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Old 01-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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What's the word on the street (no pun) regarding Rota Attack wheels? I am planning on a set of 17's. Would a like-new set of STi potenza RE 70's fit and be reasonable for dry/wet performance and daily driving? Are other than OEM lugnuts recommended? Are the black inserts functional?
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:33 PM   #2
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RE070's will fit, but I hear they're dodgy in the rain.
Aftermarket lugnuts are required for Rotas
The inserts are for show only
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Old 01-18-2004, 03:35 PM   #3
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Wagonmonster--many thanks.
Do the correct lugnuts come w/ each wheel set? Where is the recommended source, if not?

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Old 01-18-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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lugnuts do not come with the wheels, you need to find tuner lugs. mcGard splinedrives are great but will also run you about 70-80 bucks. i got kyokugens for $40.

I just got myself a set of attacks not long ago. I put on falken grB's. They seem great so far, excellent grip wet and dry, and are pretty quiet too.

By the way the attacks weigh 17 lbs, not 15 or 16 which many places advertise.

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Old 01-18-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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Any vendor who sells Rotas should either provide you with the proper lugnuts or offer to sell you them.

I believe suby_dude reccommends McGard Lugnuts
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Old 01-18-2004, 07:50 PM   #6
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what? dude, i was goign to order them because they were the same as stock or a little lighter! What gives? Did you weigh them? (rotas)
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Old 01-18-2004, 11:50 PM   #7
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yup i weighed them on my bathroom scale and I had edge racing weigh them on the scale they use which looked like a really good one. Their scale read 17.0 lbs which is about the same as i got on 2 different bathroom scales.

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Old 01-19-2004, 12:15 AM   #8
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Rota themselves has always stated that the Attacks weigh 16.5 lbs. which is the same as the stock wheel. But consider what you're getting: an inch larger wheel and an inch wider wheel for the same weight. That's excellent for the price which is why I'm buying them as well.

To get appreciably lighter wheels you need to spend about $400 more a set for the Enkei RPF-1's - which weigh about 1.5 lbs. less per wheel.

But Keith Casey seemed to do ok in autocross last year running the 16.5 lb. Attacks with the 26 lb. Falken Azenis Sports. Maybe there's more to life and racing than unsprung weight and rotating mass.

I would also recommend the Falken GRB FK451's. A lot of people want to compare them to Yokohama ES-100's because of the price but in this test from Germany's Auto Motor und Sport magazine the Falkens held their own against Toyo TS1's, Goodyear F1 GS-D3's and Dunlop SP 9000's - i.e. some of the best wet-biased max performance tires available.

http://www.falken-europe.de/common/i...fs/sa_test.pdf
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Rota Attack 17" weights between 16-17 lbs... depending on color... the darker the finish the heavier the wheel.

but w/ a 1 lbs difference between the color i doubt you'll be able to tell the difference once its on your ride...

as far as year round tire... the Falker Ziek 512s got #1 rating for year round performing tires.

if you want to see attacks on on cars you can check:

http://www.subydude.com/gallery/

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http://forums.subydude.com/viewforum.php?f=3

good luck!

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well my royal steel grey's were 17 lbs. I imagine if you got silver they would be lighter.
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I've got two sets of 17" steel grey attacks (one set with f1 GS-3D's, one with RA-1's) and have been very happy with them.

As for lugs, Suby Dude has Dulamin lugs, which will save you that half pound you're worried about over stock or chrome lugs!
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:43 PM   #12
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What's the word on Zenki lugs? Hope they'll work on the Attacks.
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