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Old 04-25-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Okay, lets try this again....

First off, I have to say, I really appreciate all of your guys help.... and yes, I do get myself pretty worked up sometimes over "little things" like wheels :-) LOL But please don't let me drive you guys crazy, the way I do myself sometimes :-)

Anyway, after a good night of sleep, AND some good thinking by 'Nashtruck', I have actually had to step back and reevaluate the whole direction I'm going here....

Okay, I have explained how I am going for the "outdoors'y, tough look... the stone green paint (not really green, but I still think it looks awesome) and no chrome anywhere (completely blacked out) and my Mossy Oak Shadow Grass kick panels to match my truck, right ?
Alright well, I'm the first to admit, my styling idea would look GREAT, on a big, lifted, 4wd, with 35" tires, all kinds of beefed up suspension, yada, yada....
But for my purposes, that is completely out of the question. I need fuel economy, and functionality "on the street".
None the less, I think I had let myself get pulled into the other direction with wheels > big wheels, wide, low profile tires.... You know, like a straight up "inner-city street cruiser".....
But come on ! How well would that go with my styling idea ??? Probably not very well, huh ?


So, here we are. Now I'm thinking that maybe even the stock 17's or 18's would look okay, so long as they are blacked out {as a temporary thing, even just scotch brighted and sprayed with satin black might suffice). Only thing is, the 17's that are going to come on it, are the "chrome clad" steel {almost impossible to paint} so if I'm going to do anything with the wheels that are on it, I need to take care of that by > tomorrow morning < when we put in the order for the truck !

Anyway, now that I'm back on track, any new opinions ?

Thinking about these again, they are definately not "pretty boy" wheels > http://hazmatoffroad.com/store/index...roducts_id=331
They are really inexpensive.... and available in 17's. The Caps are seperate, so maybe available in black... But can't find a 6 x 135 bolt pattern :-(

Maybe not these anyway..... I dunno.

But then which wheels ?

Do you think I should scramble to get those stock chrome clad steels switched out, for any other stock wheel which can be shot black later ?

Thanks very much again, for baring with me here :-)
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Tell the dealer that you want the rims off of a XL truck insted of the chrome ones, they should be more than willing to swap them out for you.

The xl rims shoudl take paint just fine.
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Actually the chrome is removable. They are just stuck on to the plain steel wheels.
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