What are peoples thoughts on Debadging?

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What are peoples views on Debadging?

Do it!
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Don't do it!
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Only do it with non 'M' models
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Meh, couldn't care less.
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Post by enzed4 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:43 am

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Post by Cb3749 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:11 am

I have always debadged my cars, much better to keep everyone guessing. When I had the 550i M Sport everyone thought it was a 520D :D
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Post by Argenta » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:48 am

The Z4M is completely cluttered with "M"' badges everywhere, I took my exterior ones off.

If it stops thieves and break-ins thats a bonus!

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Post by goldbcfc » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:57 pm

I took mine off a didn't like it after prefer to see the Z4 badge it balances the look evenly having the key hole for boot opposite side
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Post by Ewazix » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Dav the wheel nut wrote:
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Ewazix wrote:
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I guess I'm both sad and like the smoother look :oops:

To be fair I would never lie about it being a 2.0i, I've just carried out so much work on it to make it individual I feel like the 2.0i badge spoils it. I'm not trying to be an M, a 3.0, a 2.5 or a 2.2 I just want people to appreciate the look without prejudging the engine first. And I do prefer it without.
When I say 'sad' I mean as in it's sad when someone thinks having a 2.0 2.2 2.5 etc is something to hide out of shame
And you know the feeling :poke:
Badge bores are so predicable :yawn:

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Post by MACK » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 pm

This thread is going the way of the whippy debate. :poke: :rofl:
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Post by Mike6 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:43 pm

Years ago you could buy cars that were debadged. It was a known fact that purchasers of low spec vehicles always asked for this so its was obvious whenever you saw a debadged car that the owner had brought a base vehicle. To us oldies the only reason to debadge a car is to disguise this fact and it shrieks out that you are ashamed of having a low spec vehicle. Dont do it unless you want us oldies laughing at you.s

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Post by Smartbear » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:01 pm

Mike6 wrote:
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Years ago you could buy cars that were debadged. It was a known fact that purchasers of low spec vehicles always asked for this so its was obvious whenever you saw a debadged car that the owner had brought a base vehicle. To us oldies the only reason to debadge a car is to disguise this fact and it shrieks out that you are ashamed of having a low spec vehicle. Dont do it unless you want us oldies laughing at you.s
You still can buy debadged z4's, not ashamed of my 2.0 & I wouldn't be able to hear you laughing that far behind me :poke:
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Post by Mike6 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:19 pm

Nothing wrong with a 2lt I certainly agree and your probably correct that not being a fast driver I would almost certainly be behind you, its just a shame that the perception is still there.

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Post by Smartbear » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:10 pm

Mike6 wrote:
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Nothing wrong with a 2lt I certainly agree and your probably correct that not being a fast driver I would almost certainly be behind you, its just a shame that the perception is still there.
I didn't mean your a slow driver mike, I meant even if you floored it your 2.5 couldn't keep up :wink:
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Post by rockstar93 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:16 pm

I've never used to be a fan of de-badging, it always made a car look like it was in an accident and repainted. In saying that, I find the ///M badge on my coupe to throw it off balance so it's off, whereas my old roadster looked much better as there was symmetry between the key hole and badge.

Additionally, because of how uncommon and underappreciated these cars are, people have no idea what they are and the fact that it only has a "///M" badge placed on the 'wrong' side of the trunk makes it look like I bought an ///M badge off aliexpress and stuck it on my car - like all those ///M 128i's we have around me.

I do love the fender ///M badges though :rofl:

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Post by Smartbear » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:19 pm

rockstar93 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:16 pm
I've never used to be a fan of de-badging, it always made a car look like it was in an accident and repainted. In saying that, I find the ///M badge on my coupe to throw it off balance so it's off, whereas my old roadster looked much better as there was symmetry between the key hole and badge.

Additionally, because of how uncommon and underappreciated these cars are, people have no idea what they are and the fact that it only has a "///M" badge placed on the 'wrong' side of the trunk makes it look like I bought an ///M badge off aliexpress and stuck it on my car - like all those ///M 128i's we have around me.

I do love the fender ///M badges though :rofl:

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Post by LBZ4 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:24 pm

go all out and get rid of the lock and light too lol ! :P
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Post by rockstar93 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:47 pm

Smartbear wrote:
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Nice, would that happen to be a Ducati 916 prowling in your garage? :)
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Post by Pembroke » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:20 pm

What’s the best way to get the badges off? My passenger side badge is broken, with only the ‘i’ remaining :|

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