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      12-12-2019, 10:46 PM   #23
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I've been badgeless on my car since I swapped trunks for a wing. I was going to buy another gloss black one but the shipping was $15 so I didn't buy it. lol
Beef, would you mind if I scoffed at that wing?

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No badge would be better

a) there are like 50 other M3 badges on the car
b) it's cheaper
c) it's lighter
d) it's easier to clean instead of dealing with all those f5!@#$^ing crevices around the badge
e) can't identify you accurately during your cannonball run

A - Only two remain that are visible, those on the side gills. The rest of them are hidden in places that only enthusiactivists care about.
B - I can't roll my eyes back in my head far enough for that one.
C - I just did. Ow.
D - you're lazy
E - they can't catch up to me enough to see the badge. Get with the program.

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I debadged my Tundra the weekend after I got it. A badge for which engine it has, on each side, the size of my hand, with a bunch of marketing bogus on it? Gone-fishing lined. Bedside TRD OFF ROAD 4X4 HURR DURR WHEEL AND SHOCK AND PLASTIC SKID PLATE PACKAGE stickers the size of my head, heat-gunned. SR5 badges, twice as big as the M3 badges that come on our cars, on each door for some reason? Gone. I suppose now people might not know I have cloth seats unless they look inside. Wish I could have the $5 or whatever TOyota spent on those badges taken off the purchase price. Its' ridiculous. It STILL says Tundra on it in 3 places now. And Toyota in two places. That's still too much but Tundra is a cool vehicle name and the Toyota badging is molded-in so I'm sortof stuck with it.
lol you bought a Tundra.

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tl;dr - badges are consumerism and marketing gobbledegook run amok wake up sheeple
Badges may be out of hand on all vehicles, but on M vehicles they provoked a unique reaction amongst people who knew what they were. When I got my E36 M3 back in those days, I used to get a small thrill walking out to it wherever it was parked, seeing the shiny M badge on the Alpine White paint. If the M badge wasn't on the car, there wasn't too much else to distinguish it from a lame 325i.

Obviously there is a bigger visual difference between an E92 and the E92 M3 that means you don't really need the badge, but I like the tradition. BMW promised and delivered when they made these cars, so I'd like to keep the signage on there and support the legend.
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Hey, if it floats your boat, do it. Make yourself happy Just also don’t be upset or surprised if a photo of it ends up on one of those Anti-BMW Facebook pages
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Hey, if it floats your boat, do it. Make yourself happy Just also donít be upset or surprised if a photo of it ends up on one of those Anti-BMW Facebook pages
Don't be surprised if there's a rash of people with cameras shoved up their... FB pages.
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I've been badgeless on my car since I swapped trunks for a wing. I was going to buy another gloss black one but the shipping was $15 so I didn't buy it. lol
Beef, would you mind if I scoffed at that wing?
Mrs beef doesn't care for it either.
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I've been badgeless on my car since I swapped trunks for a wing. I was going to buy another gloss black one but the shipping was $15 so I didn't buy it. lol
Beef, would you mind if I scoffed at that wing?
Mrs beef doesn't care for it either.
I hope "Mrs beef" doesn't know you refer to her on a public forum under that label... that's not a badge any woman would be proud to wear!
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A - Only two remain that are visible, those on the side gills. The rest of them are hidden in places that only enthusiactivists care about.
B - I can't roll my eyes back in my head far enough for that one.
C - I just did. Ow.
D - you're lazy
E - they can't catch up to me enough to see the badge. Get with the program.



lol you bought a Tundra.



Badges may be out of hand on all vehicles, but on M vehicles they provoked a unique reaction amongst people who knew what they were. When I got my E36 M3 back in those days, I used to get a small thrill walking out to it wherever it was parked, seeing the shiny M badge on the Alpine White paint. If the M badge wasn't on the car, there wasn't too much else to distinguish it from a lame 325i.

Obviously there is a bigger visual difference between an E92 and the E92 M3 that means you don't really need the badge, but I like the tradition. BMW promised and delivered when they made these cars, so I'd like to keep the signage on there and support the legend.


I suppose we must all fight against the Tesla owners trying to co-opt the M3 name for themselves. THIS FAR AND NO FARTHER
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I've been badgeless on my car since I swapped trunks for a wing. I was going to buy another gloss black one but the shipping was $15 so I didn't buy it. lol
Beef, would you mind if I scoffed at that wing?
Mrs beef doesn't care for it either.
I hope "Mrs beef" doesn't know you refer to her on a public forum under that label... that's not a badge any woman would be proud to wear!
She married into the beef family.
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I suppose we must all fight against the Tesla owners trying to co-opt the M3 name for themselves. THIS FAR AND NO FARTHER
Wait wot?

I need details on this.
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I have yet to encounter an enthusiast with a Model 3 who ahs not, at some point referred to his car as "the M3"

If I could strike them all with lightning bolts I would, but there are too many of them

we must resist
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I have yet to encounter an enthusiast with a Model 3 who ahs not, at some point referred to his car as "the M3"
I'm lol'ing at the idea of "Model 3" and "enthusiast" in the same sentence.

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If I could strike them all with lightning bolts I would, but there are too many of them
They drive electric cars, that would just make them stronger. You need an EMP to take them out. Added bonus is they suffocate in the car because they can't get it open with the whole system down from the EMP.

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I'm lol'ing at the idea of "Model 3" and "enthusiast" in the same sentence.
Yea, they are more like "fanatics". My brother is one of them...
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I've been badgeless on my car since I swapped trunks for a wing. I was going to buy another gloss black one but the shipping was $15 so I didn't buy it. lol
Bummer, can't tell if its an M3 anymore.
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All these badges are body clutter but only my opinion. Also I feel like the multiple badges on today's cars are wack! Like many have said we know it's an M and if you don't that's fine but if it didn't come with the badges that's because it's not one. I believe the only M logo that may be added without public ridicule is the license plate frame.
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All these badges are body clutter but only my opinion. Also I feel like the multiple badges on today's cars are wack! Like many have said we know it's an M and if you don't that's fine but if it didn't come with the badges that's because it's not one. I believe the only M logo that may be added without public ridicule is the license plate frame.
Really? To me that's always been just a couple shades shy of the old mullet-era front window graphics, like the guys who'd buy an IROC-Z and would have it in huge letters covering the top quarter of the windshield. So not, as bad as that, but possibly worse than M logo valve stem caps.
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All these badges are body clutter but only my opinion. Also I feel like the multiple badges on today's cars are wack! Like many have said we know it's an M and if you don't that's fine but if it didn't come with the badges that's because it's not one. I believe the only M logo that may be added without public ridicule is the license plate frame.
Really? To me that's always been just a couple shades shy of the old mullet-era front window graphics, like the guys who'd buy an IROC-Z and would have it in huge letters covering the top quarter of the windshield. So not, as bad as that, but possibly worse than M logo valve stem caps.
Lol I still see these around.
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A guy in high school had a grand am with the giant PONTIAC windshield banner

We were absolutely merciless. He could not park up anywhere without somebody saying Hey is that a pontiac?
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