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st1264 04-18-2013 09:08 PM

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.

kjeeper10 04-18-2013 09:43 PM

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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

st1264 04-18-2013 09:50 PM

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.

kjeeper10 04-18-2013 09:55 PM

Wheels maybe ... All the other stuff, yeukk

Miser 04-18-2013 10:23 PM

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.

woansleftpeg 04-18-2013 10:37 PM

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.

st1264 04-18-2013 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg (Post 3654672)
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.

NFRs2000NYC 04-18-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3654323)
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.

fastNugly 04-18-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3654490)
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

Oooooooo.....I like these.

fastNugly 04-18-2013 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC (Post 3654764)
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.

This ^^^^ bang on

st1264 04-18-2013 11:13 PM

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 :nonono: let alone off road his Sahara.

NFRs2000NYC 04-18-2013 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3654787)
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 :nonono:

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.

Jkfletch7 04-18-2013 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3654787)
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 :nonono: 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.

Saleen00 04-18-2013 11:20 PM

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Ahhhhhhh shines

NFRs2000NYC 04-18-2013 11:30 PM

Until someone pays for your parts, you can buy whatever you like! If you guys like chrome, enjoy it and rock it!

st1264 04-18-2013 11:32 PM

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
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7f33cf6b.jpg

mckey73 04-18-2013 11:36 PM

I don't believe this is legal in my state yet??

Jkfletch7 04-18-2013 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3654835)
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
http://customwheel.com/custom_wheels...1MAXX6_BLK.jpg

woansleftpeg 04-18-2013 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by mckey73 (Post 3654845)
I don't believe this is legal in my state yet??

Running chrome wheels on your JK is illegal?

Jkfletch7 04-18-2013 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg (Post 3654856)

Running chrome wheels on your JK is illegal?

To some it might as well be

st1264 04-18-2013 11:46 PM

Hey, it's their Jeep... as long as you don't do this you are fine:

http://rabiscorascunhado.files.wordp...ussy_wagon.jpg

WatchThis! 04-19-2013 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC (Post 3654764)

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?

Saleen00 04-19-2013 12:37 AM

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

st1264 04-19-2013 01:03 AM

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.

Senior Chief 04-19-2013 07:29 AM

You have to be restrained adding chrome to any vehicle, or it will end up looking like a fishing lure...

st1264 04-19-2013 10:12 AM

This pic I found is similar to the one on the lot I saw, (except for the door/hood latches):

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2f1f5680.jpg

woansleftpeg 04-19-2013 10:14 AM

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.

Holleydawg 04-19-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3654323)
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.

Holleydawg 04-19-2013 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Holleydawg (Post 3656400)

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.

panthermark 04-19-2013 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC (Post 3654830)
Until someone pays for your parts, you can buy whatever you like! If you guys like chrome, enjoy it and rock it!

^This...


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