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      10-13-2020, 12:35 PM   #1
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What size M badge for rear(trunk) should I purchase?

What size M badge do I get for my 540i xdrive. I have a M-sport package. The car had a sport m mode and I want to get the badge because the 3 series with m-sport styling packages have them now.
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      10-13-2020, 06:52 PM   #2
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You shouldn't put on an M badge because you don't have an M550.

Get an M Sport license plate holder or the M logo valve stem caps but don't up badge your car when it doesn't rate. The 3 series you are referring to are not normal M Sport models like yours and mine, they are the M340 with additional bits added by BMW.
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I wouldn't put an M badge on the back either, but its your car, and your choice.

The European spec 5 series cars have small M badges above the side vents on the front fenders. Maybe go for that?
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Even that is optional( free to not have from factory)

Your car of course but imho, don't do it, it will just look daft
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I wouldn't put an M badge on the back either, but its your car, and your choice.

The European spec 5 series cars have small M badges above the side vents on the front fenders. Maybe go for that?
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I wouldn't put an M badge on the back either, but its your car, and your choice.

The European spec 5 series cars have small M badges above the side vents on the front fenders. Maybe go for that?
Yes true. I called BMW and they said they would put those in for me.
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Yes true. I called BMW and they said they would put those in for me.
Excellent. It's a good compromise and still looks 'factory', I think
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A piece of different advice based on a post above...do NOT put on metal valve stem caps, EVER! Trust me...I did it with our Land Rover and after a year or two they seized to the stems...could not get them off. I actually used a plier, thinking it was come off...nope, ripped off the entire valve stem. So again, don't install those...
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Interesting asi recall on my beloved e39 they were metal and had no issues in 10 years.
Always thought these silver plastic caps looked a bit cheap and penny pinching .
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A piece of different advice based on a post above...do NOT put on metal valve stem caps, EVER! Trust me...I did it with our Land Rover and after a year or two they seized to the stems...could not get them off. I actually used a plier, thinking it was come off...nope, ripped off the entire valve stem. So again, don't install those...
I had this exact thing happen to me as well. Will never put metal caps on again!
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Some metal caps are plastic lined, so not an issue.
But yes, metal ones can cause a galvanic reaction and essentially weld themselves to the stem.
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Wow... good to know about the metal stem caps as I just recently put some e-bay ones on. I guess if I'm gonna keep them a bit of WD40 from time to time is in order. And I live where everything metal rusts quickly.
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For what it's worth, I've been using the BMW OEM valve stem covers on the 3 for many years, and now the 5. Never had an issue in hot or cold weather.

And I agree, no 'M' badge unless it's actually an honest to goodness ///M
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