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      07-11-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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For those who have a 3 stage IM

Hey guys. Just been thinking about those with a 3 stage manifold. Since there is a whole craze about M badges on a non m car and what not. Do you believe that it is lame to badge a car as a 330i if it is a 325/328i even though they would be virtually exact? My car always will be debadged regardless if it has a 3 stage or not. Just wanted to hear some opinions!
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      07-11-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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      07-11-2014, 05:01 PM   #4
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Lol, I am about to undergo the 3 stage manifold as well and was just thinking about this the other day. But my gf said the same as these guys.... so your not alone my friend
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      07-11-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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whats wrong with 328....O_O
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Don't 330s have different exhausts? Mine has the actuated flap on the right pipe (that I plugged open)
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To be fair to 330i trademark I'd say YES to anyone having sport suspension.
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there is a lot more to a 330 than just the engine power. trims, options, brakes, etc were all different. don't re-badge, that's just lame.
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do the 330 or de-badge
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Ha oh god I just read an article. That would be a nightmare. Definitely same level as putting an M Badge when they make that change.
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Hey guys. Just been thinking about those with a 3 stage manifold. Since there is a whole craze about M badges on a non m car and what not. Do you believe that it is lame to badge a car as a 330i if it is a 325/328i even though they would be virtually exact? My car always will be debadged regardless if it has a 3 stage or not. Just wanted to hear some opinions!
The 330 E90 also has xenons standard, leather, and I believe it also has bigger brakes\rotors.
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Lol, I am about to undergo the 3 stage manifold as well and was just thinking about this the other day. But my gf said the same as these guys.... so your not alone my friend
Also 330 only came in a sedan...
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Badging a car with anything it didn't come with from the factory is quite lame
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there is a lot more to a 330 than just the engine power. trims, options, brakes, etc were all different. don't re-badge, that's just lame.
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Yes, that's lame. Be proud of what you have. Only insecurities fuel the need to put a fake badge
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Just debadge. My sig is just in jest, I have nothing on the car.
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Just write +2 after your 328
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Also 330 only came in a sedan...
You can get it as a coupe in Europe.
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Oh just get it over with and cover that fucker in M badges.
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