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Old 05-14-2001, 11:08 AM   #1
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Question Rota and Motegi wheels?

Looking around on Modacar's site, I see a couple of wheels that I'd like to get some more info on, specifically: Rota Vaderís and Motegi Racing MR7ís.

Anyone know anything about either of these comapnies? Decent quality?

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Old 05-14-2001, 02:44 PM   #2
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ur not gonna believe this but their parent company, or their supplier is american racing, i inquired about their "formula 5" wheel for my audi, and was suprised when american racing wheels replied... (they don't make my lug pattern...)
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Old 05-14-2001, 03:58 PM   #3
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Rota & Konig Wheels are one in the same too.
Lame wheel marketing ploys.
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Old 05-15-2001, 12:52 AM   #4
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Motegis are really heavy. The lightest 17" I have seen is about 23lbs.
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Old 05-15-2001, 11:57 AM   #5
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Actually, GT, your information is wrong. They only get their alloys from the same source (as do many asian wheel producers).
Rota wheels are made in the Phillipines in a surprisingly high-tech plant. My friend picked up his rims (non-Subaru) from there when he went to visit family.
Konigs are mostly made in Japan, in a plant near Hiroshima or Nagasaki, I can't remember where we were.
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Old 05-15-2001, 07:18 PM   #6
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i also looked at the motegi's. i found out that only the 18's come in a 48mm offset, they don't make a 17" that will work at least in that style...sorry
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Actually we have the MR7's mounted on a few of our cars. One set on a show room car now and three on customers cars. They are all 17 inches and are a 40mm off set. The fitting was done by direct tire and they told me there is pleanty of room for them on a WRX. So they will work and they look really nice. Infact one of the cars was a a blaze yellow if that's what you have with anthercite.
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Old 05-16-2001, 10:49 AM   #8
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yebokmj - Thanks for the info, that's good to know. However, as much as I think the offset issue is overhyped, I really do want to stay at 48mm or above, otherwise I may lose too much sleep.

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