just wondering if anyone has the factory 18's in chrome ive been looking and looking for months now for wheels for my 06 goat and just not sure which way to go. thinking maybe factory 18's...anyone have them pics offcourse thanks
I know this is a topic that has been discussed alot and I have searched the other threads. Does it actually make the wheel heavier with the chrome polishing? I would assume it does, but i'd like to find out.
Any disadvantages or negatives to chrome plating? And chrome and chrome plating is the same exact thing right? Because that was kinda confusing me.
I have yet to see an aluminum wheels that was chromed that didn't peel and flake.
In fact, a few years ago, I took some motorcycle parts to a body shop to be painted and the owner, seeing my '96 Impala SS, told me that he some custom chromed stock wheels in the back that he could sell me for a song.
I told him I'd pass as chrome always flakes off these things. He argued with me and pulled down a wheel and guess what? There were some small areas that were already peeling!
Powder coating though, is a pretty good idea...
Seriously, I could stand the difference when I had gotten bigger rims on my Grand Am, the car totally felt and drove different.
Chrome wheels are typically heavier and thus can change the properties of the car. I had a very bad experience, because the bigger rims I got on my Grand Am would always make the steering wheel shake and I went through brakes alot sooner than typical. Steering was heavier and the whole car just acted funny. No matter how many times I re-balanced and whatnot, something was just always off.
I love the way my car drives, I don't want it to change.
Also, can't remember who posted it, but remember when someone bought some Boyd Coddington's and lost HP on the dyno?
I know i'm probably being over cautious about it, its probably only a couple lbs each wheel.