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Old 15 Aug 2002, 10:27 am
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I just read that the Chrome Wheels are actually plastic clad on steel wheels and not true alloy wheels. Anyone know if this is correct?

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Old 15 Aug 2002, 12:29 pm
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Yes, that's what some of owners are saying. Early 2002's and all of the 2001's were chrome wheels but sometime in mid year CD changed to the clad. If you do a search on wheels in most of the forums, this topic is covered pretty well.

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It is a alloy wheel with a composite chrome cover, people are rasin hell over this all pissed off, but they don't understand that there have been wheels made this way since the 70's and are like that on many today...they think that Chrysler has sold them a plastic hub cap for 600.00 bucks.....one guy even has a web page JUST about this and is writtin crap all over his PT, stuff like PT Rip Off..lol, ol well, be cool, James

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Old 17 Aug 2002, 11:37 pm
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I would have been hot also to have paid extra for plastic. The money could be applied to real alloys at Sears or somewhere. A salesman today did not believe me and we checked it out. He could not believe it.

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All that I can say is let the buyer beware. I knew that my wheels weren't actually chrome on steel. They are high quality for what they are though. They will not rust and probably won't chip like real chrome does.

Judge for yourself.


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Old 21 Aug 2002, 07:14 pm
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Oh Hello, by the way, that was my first post.<img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 21 Aug 2002, 10:33 pm
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My 2003 has the Plastic chrome over the wheels, my 2001 had Chrome wheels. Plastic is betetr, wont discolor, and were not extra on the Limited. What the hell is this guy carring on about. Forget it, life is to short and enjoy.

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Old 27 Aug 2002, 08:00 pm
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Are the wheels with plastic instead of chrome the stock design of the new PTs? I thought I'd seen new PTs with the wheel design identical to the older ones. I was just curious if that guy with the anger problem ever let it cross his mind that "gee, these wheels look different from other PTs, I wonder why?"
Perhaps I'll go look on the chrysler site and realize that the design is standard for all PTs now, so my question may be obselete.

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Old 23 Sep 2002, 12:46 pm
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I agree, that guy should have took a look at what he was buying. I mean is not like he bought it over the Internet or by catalog. When I buy a new car I go through each detail and even go and see the one I will get in the back lot, just to make sure it has nice clean interiors, is does not has any scratch and I test every single button on the car. IF you are spending $20,000usd!!! on a new car make sure you are getting what you want. I mean PLLLEAAASEEE when you buy even a TV you make sure everything works why not do the same for a car.
COME ON!! its no excuse to say "I did not realize". Is not like the wheels are hidden in a strange, obscure part of the car. He must have seen them when receiving the car.



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Old 24 Sep 2002, 10:41 am
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I would have been very upset had the car I ordered come in with plastic wheel covers.

The guy with the web page bought "chrome" wheels not "chrome clad". His invoice even said "chrome". His mistake was not checking it out before he signed the papers, but all PT's before had real chrome wheels so he had no reason to expect they would "slip him a green banana". This is just another deceptive way Chrysler raises their profit margin without increasing the sticker price.

While the plastic clad wheel may be just fine and, as some say, "better"; I'll bet they are a lot cheaper for Chrysler. "Let the buyer beware" always applies especially when dealing with cars.

By the way, how do you get those wheels off the car? I see no lug nuts. I guess those plastic covers pop off.

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