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Old 12-27-2012, 10:18 PM
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I knew about em before I bought........it's not really a concern for me any how. And I think it was Stump3r who said "they would make a great looking winter rims".......that they would
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I learned about chrome clad wheels on our '04 PT Cruiser. The car companies are getting away from chrome plating where ever they can because of pollution concerns.
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I did not know anyone else had these. My truck is the only one I have seen with the chrome covers on the 17 inch wheels. I bought mine used and noticed it at the dealer, nut so far so good, they clean up nice !
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I was shocked to see the plastic chrome on the rims the first time I washed them, couldnt believe it but I still love the truck and they look great. I hope they hold up for awhile , I dont really want to buy new ones.
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Yeah, I'm another one that was shocked to find out they are plastic covers. They do look good shined up though and receive plenty of compliments. I'll probably get another set of rims and tires in the near future and use the chrome clads for the winter months.
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Well i didnt know they were plastic but i did know that they were ugly and tried to get dealer to swap but to no avail.
My question is what kind of prep should i do to paint them either black or black chrome.
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My 96 ram had chrom steel. My 05 had the same rim design but they were clad and my 13 is clad. It's no suprise Im sure we all know stuff isn't built to last anymore and with all the gadgets that are being installed it only makes sence to upgrade to the latest and greatest when the time comes. I'm not going to sweat it that's just the way it is. Or if you can come across a classic Ram and restore it now you have something really cool and built to last.
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Hey All,

Yea I have had my truck for about a month now and the first time I washed them and the water hit they sounded hollow. I was shocked at first and then found this post. After reading I am less upset but still felt like a loaded sport model would have had actual rims and not covers. In the end I like the "Nice Winter Wheel" idea and would look more towards something nicer for the summer.
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The irony is that the rim behind the cover is exactly the same shape. And its alloy. It just doesn't have a nice durable finish on it.
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I figured out a couple days after I bought my truck exactly what "chrome clad" on the window sticker meant. All I can say is that I definitely wasn't impressed, but it still doesn't make me regret it in any way. Hopefully the rest of it is built of solid parts though...
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