Broken Rota P45R

Posted by Matt Rus - March 16, 2009 - 0
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While searching Rotas for Scooby I came across this broken Rota P45R wheel. Don’t have anything against Rotas but couldn’t resist to post another wrecked wheel.


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    sweep March 16, 2009 - 4:38 pm Reply

    interesting how it happens

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    edit_me March 16, 2009 - 5:11 pm Reply

    i hope my rota subzero dont get broken

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    Anonymous March 16, 2009 - 11:16 pm Reply

    Rotas suck. Why would you buy rotas? lol

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    Anonymous March 17, 2009 - 5:59 pm Reply

    Because they’re light and cheap, plus I would bet my life on it that this car was in some kind of accident. Wheels don’t just blow up on their own.

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    daitanspirits March 17, 2009 - 11:42 pm Reply

    But still, a Volk, Work, or SSR wheel would not deform like that on track duty, much less an accident. You get what you pay for.

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    Anonymous March 18, 2009 - 11:00 pm Reply

    errmmm are you guys sure its a rota p45r?
    looks like a legit nismo wheel!!

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    Matt March 19, 2009 - 5:47 am Reply

    It’s Rota wheel. Compare lug pattern…

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    Anonymous March 29, 2009 - 8:19 pm Reply

    not the 1st time i’ve seen that!! i’ve seen a rota wheel rip off an integra. the only thing left was the center piece held on by the lug nuts!!

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    Anonymous April 16, 2009 - 2:19 pm Reply

    I have them on two cars, one of them is an sti. I’ve hit pot holes going over 80 with no issues, lost control and went up a curb during snow and still no issues…all these pictures you see are of an accident or hitting something really really hard

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    Anonymous April 17, 2009 - 3:11 am Reply

    All you guys bashing rotas believe whatever you see online. This was obviously because of a very serious accident. If you do your research, you’ll find that rota actually spent more time developing their wheel than nismo did. So go spend 4x the price to buy any rays wheel.. All you get is the name and a fractionally better wheel. How many of you guys will actually ever track your “track project” anyway?!

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    da_russian_one April 22, 2009 - 10:55 am Reply

    if you would spend your time researching then you WOULD know that nismo does not research for their wheels. nismo wheels are made by RAYS ENGINEERING who really SPEND their time on RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT!!!
    if rota researches that much, why dont they come up with their own design? shit wheels are made of aluminum that wheel looks like it was made out of glass, wheels dont break they bend in accidents. do your homework or shut up. buy the real deal or keep it stock.

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    Anonymous May 5, 2009 - 6:35 pm Reply

    I hate ROTA! I had a set crack on me – nothing like this – but my ‘Boosts’ cracked right where the valvestem was and broke. Never again…

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    Anonymous May 6, 2009 - 9:36 pm Reply

    rotas are philippine made. they don’t come up with their own wheel designs? how original is that? when i was in the philippines, everyone was running these wheels.

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    Anonymous May 19, 2009 - 4:26 am Reply

    It’s a NISMO by Rays, big talk about in on other forums.

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    da_russian_one June 8, 2009 - 9:34 pm Reply

    the sticker might be NISMO by Rays…. try and google broken nismo wheel and then grow balls to post your name.

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    Anonymous July 2, 2009 - 6:45 pm Reply

    Here’s a post from the owner of this wheel

    “hydroplanned in to median and grindded off the pass side of my back bumper, now has holes in it lol. heavy traffic and i didnt wanna hit another car and didnt wanna scraped up the whole side of the car so flicked the wheel to the right (while im sliding backwards facing traffic) and slammed into a drainage thing popped up maybe a few inches in the air and slammed hard on the ground. had a section of the freeway closed off for me so i can limp the car off the freeway. We and my gf came out with no cuts, scrapes, bruises just shakened up. All of this happened at around 60-70mph”

    Next time you post a wheel image like this, post the full story. Rota Wheels do not just break like this, it takes a severe impact.

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    Anonymous September 12, 2009 - 8:54 am Reply

    rotas are still good!proudly phillipine made…

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    Anonymous September 18, 2009 - 4:44 pm Reply

    With every1 talking soo highly of Rays I thought I would mention that i drive a g35. It came with the optional Ray’s forged 19″ rims. The vehicle has ~50,000 miles on it, and I just had a front rim crack on me. Not sure why? But going 35 and hitting a very minor pothole should not do this. I now question the so-called strength of these wheels…

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    el_zilch_o September 22, 2009 - 8:55 pm Reply

    i haz got rotas on my drift spec r33 gtst and they are the sickest. holding a slide i get full feel and grip where i need it and the maxxis drift tyres a a perfect combo.

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    Jonathan October 4, 2009 - 2:20 am Reply

    Link to forum post! i wanna see the rest of the carnage, if it busted that wheel like that, the rest of the car must be in great shape

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    Anonymous December 10, 2009 - 6:12 am Reply

    no one knows how the wheels broke on here ok if those rims just cracked out of nowere, then rotat would update the way they make them , or the rota comp would of been shut down, these pic looks like they prob hit something or in a accident

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    Anonymous January 14, 2010 - 5:26 pm Reply


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    brandon May 31, 2010 - 4:10 pm Reply

    actually this wheel is a buddy of mines! and yes, he hit a fire hydrant and the car took a pretty hard hit

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