do what makes you happy" and "It doesn't matter what other people say."
The problem is, it DOES matter what people say, whether you want to admit it or not, and the first time you get called out for being a poser or a fake with the "FX4 or Sport trying to be a Raptor", it's going to really, really bother you. Even if you tell the world "what other people think doesn't bother me" you would be lying.
It's like some of you haven't been around car scenes much. I've seen fake M badges on standard bimmers, AMG badges on a regular C class, and the ever popular in the import ricer scene - Fake Type R logos and parts on regular Honda Civics with 1.5 liter engines under the hood. And I've seen these posers get called out. Typically they flee the scene before too much embarrassment ensues. Heck it even happens in Motorcycles. Is that a Triumph base model Daytona or an R? Well your rear subframe is spray painted red, those aren't Brembo rotors and calipers, and you have an Ohlins sticker on forks that aren't Ohlins. Hey Nice Ducati Superleggera. Hey, wait a minute....
So... that's why I would sooner pay $600 and get the RTR grill. It's cool looking and far outside of poser/fake territory.