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Old 07-16-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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in the not so near future i would like to change out my rims from 18x8 to 17x9's. am i really going to notice any difference between the torques and the emotions? i would like to take the cheaper route. they look exactly the same and i would most likely get either colormatched to my car. what would be the benefits or draw backs going with one over the other.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:22 PM   #2
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Wheeldude.com has amazing customer service and deals exclusively with rotas (I think). I don't imagine you'll notice a difference, they weigh about the same, look the same, but rotas you can get with tires mounted, balanced, shipped with lugs and center cap for what a set of works will cost for just the wheel shipped.

imo get the rotas.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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Does Work still offer the forged Emotions?

When I got mine, the Emotions were 3 lbs lighter than the Rotas, but I think Work only offers the cast Emotions now.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #4
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if Work is making cast Emotions, then I would get rotas...
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:58 AM   #5
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The Work Emotion Kai's are cast, the Emotion CR's were forged. Work changed the name to Kai when they changed to cast wheels. You cannot buy the CR's new anymore.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:54 AM   #6
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i would buy rota's. readily available, lots of flavors, and afforadable!
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:58 AM   #7
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Not to mention you can have the Rota's custom painted and shipped out to you by Suby/Wheel Dude...
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:23 PM   #8
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Suby/Wheeldude FTMFW

Serious like stated before you can get everything needed, mounted balanced ready to be slapped on your bad boy for the same if not cheaper than just the set of Works. Granted you pay for the name but they are identical pretty much, and the Torque-R's come in a lower offset mmmmmmmmm.

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Old 07-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #9
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yeah he can custom paint them to match my car color also? thats bad ass, definetly doing that then
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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the difference is real evident when you have them side by side or you have the real thing. i used to think they looked the same until i got a set of works. now i'm snobby about it j/k but seriously tho, you can see the difference . i park next to a guy at work with torques and and i have cr's. even my non car guy buddies can tell the difference
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:45 PM   #11
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yea huge difference in the way it looks... emos have a rounder edge compared to the sharper edge of the torques...

if you're on a budget though just go rotas...
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #12
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vtecTHIS/SUBYDOODIE - You do know the Rota Torque is a replica of the Emotion CR and not the CR Kai that you have... right? While the Emotion CR and CR Kai look similar there are still big differences, such as the rounded edge compared to the sharper edge
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:09 PM   #13
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oooooooo... yea now the emotion cr do look like the torques hahaha

yea makes sense now
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:32 AM   #14
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so who thinks rota torques in 17x9 with a 35mm offset wrapped in 255/40 tires will rub? current setup is 18x8 with 235/40 on tein h techs and they do not rub.
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so who thinks rota torques in 17x9 with a 35mm offset wrapped in 255/40 tires will rub? current setup is 18x8 with 235/40 on tein h techs and they do not rub.
they come in 17x9 +30 and I have 245's with -4deg in the rear and -3deg in the front. They dont rub on DD or aggressive driving, however when I hit the lovely unfinished freeway connectors or manhole covers and large bump or drop (it has to be a significat bump or drop or F'd up road) the most outward part of the tread *not sidewall* has nicked acouple times.

Really depends on what you want, Ive seen people run 275's without rubbing, depending on if you want to tuck your wheels and tires or not.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:02 AM   #16
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you running these wheels in that size? my car is the same way if a hit a decent bump or aggressively turn and hit a little bump theyll rub.
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you running these wheels in that size? my car is the same way if a hit a decent bump or aggressively turn and hit a little bump theyll rub.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:51 PM   #18
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honestly.... work vs rota??? quality and price......
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honestly.... work vs rota??? quality and price......
I am failing to see the point in your post....care to elaborate?
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BTW...if anybody wants some quality at a reduced price, I'll sell my 17x7.5 Work Emotion Forged wheels with Azenis 215s (225/45/17) for significantly less than retail.

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Old 07-22-2008, 01:07 PM   #21
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id be all over those but thats just too skinny for me, im already on 18x8 and want to go wider.
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