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BLiu 10-14-02 12:48 PM

Is it just me or is a Brabus-badged GS...
 
kinda strange? On the way to work, I saw a GS 3/4 (?) debadged and in place there was a Brabus emblem...It's kinda like putting a Dinan emblem on an Acura...???

Does Brabus tune Lexus' GS? :confused:

I always thought that Brabus was an M-B tuner...It's seems kinda sad that a Lexus owner would want to associate an M-B tuner with their Lexus. I thought we bought Lexus to distinguish ourselves from M-B - at least that's why I bought my Lexus.

I don't know...maybe I am nitpicking but that was kinda weird this morning...

Brent

LexFather 10-14-02 12:57 PM

Hell, just last weekend, I am parking by the Varsity and there is a dude with Lorinser rims on his pearl white GS.:confused: Brabus is a German tuner for Benz's, not ANY Lexus. ANyone here maybe?

BLiu 10-14-02 01:02 PM

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Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
Hell, just last weekend, I am parking by the Varsity and there is a dude with Lorinser rims on his pearl white GS.:confused: Brabus is a German tuner for Benz's, not ANY Lexus. ANyone here maybe?
If it was, then I would be curious to find out what his/her explanation is? Why debadge your Lexus and put Brabus instead? Ashamed of your Lexus? Why not TRD or L-tuned instead?

Brent

RacingAristo 10-14-02 01:51 PM

Brent,

Actually, the Barbus-tuned GS does exist in So Cal and it's owned by my eye doctor's son. Couple friends of mine also saw it before. It's been awhile, at least 6 months or so.

GS4Will 10-14-02 02:21 PM

Brent..you know how it is in LA...:eek: :confused: some people just had to have "the emblem" on their property...just like a "gucci embroiderd" shirt made by joe at the corner liquor store....one time i saw this corolla guy with porsche emblem in SG valley...:confused:

Richie 10-14-02 03:00 PM

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Originally posted by RacingAristo
Brent,

Actually, the Barbus-tuned GS does exist in So Cal and it's owned by my eye doctor's son. Couple friends of mine also saw it before. It's been awhile, at least 6 months or so.

RA, what Brabus parts did he have on the GS?

BLiu 10-14-02 03:27 PM

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Originally posted by Richie


RA, what Brabus parts did he have on the GS?

Probably just rims - that's all that would fit...

Brent

Richie 10-14-02 03:33 PM

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Originally posted by BLiu


Probably just rims - that's all that would fit...

Brent

LOL, yeah must be, I also could not think of anything else.

Hypermagic 10-18-02 04:02 PM

re-plug
 
I heard in LA area, there's a shop that can replug any kind of rims and re-drill it to fit your vehicle. This would explain that Lorinser Rims (probably 5*110) to fit ours.

Just like replugging your old Bowling Ball and redrill it to fit your current size....:)
It must be pretty neat.

10-18-02 04:50 PM

Putting Brabus emblems on my Lexus is like putting Mugen emblems on my Nissan.

GlobeCLK 10-19-02 04:13 AM

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Originally posted by JYOO
Putting Brabus emblems on my Lexus is like putting Mugen emblems on my Nissan.
Like Mazdaspeed emblem on a Kia

Manaray 10-19-02 05:51 AM

I would never want to redrill wheels to get them to fit on my car. If they weren't made to fit, they weren't ment to be on the car.

Or how about a NISMO sticker on a Mustang? :)


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