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Old 06-22-2006, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I removed the one on my 323is awhile ago, just wondering how many do it to the 540i's
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I see it more commonly done on the 525's than the 540s
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not many ricers drive 540s
keep it, let people know what you're driving.
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people with 525's 528's and 530's do that... you have the pinnicle of that year... thats why i havent debadged mt 328i, if it was a 318, id think about it...
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Be proud fo what car you drive. Some say debadging makes the rear more symmetrical, some say it's ricer. Do what you like


But i'd keep it badged.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like having the badge. I don't see much of a point to it, unless you're going for a "cleaner" look, but different strokes for different folks. I say leave 'em on.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you debadge, then everyone will think you debadged a 528. Those with a 540 generally leave their emblem alone.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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De-badging happens a lot in Europe. That's all.
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i took the 528i off my mine. i just happen to think it looks better. not cause im not proud of my ride.
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I drive an E39 530i sport and when I upgraded to the M5 kit, I decided to debadge. It looks nicer and complements the M5 kit I installed. It's more Euro looking in my opinion. Whether to debadge or not really depends on your preferences. Though I must say, debadging does make the car look alot more symetrical. Even if I had a 540i I would debadge.
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wouldnt de badge unless you somehow snuck an m5 plant in there with out telling us...
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I debadged my car because I thought it looked cleaner. I have a 528i. If I had a 540i I would still do it. Only way I wouldn't, is if I had an M5.
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If you de-badge your 525, 530, 540 just keep in mind.... Don't go racing the M5's....

Most of the time when I see another E39 M5 we don't race at all... cause well we both know that, #1 our cars are basically the same and #2 they are both too insanely fast to even think of racing. But... then I get the E39 5er's that are debadged, with M rims, ricer exhaust, etc trying to race me. It's sad... really sad. I pitty the poor BMW.
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I played tag with an e39 M5 on the freeway a few months back. Driver was probably mid 50s. Really cool guy. Gave each other the thumbs up as he transitioned to another freeway.
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