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Geezer 911
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Advice/ Wheel Caps for 997 Reply with quote

Morning all,

The previous owner/s of my car probably regularly took the car to be cleaned at car a local wash as all 4 wheel caps look corroded/worn. (photo below)

After looking for replacement parts it hasn't really shocked me that even wheel caps are ridiculously expensive (I am taking about the plastic parts. Confused )

Does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy these reasonably priced? Also as I do not want to buy the wrong replacements can someone please confirm if I need concaved caps or flat for my wheels?

Has anyone previously replaced their normal wheel caps for metal ones and is there much of a difference?

Thanks
 



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K888ETH
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They tend to go like that regardless of how well you treat them. The good news is that there's a far cheaper alternative to OEM parts...

http://www.porschecentrecaps.co.uk/product/porsche-wheel-centre-caps-porsche-black-silver-centre-cap-75mm/

I've read (possibly on here) that you can extend the life of the centre caps by giving them a couple of light coats of 2k clear coat when new.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like your wheels have already been refurbed and lost their 'bling' so I'd go for coloured crest centres. OEM or fakes seem to last longer than the horrid Turbo plastichrome originals.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for porschecentrecaps ... I paid £20 for 4
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fancy changing my Turbo wheel centre caps to colour ones like that T8. Where did you get yours? What size are they 75mm dished???
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are 18 months old and already starting to decay. I'm diligent with keeping the car clean and didn't make a lick of difference. Interested to see what suggestions come up as £170 per set is something I can't bring myself to spend my hard earned on.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered some from Porschecentrecaps. Thanks for the pointing them out - mine had been annoying me for ages and I just couldn't bring myself to get OEM at those silly prices!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K888ETH wrote:
They tend to go like that regardless of how well you treat them. The good news is that there's a far cheaper alternative to OEM parts...

http://www.porschecentrecaps.co.uk/product/porsche-wheel-centre-caps-porsche-black-silver-centre-cap-75mm/

I've read (possibly on here) that you can extend the life of the centre caps by giving them a couple of light coats of 2k clear coat when new.


This is brilliant thanks for the recommendation
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, I'm glad I could help Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know, as I'm not that keen on the gold centre caps on my white & black car... and the OEM jobs are ridiculously expensive.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
I fancy changing my Turbo wheel centre caps to colour ones like that T8. Where did you get yours? What size are they 75mm dished???


Mine are OEM, bought through Exel wheels at better than OPC price, over 4 years ago. They did 18 months on my 996T and have been on my 997T for nearly three years.

I'm pretty sure that all centres on 996s / 997s are the same size regardless of wheel size.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm another for porschecentrecaps.

Perfect replacement, almost like for like with a OEM fit.

For £20 i was very impressed!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received mine yesterday from porshcentrecaps they amazing for 20 quid!!

To think I was to reserved to defeat by nearly spending £200 for replacements...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to hear that you're happy with them. It's always a risk recommending a 3rd party, but I've ordered from them twice and been more than happy with the quality and service, especially for the price.
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