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Old 02-26-2012
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Painted factory or chrome?

I have a 07' sport 4x4 with the factory 16" split 5 spokes. i dont know what i want to do either paint my factory wheels black of go with aftermarket polished or chrome wheels? does anyone have a pic of a red / burgundy ranger on black or chrome wheels. don't know what will look better on my truck. eventually going to go with 33's and a BL.
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Post a picture that might help.
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stock 15" chrome (don't like the style though)
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i wonder what something like this would look like?
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Nobody? Nothing eh?
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Here's my metallic red truck on black painted wheels.

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Toreador4x4's truck (I'm guessing you're talking about toreador red trucks)



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Scuff up the wheels you have now and paint them Dark Gray.
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i wonder what something like this would look like?
Iff those are the wheels you have, that would look sweet on your truck, IMO. The flat black/charcoal color with the machined face is perfect. The only downside of those wheels in my mind is the width.
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Yea i think those would be sweet too. ^ ^ . i like the black and machined face. i could try it with plasti-dip first incase i dont like it.
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http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...2/DSCN0112.jpg

that truck looks sweet btw. love the newer 4x4 decal aswell.
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Yea i think those would be sweet too. ^ ^ . i like the black and machined face. i could try it with plasti-dip first incase i dont like it.
a nightmare to ballance though!

heres 33's 4" lift and black rims. the other thing, if your doing 33's, you cant really use stock rims, they usually make the tire rub. (yes i know, its not red. lol)

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Scuff up the wheels you have now and paint them Dark Gray.
Oh that be a good idea too. someone want to photoshop that for me?
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What do you guys think about doing a similar thing (flat black with machined face) but with FX4 wheels. I know stock wheels aren't the best for 33's but they would work with spacers right? (I attached a pic of the FX4 wheels)
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Here's my metallic red truck on black painted wheels.

umm... is that a spoiler on the back...
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What do you guys think about doing a similar thing (flat black with machined face) but with FX4 wheels. I know stock wheels aren't the best for 33's but they would work with spacers right? (I attached a pic of the FX4 wheels)
you mean like this? not sure how you'd do a machine face on their, maybe just mask off the U's and the rim.



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you mean like this? not sure how you'd do a machine face on their, maybe just mask off the U's and the rim.



Man those look awesome! I'll probably just straight up do that. Just sprayed or what?
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Thanks man. Nice to know after looking at whats going to be $5000 worth the mods on my truck I can actually do something cheap.
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hey hey thanks steeldirigible, like i said before its easy to do and if you dont like it peel it off i paid little over 5 bucks a can. if you want a gloss . they make a clear coat and a clear smoke and also a metal flake. its all about how froggy you feel that day.
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