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Old 09-08-2007, 12:07 PM
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Cool 2007 Chrome Clad Rims...Outraged!!

I am on my fourth Expedition (1997, 2003, 2004, 2007) I now have a Black 2007 Limited EL 4x4 with the 20 inch rim upgrade. However I was not aware when you purchased the truck that "Chrome Clad" meant chrome on a piece of plastic stuck on a rim? I honestly cannot believe that my 51k expedition has plastic covers on the rims. I consider myself an expedition expert and I never realized they were plastic covers. I am complaining to the dealer I bought the truck from and they are as surprised as I was. This is one of the biggest Ford dealers in So. Cal and not one salesman knew they were plastic. They remember that the chrome rims were important to me. I cannot believe that more "Expedition Enthusiasts" are not outraged. Everytime I stick with Ford I get slapped in the face. WHEN WILL I LEARN!!!

Definition of Clad:
–verb (used with object), clad, clad·ding. to bond a metal to (another metal), esp. to provide with a protective coat.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:22 PM
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I notice that myself when I bought mine, the sales guy here said they are like that to be about to warranty them when they start to pit due to brake dust. I never let it collect that much before washing them. I think it is a little cheesy...should have been a real chrome wheel...not a wheel with a chrome hubcap.

On the other hand..they are a breeze to clean.
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:36 AM
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Chrome cladding is nothing new with Ford or any of the other manufacturer's. One warning, pay VERY close attention to ANY brake dust build up as these become permenantly damaged VERY easily.

Regarding your definition, why would you select a verb for a description of your wheels chrome cladding?

Most vehicle sales people don't know jack about what they sell, they are trained to make a sale, not on detailed product knowledge.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:31 PM
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I don't know whats worse, the chrome clad 'wheels' or the 'leather' seats....
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them sneaky snakes.. throw more money at them and everything will be better.


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Old 09-18-2007, 12:15 PM
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I knew these wheels were "clad" and I still think they look better than aftermarktet ghetto wheels. I don't think the chrome is on plastic, it feels more like a thin metal shell.
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They are growing on me....I guess it's not so bad.
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It is plastic. But they are the best looking wheel covers I have seen.
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For Plastic...not bad....still wished they were the real deal.
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It is plastic. But they are the best looking wheel covers I have seen.
my chrome wheel covers are not plastic, but rather metal, are you shure yours are plastic?
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:48 PM
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I hate to question you because I really enjoy your website but I am 99.9% sure they are plastic. I know this from my own eyes and the ford dealer told me so.
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really nice

I love all the chrome plated plastic on the new trucks. it looks great for about 5 years then bubbles off! hehehe its allot lighter too and you cant dent it.. when you hit somthing it just cracks apart.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0306072852.htm

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you must be refering to these things.

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plastic.

only reason I got 'em was cause the ol' lady liked 'em and they came with the truck.

but as soon as the tires wear out, THEY'RE GONE!

personally, I think they are gawdy.

and the fact that they are plastic makes them hideous.

I didn't realize the were 'clad' wheels till the first time I washed the truck.
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I hate to question you because I really enjoy your website but I am 99.9% sure they are plastic. I know this from my own eyes and the ford dealer told me so.
it is OK to question me, I am not always correct, but in this case I did a little test.

The 08 18" chrome wheels pictured on my site at
http://www.baumbach.com/expedition.htm
are for sure covered with chrome metal and not plastic. I tested this by using a magnet and it stuck to the wheels, unlike the front chrome grill for example is chrome plastic and the magnet would not stick to it.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:43 PM
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Maybe they changed this in 08?
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