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Old 06-02-2002, 12:54 AM   #1
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debadge or not to debadge?

In general, do bimmers look better debadged? what do you think? thanks
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:15 AM   #2
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I personally really don't mind the badge. It looks clean, but.... well......
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:20 AM   #3
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Imho, debadge.
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:53 AM   #4
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:55 AM   #5
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I saw a debagded topaz 325ci tonight...looked better, but the question did cross my mind....
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Old 06-02-2002, 02:35 AM   #6
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Debadge...looks cleaner
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Old 06-02-2002, 03:11 AM   #7
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i might debadge mine soon
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Old 06-02-2002, 03:59 AM   #8
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debadge for sure, i have mine debadged.
It looks cleaner, more balanced and most importantly keeps people guessing.
Besides i dont care much about some of the dense drivers coming to know what kind of engine i have under the hood; without the badge maybe a supercharger..keeps them away...
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Old 06-02-2002, 04:01 AM   #9
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not a fan of debadging, but i have to agree, it does look cleaner
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Old 06-02-2002, 04:30 AM   #10
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325 owners tend to debadge more often than 330 owners. Debadged 325's will keep non-BMW fanatics guessing, but with 330's theres no need to guess because you already did sping for the extra 6 g's.
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Old 06-02-2002, 08:32 AM   #11
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Debadge and keep people guessing what kind engine you have under your hood.
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Old 06-02-2002, 10:20 AM   #12
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Old 06-02-2002, 10:46 AM   #13
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Debadge. Only real fanatics can see the little standard things that the 330 comes with. Go ahead and debadge!
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Old 06-02-2002, 10:53 AM   #14
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I debaged out of sheer boredom and the need to mod one day

It does look cleaner - and i have had tons of silly people think I have an M3 and ask me about it

Since I have the Dinan badge on the way though I think that I go with it
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Old 06-02-2002, 11:33 AM   #15
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Even though my badge tells everyone in the world that I'm driving a 328i and not a 330i...I just like having a badge! I don't really see why I would care if people know what kind of engine I have...it's the 2.8 and I LIKE IT!
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Old 06-02-2002, 11:36 AM   #16
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IMO debadge...

I personally like how clean it looks and I don't really care about people knowing what engine i have inside.. if I had a M3 I would still debadge.. IMO
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Old 06-02-2002, 11:37 AM   #17
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It seems that the main reason to debadge listed on this thread is to keep people guessing. Is there a reason for this? Are you embarrassed about your car or your engine? If it is for racing, I think anyone who would race a 3 series is not going to be that indiscriminate about the 330 vs 325. Especially as it seems that a stick 325 is very close to a Step 330 in 1/4.

Not trying to upset anyone upset, but to me, every time I see a de-badged car, my first thought is of someone who is trying to impress me with what they POSSIBLY could have. Usually, that makes 99% of them wanna-be's. A real enthusiast is going to know right away, (based on the car features) what you are driving anyway.

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Old 06-02-2002, 12:01 PM   #18
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I think it is cool if you don't have a 330 you debadge your car, you are not posing as you are not glueing any of those M or stuff like that on your car, at the same time, you don't hear the same thing over and over, "this is not a 330, eh?" They always come with this thing. At least let's have the curious people guessing.
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:21 PM   #19
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I just did it cause it looks nice and clean. Here are some pictures I just took in my garage because of this thread. :tongue:




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Old 06-02-2002, 01:29 PM   #20
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what did you use to take the badge off? screwdriver?
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