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Old 04-05-2005, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Cant decide on wheels

okay it has come down to 2 sets of wheels....either the Rota Grids in steel grey, or Gram Lights 57s in the grey silver....an i cant for the life of me decide.

They are both cast wheels...but the gram lights are gonna cost me about 400 more dollars....i think the gram lights weigh about a pound less a wheel....and i like the look of the gram lights better i suppose. But they are both good looking. Oh and one more thing, they way i am getting them, the grids will be shipped with tires, the gram lights i will have to source tires elsewhere...

I guess im just looking for experience with the wheels or suggestions, i dunno haha i need outside advice......and yes i have done research on these wheels extensively.
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:48 AM   #2
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It all boils down to personal preference. I really dig the Gram Lights (name brand), but if you can get Grids (knockoffs) with tires, not only will you save a little time, you'll also save $400, as you mentioned. Rota makes great wheels (I have the Actions myself), and the Grids look great. Your choice.... if it were me, I'd get the Grids then use the $400 on a sway bar set, or springs, or whatever.
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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I'm in the same boat as you. I really like the 57s but I think i'm gonna get the rota package deal and save some money.
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:13 AM   #4
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Yeah i think i have decided to go with the rotas.....the 400-500 dollars i save can go towards something else i need. I figure they look so close in design and they are only about a pounds difference i cant really justify the extra money. I am getting springs and camber bolts as well as the alignment all at the same time so the money i save will go there.......now i start saving for cobb stage 2...
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:58 AM   #5
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I was gonna say... Show us some photos and then we can recommend ya a set
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, get the Rotas... I still got those springs!
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:49 PM   #7
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Yeah i think i have decided to go with the rotas.....the 400-500 dollars i save can go towards something else i need. I figure they look so close in design and they are only about a pounds difference i cant really justify the extra money. I am getting springs and camber bolts as well as the alignment all at the same time so the money i save will go there.......now i start saving for cobb stage 2...
Yep, good choice. You can use the money you saved towards springs and struts...or cobb stage 2 which i have and love.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:31 PM   #8
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Yeah i decided to get a new quote from suby dude , but they dont have the color wheel i want and they dont carry the tires i want either.....damnit...ah well, the search continues...
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