5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
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.
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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