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To badge, or not to badge...

Geeman Aug 11, 2009

  1. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    I recently found a replacement boot-lid to remedy my oxidation problems I was having around the plinth area on my Sport. The boot-lid came from a donor 1.8TQS and as such came with the 'red' badge on.

    So... my question is... Badged? or not Badged?

    I'm not one for stickering up my car, pretending it's something it isn't. No 'TWIN TURBO' or 'LIMITED EDITION' stickers ever go near any of my cars.

    So... what do you think? Keep the TQS badge on, or remove it? I de-badged my old boot... if that helps.

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  2. joss

    joss Member

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    remove, you'll be livin a lie.:)
     
  3. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    i always take all badges off if possible. my "none of your business what I drive" mentality.
    Have a mk5 golf with no badge. looks sleeper but its a 17obhp DSG deisel. worried a few much more "powerful" cars and leaves them wondering.
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I'm undecided for our car.

    I was bored one day and removed the "A4" badge, which i think looks better, and i should probably follow thru and remove the 1.8T from the other side, but my only reservation is that seen as the car is standard (and a little scruffy) it might make it look a bit 1.6'ey

    If it was lowered or had some wheels etc then debadging would likely be a no-brainer option, though i'll probably take the 1.8T badge off at some point regardless.

    What i'd really like is a plain audi sport badge, like the one fitted to the S4 but without the S4 inscription. I recon one of those neatly in the corner would look alright, and it wouldnt be badging it up as something its not as it is a Sport.

    Unfortunately they simply arent available.
     
  5. joss

    joss Member

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    how do you remove badbes anyway??
    might give it a go
     
  6. dieselfitter251

    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    I think you'll just end up wishing that it really was a quattro and be very sad that it isn't... debadge...!
     
  7. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's my old back end.

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  8. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Floss
     
  9. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    i used a flexible plastic scraper (a credit card would work) to get the badge and as much of the foam goop off, then rubbed at the remaining glue/goop with my finger till most of it went away, then went over it 2 or 3 times with super resin polish to get the remaining **** off.

    Doc i like that look actually. But again, it only works because of the spoiler/bumper. On our standard car i think it would just look a bit odd.

    Maybe i need to find myself an RS4 spoiler and a facelift S4 rear end. :p
     
  10. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's one with my car and a stock car both debadged

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  11. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    just by chance came across this write-up

     
  12. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Again its not a stock car, its an RS4 bodied saloon, with an S4 rear.

    It looks fine there, but i suspect a normal slim A4 with the standard bumper would look a bit odd without the rings in the middle.
     
  13. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    Yeah, mine was de-badged, but I kept the rings.

    I'd keep the rings again if I got rid of the A4 and 1.8T Quattro badges.

    The A4 badge is different on this new boot than it was on my original facelift boot. Strange.
     
  14. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine is the wide body next to a normal A4.
     
  15. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    ah minty fresh.
    does that make a difference or just help when people are sniffing round your tail?!
     
  16. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    lol

    My butt smelt gooood:asskicking:
     
  17. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    doc is that the standard quattro sport exhaust on yours in that pic? im hoping i need a new bumper and they will order me an s4 one but not sure if the exhaust will sit back a bit. i have no badges on at the mo due to me painting the boot but i think it will look better with just the rings in the centre but nothing looks good with the s4 rear.
     
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    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    As i suspected i dont like the look of that.

    Docs car pulls it of, as does the one next to docs with the little lip spoiler, but on ians, without the lip spoiler or the S4 rear to break it up, it just doesnt look right.
     
  20. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    im not that keen either. got a lip spoiler to go on too but i need to paint it yet. my only problem if i do get the s4 bumper is i will prob have to ditch the skirts and get some s4 ones. i dont think the s4 bumper will come down as low as mine with the votex lip on it. i will put the rings back on and try and get the audi sport badge for the boot and leave it like that,thats the best look i think.
     
  21. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I dunno tbh? unless you've had the exhaust moved i think you'll be fine.

    The skirts are already a lot lower than the rear bumper looking at that pic?
     
  22. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    they are a bit lower but not that much. it would look better with s4 ones anyway.
     
  23. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    aye for sure, the S4 ones flow better, maybe its just the black trims, but the votex sides look a bit tacked on?
     
  24. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    I removed all but the 1.8T badge.

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    I had the dark gumball sticker on for a couple of years too but whipped that off a couple of weeks ago.
     
  25. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    very clean... nice wheels also do you have a side on shot?
     
  26. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    i would get the s4 lower door trims if i could find a cheap set and that would look much better than the black strips. i think the votex skirts would look better on a black car.
     
  27. mac1403

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    Heres a pic of my old car debadged. Wasn't my choice to do it, but the dickhead who sprayed the boot when i took the spoiler off put all the badges in the wrong places Dohhhh!!

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  28. PaulJC84

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    Not sure which wheels you meant but here are both of mine.

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  29. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    yea i meant the latter, which ones are they? and how much has your car been lowered looks about 80mm?
     
  30. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    They are BBS RT205 wheels, 17x7.5" with 13mm spacers on the back and 5mm on the front.

    I am not sure how much I am lowered by but your guess of 80mm will probably not be that far off.
     

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