Oh hell yes, they are much easier to care for. I had a set of polished aftermarket wheels on my old toyota truck and it was a nightmare! No matter what I did they wouldn't stay looking good for more then a week! I also had the factory 01 polished and clearcoated wheels on my Cobra. Now since they were clearcoated they required much less maintenence, but chrome just kicks major ass! They require practically no maintenence at all. Just apply chrome polish to them once and a while for good measure.4sfed said:I love the way they look! ...but why chrome? Are they easier to maintain? Easier to clean? ...what.