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Old 09-09-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Question Rim Weight for Rota Torque?

I saw the 17X8 rota torque for sale online, I particularly like the width of the rim, but was curious of it's weight. Does anybody know. I've searched online but did not find it .

also, for those of you who ran 17X8's was it too much for the WRX (my car is an '04 sedan). Should i just stick with 17X7 or 17X7.5 Some help and your experiences would be appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
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A guy here in Mke has a set, I thought he said they were 18-19 lbs.

What are you looking to do with the car? If you're tracking or auto-x, you can mount a 235 or even a 245 on an 8" rim. Unfortunately, if you're in STX, the most used tire right now only comes in 225/45, so the extra 1/2" doesn't do you much good.

For street use, a 7.5 with 225s or a 7" with 215s is probably more than enough (and as a bonus, tires will be cheaper).

Personally, I've got 17x7.5 Work Emotions (nothing like the original ), and wouldn't want anything wider for street use.
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I was looking at Enkei RPF1's 17X8 @ something like 15.2 lbs/rim... rediculous!! I love it. I've seen them for $230/rim. It's just that the rota torques were $162/rim. not too shabby. I wonder if the rota's would be as strong as the enkei's??? I'm thinking of wrapping them in AVON tech M500's. fliz, how well does your 7.5's fill out your fenders. the stock 16X6.5's look so damn gimpy tucked in the fenders
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Here is a site that lists the weight as 16.5 lbs.
It is only listing the 17x7.5" wheel, though.
http://www.seriousauto.com/rota_wheels/torque/
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HarryD,

thanks, that's perfect!
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fliz, how well does your 7.5's fill out your fenders. the stock 16X6.5's look so damn gimpy tucked in the fenders
I think the 7.5's fill out the fender nicely. The Works are a little lower offset (+48) than some of the others, so that helps also.

I didn't like the look of the front wheel gap after I got them, so I picked up a set of STi Pink springs, which dropped the car about 3/4" from where it was (STi RA springs).

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