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Old 06-30-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me how high quality they are? Im thinking of going with the 18" gold tarmacs
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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i look at it as u get what u pay for. i just bought 17" tarmac II's. they are no advan or anything, but that's why rotas are much cheaper. they have been known to crack or have the paint chip off, but that can happen to pretty much any wheel. i'm happy with the quality for the price. they look great and it's nice that they are designed for our suby's. i say go for it. if u are buying contact suby dude(www.subydude.com).
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:43 PM   #3
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i look at it as u get what u pay for. i just bought 17" tarmac II's. they are no advan or anything, but that's why rotas are much cheaper. they have been known to crack or have the paint chip off, but that can happen to pretty much any wheel. i'm happy with the quality for the price. they look great and it's nice that they are designed for our suby's. i say go for it. if u are buying contact suby dude(www.subydude.com).
agreed.
i've been rolling on my rotas for quite some time now, cant beat the price, and its comforting to me knowing these arent high dollar wheels, so i dont worry too much about them being stolen or anything.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:56 PM   #4
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If the rotas are a good deal for the price, what would you say is a better wheel (very light and still very durable) that is still within reason in terms of cost. I know that 'within reason' is different for a lot people, but there is usually a spot where there is a big jump from one product level to the next.

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Old 06-30-2004, 06:55 PM   #5
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rotas are pretty strong (I've nailed some pretty bad potholes w/ my SDR's) ... there were some issues w/ one or two of the models cracking (attacks or subzeros), but it was a manufacturing defect.

My only complaint is that they scratch relatively easy. (not sure exactly how they're painted) ... need to get me some touchup paint.
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:58 AM   #6
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ive had my gold sdr's on for a few months now, i take great care of them, no scratches or anything, they seem pretty strong also, as ive nailed some pretty big pot holes with no damage ::knock on wood:: i say get them, theyre sweet wheels for a sweet price, just make sure u get some good tires with them
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Old 07-01-2004, 04:55 AM   #7
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I have had my Tarmac's on for about 8 months or so, they have held up pretty good. I go off roading alot and I even slid sideways into a pretty large boulder and it just barely scratched the wheel. So far I have gotten my moneys worth.
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:24 AM   #8
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Bronze Rota SDR's here, and I love 'em. I think they are great quality for the price. As far as problems go, anytime I've heard of something being defective Rota has stood by their product 100%. There was one batch of wheels that cracked, and Rota replaced them all.

I figure Rotas are daily drivers, just like my car. If I get to the point where I drive my car less and show it more, I'll pick up a nice set of bling wheels.

For now, I drive the hell out of my car and love every minute of it.
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:41 AM   #9
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Is www.subydude.com the best price for new Rotas?
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:17 AM   #10
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subydude basically is Rota.. hes married into the rota family or something Might not always be the best price, but i guarnatee you itll be the best service and most fun to talk with..
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Old 07-01-2004, 09:39 AM   #11
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I hear they are powdercoated...
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:58 AM   #12
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Bought 17 in. Rota Torques from Subydude a few months ago, love the wheels and the service is the best I have experienced so far.
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Old 07-01-2004, 03:23 PM   #13
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I hear they are powdercoated...
They definitely are not powdercoated.

I have had my Torques for about 4 months and also love them.
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:47 PM   #14
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love my torques, even thought i have only had them for 24 hours now.

btw subydude rules. cool guys, i just told them i saw them on nabisco and they threw in lug nuts for free!
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:54 PM   #15
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they are no advan or anything
That might not be the best example of a high-end wheel. Advans are expensive, but I thought that they were cast, and not particularly strong. You can get forged wheels for the same money.

I've been using Rota's for over two years, and have been very happy with them. Many nice designs, and you can't beat the price for a quality wheel. Buy them at Oakos (www.oakos.com), best vendor out there.

If you're willing to spend a bit more, the Enkei RPF1 is a very nice, light wheel.
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Old 07-02-2004, 05:06 PM   #16
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Just because you can spend more money on wheels, doesn't mean you should. Nor does it mean they'll be any better quality. You can't beat Rota for the price. Period. If you have a little higher budget, spend it on some high quality tires. Tires are WAY more important than the wheels they're attached too.
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