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What should I do with these wheels?

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I have a 2014 Yukon XL with a cosmetic issue on the stock wheels. They’re 20” 6 x 5.5.

 

I’ve had the vehicle just short of two years, and about 8 months into owning it the ‘chrome’ on the wheels starting coming off and it's only getting worse. It's bad on 2 wheels, decent on the other 2. GM is not interested in helping (besides selling me new wheels) this since it’s way out of warranty. I’m looking at a couple of different solutions. FWIW, this is a family car - not looking to pimp my ride. A subtle, stock look is preferred.

 

  1. Remove these wheels and have them blasted and powder coated. Not sure it would look right. They don't have a shiny chrome option, but do have a polished metal / pewter color and black (glossy or matte). Thoughts? Probably run me $500, but I'd also have to pay for shop dismount/remount and be without the vehicle for a few days.
     
  2. Buy new wheels. Need some advice here - never swapped wheels before. 
    1. What if find a 6 lug set but the spacing is different? Is there an adapter I could get? 
    2. Same with different lug count - is there  an adapter? (And are these safe?) 
    3. What about the center cap for Chevy vs. GMC if I find a Chevy wheel set that works? Can I do an even swap these caps?
    4. Wheel size - anything that would look weird or otherwise not physically fit with the Yukon? 22” should work right?
       

Any other options I should consider? (Don't say PlastiDip haha...)

 

Thanks.

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If it's just a family vehicle, you may be able to find similar wheels on craigslist pretty cheap and then sell yours on craigslist to recoup some of the money.FWIW the 6 x 5.5 bolt pattern is very common. You shouldn't have to do anything if at all for different wheels.

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Discount tire or similar store will have many options.

Powder coat will be the cheapest i would think.

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Hit up the for sale section here or Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Craigslist and look for takeoff wheels.  This will ensure you will find a factory wheel that you know will fit without any funny business.  Anything from 2007-2020 truck or SUV will fit so Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban/YukonXL/Escalade.  These guys sell quality reproductions too if that might be more what you want:  https://www.oewheelsllc.com/

 

Don't take this wrong, but that doesn't look normal.  How and what do you wash the wheels with?  To me, that looks more like a chemically induced issue.  Only reason I say this is because it started doing it during the first 8 months of your two years of ownership.  Now, it could have been from the previous owner using something they shouldn't have on them too.      

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Thanks all. I've been looking for takeoffs, but haven't found anything yet. Sounds like that's the best way to go for me. Fortunately I can wait it out.

 

I'd still like to know if that center cap can be swapped if I find a Chevy set that is otherwise a match?

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8 hours ago, newdude said:

Don't take this wrong, but that doesn't look normal.  How and what do you wash the wheels with?  To me, that looks more like a chemically induced issue. 

I thought the same thing. No chemicals. The only thing I can think of is that I took the Yukon to a brand new car wash twice shortly after I got it. My best guess if they hadn't dialed in their pressure and it blasted the wheels.

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