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    Ronal LS center cap question

    Currently running Ronal LS's on my e30. Love the wheels but currently I have the bmw logo center caps but I think I prefer the "Ronal" logo. Does anyone know if the bmw logo is just a cover over the ronal logo or is it a whole other cap? Didn't want to pull off the logo to find nothing underneath. Thanks!


    Last edited by The_Lope7; 01-02-2016, 09:28 PM.
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    #2
    It possibly is. The centers pop out and take a look that way. Mine were.
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      #3
      Im not sure on your issue but man those wheels look sick!
      1990 325iX - sterlingsilber metallic
      1991 325i - lazurblau metallic



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      E30 = Lego for men.

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        Bump

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          #5
          If that is your rim in the first picture, I am pretty sure you will find nothing underneath the BMW logo. A Ronal or ACT center has more depth, so if someone stuck a roundel on one of those caps then it would stick out verses looking recessed (as it presently looks).

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            #6
            Originally posted by e304lyfe View Post
            If that is your rim in the first picture, I am pretty sure you will find nothing underneath the BMW logo. A Ronal or ACT center has more depth, so if someone stuck a roundel on one of those caps then it would stick out verses looking recessed (as it presently looks).
            Thanks, that was what I was thinking was the case
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              #7
              e304lyfe is correct.

              The Ronal badge is thick and is stuck to the flat round plain surface of the snap-in insert that snaps into the wheel.

              The person that replaced it with the BMW Roundel badge would have had to pry the Ronal badge off the insert, clean the leftover adhesive off the surface, then carefully center and apply the BMW badge onto the insert. I did this on 4 different sets of Ronals.

              The Ronal badge sticks out, where the much flatter BMW badge ends up being a bit recessed.
              Last edited by randywalters; 03-27-2016, 09:24 AM. Reason: fixed typo
              Randy Walters
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                #8
                Originally posted by randywalters View Post
                e304lyfe is correct.

                The Ronal badge is thick and is stuck to the flat round plain surface of the snap-in insert that snaps into the wheel.

                The person that replaced it with the BMW Roundel badge would have had to pry the Ronal badge off the insert, clean the leftover adhesive off the surface, then carefully center and apply the BMW badge onto the insert. I did this on 4 different sets of Ronals.

                The Ronal badge sticks out, where the much flatter BMW badge ends up being a bit recessed.
                Is there anywhere that I could find the ronal badges? The only place I saw was somewhere called 3d car stickers but those are obviously aftermarket.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by The_Lope7 View Post
                  Is there anywhere that I could find the ronal badges? The only place I saw was somewhere called 3d car stickers but those are obviously aftermarket.
                  Found this Ebay set (below). I'm not sure if these are correct, but aside from the back snap-in portion being white (my originals were all black) these look like the originals (4-snaps). Check the diameter - dunno if it's the same or not.

                  I suspect this seller my be the original Ronal USA division, which was also in Huntington Beach (headed by Gary Allison). You might want to contact them directly and see if they know if these fit the ACT-LS.

                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Ronal-Whee...Ff0FpA&vxp=mtr
                  Last edited by randywalters; 03-27-2016, 08:25 PM. Reason: added info
                  Randy Walters
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                  88 325is (w/89 bumpers)
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                  03 530i Sport (current daily driver)
                  05 X3 (little woman's car)
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                    #10
                    Ah thanks! I'll check

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                      #11
                      Let me know if you get these and I'll buy your BMW centers..


                      -E
                      -ALaS

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by alas View Post
                        Let me know if you get these and I'll buy your BMW centers..


                        -E
                        Will do!

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                          #13
                          Thank you :)


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                          -ALaS

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                            #14
                            I contacted Ronal through their Ebay auction and asked if these caps will fit the ACT-LS, and they responded that they Will NOT fit the ACT-LS (it was a long shot since the ACT-LS wasn't listed in the fitment chart for them).

                            He said they do pop up on Ebay from time to time and to keep an eye out.
                            Randy Walters
                            89 325is (totalled long ago RIP)
                            88 325is (w/89 bumpers)
                            96 328is (was daily driver)
                            03 530i Sport (current daily driver)
                            05 X3 (little woman's car)
                            Driving Instructor BMW CCA L.A. & S.D. Chapters
                            Multiple L.A. & S.D. Region SCCA Autocross Championships

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by randywalters View Post
                              I contacted Ronal through their Ebay auction and asked if these caps will fit the ACT-LS, and they responded that they Will NOT fit the ACT-LS (it was a long shot since the ACT-LS wasn't listed in the fitment chart for them).

                              He said they do pop up on Ebay from time to time and to keep an eye out.
                              Thanks so much for checking! I'll keep an eye out

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