E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW Regional Forums > Regional Forums > Australia

Australia
Check out other E46Fanatics members rides in the Enthusist Directory!

If you don't have your garage setup, sign up today HERE

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-06-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
pythonis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Townsville
Posts: 121
My Ride: BMW 2000 323CI
M stickers, So lame even the police hate you.

Hey Everyone,

Today I was driving my sister home and noticed a cop following me. getting almost all red lights on my way home, I patently waited for him to pull me over every single time we started or stopped, but he didnt. At one of these red lights an Old Ford Racer (http://images.fineartamerica.com/ima...lin-parker.jpg somthing along these lines)
turned left, spinning his wheels and drifting around the corner. I thought for sure the Police man would totally go after an old ford that was doing excess of the speed limit, doing burnouts and general classyness. He Didnt.

So anyway, We continued driving till I eventually got onto the home stretch, almost home. Then out of the blue behind me, lights flashing and he pulls me over.

"Excuse me son, What model car is this?"
I respond with "Its a BMW 323ci,"
"But it has an M Badge son."
"yes, its a sticker...." I reply shyly.
He looks confused and then asks me to open my bonnet, at this point I knew I was safe, the moment there was no M sticker on my engine should give it away as not being an M. a couple minutes later he gently closes my bonnet, which means he hasnt shut it properly and starts wrenching at it, I sigh and he eventually closes it. He then comes back to my window.

"Yeah mate that badge is technically illegal, cause you arent supposed to be driving an M Series, its not a fine but it can get you taken to court."
I say thanks okay sure and he leaves.

So what Did I learn from this? That BMW has gotten with the government to not let anyone who doesnt own a M model have M stickers and that it should have me taken to court.

Looks like I'll be getting some TRD, AMG and FPV stickers to glue on to my car now....

~ Pythonis
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0166.jpg
Views:	615
Size:	96.6 KB
ID:	477000  

Last edited by pythonis; 11-06-2012 at 01:29 AM. Reason: Added Image
pythonis is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 11-06-2012, 01:26 AM   #2
steve.k
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,329
My Ride: 05' 325Ci, 13' WRX
wtf! seriously can't believe that. You should have said its an M sport or something... I used to have an M badge on mine too.
steve.k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:30 AM   #3
Mitch E46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Posts: 1,953
My Ride: M3 Convertible
What a d1ck
__________________

Mitch E46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:33 AM   #4
Jmonteith187
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 31
My Ride: 04 330ci ZHP
Clean car but if that is your car in the pic above please get rid of those rims....just some constructive criticism
Jmonteith187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:35 AM   #5
SteadyMobbin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SePDX
Posts: 142
My Ride: ImolaZHP 6spd M/T
Hahaha...that made me laugh.
SteadyMobbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:35 AM   #6
MJ80
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 108
My Ride: E92 335i M Sport
So why is there an M sticker on it ?
MJ80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #7
pythonis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Townsville
Posts: 121
My Ride: BMW 2000 323CI
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmonteith187 View Post
Clean car but if that is your car in the pic above please get rid of those rims....just some constructive criticism
Considered it, the wheels are pretty shiny, the back right hand one is also damaged... so to fix that I bought more wheels $50 for another 2 wheels, bargain! going to try and sell the set of 5 eventually though and get something smaller (maybe some 18s to get a bit more clearance around the wheels themselves )
pythonis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:37 AM   #8
pythonis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Townsville
Posts: 121
My Ride: BMW 2000 323CI
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJ80 View Post
So why is there an M sticker on it ?
I do have M spek stuff on it: suspension, brakes, front bumper.
but yeah ....
pythonis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:41 AM   #9
DeclanM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 3,359
My Ride: 332Ci
Cop would've done the same if you had a turbo badge on an XR6.. They know certain models that aren't permitted but don't know how to tell what they are apart from looking at the badge.
__________________


