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Old 03-10-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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I just put on my 18" ROTA Subzero Steel Grey on my car and it looks very quality. They wheels are well made, and look very slick on my impreza. I have 225/40-18 and have no rubbing issues, furthermore I recently installed prodrive springs and still have no rubbing issues.
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:47 AM   #3
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Here's one (of quite a few reported Rota failures):



Yeah, they've got GREAT quality

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Old 04-01-2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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Here's one (of quite a few reported Rota failures):



Yeah, they've got GREAT quality

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That was from one of the bad batches they had a while back. I'm sure there's pics of broken BBS's around the 'net too.

Apparently their customer service is top notch, and you'll find many happy customers.
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:31 PM   #5
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How did that happened, ouch!!!
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Old 04-04-2004, 10:16 PM   #6
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How did that happened, ouch!!!
There are a ton of threads about Rota failures. If you do a search for "rota failure", you'll see what I mean.

I've been a vocal candidate against Rota wheels, but I'm certainly not the only one. This episode in particular happened on an autocross track, but there are others that had no race experience.

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Old 04-06-2004, 02:38 PM   #7
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I just smashed one of my 18" subzeros into a curb at about 25-30. it took the control arm both tierods and the knuckle, and didnt break the rim, the curb even bashed into one of the spokes as it came down the curb must have been slightly inside it, and the rim is still visually straight. the lip is totally trashed but not chipped at all just ground off real bad and slightly bent in. I easly drove the car a mile home on it. if the rim doesnt break from that i would assume that it is pretty well made. EVERY manufacturer has defects, its only an issue when they dont support their product. Rota has proven to have great customer support.
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Old 04-13-2004, 06:51 AM   #8
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I was playing around in the snow this winter and put the Rex into the curb one night. The right side of the car took the impact pretty hard. I tore the lips up really good and would expect that!
But, there was no cracking at all by the spoke area. So, I think that the Subzero's are a good wheel. Thats why I bought another set. And at about $150 a wheel, it doesn't hurt as bad when you wreck them.
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:29 PM   #9
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To the original poster - nice rims! I had silver 18" Subz's for about a year and loved them.

dookiebob:
I've had Rota's for the majority of my 46K miles on my WRX. Never had a problem with them, although there was a bad batch of subzeros awhile back and a couple broke (as for the "quite a few" reported failures, that's not been my experience, but you're welcome to back that up with actual numbers and I'll eat my words). I'm glad you've found something to be an advocate for, however, as everybody's life needs direction. I myself am an advocate of backing up whatever claims you choose to make, so please excuse the call-out.

Everybody that had a broken wheel, to my knowledge, was impressed with the way Rota handled it and walked away happy. Since then (and this was quite awhile back), I've heard nothing but good things.

Sorry for the thread-jack, but this forum (as well as many other internet-based enthusiast communities) seems to be overrun with people that operate on little information if any at all. And most of the time, these people form strong opinions based on what they've heard from others, not what they've experienced first-hand. If I'm totally off-base here, then I apologize, but your post was neither informative nor substantial. And, if you're willing to bash a vendor/product, you should be willing to defend your claims to the rest of the community.
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:13 AM   #10
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Thought so
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:22 PM   #11
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Thought so



Haven't been on the board for a while because I was busy working. However, both your posts are laughable as I have defended my claims in the past, well before you were even an member of NASIOC. Do a search and you will see that there were more failures than a few Sub-Zeros in one bad batch. Oh yeah, please check the other car forums before you say anything back.

Witnessing a Rota failure in real life at an auto-x track is a harrowing experience. You are right that it was not my car, but I was glad it was not. The entire axle that was involved needed fixing, not just the wheel. You are correct that Rota has excellent customer service and replaced the wheel, however, they did jack for the rest of the damage caused by the wheel.

You are entitled to your own opinion. And obviously, you are entitled to be a dick about it.

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Haven't been on the board for a while because I was busy working. However, both your posts are laughable as I have defended my claims in the past, well before you were even an member of NASIOC. Do a search and you will see that there were more failures than a few Sub-Zeros in one bad batch. Oh yeah, please check the other car forums before you say anything back.

Witnessing a Rota failure in real life at an auto-x track is a harrowing experience. You are right that it was not my car, but I was glad it was not. The entire axle that was involved needed fixing, not just the wheel. You are correct that Rota has excellent customer service and replaced the wheel, however, they did jack for the rest of the damage caused by the wheel.

You are entitled to your own opinion. And obviously, you are entitled to be a dick about it.

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You post an obviously inflamatory statement in this thread, you can defend yourself in this thread. I'm sorry, but I don't have the time to search to the ends of internet car boards to find out what a great, knowledgeable guy you are - don't know how I gave you that impression.

Dookie - I'm sure you're a great guy. I have nothing against you except for the fact that you decided to turn some guy's thread about how much he likes his new wheels into your personal crusade against Rota. As I said before, it's great that you have an opinion, but just like in a real life conversation, you should be ready to justify your opinion rather than making blanket statements and using the ever-popular rolleye smiley. So far, your defense of your statement consists of "do a search" "I have been a member for a long time" and "you're a dick."

BTW - regarding that last comment - you took it there, not me. I asked you to back up your claim and admittedly tossed a little sarcasm in there. Never made it personal. So who's being the dick?

If you have anything further for me, I would suggest that we take it to PM rather than continue to trash this thread.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:11 PM   #13
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Back on topic... I've had mine for almost a year now and I love them! I think they're a great price and I love the look. For all to see...

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Old 06-24-2004, 09:41 AM   #14
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Here's one (of quite a few reported Rota failures):



Yeah, they've got GREAT quality

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I thought that was a honda prelude picture (hittinga curb at 25 mph)???
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- I saw one on H-T just like that...
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