Chrome wheels and Nascar

Old 02-21-2011, 02:03 PM
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I was just wandering is there a technical reason race teams dont run chrome wheels in Nascar . Seems the only team I've seen that runs them and has since the team started is Michael Waltrips team . Just wandering
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:20 PM
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I wonder if a chrome wheel weighs more. Maybe it's the extra cost.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:07 PM
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Chrome is for sure heavier
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:35 PM
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Some of the 'show/display' cars will have chrome wheels.
Tires are mounted/demounted dozens of times in a NASCAR wheels life. Chrome chips/peels from flexing, weighs and costs more, and can be blindingly bright during a pitstop.
Waltrip's wheels on his 'go' car were probably 'Almost chrome' powder coated.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:13 AM
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I contacted waltrip motorsports and ask them some of these questions and havent as of today gotten a response. So I quess that we'll have to go with they look cool as the correct answer :lol:
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by bigblock455
I contacted waltrip motorsports and ask them some of these questions and havent as of today gotten a response. So I quess that we'll have to go with they look cool as the correct answer :lol:
MICHAEL AND DW ARE BIG FANS OF CHROME
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:14 AM
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Back in the 70's they had chrome wheels and had problems with the weights coming off. MW's are power-coated.
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