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Geezer 911
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Where to buy Centre Caps? Reply with quote

Afternoon guys,

Just noticed the Porsche logo missing on one of the centre caps. The website I originally used to buy these CCs doesn’t exist anymore (Porsche must have got them closed down) as they weren’t official.. They only cost me 20 quid for all 4....

Does anyone have any recommendations to where to purschse a set of unofficial ones?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look on gumtree as there is a guy selling them on there
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some I would sell....there the non original ones but identical and brand new....bought for my 996 before it went back to the dealer....was going to hang on to them in case they were needed for my next 911 but would sell for £20 plus a bit of postage? Let me know Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
Have a look on gumtree as there is a guy selling them on there


Sorry for slow response,thanks for the recommendation I found the guy you were talking about and brought set over the weekend.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="BChivs"]I have some I would sell....there the non original ones but identical and brand new....bought for my 996 before it went back to the dealer....was going to hang on to them in case they were needed for my next 911 but would sell for £20 plus a bit of postage? Let me know Thumb[/quote


Thank you for your kind offer. I already brought the set off the guy from Gum tree on Saturday otherwise I would have taken you up on your offer.

Thanks again Thumb
 
  
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tony_i
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking to order some from the gumtree guy but I'm not home to measure the size of caps needed for the 19" lobsters on a 997.1.

Does anyone happen to know please?

Edit: Ignore me. It looks like they're all 76mm. Rolling Eyes
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afternoon all.

I received my centre caps from the Gumtree guy. For £20 these are fantastic.

Good replicas would highlighly recommend. He also does 5 different varients so should cater for everyone's preference.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geezer 911 wrote:
Afternoon all.

I received my centre caps from the Gumtree guy. For £20 these are fantastic.

Good replicas would highlighly recommend. He also does 5 different varients so should cater for everyone's preference.

Cheers


I'm away from home so can't report on them, but I've also bought some of these. Thanks for the tip. thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliExpress have decent options as well.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got some from porschecentrecaps.co.uk and they have faded badly. I'd love to find some aftermarket that are as good as genuine ones but likely I'd bit the bullet if I got some more as it was a false economy.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're keeping your car for a few years, bite the bullet and buy genuine ones, the copies available on eBay/Gumtree etc don't last very long, I know from experience. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is a case of horses for courses...

I have had a set of copies I bought from fleabay for £10 on my car for 2+ years and they are still perfectly good. That said, I only do about 2k miles a year, the car is garaged and has little exposure to winter roads. So for me £180+ is a false economy.

I am sure the originals will age better, but they are far from bullet-proof! I appreciate that it does depend on the quality of the fakes, so look forward to hearing how you guys get on with this supplier!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a bag of these fake ones now and am going to make a collage one day on my garage wall...Porsche logo from Porsche centre caps...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,guys for the Gumtree tip.

I couldn't stomach £200 for OEM set when there are so many other expenses on the car at the moment.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got these a while back, didn't think the price was too terrible. No problems so far:
http://www.climarepair.com/porsche-wheels-gold-center-caps-hubcaps-original-silver/
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I would quickly post a couple of photos for those interested in these caps, as I took a punt for £20 and was pleasantly surprised.

Side by side the OEM caps (left) are noticeably different in construction and finish. My OEM caps are also clearly worn, which is expected after 10+ years use. However, the copies are pretty good and ultimately you get what you pay for. In the front facing photo, my older copy (middle) has been in use over 3 years (light use less than 5k miles) and the latest purchase only differs with a stronger gold colour finish, but an identical construction.

Hope this helps anyone considering a punt. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks tony for the pics.

I received a set last week and I’m pleasantly surprised by the finish.
Maybe not at good or durable as OEM, but perfectly fine for me at the moment.
 
  
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