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vndk2r
09-20-2011, 02:38 AM
Looking for center caps for my rims, but don't know the brand or style. Bought them from a friend who bought them from his friend. No one knows the brand. Tried to do some research online, but that got me nowhere.

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temperacerguy
09-20-2011, 03:37 AM
They are Volk AV3 knock offs. I'm looking for the exact model.

temperacerguy
09-20-2011, 03:42 AM
ok, it turns out that every tom dick and harry did a knock off of the AV3, so just by looking at them, there's no real way of telling. They should have a maker's mark cast into the back of one of the spokes, so pull them off and take a look there.

vndk2r
09-20-2011, 07:18 PM
so, its Volk AV3's knock offs? what kind of maker's mark am i looking for? what would it say? i remember it saying "made in Taiwan" and some type of size.

temperacerguy
09-20-2011, 07:34 PM
Typically, the manufacturer will cast their name, or a model number in the back of the rim. If that's not there, just measure up the hole diameter and get a center cap that fit. Many to most are interchangable.

vndk2r
09-21-2011, 04:47 AM
Thanks guys. Will have to look at the inside of the rims soon. Measured the inside diameter, its 2 1/4". Is there a website that I can get them from? Maybe make a custom center cap?

vndk2r
10-02-2011, 05:42 AM
Thanks to car_barn_bandit and everyone else, got some caps for my rims.

Eric Barrera
10-02-2011, 05:52 AM
Pics

temperacerguy
10-02-2011, 05:57 AM
yeah, so what was the final say in what they were, and where did you get the caps?

vndk2r
10-03-2011, 04:38 AM
Well, I just went with what temperacerguy said. Looked it up online and was almost exactly what he had said. Car_Barn_Bandit had some knock off caps which I bought from him. Put them on with some mods done for it to fit. The before pic on top, and the after pic here.

Thanx everyone!!!

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Car_Barn_Bandit
10-03-2011, 04:47 AM
Looks bitching man, glad those worked out for ya!

Edit: Just noticed the inside center of the wheel is missing a groove for the caps to lock into. Is that why you had to make an adjustment on the caps to make them fit?

Eric Barrera
10-03-2011, 07:07 AM
That actually looks really really good.

Galcobar
10-03-2011, 07:36 AM
Reminiscent of the seventh-gen GTS wheels, particularly with the centre cap.

temperacerguy
10-03-2011, 07:46 AM
Reminiscent of the seventh-gen GTS wheels, particularly with the centre cap.
http://www.micro.com/~scott/celicarims/rim1.jpg

to be honest... other than them being 5 spoke rims, there's really NOTHING reminiscent about them.

allTRACway
10-03-2011, 08:43 PM
the shape is similerish

vndk2r
10-05-2011, 09:45 AM
car_barn_bandit: Sorry took so long, but to answer your question, yes. only the inside of the cap fitted. The portion that had the "ring clip". The rest of it had to be cut off.

Thanx guys!!!

underscore
10-06-2011, 06:47 AM
Can anyone help me out as well? I really like the look of these but they aren't wide enough.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b139/whyexactly/SSPX0013.jpg