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Old 10-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #1301
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Perrin Adam. I actually dont have the rear stretched at all. I did however trim the inner lip of the fender. Alot of cars have a body seam there but I never really seem to run into one on mine. I cut it leaving about .25 inch of lip and sealed it up with some clear and white spray paint. Never Rubs in the rear. It was all the way slammed in the rear with 265s on it road racing and when I threw these 275s on there I had to coil it up about .5in just to even out as front would rub under heavy braking.


I love the people who hate on Rotas. I dont get it. I have owed many many sets of wheels. Few sets of Volks, Enkeis, Rotas whatever it is. Im over image I want something that works. Id rather have (and I do) have more than one set of wheels to swap tires around or have two sets mounted to take to the track incase you break a wheel. (even expensive wheels break). My wheels are 22lbs and are 18x9.5 Sure I could find something a little bit lighter but recently I looked all over trying to find a different wheel and no one had anything that fit my car as well with that wide of wheel and tire. That and when I did have Volks I was nervous about tightening my lug nuts as to not scratch them at 700 a wheel. Let alone sliding it sideways jumping over the rumble strip coming out of a corner.

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Old 10-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #1302
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So I was bored with black wheels so I decided to switch it up. 18x 9.5 DPTs Hyper Black. Fit great no rubbing with 275s currently. Second set of the wheels and have yet to find a wheel that fits so well with a real tire on it. Also new ad is Bride Seat. I like the seat as it sits really low as im 6'4.











... that is SEXY!
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:04 PM   #1303
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I love the people who hate on Rotas. I dont get it. I have owed many many sets of wheels.
So have I man, and the answer as to why people hate them is very simple. You know how 90% of people on Nasioc follow the leader and can't think for themselves? Well one by one, the newbs who join this forum hear other people bash Rotas so they do the same. Oh well, they're missing out on good wheels. Never had a problem and this is my 3rd set of rotas, out of maybe 10 sets of wheels that I've owned.

This forum exudes stupidity.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:32 PM   #1304
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I don't hate rota...just wanted to know what were those wheels because I think they are pretty sexy.

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #1305
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It's the elitist snobs that hate on rotas. They spend 2 grand on "racing" wheels that look no different from rotas.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:42 PM   #1306
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^^And I have no problem with people wanting to have the high end wheels. If they can justify buying them and have the money to spend on them, that's great. But saying rotas suck, etc. Is just stupid.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:23 PM   #1307
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I can understand replacing the heavy 5 spoke STI wheels or stock WRX wheels with Rotas or using them as track wheels. What I hate is when people replace BBS forged factory wheels with an inferior wheel. I guess I'm just one of those people that care more about performance than looking cool.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:37 PM   #1308
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But performace for what? Saving 10lbs on wheels? I'd bet that the majority of people on here only occasionally track their cars (if at all), and more so buy rotas (or wheels for that matter) for the look they're trying to achieve. Unless you're building a time attack car or auto x your car all the time, the average nasioc member is not seeing any benefit from a $700 wheel over a $200 wheel.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:57 PM   #1309
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I can understand replacing the heavy 5 spoke STI wheels or stock WRX wheels with Rotas or using them as track wheels. What I hate is when people replace BBS forged factory wheels with an inferior wheel. I guess I'm just one of those people that care more about performance than looking cool.
I replaced my BBSs with Advans, then replaced the Advans with Rotas.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:13 PM   #1310
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^^ thats awesome
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:15 PM   #1311
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Got a question for you guys...

What did you guys do about TPMs sensors? Did you guys need to buy new valves or sensors? Or was it a direct swap from one wheel to another?
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:17 PM   #1312
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I put a 1/4"x1/4" of electrical tape over the dummy light. All my TPMS light problems are gone.

If you do buy new sensors you will have to make a trip to the dealer to have them re-program them. Although I believe that might have changed, but I haven't kept up on that since I don't care.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:38 PM   #1313
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Yea I just deal with the light.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:03 PM   #1314
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haha i see. well i guess ill save myself the trouble/headache and just tape it as well...lol.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:05 PM   #1315
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But performace for what? Saving 10lbs on wheels? I'd bet that the majority of people on here only occasionally track their cars (if at all), and more so buy rotas (or wheels for that matter) for the look they're trying to achieve. Unless you're building a time attack car or auto x your car all the time, the average nasioc member is not seeing any benefit from a $700 wheel over a $200 wheel.
It's not just about unsprung weight. Many people replace their stock wheels with a much lower offset wheel and wider than stock. There are many reasons why this is an inferior setup to the stock configuration. It not only affects steering but adds stress to the wheel bearings and the overall suspension.

Is anything going to break? Probably not. I'm willing to bet the majority (or at least a large part) of people that choose an aftermarket wheel/tire combo don't even know the effect it's going to have on their car, whether they track it or not.

I don't know much about Rota Grids, but by looking at them, I'm thinking certain offsets of the grids do not fit, but require a spacer?

Oh, and the DPT's DO look sex on your car
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #1316
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^^We were talking about rotas in general, not just aggressive fitment. The majority of guys who are running volks etc. are running wheels just as wide, so that argument is pretty moot. Either brand can be purchased in an aggressive fitment as well as a proper fitment.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:58 PM   #1317
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And i'm aware of the effects of a wider wheel with a lower offset on suspension and bearings, but your post is informative to those who don't. Good info.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:58 PM   #1318
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Got a question for you guys...

What did you guys do about TPMs sensors? Did you guys need to buy new valves or sensors? Or was it a direct swap from one wheel to another?
I just deal with the light. I barely notice it now.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:27 PM   #1319
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Just got 2 of the 5 items I ordered while car is in for warranty paint. She's gonna look sexy when she gets back.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:10 AM   #1320
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just got a tune at yimi sport tuning in santa clarita, CA. Thanks Paul!!!!

here are the dyno results and a pic of the car on the dyno. mods are: SPT exhaust, invidia cat-less downpipe, AEM cold air intake. everything else is non performance related.

286 awhp/325awtq and Paul re-tuned my ecu after a street test and said he thinks its pulling about 10hp more, but w/e we didnt get her back on the dyno. I love the results though!


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Old 10-07-2010, 01:05 AM   #1321
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How are you guys dealing w/ rear camber? Whiteline kit? Is it enough adjustment?
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:22 AM   #1322
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Here is my 2010 WRX

Mods - Eibach Springs, K&N Drop in filter, Amsoil Full Synthetic

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Buddy Club P1 Racing II Plus 18x8 5x100 running 235x40x18 summer tires. Don't want to go any wider because it just adds weight.


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Old 10-07-2010, 02:43 AM   #1323
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Let the rota haters either drop $3,000 on a nice wheel/tire package or buy another manufacture who has heavier wheels.

that white STI on DPT's is sooo sexy
i spent only 1200 on my advans and 800 for my RPF1's. that doesnt really add up to $3,000 imho.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:59 AM   #1324
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^^O rly? What advans and in what size? With or without tires? If you got them used I could understand, and you got a great deal. Please explain.


I don't care about the rpf-1's. I have a rare set of enkei rct4's (18x8.5 +48 in gold) that I got for $1200 brand new, which was an incredible deal. And they're my winter wheels
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:07 AM   #1325
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How are you guys dealing w/ rear camber? Whiteline kit? Is it enough adjustment?
I have Agency control arms which enables me to add more - camber rear
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