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Old 06-27-2012, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by DALLWA View Post
I think they are amazing looking for 1/3 to 1/4 of cost is brilliant. Game over if Rottec came out with 18s.
Yeah, they are cheaper for sure - and I would say good for the street. However, I am not sure how I feel about using these coming down a straight on the track in the Turbo doing 140+ MPH into a corner though. Yeah, I know that 19's are not really track wheels, but if you go to an event that is a combination of track and show, you want the car to look it's best and be track worthy with proven wheels.

I think that Ray (Rottec) has some sort of certification on the wheel, but they are Chinese origin. Again, they could be super strong and stronger than the original RUFS, but I do not know about how these are made and the testing they have undergone. Maybe Ray will do a plug for Rottec (given he owns the company) and give us some of the specifications.

This is similar to the seats that Rottec imports - amazing seats, carbon fiber, look great but this list had a huge backlash about them because of certifications. Funny that so far no backlash on these wheels, which impact safety just as much as seats.

If I needed another set of wheels, yes I would consider them for street use for sure, but they are not RUF's and the background/proving that goes with that, they are RUF look-a-likes, so for high speed events where essentially my personal risk goes up, I am sticking with my originals.

Since some of my good buddies are running the Rottec wheels, I am sure I will hear about this opinion ...



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Old 06-27-2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ca993twin View Post
Another OEM Ruf wheel:
Nice Steve!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:51 PM
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Great thread. Wheels look great guys,
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Knight View Post
Yes I did remove that small bulb, it just looks to terrible with them installed esp if your running no bumperettes.

Replaced the fogs with a 5000K super white light too. Much better!
Good plan! I might remove that bulb as well.
I have an H3 HID kit laying around yet to be used for the fogs.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jo-hans View Post
I have an H3 HID kit laying around yet to be used for the fogs.
Same here, but I'm not sure if I should mix my 4500K headlights (bluish hue)
with a 3000k (le mans yellow) kit I bought for the fogs...

...Is it too....<gulp>.....JDM?
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by boman993 View Post
Same here, but I'm not sure if I should mix my 4500K headlights (bluish hue)
with a 3000k (le mans yellow) kit I bought for the fogs...

...Is it too....<gulp>.....JDM?
I think that combo should work. Probably close to the stock colours, and isn't yellowish recommended for fogs?

Both the H1 and H3 HID's I have are 6000K. (from DDM) I am still playing with the leveling of the headlights to get them as high as possible without blinding on-comers. How accurate is the bubble on a level surface?
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:12 PM
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Awesome thread! RUF style wheels look awesome.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:49 PM
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I've been thinking about a spare set of wheels for Rufus... how can I reach Ray at Rottec? Anybody got an email or phone number?
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:55 PM
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Try Ray at ROTtec <[email protected]>.

He answers quick.

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:58 PM
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http://www.rotteccarbon.com/CFparts.php
Plus I just found out that he has them in gun metal color also
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:47 PM
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Opo View Post
I spy my next wheel?? lol...or maybe I can convince Mr. Opo to sell me his OZ techart mitos when he gets bored of them! haha

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by boman993 View Post
lol...or maybe I can convince Mr. Opo to sell me his OZ techarts when he gets bored of them!

Boman, it won't be long before I get bored with them
What do you think about this dark silver for the vesuvio???
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I've seen them available in gun metal grey, glossy black and hypersilver.

Ray is away in Europe until the 2nd week of July in case anyone is trying to contact.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Opo View Post
Boman, it won't be long before I get bored with them
What do you think about this dark silver for the vesuvio???
Dude, it's the only way!!! Do it!!! That combo would look DYNAMITE!!
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