Floating centre cap's - lost.

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Post by N4LLY » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:14 pm

Had to order a set, to replace just one that must have poped off.
At the same time i managed to order 2 sets Doh ! :oops:

I will put one set on my Z3 and keep two as spares.

So i have one left for anyone that suffer's from the same problem. "Free" Which will save £60 :wink:

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Post by mcbutler » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am

you can pick them up for a few pounds a set, new on Ebay...
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Post by R.E92 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:03 am

mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am
you can pick them up for a few pounds a set, new on Ebay...
The cheapest I can see floating caps for is £50 a set. I don't think they make cheap Chinese crap versions of the floating ones yet.

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Post by N4LLY » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am

mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am
you can pick them up for a few pounds a set, new on Ebay...
Interesting, are they under a different title ?
There is a used single one on there for £ 35 :o

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Post by srhutch » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:27 pm

I'd hang on to it in case you loose another.
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Post by gusTaco » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:44 pm

mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am
you can pick them up for a few pounds a set, new on Ebay...
You can, the normal centre caps - not the floating ones though

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Post by mcbutler » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:43 pm

R.E92 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:03 am
mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am
you can pick them up for a few pounds a set, new on Ebay...
The cheapest I can see floating caps for is £50 a set. I don't think they make cheap Chinese crap versions of the floating ones yet.
Why do you automatically associate Chinese with 'crap' some, if not most of the highest quality products available, Apple for example are made in China. you might well find that quite a large proportion of Z4 components are made in China.
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Post by mcbutler » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:45 pm

gusTaco wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:44 pm
mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am
you can pick them up for a few pounds a set, new on Ebay...
You can, the normal centre caps - not the floating ones though
Aaaaah, sorry I missed that, what is a floating centre cap?? Is it like those cheesy humvee hub caps that spin independently of the wheel? Can you post a link, I am intrigued.
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Post by R.E92 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:19 pm

mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:43 pm
R.E92 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:03 am
mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am
you can pick them up for a few pounds a set, new on Ebay...
The cheapest I can see floating caps for is £50 a set. I don't think they make cheap Chinese crap versions of the floating ones yet.
Why do you automatically associate Chinese with 'crap' some, if not most of the highest quality products available, Apple for example are made in China. you might well find that quite a large proportion of Z4 components are made in China.
I'm aware that China produces high quality items too. But the stereotype of Chinese made copies of questionable quality is there for a reason. The non genuine centre caps available on ebay all come across from Alibaba and are worthless junk.

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Post by mcbutler » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:59 pm

N4LLY wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:57 am
Here ya go....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfmSP0sKiD0
HAH - YES I love these, gonna get some and get my 'Gangsta' on....... Only around £55 from BMW, not too bad.
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Post by N4LLY » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:33 pm

Good job i got the spares, lost another this morning. Hit a pot hole on the way to work and heard it skit down the road.
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Post by mcbutler » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:01 pm

N4LLY wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Good job i got the spares, lost another this morning. Hit a pot hole on the way to work and heard it skit down the road.

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Seems really strange that you are losing them. I bought a set on Monday and fitted them, they are dam tight to get in and the idea they might just 'pop' out is odd. Is the groove inside your wheel where they 'clip' in nice and clean, they can fill with rust from the wheel hub.
At £17 a pop its going to get expensive if you keep losing them.
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Post by N4LLY » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:12 pm

mcbutler wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:01 pm
N4LLY wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Good job i got the spares, lost another this morning. Hit a pot hole on the way to work and heard it skit down the road.

20190918_071821.jpg
Seems really strange that you are losing them. I bought a set on Monday and fitted them, they are dam tight to get in and the idea they might just 'pop' out is odd. Is the groove inside your wheel where they 'clip' in nice and clean, they can fill with rust from the wheel hub.
At £17 a pop its going to get expensive if you keep losing them.
The one's i'm losing are last years model.

These new replacement's have more clips and deeper clips. Agree they clip in with a pleasant security cluck :)
The old ones had a light grey plastic, the new ones have a black. I'm pretty sure BMW have iderntified the problem and fixed it :?

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Post by mcbutler » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:52 am

N4LLY wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:12 pm
mcbutler wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:01 pm
N4LLY wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Good job i got the spares, lost another this morning. Hit a pot hole on the way to work and heard it skit down the road.

20190918_071821.jpg
Seems really strange that you are losing them. I bought a set on Monday and fitted them, they are dam tight to get in and the idea they might just 'pop' out is odd. Is the groove inside your wheel where they 'clip' in nice and clean, they can fill with rust from the wheel hub.
At £17 a pop its going to get expensive if you keep losing them.
The one's i'm losing are last years model.

These new replacement's have more clips and deeper clips. Agree they clip in with a pleasant security cluck :)
The old ones had a light grey plastic, the new ones have a black. I'm pretty sure BMW have iderntified the problem and fixed it :?
good to know, thanks for the update. I can stop checking my mirrors after every bump now
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