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      01-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #23
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Debadge - cleaner lines. When I even had my E60 M5, I debadge it as well. Personally, I think a car looks much cleaner....
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      01-27-2013, 01:15 PM   #24
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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.
I guess i see where you are coming from but im an alpine white kinda guy. The best color for black accents and to show off that gorgeous diffuser in the back.
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      01-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #25
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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.
That's what I did...1st debadged it but then looked too M5-ish IMHO with my other upgrades. So while it did look clean; I decided to go ahead and rebadge w/Matte black Bimmiam ones. Looks much better now and still retains the 550i identity for those who want to know what the quad piped beast quickly pulling away from them is! LOL
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      01-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #26
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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.
Check my post...and pics.
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      01-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #27
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Check my post...and pics.
I like it. Ordered. Thanks.
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I blacked out my 550i and GT badges. It blends nicely, but one can still know you've got the top of the lineup V8 . While I also like de-badging, not to be a badge whore, I feel that many with 528 and 535s do it, and that many car enthusiasts will assume you have a lower end Beemer just because of that reason. Just my two cents though...
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I removed the xDrive badges from the side but kept the 535i on the rear. I prefer the cleaner look on the sides and don't care if people know its all-wheel drive, but I'm proud of my 535i. I worked hard for it and while I KNOW I'd love driving the V8, I made the conscious choice to go with the inline 6 for a balance between performance and fuel economy.
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      01-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #30
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I'm debadging "xdrive" from trunk but keeping "550i".
Otherwise somebody might think it's 535 . Just kidding...
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I'm debadging "xdrive" from trunk but keeping "550i".
Otherwise somebody might think it's 535 . Just kidding...
yes that is funny most knows what a 550i rear looks like.... even my wife knows
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      01-30-2013, 12:46 PM   #32
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I removed the xDrive badges from the side but kept the 535i on the rear. I prefer the cleaner look on the sides and don't care if people know its all-wheel drive, but I'm proud of my 535i. I worked hard for it and while I KNOW I'd love driving the V8, I made the conscious choice to go with the inline 6 for a balance between performance and fuel economy.
I'm with you on that balance issue. The 535i is my wife's daily driver and while I don't mind paying for fuel in my X5M; I couldn't see myself letting her refuel every couple of days because of an engine that "I" wanted...
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I guess i see where you are coming from but im an alpine white kinda guy. The best color for black accents and to show off that gorgeous diffuser in the back.
I agree. Best color, period.

No other color has more punch or depth.
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That's what I did...1st debadged it but then looked too M5-ish IMHO with my other upgrades. So while it did look clean; I decided to go ahead and rebadge w/Matte black Bimmiam ones. Looks much better now and still retains the 550i identity for those who want to know what the quad piped beast quickly pulling away from them is! LOL
Noice!
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