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Ellipsoid wheel centres

Discussion in 'Z4 Roadster & Coupé' started by Macca, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Macca

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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.
     
  2. GazHyde

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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.
     
  4. Macca

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    Good point Terry.
     
  5. badman gee

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    changed mine richard.

    i would only recommend oem ones.

    the others dont fit properly and discolour quite quickly.

    :D
     
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    [​IMG] to what Mr Gee said, I bought some off EBay - they never got anywhere near the car... Go OEM for the fit :-bd
     
  7. badman gee

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    :-bd
     
  8. Titan

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    Sadly I have to report that I bought OEM and although the fit is good, they have corroded very quickly :(
     
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  10. Macca

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    Just ordered these, will let you know how I get on. Thanks for everybody's input.
     
  11. badman gee

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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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    :-bd