Originally Posted by TampaBay_2012RT+
I will never settle for the Chrome Clad Wheels on another Vehicle Period! They are the most difficult wheels to keep clean that I have ever had. I only have 3500 miles on my 2012 T/T Plus and my wife has 7200 miles on her 2012 Challenger SXT Plus and we have noticed that there is a very noticeable popping and clicking noise ~ Now coming from Both front 20" Chrome Clad Rims on her Challenger on any sharp turn or in every cul-de-sac or round about you drive into.
I have confirmed while she was driving both directions in our cul-de-sac that it is the plastic on the clad wheels that is making the clicking noise now on both sides during sharp turns right or left.
I have seen several others in forums that have mentioned this and that they had forged aluminum replacements authorized by Chrysler under warranty. My dealer states that the Chrysler Rep has Never Heard Of Any Issues With The Chrome Clad Wheels let alone Clicking/Popping and doubts that Chrysler has Ever Replaced them under warranty with the Non-Clad Heritage Forged Aluminum Wheels. I remember seeing quite a few people having this issue and having them replaced with forged wheels. Even the Dodge RAM has had major issues with clad wheels and FORD F-150 major issues and recalls for very similar issues.
Have any of you had these issues, have proof that Chrysler has and does replace these with Forged wheels in the RT Line (Excluding the SRT wheels). I grow tired of being BS'ed by the Area Rep.
I do not want to end up in the game of replacing with the same wheels that will more than likely have to be replaced every 7K or so.
Thanks In Advance
I was just about to post my current experience with my 2012 Challenger RT, and my front Chrome Clad 20's are making the same exact clicking noises, when I turn the wheels, and very noticeable when driving in a quiet residential area or parking garage.
My RT has just broken 2k, and I just noticed this clicking issue this last week.
I drove down to the dealer yesterday, and he said that they have been informed (not sure if there is a TSB or an internal message from Chrysler to the Dealers?) about the chrome clads being the culprit for the clicking noises, and that the front wheels will need to be replaced.
I am contemplating requesting my dealer to have Chrysler replace the Chrome Clads with the Heritage Wheels, as I have also seen some posts on line where some customers who had their Chrome Clads changed out for the Heritage wheels after experiencing the same issues or the chrome peeling / tarnishing issues with the Chrome Clads.
My other option I am considering is picking up a set of 4 Charger SRT Chrome wheels from Factory Reproductions, since they are pretty local to me, and selling the Chrome Clads.
I am going to see what Chrysler will do first and make the decision after speaking with the Dealer and the local Chrysler rep.