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e-man67 07-17-2011 02:25 PM

Why do they put...
 
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.

jp2611 07-17-2011 02:32 PM

x2--but it is nice and shiny. :)

LilYeller 07-17-2011 02:35 PM

(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.

HillbillyJeeper 07-17-2011 02:44 PM

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.

Up Hill Bill 07-17-2011 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by e-man67 (Post 1386455)
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! :nonono:

oilwell1415 07-17-2011 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill (Post 1386521)
Hi profit, 'Mopar chrome package' options and dealer add-on junk. It's about the money! :nonono:

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.

kelly0 07-17-2011 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by HillbillyJeeper (Post 1386510)
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.

:rofl:

JohnT11 07-17-2011 04:31 PM

Chromed out Wranglers just don't look right.

kjeeper10 07-17-2011 04:44 PM

Who gives a **** what people do to THEIR jeeps.

Scooter_Trash 07-17-2011 05:01 PM

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. :doh:

chrisojk 07-17-2011 05:13 PM

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.

daggo66 07-17-2011 08:15 PM

I'm shocked that KSCrude hasn't weighed in on this thread.:angel:

MTH 07-17-2011 08:30 PM

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. :thumb:

chucky cheese 07-17-2011 08:44 PM

When in chrome, do as the chromans do.

jadampowell 07-17-2011 08:52 PM

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

frank70th 07-17-2011 09:25 PM

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!!

SteveSh 07-17-2011 09:35 PM

Why black out lettering on the Jeep?
 
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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 1387347)
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. :thumb:

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.

MTH 07-17-2011 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by frank70th
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. :D

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!

Not my thing, but it ain't my jeep. :thumb:

MTH 07-17-2011 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by SteveSh

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.

Scooter_Trash 07-17-2011 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MTH

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.

SilverSport 07-17-2011 10:10 PM

A little bit of chrome looks good and it goes with just about any color.
Chrome is universal.

JIMBOX 07-17-2011 10:23 PM

:whistling: I like chrome-I've got chrome all over my jeep !!

It blinds the Forrestry Rangers !!

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

MTH 07-17-2011 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Scooter_Trash

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. :thumb:

SilverSport 07-17-2011 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 1387738)
:whistling: I like chrome-I've got chrome all over my jeep !!

It blinds the Forrestry Rangers !!

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Tell that to Yogi Bear. :rofl:

JIMBOX 07-17-2011 10:28 PM

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


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Originally Posted by SilverRubi (Post 1387751)
Tell that to Yogi Bear. :rofl:

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

ScottishDrunk23 07-17-2011 11:11 PM

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...

repauli1 07-18-2011 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MTH

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????
LMAO gottchya

MTH 07-18-2011 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by repauli1

Doesnt GLOSS = SHINEY????
LMAO gottchya

Yeah, but black is COOLER. :D

e-man67 07-18-2011 07:14 AM

It really is no different than the Harley crowd and I was guilty of it (on my Harley)...

bbtj 07-18-2011 09:21 AM

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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