DeclanM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 01:59 AM   #10
ating
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,621
My Ride: 2004 M3
lol funny story, though I don't know why an "M" badge is illegal. Cop was just embarrassed that he made an ass out of himself hahaha!!
__________________
Evolve CSL airbox w/Alpha-N tune | KW v2 | Vorshlag Camber Plates | WORK Equip 18x10/12 | Dixis Ti exhaust
ating is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 02:28 AM   #11
Kstrooch
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 80
My Ride: 325ci
Surely the make and model of your car would have come up from punching in your plates? :S
__________________
Kstrooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 02:30 AM   #12
Goondaddy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,129
My Ride: 2002 325ci
Not calling you out or anything. But honestly, I seriously doubt that the cop didn't have better things to do than pulling over a 10+ year old BMW when there's a muscle car "drifting around the corner". Either your story is embellished or you made it up.

Yes, there are instances of the law enforcement being knob-jockeys, but they don't ignore hooning in any shape or form.

Last edited by Goondaddy; 11-06-2012 at 02:30 AM.
Goondaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 02:31 AM   #13
N4NOOK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Victoria AUS
Posts: 1,376
My Ride: 323ci
Stop the press......cop does his job!
N4NOOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 02:31 AM   #14
pythonis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Townsville
Posts: 121
My Ride: BMW 2000 323CI
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goondaddy View Post
Not calling you out or anything. But honestly, I seriously doubt that the cop didn't have better things to do than pulling over a 10+ year old BMW when there's a muscle car "drifting around the corner". Either your story is embellished or you made it up.

Yes, there are instances of the law enforcement being knob-jockeys, but they don't ignore hooning in any shape or form.
Wish I had my dash cam playing, Its my first ever time being pulled over and I assure you that I did not make this up :\ but its your word against mine and I can only tell you what I saw
pythonis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 02:43 AM   #15
YGOAMG
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Riverside: Melbourne
Posts: 11,864
My Ride: 325Ci ClubSport
Send a message via MSN to YGOAMG
I doubt its illegal..

should have called his bluff and gotten him to give you a summons..
i would of
__________________

Find me on Instagram
@PeterMarquez346

Quote:
Originally Posted by all4show View Post
who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
YGOAMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 02:57 AM   #16
DesiredM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 519
My Ride: E46 M3
Lol I wonder who would have looked like the idiot in court.

I had an ///M badge on my old Z3 and even had quad exhausts at the back of it for a little while and never got any attention from the cops even though the actual exhaust was way to loud for the street. Anyway either the cop was a douche or just bored.
DesiredM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 03:31 AM   #17
pythonis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Townsville
Posts: 121
My Ride: BMW 2000 323CI
Quote:
Originally Posted by N4NOOK View Post
Stop the press......cop does his job!
Indeed he was, but as i'm still a P plater and in townsville, A p plater driving anything with an M badge could mean its stolen understandable.

but I will leave this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=7sPwAJGP1a8

its number 50 thats a heap of bad drivers (also yes thats me at 25ish seconds, teehee... no I was hungry not driving badly )
pythonis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 03:33 AM   #18
MSportBMW
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 622
My Ride: E46, EVO8
I hate ///M stickers on non-m cars personally. There are other variants with convey motorsport that you can choose from
__________________
MSportBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 03:35 AM   #19
forzamilan10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sydney
Posts: 285
My Ride: '04 325Ci Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSportBMW View Post
I hate ///M stickers on non-m cars personally. There are other variants with convey motorsport that you can choose from
+1

M badges are reserved for M cars. Just my 0.02.
__________________

'04 325Ci + MYSTIC BLUE + EISENMANN RACE EXHAUST & MID-PIPE
forzamilan10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 03:47 AM   #20
M3 CS
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,716
My Ride: Vienta Grande
Quote:
Originally Posted by forzamilan10 View Post
+1

m badges are reserved for m cars. Just my 0.02.
+ 1
__________________
Need your Prestige car detailed? Visit: www.t-wd.net

M3 CS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use