My story: I got most of my likenesses set in place by my '87 4dr Laredo, chrome everything on the outside. Flares matched, for the theme I liked that. On stock suspension, 295/50R15 BFG T/A's (27"x12.50) all the way around. It was a city dweller but at that age I was too.
So then came along my '95 2dr Sport, all black trim, flares too. So, I not only replaced the black with the chrome alternative, I also found a reason for doing each change.
The chrome door handles are metal.
The chrome bumpers are a heavier gauge.
The chrome roof rack has a much lower profile.
The chrome gutter trim makes that body line disappear. This was crucial in trying to re-obtain the appearance of my '87 MNDTRAP.
I decided to stay with the black flares, mostly cuz of them being like new. It took a couple years before I could get over it. It fits the theme better. I now look at painted flares around town and think, "wow, that looks kinda wimpy
The '87 had the black mirrors, so I stuck with the black on the '95.
THE DIAMOND PLATE: The rocker kit was to replicate the stainless rockers on the '87.This was the point at which S8NNG8 became unique.
Air dam/ fs bed rail cap
Hatch edge/ fs tailgate cap
Tow bar, hitch/fs running boards [
Bumper endcaps/ free 1/8"
Hood vents/ same free...
So, flares, mirrors, tubes on my tire rack,black pads on the bumpers. Not much really, but enuf to accent where needed The last thing was the rims. Here's the point to all of this. I went with a 50/50 black/polished rim to conform to the new age. I have come to love the way they look, but for the first 6-8 months I really wished I'd chosen the full polished. I plan to buy a set of the full polished version for the ZJ, then take my pick.
I see a lot of solid black XJ's. I just can't stand being just another face in the crowd.
Had a group of kids tell me I had the nicest Cherokee in town
)), I was happy to hear that.