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Old 04-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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What cap size?

http://www.msrwheels.com/auto_car_wheels.cfm?id=2003#

I have those rims ^

http://www.rimcentercap.com/product_p/3239-00.htm

^replacement cap

i wanna get BMw caps
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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Take a cap to the local BMW dealership and ask, "Can I get a center cap that is this size?"

You could measure the hole and find out that it is 68mm, whatever, and then call the dealership and ask, "Do you have a center cap that is 68mm, whatever?"

Just by looking, the center hole looks like there should be a BMW center cap to fit. Maybe not a 3 Series, but there should be a center cap that will snap right in.

By the time you order the wrong thing online, pay shipping, fuss around with it not fitting, and all of that, you could go to the dealership and come home with a center cap that fits perfectly and only spend a dollar or two more for the whole set.

I never understand why people screw around with this kind of thing. If you went to the dealership, you would be finished by now.

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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sounds like a good idea thanks
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You can measure the cap itself. That's what I did before ordering my BMW center caps for my new wheels.
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take a cap to the local bmw dealership and ask, "can i get a center cap that is this size?"

you could measure the hole and find out that it is 68mm, whatever, and then call the dealership and ask, "do you have a center cap that is 68mm, whatever?"

just by looking, the center hole looks like there should be a bmw center cap to fit. Maybe not a 3 series, but there should be a center cap that will snap right in.

By the time you order the wrong thing online, pay shipping, fuss around with it not fitting, and all of that, you could go to the dealership and come home with a center cap that fits perfectly and only spend a dollar or two more for the whole set.

I never understand why people screw around with this kind of thing. If you went to the dealership, you would be finished by now.

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Take a cap to the local BMW dealership and ask, "Can I get a center cap that is this size?"

You could measure the hole and find out that it is 68mm, whatever, and then call the dealership and ask, "Do you have a center cap that is 68mm, whatever?"

Just by looking, the center hole looks like there should be a BMW center cap to fit. Maybe not a 3 Series, but there should be a center cap that will snap right in.

By the time you order the wrong thing online, pay shipping, fuss around with it not fitting, and all of that, you could go to the dealership and come home with a center cap that fits perfectly and only spend a dollar or two more for the whole set.

I never understand why people screw around with this kind of thing. If you went to the dealership, you would be finished by now.
Some people don't like to get ripped off or overpay, they rather do the research. Nothing wrong in that, calm down.


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Old 05-01-2013, 11:57 PM   #8
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Take a cap to the local BMW dealership and ask, "Can I get a center cap that is this size?"

You could measure the hole and find out that it is 68mm, whatever, and then call the dealership and ask, "Do you have a center cap that is 68mm, whatever?"

Just by looking, the center hole looks like there should be a BMW center cap to fit. Maybe not a 3 Series, but there should be a center cap that will snap right in.

By the time you order the wrong thing online, pay shipping, fuss around with it not fitting, and all of that, you could go to the dealership and come home with a center cap that fits perfectly and only spend a dollar or two more for the whole set.

I never understand why people screw around with this kind of thing. If you went to the dealership, you would be finished by now.
Dealerships overcharge, everyone knows that. I bet you've purchased many items/parts from either bma, ebay, khoalty, autohauz, pelican, bavauto, whatever. When someone asks for help, help. Don't waste your time being a smart-aleck. If you can't offer or don't know how to help, then don't. If the dealership weren't so expensive, wouldn't you assume that everyone on this forum would've purchased everything from them rather then go through the headache to find the part # and whatnot? Tonta.


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