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      04-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Should I Install OEM Center Caps?

Not that it really matters, I was just curious to see if more people prefer these rims with OEM center caps or leave them as is. Plus I wanted to share a picture of my new shoes...
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      04-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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      04-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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updated pictures
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      04-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Looks nice I would put BMW centercaps
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I would too.
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I would put the B MW centers on..


More pics please! are they 18s or 19s? are you stock height or sport height? thanks!
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i like the new wheels. i would def put the centers on, would make them look a hell of a lot cleaner/factory.
can you tell us what the size and offset are please?
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I added another photo. I Will try and get some close ups when I have a chance.
My car is a 2009 335i Sport Package (stock sport suspension)
These are 19x8.5 ET 35 and 19x9.5 ET 35. I have Conti DW's 235 front 265 rear. I wanted to put Michelin's on but was told I might encounter rubbing issues due to the slightly wider profile of the tire. After seeing these on the car I think the tire advice was correct as this is a really flush fit, plus I am quite happy with the Conti's.
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Now put back the BMW center caps
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I went out and picked up a set of caps today and I must agree that it really does make the setup look a little more polished. Here is what they look like with the OEM centre caps.
I tried to get some pictures that give you a good look at the fit.
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      04-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #11
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Looks much better with the OEM BMW caps. Great choice on the Alufelgen SF-71 wheels btw!!
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looks better with center caps
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+1 better with the OEM caps.
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