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Old 04-09-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
Reezo
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Default Where to get Rota's ?

Who sells Rota Wheels locally ?
i really really really don't want to order from the US, but will have to if there is no local dealer
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:37 AM   #2
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Try calling Dale's out in Langley. I had them price out some wheels recently, and the customer service was excellent, prices were fair, and he said he could order most brands.

What is the quality like on the Rota's? The "Grids" look sweet, but I've heard mixed reviews. Some guys love them, but I've also heard alot of negative reviews too of them falling apart etc.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:53 AM   #3
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I got my Rota Battles from Garage five a while back.
Personally I would never get Rota again, only make that mistake once.
They look great, but 1 'spoke' cracked in no time at all. (thankfully I bought 5).
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:06 PM   #4
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I've bought about 10 sets of Rota's through the years and more for customers. I've never had one crack including a set on my 400+ hp STi. I always went through Dave at G5, I also had some custom painted through them (when only gold was available). Always great service, good pricing on them and hooked up good tire sets as well.
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:07 PM   #5
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Rota quality is fine. A few horror stories about wheels falling to pieces but the same can be found for any brand, people just have it out for the knockoffs.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:51 PM   #6
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I got mine at Image in Motion in Maple Ridge a few years ago. I love mine and haven' had any issues so far oth than some minor rash (my fault lol).
"Knock on wood"
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:47 PM   #7
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I've taken my 18x9 Rota DPT on back roads of Merritt during PFR to spectate. Travelling over 60km/h on these wheels and no cracks or warping.
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:43 PM   #8
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I think for the hobbyist Rota's are fine, though you may not want to regularly track a car with them...
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:31 PM   #9
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Daily driving with potholes, speed bumps and other unknowns is a hell of a lot more abusive to a wheel than groomed tarmac.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:25 PM   #10
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Daily driving with potholes, speed bumps and other unknowns is a hell of a lot more abusive to a wheel than groomed tarmac.
one could argue in Vancouver at least, the roads are not so bad. I drive at least 100KM around everyday and don't encounter any crazy ass potholes or anything. The worst inner roads are probably the ones in the Westside near Kerrisdale.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:15 PM   #11
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Agreed, Vancouver roads are silky smooth. I spent several winters in Ontario on Rota's and never had any issues. All comes down to circumstance, but I wouldn't be concerned putting them on my car.
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