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Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Hello All,

I am getting ready to put a new set of wheels/tires on my 68... debating between the following:

Polished Torque Thrust 2
17X8 (4.75 BS) with 245/45/17 Front
17X9.5 (5.5 BS) with 275/40/17 Rear

or

PVD Chrome Torque Thrust 2
17X8 (4.75 BS) with 245/45/17 Front
17X8 (4.75 BS) with 255/50/17 Rear

Does anyone have pictures of the PVD Chrome Torque Thrust 2 on their car that you can share? Any other thoughts on the above combinations?

Also any opinions on the Nitto 555 vs BFG G Force Sport Comp 2?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old May 28th, 13, 07:50 PM
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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

I saw some the PVDs on a 69 and they looked awesome!!!

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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Here are the chrome ones on my 69
17x7.5 & 17x8.5. 215x45ZR17 & 255x40/ZR17
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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Don't get the polished one they are no fun to keep shiney.

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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Thanks! Very Nice!
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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

I will never own another set of polished wheels. Take it from another Chuck with a 68 get the chrome.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old May 29th, 13, 01:10 AM
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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

I am westling with that same question. Not a lot of options out there in chrome. Did see a thread where a guy had chrome peel on two sets of wheels in a row. (Not tt, another popular brand). I have had polished before and they just dont pop like chrome and as stated are a pita to keep up.
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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Ditto on the other guys. Polished is miserable to take care of. Chrome just keep it clean and waxed.

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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

I had a set of TT2's on my old 96 SS and I'll never have another set of polished wheels again, way to much of a PITA to keep clean.

Chrome or painted for me.

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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Chrome is where it is at on our first gens. I put some chrome plated trim rings on my 8 x 15 Corvette wheels with the short caps. . . .the chrome really pops. How about chrome rally's???!!!!
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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Now maybe I'm wrong but I think PVD is "black chrome". They are chrome in other words but have this really nice black sheen to them. Very shinny and a depth to them that make you look twice.

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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

A lot of mis-information here...

PVD is not black chrome, it's not the traditional chrome, it's an environmentally safe finish that looks like chrome.

Also polished wheels are no harder to take care of than chrome. I have had polished wheels on my Camaro for close to 10 years, they still shine like new and the most I do is wipe them down with window cleaner or detail spray and once in a while clean them with metal polish which is no harder to do than chrome polishing a chrome wheel. There are benefits to polished alum wheels too; if you ever get curb rash it can be fixed and polished to look like new at a fraction of the cost of re-chroming a wheel.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with chrome wheels, just that polished wheels are not a problem to take care of. Sure if you put polished wheels on your daily driver and don't take care of them like you would on an old classic that is show ready 24/7 then you'll see dulling and need some elbow grease to bring them back but then chrome wheels are likely to be pitted and rusting under the same conditions...

Bottom line, choose your wheels for the style and look you are after!

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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Thanks for the clarifications Dennis, that gives me several points to consider. I am totally hung on one style of wheel right now that only comes polished. It is a Team 3 Classic 5. Their polish, which they call Super Luster, looks like chrome at.least in their pics. I hate the wheel picking process, I am like a woman at a Coach purse outlet. Lol. Went thru this with the Chevelle a few years ago and seems no matter what the decision there will always be a little.voice wondering if you should have picked something else.
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Re: Torque Thrust 2 Polished or PVD Chrome

Question, what are "short caps" ?

EDIT: I found them on Vintique website. Pretty cool so they don't stick outside the rim.


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Chrome is where it is at on our first gens. I put some chrome plated trim rings on my 8 x 15 Corvette wheels with the short caps. . . .the chrome really pops. How about chrome rally's???!!!!

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