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    Default 1st Time Chevy Owner Says 'Hi'

    Just bought a new '08 Silverado 1500 WT (Work Truck). Bare-bones. Actually, it's for my son (he paid half). He's got no desire (at least not yet) to "trick-it-up"; the only thing he really wants is chrome wheels. He's got no money (and won't have for a long time), and I'm not about to shell out the $$$ for new chrome wheels when the factory steel wheels don't look that bad (at least compared to the Ford F-150 base model wheels). He's got a birthday coming up real soon and I know the only thing he would want is chrome wheels . . .
    So my alternatives are:
    1) buy these chrome "skins":
    2) find out how much it would cost to have the factory steel wheels chromed and maybe pursue that route, or
    3) maybe find some used chrome wheels that would work.

    What do ya'll think? Any ideas/thoughts/opinions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks


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    Welcome to the GMTC. I would keep an eye out on craigs list, local papers, and eBay for inexpensive rims. I'm not much for skins, chroming up the factory rims, I believe, will cost you a few pennies, and may as well get something that's exactly the look you want - attainable by purchasing new/used chrome rims. Just my $.02

    "The Sarge"
    1999 Chevy Suburban LT- K2500
    7.4 454 Vortec, 4WD
    305/70/16 on Eagle Alloy

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    if its going to be a work truck i would probably go with the chrome skins, then some used chrome rims.

    2005 Isuzu Ascender
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    Welcome to the site!

    X2 on checking your local Craigslist as many people have sets of premium "take-offs" when they upgrade wheels and tires on their new trucks so you might even find a nice wheel and tire combo for cheap!
    Washington State
    2006 Silverado 2500HD LT3 4X4 CC SB Duramax LBZ
    Tuff Country 6" lift, 35" Toyo M/T's on 20" Ultra Peacemaker wheels, Quadzilla Stealth2 programmer, Diamond Eye 5" cat-back exhaust, factory Special order color Yellow.

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    Welcome to the site!


    '94 Chevy Suburban K1500
    3" exhaust w/ aero turbine non-baffled muffler
    CFM Technologies TB spacer
    CB w/ 44" whip antenna

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    Welcome to the site
    Corey M (CoDaChrome™)
    the vehicles I have/had
    1989 GMC 2500 4wd (Sold)
    1989 Palomino hard-side popup
    1990 GMC 2500 pickup 2wd
    1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (Beater) (sold)
    1997 GMC jimmy sle 4wd (Sold)
    1999 Silverado Z71 offroad
    2000 Sunline 30' travel trailer
    2003 Silverado Z71 offroad
    2006 Yamaha wolverine 450 4wd

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    Welcome to the site! "DITTO" on the Craig's List, the "take offs" is where I've gotten my last three sets of rims and tires, good luck!

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Jr. Apprentice ramrunnr's Avatar
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    Randleman, NC


    Welcome to the site. Just to echo everyone else Craigs list is a great place to look not just for the rims but for other parts that you may want in the future. I was looking for something else and "accidentally" found some parts I was needing for my Honda. (drivers front fender). Just keep your eyes peeled for deals!

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    Welcome to the site, nice place to hang out. Congrats on the new truck.
    "Keep It Between The Lines"

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    Sr. Mechanic sdavis2702's Avatar
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    Welcome to GMTC... happy modding!

    2007 Silverado LS 4x4 1500 | 4.8L Vortec | Crew Cab
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