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Old 07-04-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Where is a good place to buy Rota wheels?

^title. i know some of you on here have Rotas so maybe you could help me.


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Old 07-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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Honestly, Ebay. I've tried calling people who have them on their site and it's always the same story: "we don't actually sell Rotas anymore." You can find RBs and Slip Streams on Ebay pretty easily. Anything other than that, though (SDR, Subzero, etc.) good question.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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Rota's are FTL. They break when going over a speed bump. I wouldn't risk running such poorly made wheels. leave the Rota's for honda boys.
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Rota's are FTL. They break when going over a speed bump. I wouldn't risk running such poorly made wheels. leave the Rota's for honda boys.
last i've heard is that from people who've driven their cars hard most of the time. even if all the breakage is true wouldn't that probably be expected with how light they are? wouldn't they sacrifice strength to achieve that light weight? but i didn't make this to talk about the quality, i just want to know where to find them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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Rota's are FTL. They break when going over a speed bump. I wouldn't risk running such poorly made wheels. leave the Rota's for honda boys.

Sorry, I've never liked unfounded or unsubstantiated statements, especially when most are usually based on hearsay. You need to provide some "proof". Lots and lots of Rota's are out there. I have seen them used in rally and rallycross without issues. My son has a set used on two Subarus (currently on a WRX). They have lots of miles on them and are over 7 years old. The so called damaged ones shown on some websites were clearly abused, bounced off of curbs, and used on drift cars pulling heavy g's, etc. Hell I've seen drift cars destroy Ray's, Weld's, and BBS wheels (all considered very good wheels, if not the cream of the crop). There's no evidence that Rotas fail at any greater rate than other mass produced wheels.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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Not cool. I have Rota's on my Focus.
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I broke a Rota wheel. It was on a car that was pretty heavily autocrossed and had a nasty bend in the lip. I would definitely buy a set of them new, though, and never think anything of it.
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I know of three people who have had problems with them, one of them was my friend and the other were acquaintances. My friend bent his slipstream doing about 40 and went through a pot hole. I'm talking about everyday driving. I don't know the name of the wheel, I think it was the option, anyway, cracked a spoke during auto cross. And another pot hole bent a lip of this one other dude.

I just said I would rather invest in a stronger wheel. Maybe even the Sportmax/XXR wheels, I used a pair for drifting and have even hit a small barrier with them and they held up. They're heavy, but did the job.
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I use my Slipstreams for autocross. No cracks or bends here. But to answer your question. Try 18racing.com.
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