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Rota RB 15 x 7 et30

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Hi there

Is anyone wearing Rota RBs that are 15 x 7 et 30? Any issues? Also, if you are, what are your suspension specs?

I ask because for a vintage looking wheel and compared to Panasport, Compmotive, Superlites they are very reasonably priced.

Thanks again 2002FAQ!

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many people run that wheel on 02's. 25mm is the correct offset to use.

anything thicker than about a 3mm spacer and you are going to have to replace all the wheel studs with longer ones. avoid using spacers if at all possible.

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Look for the +25. they are out there.

Would this still apply if running turbo flares, or would a different offset be preferable in that situation?

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I'll vouch for the looks of the RB- next to a Panasport, you're pretty hard- pressed

to tell the difference.

Until you pick it up, of course- they do weigh more.

But they look 98% the same for less than 50% of the cost.

And the quality is price- appropriate...

t

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From the website it looks like they're available in 35, 25, and 4mm offsets.

With turbo flares, do you think the 4mm offset would still require spacers?

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Hi there

Is anyone wearing Rota RBs that are 15 x 7 et 30? Any issues? Also, if you are, what are your suspension specs?

I ask because for a vintage looking wheel and compared to Panasport, Compmotive, Superlites they are very reasonably priced.

Thanks again 2002FAQ!

Don't know about any one else's experience, but in my opinion, Rota's are not comparable to Panasports (I have never owned superlites). They are heavier (which might be ok if you drive where there are pot holes) and the finish on my Rota's was poor. I had issues with the paint (easily dings and peeled on one wheel). They are certainly lower cost, but in my opinion, lower quality as well. I disclosed the issues with mine and they still sold quickly, so there may not be much of a downside in giving them a whirl. I would go for the correct offset if possible.

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Interesting, m- I got a set last year to use with the E30 race car,

and didn't find them to be all that fragile...

I wonder if they've gotten better, or I got lucky.

And yes, with turbo flares, that +4 offset will fill the flares nicely.

You might have rubbing in front on full steering lock, both on the

front valence and on the rear inner fender.

t

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Not sure. I only have the one data point (well, two actually, a local 02'er here in Tampa had problems with the paint on his Rota Alpina copies). I have beat the stink out of Panasports on streeet and track with no issues, so I just go with what I know. Could be I just got a shabby set of Rota's. Anyway, the Rota's are certainly cheaper.

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Huh. I'll keep an eye on the RBs I have- they're for rain tires,

so they don't see tons of track time. But they did do the

entire 8 hours of Portland... and practice theretofore...

And I'll second the durability of the Panasports-

I have wrecked them, run them over curbs, up against Miatae,

and through the tire mounting machine with cantilevers on them

for a decade,

and zero of 18 are bent.

Zero.

t

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I have a set of rota rb's.

several thousand miles and a few years on them. most of those wrapped in r-comps banging curbing on track. zero issues. and finish is still perfect.

yes, they are a pound per wheel heavier than panasports.

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