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Old 12-02-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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hey guys im seeing if you can help me make my choice.

im looking to get some new wheels for my 04 sti within the next week and need to decide between rpf1s , rota dpts, and rota grids.


any suggestions ? im going for 17 by 8s.


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Old 12-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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enkeis weigh less, rotas cost less.

enkeis are limited in colors, rotas have all kinds of colors.

enkeis are limited in offset, rotas offer more offsets.

buy whichever you like most!
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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are enkeis similar to rotas in sense of being replicas? is one made better then the other??
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:26 PM   #4
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enkei is mostly original wheel designs.

weight savings between the two depend on model and sizing.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:03 AM   #5
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i had rpf1, they bent quite easily. never owned rotas, and dont plan on it.. everybody and their mom has rotas (my parents legit do have rotas on their LGT)....

why not look into something from the used section around here or locally?

and ps. buy 18s
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:59 AM   #6
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If your gonna do Rotas, grab the Grids. I'd do 18s and I dont know much about Enkei but I've seen some sick wheels from them around. Either brand is a dope choice.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:12 AM   #7
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enkei is also an original equipment manufacturer for stock wheels, if it matters.

personally, I've always been an Enkei fanboy, ever since the Rp01
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:45 AM   #8
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enkei is also an original equipment manufacturer for stock wheels, if it matters.
So is Rota, if it matters.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:23 AM   #9
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Oh this one again. I guess it has been 2 months since the last rota vs. X forged & light wheels.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:46 AM   #10
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So is Rota, if it matters.
they do? i never knew. what cars?

no sarcasm intended.


edit: nm, found.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:42 AM   #11
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So is Rota, if it matters.
Sure, in the Philippines.....
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:14 PM   #12
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enkei is also an original equipment manufacturer for stock wheels, if it matters.

personally, I've always been an Enkei fanboy, ever since the Rp01
They also provide wheels for the mcclaren f1 team I too am a fan of enkei
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:31 PM   #13
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If you had the same bolt pattern as an '02 WRX I might be persuaided to part with my 17x7.5 Advan RCIIs which are like new (driven on and in need of washing but no chips or damage). They're 17x7.5 +48mm but for an '02 WRX (so I think 5x100 instead of 5x114)....
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #14
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So is Rota, if it matters.
OOOOhh MYYY... THey DOO ??? Which catalog were you looking in?

Go Enkei's imo(Forge wheels). It all depends on what you're looking at. I don't like to support replicas because it takes business away from the orginal desingers that have done all of the R&D of the designs. But for looks, and something that is cost effective espcially with a tight budget, Rota's will be most likey it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:27 PM   #15
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I'd do 18s
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and ps. buy 18s
Why does everyone say that? What's the point in 18s? If you don't need them for brake clearance why would you spend more money to go slower? (typical 18 + tire = much heavier/more expensive than typical 17 + tire = increased rolling resistance and rotational inertia)

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I don't like to support replicas because it takes business away from the orginal desingers that have done all of the R&D of the designs.
This is false. Buying replicas will not effect the bottom lines of companies like rays and advan. The consumer who buys replicas is not going to even consider the real thing, just as a buyer of an expensive name brand would never consider buying a replica. Two totally separate demographics.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:29 PM   #16
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Why does everyone say that? What's the point in 18s? If you don't need them for brake clearance why would you spend more money to go slower? (typical 18 + tire = much heavier than typical 17 + tire = increased rolling resistance and rotational inertia)
Because to most people wheels are just "butt dyno" items
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:53 PM   #17
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Enkeis are made in japan
rotas are made in the philipines

you decide.

Personally i dont mind using rotas for a older car, or cheapish car.
But if you have a 30K brand new wrx, i wouldnt think about putting on a set of 500 dollar replicas. The oem wheels are worth 4x more then rotas, and i think are also made by enkei
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I want them jdm wheels y0, the drift ones.
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Enkeis are made in japan
rotas are made in the philipines

you decide.

Personally i dont mind using rotas for a older car, or cheapish car.
But if you have a 30K brand new wrx, i wouldnt think about putting on a set of 500 dollar replicas. The oem wheels are worth 4x more then rotas, and i think are also made by enkei
oem wheels are not worth more than rotas, and there are very FEW of enkei's wheels that are actually BETTER than the rotas. 90% of the enkei line is ricer CRAP just like half the other wheels out there (have you seen their "tuner" series?).
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:09 PM   #20
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Why does everyone say that? What's the point in 18s? If you don't need them for brake clearance why would you spend more money to go slower? (typical 18 + tire = much heavier/more expensive than typical 17 + tire = increased rolling resistance and rotational inertia)
This is not always true... my Enkei 18s are lighter than my Enkei 17s...
18s look better too...Aesthetics!
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #21
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I love rpf1's. My buddies used to run them on their SCCA Golfs.
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