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      01-24-2013, 06:10 AM   #1
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Question de-badge a 2013 550xi?

what sayeth you...

yay or nay ??
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      01-24-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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do it. Looks much cleaner.
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      01-24-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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I don't like the XDrive badge on the rear of the car on the 13's. I'm debating replacing my chrome emblems with matte one's from Bimmiam.com.
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      01-24-2013, 08:09 AM   #4
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I don't like the XDrive badge on the rear of the car on the 13's. I'm debating replacing my chrome emblems with matte one's from Bimmiam.com.
Yes. I didn't like that badge on the fenders. I moved up to hate for the trunk lid. Too busy and cluttered looking...

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      01-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #5
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Looks cleaner debadged but some badge whores here will flame you for doing it to a 550.
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      01-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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I've seen only a couple of debadged 550s and a lot of debadged 528s and 535s. There must be a reason other than cleaner look!
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      01-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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I've seen only a couple of debadged 550s and a lot of debadged 528s and 535s. There must be a reason other than cleaner look!
Some people honestly want there cars to look like let's say an m5 so they add the quad exhaust and maybe even debadge
I consider it admiration for an amazing looking car

Now if I go ahead and make the in my opinion "horrible" decision of putting on an M badge on a non M car....I deserve the flack and flame job
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      01-24-2013, 12:39 PM   #8
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Technically i added the quad exhaust before the M5 even came out so....

I did it for aesthetics purposes only. The rear end just doesn't look right without either the 550's trapezoid tips or quads in my honest opinion.

For me even if i had a 550 i would still de-badge it. I hate washing/waxing around the badges. For me only ///M cars gets to keep the badge on.
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      01-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #9
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Alan I: ur car i would have to say is the nicest 535 Msport on this or any other forum ive seen. tastefully done
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      01-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #10
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Badge is ugly.
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do it and put a M5 on
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      01-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #12
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do it and put a M5 on
And a "Turbo" sticker across the top of the windshield?


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And a "Turbo" sticker across the top of the windshield?


"rollin' wif da homies..."
too funny thanks for the laugh
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      01-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #14
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de-badging is always fine...it's the re-badging to whatever it is that gets you burning.. haha
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      01-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #15
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And a "Turbo" sticker across the top of the windshield?


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      01-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #16
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Rebadge it an M6. You can later sell it at Barrett Jackson as a "one of one" and make a million dollars! ha ha.

I plan on leaving the badges on my car. But to each his own, as long as it's not "up-badging." Here in the Netherlands almost every 5 series I've seen has been debadged.
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      01-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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I took off the xdrive on the sides. The annoying tire places and their pickiness cuz it's awd put me over the edge.

Thought about the matte 550 on the back; might look good w the graphite gray.
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What color is your car?

I would take out the xDrive symbol no matter what and black out the 550 depending on the color of your car
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What color is your car?

I would take out the xDrive symbol no matter what and black out the 550 depending on the color of your car
Carbon Black.

I so would have gotten Alpine White if it didn't look so hideous each time you get a nick or chip on the bumper covers. The dark primer stands out like a sore thumb; darker colors hide these marks.

I see you live in nyc so you know what I'm talking about.
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Much better de-badged
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      01-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #22
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Some people honestly want there cars to look like let's say an m5 so they add the quad exhaust and maybe even debadge
I consider it admiration for an amazing looking car

Now if I go ahead and make the in my opinion "horrible" decision of putting on an M badge on a non M car....I deserve the flack and flame job
Debadge,debadge, debadge! Much cleaner and 550 or not; your acceleration will tell people what you've got!

Lol @ Rob! Always keepin it REAL and cracking me up! Hahaha
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