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Old 10-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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chrome rims

I bought my tj about a month ago and it came with chrome rims (16" 32's). I need opinions...do they have to go?
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:35 AM   #2
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My personal opinion. Not fond of chrome rims...But those aren't the worst i've seen...If you do the right prep work and wanna save some cabbage, you could paint them (black)

EDIT: Remember tho, it's your Jeep, do whatever the hell you want with it, as long as YOU like it!

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Old 10-07-2010, 09:40 AM   #3
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x2 If you like them, then keep them. If you don't, then do something about it. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. Unless of course you go putting every chrome flammywhammer that Autozone has on your Jeep If you do that, the ninjas will strike when you least expect it...
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:47 AM   #4
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Those don't look bad, and there's nothing wrong with chrome if you like it on your jeep.

I'd say there's better ways to spend the money that new rims would cost.
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If YOU like them, KEEP them!
When and IF you get tired of them or they get torn up on the trails then they'd look great with a few coats of semi gloss black on them too.
Those aren't a bad looking wheel at all, would look a whole lot better stuffed in the middle of a set of 35's though!
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:25 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input. I think I'll go nuts on the trail and look foward to painting them.
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Mine used to be all pretty and shiny, then they got some pretty good rock rash and I finally painted them this summer.

I actually like them a lot better all black. Man did I take a ribbing from the guys when they were shiny though, you should have heard all the carp they said. I took it with a grin and a shrug though.
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once you go black....you never go back!!!
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:26 AM   #9
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Aint that the truth lol....no black for me thanks
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #10
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I'm not a big fan of chrome, that's why I was asking. I don't even have chrome rims on my stang.
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Nice rims...but too much BLING for me!
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Its all preference...black is in for now....a few years it will be something else
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If it takes polishing or constant re-painting, I'm not interested.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:22 PM   #14
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id powder coat em a flat black, the wont chip as easy as paint
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I like chrome, on my Harley, but I don't like black either.
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If you like them then keep them but personally i'm not a fan of chrome on a jeep (or any 4x4)
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:21 PM   #17
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Love my $58 a pop JCWhitney rims.
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There's just something about the Jeep whose basic body design and shape dates back to WWII that begs not to have trendy wheels installed onto it. Mitsubishis, Hondas, etc. yes... but not the Jeep.
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Dang it Jerry if we didn't move away from the past,well we'd still be using rotary dial phones.Sears and roebuck toilet paper.Split rims.Down draft carbadators.Magnetos.Sherman tanks.Cap and balls.Black and white tv's.Come to think of it,man I miss the old days.Chrome won't getcha home.......
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Dang it Jerry if we didn't move away from the past,well we'd still be using rotary dial phones.Sears and roebuck toilet paper.Split rims.Down draft carbadators.Magnetos.Sherman tanks.Cap and balls.Black and white tv's.Come to think of it,man I miss the old days.Chrome won't getcha home.......
Don't forget 8 track tapes and leaded gasoline....
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I still remember cruising in my canary yellow '57 Chevy with my "Mad Man" Muntz 8-track player playing the Byrds.
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No doubt.If we don't stop this evovling thing,we are gonna bump into our own ass and everything is gonna explode.
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I still remember cruising in my canary yellow '57 Chevy with my "Mad Man" Muntz 8-track player playing the Byrds.
Did you have a set of moon eyes on yer fender?
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I,too had Mooneyes on my vehicles!I can appreciate most any vehicle,PROVIDED that it is TASTEFULLY done!With that being said,I totally agree that trendy wheels look horrible on most every vehicle I have ever seen.Case in point-I had a late 90's Crown Victoria pull up beside me at a redlight,with 28" gaudy chrome wheels,and decals all over it bragging about it.Through all my laughter,I realized that this car was TALLER than my Jeep!Things such as that are tacky beyond belief,and my position on chrome on a Jeep has been stated multiple times on here-The only chrome that should even be around any Jeep is on the wrenches in the toolbox!Chrome won't get you home,and is far better suited for Cadillacs,Buicks,and old classic cars!If I could figure out a good way to do it,I would install 16.5" Military wheels on my Jeep,and leave them olive drab!CHROME SUCKS!

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