RANDOM SNAP: It’s all in the details…

May 12, 2014 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides

Variety is the spice of life… right? Here at Rota we offer a wide range of wheel finishes to suit just about all styles and trends, but as you’d expect there’s still plenty of car enthusiasts who want to do things a little more custom! One of the best we’ve seen is this Mk2 Toyota MR2 spotted over at Rota Wheels Australia, opting for custom-painted inner barrels (colour coded to the car) along with wheel dimensions and make. What do you think? Join in on the discussion over at www.facebook.com/rotawheelsuk

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Bagged Mk5 Golf x Rundfahren RM100

December 05, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Builds, Readers Rides

Launched earlier in 2013, the Rundfahren RM100 is one of the most-daring wheel designs ever produced from Rota. Targeted specifically towards the Euro market, the RM100 features a concave construction, turbofan-style outer fins and even a retro mesh centre! Subtle it is not, but where’s the fun in that?

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FITTED: 18in MXR x BMW Z4 convertible

November 08, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides

It’s a shame the British summer doesn’t really exist ‘cus Rota-equipped BMW Z4 would be the perfect car to enjoy those few days of sunshine! We’ve been sent these photos from H Tyre Pte Ltd in Singapore and we’re blown away with just how good a convertible Z4 looks on a decent set of wheels.

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Measuring 18×8.5in (front) and 18×9.5in (rear) with an ET35 offset all round the Rota MXRs fill the arches perfectly giving an aggressive but useable stance! Check out some more snaps over on the H Tyre Pte Ltd Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/htyre.sg

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Shark Performance Volvo C30

August 09, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides, Uncategorized

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday, a slammed and stanced Volvo c30! Built by Shark Performance in the UK, this super-cool Volvo runs our 18×8.5in ET42 Grid to completely change the overall look.

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How? Well believe it or not the Volvo C30 shares a lot of similar parts with the Focus ST, including the 5-cylinder turbocharged engine and 5×108 hubs! With a bit of measuring and the right tyre size, the Ford-fitment 18in Grids bolted up to the Volvo with no issues at all!

Random Snap: Rota Torque or MXR?

August 02, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides

Choosing the perfect wheels for your motor is no easy task. Do you go for dish? How about concave spokes? What about a lairy, custom colour? A decent set of wheels can make or break the ‘look’ of your car, and Alex Law’s S14a Drift Car is a perfect example of how to do it properly!

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Using a staggered set of 18in Torques up front and 18in MXRs at the rear, this super-low Nissan looks fully awesome when competing in this year’s British Drift Championship! We’re loving the custom yellow finish, too. Got a car we need to see? Send us some snaps @ wheels@rarerims.co.uk

Ford-fitment 18in Grid x Focus ST

May 28, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides

With our Ford-fitment range of wheels now back in stock we can’t wait to see how the super-aggressive 18×9.5in Grid Drift looks once fitted! To give you a rough idea of how good Rotas look on Fords, check out this stunning Focus ST photographed by Jason Clifton running our 18×8.5in Grids – awesome fitment without the need for any arch modifications! Want to get a set ordered for your 5×112 motor? E-mail us at wheels@rarerims.co.uk

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Kenwood Beetle in June 2013 PVW magazine

May 23, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Builds, Readers Rides, Special Offers

We’ve seen a lot of Volkswagens running Rota wheels in the past few years, and one of our most-favourite builds is the Kenwood Electronics 2013 VW Beetle. Running our 19×9.5in ET20 (front) and 19×10.5in ET20 (rear) Grid Drifts, this Beetle is stanced to perfection thanks to a full Airlift Performance suspension setup anda full IRS (independant rear suspension) conversion allowing the wheels to camber-in and tuck once lowered. Make sure you grab the June 2013 issue of Performance VW for a full 7-page feature on this super-cool car!

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BMW x Rota Wheels

May 07, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides

In the past few years we’ve seen more and more BMW models opting for aggressive-fitting, Japanese-style wheels from Rota. In fact, we now offer a wide range of BMW-specific 5×120 designs including the popular Grid Drift pictured below! We’re loving the track-style E36 M3 running our 18in version, but how about the super-cool F30 sitting on 19×8.5in and 19×9.5in? It’s a tough decision – which would you choose?

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Reader’s rides: Dan Underwood’s Mk4 R32

April 22, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides

Check out this awesome Mk4 Golf R32 wearing our 18in VW-fitment Grid Drift! Dan Underwood has done an amazing job styling this Golf into something fresh and unique – we’re loving the carbon front wings and splitter which give an almost jap-style vibe. Got a Rota-equipped car we need to see? e-mail us on wheels@rarerims.co.uk

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Amuse-kitted S2000 for sale

February 13, 2013 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Readers Rides

Powerhouse Amuse in Japan produce quite possible the best-looking S2000 bodykit money can buy right now. For such a crazy kit which just about replaces every single panel of the car, it’s look at fitment is spot-on, resembling more of a JGTC racing S2000 now rather than the standard convertible!

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This particular example you see here belongs to Alex, and it’s currently up for sale for £10,995 – a bit of a bargain when you consider it’s a 2004 model with just 50K on the clock and the bodykit/fitting/painting equaits to nearly the full asking price! Alex has finished the car off with a set of 18in Rota Fighters finished in silver which do a great job of filling out the super-wide arches. Check out the full advert over on Pistonheads here: http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/honda/s2000/honda-ap2-s2000-amuse-road-legal-track-car–51-000-miles-3-months-mot-tax-fsh/1070192