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Post by Vijay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:31 am

Hi all,
Quick question - I'm currently having my alloys refurbished, and the centre caps need replacing.
Anyone confirm the correct size, 68mm?
Standard MV2 alloys...
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Post by skelters » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:32 am

No idea but at this price who cares.....

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4208026386
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Post by Probocop » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:38 am

skelters wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:32 am
No idea but at this price who cares.....

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4208026386
I'd recommend genuine ones over those. The fake ones don't last.
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Post by 1000rr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:40 am

Probocop wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:38 am
skelters wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:32 am
No idea but at this price who cares.....

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4208026386
I'd recommend genuine ones over those. The fake ones don't last.

Had mine on for 2 years and still perfect... only cost me £3! :thumbsup:
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm

At that price you could put a new set on every 6 months :)
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Post by Probocop » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:43 pm

Nictrix wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm
At that price you could put a new set on every 6 months :)
Hah, effort though :P

A pal of mine bought cheapo ones at the same time as me. His look pretty bad now, and mine look brand new :D
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Probocop wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Nictrix wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm
At that price you could put a new set on every 6 months :)
Hah, effort though :P

A pal of mine bought cheapo ones at the same time as me. His look pretty bad now, and mine look brand new :D
:D If you were just going to bin the old ones you wouldn't even need to take the wheels off.
Just put a screw in the centre of the old cap and pull them off with pliers.
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Post by Vijay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:26 pm

Ok but are they 68MM! :D
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Post by ben g » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:49 pm

Vijay wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Ok but are they 68MM! :D
Yes.
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Post by oldgitdave » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 pm

Vijay wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Ok but are they 68MM! :D
Yes definitely. I've recently bought fleabay ones for my MV3's. Bought a spare set too for when they start to look a bit tatty. BMW oem ones are just silly money imho.
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Post by ben g » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:50 pm

oldgitdave wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Vijay wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Ok but are they 68MM! :D
Yes definitely. I've recently bought fleabay ones for my MV3's. Bought a spare set too for when they start to look a bit tatty. BMW oem ones are just silly money imho.
They were £34 for 4 oem centre caps when I last purchased them. £8.50 per badge, hardly extortionate.

My wife's A class centre caps cost over £60 for the 4. :headbang:
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Post by Scooba_Steve » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:06 pm

Tap up the ebay ones, had a set for 2 years and they are still looking fine.
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Post by biojo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:47 pm

Yeah genuine ones are around £40 and probs do last longer, my fake £4 quid ones last about 3 years then look a bit worse for wear.

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Post by Bing » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:28 pm

There are some things I’d always just shell out for genuine parts, wheel caps are one of those things. I hate the disappointment of buying cheap and they don’t fit quite right, or there’s a little flaw that only you can see, but you see it every time. The last set of genuine ones I bought lasted over 5 years, and to be honest I could have re-used 2 of them. You spend £3-400 refreshing your wheels, they deserve better than £4 wheel caps :D
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Post by Tinker15 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:33 am

I bought some cheap caps of eBay for my E89. They were crap and didn’t fit correctly so I binned them. My OEM caps cost me £39 and were worth every penny. You get what you pay for. 🙂
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