Ellipsoid wheel centres

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I'm looking to replace my wheels centres on my ellipsoid wheels and need to know what size the centres are. I think they are 68mm but I would like someone to confirm this. I know I can measure them but they will break as I pull them out ( I have already had a go) and I don't want to be riding about without the centres until I get the new ones.
 

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Macca,

As far as I can tell the Z4's are 68mm. I'm thinking of getting a set of Ellipsoids for mine, lovely looking wheels.

Gary
 

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Can't you jack the car up, remove the wheel and push the centres out from the inside?
There may be a build up of crud and corrosion in there which is best removed before inserting new centres anyway.
 

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Titan said:
Can't you jack the car up, remove the wheel and push the centres out from the inside?
There may be a build up of crud and corrosion in there which is best removed before inserting new centres anyway.
Good point Terry.
 
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Macca said:
Titan said:
Can't you jack the car up, remove the wheel and push the centres out from the inside?
There may be a build up of crud and corrosion in there which is best removed before inserting new centres anyway.
Good point Terry.
changed mine richard.

i would only recommend oem ones.

the others dont fit properly and discolour quite quickly.

:D
 

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to what Mr Gee said, I bought some off EBay - they never got anywhere near the car... Go OEM for the fit :-bd
 
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Snoops said:
to what Mr Gee said, I bought some off EBay - they never got anywhere near the car... Go OEM for the fit :-bd
:-bd
 

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Snoops said:
Go OEM for the fit :-bd
Sadly I have to report that I bought OEM and although the fit is good, they have corroded very quickly :(
 

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zedonist said:
The centre caps are 68mm, they had a face lift later on to include a chrome ring around the logo part number 36136783536.

They are £9.35 each from the dealer, so cheaper than ebay offerings apart from these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-BMW-A ... 2a13030fef
Just ordered these, will let you know how I get on. Thanks for everybody's input.
 
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richard,

i have the chrome ring ones,

they seem a lot better at keeping water out.

mine look like new still after a year or so.

you wont go wrong with them.

mark
 

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badman gee said:
richard,

i have the chrome ring ones,

they seem a lot better at keeping water out.

mine look like new still after a year or so.

you wont go wrong with them.

mark
:-bd
 
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