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      06-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Debadge, or not to Debadge?

Hey all,

taking delivery of my 318d M Sport Plus tomorrow morning.

Now I'm well aware that its not an M model, and being a 318d is hardly going to set the road alight so i'm reluctant to adorn it with redundant 'M' badges.

But, I'm interested on hearings peoples opinions on a full debadge i.e. removing the 318d badge to leave a clean rear end....

Any strong opinions or thoughts?

I have broad shoulders so don't be too timid

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      06-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I removed the 325i on the rear but only because i dont like chrome, if i could get some gloss black ones i'd be happy

Aslong as they aren't replaced with an 'M' no harm done
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      06-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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It's a 318d so I'd definitely be taking it off.

As well as looking clean its easier to clean as well.

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      06-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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I had a 320d which came debadged ... and I preferred the look on my E92. Cleaner and smarter.

When I changed to an E92 330d I had it debadged ... and have not regretted it - it just looks so much cleaner IMO.
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      06-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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My 335d is de-badged. It does make the back end look a lot cleaner. I did de-badge an A3 I once owned for the same reason.

Don't add M badges, that looks naff to say the least.
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      06-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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its personal preference really. would it bother you to have a 318d badge on the back?
it would prob look better without the badge, what colours the car?
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      06-05-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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Mine is debadged also and the rear is much cleaner/smother looking.
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      06-05-2012, 01:05 PM   #8
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Alpine White. I think it would look cleaner and neater.

I had an E36 325 way back in the day and that was debadged as well. Just canvassing opinions as to what looks the better

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      06-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #9
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Debadge !!

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      06-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #10
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Debadging to me generally makes me think the owner is not proud of their engine size. There are a few people who debadge larger engines but most debadged cars tend to be 318 and 320.
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      06-05-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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That's quite true. But the rear does look better without the chrome.
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      06-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #12
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Debadging to me generally makes me think the owner is not proud of their engine size. There are a few people who debadge larger engines but most debadged cars tend to be 318 and 320.
Probably true, I have downsized from a X5 3.0D, not ashamed to have debadged my E91 , it looks cleaner and more slick !
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      06-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #13
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I de-badged my 335d just to tidy up the back-end, looks much cleaner with no badge
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      06-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #14
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Im a 318i and proud.
I can count the number of times its bothered me on one hand.
To people in the know a smaller engine is easy to spot with or without the badge. (The number of debadged 320d around my way is ridiculous)
But im a car proud guy anyway so id rather my car looks great regardless of the size of the engine and when i feel the need to set the road alight i just get the Triumph out and show everyone whats what.
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I debaged mine, the back end looks so much better without random numbers on the boot lid, but who cares what other people think as long as your happy...
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debadge it. looks far better imo
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      06-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #17
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Keep it. Let everyone know what you are driving.
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      06-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #18
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So what if it says 318 on the back?no one will care except you. There's nothing wrong with driving a 318,this is coming from someone who has given his Beemer keys to missus and drives her shitbox of a Renault megane as daily driver.

Don't debadge :-)
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      06-06-2012, 01:24 AM   #19
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Nothing to do with engine size IMO, it's a royal PITA trying to clean properly around those badges. Mine are comeing off next time I detail the car properly.
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      06-06-2012, 07:20 AM   #20
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Debadging or keeping the badges is a matter of personal preference no matter what anyone suggests.

Personally, I prefer to keep badges off - this included an M3 and an X5 35D MSport amongst many others I bought new, because I like the cleaner look but also enjoyed washing, cleaning, polishing and waxing properly.

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Mine is de-badged and if it had not been I would have taken them off.
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Debadging to me generally makes me think the owner is not proud of their engine size. There are a few people who debadge larger engines but most debadged cars tend to be 318 and 320.
That's the beauty of a debadging a 335i/d, the twin pipes let everyone know what it really is.
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