Anyone else with Chrome Clad 17in wheels?

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Anyone else with Chrome Clad 17in wheels?

Post by Vibe2009 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:47 pm

Dont see many 09 vibe with Chrome Clad wheels~ Anyone beside myself? I love them btw...
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Post by kowell » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:56 pm

That chrome model is only put on 09 AWD and the 09 GT has a different 18 inches chrome model. There hasn't been a whole lot of those models sold yet so visibility is pretty low. 90% of every 09 Vibe I see in my town are basic models with no alloys.
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Re: Anyone else with Chrome Clad 17in wheels? (Vibe2009)

Post by Racemedic » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:24 am

Well I don't have them yet but I did order them on my car.... still waiting for it to come to the dealer... they have an invoice for it so they tell me it should be 2-3 weeks to get it here from California. someone tell the train driver to step on it. I like the rims I even went out and got a powerball and crome polish to make them sparkle.
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Post by Vibe2009 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:59 am

Quote, originally posted by kowell »That chrome model is only put on 09 AWD and the 09 GT has a different 18 inches chrome model. There hasn't been a whole lot of those models sold yet so visibility is pretty low. 90% of every 09 Vibe I see in my town are basic models with no alloys.Not exactly... In Canada, you can upgrade the regular 17in to chrome clad wheels...I didn't ask for this rim originally and for some reason, all there FWD 2.4L vibe had this rim on it... But I am glad I did!
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Post by kowell » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:17 pm

Quote, originally posted by Vibe2009 »Not exactly... In Canada, you can upgrade the regular 17in to chrome clad wheels...I didn't ask for this rim originally and for some reason, all there FWD 2.4L vibe had this rim on it... But I am glad I did!That's weird, FWD 2.4L usually have a 17 inches aluminium alloys.I guess a few dealers forced options on cars. My dealer hat put roof racks on all their 09 vibes.
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Post by vintagegz » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:49 pm

I may be wrong but the 18 inch wheels say chrome polished, but the 17 inch ones are chrome clad, which means thet have a plastic chrome coating shrunk onto them. There have been concerns with chrome clad wheels where they chip from stones, just a heads up.

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Post by Vibe2009 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:14 am

Quote, originally posted by vintagegz »I may be wrong but the 18 inch wheels say chrome polished, but the 17 inch ones are chrome clad, which means thet have a plastic chrome coating shrunk onto them. There have been concerns with chrome clad wheels where they chip from stones, just a heads up.Ok.... No one told me this before buying.... oh well... I will like them under they go bad~They do look pretty good with chrome theme.... Bought chrome exhaust tip and thinking of getting chrome license plate frame too
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Post by keithvibe » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:30 pm

too much bling bling for my taste
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Re: Anyone else with Chrome Clad 17in wheels? (Vibe2009)

Post by 03vibedriver » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:15 pm

Yes I have the chrome clad 17" wheels on my 09. I had Two wheels replaced under warranty due to deep cracks in cladding upon delivery.I already have a bent wheel that was one of the warranty replacements.On the plus side they are very easy to clean will car wash soap and a soft cloth. I did not realize they were plastic chrome clad until I took delivery of the 09 Vibe. I am very unhappy with the wheels overall. buyer beware.

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