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Tom Finnegan 06-12-2012 07:43 PM

SRT Wheel Chipping
Is anyone having any issues with the finish on their SRT wheels not holding up , have had the SRT for 4 month and have 3 wheels with sever chips in them all ready. I could understand if they had hit curbs or I had been driving on gravel roads but normal city driving i dont think so , these chips are not even near the outside of the wheels, could it be a defective group of wheels or are they made with softer material than the normal Grand Cherokee wheels

Scottina06 06-12-2012 08:31 PM

Re: SRT Wheel Chipping
any pics?

rockeR32 06-13-2012 01:40 AM

Re: SRT Wheel Chipping
does it look like this?

tavaresdc 06-13-2012 06:41 AM

Re: SRT Wheel Chipping
looks likes rocks. i had a little road rash on my and had to take it to the aftermarket shop to get rims refinished. same exact spot. i think it is a design thing. i will post before and after pics

tavaresdc 06-13-2012 06:57 AM

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here are the before and after pics.

rockeR32 06-13-2012 06:59 AM

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^ did yours show any scratches/indents at or close to the damaged spot? mine is pretty clean & smooth all over and absolutely no evidence of any scratches or dents around it; the picture might not be that clear to show clearly the absence of scratches/dents. it looks as if that spot just peeled itself off from the wheel!

rockeR32 06-13-2012 07:02 AM

Re: SRT Wheel Chipping

Originally Posted by tavaresdc (Post 642675)
here are the before and after pics.

the finished wheels look pretty good! 'before' pic shows the scratches i was talking about.

Tom Finnegan 06-13-2012 07:24 AM

Re: SRT Wheel Chipping
Those pictures are what mine look like , yes I would agree with it looking like rocks being thrown up from street traffic , i dont understand why on these wheels is it happening this quickly, I have never had any issues like this on my other jeeps I also have a 2011 70 Annivesery Grand Cherokee that is over a year old that drives on the same streets with prefect wheels. Could it be the design of the wheel and the lighter weight materials these wheels are made of ? Sounds like time to get them power coated.

Urbantank 06-15-2012 07:31 AM

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I'm at 10200 miles and have 2 wheels with same issues, the dealer has someone coming out to refinish them

Yaccster 06-15-2012 07:42 AM

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Haven't had that particular issue, just driver induced curb rash. Wheel and tire warranty FTW. Looks like new now.

Schleprock 06-15-2012 10:45 AM

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I don't know how much of an issue it really is, but I did notice that I have 2 wheels with very small nicks in the paint. I found that to be very odd for such a new vehicle that drives the same highway I have always driven with no problems.

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