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omegabenz
08-09-2009, 01:33 AM
I've been thinking about putting on Fender badges. I know the Audi V8 ones look pretty good and so do the G-Wagen V8 badges. Any thoughts or pictures? I'm also debating about the fender repeaters...I still can't decide.

V8 badges are cool. My car is debadge from the rear, but I think a few POs ago, they put a E500 badge on, but I've been thinking about cutting and buffing that minor halo off, and go with 500E...

Thx

Glen
08-09-2009, 08:29 AM
V8 badges and repeaters look cool but for me the biggest problem is that they are just one more thing that wax and dirt get stuck on over time.

gerryvz
08-09-2009, 10:18 AM
I think repeaters are very cool.

As far as the V8 badge -- to me the whole point of the .036 is subtlety and understatement, so a V8 badge is advertising. To me it's kind of like the whole "Porsche" connection - most people don't get it, or just don't care, so often the advertisement is just an owner "feel good" thing. :hornets:

Just my own opinion though.

Cheers,
Gerry

arno
08-10-2009, 02:41 AM
i had my car debadged the day i took delivery. those
who kniow know, those who dont dont have to.

a'

szvook
08-10-2009, 02:03 PM
I also prefer he debagged look for my car and although I like fender emblem as well, I wanted to have a hidden from the outside look except the hint of the V8 inside the car, so the shift-knob I got says it all.

gsxr
08-10-2009, 03:02 PM
I like the V8 shift knob. They are hard to find at a reasonable price though.

:apl:

szvook
08-10-2009, 04:46 PM
I like the V8 shift knob. They are hard to find at a reasonable price though.
Does this sound like a reasonable price?

$109.00 leather shift knob - V8 plus the Mercedes star
$15.00 adapter
$4.75 priority mail (shipped from mid west)
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$128.75 total in August of 2008

gsxr
08-10-2009, 04:58 PM
If that's brand new, and a genuine OE shift knob, that's not outrageous... but not exactly cheap, either. I'd like to pay about half that for a clean used one though. I haven't looked for these in a long time, so I really don't know what the typical street price is.

:wormhole:

arno
08-12-2009, 01:25 AM
V8 badges are cool. My car is debadge from the rear, but I think a few POs ago, they put a E500 badge on, but I've been thinking about cutting and buffing that minor halo off, and go with 500E...

Thx

your car is a 500E with an E500 badge? outrageous! at the
very least it should be badged correctly, whch in my book
means no badge at all. btw, i installed repeaters last year.

a'

T-500
09-14-2009, 09:12 PM
I know I'm coming late to this discussion, but...

I'm not so taken with the V8 badges - i feel like they don't belong.

Repeaters, though, I think they're a great idea, aesthetically and for practical reasons especially.

Love the shiftknob! I've wanting to replace the original shifter for some time, but didn't realise there was such a nice replacement.

Austin, I have a spare 300E badge, just for fun, :bananadeath:

gerryvz
09-14-2009, 10:30 PM
Agreed, that shift-knob is the bomb, and that (along with installing Rik's modded mirror) will be my next project on the car. After I give the paint a good buffing out and the interior a good cleaning -- both of which the poor car is well overdue for.

Cheers,
Gerry

chappardababbar
09-14-2009, 11:15 PM
My car is de badged as well. Most people do double takes on the car because they haven't seen anything like it. I prefer that people don't know.

oaklandw124
10-16-2009, 01:27 PM
I also prefer he debagged look for my car and although I like fender emblem as well, I wanted to have a hidden from the outside look except the hint of the V8 inside the car, so the shift-knob I got says it all.

Where does one find these shift knobs for purchase?

szvook
10-16-2009, 06:58 PM
Where does one find these shift knobs for purchase?
Here you go:
www.formymercedes.com (http://www.formymercedes.com)
Gerald Jones is the owner, his email - ger.jones@comcast.net
864 Stradford Circle
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
888 563 7227