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Old 06-04-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Motorsport quality wheels that will fit 355mm ST-60 BBK?

I am asking in motorsports because I am only interested in wheels that are up to track duty.

Fitment to:
2006 STi and Tarmac II c/o
255 to 275 tire width so 9ish" on wheel width

I will need at least 12 and maybe 16 wheels so affordability matters as well.

I want all 3: inexpensive, light, strong...

Oh and perfect fit and look!

Some wheels that have been recommended:
Enkei NT03, RPF1
Rota boost, SVN, DPT, Torque
Speedline Corse Type 2120
Team Dynamics Pro-Race 1.2
TireRack TRMotorsport MT1
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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off the top of my head I know many of the race teams we work with use Enkei NT03. Just depends on your budget really. Lots of teams use Rotas too like LIC
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:11 AM   #3
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I run the TireRack TRMotorsport MT1 on my track car (2009 STi). I have 2 sets and they seem to be holding up quite well. And fit over my AP Racing six-piston kit

They are also built by Enkei for TR and are relatively inexpensive.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Team Dynamics Pro-Race 1.2

http://www.teamdynamicsracing.com/pr...Pro-race12.htm

http://www.teamilluminata.com/Shop/T...amDynamics.htm <--- has the profiles for the wheels so you can see if they're clear your brakes/calipers.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:09 PM   #5
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Rota boost, SVN, DPT
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:10 PM   #6
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Rota boost, SVN, DPT
What he said
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:37 PM   #7
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Look at the enkei NT03+m wheels in a 18x9.5 +40 you can pick up a set for about 1160 shipped from vendors on here. You might need a spacer in the front. I know boostjunkie needed a 3mm one to clear his stoptech 355 bbk.


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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1675623&page=4
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:44 PM   #8
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ROTA for motorsport use .. hehehehe ... not sure about that one guys!
We use the speedline wheels. 2120 are strong and very light. More expensive than the rotas for sure, but I can guarentee you many trouble free seasons of use. Also, less wheel weights to balance ...

http://www.speedlinecorse.co.uk/motorsport/wheels2.htm
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:27 PM   #9
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Enkei RPF1

About as light and strong as youre gonna get for the price.

18" minimum for the st60
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:44 PM   #10
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ROTA for motorsport use .. hehehehe ... not sure about that one guys!
We use the speedline wheels. 2120 are strong and very light. More expensive than the rotas for sure, but I can guarentee you many trouble free seasons of use. Also, less wheel weights to balance ...

http://www.speedlinecorse.co.uk/motorsport/wheels2.htm
No doubt there are stronger and lighter wheels but the Rotas hold up fine for most track use. We used to run the SSRs comps on the touring cars. You'd get a season out of them... I guess it just depends where you want to spend your money.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:55 PM   #11
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ROTA for motorsport use .. hehehehe ... not sure about that one guys!
Is there a reason you're not sure about that?

My 18x8.5" Torques seem to be holding up just fine open tracking my 4000# CTS-V. Rotas certainly aren't the money-is-no-object-every-ounce-I-can-shave-I-will choice, but they're certainly affordable, attractive, and reasonably light.

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Old 06-05-2010, 11:50 PM   #12
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:30 AM   #13
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Wheels are disposable, run the cheapest ones you can get that suit the fitment and performance need and just be done. Spend the money some other place.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:38 AM   #14
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ROTA for motorsport use .. hehehehe ... not sure about that one guys!
We use the speedline wheels. 2120 are strong and very light. More expensive than the rotas for sure, but I can guarentee you many trouble free seasons of use. Also, less wheel weights to balance ...
Wow I'm actually pretty shocked with this response Mark You do realize that a vast majority of your dealers here in the US run Rota Wheels on their track cars right???


Here's a short list of some very well known Subaru Time Attack cars currently running Rota Wheels here in the US. Not to mention the thousands of other individuals/enthusiasts running Rota Wheels on their privately owned track cars.

Rota DPT's on LIC Motorsports/Takata Harness's STi (2010 Redline Time Attack AWD Modified Current Points Leader)


Rota DPT's on Turn in Concepts Subaru WRX (2009 Redline Time Attack Street AWD National Champions)


Rota Grid's on GST Motorsports Impreza L (Modified Magazine's Tuner Shootout Winner 3 years in a row!)


Rota DPT's on AFi Turbo's S2000 (RWD Unlimited Class, multiple 1st place finishes)



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Old 06-06-2010, 07:24 AM   #15
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ROTA for motorsport use .. hehehehe ... not sure about that one guys!
We use the speedline wheels. 2120 are strong and very light. More expensive than the rotas for sure, but I can guarentee you many trouble free seasons of use. Also, less wheel weights to balance ...

http://www.speedlinecorse.co.uk/motorsport/wheels2.htm
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:14 AM   #16
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Are there any rota's used by teams competing outside of TA (which can allow for pretty short wear and tear items) ?

I have never seen any here in Europe..

We are using O.Z. wheels.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:16 AM   #17
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Team Dynamics Pro-Race 1.2

http://www.teamdynamicsracing.com/pr...Pro-race12.htm

http://www.teamilluminata.com/Shop/T...amDynamics.htm <--- has the profiles for the wheels so you can see if they're clear your brakes/calipers.
Also a great choice..
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Idk why everyone hates on Rotas as track wheels...I've heard stories of them failing, but ONLY stories, I've never actually seen or heard of it happening. Some of the fastest TA cars in the US use them, so that's good enough for me. Also, I think wheeldude.com's sponsorship program has alot to do with it. It's great to see a business like that so supportive of motorsports.
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Money no object for road racing? Forgelines.

We have been using Rotas for 8 year on track and have never had a break or issue. We ran them for the 25 hours of Thunderhill last year and had no issues. Even after getting hit by a Honda (hit was wheel to wheel) the wheel survived and ran for another 2 hours. It wasn't until we came in to pit and change wheels that we saw the damage.

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This discussion also begs the question: How do you determine when a set of track wheels is done? Just from damage?
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I've always run Rota's, love them and no issues

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This discussion also begs the question: How do you determine when a set of track wheels is done? Just from damage?
runout...
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runout...
Yep, the SSRs just weren't true after a season of curbs, offs and bumping. But like others have said, it's a wear item and run what works and fits your budget. I'd run magnesium center lug BBS wheels if I could....

But these are working fine for me:

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ROTA for motorsport use .. hehehehe ... not sure about that one guys!
We use the speedline wheels. 2120 are strong and very light. More expensive than the rotas for sure, but I can guarentee you many trouble free seasons of use. Also, less wheel weights to balance ...

http://www.speedlinecorse.co.uk/motorsport/wheels2.htm
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I wouldn't buy Rota for a track car because:
  • Un-sprung Weight(Example: Average 18x10 Enkei is the same weight as the average 18x8 Rota)(18x10 Rotas are on average 3-5lbs more per corner than a higher grade wheel)
  • I have personally seen Rotas bend and crack very easily on my friends 2.5i wagon
  • I dont like companies that cant design their own products.
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