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tim330i 07-30-2010 03:12 PM

BMW Roundel Replacement from JleviSW
 
Why Replace Your BMW Roundel?
First and foremost, your BMW Roundel is front-and-center when you drive, and therefore often chips or dents from rocks and freeway debris. Once this happens, the entire roundel can easily peel, leaving the chrome beneath to shine in the sun. This is common, but can be frustrating, as it is so blatantly noticeable. An aftermarket logo can be more affordable than a replacement BMW emblem from the dealership, while still maintaining the original fit and finish of an OE part.

Furthermore, when customizing your BMW, you may have chosen to go with a carbon fiber theme, or to "blackout" your car's amber and red lights, creating a unique monochromatic look. For this reason, it may be appropriate to change the color of your BMW emblem. While some view this as adulterating a classic and prestigious crest, the vast majority see it as an intriguing metaphor; The modified BMW logo represents the aftermarket upgrades you've installed on your BMW.




Examples of Roundel Customization

Carbon Fiber BMW Emblems | Monochrome Black & White BMW Roundels | Vinyl BMW Roundel Overlays
                                                      

How to Replace Your BMW Roundel
The video below will walk you through the relatively simple installation procedure for replacing your BMW emblem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjMoJ...layer_embedded

However you choose to upgrade your BMW Roundel, your car will stand out and let people know that you've put in the time and effort to make your BMW a unique and personalized work of art. And, at a more affordable price than an OEM BMW Roundel, this is one upgrade that won't break the bank.

alwaysbored786 07-30-2010 03:18 PM

i wonder how much jlevi paid to have this on the front page lol.

Jlevi SW 07-30-2010 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by alwaysbored786 (Post 12058038)
i wonder how much jlevi paid to have this on the front page lol.

A hefty sum of $0. Almost broke our advertising budget, really.

We told Tim that this was a really cool new product and a lot of people were asking questions about it ("do they fit like oem? How hard are they to replace"), so we had written an article about it...

The E46Fanatics community is all about educating enthusiasts. Tim and Mark (owners of E46Fanatics) have a strict guideline that if it's educational, sponsors can write articles and have them featured. So while our advertisements would NEVER be featured, (we get no special treatment on this, I assure you) we've had a few of our "tutorial" or "complete guide to" articles featured on the site in the past.

You know, we're enthusiasts, too :shhh:

alwaysbored786 07-30-2010 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jlevi SW (Post 12058079)
A hefty sum of $0. Almost broke our advertising budget, really.

We told Tim that this was a really cool new product and a lot of people were asking questions about it ("do they fit like oem? How hard are they to replace"), so we had written an article about it...

The E46Fanatics community is all about educating enthusiasts. Tim and Mark (owners of E46Fanatics) have a strict guideline that if it's educational, sponsors can write articles and have them featured. So while our advertisements would NEVER be featured, (we get no special treatment on this, I assure you) we've had a few of our "tutorial" or "complete guide to" articles featured on the site in the past.

You know, we're enthusiasts, too :shhh:


i just got owned.

ThanhC 07-30-2010 08:31 PM

i want some! but was kinda confuse on how to order them for my car...

TiAgTouring 07-30-2010 09:20 PM

Do you have rear CF roundels for the Touring?

_Shark 07-30-2010 09:39 PM

that white/silver roundel looks smooooooth :drool:

haplo_84 07-31-2010 01:05 AM

I have the blue and white ones on my car, i love the way they look!

zsp 07-31-2010 03:40 AM

What's up with the price? :dunno: Ebay ones are $10 tops.

Do these include the grommets?

Owtlaw333 07-31-2010 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by zsp (Post 12059976)
What's up with the price? :dunno: Ebay ones are $10 tops.

Do these include the grommets?

Overhead... ebay doesn't have any.

Riverbmr3 08-02-2010 03:25 PM

just replaced mine, cf white and blue emblem from khoalty..its nice

yezzsir 08-02-2010 09:09 PM

i once saw a roundel all (black) with a while outline of the german eagle. The one the army wears. It was in an issue of BMW performance magazine.

anyways, would buy one in a heartbeat, looks ill. does anyone know about them, im assuming it was one of a kind.....

AJs_325Ci 08-03-2010 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by alwaysbored786 (Post 12058196)
i just got owned.

lol!

Baddd 330ci 08-03-2010 12:26 PM

Ooohhh that's how they come off. lol

Thanks guys

DontWriteGraff 08-04-2010 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by alwaysbored786 (Post 12058196)
i just got owned.

lmao.

G-Hots 08-05-2010 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tim330i (Post 12058014)
An aftermarket logo can be more affordable than a replacement BMW emblem from the dealership, while still maintaining the original fit and finish of an OE part.

I just ordered an oem one for a customer of mine for $26 from a local dealer. these are $24 and probably half the quality... :shhh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by tim330i (Post 12058014)
And, at a more affordable price than an OEM BMW Roundel, this is one upgrade that won't break the bank.

Yeah if you are trying to save 2 bucks on a different looking emblem go for it. Otherwise, please keep your BMW "un-riced". There are enough Civics and Integras running around all riced out ;)

bmw330ice 08-05-2010 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by G-Hots (Post 12079723)
Yeah if you are trying to save 2 bucks on a different looking emblem go for it. Otherwise, please keep your BMW "un-riced". There are enough Civics and Integras running around all riced out ;)



"un-riced" really man? :facepalm: Changing your emblems does not make you a "rice-er".....now its when you add those really over done spoilers and exhaust pipes the size of a basketball :eek:

i.e. if you are going with a red and black theme, a red and white roundel would look good...or the blacked out theme. A CF black and white roundel would be a great addition. just changing your emblems can only add an appeal to the car.
:4ngie:

BimmerFerret 08-06-2010 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alwaysbored786 (Post 12058196)
i just got owned.

LOL. Nice job manning up and admitting it. Happened to me a few times too :(

Jlevi SW 08-06-2010 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alwaysbored786 (Post 12058196)
i just got owned.

:luv: Still friends?

shahbaz99 08-13-2010 12:08 AM

do you have a plain oem hood emblem?


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