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#641504 - 01/24/09 09:12 PM Torque Thrust Chrome  
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I need a change and was thinking of going with some Torque Thrust Chrome Wheels. 16 inch as that is the largest wheel they make in Chrome. Don't want polished as they are to much work. Any thoughts?


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#641505 - 01/24/09 09:15 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Crusher]  
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delmontess has a pair in chrome for his car pm him for a pic


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#641508 - 01/24/09 09:18 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: tonys57chevy]  
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Crusher, don't do it. I LOVE your car just the way it is. Actually, it's my favorite car on here.

#641569 - 01/25/09 01:05 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Crusher]  
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Originally Posted By: Crusher
I need a change and was thinking of going with some Torque Thrust Chrome Wheels. 16 inch as that is the largest wheel they make in Chrome. Don't want polished as they are to much work. Any thoughts?


you trying to copy me? think I'll be your friend or something?....not hardly

#641571 - 01/25/09 01:07 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Houlie]  
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.....seriously though, I believe Foose has a set that are close to the Torque Thrust's and I'm sure you can get them larger than 16"

http://www.chipfoose.com/wheels2.aspx

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#641601 - 01/25/09 02:49 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Houlie]  
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Yours are polished and I want Chrome. Foose is nice but I'm not a fan of having no lip on the wheel. I liked the step look. Also, after looking at yours I think 16's would be better for my taste. I prefer more tire then wheel.


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#641602 - 01/25/09 02:54 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Crusher]  
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i'm still not going to be your friend

#641611 - 01/25/09 03:14 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Houlie]  
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Originally Posted By: Houlie
i'm still not going to be your friend

Trust me....you don't have to worry about that happening.


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#641616 - 01/25/09 03:27 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Crusher]  
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I would look at Coys the C5 in gun metal gray with a machine finish on the dish would be hot on that car IMO.


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#641720 - 01/25/09 03:52 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 1 Slow SS]  
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Crusher, you can get the Torq Thrust "M" wheels in chrome 17x8 and 20x8. If you want chrome, then get chrome and don't let anyone talk you out of it. Chrome is much easier to maintain vs polished. I have polished wheels on my car and it sits in the garage most of the time and never driven on wet or snowy roads, and they are still tough to keep clean! If I drove my SS alot, I'd have chrome wheels on it! HTH! Good luck!



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#641812 - 01/25/09 09:42 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 350MCSS]  
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16s look pretty good. I think its an odd soze so tires are a little more expensive than even a bigger 17. If you like stepped lips then you wont like Coys. They are smoothy lipped. You could do staggered rim sizes. Thats always a cool look. Just about every rim cimpany makes a TT style wheel so a chrome wheel in any size you want shouldnt be hard to find.


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#643331 - 01/30/09 01:19 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 84supersport]  
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I had mine chrome plated. 17" x 8" in the back and 17" x 7" in the front. Several places told me that you can't chrome plate a 2-piece wheel, but I found a shop to do it for me and I've had them for 8 years and no problems.




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#643356 - 01/30/09 01:57 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 350MCSS]  
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Originally Posted By: 350MCSS
If you want chrome, then get chrome and don't let anyone talk you out of it.


obvious you dont know Kevin personally, otherwise you'd known that you wouldn't have had to say that

#643488 - 01/30/09 02:49 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: Houlie]  
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i would just find manufacture with a chrome 5 spoke.. the design is produced in every shape and size by someone.


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#643705 - 01/31/09 12:27 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: JJMonteSS]  
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Originally Posted By: JJMonteSS
I had mine chrome plated. 17" x 8" in the back and 17" x 7" in the front. Several places told me that you can't chrome plate a 2-piece wheel, but I found a shop to do it for me and I've had them for 8 years and no problems.

Is your car a daily driver? I'm thinking no way. In fact, I'd bet that you don't drive it much and probably never on wet or snowy roads. The reason it's not a good idea to chrome plate a 2 piece wheel is because the wheels will flex on the welds, thus causing the plating to flake...eventually. I have about 15 years of expierence in the aftermarket wheel business, I've never seen plated 2 piece wheels not flake within 2 years on a daily driver.
My advice is to not plate 2 piece wheels unless they are going on something that is rarely driven.



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#643751 - 01/31/09 01:51 AM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 350MCSS]  
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I agree that you wouldn't want to run something like that through the snow. I've got 50,000 miles on my wheels....they're still perfect. However, if I get caught in the rain, the wheels are taken off the car, cleaned, and polished immediately. After having chrome wheels, I would never get a polished set.



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#644233 - 02/01/09 03:21 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: JJMonteSS]  
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Originally Posted By: JJMonteSS
I agree that you wouldn't want to run something like that through the snow. I've got 50,000 miles on my wheels....they're still perfect. However, if I get caught in the rain, the wheels are taken off the car, cleaned, and polished immediately. After having chrome wheels, I would never get a polished set.

The rain and the snow aren't the problem. 2 piece wheels have welds that connect the 2 pieces. Wheels flex, 2 piece wheels flex more than 1 piece wheels. There is NO way you can prvent it! If you drive the car the wheels will flex! Sorry but I have to call BS on this one....there is no way you have 50k miles on those wheels and absolutely no flaking yet. I'm thinking your wheels are one piece or you do not have 50k miles on them. Sorry, but experience tells me different.



