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Drags or Rota? I want to get some dr31's or Torques. I know F fake wheels but im only 16 and asking this question doesnt mean im going to get it i just want to know if i ever i have enough to get some wheels.
and to try and make up for asking a question about fake wheels, if i had the cash i would get some work cr kais or enkei rpf1's in a heartbeat, no questions asked.

Thanks for the help.
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man i keep doing research, on this lol, im filipino so im leaning towards the rota's and the drags are from china. idk what to do yet, on to more research. xD
 

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No definite info on Drag. May be from Poland. And many Toyota parts are made in China, so... At their price most anything is buy, drive, bend, buy again :D
Konig are fairly affordable too BTW.
 

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there aren't very many companies nowadays that do not replicate previously designed wheels. Depending on your real goal - if it's for looks or if it's for appeal - is then you can find what your are looking for.

in terms of the posters question - stick with drag wheels I have never seen or heard of any problems in light of what's seen with rota wheels.

Furthermore victor has a point that Konig has a lot of wheels that can be obtained for a decent price also TSW or MSW are great well made wheels for half the price of their higher-being's
 

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i dont like konig, lol, haha and i found out Drag is owned by Ultimate product corporation. checking there website right now.
 

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I found this:
Business Categories

* Automobile Parts-Used & Rebuilt (Whls) in West Sacramento, CA
* Whol Auto Parts/Supplies
* Used Motor Vehicle Parts Merchant Whls

"rebuilt wheels" kind of sketched out on that...
 

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rebuilt wheels aren't all that bad because they are probably reforged which would be just as good as the first time produced
 

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lol, i saw a couple gifs of that around, kids freaking out over fake wheels. lmao. entertaining.
 

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rebuilt wheels aren't all that bad because they are probably reforged which would be just as good as the first time produced
hmm, idk i have no idea what i am looking at right now, this laptop is annoying the crap out of me its super slow. thing is i can't find any official website from drag, there is the drag website but the last time its been copyrighted was 2005, and theres is barely any info on there, just some products they have.

and im going to look into the difference between casting and forging. I know forge is stronger but i wanna know the difference in them being made.
 

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hmm, idk i have no idea what i am looking at right now, this laptop is annoying the crap out of me its super slow. thing is i can't find any official website from drag, there is the drag website but the last time its been copyrighted was 2005, and theres is barely any info on there, just some products they have.

and im going to look into the difference between casting and forging. I know forge is stronger but i wanna know the difference in them being made.
Thanks to Wiki:
Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: '"cold," "warm," or "hot" forging. Forged parts can range in weight from less than a kilogram to 580 metric tons. Forged parts usually require further processing to achieve a finished part.

Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is usually poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting materials are usually metals or various cold setting materials that cure after mixing two or more components together; examples are epoxy, concrete, plaster and clay. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods.
 

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man i keep doing research, on this lol, im filipino so im leaning towards the rota's and the drags are from china. idk what to do yet, on to more research. xD
Paré, what does being tagalog o visayan o ilocano or even igorot have to do with your selection of wheels?

Research quality and manufacturing philosophy and belief systems of the various mnufacturers.

Rota was an OEM manufacturer/supplier if you can believe what you read on the net for a number of Japanese marques and have we read anything about wheel failures? Also, the Filipinos I have dealt with as a procurement analyst in the corporate world are perfectionists who would never sacrifice quality nor their personal beliefs to produce a substandard product. On the other hand, Chinese manufacturers initially produced products that are facsimiles of what consumers want with no regard to quality and materials. If it looked like a wheel even if made from pot metal they shipped them.

We have seen the Chinese manufacturing philosophy toward consumers by the toxic melamine dog food and baby formula they produced that killed consumers. Chinese manufacturers have no concept of copyrights, trademarks and are great at substandard counterfeit products. That given, I have Drags on my vehicle and in six months of Drag brand wheel ownership here in the Pacific Northwest where we don't salt or chemically treat the roads the clear coat has peeled off and some of the paint as well. Drags are cheaper than Rotas but you get what you pay for and if you want wheels short term then get them. Next time I am getting Rotas. I have Momos on my Del Sol and when I received them they were stamped "Made in China" so I will hold my breath and hope they don't fail at high speeds like my Falken Chinese made tires did at 75mph.
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becuase Falken is made by Sumitomo which is a Japanese company . . . those chinese sure are a problem though otherwise
 

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Paré, what does being tagalog o visayan o ilocano or even igorot have to do with your selection of wheels?

Research quality and manufacturing philosophy and belief systems of the various mnufacturers.

Rota was an OEM manufacturer/supplier if you can believe what you read on the net for a number of Japanese marques and have we read anything about wheel failures? Also, the Filipinos I have dealt with as a procurement analyst in the corporate world are perfectionists who would never sacrifice quality nor their personal beliefs to produce a substandard product. On the other hand, Chinese manufacturers initially produced products that are facsimiles of what consumers want with no regard to quality and materials. If it looked like a wheel even if made from pot metal they shipped them.

We have seen the Chinese manufacturing philosophy toward consumers by the toxic melamine dog food and baby formula they produced that killed consumers. Chinese manufacturers have no concept of copyrights, trademarks and are great at substandard counterfeit products. That given, I have Drags on my vehicle and in six months of Drag brand wheel ownership here in the Pacific Northwest where we don't salt or chemically treat the roads the clear coat has peeled off and some of the paint as well. Drags are cheaper than Rotas but you get what you pay for and if you want wheels short term then get them. Next time I am getting Rotas. I have Momos on my Del Sol and when I received them they were stamped "Made in China" so I will hold my breath and hope they don't fail at high speeds like my Falken Chinese made tires did at 75mph.
Suwerte, Paré
I want to support my home country that's why! XD


Thanks to Wiki:
Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: '"cold," "warm," or "hot" forging. Forged parts can range in weight from less than a kilogram to 580 metric tons. Forged parts usually require further processing to achieve a finished part.

Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is usually poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting materials are usually metals or various cold setting materials that cure after mixing two or more components together; examples are epoxy, concrete, plaster and clay. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods.
I already had the idea that forging is when they orm it using pressure, an casting is when they use molten metal and shape it in a mold.
Just double checked if my idea was right. Thanks!
 
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