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Old 08-15-2013, 05:49 PM   #26
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It's not Like Rota ever called themselves VOLK RACING and said their wheel was a TE-37. There is a difference between a knockoff and a counterfeit. A counterfeit is worse because, not only are they using the design, they are using the brand name too.

I'm just wondering why the counterfeiters didn't assume Volk's identity instead of Rota's... I mean, if you are going to go through all the trouble...
You mean like my VOLKKNER RACING wheels?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #27
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This **** just got post-modern. Quotation of a quotation!
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:40 PM   #28
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #29
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Uhhh....

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #30
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Mach V Awesome wheels, bro.
I should say that rota titans are some of the lightest 17x9 wheels you can get for a reasonable price that aren't ugly as hell

In my opinion the mach V awesome wheels are ugly. The rpf1s are OK but I don't think they look good on GR subarus.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:45 AM   #31
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:58 PM   #32
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I would have loved mine if half the paint hadn't flaked off and not a single bit of curb rash either, no reason to even wash them as it just makes the black undercoat more noticeable.

I won't buy Rota's again.
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #33
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I would have loved mine if half the paint hadn't flaked off and not a single bit of curb rash either, no reason to even wash them as it just makes the black undercoat more noticeable.

I won't buy Rota's again.
My Tarmac IIs have made it through 8 Minnesota winters without a sign of any paint issues... Sounds like a personal problem.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:37 PM   #34
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So I finally looked at the pictures in the link. Is it just me or are the replicas nicer than the originals?
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #35
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I find this splendidly ironic.

A company that makes its life copying and running other companies out of business is being challenged by another company that practices the same shady business.

LIve by the sword, die by the sword.
Yup. This news made my day...
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #36
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If you spent alot of time and effort to counterfiet currency, would you print $1s or $20s?
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #37
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If you spent alot of time and effort to counterfiet currency, would you print $1s or $20s?
$1

$20's have that pesky security strip in them
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #38
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I should say that rota titans are some of the lightest 17x9 wheels you can get for a reasonable price that aren't ugly as hell

In my opinion the mach V awesome wheels are ugly. The rpf1s are OK but I don't think they look good on GR subarus.
Fair enough! I'm inclined to agree with you. I don't mind the Mach V's, but those Titans are nice. I wasn't aware of their specs since most Rota's I've seen have been heavy. Thanks for the knowledge!
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:02 AM   #39
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It's not Like Rota ever called themselves VOLK RACING and said their wheel was a TE-37. There is a difference between a knockoff and a counterfeit. A counterfeit is worse because, not only are they using the design, they are using the brand name too.

I'm just wondering why the counterfeiters didn't assume Volk's identity instead of Rota's... I mean, if you are going to go through all the trouble...

and rota never straight copied a wheel....if you looked at the 'original' and the rota side by side you could always see the difference

but im not paying $100 for rota wheels

**** that

and it seems that now there are straight out copies of VOLK wheels now....only the JWL on the inside spoke is different/misssing
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:12 AM   #40
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It's not Like Rota ever called themselves VOLK RACING and said their wheel was a TE-37. There is a difference between a knockoff and a counterfeit. A counterfeit is worse because, not only are they using the design, they are using the brand name too.

I'm just wondering why the counterfeiters didn't assume Volk's identity instead of Rota's... I mean, if you are going to go through all the trouble...
knockoff is just as shady as counterfeit, I think even more shady.

At least with the counterfeits, they had the balls to say they copied, where Rota tries to make the designs there own.

The ROtas are not perfectly replicated from the originals, because those details are expensive to manufacturer thus the price for the real deals.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:05 AM   #41
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knockoff is just as shady as counterfeit, I think even more shady.

At least with the counterfeits, they had the balls to say they copied, where Rota tries to make the designs there own.

The ROtas are not perfectly replicated from the originals, because those details are expensive to manufacturer thus the price for the real deals.
Rota was modifying designs on purpose.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:37 AM   #42
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rot at tat rotat ta ta rota rota rota rota rota


rota.

rota. and rota.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:30 AM   #43
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knockoff is just as shady as counterfeit, I think even more shady.

At least with the counterfeits, they had the balls to say they copied, where Rota tries to make the designs there own.

The ROtas are not perfectly replicated from the originals, because those details are expensive to manufacturer thus the price for the real deals.


d00000000000000d....yew dont know WHAT the **** you are talking about....jesus

you dont have any sort of possible clue as to how wheels are made and who makes what or any of that

OBVIOUSLY

'rota' makes the factory stock wheels for MANY vehicles you see on the street every day

dont think you know **** because you DONT...i promise you that for a fact.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:37 AM   #44
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knockoff is just as shady as counterfeit, I think even more shady.

At least with the counterfeits, they had the balls to say they copied
what?
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d00000000000000d....yew dont know WHAT the **** you are talking about....jesus

you dont have any sort of possible clue as to how wheels are made and who makes what or any of that

OBVIOUSLY

'rota' makes the factory stock wheels for MANY vehicles you see on the street every day

dont think you know **** because you DONT...i promise you that for a fact.
hahaha. schooled.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #46
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knockoff is just as shady as counterfeit, I think even more shady.

At least with the counterfeits, they had the balls to say they copied, where Rota tries to make the designs there own.


Rotas are branded as Rotas, whereas a counterfit wheel would be branded as the original manufacturer. I'm not sure where you're getting a counterfit is more "honest" than a Rota, given the counterfit is illegally using someone else's brand and trademark.

There's nothing wrong with what Rota is doing, wheel designs aren't patented(with certain exceptions) and they're far from the only company producing replica wheels.

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The ROtas are not perfectly replicated from the originals, because those details are expensive to manufacturer thus the price for the real deals.
Obviously.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #47
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d00000000000000d....yew dont know WHAT the **** you are talking about....jesus

you dont have any sort of possible clue as to how wheels are made and who makes what or any of that

OBVIOUSLY

'rota' makes the factory stock wheels for MANY vehicles you see on the street every day

dont think you know **** because you DONT...i promise you that for a fact.
right

Companies do that all the time. Look at Cobra replicas like Factory Five and copied versions. At least they give homage to the originals.
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Companies do that all the time. Look at Cobra replicas like Factory Five and copied versions. At least they give homage to the originals.
and making a living doing soo.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:53 PM   #49
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Companies do that all the time. Look at Cobra replicas like Factory Five and copied versions. At least they give homage to the originals.
maybe you will grow up and outta bein k00 some day

i did a long time ago

'give homage' my bloody bleeding ars

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Old 08-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #50
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I bought set of wheels and tires from Wheeldudes Rota/Michelin
later found when had vibration issue one had a plug and the other was almost unbalance able. Wheeldude would not return email or calls. Think they threw me rejects from other local customers.
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