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Badged or debadged?

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Badge or debadge

Post by Scorchio » Fri May 21, 2010 10:29 am

I've gotten the recommendation to debadge my Alpina.
So far, I've kept all badges on, so that everyone knows that it's not just another tricked-out 320d.

What do you think?
Have you debadged your Alpina? Why?
Or why not?

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Post by Bruce M » Fri May 21, 2010 10:37 am

full badges.

Alpina and proud of it!

If I lived in a less nice area or in a city with overnight street parking, I might be tempted to stealth it.

but i don't :)
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Post by joylove » Fri May 21, 2010 10:43 am

Stick with stock, Badge+model.

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Post by Chas » Fri May 21, 2010 11:39 am

It's quite tempting to put a 316 badge on the B8, or even a 518 on the BiTurbo :twisted: However, most people don't know what they are anyway so it's less of an issue as it is with, say, an M3 or M5.

The real stealth machines now are debadged 550s and 135s.

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Post by John_C » Fri May 21, 2010 12:33 pm

I don't really like the "clean" look on the E39, I think the badges break up the back end nicely. Each to their own and all that ;)
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Post by Indrek » Fri May 21, 2010 2:15 pm

Alpina is not just about the power, it's more about attitute - a wise man joice. These signes work for those, who understand the language.
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Post by Charles » Fri May 21, 2010 6:24 pm

I'm with Bruce:

ALPINA and proud of it.

For those who know then they can be interested and for those who don't then they can learn or ignore.

Additionally, I always have to think about debadged cars - why has it been done etc - rather than seeing what it is in the first place. As such, debadging actually attracts my attention rather than diverting it.
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Post by B10BRW » Sat May 22, 2010 12:50 am

When I imported my B10 V8 from Germany it was debadged, fitted correct badges as soon as I could, with help from Kris at the factory :D

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Post by thomas v8 » Sat May 22, 2010 10:08 am

Badges are a must, just looks Class :wink: and gives the car that Special ALPINA touch. I dont have front Decals or stripes but each to there own on that one. I do like them, i'm just not sure weather to have them on or not!!!!!

I remember when I first spotted an Alpina 6 years ago. It was on the A41 around Watford, I owned a e39 m5 then, not long after that I onwed a B10 v8 :D. The badging took my eye straight away LOl.
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Post by Mr-P » Sat May 22, 2010 1:39 pm

Surely you bought the car because it was an Alpina so why de-badge it.

On the flip side of the coin I have "BADGES" who badge up cars to make them appear something they are not.
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Post by Petrolhead » Sat May 22, 2010 7:51 pm

Leave them all on, although I imagine it would be tempting to stick a 316d badge on it. I saw a B10 V8 at the 'Ring in Germany that was badged as a 520d, made me smile.
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Post by dubbers » Sat May 22, 2010 9:03 pm

I debadged by 535d, which led to a lot of have-a-go numpties thinking it was a 520d or smthg. The D3BT replaced the 535d and initially I wanted to remove the spaghetti badging on the back. The reason being, not understanding really what the brand stood for. Im glad I didnt remove the badges, Alpina is no ACS/Halfords drive by stick on tat, what it is, is a thoroughly engineered car brand and as good as any "M" car IMO. :) And for those that know, know, and for those who dont, I dont care!
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