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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:35 PM   #1
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Cragar sucks

my rims are less then a year old and they are crome and they are runsting and i have sent Cragar 2 emails and they have not respond anyone have any advice. whats Cragars warranty?
i dont wheel so i want crome. also any advice on sites that sell steel crome rims at reasonable prices.


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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:41 PM   #2
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You probably emailed the wrong company considering it is spelled "Cragar". Being in NJ you obviously drive in road salt which tears the hell out of any rim.....especially steel. Cragar doesnt suck....you get what you pay for (steel wheels).
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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:43 PM   #3
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Why would you get chrome steelies in the first place? Steelies are cheap wheels for offroad. No wonder they rusted that's what steelies do when the paint comes off. Get some aluminum wheels, it's not cragars fault, it's not like they advertise "will not rust".
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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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It's not that Cragar sucks, it's that you have steel wheels in the salt belt. That chrome isn't real chrome, it's just paint, once the salt and other road gunk starts to eat it off, it's open season on your wheels.
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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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what co uses real crome?
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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:47 PM   #6
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There are lots of companies that make chrome alloy wheels, a couple you might want to check out are American Racing Wheels and Eagle Alloy.
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Don't forget Mickey Thompson.
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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:51 PM   #8
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I was going to mension MT, but I didn't want to try to explain backspacing here.
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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:52 PM   #9
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For light rust on chrome wheels try some nevr-dull. It removes surface rust and polishes the chrome. I always hated having chrome wheels because of the maintenance.

On the TJ I just bought it came with a set of Pacer black steelies, Soft 8's. This wheel style has only been out around 2 years if I remember right and these things are rusting under the powdercoat. Even in places where they can't get scratched by anything, i.e. where inner wheel meets outer ring. Thinking about sandblasting and repainting, not sure if it's worth it though.



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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:54 PM   #10
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do they still make magnesium rims?
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Unread 04-04-2006, 04:57 PM   #11
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Don't know about the Pacer's, but you can get Cragar Soft 8's for around $35 a wheel.
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Unread 04-04-2006, 05:01 PM   #12
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i have the same problem with my AR767 black steelies. I'll fix them eventually. Salted roads in the winter is just another reason why living in the north east sucks
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do they still make magnesium rims?
yes the Corvette ZO6 has magnesium rims
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Unread 04-04-2006, 06:33 PM   #14
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The Carrera GT also has forged magnesium rims


The good thing about black rims is they are easy to paint. A couple of years ago I sanded mine down and repainted them with a can of Rustoleum and they came out good. They need to be painted again though because of scrapes and the past winter.
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Unread 04-04-2006, 06:36 PM   #15
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i think i just will get them recroamed with quallity croam
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