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dghii 10-23-2019 05:31 PM

Wheel Center caps
 
Stupid expensive on e_bay right now. Anyone got a current source? Doesn't have to be OEM but don't want a sticker either.....

Starter986 10-24-2019 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by dghii (Post 605616)
Stupid expensive on e_bay right now. Anyone got a current source? Doesn't have to be OEM but don't want a sticker either.....

Go to Craigslist/Orange County, CA. In the search bar type "Boxster". You'll find the guy in Huntington Beach selling for $50 a set. OEM? No... but I've bought 3-4 sets from him. Not because they fail... but just to have spares on hand.

:cheers:

Rob175 10-24-2019 05:26 AM

I bought a set off eBay about a year and a half ago and they were CHEAP....only about $10 for 4 w/free shipping. Not OEM but they look great and have held up nicely. Tons to scroll through.....keep looking.

Starter986 10-24-2019 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob175 (Post 605637)
I bought a set off eBay about a year and a half ago and they were CHEAP....only about $10 for 4 w/free shipping. Not OEM but they look great and have held up nicely. Tons to scroll through.....keep looking.

I just queried eBay. Please... provide the link to any of those ~$10 sets. My "Porsche Boxster Center Caps" or "Porsche Boxster Wheel Caps" queries revealed nothing, none, zero, close to ~$10.

The CL caps arrived in OEM packaging, each individually sealed (I know they're not OEM). Even the center crests had that protective film. 2 years later and my caps look brand new.

Looking forward to the results you produce.

Thanks!

Stl-986 10-24-2019 05:50 PM

search for porsche center cap

JimmyBad 10-24-2019 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Stl-986 (Post 605660)
search for porsche center cap

Still don't see a $10 per set. Perhaps a link?

Racer Boy 10-24-2019 07:53 PM

Not to pile on, but I didn't see any $10 sets either. The $50 CL set looks like the best deal.

Rob175 10-25-2019 06:19 AM

WOW!....things have changed since I bought my set. My appologies to not have the update on their costs. Maybe I should "lock" mine on with glue!...lol.

But I did see these:
Check these out.... $9.99

https://thegzcar.com/products/4pcs-56-5mm-car-porsche-aluminum-car-wheel-center-caps-sticker-emblem-decoration?variant=24551043792996&utm_medium=cpc&u tm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&cm p_id=1728879070&adg_id=68076186376&kwd=&device=c&g clid=EAIaIQobChMI35LSsMu35QIVRdbACh0VSQReEAQYBSABE gITN_D_BwE

Check these out.....$40 but will take an offer:

https://www.ebay.com/p/1122674696?iid=113777214439&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt =1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=113777214439&targetid=47551527686 1&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9021435&poi=&campa ignid=6469750546&mkgroupid=77932570059&rlsatarget= pla-475515276861&abcId=1141186&merchantid=6296724&gcli d=EAIaIQobChMI5prbncy35QIVTL7ACh3Anw5wEAQYEyABEgJt gfD_BwE

particlewave 10-25-2019 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob175 (Post 605680)
WOW!....things have changed since I bought my set. My appologies to not have the update on their costs. Maybe I should "lock" mine on with glue!...lol.

But I did see these:
Check these out.... $9.99

https://thegzcar.com/products/4pcs-56-5mm-car-porsche-aluminum-car-wheel-center-caps-sticker-emblem-decoration?

Check these out.....$40 but will take an offer:

https://www.ebay.com/p/1122674696?

The first set is not for a 986 (our caps are 76mm, IIRC, those are way too small), and the second set is actually $70 with shipping. ;)

They can still be found on aliexpress, though they can’t show the crest or use the name “Porsche” in the ads, so hard to say what the quality will be, but I’ve had excellent luck.
The search terms used for this screen shot were “Porsche wheel cap”:

JimmyBad 10-25-2019 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by particlewave (Post 605688)
The first set is not for a 986 (our caps are 76mm, IIRC, those are way too small), and the second set is actually $70 with shipping. ;)

They can still be found on aliexpress, though they can’t show the crest or use the name “Porsche” in the ads, so hard to say what the quality will be, but I’ve had excellent luck.
The search terms used for this screen shot were “Porsche wheel cap”:

Should have gone for these when I was trying to save a few bucks rather than buying the CL guy ones.

Starter986 10-25-2019 11:56 AM

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Here's my stash...

The first 2 rows are the caps from CL, and I have two sets installed upon my 2 sets of wheels. These are my spares.

The second 2 rows are OEM. At one point I removed one emblem... ascertaining they are metal.

The last row was my first wheel cqap purchase thinking I could install 3-D stickers. Didn't like them, although the color works for me.

Those CL caps... on eBay someone is asking $89 for the set.

A new set of OEM caps, eBay... $299.

Used OEM, on eBay, are $30 each, and look real used.

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bg305 10-25-2019 12:55 PM

I just ordered 4 from ailexpress.. my total was 10.82 with shipping etc...

says shipping around 11/12.. will report back with what they look like.

Starter986 10-25-2019 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by bg305 (Post 605698)
I just ordered 4 from ailexpress.. my total was 10.82 with shipping etc...

says shipping around 11/12.. will report back with what they look like.

For sure!

dghii 10-25-2019 05:54 PM

Well at least I know I'm crazy. I appreciate the help. I'd see these caps all over ebay when I had no use for them. No I need a set, no joy!

I've seen the Huntington Beach CL crests advertised on local CL but the ad was so old I was reluctant to contact the buyer. I'll probably go with them.

This is kind of like looking for 'Porsche' stickers for calipers...used to be pages of them but no so much anymore.

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nicecar 10-26-2019 03:20 PM

sorry i see u found them on cl. What about D.C. automotive?

dghii 10-27-2019 11:29 AM

Ordered from the CL guy last night but actually ordered from him on 'Offer Up" . On Offer up, the caps are $43 shipped.

tonythetiger 10-28-2019 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob175 (Post 605680)
WOW!....things have changed since I bought my set. My appologies to not have the update on their costs. Maybe I should "lock" mine on with glue!...lol.

But I did see these:
Check these out.... $9.99

https://thegzcar.com/products/4pcs-56-5mm-car-porsche-aluminum-car-wheel-center-caps-sticker-emblem-decoration?variant=24551043792996&utm_medium=cpc&u tm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&cm p_id=1728879070&adg_id=68076186376&kwd=&device=c&g clid=EAIaIQobChMI35LSsMu35QIVRdbACh0VSQReEAQYBSABE gITN_D_BwE

Check these out.....$40 but will take an offer:

https://www.ebay.com/p/1122674696?iid=113777214439&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt =1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=113777214439&targetid=47551527686 1&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9021435&poi=&campa ignid=6469750546&mkgroupid=77932570059&rlsatarget= pla-475515276861&abcId=1141186&merchantid=6296724&gcli d=EAIaIQobChMI5prbncy35QIVTL7ACh3Anw5wEAQYEyABEgJt gfD_BwE

40 dollars AND 30 bucks shipping; no deal. I bought a 25 dollar set a couple of months ago...decent. they aren't exact, they aren't OEM but really look much better then the 20YO set I had. If you are still looking, I posted earlier on this, so search for that post and perhaps I noted source in this post?

tonythetiger 10-28-2019 10:06 AM

http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/75371-aftermarket-hubcaps.html

dghii 10-30-2019 01:06 PM

Try $40 plus $3, not thirty.


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