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AudiTumbo
01-26-2013, 03:29 AM
I am thinking about removing the Q5 and 3.2 Quattro badges. I've always done it on all the 6 Audis I've had. But here I've kept it, since it's the top-of-the-line engine, and nice thing to show off But now people know that it's a fast one with all the mods I've made. But I'm still not sure... Keep them, or remove them?

What do you guys think?

So, here are my options as I see it:

1. Keep it as it is
http://s1.postimage.org/jgvlre633/IMG_6477.jpg

2. Remove the 3.2 and keep the Q5 and Quattro
http://s1.postimage.org/5ols9i4pb/IMG_6477b.jpg

3. Remove the 3.2 Quattro and keep the Q5
http://s1.postimage.org/x1qz49b9r/IMG_6477d.jpg

4. Clean it all up
http://s9.postimage.org/bz488rmmn/IMG_6477c.jpg

ed@mtl
01-26-2013, 03:47 AM
#4.

ThunderDent
01-26-2013, 03:56 AM
I agree. #4

ebi718
01-26-2013, 04:16 AM
#4.

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rayray
01-26-2013, 04:46 AM
Leave them all on or take them all off; please, nothing in between.

EVILDARKROOM
01-26-2013, 05:10 AM
I say .. remove them . Nothing like a clean ass. =)

BirdmanQ5
01-26-2013, 06:44 AM
#4

audisline08
01-26-2013, 06:53 AM
Im all about a clean ass..........#4 is the only choice in my opinion!

VroomVroom
01-26-2013, 09:25 AM
Leave them all on or take them all off; please, nothing in between.
That. Well said. Your exhaust tips speak to the desire to show off.

BirdmanQ5
01-26-2013, 09:33 AM
Debadged FTW

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/394265_3316160237266_1410341594_n.jpg

D_Frost
01-26-2013, 10:37 AM
I'd vote for #4, but keeping all the badges is good too...

NorCal510
01-26-2013, 04:30 PM
Leave them all on or take them all off; please, nothing in between.

+1, either keep it all on or take it all off (no pun intended) haha

ThunderDent
01-26-2013, 06:53 PM
http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/17/86/17865237558e6589770b8abe391f0048.jpg

El Jefe Libano
01-26-2013, 06:58 PM
I'd say #1 but yeah if you remove one, please remove all.

bagel
01-29-2013, 12:22 PM
badgeless all the way. having badges to "show off" the engine is pretty lame imo.

Bklyn_Quattro
01-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Wood floor is the way to go, lol

name.goes.here
02-02-2013, 08:25 PM
I'd say #1 but yeah if you remove one, please remove all.

I agree.

migsan
02-06-2013, 12:04 PM
Remove all and just keep the rings...

My Q5:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14474012/Audi%20Q5/SilverTank/ProjectPhotos/st052.jpg

AudiTumbo
03-04-2013, 08:46 AM
Tadaa :)

http://s13.postimage.org/xfg1os1hz/IMG_7000.jpg

Looks perfect now :)

A6S4
06-27-2013, 03:59 PM
What I like, and have generally done with my cars, is to leave only the "quattro" badge on the right rear, removing engine size designation and the model designation. Just my $.02.....

OEMplus.com
06-27-2013, 04:02 PM
If you can just keep the Q and then add a T! That would be what I would do!

Joe@OEMplus

pandi
06-30-2013, 08:13 PM
I removed the 2.0T and left the Q5 and Quattro and it looked good. I left it that way for few months then I took off the Quattro. Now only Q5 remains (until wifey finally allows that to be removed).

VroomVroom
07-01-2013, 08:13 AM
If you can just keep the Q and then add a T! That would be what I would do!
So, I debadged my '13 over the weekend. What do you do when you have those badges, plus the badges from your last Q? Well...you play along, of course.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9182756629_8c36c818b5_c.jpg

Or you even get more sickening sweet...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/9184972470_49208b593b_c.jpg

Ultimately, though, you have to reach for something more....manly. If only:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/9182758117_a7bc11b760_c.jpg

But wait...we must finish things properly. All that power can only be put to the ground with...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3680/9184973950_565e35bfe0_c.jpg

On a serious note, in just under 30 minutes I went from this...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/9169716840_d8d6091995_c.jpg

to this....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/9169715936_3c1b2520d9_c.jpg

to this:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2818/9169715658_31916b837c_c.jpg

FYI...Process... 3M GP adhesive remover (you can use goo gone, bug & tar remover, etc., but the big gun is much more effective and takes away much of the pain of removing leftover adhesive), dental tape (floss works fine, but you'll break more of it as the tape is a bit stronger), and the Mrs.' blow dryer. The more heat and solvent you apply, and the more time you let it the solvent dwell, the easier the residue comes off. I followed up by polishing to remove the etching left behind (Meguiars 105 & 205 via PC 7424 and orange & white pads), and finished with a heavy rinse to remove any remaining solvent and a liight coat of sealant for protection.

iconoclast
07-01-2013, 09:39 AM
#4... remove all but the rings... done.

OEMplus.com
07-08-2013, 04:34 PM
So what are you going to do!

Joe@OEMplus

Cool Arrow
07-10-2013, 06:57 AM
My vote: Remove them all. Or, leave them all. Anything in between just looks wrong.