I think ANY color Z06 would look better with "chromies" and I bet GM considered it until they discovered that the brake dust would make them a dull gray with 10 miles of driving! Big brakes yield big dust problem but I would rather clean dust off my wheels than blood off the interior! Bill :cheers:
I think you could go either way with MY, but I would lean toward the stock rims.
I'd toyed w/ Chromies on my Black '01 but do not want to give up the integrity of the stock rim, for a replica/reproduction? And how would you really know if you bought replicas or if the GM OEM stock rims were actualy dipped? :-?
Staying stock for now, may look at the HRE's someday.
I just picked up my ZO6 this weekend and just from the brief amount of easy driving I have done (100 miles), I have already cleaned just my rims 3 times because of the brake dust. I agree the chrome looks better when they're clean which would only be until you come to the first stop sign, but the stock rims will hide the dust much better. I'd say if you drive your car a lot and only wash it once every two weeks, stick with the stock rims. If you only drive your Z a couple times a week (no auto x-ing) go with the chromies.