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Old 07-10-2017, 06:35 PM   #1
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Ok. Just so we're clear, the OEM Opel Astra center caps are a lot smaller than our Saturn Astra XR caps. You will go crazy looking for the right size because they don't exist. If you find 63-64mm outer with a 60 ish mm inner diameter, they aren't real and they look super fake. Luckily, I have found a next to OEM and perfect fit solution. First, I had ordered Opel Astra center cap replacements that were shipped from Lithuania I believe, (pictured) The only thing that was important were the lightening bolts secured by 4 clips.
I gently released the 4 tabs to separate the lightening bolts from their center caps. The stock Saturn Astra center caps actually consists of 4 pieces: (pictured) (center cap- not pictured as it was already assembled and put back into wheel), outer riser, aluminum square piece and a plastic Saturn overlay that connects all pieces with its 4 clips (melted into the 4 slots of the center cap) The Opel lightening bolts snap perfectly into our Saturn center caps as pictured. I was lazy and didn't paint the Saturn center caps to match the Opel caps but I'm very happy with the outcome.
Happy modding.
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Ok. Just so we're clear, the OEM Opel Astra center caps are a lot smaller than our Saturn Astra XR caps. You will go crazy looking for the right size because they don't exist. If you find 63-64mm outer with a 60 ish mm inner diameter, they aren't real and they look super fake. Luckily, I have found a next to OEM and perfect fit solution. First, I had ordered Opel Astra center cap replacements that were shipped from Lithuania I believe, (pictured) The only thing that was important were the lightening bolts secured by 4 clips.
I gently released the 4 tabs to separate the lightening bolts from their center caps. The stock Saturn Astra center caps actually consists of 4 pieces: (pictured) (center cap- not pictured as it was already assembled and put back into wheel), outer riser, aluminum square piece and a plastic Saturn overlay that connects all pieces with its 4 clips (melted into the 4 slots of the center cap) The Opel lightening bolts snap perfectly into our Saturn center caps as pictured. I was lazy and didn't paint the Saturn center caps to match the Opel caps but I'm very happy with the outcome.
Happy modding.
I'm trying to do the exact same thing... But with the 18" 5 spoke wheels. I can't find the right center cap for the life of me! I have part numbers, etc., but most either don't ship to America or the websites are in Russian or some other language. I don't know what else to do. Opel center caps would be awesome.

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