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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Turkster, Nov 19, 2011.

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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    How many of you have De-Badged your cars?

    I was thinking of taking off the 2.5 TDI and the A4 and just leaving the Audi 4 rings logo on the boot lid,

    What are your views and do you have any pics of your De-Badged ride ?

    Paul
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    i just took the a4 off mine left the 1.8T and 4 rings :arco:
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    Remove them all but keep the 4 rings.
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    i took the a4 ant 1.9 tdi off and put the s from an s4 badge on mine as i liked the red s and also i got some s.line door badges and cut the line part off leaving just the s with the red box i have the sport and as far as i no thats what the s stands for ;-)
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    Only the rings left on mine !
    +1 with hair dryer and dental floss !
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    Its an old picture but heres mine with just A4 removed
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    Debadge and wiper off, it looks so much cleaner, heres mine.
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    I use a kettle of hot water and just my finger nails to get underneath the badges then peel, at least you cant scratch anything doing it like that.
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    I did mine, removed A4 and 2.5TDi and just left quattro.

    Not the best before and after as I was midway through fitting the number plate led's.

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    why do you take them off, are you embarassed or trying to make people think its something special? Im not trying to be aukward i just dont get it
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    nope its just because the clutter of badges look sh*te
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    For me, it's easier to polish the car without having to deal with the badges getting the way.
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    aye very true:laugh:
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    fair play i can relate to that. i lost the point inbetween the 2 and 5 last time i polished. now its a 25L tdi:w00t:
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    S'pose it's just down to personal choice, I happen to think it looks a bit better without badges......probably very similar discussions around having a private plate......no real benefit, but a personal choice
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    i think some badges look ok i one or two small ones but i think audi over did it with there ones as they are not small.
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    It allows you to do this:

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    ha mine would come out as a 9.1 tdi and i dont think any one would belive that lol
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    It's quite funny as I prefer a debadged rear end on a car as makes it look a lot cleaner and clutter free, yet since having my S4 I've not had the guts to remove the S4 badge.
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    I've removed mine also, all but the Audi rings. I don't think i've got any pics though, sorry. Looks very much like James's though...except for I don't have a quattro badge, and my paint work isn't in as good condition :)
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    no just looking at a cleaner look,
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    Do it mate, Ive done it to mine as it did my head in polishing around them nice and clean now!!!
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    The ultimate in 'clean' looking Dolphin Grey Avants!

    [​IMG]
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    Dolphin Grey FTW!
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    That is an awesome looking avant, wish i has air ride lol, might have to get rid of the 4 rings and 1.8T now at least thats cheap to do
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    what about this then? i see it the other week in Northampton where i live, Im not 100% sure if i would do it, but i tell you one thing, it made me look twice and say to my wife, now that's interesting,

    your views lads?
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    Nahhh, stick with the 4 rings.
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    Badges and ****ty number plates make cars look ****. Did both on mine and it looks a lot better.


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    I love the blank (no dealer info etc) number plates too. Had the gb ones taken off.

    Liking that car too dude, looks great. I am wanting sport wheels for mine. Hopefully this next year. Can't be bothered going bigger, too much cost lol. :)

    And I'm also not a fan of the "Audi" badge turkster. Much prefer the four rings.
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    just the 4 rings on mine, but was like that when i bought it
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    Interesting, I quite like it.

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    i like the smaller rings you can get on ebay seem about hf the size
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    anyone got, looked or thought about the rings the glow red when braking?
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    fancy drilling through your boot then do ya? i certainly dont.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Whats one extra hole with the ones that allready there?
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    you have holes in your boot ?
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    How does your number plate fix on to the boot?
    What about the lights, buttons, glass, cable ties, boot trim.
    Its all holes in the boot.


    I did cut two massive holes in mine to fit a rear blind though. :)
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    I haven't got any I don't think..... On my avant the number plate was originally held on by a captured plastic bolt I think, I just glue them nowadays.

    I hope the red brake light rings was a joke....
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Them Plastic bolts, went through the boot skin, through a hole..............A look a hole!! :)

    It was a little bit of a joke but mainly curiosity to see if any one has actually done it.
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    Fair play, I thought they were captured. Either way, it's different for a hole to come galvanized and painted from the factory than it is for me to try and drill one at home ...
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