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AMG not enuff

For some posers a standard AMG badge is not enough. This guy had to take it one step further.

C250 AMG-Black Series

Very rare, and yet, not rare enough.

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I give up. What's he doing to offend you? Is it the California license plate? That is kind of annoying alright .

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That trunk lid's probably made entirely out of carbon fiber, so it deserves the black series label.
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I give up. What's he doing to offend you? Is it the California license plate? That is kind of annoying alright .

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Actually Ken, had I been offended by this poser, then I would not have gone to the trouble of depersonalizing the image by removing the numbers from the license plate. So the answer to your question is - "no offense was taken".

However, when people see a thing that is amusing to them - such being the case here - many will take a picture of that thing and post it on the Web so that the merriment can be shared with like-minded individuals. You may find this shocking but that premise is what a significant portion of the Internet is built on (the largest sub section of that portion being pictures of cats).

Lastly, if you find my post and similar ones to be questionable or mean-spirited, then I'd remind you that you're currently browsing an entire tree of this forum that is called "Mercedes Benz Posers" and is, in fact, dedicated to that subject.
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At least have a black MB or something on the car that's black or CF...


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At least have a black MB or something on the car that's black or CF...
I guess that driver is from the "dark side" …
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Actually Ken, had I been offended by this poser, then I would not have gone to the trouble of depersonalizing the image by removing the numbers from the license plate. So the answer to your question is - "no offense was taken".

However, when people see a thing that is amusing to them - such being the case here - many will take a picture of that thing and post it on the Web so that the merriment can be shared with like-minded individuals. You may find this shocking but that premise is what a significant portion of the Internet is built on (the largest sub section of that portion being pictures of cats).

Lastly, if you find my post and similar ones to be questionable or mean-spirited, then I'd remind you that you're currently browsing an entire tree of this forum that is called "Mercedes Benz Posers" and is, in fact, dedicated to that subject.
Actually, my question was a serious one, but I intended it to be amusing, although I don't feel bad that it seemed to annoy you. When I look at the photo, I see nothing out of place. Perhaps someone who is more into badging could explain what doesn't belong and why. If you did not live in California, I am sure you would have found the license plate part of my post amusing also.

The fact the forum has this particular sub forum is something I did not realize until you pointed it out and quite frankly find it inappropriate.
It seems to serve no purpose other than a venue to mock people who have different values or norms.

I assure you, I do not browse this subforum. However, every time one of these (in my opinion silly and mean spirited threads) is started or posted to, it is one of the first things that I have to see when I visit.

One of the other forums that I frequent routinely is obviously based on the same software. It has the enabled the ability for a user to choose to ignore (as in not have to see) any thread, subforum, or for that matter other user. If that was incorporated here, I would gladly set this subforum to ignore and you could set me to ignore and not even see my posts.

I could just chose to ignore these types of threads now, although I am forced to see them, and I have been doing that lately. However I saw this one and could see absolutely nothing wrong. I guess that is because I am so incredibly ignorant about the fine points of badging. (I think I'm proud of that) This may be because I come here to discuss and read interesting, educational and helpful things about how to get the most enjoyment out of my SLK and don't really care what badges it or any other car has.

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you don't have all threads passed before you while your eyes are taped open - you are the one who clicked on it while the subforum is listed right next to the thread title, so your excuses don't fly

if you know that you're ignorant, then you should educate yourself or stop making admittedly ignorant comments



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Actually, my question was a serious one, but I intended it to be amusing, although I don't feel bad that it seemed to annoy you. When I look at the photo, I see nothing out of place. Perhaps someone who is more into badging could explain what doesn't belong and why. If you did not live in California, I am sure you would have found the license plate part of my post amusing also.

The fact the forum has this particular sub forum is something I did not realize until you pointed it out and quite frankly find it inappropriate.
It seems to serve no purpose other than a venue to mock people who have different values or norms.

I assure you, I do not browse this subforum. However, every time one of these (in my opinion silly and mean spirited threads) is started or posted to, it is one of the first things that I have to see when I visit.

One of the other forums that I frequent routinely is obviously based on the same software. It has the enabled the ability for a user to choose to ignore (as in not have to see) any thread, subforum, or for that matter other user. If that was incorporated here, I would gladly set this subforum to ignore and you could set me to ignore and not even see my posts.

I could just chose to ignore these types of threads now, although I am forced to see them, and I have been doing that lately. However I saw this one and could see absolutely nothing wrong. I guess that is because I am so incredibly ignorant about the fine points of badging. (I think I'm proud of that) This may be because I come here to discuss and read interesting, educational and helpful things about how to get the most enjoyment out of my SLK and don't really care what badges it or any other car has.

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I can't stand poser. They annoying the [email protected] out of me. Here's some pictures of a poser at my work that I see almost everyday. They changed the front bumper and re-badges all around but didn't changed the rear bumper and the quad exhaust. So one day, I decided to drop a note just to let he/she know that they're not fooling anyone and just be proud of they drive..
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Here is what a real S63 AMG look like from the rear.
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I can't stand poser. They annoying the [email protected] out of me. Here's some pictures of a poser at my work that I see almost everyday. They changed the front bumper and re-badges all around but didn't changed the rear bumper and the quad exhaust. So one day, I decided to drop a note just to let he/she know that they're not fooling anyone and just be proud of they drive..
I think bumper changes are fine for the function or for the appearance. The re-badges are something else.


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I think bumper changes are fine for the function or for the appearance. The re-badges are something else.

Exactly !! There's nothing wrong with changing the bumpers but don't re-badges.
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New on here so not politically correct but get a life

What does it matter if someone puts a badge on his car to make it look like a better car ?

Yes it is to be a poser but - head gets below the parapet - I'm not sure anyone with an SLK55 AMG ever de badges them, in truth that is because they want everyone to know they have an AMG, even if they could not simply tell by the sound.

We are all poser's if we weren't we would probably drive round in a eurobox.

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So, when I change my bumpers, sideview mirrors, door handles and add skirts and a spoiler (all original SLK32 or facelift 170) and remove the "0" from my SLK230 to make it "SLK23" (w/o the AMG badging, of course) would that make me a poser?

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So, when I change my bumpers, sideview mirrors, door handles and add skirts and a spoiler (all original SLK32 or facelift 170) and remove the "0" from my SLK230 to make it "SLK23" (w/o the AMG badging, of course) would that make me a poser?

You make the call........


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The question was a little tongue-in-cheek. I'll probably just remove the "230" and leave it as "SLK".

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The question was a little tongue-in-cheek. I'll probably just remove the "230" and leave it as "SLK".


What wrong with just leave the badges as factory. Changing the body kit to look like the Slk32 is not a poser because Mercedes do made the Slk230 with the AMG body kit as an option. It a poser if/when you add an "///AMG" badge.
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What wrong with just leave the badges as factory. Changing the body kit to look like the Slk32 is not a poser because Mercedes do made the Slk230 with the AMG body kit as an option. It a poser if/when you add an "///AMG" badge.
The OE bumpers for the facelifted 230 (aka "Sport") are not the same as the SLK32 bumpers I've acquired. The AMG front bumper is a little more aggressive looking than the Sport.

This is the SLK32 bumper:

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This is the SLK230 Sport bumper:

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This is the SLK 230 Facelift bumper:

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But the 2003-2004 slk230 has the same front AMG bumper as the Slk32.

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But the 2003-2004 slk230 has the same front AMG bumper as the Slk32.

Here's the link to the autotrader.com


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You're right. And the rear bumper as well with the black difuser. I happened across this a little later after I posted. http://www.betterautomall.com/vehicl...nz+slk230.html

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