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    Question Why pretend its something its not !!

    Ok so I pull into the Railway Station car park at Chichester waiting for my lads train and I spot a rather lovely deep red metallic XF with the same draco wheels on as mine.

    Think oooh thats rather lovely, private plate on it Y4 something or other and an R-S badge

    anway I start looking at it as I was thinking that something isnt right so look at the rear valance and its not the smart diffuser type then spot only one exhaust pipe.

    So I pull out the old dog n bone go onto google and go to Euro Car Parts website bang in the registration and its a 2.2 diesel !!

    I just really don't understand why people do this.
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    Why do some people tint windows, upgrade exhausts. add bigger brakes, get a remap done on the engine, fit bigger wheels etc?
    Simple, because they want too!

    Maybe its because he wants people to think its an XFRS, maybe he likes the styling, maybe the colour that the badges add to the grille etc.....who knows, who cares??
    What about those that DEbadge their card to look like smaller engine cars, so they can stalk / surprise similar faster cars and have a laugh, orrrrr is it just because they like the clean look.....who cares??

    What about those that love the leaper soooo much that they add it to cars which are just too modern and also which are illegal......who cares??
    My guess is because you have the XFRS and you've paid more for the bigger engine and the badges that you feel this guy has no right to even try and make his car look like yours or similar for not so much money.

    Maybe, just maybe the fact that you took the time to "pull out the ole dog n bone" and took the time to "go to Euro Car Parts website" to check and find out it's a 2.2 diesel.............
    Maybe, just maybe all of the above and the fact that you came here specifically to post this says more about you than it does about the owner of lowly 2.2 diesel??

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    I realise its because they want too .. Just dont understand why.. more a curiosity question than anything else .. and it had no other extras just literally the badges

    No dont have the XFRS I got the XFS

    Oh and i didnt come here to just whinge about him I posted in the wrong section have asked admin to move.
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    2.2d Premium Sport X Type Estate Liquid Silver Silver sparkle Proteus rims Tinted windows, retro fit powerfold mirrors & puddle lights. LED lit interior and Shark fin aerial .. purrrfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post
    Why do some people tint windows, upgrade exhausts. add bigger brakes, get a remap done on the engine, fit bigger wheels etc?
    Simple, because they want too!

    Maybe its because he wants people to think its an XFRS, maybe he likes the styling, maybe the colour that the badges add to the grille etc.....who knows, who cares??
    What about those that DEbadge their card to look like smaller engine cars, so they can stalk / surprise similar faster cars and have a laugh, orrrrr is it just because they like the clean look.....who cares??

    What about those that love the leaper soooo much that they add it to cars which are just too modern and also which are illegal......who cares??
    My guess is because you have the XFRS and you've paid more for the bigger engine and the badges that you feel this guy has no right to even try and make his car look like yours or similar for not so much money.

    Maybe, just maybe the fact that you took the time to "pull out the ole dog n bone" and took the time to "go to Euro Car Parts website" to check and find out it's a 2.2 diesel.............
    Maybe, just maybe all of the above and the fact that you came here specifically to post this says more about you than it does about the owner of lowly 2.2 diesel??

    Jim
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    its just not symmetrical and not the done thing in my OCD world .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink View Post
    I realise its because they want too .. Just dont understand why.. more a curiosity question than anything else .. and it had no other extras just literally the badges
    No dont have the XFRS I got the XFS
    Oh and i didnt come here to just whinge about him I posted in the wrong section have asked admin to move.
    I should add I didn't take it personally, but that said, my XJ X358 happens to be a 2.7Tdvi that has been remapped, but is most definitely NOT an R, although she is badged as one

    The badges front n rear, for me, simply add a nice splash of colour. Yes to the untrained eye it may look to some as if it's the all singing all dancing V8 monster, but she's not.
    Funnily enough it appears to fool many people, as so many have made comments in person to me about how it must be a beast, super fast etc etc

    I always tell them or anyone who asks that she's a diesel, badged as an R that is all. They can think what they like as I lose no sleep over it.
    There's many mods / changes made to cars of all makes / models that I don't necessarily agree with, and if asked will say so, in as nice a way as possible

    I usually always finish by saying YCYMYC (Your Car Your Money Your Choice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastEddie View Post
    Im still trying to understand how anyone can have a car with only one exhaust !
    its just not symmetrical and not the done thing in my OCD world .......
    OMGG Eddie......I so understand where you're coming from lol
    I guess back in the day, like 20+ years ago I never had much choice, but for the last 12 years or so, yes twin exhausts are a MUST
    Otherwise CDO takes hold

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastEddie View Post
    Im still trying to understand how anyone can have a car with only one exhaust !
    its just not symmetrical and not the done thing in my OCD world .......
    Or One Big Fat One right int' middle

    Nah, a fat one at either side ay Jim

    And to add to the should ya or should ya not, If my bonnet takes any more chips etc, it'll get a leaper on it before a paint job.

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