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      05-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Possible Rota G-Force group buy...

I just spoke to Zoeb at WheelDude about a group buy and he said all he would need was 5 people, and its a go. This would require a $200 non-refundable deposit, and would total $900.

The sizes and offsets would be subject to the Rota engineering dept review but they will be near the sizes below:

18 x 8.5 et 42
18 x 9 et 43

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just chiming in to confirm that we are willing to do this if there is enough interest.

feel free to post here or PM with your questions.
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      05-28-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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just chiming in to confirm that we are willing to do this if there is enough interest.

feel free to post here or PM with your questions.
Thank you sir...
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Thank you sir...
Are we confident that these offsets are good?

I'm interested, but don't want to put down a deposit until I know what the exact offset/tire sizes i'll be able to run will be.

any ETA on delivery after the GB is started.

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why can't we have this wheel in 19"....
this is from Zoeb as well....
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Are we confident that these offsets are good?

I'm interested, but don't want to put down a deposit until I know what the exact offset/tire sizes i'll be able to run will be.

any ETA on delivery after the GB is started.

Thanks!
My current wheels are 18 x 8 et40 (225/40) & 18 x 9 et43 (255/35). They fit perfectly. I think the offsets suggested will work just fine. These offsets will be confirmed by Rota prior to manufacture. I think these will look awesome...

Zoeb said that he could do it with only 5 people. Getting 10 people seems to be difficult around here...
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zoeb can't get us the right offset on the LM reps cause he a noob.

And if reverse pysch worked, here's the right offset.

19x8.5 et 46
19x9 et 50
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zoeb can't get us the right offset on the LM reps cause he a noob.

And if reverse pysch worked, here's the right offset.

19x8.5 et 46
19x9 et 50


anyway if there is more confirmation on either the LMs or the rotas I'm so in this...... like in in in.....
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i am in for the LM reps for the picture above....
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Don't worry, I won't go into an argument about quality again


For those interested in a rub free setup, you might want to request something around these offsets...

18x8.5 +46 offset
18x9 +50 offset

Although This is a 19" wheel, the same offsets are used regardless of diameter. this should fit a 235/265 setup comfortably...
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For those interested in a rub free setup, you might want to request something around these offsets...

18x8.5 +46 offset
18x9 +50 offset

Although This is a 19" wheel, the same offsets are used regardless of diameter. this should fit a 235/265 setup comfortably...
Zoeb needs to run these offset by the Rota engineering Dept. I want the most aggressive offsets as possible...

I believe this set up could be a little better with a 4-5mm lower offset. I'm still in for my OP purposed offsets or et42 front, and et45 rear max.
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Zoeb needs to run these offset by the Rota engineering Dept. I want the most aggressive offsets as possible...

I believe this set up could be a little better with a 4-5mm lower offset. I'm still in for my OP purposed offsets or et42 front, and et45 rear max.
Take a look at the VMR CSL reps if you want to see what that will look like.

Plus, with a 45 offset, a 255 in the back has a fairly good chance of rubbing
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Take a look at the VMR CSL reps if you want to see what that will look like.

Plus, with a 45 offset, a 255 in the back has a fairly good chance of rubbing
The VMR's are 9.5 et45, these will be 9.0 et45. I will buy VMR reps for sure if I cant get four more people. These should be perfect for 255's...

I actully work with a fellow 128 owner who might be interested, however he is not into spending any money on his car.
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.5 inches is around 13 mm. But i think if you ever wanna carry stuff or people in your car, you'd get a higher offset so things dont rub.
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.5 inches is around 13 mm. But i think if you ever wanna carry stuff or people in your car, you'd get a higher offset so things dont rub.
I'm actually have no affiliation with WheelDude, I am just a consumer trying to get 4 people together who might want an aggressive set up that will not rub with 225/255 or 235/255. If you are looking for a 235/265, I agree you might have some issues.

I have 9.0 rears et43 and have 255's on my car now (Toyo R1R's) and they acutually measures with a tape measure a little over 10" of tread as they should (10.039" = 255mm). My wheel and tire do not stick out of the wheel well at all, look great and fit. I am positive et45 on a 9.0" wheel will not rub with 255's.

If anyone else is interested lets get these made...
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yup u can count me in but I wont be able to give my deposit until July/August... would that be ok? I am 100% thou


Also can we can tire/tpms package?

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yup u can count me in but I wont be able to give my deposit until July/August... would that be ok? I am 100% thou


Also can we can tire/tpms package?

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Now we're getting somewhere...

I will e-mail Zoeb...
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im gonna be lowered on H&R sport springs. so that's 1.8 inch drop up front and 1.3 drop i nthe rear. You think the 9.0" ET 45 wont rub?
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im gonna be lowered on H&R sport springs. so that's 1.8 inch drop up front and 1.3 drop i nthe rear. You think the 9.0" ET 45 wont rub?
Good question...

I'm at stock ride height, and even if I lower it will only be ~3/4" on KW street sports (highest setting). I do know that with the OEM suspension (which is soft) over BIG dips the wheels will go deep into the wheel well. I obviously do not know for sure, but I think it should still be OK. I say get on board and try with us!!!

Your ride will be absolutely awesome with these.
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I'd be in for the Rota's...but what colors are available..just silver?
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I'd be in for the Rota's...but what colors are available..just silver?
With only a 5 set run, Zoeb said that all will be one color. I was thinking silver would be the most appealing for most colors. They can do other colors, however it might be hard to find 5 buyers for another color...
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Wow lots of tech talk ... I really wish I understood offsets and fitment better.
All I know is I want that sexy advan rs concave look which I believe comes with a high offset
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