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Feedback on Adding Chrome Wheels to a JK

What's your take on chrome wheels for a '11 JK Sport 2-door Bright Silver.

Seems like black is the new chrome nowadays. I like the Raceline.


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It your jeep, do what you want. You are not going to find a lot of love for the look though.

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Bacon.

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I like bacon ;

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My thirty something Son also didn't like the idea. I like the feedback. 0 yes 4 no

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Whatever. You do you.

I tend to favor function more than form.

I for one would take a some utilitarian cheapo chrome steelie wheels over some pimped out 24 inch high-dollar dubs anyday.

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My vote on aftermarket products is for functionality. Like a rearview mirror in a Ferrari, if it isn't useful, rip that shit out.

So, my 2˘ goes something like this...

There should never be any Chrome on any vehicle made of purpose.

Polished aluminum is acceptable, provided the item is functional and/or serves a legitimate purpose.
“Dress up” items, like “Brass knuckle” grab handles in polished Al, does not qualify as acceptable...it's not the material, it's the design - like some guido wannabe that watches reruns of The Situation with the whole ghey drama-ed cast while looking for fashion tips.

Same goes for faux beadlocks or any wheel that's more aesthetic design than engineering.
How do you tell the difference?
It takes longer to clean the wheels than it does to clean the vehicle, true beadlocks not withstanding...and it looks like you could break 'em first time out, off the beaten path.
You may never intend to be so adventurous, but wheels are serious business...particularly, if you think you'll never need to count on 'em.
I have three fire extinguishers in my house and there's a 100' garden hose that's always connected. I'm hoping I never need to use them on a fire, much like some of us hope to never hit a curb, at speed, while mall crawlin'.

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This thread is boring without a poll. I vote bacon!

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I vote Pork Belly
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post #10 of 16 Old 12-10-2019, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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My vote on aftermarket products is for functionality. Like a rearview mirror in a Ferrari, if it isn't useful, rip that shit out.

So, my 2˘ goes something like this...

There should never be any Chrome on any vehicle made of purpose.

Polished aluminum is acceptable, provided the item is functional and/or serves a legitimate purpose.
“Dress up” items, like “Brass knuckle” grab handles in polished Al, does not qualify as acceptable...it's not the material, it's the design - like some guido wannabe that watches reruns of The Situation with the whole ghey drama-ed cast while looking for fashion tips.

Same goes for faux beadlocks or any wheel that's more aesthetic design than engineering.
How do you tell the difference?
It takes longer to clean the wheels than it does to clean the vehicle, true beadlocks not withstanding...and it looks like you could break 'em first time out, off the beaten path.
You may never intend to be so adventurous, but wheels are serious business...particularly, if you think you'll never need to count on 'em.
I have three fire extinguishers in my house and there's a 100' garden hose that's always connected. I'm hoping I never need to use them on a fire, much like some of us hope to never hit a curb, at speed, while mall crawlin'. <a href="https://www.jkowners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" >:-)</a>

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2˘ comments are presented for entertainment value, or not. It's your Jeep...do it up any way you want. <a href="https://www.jkowners.com/forum/images/smilies/beer.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Beer" >:-)</a>
Fantastic response, thank you.

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Bacon? Asking for a Jeep guys.

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Bacon. Spending money on something that does nothing is not bacon.

I am a troll. Do not take my advice. It isn't going to help.
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Found an old-fashioned meat market down the road from the trailer park. They got thick-cut bacon to die for. And just in case a 1/8" of pure heaven ain't enough ... they'll cut it it any thickness ya want while ya wait.

Fuckin' outstandin'.


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Found an old-fashioned meat market down the road from the trailer park. They got thick-cut bacon to die for. And just in case a 1/8" of pure heaven ain't enough ... they'll cut it it any thickness ya want while ya wait.

Fuckin' outstandin'.


(Chrome don't get ya home)
1/4" bacon strips on a cast iron skillet over a wood fire and having that bacon scent drifting around camp makes alot of friends.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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