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I think Rota wheels work for daily use, but they are weakened in a track situation (like many wheels).

Most of these bent/cracked/separated wheels happen while at track events. Excessive heat from the brakes drastically heat up the wheel, and affect its strength.

We all know Rotas are inexpensive wheels, and that corners must be cut in order to make them. They are not a track wheel. They will not withstand the worlds biggest pothole.

Don't track use them for events where you are doing repeated heavy braking over and over again. If you are doing track events spend some money on your wheels to withstand the heat/pressure of being beaten. Ideally get a forged wheel for that.
 

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how about dont use them ever? i really cant believe you're trying to justify using those pieces of shit in any condition. those things wouldnt last a week on duluth roads, and a lot of areas in the cities arent any better.
 

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actually ive heard of most of those rotas breaking on hondas and the like from spirited driving, not track use
and we know most hondas dont have the torque our cars have

i give it a thumbs up for the good looking wheels rota puts out
but a thumbs down on using them and their quailty
 

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actually ive heard of most of those rotas breaking on hondas and the like from spirited driving, not track use
and we know most hondas dont have the torque our cars have
And the extra curb weight either.
 

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Rotas are for ricers as far as I'm concerned. I prefer not to be in their category.
lol.

yes, cheap wheels are ricer.

ever see some of the shit on tire rack?

the borken rota pictures are 99% of the time taken out of context. 2 of them had been proven to occur after an asshat did an ebrake slide/snow drift into a curb.

there perfectly fine, its just that the few times i checked they make no wheels that fit a saab (there are sizes listed on the site that are not mass produces and require full orders ie group buy style to even be made)
 

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Really ? these wheels are not that good eh,i picked up a set a few months ago,RB 16,[16x7]they look like the carroll shelby wheels.putting tires on them this weekend.i dont plan on track use but i guess i better hang on to the spg wheels i have.this is very discouraging news.

one more thing,whats the torque specs for the wheel bolts on a 89 900 turbo ?
 
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