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      12-11-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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Debadging

So I ordered my M3 saloon a few weeks ago debaged, looking around at all the pictures on here this doesn't seem to be a common choice

Anyone else planning debadging their M3's or will I have the only one
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      12-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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So I ordered my M3 saloon a few weeks ago debaged, looking around at all the pictures on here this doesn't seem to be a common choice

Anyone else planning debadging their M3's or will I have the only one
I would guess you are the only one..
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      12-11-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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I've thought about it. I'll decide when I actually get the car. I debadged my 325 and it cleaned up the rear end quite a bit. It looks more balanced w/out the badge on one side. Plus, I like the idea of an M3 sleeper as most people where I live don't know the differences between an M and non-M, except that an M is more expensive.
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      12-11-2007, 11:39 AM   #4
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It looks more balanced w/out the badge on one side. Plus, I like the idea of an M3 sleeper as most people where I live don't know the differences between an M and non-M, except that an M is more expensive.
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      12-11-2007, 11:53 AM   #5
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Glad to see I'm not the only one I guess it depends what country you are in but in the UK if you drove into a customers car park with a porsche etc they tend to think they are paying you to much so a certain level of discretion doesn't hurt (and 90% of people won't know any difference between a 4 door m3 and a normal one I expect).

Has anyone seen a picture of what the side vents will look like debaged?
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      12-11-2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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Has anyone seen a picture of what the side vents will look like debaged?
That's the problem: The M3 badge on the side vent stays, the debadge option only affects the rear badge.


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      12-11-2007, 12:22 PM   #7
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This thread shouldn't have been moved. Debadging as talked about here is not a modification, it's a factory option. Someone willing to move it back?


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      12-11-2007, 02:00 PM   #8
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I've thought about debadging as well. However, I doubt I will order my car that way. I think I'd like to live with the badge on it for a little bit at least. Then debadge as the life span continues a bit.
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This seems to be more popular in Europe than the US. I see very few dabaged cars here. I guess discretion is not part of the American psyche. It's not a factory option in the US.
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      12-11-2007, 02:12 PM   #10
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So I ordered my M3 saloon a few weeks ago debaged, looking around at all the pictures on here this doesn't seem to be a common choice

Anyone else planning debadging their M3's or will I have the only one
errrrrr no, you're not the only one. watch out. back end of next week I'll post some pics of my new toy debadged.
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That's the problem: The M3 badge on the side vent stays, the debadge option only affects the rear badge.


Best regards, south
Absolutly. When you order a debadged M3 the rear badge is left off. The side vents will still have the M3 badges on.
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      12-11-2007, 02:24 PM   #12
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errrrrr no, you're not the only one. watch out. back end of next week I'll post some pics of my new toy debadged.
Can't wait to see your pics !!
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      12-11-2007, 02:26 PM   #13
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Can't wait to see your pics !!
You and me both. Waiting is fucked. Tesco should sell M3's!
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This seems to be more popular in Europe than the US. I see very few dabaged cars here. I guess discretion is not part of the American psyche. It's not a factory option in the US.
Wow, I love these little differences. Not even being offered, it must be way less popular in the U.S. But to be honest: There are more 320i driving around here with M3 badges on the trunk than debadged M cars. So I guess it's not even that popular here.


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      12-11-2007, 02:29 PM   #15
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This thread shouldn't have been moved. Debadging as talked about here is not a modification, it's a factory option. Someone willing to move it back?
Yeah I think there is some useful info here from yourself on this thread about how the factory debadging option works, I'm sure it might be helpful for others
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      12-11-2007, 02:33 PM   #16
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Wow, I love these little differences. Not even being offered, it must be way less popular in the U.S. But to be honest: There are more 320i driving around here with M3 badges on the trunk than debadged M cars. So I guess it's not even that popular here.


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In the UK you see some "non Bmw's" with M3 badges on them.
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      12-11-2007, 06:40 PM   #17
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If the problem of people faux badging their cars was big in my area I would probably carry a Type-R badge in my car, and when I saw a mis-badged car I'd stick the Type-R badge right underneath it.
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      12-12-2007, 09:06 AM   #18
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Wow, I love these little differences. Not even being offered, it must be way less popular in the U.S.


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I think the majority of people in America buying M cars care more about status than performance. It's not even worth BMW's effort to offer it.
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I think the majority of people in America buying M cars care more about status than performance. It's not even worth BMW's effort to offer it.
I think that's everywhere.

I could never delete my badge, it's the signal for every large SUV to get on the gas and run with me at stoplights /sarcasm.
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      12-12-2007, 11:42 AM   #20
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I think the majority of people in America buying M cars care more about status than performance. It's not even worth BMW's effort to offer it.
Fully agree. Although I will buy it because it is the closest thing to a F430 that I can afford, I still value the status the car brings as well. Part of the culture here in the US i guess.
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      12-13-2007, 09:10 PM   #21
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Fully agree. Although I will buy it because it is the closest thing to a F430 that I can afford, I still value the status the car brings as well. Part of the culture here in the US i guess.

Wow i agree, on both statements exactly. Someday I'll get the 430, M3 for now.

Oh and after working so hard to get an M badge on my bimmer the last thing i would do is take it off.
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Wow i agree, on both statements exactly. Someday I'll get the 430, M3 for now.

Oh and after working so hard to get an M badge on my bimmer the last thing i would do is take it off.
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