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    LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Was wondering what my stock 18" rims would look like in chrome. Ran across
    LA Wheel & Tire chrome exchange program. Basically you trade your rims for chrome rims at about $200 a rim. Anyone have more information or first hand experience with this exchangr program?

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    It looks awesome enough. I think it would be a good deal, especially for those with the painted 20"s, they can have "real" chrome rims compared to us with the Chrome Tech rims!

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    I have considered trading my 20's for chrome 18's several times! (same company) Outer diameter is same so speedo and computer should all be happy and I get a larger sidewall tire and a softer ride. Of course I have to buy new 18" tires also and guess I don't dislike the 20" ride enough to pull the trigger.........

    Final thought.............a real chromed wheel WILL pit in 3 years if you live in a salt/snow environment!! (been there, done that many times over the years) The OEM chrome- techs can be repaired if cracked/chipped and will not rust/flake/dull for many years. just a thought.

    Good luck, I applaud your taste in wheels!

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    duplicate....

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    I had two bad experiences with LA Wheels and Tire. I used Marcus at US Wheel Exchange. Let him know you were referred by David in Colorado Springs. Pics to follow.

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    My 2010 SRX with 18" Chrome Exchange Wheels from Marcus at uswheelexchange.com
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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Very interested in you comment about the OEM Chrome Clad wheels being repairable. I thought the cladding was plastic with some kind of chrome lamanent. Local car wash ruined my front rim which they are replacing (cost ~$450 for just the rim) but only a minor blimish to the back one. Not worth replacing but I would like to have repaired.

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Thanks David, The rims look great! Your experience with US Wheel Exchange was positive from your post. How was the pricing, service?
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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Wow! Those make the 18's POP!

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryNL View Post
    Very interested in you comment about the OEM Chrome Clad wheels being repairable. I thought the cladding was plastic with some kind of chrome lamanent. Local car wash ruined my front rim which they are replacing (cost ~$450 for just the rim) but only a minor blimish to the back one. Not worth replacing but I would like to have repaired.
    Hi. While surfing thru Google for 2010 SRX chrome wheels, I stumbled on a co that repairs the outer plastic-chrome layer, which is epoxyed onto an alloy rim underneath. I can;t locate right now but look a bit on Google, for above and Chrome wheel repair. I only saw 1 guy!

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Pricing was lower than LA Wheel and Tire and the Service was Great! The Chrome Wheels arrived on Thursday, I put them on my SRX Friday and mailed the old rims back. By the following Thursday the core charge of $800 was back in my bank. Also I live in Colorado where we use magnesium chloride on the roads in the winter. US Wheel puts a 5 years "no pitting" guarantee for magnesium chloride on their chrome wheels, LA Wheel does not.

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    dpamess, I talked to Marcus from US wheel exchange today. They are in fact higher in price than LA wheel and tire ($268.75 a wheel) after refund.
    However it's hard to ignore 5 years of warranty against pitting and peeling. I suppose chewing on the additional cost for a while will soften the blow
    a bit and it will give me time to figure out how to slide one large past the wife.
    Once again, your wheels look great, the only slight issue I have is that the crest logo is chromed, would be nice if somehow they could've retained
    the color of the caddy logo.

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Agreed about logo. Wheels looks very good. I got chromed caps w / COLORED center caps from Ebay and added to my OEM chrome wheels. looks great and are wearing great after 20 car washes. See my album for pix.

    I think seller was BigDaddyCaddy, on Ebay......... There are others. He was SUPER reliable and worked w/ me on all shipping costs.

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Wow, what a difference the chrome made. Those wheels look really sharp! I wish there was a company that would do that up here in Canuckville

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    Re: LA Wheel & Tire "CHROME EXCHANGE" rims??

    Quote Originally Posted by dpamess View Post
    Pricing was lower than LA Wheel and Tire and the Service was Great! The Chrome Wheels arrived on Thursday, I put them on my SRX Friday and mailed the old rims back. By the following Thursday the core charge of $800 was back in my bank. Also I live in Colorado where we use magnesium chloride on the roads in the winter. US Wheel puts a 5 years "no pitting" guarantee for magnesium chloride on their chrome wheels, LA Wheel does not.
    LA Wheel's show-quality chrome contains the highest quality nickel in the industry, as well as chrome, making them more resistant to corrosion. We also offer WinterChrome wheels, which use a PVD process that allows to do a simple 5 year warranty on WinterChrome wheels that includes corrosion!

    Just FYI

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