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View Poll Results: Vote by the model of car you own
M3 102 7.92%
330 349 27.10%
328 121 9.39%
325 381 29.58%
323 246 19.10%
320 41 3.18%
318 33 2.56%
316 15 1.16%
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Old 01-26-2004, 03:05 PM   #101
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for the people that look at this poll and say that it shows that just as many 330 owners debadge their cars as the lower models. Take this into consideration- if you look at another poll on here which simply asks us which model we drive ( http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=84320 ) it shows that their are far more 330 owners on this board then any other. So this means this then that it is potentially more likely, for a 330 to respond to this then any other model owner. It also shows that the percentage of 330 owners who debadge is much less then and the percentage of 325 owners much more. Just trying to bring up a point that should be taken into cosideration..

Anyways the reality is that people debadge for both reasons. It is stupid to think that no one debadges to "hide" what model they truely own. People do, many people do, I personally know people that admitted it. I should also add that Ive seen and spoken to many many people with debadged cars, and the majority where 323 and 325 owners. Just and observation.

However it is also stupid to deny the fact that people DO do it for the clean look. Many people honestly think that it looks less "busy" in the rear with it off and cleaner overall.

The point is, there really shouldn't be a debate on this, people do it for both reasons
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Old 01-26-2004, 03:26 PM   #102
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The point is, there really shouldn't be a debate on this, people do it for both reasons
Then what do we have to talk about if we can't debate!
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Old 01-27-2004, 11:12 AM   #103
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Can this poll be moved to the Polls section?
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Old 01-27-2004, 01:54 PM   #104
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nope, I'm proud of my 330Ci. Why take it off and risk being mistaken for a 323 or 325 or even dare I say 328?
so whats wrong with 328? Sounds like there is a burden for being mistaken for one..?
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Old 01-27-2004, 02:10 PM   #105
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so whats wrong with 328? Sounds like there is a burden for being mistaken for one..?
Yeah! I was wondering that also. I just ordered a new 330ci ZHP but I love my 328is. I'm going to miss it...
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Old 01-27-2004, 02:35 PM   #106
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i debadged my 323i cuz it was a pain to get around the badge when waxing...but i like the end result...
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Old 01-27-2004, 03:19 PM   #107
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I agree with you. good point you make.
How they came up with thier precentages, I have no idea.
To many assumptions.

Well...
I can not decide to or not to.




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for the people that look at this poll and say that it shows that just as many 330 owners debadge their cars as the lower models. Take this into consideration- if you look at another poll on here which simply asks us which model we drive ( http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=84320 ) it shows that their are far more 330 owners on this board then any other. So this means this then that it is potentially more likely, for a 330 to respond to this then any other model owner. It also shows that the percentage of 330 owners who debadge is much less then and the percentage of 325 owners much more. Just trying to bring up a point that should be taken into cosideration..

Anyways the reality is that people debadge for both reasons. It is stupid to think that no one debadges to "hide" what model they truely own. People do, many people do, I personally know people that admitted it. I should also add that Ive seen and spoken to many many people with debadged cars, and the majority where 323 and 325 owners. Just and observation.

However it is also stupid to deny the fact that people DO do it for the clean look. Many people honestly think that it looks less "busy" in the rear with it off and cleaner overall.

The point is, there really shouldn't be a debate on this, people do it for both reasons
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Old 01-27-2004, 04:42 PM   #108
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As an enthusiast, I can look at a stock BMW and almost always know what model it is, maybe even what year, at first glance, regardless of the badge. I know that certain wheels, bumpers, window trims, headlights only came on certain year cars. For example, you can tell the difference between a 330 and a 328 by the wheels, and the titanium headlight trim. Those are just a few examples. The badge might as well be an afterthought.

