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      11-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Fake badges

Why do people do this?
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      11-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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obviously for added hp and tq....what a silly question
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Same reason as this!! I have called out a couple folks in the past about this nonsense.
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Why do people do this ?
Personal i think this is like a sad story.....
They would love to have a real ///M and the looks... and the power of it !
But they don't have the $$$$$ to buy it..thats why it's actualy sadly .
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      11-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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OP, to answer your question directly; people do this to impress the unwashed masses. The 99 out of 100 that do not know any better... same reason BMW is slapping M badges on anything with 4 wheels

...who gives a sh*t in the end. M = the new AMG.
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It threw me off at first because it's an X3. I thought the tail lights looks funny for an X5. Then when we got close, this thing had badges all over it. The front fenders had M-power and a bunch shit I didn't know BMW made. A BMW by itself is a great car just plain and simple.
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It threw me off at first because it's an X3. I thought the tail lights looks funny for an X5. Then when we got close, this thing had badges all over it. The front fenders had M-power and a bunch shit I didn't know BMW made. A BMW by itself is a great car just plain and simple.
How's your G-Power running ?
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It threw me off at first because it's an X3. I thought the tail lights looks funny for an X5. Then when we got close, this thing had badges all over it. The front fenders had M-power and a bunch shit I didn't know BMW made. A BMW by itself is a great car just plain and simple.
How's your G-Power running ?
My car is running strong! I took her to a BMW race school! No leaks or problems.
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My car is running strong! I took her to a BMW race school! No leaks or problems.
Nice...
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      11-11-2013, 08:53 AM   #10
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Where can I buy these badges?
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At your local AutoZone, PepBoys, or Advanced Auto Parts...
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It threw me off at first because it's an X3. I thought the tail lights looks funny for an X5. Then when we got close, this thing had badges all over it. The front fenders had M-power and a bunch shit I didn't know BMW made. A BMW by itself is a great car just plain and simple.
I was about to say the same thing. Have they ever made an X3M? I don't think they have.

I mean with the X3 or X5 the original owner could have run M Performance if he upgraded certain parts. Then I would buy it. But not this.
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great question, I always want to ask someone why they put stuff like this on their car but don't want to really take the time or the effort/ potential altercation
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So it's just like BMW putting the ///M logo on everything from the factory. What's the difference?
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I don't mind fake boobies, but fake badges, whats the world coming to.
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So it's just like BMW putting the ///M logo on everything from the factory. What's the difference?
The difference IMO, is that... when the factory add badges to a BMW, they usually will have upgraded the suspension, seats, steering wheel, bumpers/side skirts, and upgraded with M-wheels. It's also on the sticker price as a M-package which at least adds resale value to the vehicle. Doing this to a vehicle doesn't really bother that much, because each their own. I just feel it makes the car look cheap.
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OP, to answer your question directly; people do this to impress the unwashed masses. The 99 out of 100 that do not know any better... same reason BMW is slapping M badges on anything with 4 wheels

...who gives a sh*t in the end. M = the new AMG.


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I don't mind fake boobies, but fake badges, whats the world coming to.
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I don't mind fake boobies, but fake badges, whats the world coming to.
I find them both equally desirable.



OK, sorry, but the "whatever they ares" in the poster crack me up.
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Got a guy in town driving a regular F series 535 rocking M5 badges. WTH? Can't access flickr at work but I'll post pics later.
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The thing about this is, the only people that really give a rat's @$$ are the very ones that will never be fooled by this nonsense.
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took this one 2 weeks ago
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