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Old 06-23-2006, 04:29 PM
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American racing wheels

I am looking at american racing Ventura wheels. They are a one piece
aluminum wheel. They come in polished alluminum or chromed over the
alluminum. My question is how good is the chrome on american racing wheels
I like the chrome finished and I won't be driving them in the winter here in Ohio. I have seen some chrome wheels pitted and don't want that to happened. Polished allulminum seems to take a lot of time to keep them
looking good and never seemed to be as brilliant as chromed. Any input would be appreciated. If anyone has the ventura wheels on there ride and has a picture i would like to see it. I've only seen these wheels by themself on the web and not on a car.

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Several gus in our club have chrome American Racing Torque Thrust's. They have had them for 4 years I know of and they still look great....and no polishing.

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Personally, I would not get the chrome. I run polished aluminum Torq Thrust II's, and I love them. They require a thourough polishing once a year or so, but that has been made very easy with these new "Power Balls" and "Foose Balls". I spent about 20 minutes per wheel last month on them with this stuff I bought at a local NAPA. I forget the name, but it was about $30 for 2 bottles, and it worked amazing. I just keep a can of Sprayaway glass cleaner and a roll of paper towels in the trunk to give them a quick clean if they need it. Keep in mind, if chrome gets pitted, you are going to have a fun time trying to get it back. The aluminum wheels just need to be polished to remove all of the stains. Hope this helps.
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