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      11-11-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Debadging - moral dilema

I know this has been discussed before, but I need more opinions.
I have 325i with SP. I'm installing 162 wheels (I think they are perfect).
Now, here's the hard part. After seeing some pics of debadged cars, I am considering debadging. If I had 330i I'd do it, but since I am putting 330 wheels on, debadging would seem like I'm trying to hide that my car is 325. Comments, thoughts, insults?
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      11-11-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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I know this has been discussed before, but I need more opinions.
I have 325i with SP. I'm installing 162 wheels (I think they are perfect).
Now, here's the hard part. After seeing some pics of debadged cars, I am considering debadging. If I had 330i I'd do it, but since I am putting 330 wheels on, debadging would seem like I'm trying to hide that my car is 325. Comments, thoughts, insults?
I might get flamed for this. But I say, its your car, do what you like.
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      11-11-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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it's cool we'll still know it's a 325i because of the black grill and black door accent. debadge the mutha who cares anyone who'd get decieved wouldn't know the differences anyway
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      11-11-2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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yep. do what you want, it's your car.

I debadged mine since I like the cleaner look.
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It's your car, do your thing.
The fact that you're concerned about being thought of as a "poser" shows that you are not debadging for any lame reason.
If you ordered your car, you could have oredered it debadged and avoided the dilemma, "it came that way".
There are very few people who would even notice it was debadged and fewer yet who care about the difference.
Personally, I like the clean look. I am happy I did it.
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      11-11-2005, 04:48 PM   #6
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What if you could get the M Pack? I think that noone could blame you for making more beatiful you BMW. The 162 rims are perfect (even better from the rims that come with the M Pack).
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      11-11-2005, 04:51 PM   #7
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Buy an extra "3" to make it a 335 and confuse the dealer when you bring it in for service
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It's done, no more badge, proof inside

I debadged because, like everybody said, IT'S MY CAR. I think it looks great now. Badges on cars are like nametags on people, makes you want to stare at it...
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Buy an extra "3" to make it a 335 and confuse the dealer when you bring it in for service
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Buy an extra "3" to make it a 335 and confuse the dealer when you bring it in for service

No...get an extra "4" and use the "i" as a "1" so you can do...1 2 3 4 5
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      11-11-2005, 05:25 PM   #11
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I might get flamed for this.
You #$&^$!! YOU **&$#@!!! Sorry, had to do it I agree with everyone. It's your car. Do what you want - to a point. Painting it pink with yellow polka dots is definitely out. We will forcefully remove it from your possession for that.
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Its your car, it is your right to do what you like
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      11-11-2005, 05:40 PM   #13
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Another option is to install an ///M badge. We call them $30 M cars! <g>

As I think it might have been pointed out on another thread, de-badging is quite common in Europe to make the car look understated and less attractive to thieves, though it is usually confined to 5 and 7 series cars.

Do what feels good to you. Hey you could even badge it as a 7 series as in 730iL or 725iL. <g>
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I agree with most people, do whatever you want with your car

Debaging isnt a problem, rebadging is
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It's your car, not everyone's. Do what you like the best, and after all you have an E90.
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As long as you don't try to throw a bunch of "M" badges all over the place, nothing wrong with debadging.
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      11-11-2005, 06:14 PM   #17
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It's your ride and do as you please.....just dont slap a "type R" badge on it
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i'll just change it to "3 + 2 = 5"
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      11-11-2005, 06:22 PM   #19
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Just don't rebadge an AMG Kompressor on it rofl.
I saw a guy who rebadged his car as E55 AMG on his bimmer. pretty stupid imo
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its your car buddy...i like the badges on bmw. i do agree that it looks smoother without it though.
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Put an IS350 badge on it.

Hey dude who really cares? It's your car. Do as you choose.
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Just don't rebadge an AMG Kompressor on it rofl.
I saw a guy who rebadged his car as E55 AMG on his bimmer. pretty stupid imo
I saw a C240 AMG, it was hawt.
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