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      10-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Avant Garde M359 Center Cap Question

Has anyone bought any center caps for this wheel that fits? I just bought these in 18", and am trying to get some Carbon Fiber BMW caps to match the rest of my car, but i can't seem to find some that fit. Any help appreciated.
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i have the 19" 359's but im using my oem centercaps.

they are too big and are not a snug fit but it looks fine and has stayed on since day 1
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Probably need 68mm caps instead of the 70mm ones
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      10-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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Ive tried 68mm caps, but for some reason, not as snug. OEM caps for our cars are 68mm i believe. But i think the problem is that the curve of the center caps that came with the wheels are more then those of the oem ones, which are almost flat.
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Ive tried 68mm caps, but for some reason, not as snug. OEM caps for our cars are 68mm i believe. But i think the problem is that the curve of the center caps that came with the wheels are more then those of the oem ones, which are almost flat.
Did you ever find the center caps? Because I'm trying to find the, as well.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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No i didn't find any aftermarket caps that fit. Didn't want to keep buying and checking. But like i said, i think the problem was the curve. i just used the AG caps, and they sent me bmw overlays as well.

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Did you ever find the center caps? Because I'm trying to find the, as well.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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I just changed my wheels to 19" AV M359's...

For the fronts I had to use my stock OEM caps. The fitment was a little off. For the rears, I used the caps the wheels came with. They fit perfectly.
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I got chrome center caps now...the blue and white got buffed out by accident. Trying to find replacement caps that fit. considering the overlayd

I was informed that prior to 2012 AG M359 reps used their own center caps and post 2012 AG M359 reps accept OEM Center caps. unable to verify source.

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I got chrome center caps now...the blue and white got buffed out by accident. Trying to find replacement caps that fit. considering the overlayd

I was informed that prior to 2012 AG M359 reps used their own center caps and post 2012 AG M359 reps accept OEM Center caps. unable to verify source.
is this true?
do M359's use OEM center caps with a perfect fit?
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is this true?
do M359's use OEM center caps with a perfect fit?
No it's not true. OEM are different but I found a solution to this issue. This set comes with plain caps and you can place the carbon fiber black and silver emblem or any blue and white design you want on them. My set came with Black and Silver CF.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CVV...&pi=SY200_QL40

Mine look pretty damn good. It took me a while to find those that would fit and these fit! 100% and a very inexpensive solution too! plus you get a steering wheel emblem a hood and a trunk emblem as well, and if you own am e93 you know how hard it is to get another color emblem for our cars, it's a PITA! So I was surprised that this kit covered everything perfectly especially for an e93. Rear Trunk emblem, Avante Garde m359 center cap emblems, steering wheel emblem, and hood emblem. For less than $20. You can't beat that!

I purchased the overlays for my solution prior to this. High quality overlays I think one sheet was like $25! It looked like crap and they peeled off over time, even though I cleaned my center caps before applying them. Overlays are no good, this solution looks and feels like OEM.

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seems like it's trial and error/hit and miss with those center caps.
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thanks. i was informed by the vendor that the 68MM oem emblems will fit. I mount the wheels saturday so we will find out. If not, i'll jump on this link you provided.
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No it's not true. OEM are different but I found a solution to this issue. This set comes with plain caps and you can place the carbon fiber black and silver emblem or any blue and white design you want on them. My set came with Black and Silver CF.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CVV...&pi=SY200_QL40

Mine look pretty damn good. It took me a while to find those that would fit and these fit! 100% and a very inexpensive solution too! plus you get a steering wheel emblem a hood and a trunk emblem as well, and if you own am e93 you know how hard it is to get another color emblem for our cars, it's a PITA! So I was surprised that this kit covered everything perfectly especially for an e93. Rear Trunk emblem, Avante Garde m359 center cap emblems, steering wheel emblem, and hood emblem. For less than $20. You can't beat that!

I purchased the overlays for my solution prior to this. High quality overlays I think one sheet was like $25! It looked like crap and they peeled off over time, even though I cleaned my center caps before applying them. Overlays are no good, this solution looks and feels like OEM.
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thanks. i was informed by the vendor that the 68MM oem emblems will fit. I mount the wheels saturday so we will find out. If not, i'll jump on this link you provided.
VMR makes wheels that look like the M359's but are not as concave and aggressive as the m359's. The OEM wheel caps fit perfectly on those. It's not the size that's the problem, it's the inside part that goes into the center hub to click in.
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Any updates on a solution for center caps? Prefer not to get overlays.
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      06-17-2014, 11:43 AM   #15
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Any updates on a solution for center caps? Prefer not to get overlays.
AG sent me overlays and i had custom colored overlays made to put on. Was the only solution i thought of.
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what size were the overlays, I am looking for the blue/white ones.
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      07-05-2014, 07:39 PM   #17
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what size were the overlays, I am looking for the blue/white ones.
Im honestly not sure. I got in touch with AG and they sent it to me.
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