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      11-04-2006, 08:23 AM   #23
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I will be keeping the badge on.
Me too.........................What are we talking about here, it`s an M3............and just that on the backside off the car is exactly how it`s supposed to be, nothing more, nothing less IMO
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      11-19-2006, 02:57 AM   #24
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Will you?
Yup rebadge it with 316ti
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      11-19-2006, 03:03 AM   #25
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Hahaha...no put VTEC instead. Bwahahaha!
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      11-21-2006, 04:57 PM   #26
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I do consider the vents on the side of the bonnet flashy and overkill. Especially since they they serve no real purpose (I checked with a technician.)
...It wasn't a BMW technician. The left one ventilates the underhood “electrobox” where electronic components live; the right one, though open, provides no necessary ventilation.
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      11-21-2006, 10:15 PM   #27
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...It wasn't a BMW technician. The left one ventilates the underhood “electrobox” where electronic components live; the right one, though open, provides no necessary ventilation.
I was pretty sure this was the case. I think I originally heard it during the E46 M3 launch from BMW... something like "functional side gills for cooling all the high power CPUs..." or some such truthful but marketing-esque statement.
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      11-23-2006, 01:40 AM   #28
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Back on the topic...

No, the badge will definitely stay. I really don't see the purpose of debadging. Like you could wind a race and they would think you only have a 335i.
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      11-23-2006, 12:40 PM   #29
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No, the badge will definitely stay. I really don't see the purpose of debadging. Like you could wind a race and they would think you only have a 335i.
The purpose of debadging is that at least 6 out of 10 people imo will never ever recognize a M3 as what it is without the badge. It's all about understatement. Here in Europe a lot of people have M3 badges on their 320i/325i (or whatever). So having a car debadged is pretty cool. I personally don't need to much attraction for driving an M. The M is only for me, not for other people's staring.

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      11-26-2006, 03:51 AM   #30
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I think i'm gonna debadge mine, i've debadged all my others, i just think the car looks better and the lines are smoother (if that makes any sense) when there isn't writing bulding out, am i off in thinking that?
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      11-26-2006, 04:16 AM   #31
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I think i'm gonna debadge mine, i've debadged all my others, i just think the car looks better and the lines are smoother (if that makes any sense) when there isn't writing bulding out, am i off in thinking that?
There are traditionally about 30 ///M badges all over the car, dash, seats, suspension arms, brakes, sills, engine, etc, etc. You can run (and get rid of the large chromie on the trunk lid) but you can't hide! JK... It will look cool badged or debadged.
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      11-26-2006, 07:20 AM   #32
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No need to post your agreement or disagreement on every issue...

Sorry, a little cranky.

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      11-26-2006, 07:23 AM   #33
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M cars are distinctly different from their series class, and stands out as a M car. but for those who forget I'd keep the badge on. I paid dearly for it.
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      11-26-2006, 11:39 PM   #34
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      11-27-2006, 01:11 AM   #35
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badge on... it's what I'm paying for :rocks:
I agree, that's a whole lotta mula to debadge a really nice car.
I have seen Porsche's debadged, don't really understand it???

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      11-28-2006, 12:39 PM   #36
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nope...why would I want to make my car look more like the regular 3's
if that...i'll just get 335 twin turbo with M aero kit
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      11-28-2006, 12:50 PM   #37
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Should convert this to a poll...

Answer: No, will not debadge
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      11-28-2006, 01:50 PM   #38
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No way. The badge stays.
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      11-29-2006, 11:12 PM   #39
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Are you crazy? M3 is ultimate. Why the hell would I want to debadge it? I debadged my quad exhausted 330 to make the car look a little mysterious, but with the M3, I don't want the mystery. I want people to recognize it from distance, from front, back, sides, top or whatever angle it is. M3 is the real Ultimate Driving Machine and not too many people can have it.
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Are you crazy? M3 is ultimate. Why the hell would I want to debadge it? I debadged my quad exhausted 330 to make the car look a little mysterious, but with the M3, I don't want the mystery. I want people to recognize it from distance, from front, back, sides, top or whatever angle it is. M3 is the real Ultimate Driving Machine and not too many people can have it.
So you debadged a quad exhaust 330 to make the people think it's an M3!
I don't get it!

It's kind of sad that many people buy an M3 in order to swank!

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at what stage is the car debadged

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So you debadged a quad exhaust 330 to make the people think it's an M3!
I don't get it!

It's kind of sad that many people buy an M3 in order to swank!

Regards south
I want to know whether I can order mine debadged straight off the 'line - or is this something I have to do once I take possession?

It's interesting how many prestige care are debadged in Germany ...

BTW, I once saw a 760Li in Deutschland that had a 750 badge: guess the driver did not want to appear too "swanky" (wanky )
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I did not see the badge being an option when I ordered mine.

Nice thread bump btw.
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