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Chrome vs Aluminum

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Randy Y, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Randy Y

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    Trying to decide on new wheels, got it narrowed down to 2 . Mickey thompson classic 2's or moto metal 951 chrome, i live in North Carolina so very few harsh winters, help me decide, thanks
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    lj973gm

    lj973gm Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    Chrome pits, is heavy, and causes tires to leak since the moisture in the tire causes the chrome to peel at the bead.

    Chrome jobs on wheels now is crap unless they are high dollar wheels.

    Just my view
     
  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Love the Mickey Thompsons but the silver ones are on backorder. Ended up going for the black and love them. Then again we have some harsh winters so I didn't hesitate. If you go for the MT's, make sure and get the 3-5/8" backspacing otherwise you're not clearing the brake calipers.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    bruth

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    dont get chrome. i work at a tire shop and chrome peel on these is one of our most common wheel issues as well as most other chrom wheels. alum is way lighter and looks cleaner man!
     
  5. Jun 17, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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    PLC721

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    My wheels are chrome and 4 years old with a shit ton of abuse and still clean up to a like new condition
     
  6. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    ace96

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    Do they use road salt where you live? If they do you better pull the chrome off during the winter or it will pit like crazy.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    jtgroce

    jtgroce Got R Did

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    They use road salt where I live in NC, hate that crap. I like aluminum better, however I had a set of chrome wheels on my first yota and kept them looking like new for 7yrs. I waxed them with turtle wax chrome polish to protect them.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Aluminum wheels bubble and corrode as well
     
  9. Jun 17, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Aluminum is my vote
     
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