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on Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:41 pm
why do 90% of BMW 3 series - low power owners (316/318/320) remove their model badges?

i see it every day, the 'single exhaust' brigade hide their engine model......why is this?.......you never see a debadged 335d, thats a proud number to boast.

i just thought it was really silly......i mean, who gives a shit what size engine it has? is it really that much of a problem if your 3 series is a 2.0 diesel?


i think, for me, it epitomises the kind of people that drive 3 series



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Re: observation

on Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:47 pm
I didn't need to de-badge my 1.6 litre.. it is so shameful the manufacturer doesn't badge them at all.

I quite like no badges at all cars. Audi A4 saloons's look really good painted in a matt colour and all badges removed. They just say it's a car.

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Re: observation

on Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:51 pm
I de-badged mine, but not through the desire to hide the engine, as everyone probably now thinks it's a diesel !!!

I've always de-badges my cars, even my TT when at the time it was top of the range ....
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Re: observation

on Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:13 pm
The only de-badging on my cars was when they fell off
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Re: observation

on Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:03 am
Have you also noticed that even the single exhausts are unusually large on the 3-series, sort of rectangular, but rounded?
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Re: observation

on Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:14 pm
My Civic simply says 'CIVIC' on the back.

I might get a Type R badge for it.



NOT.
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Re: observation

on Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:28 pm
the wonky 'M' Badge on the old 316 is a classic.....fresh from Halfords


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Re: observation

on Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:33 pm
Spot wrote:you never see a debadged 335d, thats a proud number to boast.



I don't know - in some areas it probably makes it less likely to be nicked!

I think you must be able to spec them without a badge. I know someone with a new 330d and it doesn't have a badge.
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Re: observation

on Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:05 pm
There are lots and lots of de-badged M135i's out there ....
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Re: observation

on Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:13 am
If I get the XFR, I'm thinking about de-bonneting it; getting rid of the vented one and replacing with a normal one. I'm told it's only aesthetic.

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Re: observation

on Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:51 am
Blimey - that's hardcore anti-badgism
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Re: observation

on Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:20 pm
Noooooo you need a vented bonnet
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Re: observation

on Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:28 pm
I think Huge will go for it. He demands power....then more power.

Whats next after the XFR. XFRS? XKRS?

This is not a bad thing! Truly petrolheadworthy!
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Re: observation

on Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:31 pm
Final stop Hyundai i10
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Re: observation

on Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:48 pm
I agree with Hugh, make it seem less than it is, not more!

While I'm at it, how the fark do I "quote" someone's post on here Eccles?

Hom....
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Re: observation

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 am
I've done Eccles' bint up the kraken.

So there.
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Re: observation

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:01 pm
Doo 1 wrote:I agree with Hugh, make it seem less than it is, not more!

While I'm at it, how the fark do I "quote" someone's post on here Eccles?

Hom....

Andi,

I just clicked on the '''' ''' marks top right on your post and got this...

VFC
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Re: observation

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:34 pm
vanfancooler wrote:
Doo 1 wrote:I agree with Hugh, make it seem less than it is, not more!

While I'm at it, how the fark do I "quote" someone's post on here Eccles?

Hom....

Andi,

I just clicked on the ''''   ''' marks top right on your post and got this...

VFC

Ahhh....

Do you prefer my hair in platinum or bombshell Embarassed
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Re: observation

on Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Mine was de-badged when I got it. I actually think it looks better de-badged. I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't already done.

I know a lot of M135i owners de-badge theirs to try to hide the identity (for theft prevention), but the exhausts give it away, as does the Internet when you search the reg number!
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