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Old 09-06-2012, 10:42 AM
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Anyone with painted bumpers that wants to trade for chrome I'd swap you straight up. I like the chrome but like I said I think I'd slightly rather have painted. Just not willing to dish out a ton of money for it. My bumpers are in good shape And I'd probably consider any color....we could work a deal...
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When we looked at used RAMs we noticed every stone chip/pit on chromed bumpers became rust pretty quickly; that pushed us to the Sport model right quick.

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lol I guess you haven't seen the "other" thread...
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Just a bit off topic
Just for information

I just priced the front bumper cover piece on the Sport models
i thought that mine was damaged, it was less then $300 including tax

Tailgates are $419 before taxes, not painted
Rear bumper bar, ( i think that is the outside piece ) on the painted bumper, price unknown until tomorrow, when it arrives
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I'm also a fan of chrome.

However, there's a real fine line when too much added chrome starty to look "cheesy."

After reading all the de-badge threads on these boards, I de-badged one side of my truck about two weeks ago to see whether I'd like it. I stood there for a good hour or so looking from different angles and in different lighting conditions; I didn't like it and put the badges right back on. It just appeared bare/naked to me.

I do believe some colored trucks look A LOT better than others whether it be de-badged and/or chromed out.

IMO, the secret with the chromed out look is to have a nice flow from one end of the truck, wrapping around to the other. It's when odd bits-n-pieces of chrome additions are put on that totally ruins the truck's/car's appearence. The biggest mistake people make is adding ADDITIONAL chrome accents to give their ride the "rich" or "classy" appearence.... it so does not!

I saw a late model truck [Titan] just yesterday that, apart from the vehicle's paint [gun-metal grey] just about everything else was chromed out if it wasn't glass. This cat even had a chromed out sunroof wind deflector and splash gaurds which I'd never seen before. But hey, who am I to judge.... right?

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.... oh, and so was the windshield's trim surround.

Go figure....
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That sounds like a Ram that i see here in my town, every now & then
It has so much chrome on it, that i didn't notice until recently that it is a Dually
I believe it has Mexican plates on it, they seem to like the chromed out look over there
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IIRC total cost for all parts needed for the sport front bumper is $1,000 + and that's not painted...
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That sounds like a Ram that i see here in my town, every now & then
It has so much chrome on it, that i didn't notice until recently that it is a Dually
I believe it has Mexican plates on it, they seem to like the chromed out look over there
I hear ya.

You know when you have too much chrome? When the people behind and in front of you in traffic have to wear their shades because of the sun's reflection off all those accents.

It happens in my neck-o-the woods all too often, as well.

I'm sure many here know what I'm speaking of....
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Chrome rims and gas tank covers are as far as I go. Chrome vent shades drive me crazy when I see them. Especially on dark colored trucks. The less chrome on the body of the truck, the better. But thats just my opinion.
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