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Old 09-15-2010, 11:09 PM
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Hello everyone I have the AMG sport package, split six spoke amg wheels and the trunk lip spoiler and im thinking about debadging and adding a AMG badge what do you all think? opinions please.
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And you should check out this thread first! POSER.
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..but it would seem funny to have a amg badge on a non amg
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I think it would be okay as long as you preceded the AMG badge with the following:

"My bigger brother is an..."
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"I wish I was an..."
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"Someday I'll grow up to be an..."

Any of those should work.
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Well of course you do what you like, but in my experience it seems that to those who don't know what AMG is (98% of the population) it won't matter either way. To those who do, you look like a wanna be.

Of course if it makes you feel better then by all means go for it
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:14 PM
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Thanks for all the your opinions. I am definately not trying to change my car into a E63 if i were to rebadge my car as an E63 than that would be just silly and fake, i was just thinking about representing the parts on my car a little more like when some mercedes owners put a brabus or lorinser badge on their cars to represent their parts like wheels,body kit ect. Just wanted to know what some of you thought thanks.

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Originally Posted by MERCBNZ View Post
Thanks for all the your opinions. I am definately not trying to change my car into a E63 if i were to rebadge my car as an E63 than that would be just silly and fake, i was just thinking about representing the parts on my car a little more like when some mercedes owners put a brabus or lorinser badge on their cars to represent their parts like wheels,body kit ect. Just wanted to know what some of you thought thanks.

This has been covered several times on this forum. Only a full AMG car that leaves the AMG factory gets the badge. It doesn't only include cosmetics it's drivetrain, engine etc. If you open your hood and don't see AMG you shouldn't put the badge on.

BTW: IMO people who put Brabus or Lorinser on their cars because they have a kit or wheels are also a poser. The badge is for people who get their cars fully tuned by them and they put it on for you.
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95% of people wont know what it is and the other 5% will know its fake and laugh at you.
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Originally Posted by MERCBNZ View Post
Thanks for all the your opinions. I am definately not trying to change my car into a E63 if i were to rebadge my car as an E63 than that would be just silly and fake, i was just thinking about representing the parts on my car a little more like when some mercedes owners put a brabus or lorinser badge on their cars to represent their parts like wheels,body kit ect. Just wanted to know what some of you thought thanks.
I understand what you mean. To keep your car dignified and sans "tacky", you should stay away from it. Most anyone who will notice that it's not an AMG (right away) will disregard your car and write it off as "cheesy". People can say "well, I don't care what people think", but if someone's adding an AMG badge, they obviously do.

When I got my first E-Class, I too wasn't too versed on the "AMG" badging situation. At the time, the W211's were very rarely without AMG Package, so when I bought my '06 with it, it was a very special option to me. The OG owner bebadged the whole trunk, and when I took it to the Dealer to ask if there was supposed to be an AMG badge back there, he said nope. He also told me about the phonyness, and the "types" of people that ask him to put it on, and even some who had enough class to ask to remove an added AMG badge from their cars' previous owners.

I also get the fact that it doesn't make sense to some. I mean, our cars have just as much AMG body-cladding as the AMG models (front/sides/rear), and on some M-B's, you get both tailpipes with the "AMG" embroided on them, and all 4-wheels as well.... I.e *6* AMG letterings....

Some people have here have argued about my "poserness" by debadging my car now, so I guess everyone has their "line".
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K-A it's one thing to debadge a E63. When you debadge a E350, the lowest model in the E class, is trying to create the illusion that the car is more than what it is.
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K-A it's one thing to debadge a E63. When you debadge a E350, the lowest model in the E class, is trying to create the illusion that the car is more than what it is.
No you're not. Why can't you just like the clean look. I personally have debadged all my cars because I hate having letters back there. You're creating an "Illusion" when you badge the car something it's not.
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No you're not. Why can't you just like the clean look. I personally have debadged all my cars because I hate having letters back there. You're creating an "Illusion" when you badge the car something it's not.
Yea right. Bigger wheels,lowered suspension, all the stuff to make the car look mean and powerful but the illusion would be all for naught if we saw letters "CLK320" on the back lid.
It may not be a "poseur" but simply all smoke and mirrors without substance.

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Yea right. Bigger wheels,lowered suspension, all the stuff to make the car look mean and powerful but the illusion would be all for naught if we saw letters "CLK320" on the back lid.
It may not be a "poseur" but simply all smoke and mirrors without substance.

So what your saying is only people with big engines are allowed to mod their cars??? You are on the wrong website brother. ..

You are entitled to your opinion, too bad nobody cares about it.

