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Black rims in the winter???

So guys, I am thinking about getting 24" KMC Rockstars (black) with Kuhmo 38" tires for my truck. My question is, I live in MN where EVERYTHING rusts and corrodes in the winter (which lasts for like 6 months now). I have never had black rims before, but all of my other chrome or polished rims start to pit and corrode during the winter. So for anybody that may have black rims like the rockstars, do you have any problems with them getting crappy during the winter months?? I believe that the rockstars are more of a powdercoated black rim as opposed to alot of other rims... Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks guys
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I've ran powder coated and painted black wheels without any issues in northern IL.

Makes them easy to clean year round.
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anybody else?? Come on guys, I know not EVERYBODY lives where it's nice weather year round
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my kmc hoss wheels were black powder coat and where they got some rock chips the winter salt had its way with em and it showed a little

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
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anybody else?? Come on guys, I know not EVERYBODY lives where it's nice weather year round
It has gotten down into the 60s since I bought my black ProComps and they did fine!

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It has gotten down into the 60s since I bought my black ProComps and they did fine!
its ok snows fun with rear wheel drive

and sorry cant help ya with the winter ? i just got my wheels and havent been through the first winter with em yet

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60's????? Oh man how are you surviving... I am talking more like -30 -40 in January... Salt ALL over the roads with snow and dirty slush all over your truck ALL winter long. And then when you do wash your truck, as soon as you leave the driveway it looks like it was never washed... Every year I get older I want to move somewhere where nobody even knows what real winter is... Like Cali
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haddox.... are you worried at all about those rockstars corroding??? Have you heard anything good or bad about those rims for the winter months??
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Keep em sprayed off and I would not worry about them...the powder coating on the KMC wheels is pretty dang good....and if you ahve real issues then they will cover it with their warrenty...they are very good with claims.

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pahrump... are you running 24s on your truck?? with the 38" kuhmos?? If so how do you like them?? How long have you had them?
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