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#644266 - 02/01/09 04:46 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 350MCSS]  
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Why would I lie about something like that? What would be the point? You are speaking with no experience of ever owning a chrome set of two piece wheels. I am trying to help a person decide with real-world knowledge of what works and does not.



I have 110,180 miles on my car, I installed the wheels at 51,000 miles.



NO FLAKING HERE



LOOKS LIKE A 2-PIECE WELDED WHEEL TO ME



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#644270 - 02/01/09 04:56 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: JJMonteSS]  
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Here's a picture of the wheels driving in the 2005 Woodward Dream Cruise. They didn't flake then either.




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#644271 - 02/01/09 04:58 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: JJMonteSS]  
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Here's a picture at 7,000 RPM. The wheels had to be flexing pretty good here....no flakes....




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#644277 - 02/01/09 05:14 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: JJMonteSS]  
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A GOOD chrome job wont flake off. Also you can get tt-2's custom shopped from american racing w/ chrome centers in almost any size they offer.

#644632 - 02/02/09 09:47 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 350MCSS]  
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The rain and the snow aren't the problem. 2 piece wheels have welds that connect the 2 pieces. Wheels flex, 2 piece wheels flex more than 1 piece wheels. There is NO way you can prvent it! If you drive the car the wheels will flex! Sorry but I have to call BS on this one....there is no way you have 50k miles on those wheels and absolutely no flaking yet. I'm thinking your wheels are one piece or you do not have 50k miles on them. Sorry, but experience tells me different. [/quote]

This is great! yea 350MCSS most people on the car forums love to just flat out lie to hurt everyone else. Heck jjmontess is probably typing his post from a prison computer where he is doing hard time for perjury. Who says: I have to call BS on this one? You’re kidding right? Well my experience tells me you must think you are Batman! WOW batman you caught jjmontess in a lie give yourself a cookie! RIGHTTTTT!!! I'm sure he has his own chroming tank in the garage so he can hide his little lie to the world! I saw his Monte at the 2005 Woodward cruise in the rain I know it was him because I took the picture from my car and met up after for lunch. Oh, do I need to find my old lunch receipt so you don't think I'm BSing? Yea then the 06, 07 and 08 cruise. Maybe the cheap 2 piece wheels you sell for trailers would chip but I can tell you he has over 50,000 miles on them and still looking hot. If your welds flex you might be confusing welding with using a hot glue gun as welds tend to be very stiff and not flexible. If a weld flexed it would break not flex back! I call BS on your call of BS!! LOL

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#644634 - 02/02/09 09:55 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: jynxd1]  
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Originally Posted By: JJMonteSS
Several places told me that you can't chrome plate a 2-piece wheel

Why would they say that if there's no truth to it?
Originally Posted By: JJMonteSS
Why would I lie about something like that?

Who knows?
Maybe you found the one person capable of doing the job very well, congratulations!
But your statements and pics really don't prove anything.
Originally Posted By: JJMonteSS
You are speaking with no experience of ever owning a chrome set of two piece wheels.

No, I'm speaking from 15+ years of experience in custom wheels! Which means that I've seen alot of people VERY unhappy within 2 years of having their 2 piece wheels plated.
Maybe you are telling the truth, but all that means to me is that you lucked up and found someone that does a SUPURB job of plating, but I can tell you, you got lucky. Be thankful. LOL
Originally Posted By: jynxd1
A GOOD chrome job wont flake off. Also you can get tt-2's custom shopped from american racing w/ chrome centers in almost any size they offer.

It would have to be an exceptional job of plating! And yes you can get new AR TTs with chrome centers...but that's not quite the same.
Didn't mean to lick the red off of anyone's candy, just speaking from my experience.
GOOD LUCK!



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#644636 - 02/02/09 09:59 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: bradleyls103]  
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Originally Posted By: bradleyls103
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The rain and the snow aren't the problem. 2 piece wheels have welds that connect the 2 pieces. Wheels flex, 2 piece wheels flex more than 1 piece wheels. There is NO way you can prvent it! If you drive the car the wheels will flex! Sorry but I have to call BS on this one....there is no way you have 50k miles on those wheels and absolutely no flaking yet. I'm thinking your wheels are one piece or you do not have 50k miles on them. Sorry, but experience tells me different.



This is great! yea 350MCSS most people on the car forums love to just flat out lie to hurt everyone else. Heck jjmontess is probably typing his post from a prison computer where he is doing hard time for perjury. Who says: I have to call BS on this one? You’re kidding right? Well my experience tells me you must think you are Batman! WOW batman you caught jjmontess in a lie give yourself a cookie! RIGHTTTTT!!! I'm sure he has his own chroming tank in the garage so he can hide his little lie to the world! I saw his Monte at the 2005 Woodward cruise in the rain I know it was him because I took the picture from my car and met up after for lunch. Oh, do I need to find my old lunch receipt so you don't think I'm BSing? Yea then the 06, 07 and 08 cruise. Maybe the cheap 2 piece wheels you sell for trailers would chip but I can tell you he has over 50,000 miles on them and still looking hot. If your welds flex you might be confusing welding with using a hot glue gun as welds tend to be very stiff and not flexible. If a weld flexed it would break not flex back! I call BS on your call of BS!! LOL[/quote]
I call BS on you calling BS on me calling BS....there now we sound mature. Ya'll do what you want, say what you want, I believe what I've seen, not what ego maniacs lie about online!

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#644681 - 02/02/09 11:42 PM Re: Torque Thrust Chrome [Re: 350MCSS]  
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