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      12-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #23
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Debadge all you want, its when you put other badges on, like the ///M badge or something your car isn't, where it becomes the problem for some people.


I want to get the matte black 135i badge for my car, but I know my re-applying skills are terrible, so I'm not sure if I want to risk it.
Take two pices of painters tape line the top piece up directly above the 135i and do the same with a bottom piece then with a pen make a small mark on the left and right side of each number on the top piece of tape and the bottom pice. Then when you remove the old one u have the top and bottom tape to line up exactly where it was and the left and right side marks with the pen to keep the spacing equal. That's how I did it with my other car and always was in the same spot every time. I got black chrome badging 135i for my car. I like the matte as well but something is sexy about black chrome like on the some white Lexuses (or Lexi?) Black with just a hint of shimmer underneath.
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      12-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #24
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What a bunch of bunk you spew.

I live in the land of debadge cars(Germany). No one leaves them on their car bc no one wants their neighbor to know how much "extra" money they have to spend on a car! I fact, it is a no cost option thru all the German car makers. IF someone wants to know how fast a car is... they have to look at the car's brakes or exhaust pipe(s)!

Btw... I drive a debadged 135i.
They asked for the code of ethics
This is not my personal opinion, I was just preemptively telling him what others will think
Personally I drive a white e93 335 and have a carbon trunk so I never badged it as I never had a chance to paint it white
I like the cleaner look without, but I feel like less people will ask if its an M3 If I do have the badge
On the other hand I know someone with FBo, RB turbos and meth, it's a sleeper and he put 320d on the back. I got a kick out if that
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      12-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #25
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I like the cleaner look. Makes the back look even.
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      12-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #26
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Bought my '08 in August 2010 and it had the ///M emblem on the back. No other mods on it (besides tints). Was at my dealership and they took the ///M badge off for me (I asked them to). My car has performance mods now, but nothing to do with ///M performance whatsoever, so it makes no sense. Personally I think the ///M reputation is being whored around way too much now

I like being debadged though, I kinda like the whole mysteriousness about it. People are STILL unaware about the 1 series. They look at the car and assume it might be fast, and then they ask me if it is, and I giggle (Thanks, JB4). I got my inspection last week, and they asked if it was a 3 series. I unfortunately got towed a few years ago, before I took the ///M badge off, and they listed the car as an M3. Smh, that was the last straw before I took it off.
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      12-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #27
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Saw a 135i the other day with an ///M on the other side of the trunk. I felt bad for him. I have black numbers on my car, but it still says 128i on there.
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      12-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #28
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False. Mine's debadged because it looks cleaner and i hate chrome. Everybody needs to get off their 135i high horse.
ill never get off my high horse. jk haha i actually have a 120d for all people know.
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      12-18-2012, 09:24 PM   #29
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I personally took the 135i badge off my car because I liked the more balanced and cleaner look of the badgeless trunk. I definitely get a lot more 'Hey nice 3 series!!!' remarks now, but it's definitely worth it.

In other news I saw a 7 series driving around with an M5 badge yesterday. Poor thing.
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      12-19-2012, 11:51 PM   #30
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I actually like the badge look, looks to empty without. Note I kept my badge also on my e46 318 so its not a poser thing just like it lol
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      12-25-2012, 02:27 AM   #31
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      12-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #32
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I took the dealer logo off the LH side of the car, then it looked unbalanced so I took off the 128i on the other side. If the roundels weren't installed permanently I'd remove them, too. Thinking of designing my own 'roundel' - that would confuse everyone.
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      12-29-2012, 10:23 PM   #33
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if your a 135 then your allowed to because its for the "cleaner look"
if its a 128 then your a newb and poser doing it
As far as a 'code' goes.. don't jump on this guy because I know a lot of people who would think the same.. therefor I'd say it's a legitimate answer..

PERSONALLY...

Debadged = Cleaner. Whether you have a 128, 135, 1M, 93' Ford Taurus..

plus what the f. I hate chrome. and it's the only chrome on the car. WHY!!

This coming from the guy who has left his badges on.. Would that bother a dealer if removed? haha
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      12-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #34
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As far as a 'code' goes.. don't jump on this guy because I know a lot of people who would think the same.. therefor I'd say it's a legitimate answer..

PERSONALLY...

Debadged = Cleaner. Whether you have a 128, 135, 1M, 93' Ford Taurus..

plus what the f. I hate chrome. and it's the only chrome on the car. WHY!!

This coming from the guy who has left his badges on.. Would that bother a dealer if removed? haha
Bimmian.com has different color numbers and letters to replace the chrome, they have matte black, carbon fiber, and others
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      03-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #35
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My 128 is debadged (as stated earlier) and my license plate (CXXVIII) restores the information contained in the badge, so don't worry nobody will think I have a 135. Wouldn't want to be a poser or, at 55 be considered a 'noob'.
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      03-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #36
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I at the idea of "badge ethics" or "///M ethics" when non-M cars come from the factory with multiple ///M badges plastered all over various parts.

But I mostly get a kick out of people who debage for the purpose of compensating, unless it was just a coincidence that all of those "350z" badges began disappearing when the 370z came out.
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      03-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #37
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So I have the M Sport package on my 135... Is that cheesy since my shifter has an M?
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      03-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #38
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No since you have the msport option as many have. I switched to the msport shifter solely because it looks way better then the fugly silver shifter mine came with.
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      03-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #39
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Badge = you care what others think, or need to impress...
What total bullcrap. Based on that statement, the 99.5% percent of people who don't debadge are self-absorbed showoffs.
It's your car, do what you want...unless (as others have said) you're trying to indicate that your vehicle is something it's not.
I'm not a fan of the chrome look, so I went with shadows. Again, to each his/her own.
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      03-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #40
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False. Mine's debadged because it looks cleaner and i hate chrome. Everybody needs to get off their 135i high horse.
says the guy with the 128
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      03-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #41
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says the guy with the 128
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      03-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #42
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All my cars have been debadged, just think it looks better without.

Although, the Suburban did get a "Canyonero" badge. LOL!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86469812/canyonero-custom-car-emblem
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how's about tii badges? Must you have the front bumper to rock them or do you need to have the one tii that BMW made
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      03-16-2013, 10:26 AM   #44
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Says the guy with 2 Posts...
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