To debadge or not to debadge?

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almostchris
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To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by almostchris » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:17 am

So I've recently debadged the rear of my XE and in my opinion, it looks way better clean. My wife, however, seems to think it makes the Jag look like a Honda Civic.

Now I can't decide which look to go with:

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Leaper + Jaguar

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Leaper

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Debadged

What do you guys think looks the best / what have you done to your XEs?


h11pyd
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by h11pyd » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:24 am

Looks good in both the 1st and 3rd pics, odd in the middle pic; been toying with the same idea myself. Go with whichever you like, just because it doesn’t say jaguar doesn’t make it look less like a jag.

Liking that rear valance too - does it fit an r-sport?
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Thorn
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Thorn » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:19 am

It looks better to me with the word.


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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Renesis » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:59 am

I liked it when jaguar just used the leaper, I don’t know why they felt the need to write Jaguar on it as well. So middle one for me.

Like the rear diffuser quad system, really want this on my XES but would prefer it to just be black rather than carbon fibre. Was it a workshop job or can it be done easily at home?
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PhilB
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by PhilB » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:00 am

Is that a V8?
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wiganian
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by wiganian » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:23 pm

Some girls look better naked,some girls look better fully clothed.
As for the car i would prefer that people know that i drive a Jaguar than assume that i drive a Honda civic.


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Bazzamf
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Bazzamf » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:38 pm

You obviously don't want people to know you're driving a Jaguar. I can't understand why. :? :? :?
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by JiggyJag » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:53 pm

Debadged both of mine, leaving just the leaper.
Didn't like the lettering when the leaper says it all - imho
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almostchris
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by almostchris » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:45 am

Thanks for your input guys! My original plan was to leave just the leaper, but once the letters were gone it looked a little bit off. I ripped the leaper off thinking I would just move it down a little bit. It never dawned on me that the leaper was designed to match the curvature of the car at that very specific point of the trunk... so repositioning it ended up in a fail and I just decided to leave it off.

As for the diffuser..
@h11pyd, my XE is an R-Sport and it fit... with a little bit of brute force. it was a little smaller when compared to the stock diffuser or even the dual config carbon fiber one, but in the end I made it fit
:)

@Renesis, I had the exhaust system installed at the shop, but they refused to install the diffuser because it wouldn't just snap right in like the stock one so I ended up doing it myself at home.
It took less than an hour to remove the rear bumper attach the diffuser and put the bumper back on.
I suppose you could do the exhaust tips yourself as well, but it would involve cutting the stock tail pipes in half for the bolt-ons to fit.

@PhilB, I wish... It's just a plain ol' 240ps with a Chinese exhaust system :)


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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Smoggysteve » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:14 am

I though debadging was only the reserve of boy racers driving 10 yr old Golf GTi's who hang out in a McDonalds carparks blasting out the stereo with the windows wide open.


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