I heard from a hand full of friends that Chrome rims are too heavy for your car and it will put a strain on your transmission, eventually damaging the tranny. Is this true at all. I dont think so, but I thought that I can get some other views.
chrome is like .001" thick. copper nickel then chrome. its really not much heavier than the wheel of same design painted. its usually the design of the chrome rims that makes it heavy. (to show as much bling as possible)
I'm guessing the slight difference in weight puts a strain on the tranny and drive shafts to make the wheels turn to the proper speed..just as increase in diameter/circumference of the wheel makes your speedo off. Who knows..just a thought.