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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM   #1
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Name and shame. Not an M

I am fed up with seeing cars (not just e46) with m badges on them that are not an M. Having an Msport does not warrant a m3 badge on your car. The black crap all over the back of your car and the cloud of black smoke that your car produces when you put your foot down tells everyone it is a diesel.
I may go out tonight with a balaclava and remove Mbadges from all 318Ds I can find.
If you are one of these people. And have removed the 318 and replaced it with a m3 badge and you also have an M badge on your grill.
Please please please tell me your logic.
And the rest of you. Post pics of cars that are incorrectly badged.
Oh and me personally, I'd rather put a 318 badge on 330 the other way around.
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Old Yesterday, 06:40 PM   #2
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I agree with you. Don't know why people do this but I guess kids will be kids. I've seen someone plasti dip his car matte purple, put 8000K HIDs in halogen housings, sharpie his washer fluid tank, throw on an M3 replica bumper, tint his windows and paint his factory rims black. Looks like @#$%

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I don't know what's worse. The fact that the owner is a white guy or when I asked him if he did a coolant system refresh he said "I'm already tuned "
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Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM   #3
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Old Yesterday, 08:44 PM   #4
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Loooooool!!

You are a legend OP!! Its the young kids who wouldnt even appreciate a real m3 putting silly badges on their cars.

318d with an m3 badge. Makes me want to puke.
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Old Yesterday, 09:21 PM   #5
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Never understood why people like putting a m3 badge on their non m cars. I guess In their head they might be thinking that they will get respect, but anyone who knows an ounce about cars can tell an m3 from a normal 3 series and will call the guy a fake.
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Old Today, 12:20 AM   #6
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i think when it comes to m badges less is more. a 330 looks nice and clean and understated, but youve got those little m badges on the wheels (if equipped with the sport package). i think anything more than that and a minor thing or two such as a ZHP shift knob is overkill.
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Old Today, 05:06 AM   #7
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i think when it comes to m badges less is more. a 330 looks nice and clean and understated, but youve got those little m badges on the wheels (if equipped with the sport package). i think anything more than that and a minor thing or two such as a ZHP shift knob is overkill.
Exactly. Badges applied by BMW are all good. I bought a zhp gear knob and removed the M sign and replaced it with a normal one because I don't have a m3 and I do t have a sport/ZHP

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Never understood why people like putting a m3 badge on their non m cars. I guess In their head they might be thinking that they will get respect, but anyone who knows an ounce about cars can tell an m3 from a normal 3 series and will call the guy a fake.
The people that know there stuff know it's wrong and the people that don't don't care. So what is the point.

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Hahaha. Wish I had a m3 made in Japan

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You are a legend OP!! Its the young kids who wouldnt even appreciate a real m3 putting silly badges on their cars.



318d with an m3 badge. Makes me want to puke.

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I agree with you. Don't know why people do this but I guess kids will be kids. I've seen someone plasti dip his car matte purple, put 8000K HIDs in halogen housings, sharpie his washer fluid tank, throw on an M3 replica bumper, tint his windows and paint his factory rims black. Looks like @#$%



https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...bc&oe=5621FE3D

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...2c&oe=5626A0DA



I don't know what's worse. The fact that the owner is a white guy or when I asked him if he did a coolant system refresh he said "I'm already tuned "

Oh my. That is hideous
Fair play if your in to that look but no for me.
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Old Today, 05:24 AM   #8
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This is what happens when the price of BMW's gets lower and lower. The market opens up to the younger crowd (no offense to those on here and do it right)
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Old Today, 09:29 AM   #9
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^ I am 19, just turned. I bought my car when I was 18. I think the M badge fad is for fake street cred, that will actually fool a lot of people.
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Old Today, 10:07 AM   #10
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It depends on the part. Style 68 wheels come from the factory with little M badges. The E46 M3 steering wheel, which is also the facelift E39 Sport Package steering wheel, has a little M badge on it as well. I see nothing wrong with that, as these are "M Parts" included in an optional package.

Throwing an M badge on the trunk, however, I see no point. The people who have a knowledge of cars will recognize the bullshit instantly and everyone else doesn't care/know what an M badge is.

If I'm going to modify the factory badging, it will be to remove it.
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