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    Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    Hey guys i have an 02 its silver sand and i am changing the headlights tail lights front grille and putting rims on it and i was wondering if i should go with chrome for all these things or maybe with go with black. I am putting the projector headlights in with LED taillights a chrome mesh grille insert which will obviously be chrome and 22inch wheels and i was wondering if i should stick with chrome or go with black i have all tinted windows this is a picture of the truck
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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    i vote chrome

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    Chrome!

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    chrome

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    another vote for chrome, i find black wheels get lost in the wheel wells

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    Chrome would fit that color better

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    Chrome. Blacck wouldnt look too good on silver

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    I've only seen black wheels look good on black or white cars...

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    Color change to black than black rims!

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    Chrome. Black only looks good on white or black paint.

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    i was figuring chrome to i just wanted to hear other ppls opinions also thanks guys ill post pics when i get all the stuff put on!

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    you should do something black lip with a machined stripe and face it would look hot on that pewter color! check out the 2 crave wheel line they got some really nice wheels! the machined parts of the wheel will match up great to the paint and black goes with most anything!! but thats just a wheel guys opinion!! lol

    http://2cravealloys.com/

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    another vote for chrome

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    I love the look of chrome, but I don't think I'lll go that way anymore. Powdercoated is the way too go for long term good looks with minimal maintenance.

    I had Polished Aluminum rims on my first car. They were never as shiny and a pain to polish (because of the shape of the rim).
    I had Chrome rims on my next car when I was down in Florida. I had more time in school to wash them weekly and they were kept in good shape. Too bad I found the car on my landscaping rocks one morning.

    My dad had chrome rims on the denali and a different set on the next suburban. Both became badly pitted after 1-2 years. Yes, he kept them on all year round and it was mostly the truck we took to Vermont or crappy weather truck, but he did have the truck washed regularly.

    I have chrome rims on my EXT. They have been on for 3 summers now (I use the oem's as a winter set). Because I don't wash them regularly, they are pitted and dont have a deep shine. Cleaning them is easy but I don't do it too much. The only time I drive the truck in the summer is when it rains. The brake dust kills the rims. I'm pretty much SOL. Most people won't powder coat over them and rechroming them would be more than a new set. If they were polished, they could be fixed with a bit of elbow grease.


    My dad's new truck has chrome "powdercoat". He bought all black rims and the chrome powercoating came out amazing. It's not as shiny as real chrome, but its really close. He has a 5 year warranty. They've been through 1 winter so far with no issues.


    I'd say the biggest thing when selecting a rim is get a rim that easy to clean.
    I have these and they are pretty easy to clean:http://www.thewheelconnection.com/ph...&brandsearch=1
    Martin Bros wheels have sick designs, but I feel bad for the person that needs to clean them. http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....os_Wheels_.cfm

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    Re: Want to know if i should go with black rims or chrome

    i do agree it is hard to clean any kind of rims which is why i am sticking with the stock rims until i can afford some different ones but i might wait untill i get it paid off first and i live on a dirt road

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