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Old 07-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Why do they put chrome on new Jeeps? I went to one dealer and most of what they had were chromed out Jeeps. Chrome grills, wheels, door handle accents, mirrors...to each his own but to me it just doesn't look right.

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x2--but it is nice and shiny.

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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(Begin sarcastic voice) I like the jk all chrome grille (end sarcasm) I guess it looks cool if thats all you want your jeep to do, but for me its just another thing that will look like poo when it gets all scratched up.
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Jeeps are about capability and practicality. I had this conversation with a buddy at work who has a blinged out JK. He brought up a "Good???" point, all the bling makes it easier to spot from the air in the event your stranded. I replied that if he spent all that bling money on proper tires, lockers, winch, jerry cans, etc..... He wouldnt be stranded.
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Why do they put chrome on new Jeeps? I went to one dealer and most of what they had were chromed out Jeeps. Chrome grills, wheels, door handle accents, mirrors...to each his own but to me it just doesn't look right.
Hi profit, 'Mopar chrome package' options and dealer add-on junk. It's about the money!
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Hi profit, 'Mopar chrome package' options and dealer add-on junk. It's about the money!
This is exactly right. There's probably a 3-5% profit margin on the jeep and the options are 10-15% profit. That's why you don't see a whole lot of plain base models on car lots.
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Jeeps are about capability and practicality. I had this conversation with a buddy at work who has a blinged out JK. He brought up a "Good???" point, all the bling makes it easier to spot from the air in the event your stranded. I replied that if he spent all that bling money on proper tires, lockers, winch, jerry cans, etc..... He wouldnt be stranded.
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Chromed out Wranglers just don't look right.
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Who gives a **** what people do to THEIR jeeps.
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My cousin bought a Rubi about 6 months ago. He told me the first thing he did was have the dealer put on the chrome steps and tube bumpers. He's coming from the shiny chrome Harley crowd so I'm not sure why it surprised me.

The first time he went wheeling with me I told him to take the side steps off and put the Rubirails back on. He didn't and he learned the hard way. F'd up his shiny chrome steps and ripped apart his tube bumper. He tells me, I thought those things would be stronger. I explained to him they are just decoration.
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I'm guilty. I have chrome on my Jeep. In my defense though, when we decided on a Jeep we wanted one ASAP. Went to the dealer, and the only 2 door they had with the tow package in manual also had a chrome bumper and side steps. Plus being kinda new to Jeepin, we thought it looked alright.

The side steps are now leaning against the wall in the garage, though I think I'm going to have to put them back on to stop the rooster tails of dirt and mud up the side. I'm considering having the steps and bumper powder coated, actually.

Out of the 7-10 Wranglers on the lot, there may have been one or two without some sort of chrome. Several had the full package - grill, door handles, tail light guards etc.
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I'm shocked that KSCrude hasn't weighed in on this thread.
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I think it looks awful, personally. I'm even planning on blacking out the chrome "Jeep" lettering on my grille. I also don't like chrome wheels, or even wheels that are just shiny. I want no shiny crap on my jeep--none. Got it? Do not like. Ugh.

That said, I got no problem with it if other folks like it. That's cool. I still think it's neat that we can all make our jeeps however we want, so if you like it, go to town.
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When I bought my 2010 Sport it had Chrome hub caps....thank god that was the only chrome I removed them before I left the lot no one saw them and then I went home and removed the JEEP logo on the front grill
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IMHO... the all black crowd is just as bad. Every jeep is black this, black that. All copy cats. My best friend has an all black, it looks cool, but I have the 70th anniversary in bronze pearl coat. The chrome accents simply look better than flat black! I swapped out the Mirrors, door handles, loop, hood latch, added euro guards... Ok, one piece of cheese! The putco grille inserts. But i get a lot of complements on those!! Oh, and still keeping black bumpers. Still factory, but when I upgrade, they will be black. I am still looking for trails in southern new England! Maybe my opinions will change with some mud!!
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I think it looks awful, personally. I'm even planning on blacking out the chrome "Jeep" lettering on my grille. I also don't like chrome wheels, or even wheels that are just shiny. I want no shiny crap on my jeep--none. Got it? Do not like. Ugh.

That said, I got no problem with it if other folks like it. That's cool. I still think it's neat that we can all make our jeeps however we want, so if you like it, go to town.
I took a little high test fishing line, a little elbow grease and a couple of blisters on my fingers but you can slide the line behind the letters to get the letters off and then just slowly and carefully work the remaining "glue" off with your fingers and a little goo gone.

I've debadged my entire jeep and couldn't be happier.
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IMHO... the all black crowd is just as bad. Every jeep is black this, black that. All copy cats. My best friend has an all black, it looks cool, but I have the 70th anniversary in bronze pearl coat. The chrome accents simply look better than flat black! I swapped out the Mirrors, door handles, loop, hood latch, added euro guards... Ok, one piece of cheese! The putco grille inserts. But i get a lot of complements on those!! Oh, and still keeping black bumpers. Still factory, but when I upgrade, they will be black. I am still looking for trails in southern new England! Maybe my opinions will change with some mud!!
Pics or I don't believe it.

I'm not a big fan of the all black either.

Bottom line is that Mopar wouldn't make a chrome package if it didn't sell, and Q-tec wouldn't have 20 pages of its catalog dedicated to aftermarket chrome accessories if they didn't sell.

Somebody is buying this stuff. You--and many others--like it. So sport it proudly!

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I took a little high test fishing line, a little elbow grease and a couple of blisters on my fingers but you can slide the line behind the letters to get the letters off and then just slowly and carefully work the remaining "glue" off with your fingers and a little goo gone.

I've debadged my entire jeep and couldn't be happier.
I like the lettering, actually. I just wish it was gloss black rather than chrome. It's funny, debadging is yet another of those some love it some don't kind of things.
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I like the lettering, actually. I just wish it was gloss black rather than chrome. It's funny, debadging is yet another of those some love it some don't kind of things.
Take it off and paint it gloss black.
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A little bit of chrome looks good and it goes with just about any color.
Chrome is universal.
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I like chrome-I've got chrome all over my jeep !!

It blinds the Forrestry Rangers !!

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Take it off and paint it gloss black.
Yep, that's the plan. Just got to around to if--not exactly mission critical if you know what I mean.
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I like chrome-I've got chrome all over my jeep !!

It blinds the Forrestry Rangers !!

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Heh Heh, I haven't seen that one for a while !!


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Well i have a bit of Chrome/stainless steel on my TJ but you're right, people now have way too much crap on their cars now...
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I like the lettering, actually. I just wish it was gloss black rather than chrome. It's funny, debadging is yet another of those some love it some don't kind of things.
Doesnt GLOSS = SHINEY????
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Doesnt GLOSS = SHINEY????
LMAO gottchya
Yeah, but black is COOLER.
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It really is no different than the Harley crowd and I was guilty of it (on my Harley)...
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Well, to each his own, when it comes to mods, but most of us here seem to forget that most jeeps will never see a trail.

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