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Old 11-17-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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So I was looking through the Member's Gallery and noticed that some people have the Rota Torque R's, which look real good in my opinion. Does Rota still make these, I checked online and it looks like they are only selling the Rota Torques.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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they're still there on wheeldude's site: 17x9 +30

http://www.wheeldude.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=5759
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
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If you are already buying a cheap knock-off, might as well get the Drag dr-31. They are a lot less and have a better offset. I bought a set for winter wheels and thought they looked good enough for my summer also. They just are a bit to heavy for track wheels. Here's mine in a 17x9 +38 powdercoated flat bronze with a 255/40/17.

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Old 11-17-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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work > rota > drag. for an extra few hundred $$, I'd probably want a more reputable brand than the Drag's. Rota is probably the cheapest wheel you should consider.
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I've had no issues and for $400 new they are almost half price of the Rota's.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:07 PM   #6
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I had both... I'd consider Rota > Drag. Done.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
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The one thing I do like about the drag's is that its a more true-to original replica. Although I still preffered the concave of the torque R. Its listed on most websites as just the "Torque" but generally all of the 9"+ are the "R" models.

Wheel dude has them in (though in limited colors these days) in 17x9 +30, 18x9.5 +30/35, and a few other's.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:48 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the info guys. I am thinking about either the

Drag DR-31 (Gunmetal) in 17x9 +38 with a 255/40/17
Rota Torque (Gunmetal) in 17x9 +30 with a 255/40/17

This setup on a 2011 WRX w/ stock supension would be a perfect fit with no rubbing right? From what I have read it seems like the Drags would have a much closer to stock offset. Is that correct?
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:33 PM   #9
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I had both... I'd consider Rota > Drag. Done.
haha, I've had both also and thought the Rota's looked terrible. My Rota's were the P45R and they just looked like cheap wheels and had color variations and rough spots on them. Plus i have never seen a thread about broken Drags and I've see a million about Rota's. If you are thinking about buying a set of $850 Rota's you might as well spend $150 more and get some used Works kai's. The only reason i got the drags was I had to sell all my wheels when i did the 5x114 conversion so these were dual drilled and came in the right size and offset for my snow tires. After having them for the winter i decided to get some for summer and then just get something else for track wheels. For $400 a set new i figured i could get 2 set's for less then the Rota's and still get them custom powder coated a flat bronze with Flake that matches the Java black in my car.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:37 PM   #10
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Oh.....there will be rubbing with that set up. Low offsets aren't very friendly to stock suspension either (and looks....odd). You'll probably need to roll all around but if you are comfortable with it, go for it.
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With the new wide body on the wrx i would bet they will fit but it's always good to make sure. The stock wheels are a 17x8 +53 so a 17x9 +38 will be farther away from the strut but will stick out 1" farther than the stock wheels so you will need to make sure that isn't too much. I don't think it would be with stock suspension height but better make sure.

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