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Old 05-23-2002, 01:37 AM   #1
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The ///M logo

I'd like to know what everyone thinks about putting a ///M logo on the grille or back of your car. We're not talking the ///M3 logo..

Would you discourage putting it on a car such as mine? An 87 325e E30.

I'm also wondering about getting ///M stuff to put in the car, like the shift knob for example.

So, what do you think?
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Old 05-23-2002, 01:57 AM   #2
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well i know the E30 325is comes with "m" logo shift knob and wheel.. but as far as M325 M540 ect. that looks ghetto
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Old 05-23-2002, 02:18 AM   #3
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You talking about the badge?


As for my wheel, it came with a 4 spoke one. With a horn button on each, no ///M logo in sight. Plus its an auto, so it doesn't need a knob, I was just making an example.

What does everyone else think?
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Old 05-23-2002, 03:04 AM   #4
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Personally I think the "badge" is tacky, just the badge, I mean its like a $10 piece of coloured plastic, if you pay the money to get like rims or a shift knob thats different, no need to buy some little badge to prove anything.

But thats just my opinion, I have no beef with people putting badges on their cars, people are intitled to do whatever they want to their cars, I just hate it when they try to fake an M3/M5
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Old 05-23-2002, 10:24 AM   #5
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i think it makes a normal car look stupid when you put ///M badges on it. but i shouldnt talk i have an ///M logo shift knob, but thats because it was actually cheaper than the normal one without the ///M. go figure i think those are ok since they arnt on the outside for everyone to see. its only there for you so you can dream that you are driving an ///M car
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Old 05-23-2002, 11:11 AM   #6
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well i know the E30 325is comes with "m" logo shift knob and wheel.. but as far as M325 M540 ect. that looks ghetto
Better be careful on that one.

In 1995, BMW Canada imported 32 official M540i's into Canada.

Full E34 M5 carriage (brakes, suspension etc), with the 4.0L V-8 instead of the 3.8L inline 6.

Very nice car, and VERY quick....

If you see a car badged as an M540i, then there is a good chance it's official. The car was hand finished at Garching, which is the now BMW Individual plant (formerly the BMW M plant).


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Old 05-23-2002, 11:36 AM   #7
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I saw a 318 with a ///M badge on it recently. I talked to him a bit and found out he had more ///M stuff than a US spec M3! Well minus the engine of course. He had the M3 LWT aluminum control arms, X-brace, M-tech suspension, full M3 body kit, custom fitted M3 exhaust, M3 euro airbox custom fitted, M3 sway bars and endlinks and finally an "///M318" badge in the rear. I'd say this guy deserved that ///M badge and I have no objection to what he did. Even my 318 had M3 sway bars,x-brace,M3 suspension and was even thinking of the M3 muffler, I didn't put the ///M badge on though. My car is debadged.

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Old 05-23-2002, 12:12 PM   #8
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I say if you're pushing a 3.2L M engine conversion with a super/turbo charger as well, I would definetly put the M badge on. If it's stock then I wouldn't cause you don't have the HP to back up the badge. People would see the M and wanna race. Then it all goes down hill.
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Old 05-23-2002, 12:19 PM   #9
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hahah good way to put it
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I say if you're pushing a 3.2L M engine conversion with a super/turbo charger as well, I would definetly put the M badge on. If it's stock then I wouldn't cause you don't have the HP to back up the badge. People would see the M and wanna race. Then it all goes down hill.
M-technik does not just refer to the engine. They are world famous for their handling capabilities. And since the US spec M3 isn't a "real" M3 engine, just what does the "m" stand for?

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Old 05-23-2002, 03:53 PM   #11
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if you want my opinion.

Don't waste money on the badge, M318 looks ghetto, debadge it for a nice clean look.
Small M badge on the grill looks nice, so go with it, but don't put M badge on the trunk.

Bad-Karma, yeah I just read about those M540 in BIMMER magazine, each car is marked like euro m3s. Pretty cool cars, if I had one, I wouldn't drive it keep it as a collection car.

btw there is also M635csi
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Old 05-23-2002, 04:32 PM   #12
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Bad-Karma, yeah I just read about those M540 in BIMMER magazine, each car is marked like euro m3s. Pretty cool cars, if I had one, I wouldn't drive it keep it as a collection car.
So far I've seen only 4 of these on the road and one in an auto trader. I'd love to get my hands on one. I remember the first one I saw, I thought it was fake, it was purple, then when I looked inside, EVERYTHING was marked with ///M on it, it so much that I knew that this wasnt some personal upgrade.
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Old 05-23-2002, 04:40 PM   #13
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Really? schweeet.
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Old 05-23-2002, 05:23 PM   #14
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I have an M///323is on my user name, just for a laugh because it isn't one, but don't put one on your car, it is like a regular civic and putting a type R badge on it!
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Old 05-23-2002, 05:35 PM   #15
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M-technik does not just refer to the engine. They are world famous for their handling capabilities. And since the US spec M3 isn't a "real" M3 engine, just what does the "m" stand for?

Bryan
hmm why it is not REAL m3 engine, yes it is real but it is a cheaper version of m3 engine.
So if BMW put m sign on it, it is real
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