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Old 05-23-2011, 06:58 PM
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I know it comes down to personal preference and I actually like both looks. However, since my Ram came with the Chrome Pkg I decided to go with the chrome vent visors. Still getting used to the look. Almost tempted to add the chrome door pillar post and side mirror covers. I figure as long as I've gone this far with the chrome why not go all the way. Definitely planning to add the chrome fuel door and already have the chrome Mopar hood deflector on order.

What do you think? Too much chrome?
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Nice looking truck. Like you said, it is a personal choice and although I'm not big on chrome, the vent visors look good!

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First, great looking truck. Personally I don't mind some chrome, but I don't like it dripping off of the truck.
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I hear ya. Kind of wish I had gone with the smoke colored ones. I don't think I could return them once I've installed them. I might look into it just to confirm.

Getting windows tinted on Wednesday, so that's one more thing to check off my list.

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I like the contrast of paint with some chrome. I have the tinted visors on my truck but do have some other chrome Mods
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my Ram is orange, i added smoked vent visors & bug shield, everything else was black powder coated
the rims were chrome clad
i liked it as it was then

then i added rims that were black with a machine finish
now i think that i have too much black, seems to have changed the whole look

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GTyankee, your truck looks great! Love the look you came up with and really like the color.
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I have the chrome package on mine as well. I added smoke window deflectors because I like the more subdued look. Plan on adding the bug shield very soon. Front windows are getting tinted tomorrow so that should help the deflectors blend into the windows. Instead of adding chrome to the window pillars, I took the blackout tape off instead to highlight the paint (pics on another thread at http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=83107). I also plan to remove the chrome door moldings and debadge.

In short, I like some chrome just not too much. But as others have said, do what you like. It is your truck and as long as you are happy with the result, that is all that matters.
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yea like you and Cajun said, it comes down to personal preference, I personally dont like much chrome at all, so much so, that when I bought my Harley I bought a Night Train just because of the lack of chrome, but if you think it looks good thats all the matters.
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I think I'm one of the few people that actually still likes chrome, alot... but it has to be done tastefully. MY personal opinion (which I believe with all my heart is correct, lol) is this. The chrome handles, door molding, badges and steps look beyond awesome with that paint color. It is probably one of the best contrasts I have seen. However, I think that the window area looks best as a black area (front window tinted to match rear window, and the pillar covers left black), especially in your color. When you start making the 3 come together, black windows, grey paint, and chrome posts, or vents, I find it just tends to look confusing and broken up like a collage. If your truck were mine (which I sort of wish ir was), The only think I think I would change would be to paint your front grille the body color (like the sports), and leave your bumpers chrome. I think that would really tie the whole truck together.
Hope you have fun with it. Looks great.

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