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PhillyWilly 10-15-2012 12:14 PM

Cracked Rota Rim - Do Any Vendors Stock Rota??
Wondering if anyone knows a vendor who stocks Rota. I have been searching the web and calling around and everyone says at least 2 weeks. Well I need 1 this week!

I thought I had a leaking tire but turned out to be a hairline crack. FML

18x8 +48 5x100 Hyperblack

06specb366 10-15-2012 12:20 PM

try, they seem to have the most rotas in stock

PhillyWilly 10-15-2012 12:21 PM

They said 14 days.

dingbang 10-15-2012 12:22 PM may be another vendor to try

PhillyWilly 10-15-2012 12:29 PM

thanks. they said 8 weeks. think im screwed for now. jb weld? haha.
maybe its time to put winters on even tho i usually wait until late november/early december.

SCASEYS 10-15-2012 12:32 PM

wheel repair shop?

PhillyWilly 10-15-2012 01:14 PM

I only went to one place but was quoted $225, which coincidentally is the price of a new wheel. Looks like I might be putting winters on early and waiting for backorder for spring.

Thanks for the quick responses.

dmanaenk 10-15-2012 08:25 PM

Or maybe take a hint and list the other three on ebay.

TheDon427 10-16-2012 05:38 AM

Bring it to a welding shop. It should only be $50-$75 to repair. They cut into the crack to relieve the stress, then weld it, then grind it smooth. You'll have to touch up the paint though.

Drift Motion 10-16-2012 11:04 AM

so how did it crack?

mustangendsley 10-16-2012 11:44 AM

or go with a 17 inch rim and not worry so much about a crack in your rim.

PhillyWilly 10-16-2012 01:08 PM

If I can find a welding shop to do it that cheap maybe I will. I dont care about looks since its on the inner lip (cant see it). I might even take the tire off and have at it with my friends TIG. If Im going to replace it anyway, I wont care if I botch it.

I dont think 17" would help that much. 235/40 isnt that low profile. I drive on some crappy roads. I've hit some large potholes and it was probably an accumulation of them. None were recent and the leak started last week.

PhillyWilly 10-16-2012 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by dmanaenk (Post 4116162)
Or maybe take a hint and list the other three on ebay.

I know Rota's are cheap but for the price, Im still happy with them. They lasted almost 4 summers. I'd buy them again.

TheDon427 10-16-2012 06:46 PM

FYI I had my 18" OZ Ultraleggera's crack. All of them at separate times. Just daily driving, no accidents or curbs. Those wheels were $350 EACH. I've never cracked a Rota wheel out of all the sets I've owned over the years. Rota makes a durable, affordable wheel for the price. Not everyone can or wants to spend $2,000 on high end wheels. I know if I scratch, chip, bend or crack a Rota wheel, I won't be out a lot of money.

Drift Motion 10-16-2012 07:17 PM

Those Ultraleggera are suppose to be super light weight wheels without being forged
How do you get those light weight? Shave off as much material as possible

Rotas uses a lot more alloy to make the wheels, therefore more durable(given the same design)/heavy

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