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Old 04-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Anyone run Chrome Wheels on their JK?

It seems most like black wheels on their JK's now... just wondering if anyone still likes chrome. I lean towards black as well, but I like SS or chrome centercaps/lugs or something in contrast to the black wheel...

I have put chrome wheels on pickups and cars in the past, not sure how good they'd look on a JK.

Anyone run chrome?

Feel free to post pics of your chrome wheels (if anyone has them) on your JK. I'd like to see how they look, is all.

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Never cared for black wheels especially on my black JK. For me now, its function over form.
Unless the jeep is 100% street, I wouldn't want to destroy a pretty chrome wheel.

How about a 2 tone. Like these Black rock vipers ?

Black with a machines finish. Very nice looking wheel. I ran the Tungsten vipers before my current ZX's
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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I saw a used JK on a lot here recently... it had all the chrome stuff on it, wheels/fuel door/door latches/hood latches/steps/tailight guards, etc and it looked interesting. Didn't think it was "me" but as a 'street only' Jeep it was cool. Again, I doubt I'd be that flashy but someone really liked that bling look.
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Wheels maybe ... All the other stuff, yeukk
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #5
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Chrome looks good on a white, or Black JK, but only if you are a Mall Crawler.
I seen a all Black 4 DR Rubicon and he had everything chromed hinges, mirror's, wheels, bumper, brush guard, grill, fuel cap and it was very interesting to look at, a real eye catcher!
I am not into chrome.
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I think that chrome used well can look awesome, but it's very easy to overuse and look tacky. When I replace the wheels on my black JKU I want to use something like the one in kjeeper's post - chrome used as a highlight rather than the main theme.
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I think that chrome used well can look awesome, but it's very easy to overuse and look tacky. When I replace the wheels on my black JKU I want to use something like the one in kjeeper's post - chrome used as a highlight rather than the main theme.
I strongly agree. Think we're on the same page. I saw some machined/clear coated aluminum wheels and thought they looked great. Not as flashy as chrome but nicer than the silver aluminum that many people have.
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It seems most like black wheels on their JK's now... just wondering if anyone still likes chrome. I lean towards black as well, but I like SS or chrome centercaps/lugs or something in contrast to the black wheel...

I have put chrome wheels on pickups and cars in the past, not sure how good they'd look on a JK.

Anyone run chrome?

Feel free to post pics of your chrome wheels (if anyone has them) on your JK. I'd like to see how they look, is all.
The problem with chrome (or polished) wheels is if you wheel, they get scratched, nicked, pitted, etc, and look like crap. Can't touch up chrome.
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Never cared for black wheels especially on my black JK. For me now, its function over form.
Unless the jeep is 100% street, I wouldn't want to destroy a pretty chrome wheel.

How about a 2 tone. Like these Black rock vipers ?

Black with a machines finish. Very nice looking wheel. I ran the Tungsten vipers before my current ZX's
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:09 PM   #10
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The problem with chrome (or polished) wheels is if you wheel, they get scratched, nicked, pitted, etc, and look like crap. Can't touch up chrome.
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I wouldn't off road with chrome... not all JK'rs off road, therefore I thought some would run chrome. Guy across the street never had his freedom top off, ever let alone off road his Sahara.
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I wouldn't off road with chrome... not all JK'rs off road, therefore I thought some would run chrome. Guy across the street never had his freedom top off, ever
Usually even the guys that don't wheel at least want their rig to LOOK like they do, so they modify accordingly. Personally, chrome isn't my style, but if you like it, that's all that matters. I would probably recommend a polished wheel rather than chrome. At least if you scratch them, you'll be able to polish it out, and not worry about having the wheel re-dipped.
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I wouldn't off road with chrome... not all JK'rs off road, therefore I thought some would run chrome. Guy across the street never had his freedom top off, ever let alone off road his Sahara.
I'm sure the hate train will roll in on this picture but I don't really care. I off road with chrome and I love it. Although I'm still waiting for somebody to buy my ugly chrome grille so I can get a wild boar one.
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Ahhhhhhh shines
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Until someone pays for your parts, you can buy whatever you like! If you guys like chrome, enjoy it and rock it!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #16
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I like something similar to this... chrome or machined accents to a black wheel or vice/versa, think they'd look great on my Black JKU:
American Racing Fuel Black Machined
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I don't believe this is legal in my state yet??
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I like something similar to this... chrome or machined accents to a black wheel or vice/versa, think they'd look great on my Black JKU:
American Racing Fuel Black Machined
The wheels I have come in a similar color scheme too
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I don't believe this is legal in my state yet??
Running chrome wheels on your JK is illegal?
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Running chrome wheels on your JK is illegal?
To some it might as well be
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:46 PM   #21
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Hey, it's their Jeep... as long as you don't do this you are fine:

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The problem with chrome (or polished) wheels is if you wheel, they get scratched, nicked, pitted, etc, and look like crap. Can't touch up chrome.
We are supposed to tuch stuff up?
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Black, polished,chrome who cares,it's personal taste or what it came with and if its your Jk you can do what ever you want to your jeep. I have shiny wheels and that's that. If anyone wants to buy me some black rims I'll thick about putting them on. Till then 😎smile and go get them dirty
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I'm not judging, I want to see the chrome and shiny ones if anyone's running them. JK looks great in most aftermarket wheels/tires in my opinion. It's nice to see what other people have decided to get.
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You have to be restrained adding chrome to any vehicle, or it will end up looking like a fishing lure...
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This pic I found is similar to the one on the lot I saw, (except for the door/hood latches):

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I don't like the grille and the roof would look much better if it was body coloured, but the wheels, bumper, side steps and fuel door look good.
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It seems most like black wheels on their JK's now... just wondering if anyone still likes chrome. I lean towards black as well, but I like SS or chrome centercaps/lugs or something in contrast to the black wheel...

I have put chrome wheels on pickups and cars in the past, not sure how good they'd look on a JK.

Anyone run chrome?

Feel free to post pics of your chrome wheels (if anyone has them) on your JK. I'd like to see how they look, is all.
I'll be getting my chrome MT Classic II's next week. I'll post pics after the install.
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I'll be getting my chrome MT Classic II's next week. I'll post pics after the install.
There are really polished, really shines. Everything else is red with black accents.
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