Decent price for genuine wheel badges

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Decent price for genuine wheel badges

Post by V8rumbler » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:11 am

I am after new wheel badges for my E85. I definitely want genuine as aftermarket are useless. Hundreds of fakes for sale everywhere. Which dealer is offering the best price atm?
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Post by colb » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:11 am

I personally get mine from ebay, the ones I have on the Z3 and the Z4 are a good fit and so far have not deteriated in use. If you really want Oem then use Soperes at Lincoln and mention you are a member of zroadster forum and you will get a discount, they will post the items out to you. https://www.soperbmw.co.uk/contact-us/
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Post by MalNCH » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:43 pm

I always use ebay specials, they last about 2 years, the same as the last OEM ones I bought for a ridiculous price.
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Post by parabolica » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 pm

MalNCH wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:43 pm
I always use ebay specials, they last about 2 years, the same as the last OEM ones I bought for a ridiculous price.
Yeah same I bought a set from my local BMW dealership when I bought my car and 1.5 years later they were so tarnished they got replaced with a cheap set from ebay. 2 years in with those now and I noticed one or two are starting to deteriorate on the face so will probably need swapped again after winter.

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Post by V8rumbler » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:02 am

Well I bought a set from main dealer for £45 . We shall see how they go .
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Post by Rockhopper » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:47 pm

I’ve just received a set of brand new genuine ones for £19.95 from eBay. I found the copy ones to be a loose fit in the wheel, you can actually hear them rattle as you drive along.

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Post by spazmochad » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:28 pm

The eBay ones are fine for me. Just spray them with a couple of coats of clear coat to stop them rusting.

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Post by MalNCH » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:28 pm

spazmochad wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:28 pm
The eBay ones are fine for me. Just spray them with a couple of coats of clear coat to stop them rusting.
Good tip, didn't think of that. As for the rattling in a previous post, maybe not the best fit but nothing a couple of tiny pieces of blue tac doesn't fix. Side by side visually you can't tell the difference between OEM and some of the ebay specials.
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