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What a blast! I'm still finding little features in the interior. Really cool!

Just wondering, I didn't realize the chrome on the rims is actually a plated plastic cover. Anyone know how these hold up after a couple of nasty winters up north here?

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I'm soooo jealous!

Congrats!

As for the 'clear coating' on the rims, that all depends on the thickness that came from the factory that made the rims.

I don't believe that they would be terribly long lasting but recoating is easy enough to take to a tire shop and have them done. I was quoted about $100 CDN per rim I think to get my original Neon's done. That also included some bends/dings in them. Call some local tire shops and see what they suggest.
 

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They aren't clear coated. They are a chrome plated plastic cover over an aluminum rim. The plastic is about 1/8 thick. Like the plastic grill that has been chrome plated. The chrome plated plastic grill on my old reliable '99 Dakota was starting to look a little shabby after almost 8 years and 130,000 miles. Just curious how it will hold up on wheels.

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I have noticed a couple of dull spots on my chrome clad wheels. When the weather straightens up I will give them a good cleaning and polish. If that doesn't resolve the issue I will go back to dealer. My Chrysler 300 Hemi also had chrome clad wheels. Had it for 2 years and no problem with the chrome part. Wheels were replaced because the outer edge of wheel is aluminum and the clearcoat on edge was bad and wheels started to pit. Love the ride. Tom
 

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What a blast! I'm still finding little features in the interior. Really cool!

Just wondering, I didn't realize the chrome on the rims is actually a plated plastic cover. Anyone know how these hold up after a couple of nasty winters up north here?

Smitty
Smitty I have just one thing to say... GORGEOUS!!! I really like the orange R/T. To me it looks like a custom candy color. The red & the blue do too but I think because the orange is less common it makes a nice statement.

On the wheels I've been told this. Over the years the Dodge & Chrysler cars seemed to have a lot of problems with wheel chrome. Chipping, peeling stuff like that.

From what I've been told Mopar kind of found their way around this problem by developing excellent quatity "chrome clad" wheels... like on your R/T. The sales pitch on them is they're an all season wheel less affected by weather & road chemicals than real chrome plated wheels and they actually repel brake dust rather than attract it.

Now that's the sales pitch so you have to consider the source I guess but with their real chrome wheels not known for durability and the R/T's chrome clads looking sweet... I think you're covered! One thing to be careful of though DON'T CURB YOUR WHEELS! The very edge is just alloy clear coated. If you scrape 'em up that edge will oxidize and get a white crusty build up. But hey... who's gonna curb a new R/T anyway? :D Wax 'em up good and show 'em off!!!

P.S. I liked 'em well enough to track down a set for my SXT...
 

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Sweet!

Sweet, Smitty! May you get winks from hotties wherever you cruise! :p

My dealer just called me today (May 4, 2007) and said that MY 2007 Nitro R/T 4WD just arrived! Sunburst Orange, sunroof, MyGig...every option in the book except rear seat DVD and towing package. Ordered it toward the beginning of March 2007, so it didn't take tooooo long, actually.

Couple of days to slap on the dealer-installed options (ie, almost everything in the book) and it's MINE :Racing:

I'm psyched! :D
 
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