In Reply to: Re: M3 grille badge posted by B. Wheaton on August 14, 2001 at 14:38:53:
I have no idea where the cheapest place to buy is. I`m in the UK and have *heard* from someone that they cost 8ukpounds from bmw which is A LOT cheaper than what i paid. I can believe that price is right because I recently bought a new dogleg gear shift emblem from BMW and it was only about 3ukpounds I was expecting that to cost stupid money too :)
Yikes. I have the plain ///M badge on my car now (no "3") but I did recently buy the proper ///M3 badge. I have decided to wait for the current one to become worn or damaged before replacing it.
I suppose one preventative measure you could take would be to put some heavy duty clear tape over the painted surface. I think Gustave recomended that some time ago. Maximillian's sells the ///M3 grille badges for about $30 as I recall. My local BMW dealer wants $59!!!
1989 E30 M3
and then pray it doesnt get chipped! I bought a new one which wasnt cheap. I think it would of been cheaper through BMW but for some reason called another retailer. Anyway, the damn thing now has a nice stone chip on the red stripe - BOLLLOXXXXXXXXX.