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Looking great man! Did the pros think powder coat would hold up pretty well?
Yeah the guy that did said it should hold up to light scratches and the such. Unless I really clip a curb or something I think they will last.
 

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Here’s another one done by a dealer in SoCal
 

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Few shots of the rings

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Looks awesome!! I just called a local shop and they said there's a 2 week turnaround.....

Google suggests I can drive without the beauty ring as it's "purely cosmetic" but looking for any additional input on that. How long did your shop have them, and did you feel comfortable driving without them?
 
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Here’s another one done by a dealer in SoCal
Fascinating - thats the first badlands sas Ive seen with black trim ring. At first I thought might be carbonized grey trim if you choose carbonized grey color but they do look black.
 

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Looks awesome!! I just called a local shop and they said there's a 2 week turnaround.....

Google suggests I can drive without the beauty ring as it's "purely cosmetic" but looking for any additional input on that. How long did your shop have them, and did you feel comfortable driving without them?
I drove around with the rings off while they were being powder coated, and I had no issues. I should have taken a picture with the rings off, but I thought it would be black underneath (as with the rest of the wheel), but it was a non painted silver. While driving, you couldn't really tell I didn't have the rings on, it looked almost the same. I'm sure the outer portion of the wheel isn't painted in case you wanted actual bead locks and needed that extra "bite" on the wheel.

I think I had dropped them off on a Tuesday and picked them up Friday afternoon. I was originally quoted a week but it was super quick.
 

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. . . might be carbonized grey trim if you choose carbonized grey . . .

Okay . . . I know . . . This is where you tell me all about how . . 'locals rule' . . 'n . . . high plains drifters like me shouldn't be surfing the break, and all that . . right ?
 
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Okay . . I get it . . . This is where you tell me that 'locals rule' . . . and high plains drifters like me shouldn't be surfing the break . . right?
You don't know it yet, but you've got it.
l saw you with those guys, you're a pit bull. They didn't back you down an inch.
And that is very rare in this world.
 

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Fascinating - thats the first badlands sas Ive seen with black trim ring. At first I thought might be carbonized grey trim if you choose carbonized grey color but they do look black.
I just finished having my rings painted carbonized gray, anything special to reassemble? Anti-seize? Torque specs?

Bad pic but here is what it looks like with no rings.

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I just finished having my rings painted carbonized gray, anything special to reassemble? Anti-seize? Torque specs?

Bad pic but here is what it looks like with no rings.

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Nothing special. More excited to see the finished result when you are done!
Be careful w impact driver - is just do it about 3/4 w that so you don’t risk stripping the bolts.
 

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Nothing special. More excited to see the finished result when you are done!
Be careful w impact driver - is just do it about 3/4 w that so you don’t risk stripping the bolts.

Used a drill driver to get them mostly in and hand tightened with a 3/8 ratchet. Checked them all after a drive and seemed fine. I’ll double check in a few days. Really happy with how it turned out. I was torn between black and carbonized but I think the gray captures the look of the optional badlands wheel without losing the design of the wheel to an all black appearance. I figured worst case I could always redo them black if I didn’t like gray but it’s staying as-is for sure.

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Used a drill driver to get them mostly in and hand tightened with a 3/8 ratchet. Checked them all after a drive and seemed fine. I’ll double check in a few days. Really happy with how it turned out. I was torn between black and carbonized but I think the gray captures the look of the optional badlands wheel without losing the design of the wheel to an all black appearance. I figured worst case I could always redo them black if I didn’t like gray but it’s staying as-is for sure.

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They look great. I had same thought the other direction cause the carbonized matches nicely w the grill. Nice one!

By the way you order the brush guard after the fact and install too? Looks good for sure.
 
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