Ask yourself this: Are you an enthusiast (of any kind, not just BMW), or a badge buyer? Badge buyers care about badges. Period. Would a 1980's vintage 325e, 1993 325is, or 1997 318ti catch your interest on the street, or would you dismiss them because they're driving an "old," "slow," or "low-end" BMW? The only posers I know of are people who belittle others for buying or driving a "lesser" model. I get excited whenever I see an older Porsche or BMW on the road, or a newer modded 323/325/330, even 318...a car doesn't have to be expensive or new to be cool to me.

I haven't debadged yet, although I might when I start heavily modding my car. And if I do, I really don't give a damn what anybody else thinks. Debadging to trick people into thinking you have a more expensive car is insecurity, but so is attacking people who do just that.
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Old 01-27-2004, 05:13 PM   #109
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One question.. Why would you debadge? To make people think you have something that you really don't???
it just looks cleaner and waxing a car with badging is a ***** i figured this anyone who cares or knows bmw's can tell the different models apart and to some regular person its all the same anyways whether you have a 330 or a 325, and as for trying to be an M3, well they just look totally different
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Old 01-27-2004, 05:32 PM   #110
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i'd like to de-badge for a change but i am a chicken!!! can i get the OEM badge back and for how much?

the answer is probably in this thread and i apologize if it is but i didn't go through all the pages.
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:51 PM   #111
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Looks like bender debadged.... any newbies outhere care to cast their vote?
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:40 AM   #112
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I haven't debadged yet, although I might when I start heavily modding my car. And if I do, I really don't give a damn what anybody else thinks. Debadging to trick people into thinking you have a more expensive car is insecurity, but so is attacking people who do just that.
Follow up: after four years, seven months and four days, I finally debadged my car.

My only real concern was how my paint was holding up, but after cleaning and waxing the newly exposed area, I cannot tell where the badge was, even upon close inspection with a flashlight. This is good.

The rear definitely does look much cleaner. Right now, it actually looks an awful lot like a stock euro-spec 320d from c.1999-2000 or so.
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:35 PM   #114
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Follow up: after four years, seven months and four days, I finally debadged my car.

My only real concern was how my paint was holding up, but after cleaning and waxing the newly exposed area, I cannot tell where the badge was, even upon close inspection with a flashlight. This is good.

The rear definitely does look much cleaner. Right now, it actually looks an awful lot like a stock euro-spec 320d from c.1999-2000 or so.
Nice!!

Whenever I see a car like mine debadged I think "hmm, looks pretty clean, and symmetrical" but I haven't brought myself to do it. I'd never be able to get it on there right if I wanted it back.
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Nice!!

Whenever I see a car like mine debadged I think "hmm, looks pretty clean, and symmetrical" but I haven't brought myself to do it. I'd never be able to get it on there right if I wanted it back.
Yeah, the symmetry is what does it. I'm trying to convince my brother to debadge his 3.2CL now, I think it would look just as sharp.

As for getting it back on, I took exacting measurements first...close enough that I should be able to get it on straight, at least, in approximately the right area...should I ever decide to reapply it. Nothing is worse than seeing cars that were rebadged poorly, with the badge too high up on the trunk.
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:53 PM   #116
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I debadged my jet black 325 - looks so much cleaner.

I also debadged my buddie's black Infiniti G35. The difference is like night & day. We left the infiniti symbol in the middle of the rear section, but took off the word Infiniti and also the G35 to the right. The chrome symbol looks really cool floating out there by itself.
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...and symmetrical"
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Yeah, the symmetry is what does it.
great. now every time i look at my car from the back, that symmetry thing is going to bug the crap out of me. thanks a lot guys.
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:24 PM   #118
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:57 PM   #120
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I rebadged my 330i with an M5 badge
dang, beat my m3 on my 323i



But no, 323i is still on. I enjoy looking at it although I did see a JB sedan the other day de-badged that looked rather nice.

Anyways, I had the roundel covered w/ cf layovers, now that I got a diff. hood I don't think I'm goin to mess with that anymore. Badges will stay unchanged and on my car.

It looks okay I guess, but just seems like it's missing something on our e46s. Other certain cars debadged don't look that bad.
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