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Old 02-24-2003, 02:54 PM   #51
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hey, you guys hogged up all the attacks. they don't have any left. bummer.
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Old 02-24-2003, 03:31 PM   #52
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Hang on - they're worth the wait.
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Old 02-25-2003, 01:43 PM   #53
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Mine are A9/02 & do have a channel on the back of each spoke. Any replacement available/needed for these?
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Old 02-25-2003, 01:51 PM   #54
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Probably actually reads: A4/02. They are the initial batch I believe. If the channel runs the length of the back of the spoke it's the early batch. You can email Rota directly for more info.

Happy Motoring

edit: See below. A4 is not A9. My mistake.

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Old 02-27-2003, 04:18 PM   #55
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did anyone get their replacement wheels yet?
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Old 02-27-2003, 11:03 PM   #56
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Mine are A9/02 & do have a channel on the back of each spoke. Any replacement available/needed for these?
Your wheels have a new machining program at the back spokes already so these are the stronger ones already.

Even if it has the cavity it is already OK. Only SVP and a4 batch are the ones with the weaker design
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:50 AM   #57
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The master's voice (above). I'm glad I was wrong and that you're good with the wheels you've got.

Thanks to the Rota/Cosmic crew, I am too.

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Old 02-28-2003, 11:48 AM   #58
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did anyone get their replacement wheels yet?
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:55 AM   #59
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Hi Philliy

Yes, we have been replacing the wheels already so some guys here already have new rims at the moment
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:55 AM   #60
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Hi Philliy

Yes, we have been replacing the wheels already so some guys here already have new rims at the moment
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Old 03-01-2003, 12:34 PM   #61
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yup i got mine, im just having a hard time getting ups to pick the old ones up.
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Old 03-02-2003, 07:34 PM   #62
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yup i got mine, im just having a hard time getting ups to pick the old ones up.
thanks for the response TTC. about how long did it take for them to arrive from the time you ordered them?


another question: what will Rota Wheels be doing with the returned items? are they being reworked or melted down? just morbid curiosity.
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Old 03-02-2003, 08:57 PM   #63
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Question A4-02 and SVP castings

My friend just informed me of the casting issue and I have the casting in question, I can email you the pics if necessary. Otherwise wahts my next step??? Just a side note, Ive been extremely happy with the wheels, so much so that I sent (sold )you at least 4 other sets of wheels by referring friends to your company. I believe customer service,AKA when a company stands behind its product, proves to me that they produce a great product, otherwise theyd go bankrupt replacing problems!!! Unbelieveable customer care guys! I'll continue to reccommend to my friends without any hesitation!
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Old 03-03-2003, 02:08 AM   #64
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thanks for the response TTC. about how long did it take for them to arrive from the time you ordered them?


another question: what will Rota Wheels be doing with the returned items? are they being reworked or melted down? just morbid curiosity.
To answer your curious mind, The total affected wheels are around 80 pcs. These wheels will all be sold to a recycling facility and will be melted down.

Because it is only around 80 pcs, it will cost too much to send them back to the factory in the Philippines to be melted back into new wheels
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Old 03-03-2003, 02:06 PM   #65
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To answer your curious mind, The total affected wheels are around 80 pcs. These wheels will all be sold to a recycling facility and will be melted down.

Because it is only around 80 pcs, it will cost too much to send them back to the factory in the Philippines to be melted back into new wheels
cool, thank you for the response.
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Old 03-03-2003, 03:01 PM   #66
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Took bout a week or so, excellent service top notch!
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Old 03-04-2003, 11:03 AM   #67
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For those interested in how Rota does their Quality Control, here is a thread that covers this subject in an e-mail conversation with Michael Rojas of Rota.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=262667

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Old 03-04-2003, 11:18 AM   #68
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OMG...a wheel failed, no, can't be...
come on, it happens. You increase the
risk of a failure every time you screw
with ur vehicle. These things can be
catastrophic...fuel, brakes, wheels, etc.
Nothing quite like living scared.
Go buy a Volvo
I love my Rotas, my second set actually,
and they eat up potholes, but if they bit
the big one I wouldn't be too surprised.

Rotas are beautiful and well-built, but because
they are inexpensive, they can't be good...
uh-huh. How much do you guys think it actually
costs to produce wheels in the first place?
BBK's 4 LIFE....hahahaha
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Old 03-06-2003, 12:40 PM   #69
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Thumbs up to rota... Now make an Advan RG Replica!!!
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Old 03-08-2003, 02:02 AM   #70
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Your wheels have a new machining program at the back spokes already so these are the stronger ones already.

Even if it has the cavity it is already OK. Only SVP and a4 batch are the ones with the weaker design
Ahh well, I was hoping for replacements - got quite a few dings from a bit of rally driving - flying gravel will ding up aluminum rims pretty quick!
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Old 03-11-2003, 10:17 AM   #71
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Even if it has the cavity it is already OK. Only SVP and a4 batch are the ones with the weaker design

was the "weaker design" you mentioned TUV approved or is the new design TUV approved ..... just curious
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Old 03-12-2003, 04:09 AM   #72
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The attacks were not sold in Germany so we did not apply for TUV certification for these wheels.

The weaker attacks were tested using the JWL VIA specifications for 5x100 PCD.

The new versions were sold in France so we tested them with for all PCDs at 690 kg (JWL VIA for 5x114.3 PCD)

Just as a backgrounder JWL VIA standards for max load are higher in 5x114.3 PCD than 5x120 (BMW) and 5x112( M Benz, Audi VW)
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Old 03-14-2003, 11:02 AM   #73
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Don't know if anyone asked this before...But I didn't see it...My question is, were any of the Rota Battles affected by this problem?

Thanks - Kurt
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Old 03-14-2003, 11:27 AM   #74
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Don't know if anyone asked this before...But I didn't see it...My question is, were any of the Rota Battles affected by this problem?

Thanks - Kurt
No they are not. Only early attacks are affected
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Old 03-15-2003, 09:53 AM   #75
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Hi,
Any potential problems us Subzero owners may experience?
Or bad batches we need to watch out for?
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