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Old 30 Sep 2015, 10:45 pm
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Default Did Chrysler have chrome and painted rims for 2001?

Per my signature, we now own 2 PT cruisers. The original, ordered and waited 2-3 months for, and now another 2001 for the daughter as her first car.

So our 2 qty 2001's are very similar, but there are differences:

The 2nd one has 4 window switches up front, but also silver painted rims.

I know about the mid-year change with the window switches, but the painted silver rims? (same style as the first PT). Did it come that way from the factory?
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Old 01 Oct 2015, 06:35 am
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Default Re: Did Chrysler have chrome and painted rims for 2001?

My 2001 has factory silver painted aluminum wheels that came as part of the touring edition package.
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My 2001 has factory silver painted aluminum wheels that came as part of the touring edition package.
Yes like said above they did. Not sure if the painted ones were carried over past that.
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Old 01 Oct 2015, 03:18 pm
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Default Re: Did Chrysler have chrome and painted rims for 2001?

Thanks for the replies!
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Old 01 Oct 2015, 04:20 pm
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Default Re: Did Chrysler have chrome and painted rims for 2001?

Yup silver painted or chrome plated was available.

I specifically ordered mine with the silver painted wheels. There was an option package that included chrome wheels, chrome exhaust tip and a few other things that I didn't want.
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Old 01 Oct 2015, 06:18 pm
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yup mines painted also
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Old 03 Oct 2015, 05:31 pm
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Default Re: Did Chrysler have chrome and painted rims for 2001?

Mine were painted silver ones too. not so sure if they were aluminium ones as claimed though, they rusted to death like they were really steel wheels.
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Old 03 Oct 2015, 08:51 pm
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Default Re: Did Chrysler have chrome and painted rims for 2001?

From our scrounging in junkyards I'm guessing that there were many wheels for PTs made with painted and plated finishes. I haven't seen any 03-up 17" painted wheels, however the five spoke 02 Dream wheels were plated on the Dreams and I guess offered painted as an optional wheel later on. My son just got me a pair of painted hubcaps for those wheels. I've seen the six spoke wheels in both finishes too, as well as several styles of five spokes early wheels in both as well.
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Old 03 Oct 2015, 11:01 pm
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Default Re: Did Chrysler have chrome and painted rims for 2001?

Our original 2001 with chrome wheels, the chrome is peeling off really bad on the inside surface. Knock on wood, chrome is intact where the tire seals against. No pressure loss yet.

Good to know there are factory painted one available if these chrome wheels start leaking.
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