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Chromed 19" Rims; Your Thoughts

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by ChargedUp, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ChargedUp

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  2. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Not for me... but it's a question of taste, and to each his own.
     
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    A little too bling-y for me.
     
  5. 7racer

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    please don't. LOL. Chrome adds weight to the wheels and still are not back in "fashion".
    I would vote no.
     
  6. celter

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    I like them, but then again, I'a chrome guy. You should have seen my motobike:cool:
     
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    I think chrome rims would look better on a darker color rather than a lighter one. It might look good on a black car. It looks a little bit classy particularly because the Model S already has some chrome that compliments it. But because the rim becomes so reflective in chrome, it makes it difficult to see its features. I have a pearl white car, so I wouldn't get it for my car. It is a matter of taste, and chrome wheels seem to be less in style. I rarely see them.
     
  8. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    Weird. I like it, but wouldn't want it.
     
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    They look good, nice work.
     
  12. 1young1

    1young1 Model S #P5673

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    Looks good. Chrome wheels can look sharp on darker color cars.
     
  13. contaygious

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    I'd black Em out, but I like the 21's better anyway
     
  14. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    I agree with this. It really flows with the rest of the chrome on the car. I personally would not do it for my car as I am not a chrome guy but it doesn't look bad.
     
  15. EarlyAdopter

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    Kinda hard to tell from the photo, but looks sort of like that cheap die cast chrome plated plastic you'd get with toys.
     
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    I'm ordering Brown so this will be exactly how my car would look.
    Have to say, like nrcooled I'm ambivalent, kinda like it but not enough to change it.
     
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    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    I was thinking the exact same thing: "Look.. Hotwheels!"
     
  19. Brett

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    Posted my chromed wheels here.
     
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    With that fine looking wife, chromed wheels are just not needed :)
     

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