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Old 05-05-2009, 12:14 AM
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heres a pic of the rims on my 2009 ram , im wondering if anyone knows whats under the chrome hubcap/wheel cover. want to get rid of the chrome and am wondering if the rim is painted underneth the cap or if its some ugly unfinished aluminum rim.



id just pulla wheel off but the weather here has been terrible forever with rain...... that and im lazy.
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I'll trade you my Silver painted Aluminum Big Horn rims on my 2008
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the silver painted wheels are the look im after , to bad your so far away. shipping would be a killer.

i'm tryin to figure out whats under the chrome hubcap , it might be a painted rim for all i know... i guess i'll have to pull a wheel and find out. i was shocked that they where hubcaps , i was even more surprised when i asked the saleman about the hub caps and he said "no way.. thats a chrome rim" , boy was he more shocked than i was. its a aluminum wheel but just a chrome hub cap. they use the same cheap hubcap on the new challengers also. kinda cheap in my book but hey i would never have thought to check and ill give dodge credit , till you actually go to clean them you'd swear it was a chrome rim.
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YEP, when the new Wheel Design came out for the 06-07 1500's they started the crome wheel cap junk....... I like the look of the silver better really.....
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YEP, when the new Wheel Design came out for the 06-07 1500's they started the crome wheel cap junk....... I like the look of the silver better really.....
I like the silver too!
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Prolly bare steel or aluminum. I believe that chrome cover is bonded to the bare metal with super industrial strength adhesive.

Now some possibilities, if you can get that cover off, is to paint or powdercoat the wheel.
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Prolly bare steel or aluminum. I believe that chrome cover is bonded to the bare metal with super industrial strength adhesive.
yeah i took a good look at them today and thats the conclusion i came up with , they are bonded on somehow. funny thing is if i look down the lug hole and around the valve stem and it looks like they are bonded to painted rims........ DAMN DAMN DAMN , wish i would have had them swap on a set of painted rims befor i left the lot with the truck. im thinking the painted silver would look better on the truck seeing how its bright silver. time to start lookin for some dealer take off's.
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Dang dang dang, I would sure take those off your hands if we were closer. I am looking for another set of wheels to mount some more aggressive tires on.
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Do you think it is possible the caps are fastened with retainer clips? If they were removable, it would be easy to replace the cap instead of the whole rim if you damaged one. I am sure there is some kind of painted finish underneath to protect against rust. I would like to remove mine and paint them matte black.
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Sounds like we could have a deal here in the makin .
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