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      04-07-2016, 04:15 PM   #23
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Just debadge it, makes giving it love easier, no buggering around those chrome badges.
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      04-07-2016, 04:17 PM   #24
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Debage. Looks much cleaner and classy

The xdrive badge

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      04-07-2016, 04:21 PM   #25
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Just debadge it, makes giving it love easier, no buggering around those chrome badges.
buggering it around the chrome badges while giving it some love eh? I know you fly boys are odd but.....
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      04-07-2016, 04:36 PM   #26
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Wow, what a debate, clearly lots of opinions out there for something I thought was quite trivial...
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      04-07-2016, 04:49 PM   #27
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Put a 318D badge on it. Then watch for the puzzled looks on 2.0 audi drivers as they get left behind.
im 50:50 as to do this or not.

just wondering if i would end up with any issues
insurance? etc
being pulled over by the popo cause it doesn't match their records
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      04-07-2016, 04:50 PM   #28
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im 50:50 as to do this or not.

just wondering if i would end up with any issues
insurance? etc
being pulled over by the popo cause it doesn't match their records
nah, wouldn't worry about that.
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      04-07-2016, 04:51 PM   #29
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Thanks guys, I have now decided to remove both badges in the next couple of days.

Will upload a photo soon.

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buggering it around the chrome badges while giving it some love eh? I know you fly boys are odd but.....
Lol welcome back

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You have to give your car plenty loving ample waxing.
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      04-08-2016, 04:30 AM   #31
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Not because I have anything against x drive itself, but please at least remove that x drive badge because the design of it (the badge itself) is imho blinking awful. BMW what were you thinking of when you designed this?

This aside I'm voting for total debadge as I like the cleaner look plus its easier to clean & wax.
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      04-08-2016, 05:59 AM   #33
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im 50:50 as to do this or not.

just wondering if i would end up with any issues
insurance? etc
being pulled over by the popo cause it doesn't match their records
Don't worry, its a factory 'option' to de-badge.
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      04-08-2016, 06:18 AM   #34
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Sorry but all this talk about badges.......


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      04-08-2016, 07:00 AM   #35
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If you have a 6 pot then leave the badges on
+1 !

when I see an x drive though now I always look for the front wheel arch gap.. not sure why but it draws me to the springs and then I breathe a sigh of relief my S drive sits "normally"

ok that's a bit mean, but own up I am not the only one..
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      04-08-2016, 07:14 AM   #36
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Debadge for all the previously posted reasons.

The looks are personal choice. But, cleaning has to be first up of the reasons for me. However, I did it on my 330d hoping to avoid people wanting to play (when I didn't)...

I personally don't like the side M// badges. My car is quick, but no M Car.
M// badges, in particular extra ones are a whole different debate/rant..

Also, it's fun to be unexpectedly quick... Even more so, now that the LCI has taken the exhaust counting out of the equation.
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      04-08-2016, 08:19 AM   #37
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Ordered mine without the front wing M badges, looks cleaner. Agreed the XDrive badge design is a bit naff, they'd perhaps have been better to add a small x at the end of the standard badge (for those that have it).
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      04-08-2016, 10:11 AM   #38
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Since my 335d LCI was stolen, looks like the wife was followed home, we not have the 435d and 335dGT both de badged!
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      04-08-2016, 12:26 PM   #39
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Took them off today, excuse the poor quality, my Iphone is playing up. It actually looks much better than in the photos.

Before and after, I am happy with the cleaner look...

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Looks much better!

Take it it was easy to do?
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      04-08-2016, 01:32 PM   #41
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I have debadged the rear but have kept the M badges on the side as they make it go faster
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I love my badge(s)

3 awesome 3 ooh nice big engine 5 serious coolness then the "d" oh, couldn't stretch to a petrol 6

Much prefer the smooth lines of a debadged look, seems to just suit beemers

On a side note, anyone ever think its strange how we still badge petrols as i for injection despite that technology being very much standard fare now??

330i 340i etc, surely they could think of something more relevant to current technology
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      04-08-2016, 02:42 PM   #43
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I love my badge(s)

I am against badging, but still like the picture.
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      04-08-2016, 02:49 PM   #44
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Definitely debadge. Did mine as soon as I got it home from the dealers.
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