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Old 12-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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M center caps on non-m

Would you guys use ///M center caps on a non-m car?

There is a guy selling mint ///M center caps local to me and I was thinking of buying them

My new wheels are E9x M3 replicas.

I don't want to be a poser, but they are nice center caps.

I will also be installing a M3 steering wheel, so....
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Ya go for it.


I prob wouldn't but it's just personal pref
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Poser. No.

Just kidding.

But seriously, no. Unless it's a ZHP imo.. those have the M badge in a few factory locations including the wheels.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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No and those m center caps are aftermarket.

Save your money and get the new updated BMW centercaps with the chrome ring

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #7
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Its not an M, don't pretend it is.
Never understood this. My car has six M emblem on it from the factory *and it's not an M car. It's not pretending to be an M if it has M parts.

To the OP, M center caps look terrible on everything ... even M3s.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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Honestly, I think unless I put an M3 badge on the rear in place of the 330ci badging, adding ///M accessories is not posing. ///M accessories are available as add ons from the dealer. I would not be attempting to fool anyone into thinking my 330 is a M car. Its just a case of upgrading an non-M car with desirable M accessories, such as the M3 Steering wheel

That being said, I think I will pass on these

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I am just looking online for the different ///M center caps and I can't find this exact model. I think they actually look good, not sure how they would look on the car, but I might throw a low ball offer at the guy and see if he takes it.
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Honestly, I wouldn't even put those on my M3.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:48 PM   #11
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as stated, those are aftermarket and not even M3s use those. put updated Roundels in the center cap area and tiny M plaque in the little recessed area for it on your replicas.
those center caps don't even look good on a car be it M3 or non-M.
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+1 I wouldn't put those on any car.

+1 on the new caps. I put them on my E36 M3 before I sold it.. they were nice.. and expensive :/
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:58 PM   #13
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Ok, ok...message heard.

My original plan was updated center caps & small M logos....just came across these by accident...will stick to original plan

Thanks guys

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Ok, ok...message heard.

My original plan was updated center caps & small M logos....just came across these by accident...will stick to original plan

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I think I am a little restless with my car in storage...I seem to be wasting more & more time of looking for things to buy or do it while its in my garage, hoping it satisfy my new thirst for all things BMW.

I purchased my car in September, and only got to drive it for less 1000 miles before it was stored for the long, cold & snowy Montreal winter.

Luckily for me I have new wheels, a carbon fiber STB, illuminated M5 ZHP shifter and an M3 steering wheel waiting for me to install them in the next few weeks....but what then? How do I make it April without getting cold sweats from withdrawal?
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I think I am a little restless with my car in storage...I seem to be wasting more & more time of looking for things to buy or do it while its in my garage, hoping it satisfy my new thirst for all things BMW.

I purchased my car in September, and only got to drive it for less 1000 miles before it was stored for the long, cold & snowy Montreal winter.

Luckily for me I have new wheels, a carbon fiber STB, illuminated M5 ZHP shifter and an M3 steering wheel waiting for me to install them in the next few weeks....but what then? How do I make it April without getting cold sweats from withdrawal?
Concentrate on making your car better, cleaner, and more proper rather than adding things to it or modding it. Clean the inside of the wheels, under the hood, and inside the gas tank door. Clean and restore seals. Remove the seats and vacuum the carpeting. Inspect door panels for any gaps and replace clips as necessary. etc etc etc
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #17
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Concentrate on making your car better, cleaner, and more proper rather than adding things to it or modding it. Clean the inside of the wheels, under the hood, and inside the gas tank door. Clean and restore seals. Remove the seats and vacuum the carpeting. Inspect door panels for any gaps and replace clips as necessary. etc etc etc
Car is absolutely mint. Aside from a handful of stone chips, which I will take car of very soon, car is like new inside & out, I really lucked out when I purchased it.

I happen to be really anal retentive on keeping a car clean, so detailing is always on my list of things to do.
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I was going over it the other day and was actually amazed at how clean it is for a 8 year old car. The previous owner had the car detailed on a regular basis as well.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #19
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I drive an M, and honestly, I couldn't care less about how many M badges there are on your non-M car.

Don't listen to the people on here. They can be extremely annoying.
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M center caps were never part of an OE car. HIDEOUS. Don't do it.
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