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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:32 pm

Rotas have been proven on the track for a while. The only real thing against them is being a replica. A lot of hate over that.

The car looks good.
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Postby underscore » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:02 am

Cheap wheels + expensive tires > expensive wheels and cheap tires.

And then there's the whole cost for a replacement thing too.
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Postby toayoztan » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:00 am

Yeah, I think that's the general gist I got after reading some more.

I think I will probably go with Gold. Replicas are fine with me right now, since I can't afford 2-3k wheels.

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Postby Meenya » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:34 am

I haven't taken the car to the track yet...but have been driving the car throughout the summer pushing the car and on bad roads in Toronto. So far no issues.
I believe that those people that have negative reviews were running 30 profile tires or lower. I've seen strong expensive wheels break running low profile tires.

Reasons I got them in importance order:
1. They clear AP Racing brakes up front (I could get 2 GramLights for front since I already had 2 rears (for sale now) but I would need spacers to clear the brakes. I don't like the spacer idea when I spend $600+ per wheel.

2. Price is important too when you get wheels and not sure if they will fit properly. Note: DMS coilovers leave less room on inside of the wheel at the back than other coilovers as the springs seat quite a bit lover. In my case 255 tire would not work with 15mm effective offset and negative camber on my car. I would need lower offset and roll the fender.
3. I am planning to use them for racing and the thought process was that I can rotate them.
I'm looking for another nice set of dress wheels for cruising that won't need any spacers and look good. Something like Pat's (alltrac101) setup. But I need more time to figure out perfect offset and AP brakes makes it more harder to find right wheels as they don't like making rims that clear big brakes in 5x100 setup :(


toayoztan wrote:What's your take on the Rota's anyway?

I'm sure you've heard the mixed reviews about half saying they are cheap quality, don't buy them, they won't hold up.

The other half says they are plenty fine unless you "slam into a curb at 90mph" kind of deal (basically, it's not good to do that with any wheel).

Did you get them for the looks and b/c they were a good price, or b/c you think they will hold up good and plan to do some racing and pushing the car?

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Postby toayoztan » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Good info. I'm only running stock brakes for now, but will be upgrading down the road, and is nice to know these wheels will clear without issues.

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Postby CSAlltrac » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:25 am

If you get on some VW forums they tend to have some very nice wheels. I will say that they are more about the "stance" thing than performance but you can still find good widths and offsets for us to use. Thats where I found these.
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