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Is chrome too blingy?

This is a discussion on Is chrome too blingy? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I was always under the assumption that unless you have 3 piece wheels that are 15" or smaller, that chrome ...

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    Is chrome too blingy?

    I was always under the assumption that unless you have 3 piece wheels that are 15" or smaller, that chrome is for people trying to show off.
    ie: rappers and import drivers.

    But it appears a lot of camaro/firbird owners almost always go for the bling.
    Why is this?

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    so does that mean i have factory BLING cause the chrome 5-spoke Zr1 rims that were ordered for my car is for showing off...? cause i sure as shit dont see it that way. BLING to me is aftermarket crap added to the car, done in a very tasteless manner...

    not sure what exactly it is you are asking/commenting about...

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    Im referring to aftermarket rims, like corvette replicas, or TT2's.

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    Lets be honest here chrome is not just for bling.

    Chrome is the best finish available for wheels. Hell even bicycles use chrome on the rims.

    It is the best for maintenance, ease of cleaning off brake dust, toughest finish.

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    they look the best and the're easy to clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Lets be honest here chrome is not just for bling.

    Chrome is the best finish available for wheels. Hell even bicycles use chrome on the rims.

    It is the best for maintenance, ease of cleaning off brake dust, toughest finish.
    You make an excellent point, but sometimes I get the feeling like, "oh, hes got chrome rims, he must think hes ghetto or somthing" or as my friend would say
    "n!&&er-ish" (I do not condone the use of this phrase).

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    Ive got chrome 17in zo6 wheels, I have never been called "Nig*erish" or "ghetto" Most people say it gives my car more of a sports car look

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch1999 View Post
    Ive got chrome 17in zo6 wheels, I have never been called "Nig*erish" or "ghetto" Most people say it gives my car more of a sports car look
    this is good input, cuz i gotta '98 white formy and i feel like chrome would set the white off nicely. I just dont want people saying "he should have gotten them in black or somthing else, because chrome is for gangstas"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    this is good input, cuz i gotta '98 white formy and i feel like chrome would set the white off nicely. I just dont want people saying "he should have gotten them in black or somthing else, because chrome is for gangstas"
    man, go chrome and don't look back. chrome has proven itself over the years/decades. this ghey fad/trend of painted wheels (black or even body color) is just rediculous and such a waste of money. people who get black wheels, IMO, are the ones who really don't know what they want, or what looks good but want something, and they end up falling short BIG TIME...but hey, who am i to judge it's just my opinion, to each their own....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    Im referring to aftermarket rims, like corvette replicas, or TT2's.
    Not chrome. TTII's are polished.

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    Personally, it is all in good taste. The only reason I got these wheels was to run a wider back tire. Was about the same to get a set of aftermarket with a 17x11 rear (and sell the stockers) as it was to widen the stockers to 11" wide on the rear.
    Now...my ProStars are a different story. These are track use. I want them to look good, but I don't care if they aren't perfect.
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    Neither wheel is chrome. Both are polished aluminum.

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    I have 18" chrome and no body ever told me they are ghetto. I think the people doing the black rims are trying to do the "in" trendy thing. Chrome is timeless and classic. It's more in the rim design that makes them blingy.

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    In my opinion chrome is great, but too a point. you can go overboard with it. Any more than an 18 inch possibly 19 depending on the style looks overdone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    In my opinion chrome is great, but too a point. you can go overboard with it. Any more than an 18 inch possibly 19 depending on the style looks overdone.
    Most 19's and up in general look over done unless your driving a Hummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    this is good input, cuz i gotta '98 white formy and i feel like chrome would set the white off nicely. I just dont want people saying "he should have gotten them in black or somthing else, because chrome is for gangstas"
    If i get a chance ill post a pic of my car

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    thank you, that would be great.

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    It all depends on the design of the rim, sure there are BLING BLING chrome rims but there are many good looking as well.
    I dont think that black rims are "trendy thing", if you like this kind of look you go for it.(i do)

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    try to keep the rims 18" or under.

    too much bling


    just right : D

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    OOOOmy ....the red POS is to much rim to little car.

    But that black TA, that's an awesome car.

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