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Old 12-31-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default On-Car comparison of Rota Grids and Volk TE-37's!

Just found some pics on my hard drive that are a fair comparison of Rota vs. Volk TE-37's.

Same type of car (96-00 coupe), both bronze, both 16".

16" Bronze Rota Grids:







16" Bronze Volk TE-37's (buddy's car):







There you have it.


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rota will never duplicate the width and angles correctly , the te's look a lot more solid .
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bump, resized the last 2 pics
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volks are way sleeker
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Default Re: On-Car comparison of Rota Grids and Volk TE-37's! (Reza)

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rota will never duplicate the width and angles of the spokes they try to copy.
I know, that's what bothers me.

I want 16" bronze Volk TE-37's so bad, but I just can't justify spending the $ on them.

The Grids are within my budget, but the spokes are too skinny. Ugh.
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rota will never duplicate the width and angles correctly , the te's look a lot more solid .
I think they can but they don't want to otherwise they will get sued out of the business.
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hey thats my old si i think the big difference is in the color. the volks are a darker bronze....but rota does make a new full royal sports bronze for the grids....its a dark bronze like the volks. i know the volks are better in many ways....but they are hella $$$
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I think they can but they don't want to otherwise they will get sued out of the business.
therefore that's why I think they are whack...
the gt3's came out, they don't look like gabs..
the c8's came out , they don't look like mf's...
when the cpr copies come out, they won't have the red lettering in the center as well correct spoke size.

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rota will never duplicate the width and angles correctly , the te's look a lot more solid .
Your right it just looks different, and always has to me.
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corrected statement by me:
therefore that's why I think they are whack...
the gt3's came out, they don't look like gabs..
the c8's came out , they don't look like mf's...
when the cpr copies come out, they won't have the red lettering in the center as well correct spoke size, but i'll still buy them
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Bump, redid the pics so that the cars look similar, only difference is the wheel
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they plan on coming out with a cpr copy?
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therefore that's why I think they are whack...
the gt3's came out, they don't look like gabs..
the c8's came out , they don't look like mf's...
when the cpr copies come out, they won't have the red lettering in the center as well correct spoke size, but i'll still buy them
no wories, im sure they will look good on your car...

I don't know, I look at rims the same way I look at girls/women wearing a fake louis vuitton purse.. who are you trying to kid..
When I see those purse's and don't see the L and the V I start to chuckle.
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i think both are ugly. dont like the te's dont like the grids. they look almost identical. clearly there will alwasys be differenes, but the rotas are cheap strong and light. why spend so much on the volks. little rays stikers are badasstho no doubt about it]

edit: just saw the new pitures--- to be honest. rota's olor is hotter.
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they look almost the same to me I couldnt tell if they both had stickers
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they look almost the same to me I couldnt tell if they both had stickers
when you have two side by side you'll see they difference.
pictures are ehhhh...
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is the same **** your just going to pay for wheels that spell out V O L K
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i think both are ugly. dont like the te's dont like the grids. they look almost identical. clearly there will alwasys be differenes, but the rotas are cheap strong and light. why spend so much on the volks. little rays stikers are badasstho no doubt about it

hrmmm...

well buddy...

the te's are made of magnesium..

rota's , well ... they are made of cement.
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is the same **** your just going to pay for wheels that spell out V O L K
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hrmmm...

well buddy...

the te's are made of magnesium..

rota's , well ... they are made of cement.
no, your not paying for the same ****. JDM brian..
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when you have two side by side you'll see they difference.
pictures are ehhhh...
I know it's not a good set of pictures, but whatever. Maybe I'll buy the Grids and do a side-by-side comparison with my buddy and his Volks.

EDIT: I have a feeling this thread is going to be huge.
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is the same **** your just going to pay for wheels that spell out V O L K
Brian , Im sorry I have to own your newbie ***.. but here is goes...

Don't speak like you know about rims when you don't even know what " retainers " are...

JDM Brian "Yes i know i know u think its a dumb question. but i would still like to know what are retainers i've been hearing the word for a while now and i've been wondering what it meant or what it is."

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=918732

jdm nation huh....
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re-arranged the pics so that the side-by-side pics are right next to each other
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yup..

The TE's..

Have a wider spoke pattern..
They look more solid..

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yup..

The TE's..

Have a wider spoke pattern..
They look more solid..

The probably are, but to a wheel n00b like me...they're pretty ******* close.
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The car with the Grids on it is mine.

To me, the volks do look a lot different than the Grids, for example, the spoke design on both wheels is slightly different, the angles on the grids spokes are much more defined than that of the volks, The grids also have some what of a flat dished appearence on the side profile of the wheels, which is also a dead giveaway. The spokes on the grids are thicker than that the TE37's, on the backside... if u kno what im saying from the full view of the rim the spokes on the grids are thinner. But the most noticable difference between TE37's and Grids is the lip, the lip on the Grids is more dished and sticks out a little more than a TE37 would because of its +40 offset, the TE37 moreso relies on the center part of the wheel for the wheels offset. And of course, the authentic volk bronze finish cant be matched, i have authentic TE37 drag wheels so i know how nice the finish is.

but reguardless, they were good wheels.

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