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      10-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #45
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I debadged my evo and all my prior cars. Im not debadging my 328i becauseits gonna be a waste of my time putting it back on when i return it?

Anyways who says youre automatically faster because you have a 335i? Light to light doesnt mean shit. Lol
Actually light to light is everything, where else will I ever see other cars when I don't track mine LOL
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      10-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #46
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It's really all about weight reduction.... Every little bit counts. Smile

90% of the people on the road have no idea of 1 BMW to the other. All they see is the BMW roundel and know it's a BMW. The letters and numbers confuse them.

It's a personal choice and I don't think owners debadge to try and be perceived as something else.

I debadged on my 07 335i because I changed the trunk. I had no intentions of doing so until then. I didn't/won't debadge my F30.
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      10-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #47
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Actually I think a lot or most people know there is a difference between a 335i and a 328i. At least they know one has a bigger engine and is more expensive. What the vast majority of people don't know is the exhaust layout.

I've never thought about de-badging, but I'm thinking about it now because it is a wee bit of a pain to dry and wax around the numbers. Holy cow, especially waxing.

But, for all the people who care, I want the badge for resale. So, I'll de-badge myself.
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      10-20-2012, 09:26 PM   #48
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Anyways who says youre automatically faster because you have a 335i? Light to light doesnt mean shit. Lol
A 328i beats a 335i light to light, I enjoy it very much. Especially the bewildered look on their forlorn faces. Lighter cars from Germany tend to outpace heavy cars from South Africa.

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      10-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #49
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I de - badged my AW 335 because you can't even see the badge against the white body and the badges are a PIA to clean around.

boltjames --- Where are you coming up with the idea all 335s are built in SA ? My 335 was built in Munich.
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I de - badged my AW 335 because you can't even see the badge against the white body and the badges are a PIA to clean around.

boltjames --- Where are you coming up with the idea all 335s are built in SA ? My 335 was built in Munich.
Yup, my 335, born 09.11.12 was munich also. Love my de-badged clean look.
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      10-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #51
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      10-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #52
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A 328i beats a 335i light to light, I enjoy it very much. Especially the bewildered look on their forlorn faces. Lighter cars from Germany tend to outpace heavy cars from South Africa.

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Nice. I meant driving a faster car on the public roads doesnt make you faster. Some ppl have a mod called driver skills.
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      10-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #53
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boltjames --- Where are you coming up with the idea all 335s are built in SA ? My 335 was built in Munich.
Most of them are these days, no offense intended for you. You own an authentic German luxury car.

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      10-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #54
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A 328i beats a 335i light to light, I enjoy it very much. Especially the bewildered look on their forlorn faces. Lighter cars from Germany tend to outpace heavy cars from South Africa.

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LOL what about a debadged 335i from Germany?

Edit: Mine was built in Munich too. I specifically asked for that since I took the tour awhile back after ordering my 325i from there. Made the experience better for me. Should have ordered the "Trophy Wife" option though
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      10-21-2012, 01:59 PM   #55
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LOL what about a debadged 335i from Germany?

Edit: Mine was built in Munich too. I specifically asked for that since I took the tour awhile back after ordering my 325i from there. Made the experience better for me. Should have ordered the "Trophy Wife" option though


As long as its from Germany, your 335i is valid.

Yours was built for the Autobahn, not the rain forest.

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      10-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #56
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The badges are all stick on adhesives. You can use floss or fishing line to remove the badges. There is a debadging option (forgot the code) to order the car debadged but it removes all emblems and not just the xDrive emblem.
That's what I thought, thanks. I was thinking the badge delete option was probably all or nothing and I actually like the 328/335 (not just because I ordered a 335...), just feels classic BMW to me.
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      10-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #57
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I de-badge everything. I hate jewelry.




I re-badge everything.

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Lol! Nice!
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      10-21-2012, 11:01 PM   #58
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can you debadge the 328/335 signs without leaving holes?
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      10-21-2012, 11:42 PM   #59
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can you debadge the 328/335 signs without leaving holes?
yep, its just adhesive on the back, but do it soon or esle the color might look a little off under the letters...
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      10-22-2012, 12:02 AM   #60
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Debadged my 135i, I don't think I'll live long enough to finish debadging my 335is though lol
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      10-22-2012, 12:55 AM   #61
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does anyone have pictures of their f30 debaged?
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      10-22-2012, 01:14 AM   #62
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I like the badge look. Never de-badged any of my BMWs and I don't intend on de-badging my 328i either. It's a classy looking badge.
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      10-22-2012, 01:18 AM   #63
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I was on the fence before picking up my car but, now that I have it, I think it looks good with the badge. Maybe I'll de-badge later on, but I'm happy with the way it is

And to answer the OPs question, I haven't noticed 328i owners de-badging more often then 335i owners. I hardly ever see de-badged Bimmers, in general.
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      10-22-2012, 04:56 AM   #64
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My neighbor has de-badged his M5. And most BMW's in Europe are de-badged as well.
+1 even see the odd seven series rebadged n Europe.
I am rebadging however not the series at the back of the car, but the sport line emblem.
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does anyone have pictures of their f30 debaged?
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