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Wheel Poll - Black for Youngsters, Chrome for Old Farts?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Desert Snow, Jun 2, 2013.

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Which color wheel looks better?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2013.
  1. I'm under 35 - Black

    226 vote(s)
    50.8%
  2. I'm under 35 - Chrome

    27 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. I'm over 35 - Black

    87 vote(s)
    19.6%
  4. I'm over 35 - Chrome

    29 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. I'm 35 and I like both

    17 vote(s)
    3.8%
  6. This is s stupid poll

    59 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Jun 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM
    #1
    Desert Snow

    Desert Snow [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Seems to me that most younger guys go for black wheels and older guys (like me) prefer chrome. That true?
     
  2. Jun 2, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    bubba353z

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    I'm 47 and like polished / painted (light gray or silver), so I'm not sure where that puts me...... :)
     
  3. Jun 2, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    WyoRoam

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    Only three metals exist in this world.... Gold, silver and chrome.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    whitetoblack

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    Yes that is definitely the trend here in SoCal. I swapped my wheels to polished aluminum from black about a year ago for this reason. The police in my city really like to profile teenagers and ironically since switching my wheels, I have not been pulled over once for a fix it ticket as opposed to the many times when they were black. I am 21 BTW
     
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  5. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    easystickerco

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    I prefer flat black. and I'm over 50 lol
     
  6. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    NewRider

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    This must really depend on area... around here it's definitely not like that.. I see way more aftermarkets in chrome/silver than black.

    My opinion tho as an under 35er is it really depends on what color the vehicle is as well as what kinda wheel is it.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    rleete

    rleete Grumpy old man - get off my lawn

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    Neither. I like polished alloy, but not particularly chrome. I would prefer nickel or bronze over chrome.

    Black is a fad. It's popular with guys that track their cars, because hot brake dust easts most wheel finishes. Then the ricers latched onto it. Like most fads, it will fade in time.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    dand

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    Over 35-way over,lol.I like'um black.

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  9. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    Sixxtaco

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    I much prefer black and I'm 42. Of course they say generation X just won't grow up.;)
     
  10. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    SpruceTaco

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    I'm 41 & like my black wheels but they do have polished accents. I had polished on my old truck & got tired of polishing them & trying to keep them clean.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Buckoma

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    I actually like the polished silver/alloy look of a lot of stock-ish trucks. Chrome is basically stupid for any real off-roading. Black is OK, kinda make a vehicle look tougher... I painted my alloys after owning the truck for 7 years because they were scratched all to hell (and some of my Heap friends had black wheels and it looked decent). Oh, I just turned 40 ;)
     
  12. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    tomwilson74

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    I'm 49 and I have always loved the black wheel look. Especially on a silver truck.

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  13. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    mwc273

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    Black is the new black.
    Always liked black.
    I'm over 50.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    Black Horse

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    Chrome guy here,im 43 and always liked the chrome look! black is ok for some applications though.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    CRU

    CRU WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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    I got polished myself. Black rims are getting a little tired and played out. Chrome is too blingy for me. I prefer silver painted for maintenance purposes, but those are a little rare in the aftermarket world. I also like the bronze look. It's fresh and new but only works with certain color vehicles.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    The109

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    38 and don't like chrome. I'd go with black but I have a black truck and that might be too much black. Will probably stick with polished aluminum for the pop.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    AcadianTaco

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    I'm over 50 and prefer black wheels.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    I'm 40 and it depends on the color of the truck for me. White or silver trucks I think look good with either choice. Any other color I like either black or gun metal

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  19. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    My president is black, my lambo is blue, and i'll be god damned if my rims aint too!
    black rims, or charcoal. Or bronze if it works well, silver isn't so bad a lot of the time. not chrome though, can't stand chrome.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    Ever since I got rid of my Harley sportster 4 years ago I've avoided chrome at all costs...
     
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