Seriously those eBay/super cheap-o brands of wheels are like the Natural Ice of the beer world- being the cheapest **** of cheap ***** and everyone around knows that you'd be better off drinking your own **** after scooping it out of the porta-john. If you're going to be cheap, at least to it with a good cheap. I'd say Rota is about like PBR- sure it's cheap, but it get's the job done, it's been around awhile and it's generally not frowned upon.
I'd say Rota is about like PBR- sure it's cheap, but it get's the job done, it's been around awhile and it's generally not frowned upon.
Eh? I thought Rotas were frowned upon. Usually it's by snobs for copying expensive wheels, but there's lots of reports of casting related failures (probably from copying a forged design) on some of their lighter weight models. I wouldn't trust a rota wheel that had thin spokes or weighed less than a pound per inch of wheel diameter.
I've been using Rota SubZeros w/Kumho V710s for 3 years of autoX and track days with no problems....and those have the bad design of the holes between the lug holes that are nearly squared. I honestly believe that Rota pays more attention to their wheels than the chinese/uber cheap wheels. I also think that Rota has put out many times the amount of wheels compared to many other brands. Even with a 1% defect rate, comparing 1% of 1 million wheels is going to be a lot more than 1% of 10,000 wheels....clearly one looks like it has "more failures". I've also had multiple sets that have held up to plenty of hard abuse (only 62% of Atlanta's roads are considered "acceptable"). I dunno...I'm not trying to turn this into a debate thread.
BTW- I alsoways get a giggle at people drinking PBR...like drinking FourLoko....it's kinda of a fun joke to do so...but you know they know better.
As a snowboard/ski bum in the winter, I fully endorse PBR.
I hate the fake "3 peice" look, my old enkeis have that look and I hate it. I also picked up my current wheels for $100.. So i deal with it. One day I'll stop drinking PBR and get some real wheels I guess.
Serious question. What was everyone on before 6uls came out?
15x6.5 and 15x7 with 205's. Mainly stock painted 99 wheels, Kosei K1, Prorace 1's,rota's, RPF1 if you were a balla. Once 6UL's came out you could be a balla on a budget.
to the op. Its def ok to run something different, just check weights and strength. As far as threads on "how does x part look" thats not how we roll here. If you want a flamming beat down feel free to ask how your ***** drift shifter looks. Now back on topic. Those wheels lool like your GF anus, bumpy and stretched.
Last edited by jacob300zx; 04-20-2011 at 01:43 AM.