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    Default ECStuning + Alzor wheels = FAIL!!!

    VWVortex.com - :: ECS Tuning :: Alzor Alloy Wheels - Mk5 Fitment Now Available !!!!!!

    ECS tuning said their newly introduced Alzor wheels (style 620) were ball seat lug bolt and OEM center cap compatible.

    I went ahead with this, and ordered a set.

    Haven't tested the ball seat bolt claim... but the OEM center caps they advertised as fitting do not fit.

    With many PM's over the whoretex, jon@ecstuning attitude is: "go f yourself. Not responsible for false information" I even asked if I can order blank center caps from them, to no avail. Contacted the "manufacturer", to no avail either.

    that's enough for me not to want to order from ECS again.
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    Thats weird, all CS I received from ECS was top notch. Only complaint is shipping is a little on the high end. Sorry to hear
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    There shipping sucks and sometimes there customer service is iffy.......
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    I don't know the name of it, I just know the sound it makes when it lies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeman View Post
    Thats weird, all CS I received from ECS was top notch. Only complaint is shipping is a little on the high end. Sorry to hear
    Prior to the Alzor wheels... ECS has been good to me.

    These days, I use JC@DouglasVW.com (his vortex screen name) to buy parts at Douglas VW in Summit, NJ, which is reasonably close to work.
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    You do realize there are multiple different oem centercap style/sizes right?

    That's the case for the B6 & B7's at least, and wouldn't be surprised if it's the same for the VW. When I bought my VMR's, the centercap is to audi oem spec for size, but my oem audi wheels had a different centercap that was slightly too large and I had to buy centercaps from ebay off another audi to match.

    I really don't see why you're that upset over a set of centercaps. Pick up a used set/ebay for under $50 and be done. True they should have specified the exact diameter for the "oem" centercaps to fit, but to me, centercaps are something that you expect to have to pick up after you get the wheels, ESP at that price point! At the end of the day, you're getting a new set of 19" wheels for $700, I don't know how much you can really expect at that price. . .
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    Here's the thing, since ECS tuning states that VW part number 3B7 601 171 [/u]FITS [/u] the wheel, you expect that they have pre-tested it, and it does fit.

    OEM / Performance Parts for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Porsche & Volkswagen - ECS Tuning

    Since my stock wheels come with the 3B7 601 171 center caps, and found that it does not fit one bit, it means ECS lied-- and they should be more accomodating to their customers.

    If some shop lied to you about sales or service, you'd be pissed also.
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    just buy some vinyl on ebay for like 2 bucks and vinyl the center caps whatever you want, sorry about your situation just saying this as a cheap alternative to having to buy more caps or something

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    Talk to your credit card company about the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTMOOOO View Post
    just buy some vinyl on ebay for like 2 bucks and vinyl the center caps whatever you want, sorry about your situation just saying this as a cheap alternative to having to buy more caps or something
    already have stickers from ebay. 2 of the 4 center caps were suitable for putting the stickers on top.

    Unfortunately..... the adhesive on the alzor sticker is quite strong.
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