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hello my car has standard center caps and would like colored crest.. wondering if all center caps are the same as cayman center caps? seemed to find some online for 996/997 models for relatively fair price. my car is equipped with 20 Carrera wheels if it matters. thanks in advance
 

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hello my car has standard center caps and would like colored crest.. wondering if all center caps are the same as cayman center caps? seemed to find some online for 996/997 models for relatively fair price. my car is equipped with 20 Carrera wheels if it matters. thanks in advance
When I asked my SA I was informed all the Sports cars have 75mm center caps (only the Macan had 65mm). I was also informed that many of the “fake” ones don’t have the correct colours....

I purchased a set of black/coloured caps for £17.99 from a dealer on eBay and they look great (many of the sellers mentioned the colour being correct in their adverts, so something to check!)
 

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Check out suncoast parts. Give them a call and let them know which wheels you have. They will get you the right thing and they have pretty good prices.
 

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Check out suncoast parts. Give them a call and let them know which wheels you have. They will get you the right thing and they have pretty good prices.
It’s hard to justify $189 for center caps from Suncoast when you can get what look like identical caps for $20 on eBay!!
 

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Dumb question but how does one remove and install the new caps? I'm regretting not spec'ing the colored caps for my midnight-blue 718...
 

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Dumb question but how does one remove and install the new caps? I'm regretting not spec'ing the colored caps for my midnight-blue 718...
If you look closely you'll notice there are two holes in the crest. You'll need some kind of metal hook. I used a modified coat hanger to pull them out.
 

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It’s hard to justify $189 for center caps from Suncoast when you can get what look like identical caps for $20 on eBay!!
I bought a set for $12 shipped, from China. They are still in the mail so I'll have to wait and see about the quality!

kfahmi: I saw a video that used a small Allen key inserted into the hole and then pulled with a pair of pliers. One tug through each hole did the job.
 

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Hi all,

The centre caps arrived today and were installed within 10 minutes. I only had to give one tug with the Allen wrench and the old centres popped right out. The coloured ones were a tight fit that was made easier by a thin smear of silicon grease around the bearing surface for the clips.

The ad said OEM--I'm not sure. The boxes and castings sure looked authentic but the red paint could have been a bit thin. I've never looked closely at an original set but at $12 shipped they look good on the wheel.
 

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Hi all,

The centre caps arrived today and were installed within 10 minutes. I only had to give one tug with the Allen wrench and the old centres popped right out. The coloured ones were a tight fit that was made easier by a thin smear of silicon grease around the bearing surface for the clips.

The ad said OEM--I'm not sure. The boxes and castings sure looked authentic but the red paint could have been a bit thin. I've never looked closely at an original set but at $12 shipped they look good on the wheel.
Can you share where you found your center caps - Thanks!
 

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My SA insisted on putting them on the car for free, along with the clear Euro side-marker lights. I didn't even have to ask, he just considered both of those touches 'de rigueur[/I' for the well-dressed Porsche.....
 

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I have the knockoffs.
I rather save the $200 for better tires.
Worst case scenario, I use a more vibrant nail polish to make it better.
 

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My SA insisted on putting them on the car for free, along with the clear Euro side-marker lights. I didn't even have to ask, he just considered both of those touches 'de rigueur[/I' for the well-dressed Porsche.....


How about having your SA talk to my SA, and just maybe, I will get a few free accessories so my Porsche does not have to look like it's on public assistance.
 

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I also bought the cheap coloured ones on ebay (£2.99 plus £5 postage from China - about $10 all in). They were so cheap that they were worth a punt. They were advertised as OEM and they came in original Porsche boxes but I doubt that they are OEM. However they fit fine and they look genuine so who cares. I see that ebay have removed the listing now but they don't say why.


What I don't understand is why Porsche Tequipment market loads of different part numbers (depending on wheel) for these 75mm centre caps, varying in price from about £130 to £175. It looks to me like, provided the diameter is right, the same caps will fit all wheels. Certainly the ones I bought are not specific to the 19" Cayman wheels I have.
 
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