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> New wheel caps, from 914rubber
steuspeed
post Mar 30 2013, 10:13 PM
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Installed my new aluminum wheel caps today from 914rubber. WOW! These really look sharp! The old ones were dented from tire changing monkeys. My crest stickers were mismatched red/yellow and red/gold. Two stickers fell off on my last tire change. I decided I like the clean look of no crests. Also, I tossed my wheel bolts back in my media tumbler. I really need to hit them with some clear paint so they don't rust again. Some chrome lugs are on my wish list too. Before and after pics. Enjoy!

Car is sitting a little high in the back since I just dropped it down off the jack.


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post Mar 31 2013, 04:28 AM
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Those look great! Can't beat 914Rubber! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Mar 31 2013, 05:12 AM
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Those lug bolts look about 1000% better!
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post Mar 31 2013, 06:59 AM
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How the factory should have done them.
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post Mar 31 2013, 07:04 AM
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Very nice - big improvement.
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post Mar 31 2013, 08:11 AM
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My wheel caps look like your old ones, all beat-up too. Yours look great, I may just order new ones.

I also thought about putting similar crest stickers on, but after looking at your wheels, I think I will leave them clean looking too. Thanks for posting pics.
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post Mar 31 2013, 08:48 AM
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Here is link to 914Rubber wheel caps. I got them from Mikey last year and they made a big improvement in my wheels' appearance. They are solid and not flimsy like the original caps.

http://shop.914rubber.com/914-wheel-center...m?categoryId=-1


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post Mar 31 2013, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE(Kaduku @ Mar 31 2013, 06:11 AM) *

My wheel caps look like your old ones, all beat-up too. Yours look great, I may just order new ones.

I also thought about putting similar crest stickers on, but after looking at your wheels, I think I will leave them clean looking too. Thanks for posting pics.


I had the stickers on one side and none on the other. The more I looked at it, the better I liked the clean look.

These caps are much thicker and won't dent like the factory caps. I still used wood blocks to tap them in just in case.
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post Mar 31 2013, 06:33 PM
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Hard to beat the look of the 4-lug fuchs. Awesome.
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post Apr 1 2013, 12:22 AM
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Thanks guys,
I'm working on trying to get some fully factory sanctioned crest stickers. Hopefully soon.
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post Aug 26 2013, 12:51 PM
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Did a search and found this forum, figured it was a good place to ask a question...

I bought a set of center caps off a member a while back and they don't fit. Is there a plastic clip or something that holds it in the wheel? Or did he just sell me the wrong caps? I posted a picture of my wheels so anyone responding to my wtb post would know what wheels I had. Any info would be much appreciated!

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post Aug 26 2013, 01:12 PM
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QUOTE(chads74 @ Aug 26 2013, 01:51 PM) *

Did a search and found this forum, figured it was a good place to ask a question...

I bought a set of center caps off a member a while back and they don't fit. Is there a plastic clip or something that holds it in the wheel? Or did he just sell me the wrong caps? I posted a picture of my wheels so anyone responding to my wtb post would know what wheels I had. Any info would be much appreciated!

Chad

Might want to post that pic here too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Aug 26 2013, 01:14 PM
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QUOTE(The Cabinetmaker @ Aug 26 2013, 12:12 PM) *

QUOTE(chads74 @ Aug 26 2013, 01:51 PM) *

Did a search and found this forum, figured it was a good place to ask a question...

I bought a set of center caps off a member a while back and they don't fit. Is there a plastic clip or something that holds it in the wheel? Or did he just sell me the wrong caps? I posted a picture of my wheels so anyone responding to my wtb post would know what wheels I had. Any info would be much appreciated!

Chad

Might want to post that pic here too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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post Aug 26 2013, 02:15 PM
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QUOTE(chads74 @ Aug 26 2013, 03:14 PM) *

QUOTE(The Cabinetmaker @ Aug 26 2013, 12:12 PM) *

QUOTE(chads74 @ Aug 26 2013, 01:51 PM) *

Did a search and found this forum, figured it was a good place to ask a question...

I bought a set of center caps off a member a while back and they don't fit. Is there a plastic clip or something that holds it in the wheel? Or did he just sell me the wrong caps? I posted a picture of my wheels so anyone responding to my wtb post would know what wheels I had. Any info would be much appreciated!

Chad

Might want to post that pic here too. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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914 Rubber caps are just hammer in with a rubber mallet. I placed some grease on the wheel hole to make is slide easier. I got a PCV piece that fits the outer lip of the caps which I use to hammer them in.
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post Aug 26 2013, 02:17 PM
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I bought a set from Mickey last year and love the bare look. We have the same factory wheel finish and I think it looks much better bare; like the ladies. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)
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post Aug 26 2013, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE(Todd Enlund @ Mar 31 2013, 04:12 AM) *

Those lug bolts look about 1000% better!


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) Wow! Looking good (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Aug 26 2013, 05:23 PM
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My problem is that the caps I bought are too small, but then again they aren't from Mike so who knows where they came from.
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post Aug 27 2013, 12:53 PM
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Could also be that the wheels you have arent Factory Alloy's?
Eagle also makes a repop of the Fuch wheels but the center hole is larger to fit their funky fluted plastic caps.
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post Aug 27 2013, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE(rdauenhauer @ Aug 27 2013, 11:53 AM) *

Could also be that the wheels you have arent Factory Alloy's?
Eagle also makes a repop of the Fuch wheels but the center hole is larger to fit their funky fluted plastic caps.



Would there be a way to tell if the are OEM or other company?
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post Aug 27 2013, 02:51 PM
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On the back of the wheel itself there is a Porsche part number. I don't think the re-pops have anything resembling a part number on the back. If you do a search on this forum, I'm sure you can find a picture of the back of a Fuchs rim (or better yet try the classifieds).
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