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post #5416 of 10778 Old 02-07-2013, 07:15 PM
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Conservative or subtle use of chrome is okay, but overdoing it is bad. For example, the Laredo grille is fine in chrome, as are small chrome appliques. But chrome wheels and valve covers feels like you're going at it too hard and you'd get better results by backing off and having some subtlety.

My exception to this is full size truck bumpers. I think those can be fine in chrome because they're just plated steel and steel is practical for a truck bumper.

I prefer subtle touches to make a car look good. Maybe painted brake calipers or red valve covers. Good paint and taking care of fading make a huge difference. A clean-looking drivetrain on vehicles where it's visible can add some major points. I'm even all for an aggressive but sensible exhaust tip (chrome or otherwise).

Blacking out your car and putting illegal amounts of tint and 20" black chrome wheels all just looks dumb. I won't eschew you the right to do that to your car, but I think it's dumb. I still hold that headlights should be uncolored, taillamps should be unhindered, and HIDs only be allowed if properly installed.

Back on topic, you know you drive a ZJ when the only reason you still have last week's gas in the tank is because you haven't driven it this week.
I agree with the bumber statement. Probly one of my favorite parts of my obs Chevy to look at.........that and my 5% tint all the way around, including the camper shell, but hell, there's a lot of sun down here in Florida!

OT: when you parked it on the front lawn after work jus cuz....neighbors gave me funny looks when I hopped the curb and parked there like it was a driveway!!!!! Hahahaha


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post #5417 of 10778 Old 02-07-2013, 07:24 PM
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The feeling of relief when a JCB loader drags it out of a green lane..
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post #5418 of 10778 Old 02-07-2013, 07:44 PM
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and this makes you all giddy
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post #5419 of 10778 Old 02-07-2013, 07:45 PM
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and this makes you all giddy
nice! what size?

Reliability is relative
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post #5420 of 10778 Old 02-07-2013, 08:26 PM
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post #5421 of 10778 Old 02-07-2013, 08:48 PM
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and this makes you all giddy
Ya just ordered those tires in a 31/10.50/15 for my winter/inspection tires
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post #5422 of 10778 Old 02-07-2013, 10:01 PM
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When your friends take her for a spin while your in class, cause they like driving it and feeling the v8. (girls that drive 4 bangers)

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post #5423 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 12:43 AM
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I just got a new set got white out my fiancÚ didnt understand. She thought it was stupid and wouldn't look good.

Women right?
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post #5424 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 01:30 AM
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I just got a new set got white out my fiancÚ didnt understand. She thought it was stupid and wouldn't look good.
She doesnt need to understand or like it its YOUR jeep!, plus white looks 10x better going down the road and it shows off what kinda tires you got.

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post #5425 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 04:55 AM
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IMO, unless the tires have enough sidewall (notably more than stock), most tires look better with something more subtle than the white letters. Black letters, etc. is fine.
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post #5426 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 05:35 AM
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I feel in most cases, white side in is the right side in. I do run whitewalls on my car though; it came with them from the factory.

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post #5427 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 05:40 AM
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I feel in most cases, white side in is the right side in. I do run whitewalls on my car though; it came with them from the factory.
How long till a book gets wrote about white letters in or out?

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post #5428 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 06:02 AM
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How long till a book gets wrote about white letters in or out?
A full multi page thread already exists here about it. It's full of opinions. But it's probably unsafe to have the white in because cars won't be able to see you from the side as well, increasing the probability of you getting t-boned.

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post #5429 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 06:06 AM
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A full multi page thread already exists here about it. It's full of opinions. But it's probably unsafe to have the white in because cars won't be able to see you from the side as well, increasing the probability of you getting t-boned.
***** I'm gonna get t boned now

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post #5430 of 10778 Old 02-08-2013, 06:18 AM
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***** I'm gonna get t boned now
And I'm really, really screwed, as my tires don't have white letters on either side!
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