To debadge or not to debadge?

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Renesis
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Renesis » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:53 pm

I don’t think I’m ready to start cutting my car apart just yet.
Would it affect the warranty in doing so?

One of the main reasons for chopping in our old XF was to have a car under warranty again.

I’ve never been a fan of debagdged cars. I’m the one that likes to add more badges to a car. I’ll admit to putting VXR badges on my first car which was a Vauxhall vectra. Please be gentle but the photo should be good for a giggle at.

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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by BRC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:15 pm

Sometimes I wonder whether it is a rite of passage and thou whilst bedeck ones chariot before thoust acquires the wisdom of those that went before :lol:
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Smoggysteve » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 pm

Renesis wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:53 pm
I don’t think I’m ready to start cutting my car apart just yet.
Would it affect the warranty in doing so?

One of the main reasons for chopping in our old XF was to have a car under warranty again.

I’ve never been a fan of debagdged cars. I’m the one that likes to add more badges to a car. I’ll admit to putting VXR badges on my first car which was a Vauxhall vectra. Please be gentle but the photo should be good for a giggle at.
Can you put that wing on the front to plough snow in the winter? ;)


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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by PaulC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:06 pm

Renesis wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:53 pm
I’ve never been a fan of debagdged cars. I’m the one that likes to add more badges to a car. I’ll admit to putting VXR badges on my first car which was a Vauxhall vectra. Please be gentle but the photo should be good for a giggle at.
Isn't that a front wheel drive car? I bet the added downforce on the rear from that wing did wonders for the handling and traction ;)

As to the original question; don't de-badge, it looks too generic without its leaper.
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Renesis
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Renesis » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:21 pm

I said be gentle!!

It actually caused a rear spring to snap due to excessive downforce.

It was a 2.0petrol 136bhp. A very cool first car in my day. I had to say it was my mother’s to get insured which was difficult explaining to local plod as this sort of car seemed a magnet for being pulled over.

Back to the oringinal post, this is what happens when you over badge. So probably best left as is to avoid any stereotyping.
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by almostchris » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 am

Renesis wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:53 pm
I don’t think I’m ready to start cutting my car apart just yet.
Would it affect the warranty in doing so?
As long as it's not a performance mod, it shouldn't. But if having a warranty was one of the reasons you switched cars then why risk it? I got mine done mainly because I hated the way my exhaust sounded, but you got an XE-S so you shouldn't have that issue anyway.

And I think I'm about ready to rebadge my car this weekend. After driving around badgeless for a week, I'm starting to miss the leaper :lol:


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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Renesis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:52 am

I just have a real thing for quad pipes. Everyone knows quad pipes means serious business

If I keep the car out of warranty then 405bhp remap and quad pipes are first on the list!
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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by BRC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Pah, quad exhausts are just the begining before you progress to this...

(Sorry Renesis, I just couldn't resist ;) )

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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by Renesis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:10 pm

Haha - oh wow my dream car!

Contrary to popular belief, this is more my cup of tea ...

Also if you skwint it’s almost resembles my old vectra. It was just ahead of its time with its design.

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Re: To debadge or not to debadge?

Post by BRC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:50 pm

Now you're talking abeit I cant be squinting enough! :lol:
Harry is rather taken with his and recently had the wheels painted gold and it really looks the muts nuts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZdhOlgddec
If I recall correctly it works out at about £40K per exhaust tip. :shock:
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