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K-A it's one thing to debadge a E63. When you debadge a E350, the lowest model in the E class, is trying to create the illusion that the car is more than what it is.
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Yea right. Bigger wheels,lowered suspension, all the stuff to make the car look mean and powerful but the illusion would be all for naught if we saw letters "CLK320" on the back lid.
It may not be a "poseur" but simply all smoke and mirrors without substance.
This is where we differ Petee.

To you, a car is pointless if it doesn't have HP.

To me, HP is irrelevant right now, as long as it's enough to make the car feel "substantial" enough to me. Clearly I could have bought a Used 911 TT, or whatever, but chose what I got.

Style>Power for me. I don't need an engine to back up a good looking, or tastefully cosmetically enhanced car. What do I need that power for anyway, so I can make it to the next stoplight/gridlock faster than the person next to me?

When I park my car next to an E350/E550 with the badge on the back, I like the look of my car a lot more.

I agree, when I see a debadged car, I automatically think it's the "lowest" version as well. But when it comes to me, I'm not gonna sacrifice what I think looks good, due to those politics. As long as I'm not going the extra length to advertise that I have something that I don't have (i.e tacky/classless/poseur).

Also, let's not forget, in Europe (the HOMELAND for our lovely vehicles), HP doesn't really mean squat, they drive E200's (or whatever they're called) and mod them, etc.

These aren't performance cars. Even the E550, which flies, doesn't fly to win races, it does so to further create that ultimate effortless Luxury vibe.

For the record, I will agree that putting an exhaust on a "weaker" model ruins the integrity of the car, and is pointless. THAT is not a cometic enhancement, and truly tries to give a false impression of performance (while failing, due to the sound it makes).

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So what your saying is only people with big engine are allowed to mod their cars??? You are on the wrong website brother. ..

You are entitled to your opinion, too bad nobody cares about it.
Now, now, did I strike a nerve.........This thread was asking for opinions and that's my opinion. I did not know it had to be in agreement with yours.
By the way, is this the W212 forum or did I mistakingly post on the CLK forum?

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K-A ,I guess my age is showing because I am a purist when it comes to cars. I just like them the way they were born.
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Now, now, did I strike a nerve.........This thread was asking for opinions and that's my opinion. I did not know it had to be agreement with yours.
By the way, is this the W212 forum or did I mistakingly post on the CLK forum?

You didn't strike a nerve, you were acting smug. I have no right posting here since I don't own a W212?
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You didn't strike a nerve, you were acting smug. I have no right posting here since I don't own a W212?
Sorry about that. I was responding to you telling me I should go to another website. By the way there is a forum for the CLK. When my wife owned a CLK500, she and a lot of lady owners used to post there. Women really love that car. As for myself, I'm more into masculine cars.
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K-A ,I guess my age is showing because I am a purist when it comes to cars. I just like them the way they were born.
Well, my age shows more and more too, as you should have seen how I used to mod.

I agree with you, especially when it comes to "Premium" brands. I like the way M-B intended for the car to look. I ALWAYS prefer the "nice" OEM Wheels to any aftermarket wheels (Aftermarket wheels don't do anything for me anymore, for some reason), and the OEM "Premium" body-kits are always my favorites as well.

However, I do always think a bit of "cleaning up" is needed. Which is usually where my mod interests lie, they're usually cheap, and simple, as I like to buy a nice car.... well, nice in its original state.

For the 212, I think my "itch" to look into mods further than I did with my W211, is due to the "all equipped the same" 212's. I don't mind having a few personalizations here or there.

....Which is interesting, as ironically, it's the rear of my car that I can never mistake for (most) anyone elses. The already beautiful front of this car is done so well, with the AMG Pack, I keep trying to find some little tweak I can give it. I do feel like any changes would just take away from the look now, however.

Originally, I thought getting P2 would at least differentiate mine a bit due to the LED's. Not happening now.
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Hey guys...it's all good. Petee was just expressing his opinion and views from his perspective. I don't think he meant to discredit your car. I had a 2010 acura tl shawd, which was the top model. I immediately debadged due to so many badges across the back. So some just likes it clean. Now, it would be cool to see a true AMG debadged to be a complete sleeper.
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I think 220s debadged his AMG, if I'm not mistaken.
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No you're not. Why can't you just like the clean look. I personally have debadged all my cars because I hate having letters back there. You're creating an "Illusion" when you badge the car something it's not.
Totally agree. By debadging "cleaning up"...no one is saying the car is something that its not.

Put an AMG badge on a 350...now that would be just plain wrong... I personally like the clean look and have no problem
with the integrity of someone who does likewise.

Interesting topic...everyone is entitled to their opinion. Fact remains most of us are here (in the forums) because of our passion for our vehicles. All good.
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