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Old 07-14-2011, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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RK-R is the official name of the ROTA Wat knockoff. Release in about 2 weeks. I'lll load up the pic when I get back to the office later.


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Old 07-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweeet!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So the rumors are true
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if this is BS im gonna flip my shit...waited on buying new wheels cause of the last thread....then it seemed it was a hoax....now I have a chanve to get some wheels ive been waitin tho pop up on here....hope these RK-Rs are legit..any idea on sizing and offsets yet?
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Mike doesn't start threads to spread rumors.
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good im buying one of the first sets to rolll out
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All hail the new Sportmaxx.
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Yay finely I hope they make a 15x9.5 or bigger
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All hail the new Sportmaxx.

Lmao atleast they look better then sportmaxx! =]
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Sportmaxx don't look bad at all. They actually look good in a lot of cases. When they first came out they were the new hotness. There was no hate.

What makes them lame now is that everybody. has. them.

These new Rotas, if the hype is true - and if Rota makes them in some of the sizes they've been using for new wheels lately - will be even more popular than the XXR/Sportmaxx because they'll appeal to both the M.net crowd and the hellastancesuperflushdoepfit crowd.

Errbody will have them.
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Im gonna hard rock em...
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Thats true they are making more appealing sizes finally.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I wish they'd get a little more friendly with x9.. I'd die if they came out with x9 grids. I'd have to sell mine haha.
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Ur grids are badass what u talkin about lol...was gonna do the same ones but black until i head these were on the way
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Fresh off the mold, its the only picture I have right now. This is for the owners AE86 so its a 15x8 (+10?) 4x114.3.

I don't make rumors and when I got proof of the previous wheels ROTA made (Grid V and Shakotan), I shared them with all of you.

These wheels are being made and my source says in 2 weeks they'll be ready. So far only the 15x8 is being produced and I'm still not clear on which offset was made..+0 or +10..

Now getting back to this design, it seems fair to say that its not quite a Wat but more like its cousin the RB...but then the angle and color could distort things. The lip does not appear to be very deep nor do the spoke appear to be very angled but again it could all be the picture. More pictures will eventually arrive.
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Still want
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+10 would be great if it still retained the same lip depth as the 0 offset
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^^ In traditional Rota style, it probably does. They'll just modify the mounting pad of the wheel to get 10mm more offset.
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I dunno the more i look at it...the more i dont like it...I dunno
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #20 (permalink)
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very subscribed.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I was curious if they shared anything similar....appears not.

ROTA RK-R


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hmmm 15x8 0 would be okay for me.
maybe even x9 0.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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woah these are VERY convincing knock off. I used to own a set of legit wat's and I'm currently saving for another set.
I'm finding it a real challenge to spot the differences D:

I hate seeing stuff like this because it makes me want to fold and buy a set since I know it's going to be a fraction of the cost lol. I wish Rota would make their own design wheels for once instead of ripping off something already established. Lord knows, with the money they've made preaching to the "real wheels are expensive" crowd, they would have enough to start R&D'ing their own styles and maybe make themselves into a decently priced original manufacturer.
Buuuut they won't...
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I wish Rota would make their own design wheels for once instead of ripping off something already established.
I think they have one or two styles that are less "rip off" and more "inspired by". Like the K7, for example. But, yeah - the majority of their business is in the "replica" market.
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Been doing research...looks like a great replica...the only diff i can see that the end of the spoke on the rear side is a little more flared out than the orig
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Damn these look great! Far better than i thought.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:43 PM   #27 (permalink)
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The differences while subtle are obvious. ROTAS mounting hubs are smaller in diameter lending to longer spokes. The smaller hub will make it easier to mount on a variety of cars (hopefully ours) where brake calipers and brackets get in the way.


RS Watanabe R-Type 15x8+0
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Do want....
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:51 PM   #29 (permalink)
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hmmm 15x8 0 would be okay for me.
maybe even x9 0.
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i would love to see them in 15x9 0

but still on the maybe list
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I likey. I still want some K7s though. Or some 16x8 Grid-V. Or for fucks sake will Rota please do the HM3 in some wider sizes and lower offsets?
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