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Konig VS Rota

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by HatchSpeeD, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. HatchSpeeD

    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Looking to get my rims/tires soon for my civic coupe. Stuck between Rota c8's & Konig Heliums.
    (15x6.5 or 7)
    Konigs are lighter & cheaper.
    They both look similiar.
    Any particular one better quality. I heard of a few times people having problems with Konig.

    Whats the deal guys?
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I had some Konig's before and I never had a problem with them. I hit some crazy bumps out here in cali with them and they never once got bent or anything.

    I was going to say go with the Rotas because I could of swore they were the lighter of the two.
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    JLBMotorsports is having a deal on a set of Konig Heliums w/ 195/50/15 Hankook K106 for $645 shipped. I'd rather have falken azenis but are these tires any good or the deal itself? For a 15 x 6.5, wouldn't a 205/45/15 be better? Probably more expensive though...

    Konigs I believe are 10.9 & C8's 12
     
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    Wh0a@prices.. Check around locally dude, i got my rota slips (knockoffs,but all brand new) with F-Azenis for $550 mounted and balanced...
    I'll ask my buddy, he has some rims for sale that are brand new, i think they're the red Rota GT3s though...
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Wow, thats not bad compared to what I see online. I might have to check around locally but most of the time I find everything cheaper online but downside being shipping costs. Yea let me know whats the deal. Didn't really want gt3s though but either way, PM me.
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Anyone else?

    Also, whats is the proper size for a 92-95 civic coupe for 15's 205/50/15 ?
    Suggestions on tire size?
     
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    I went thru like 4 valve steams on my old konig wheels. I tried 2 different types of valve stems.

    I would be driving down the road then out of no where hear a faint hissing sound..... oh shit not again!!!!!...

    to this day I still have no idea why it went thru valve stems.
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Thx for the input...so far i've heard 3 negative comments for konigs

    So far Rota > Konigs
     
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    airjockie had heliums on his CRX, one of them broke due to a pothole.

    i curbed my rota c-10's when i got hit by the crx in the winter, FUCKED 2 spokes and 1/2 the lip but they are still straight and hold air fine :)
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Wow, not looking good for Konigs. HEH, thx. ^ Any comments/suggestions on tires/size?
     
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    tire size 195/50 or 205/55
     
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    Heliums are bottom of the line , remember.

    If you want some real treats check out the Motegi / Pep boyz rip offs of them. Maybe .5 pound heavier, same exact look and they cost $45 each. It's like the Wagon Wheel of the import world.
     
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    Other way around... 195/55/15 or 205/50/15. 205/55/15 is going to be WAY too tall.
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Thx Cal. I was thinking about going 205/45/15 but I think they'll be too hard to find or too expensive. Probably too thin too.
     
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    oops, sorry for the dyslexic moment
     
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    The only 205/45 tires I've seen that were easy to buy were my Nitto drag radials... and even Nitto stopped making that size a while back. 205/45 is too short anyway. 205/50 is already shorter than the 96-00 EX and 99-00 Si stock tires, while 195/55 is a perfect match. 195/50 is a perfect match for the 92-95 D series transmission.

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    At your pricepoint, and the fact that you're looking at 1 piece aluminum rims, it doesn't matter what company you go with. They're all the same shit. Konig, Enkei, Rota, Motegi, Eagle Alloys ... same shit, diffrent manufacturer. Just find a style and weight you like, and go with them.

    When you start talking about 2 and 3 piece rims, then you really get what you pay for. That's when I'd go for Volk, BBS, OZ, or something along those lines.
     
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    Opinions on a good all around street tire. tread life, performance, price, not horrible in the rain, so on...

    I was gonna just run the falken azenis's but I haven't really kept up on tires nor experimented.
     
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    I loved my heliums, never had a problem. Looked great light weight, and if it came down to it cheap enough to replace if anything happened to it. and I used 205/50/15 azenis both 215's and 615's.
     
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