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The inappropriate badging thread

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Blobcat, May 25, 2019.

  1. rorywquin

    rorywquin Senior Member

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    So help me here. In the old days we'd buy a car and then send it to a tuning house. In my case it'd have been may have been Schnitzer for my BMW and backed by BMW. Then they (manufacturers) started selling their own performance cars. Have they killed the tuner.......?
     
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    No, MSL, GAD and others do pretty well
     
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    I still fancy a re map. But suppose its just getting round to it..
     
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    But to you get a manufacturer warranty?
     
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    Best carried out after 3 years once the warranty has expired and even then only if you know your insurer won't cane you for the modification.

    Of course if you happen to buy the car used and it has been re-mapped then you may not know..

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    This guy has taken it to the next level with badging and the turquoise accents.....(some ideas for somebody ;);)). Saw it when dropping my wife's car for a service. Mechanic was telling me that it is a 200 diesel and it also has a big sound maker under the rear end in an attempt to make it sound like an AMG.
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    No. Just no.

    As they say, you can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.
     
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    Wheels and boot spoiler work but then it just went a bit mad
     
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    Aw Bless :p
     
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    Ok, not the AMG badges, and not the sound maker,
    (whatever that is) but apart from that, it looks fine. :)
     
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    Managed to get a rear end shot when collecting our car. He certainly has gone to a lot of trouble.

    It is the turquoise callipers and trim that gets me!
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    Even the turquoise on the calipers and trim.....?:confused:
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    A sheep in wolf's clothing.
    Much rather have it the other way around.

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    That is a homage to Petronas, one of the "First Edition" cars also had that colour detailing IIRC it was an A250
     
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    couldn't he have put the badge on straight then?:eek::p
     
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    And also on the left hand side...:rolleyes:
     
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    Exhausts don't look straight either
     
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    My detailer said to me "I saw you at the weekend" I replied "I must have been slowing down" he laughed and said "I recognised your number plate but yes you were motoring". He lives in a cottage on my nearest unrestricted local country road without speed traps or many bends![​IMG]

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    What kind of dealer? ;)
     

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