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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by capitano, Mar 15, 2010.

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    [Mar 15, 2010]
    Took the plunge and went out there with the hair dryer. 10 mins later - no model badging on the boot lid. Quick polish and no regrets. I'll post a picture when allowed to see what others think!:icon_thumright:
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    [Mar 15, 2010]
    Looking forward to seeing the picture. :)
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    ultramodz 06 A4 2.0T FSi S-Line SE

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    [Mar 15, 2010]
    Good work - I've done this on every car I've ever owned! Cleaner :)

    Actually, my current car was debadged from new so that's a lie.
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    This is a very subjective area....my 2.0T FSI S-line Quattro was debadged at new. Sometimes I think it looks very cool and 'understated' - other times I think I would like to see it is in fact a 2.0T quattro (when like this, the only outward identification of it being a Quattro is the badge on the passenger facia above the glove box)

    I mean no disrespect to other A4s but apart from the twin exhausts, without badges it can look like a tdi S-line?

    I mean, would an RS4 or S4 owner ever debadge?!

    I'll put a picture of the back end on here if someone can tell me the best way to post a pic?
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    I intend to do just that when I get my S4. :)

    IMO external badging is just an announcement to people around you about what you drive. All I care about is that *I* know what I'm driving and that I like how it looks. I've never liked the look of model badges on cars so I've always removed them.

    I couldn't care less if other people know what spec the car is.
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    Nice one Bill, however if I had an S4 or RS4 I would want everyone to know!!
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    It's probably just me but I think sometimes it works but other times I think it looks like the car has been in an accident and had a respray.

    I can't decide.
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    [Mar 16, 2010]
    I removed mine, as I just hate the build up of grime between the letters and numbers. Clean new look
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    I'm thinking of a semi de badge....Keep the A4, lose the 2.0TDI. I did a similar thing with my last car, took off the Vauxhall and Astra badge, just left the VXR.
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    [Mar 16, 2010]
    I've been planning on doing mine for ages - Thought about a Nurburg Ring sticker, but wasn't sure if i'd look like a chav - Thoughts lads??

    I inadvertently done it on my company Focus i had in my last job - Just jet washed it and they flew off....



    Do you just need to heat it with the hairdryer then?
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    On my Cab 1.8t S-line It came debadged. Just the Audi rings and the S-line on the side.
    And yes, I may have told the odd lie saying that it is a 2.0T I mean how do you explain to a chick that a 1.8t is as powerful as a 2.4V6... sorry:whistle2:
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    [Mar 19, 2010]
    Re. the removal, its just a case of warming the badges gently with a hairdryer. As the metal letters warms up it allows you to gently prise them away. I used my nails and a credit card, no screwdrIvers!. Then some lighter fuel or similar to take away the residue. You can't tell they were there.
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    I debadged a few weeks ago too, I left the rings though, I thought it would have looked a bit odd without them!
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    Richardesty loves quattro

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    I took everything off the boot bar the quattro badge........but have since refitted the rings :icon_thumright:
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    yeeaah see I like that idea myself aswel but I could go out today buy the full rs4 kit and slap the badge and you'd clearly think I'm
    driving an rs4 . . Only because of the badge when it's clearly a 2.0.

    Also my method is debadge the car soo when somebody pulls next to you and thinks it's something shitty and standard . . They wount know what's hit them when you pull off
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    [Mar 21, 2010]
    Thanks guys.. you gave me the idea to debage my audi b7 and the difference itjust looks so much better! :-D
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    [Mar 21, 2010]
    Did mine today too, but only removed the 2.0TDI and left the A4 and rings on. Although looking at it now i reckon i will probably eventually take the A4 off aswell.
    I am thinking possibly trying to find an s-line badge of some kind for the back.......anyone else tried this???
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    [Mar 21, 2010]
    i kept the rings on.. i origonally took the 2.0 tdi off and thought the a4 didnt look right on the left so off it came.. just the rings letf and it looks specail will get a pic up for you and u can decide what u think
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