I will explain it like this....... I like the white letters out, infact I would like a white band like the old school tires available. Now the reason I say that is, how do you think the people that drive around with black tires and rims take care of their fluids, brake pads, rotors, etc if they can't keep their wheels clean to some decent degree...... (Not that you have to wash them once a week, but come on...... chrome rims that look like they were powder coated black?