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Calling all Deep Ruby Metallic Silverado's

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by aftriathlete, May 14, 2009.

  1. aftriathlete

    aftriathlete Member

    I'm trying to get some ideas for wheels, tires, and general appearance mods for my 08 deep ruby metallic silverado. Having a hard time finding pics of this color truck that guys have customized. Any help out there? I'm thinking about moto metal rims 18x9s with 33/12.5 tires on a 2.5" leveling kit. Possibly gonna black out the badges at some point too. But I'm not sure if chrome or these black rims linked below (also considering black rockstars) would look good on such a deep shade of red. Thanks guys.
    http://www.westkycustoms.com/produc...ASE&utm_medium=CPC&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

    http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1282177
  2. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I love the KMC Rockstars and I would think they would look awesome on that color, however, I like the look of those motos too with the silver parts on the lip. you have a good eye for rims haha
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  3. heavy chevy

    heavy chevy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I think they changed the color codes beacause my code is dark cherry metallic. Cruser alloy makes alot of good looking wheels for the silverado and they are not to hight priced. I paid 1100 for my wheels and tires. Man go chrome stay away from the black. Chrome really makes the color pop and stand out. I was going to get black till i put the rims on and it just didnt work. You will never go wrong with chrome. Cruser alloy also makes a craiger type wheel that looks good. If you go to my ablum I have more pics
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  4. aftriathlete

    aftriathlete Member

    Hmm, I think our trucks are just different colors altogether. In your pics, I can barely make out a red tint, your shade of red is very very dark. Mine is more red, kind of a burgundy color. I do like yours though, I didn't even know that color existed.
  5. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    X2 on chrome wheels, they can look really good with the right color paint , but in the end it's what you like that matters. :great:

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  6. aftriathlete

    aftriathlete Member

    Any opinions on just general care and maintenance for chrome wheels vs. black wheels? I understand that, over time, chrome wheels can oxidize and polishing is necessary every so often to keep them looking their best. Is that true? Seems like I wouldn't have the same problem with black wheels.
  7. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    You shouldn't have much of a problem in NM but up here in the north east road salt is a killer, my wheels will be replaced with the stock wheels during the winter, the best way I've found to protect them is with a good coat of wax regularly applied, it's worked well on my wife's car so far, her rims are on year round.

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  8. heavy chevy

    heavy chevy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    You have to worry about the black fading. There are gonna be about the same amount of care in both types of rims. To me it is better to pay the extra ammount for chrome. Plus if you decide to sell them you are more likely to get more money for them. If you take care of your vehicle which im sure you do you shouldnt have a problem keeping the chrome looking nice. It just takes about an extra 10 minutes a wash to take care of the chrome rims. You will have to take the same ammount of care on the black rims to keep them looking nice.
  9. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    the deep ruby metallic and Dark cherry Metallic are 2 totally different colors. I was playing around on the chevy site yesterday building my dream silverado haha
  10. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Well I like chrome everything, but as the guys have already said it is your truck and ultimately your decision. I think the black wheels are kind of a downer unless you have a dark vehicle, you are going to make that beautiful candy paint cry. I do like the moto metal wheels (wouldn't mind the Camaro convertible in the background either!), and seeing as how you are going to black out your badges I would say that would give you a nice combination. As far as cleaning them, well I have always had chrome wheels and I have never had a set that I could buff out and bring them back to life. One they start to oxidize you are screwed pretty much, but as long as you keep on top of it you would be fine. Aluminum wheels you can bring back to life, but they are a ton of maintenance to keep looking good. I have never cleaned black wheels so I can't say, good luck to whatever wheel you choose.

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