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post #1 of 12 Old 02-11-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Red TJs with accents..

Okay so I just bought a 2006 Rubicon and I want to had some things on the outside to add some character but I don't know if I should accent in chrome or black. my 98 was dark red so black looked great but I just can't decide about my new fire engine red Rubi! Help!!!


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post #2 of 12 Old 02-11-2013, 09:10 PM
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This thread should give you some ideas. Chrome has fallen out of favor these days, but it's your Jeep.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/f...js-ljs-993173/

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A few of mine over the years... many changes of equipment (toying with black) and I think the most recent is the best combo yet

31s, stock lift, Soft-8s


35s, 3" lift, soft-8s


35s, 4" lift, tubed, aluminum Canyons
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A few of mine over the years... many changes of equipment (toying with black) and I think the most recent is the best combo yet


35s, 4" lift, tubed, aluminum Canyons
This photo could easily have been put together by a million dollar ad company in NYC as a Jeep ad campaign...it's just framed perfectly.

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thanks guys I just need a chrome one to compare to now

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This photo could easily have been put together by a million dollar ad company in NYC as a Jeep ad campaign...it's just framed perfectly.

Wow. Thank you! Photography is a hobby in my spare time, but that was quite the compliment. The factory is a local concrete place that I love to take my cars to for still shots. I think the contrast of the rusty old industrial lot is phenomenal against modern cars... Without clogging up this thread, here's links to two of my Audi I took in September. Photo 1 / Photo 2
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Wow. Thank you! Photography is a hobby in my spare time, but that was quite the compliment. The factory is a local concrete place that I love to take my cars to for still shots. I think the contrast of the rusty old industrial lot is phenomenal against modern cars... Without clogging up this thread, here's links to two of my Audi I took in September. Photo 1 / Photo 2
You're welcome. It's funny, I can easily see a guy walking out of the building holding blueprints under one arm, a cup of coffee in the other, and dripping in Eddie Bauer clothes. <Imagination on overdrive - due to lack of sleep>

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thanks guys I just need a chrome one to compare to now
I think the key is moderation. I don't like too much black or too much chrome.

Basically, keep the wheels shiny. But don't chrome the door hinges.

Find a happy balance somewhere in between and it's a good look IMO.





The wheels (although dirty in that first picture), diff covers (the paint was coming off so figured why not!), the headlight bezels, the jerry cans and the emblems are chrome. The headlights themselves are the chrome versions not the blacked out versions.

That's about it. Enough to keep it classy IMO.
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I think the key is moderation. I don't like too much black or too much chrome. Enough to keep it classy IMO.
Couldn't agree more. It's why I fell in love with the Canyon rims. I'd had the Grizzly ones, but going back to the aluminum lighter color vs the black I think have the entire rig a better stance. Black for bumpers and armor (unless color matching armor) and aluminum wheels will give you the best combo.
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-12-2013, 04:18 AM
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You might try polished aluminum wheels likes mine. But they're more work to keep polished. They're like mirrors when clean.



And still they shine when dirty...



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yeah I was gonna chrome the hinges and pretty much everything from front to back that wasnt the body or bumpers but I think I changed my mind. black bumpers, black fender flairs, and keep the black factory tailgate hinges but chrome grill guard bar, chrome headlight bezels, chrome grill inserts and I'll leave the hinges the factory red for now until they start peeling or busting then I'll have to take a long hard look at either chrome or black powder coat.. I'm still not for sure about the chrome grill inserts. what do you all think?

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