IMO...aluminum. Unless you go with a good quality chrome, it will more than likely rust at one point or another and then you have a rusty rim, with aluminum you can polish them when they corode or tarnish and bring them back to a nice shine...almost to look like chrome if you want to spend the time on them.
CHROME CHROME CHROME, i made the mistake of buyin polished aluminum rims for my 88 land cruiser when i was younger, and what a pain in the ace to keep a shine on! I'd much rather a chrome rim where basically all you have to do is wet it and wipe it to keep a bright shine on them!
Aluminum sucks because of how hard they are to keep clean. Chrome will eventually rust - but is a million times easier to clean, and since I am a lazy @$$ I would go back with Chrome again. By the way - if you dont clean your alum rims they can oxidize and they can also stain. talk about $hitty trying to clean that!
i need to make a choice soon im planning on getting my lift on in a matter of weeks just need to get tires and wheels. i heard that the chrome rusts very fast, and a buddy of mine has aluminum and they have stained
I've had polished alum on my chevy for the past 5 years, there awesome at first... but if you get lax on cleaning them they turn into a milky silver look. "Aluminum if you wanna clean 'em, Chrome won't get you home, Black is where its at!"
chrome. I had chrome aluminum wheels and only cleaned them every to every other month. Had them for 2 years. Took 10 minutes to clean all four and they looked great when I finished. If you buy a chrome plated aluminum wheel, there will not be any rusting. Aluminum does not rust. If you buy chrome plated steel wheels, it will eventually rust as the chrome chips in time. I have had both and chrome is so much easier. As long as the wheel is aluminum and its from a good brand, you have no worries.
CHROME...........to he!! with aluminum. They never look the same after you take them out of the box they came in. Just my past experiance. And yes I did keep them clean and polished and it did not help they just faded into that milkey silver color that other guy was talking about. I bought Chrome for my last truck and a damp towl would shine them right up and they never rusted on me.....not one spot. JMO I know it dosnt count for much:thumbsup
There are allot of good brands out there. The only advice I can give there is to search the net and pick out styles you like cause everybody likes something different. Then start another thread with the wheels you pick out to get other members input on them. There are enough guys here that you should find somebody that will have experience with whatever wheel you pick.
Aluminum looks great out of the box, but requires a lot of work to keep that shine. I dulls out almost immediately once exposed to the elements.
Chrome looks great and is easier to keep clean. If you live in the North were they use salt on the roads in the winter, then they will be subject to pitting and corroding. Take them off in the winter and store them until the snow is gone.
Black is becoming very popular and will be maintenance free.
For aluminum wheels, check Alcoa. This company makes the same wheels that are found on the big rigs and hold up much better over time than conventional aluminum wheels. The only problem is that the sizes and styles are limited.
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