They guys have no idea about chrome rims. I got the factory chromerims and the car looks HOT! Who wants a lexus to look like a race car? remember it's a lexus? duh? You better off buying the chrome ones from the dealer cause they just chrome the face of the rim instead of dipping the entire rim. The chrome cost me an extra $1100 when i bought the car. These guys and their racing rims probably will never race anyone in their lifetime so who cares if it's a 15lb rim or an 11lb Big deal.. All in all, chrome is HOT! Go For It. it looks great on SBM.
ghetto is a relative term here. many chrome rims are ghetto looking but not the one that come on the IS. Lot's of people have reallyb bad taste and lots of wheel company make brgain basement chrome rims that are inexpensive but reall nasty looking. So for you to say that chrome rims are nasty and ghetto shows that you are generalizing. I particularly dont like racing rims but some of them are pretty hot. That dont mean I like chrome either, it's just figuring out what actually looks good and matches the IS. Look at TurboIS's car for examples and there is also an Auburn IS lowered on 19in Chrome (I forgot whose)... they just look hot!
Naw, like i said to each there own. Some Chromes look good. I honestly don't like the silver racing rims and such. Newsflash the IS300 is no where near a race car, its a great car but honestly slow as hell =). So anyone worrying about shaving wieght and what not to run a 15 1/4 mile is kind of waste until you get the supercharger or turbo.