: rims question



luciano23
05-24-09, 08:07 PM
looking for 20 inch chrome rims on ebay, and even though the rims look chrome it says material: alloy

are all chrome rims made from alloy? i thought it was 100% chrome? im confused

K STS
05-24-09, 11:05 PM
nothing is made out of "chrome," it is far too soft. Alloy (aluminum) wheels are Chrome-PLATED to give the appearance of chrome. So yes, all chrome wheels are made out of alloy.

luciano23
05-24-09, 11:16 PM
Oh ok i wasnt sure thanks alot

turnerbend
05-25-09, 01:12 AM
looking for 20 inch chrome rims on ebay, and even though the rims look chrome it says material: alloy

are all chrome rims made from alloy? i thought it was 100% chrome? im confused

What type are you looking for? Have set of 20" with tires less than 2000 miles.

K STS
05-25-09, 02:11 AM
how much? I am also interested in a set of chrome 20"s.

luciano23
05-25-09, 10:42 AM
post pics

turnerbend
05-25-09, 10:48 AM
how much? I am also interested in a set of chrome 20"s.
$1850 + shipping

K STS
05-25-09, 02:08 PM
Sorry, you can get a set on ebay for under $1,000, with a much better design.

turnerbend
05-25-09, 02:46 PM
Sorry, you can get a set on ebay for under $1,000, with a much better design.

Go for it but, be sure you are getting good quality and that the bolt pattern are correct.

bbshriver
05-26-09, 08:15 AM
Wouldn't chrome be very hard... as in too brittle? Chrome plating is usually very tough, and it's used to make tool-steel to harden the steel.

Also, a highly polished aluminum can look pretty close to chrome, especially on pictures.

next2pool
05-27-09, 03:13 PM
Chrome is very tough and surprisingly in thin plating, it is transparent. What you are really seeing is the plating underneath (usually nickle). The chrome protects the nickel plating.

WillySTS
05-27-09, 04:58 PM
nothing is made out of "chrome," it is far too soft. Alloy (aluminum) wheels are Chrome-PLATED to give the appearance of chrome. So yes, all chrome wheels are made out of alloy.

I remember when no alloy wheels were chromed, only steel wheels. Even the famed "Crager S/S" wheels weren't alloy. The rim was steel and the spoke were some sort of cast "pot metal".

bbshriver
05-28-09, 08:49 AM
Not to be a nit-picker, but steel IS an "alloy".
We just usually associate "alloy" with aluminum not entirely sure why actually, maybe because they both begin with "al"?



I remember when no alloy wheels were chromed, only steel wheels. Even the famed "Crager S/S" wheels weren't alloy. The rim was steel and the spoke were some sort of cast "pot metal".