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Old 12-02-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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I just think all the designs are heavy. I mean like WTF heavy.

And I've heard the paint/powdercoat is thin. Blah blah blah, we've probably heard it all before...
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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I like rota's but I don't know if i would want to get them , because every person has them , but i would want to get them because they are a good price and it sounds like they are an awesome company with very good company service
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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I have rotas, the knockoff of the rpf-1. Meh, they are ok. I got them free, don't know if I would actually buy them.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #5
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Good rims for the price.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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I've had bad experiences with Rotas. One set got demolished by a pothole that wasn't even that deep. Another set I bought off craigslist looked fine but were too warped and bent to even balance up.

IMO stay with the stockers or fork over a few extra bucks for RPF-1s or K1s.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:09 PM   #7
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rotas might look nice on the outside, but the second anyone, and more importantly yourself, realizes that its a rota, all credibility goes out the door. the same goes for everything... its not just for the name brand, but for the level of quality something is known for. for the most part, there's a reason why some things are more expensive than others. and i think its true when people say that you get what you pay for. so imo, rotas are a no go. stick what stockers til you can save up for genuine wheels, new or used.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:25 PM   #8
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I like Rotas, but I rather save up for Enkeis or something.

They are kind of overrated to me.
Don't get me wrong, they're great wheels, but not for me.

Like people telling me I should get stock 2.5RS wheels or WRX wheels.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:40 PM   #9
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Meh. Except for highly competitive motorsport, wheels are wheels. Buy what looks nice and is in your price range.


If they bolt up, roll, and aren't wildly out of balance, who cares?


EDIT: i roll on two sets of tirerack Sport Edition generic wheelz. **** yeah.

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:56 PM   #10
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I just think all the designs are heavy. I mean like WTF heavy.

And I've heard the paint/powdercoat is thin. Blah blah blah, we've probably heard it all before...
generally Rotas are within a few pounds of their "equivalent". Ive seen a couple instances where the Rota is actually lighter.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:58 PM   #11
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generally Rotas are within a few pounds of their "equivalent". Ive seen a couple instances where the Rota is actually lighter.
A few instances. I will give you that. SDR's for example.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:00 PM   #12
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A few instances. I will give you that. SDR's for example.
Ive yet to see one where the Rota was SUBSTANTIALLY heavier, though. A couple pounds.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #13
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Rotas are a reasonable weight for a cast wheel. I have no problems with mine.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:11 PM   #14
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rotas might look nice on the outside, but the second anyone, and more importantly yourself, realizes that its a rota, all credibility goes out the door. the same goes for everything... its not just for the name brand, but for the level of quality something is known for. for the most part, there's a reason why some things are more expensive than others. and i think its true when people say that you get what you pay for. so imo, rotas are a no go. stick what stockers til you can save up for genuine wheels, new or used.


what a wanker you are

jesus......full of yourself.

Rota makes a good product......there are THOUSANDS of sets all over the world being used in all sorts of MOTORSPORT applications without issue

YOU pay too much for a name....others buy Rotas and dont give a **** if they destoy one, 'cuz they can buy a whole SET for the price of ONE bling wheel
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what a wanker you are

jesus......full of yourself.

Rota makes a good product......there are THOUSANDS of sets all over the world being used in all sorts of MOTORSPORT applications without issue

YOU pay too much for a name....others buy Rotas and dont give a **** if they destoy one, 'cuz they can buy a whole SET for the price of ONE bling wheel
i was about to post the EXACT same response. that guy's a freakin' toolbag. let him overpay for wheels he'll never take to a track or autox course anyway. it's all about the brand name .
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:41 PM   #16
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I have had two sets, liked them both, never had any problems aside from the mentioned cheap paint that chips off.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:43 PM   #17
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god, make it stop

please, make it stop



i see dumb ppl
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:38 PM   #18
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To me Rotas look like good wheels; yes they aren't volks or Gram Lights, but who cares?

Rotas are targeted towards smaller budget.
It's like comparing Megan Racing Coilovers to KWs.

People can waste their money on Volks, but there's no point unless you just want the name Volk or gonna go to the track.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:25 AM   #19
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To me Rotas look like good wheels; yes they aren't volks or Gram Lights, but who cares?

Rotas are targeted towards smaller budget.
It's like comparing Megan Racing Coilovers to KWs.

People can waste their money on Volks, but there's no point unless you just want the name Volk or gonna go to the track.
or they could spend like 60 bucks more a wheel and get some enkei's or oz's or something equivalent. you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get a decent wheel like some people like to make it sound like. I've seen too many pictures of shattered rotas to ever buy a set. Sure, easily replaceable, but who wants to deal with a totally destroyed wheel and risk possible damage to their car as a result, possibly miles from home. The story is the same with konigs. They are just cheap budget wheels. It's just not worth it to me. You get what you pay for, and I'd rather pay a LITTLE more and get a lot better quality and not worry about the wheel shattering when I accidentally hit a pot hole. I'm not saying that nobody should buy rotas. I mean there are a lot of people who aren't that hard on their wheels and would be fine with a set of rotas or konigs.
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what a wanker you are

jesus......full of yourself.

Rota makes a good product......there are THOUSANDS of sets all over the world being used in all sorts of MOTORSPORT applications without issue

YOU pay too much for a name....others buy Rotas and dont give a **** if they destoy one, 'cuz they can buy a whole SET for the price of ONE bling wheel
wow. so much anger. there's no need to get all pissy over an opinion. why get so personal over a thread that's asking for an opinion?
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:54 AM   #22
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^^^ I didn't see any anger and I didn't think he was being pissy.

He was, however, laughing at you for being stupid.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:03 AM   #23
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stupid for having an opinion? if you're calling me stupid for not liking rotas, you're also calling thousands of other people out there who don't like rotas.
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On rota's what?
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wow. so much anger. there's no need to get all pissy over an opinion. why get so personal over a thread that's asking for an opinion?
Because this same dumbass issue comes around every few months or so and it always ends the same way.

Chodes like you see 5 wheels on the web that are broken and assume the other millions that are made suck azz too. Take any wheel and drive it through a pothole at speed and see if it is any good then. Whether it shatters, deforms or bends, it is still damaged. The only difference is that a $500 wheel costs much more to replace/repair and guess what, its doing the same frickin thing as the Rota!!
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