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what wheels are those? and will they fit a 04 xt
 

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Nice rims, not sure what they are, but looks like you'll need some heavy modifications to make it fit.
 

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I want to say those are Rota Grids. Those are the "hella-wide" ones for that "hella-flush" look that gets everyone saying "that's hella-tight yo".

And yes, I think they have those in different widths so they'll mount up to the 04 XT. I think the ones in that picture are 9 or 10 inches wide. There's a thread about that car on this forum somewhere and what exactly they were.
 

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oh thanks i was going to say work emotions but it didnt look 100% like them and then they look kind of like TR but not 100% and they look like Volk te37 but not 100%
 

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yea those are rota grids i did some research theyre basically the knockoffs of the work emotions and volk makes a set too (pretty much the same but rota are 50% cheaper)
 

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lots of folks crazy about them rota's including myself. but i've heard some negative things about them, such as cracking if you hit a bad pot hole and things of that nature. as apposed to forged wheels from volks and such.
 

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rota grids; at least 9.5 inches wide. i just picked up a set for mine FXT.

they're cheaper than the volks and the works; they're also remarkably light.

and in regards to them being weak or "cracking" on a big impact, that'll happen to most common wheels. the advantage with the rotas is that if you manage to destroy one, they're cheap enough where you could replace the one wheel and not go broke.

not so with the volks or the works.

at the end of the day, it really depends on what you want to do with your car. i'm not in any position to justify over $3000 on a set of wheels. particularly when that's about 25% of the value of the car (in my case). that just seems silly.
 

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There was a thread on that forester a while back. I believe that it ended up that they were 18x10's
 

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18x10 rota grids. a few members have these. check sleeperxt as well. he has them.

fyi OP they look nothing like work emotions, any of the 6 different style in the emotion line

check this thread for other aggressive wheel foresters
 

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yea those are rota grids i did some research theyre basically the knockoffs of the work emotions and volk makes a set too (pretty much the same but rota are 50% cheaper)
They're a replica of the Volk TE37
Volks are more than 50% cheaper than the big dollar brands. Typically they're closer to 75% cheaper as you can sometimes buy the entire set of four Rota's for the cost of a single Volk wheel in the equivalent size.

Here's your proof:

18x9½ Rota Grids (5x114.3/e38/73) ~$950.00/set
18x9.5 Rota Grid - Gold (5x114.3/e38/73) Wheeldude.com - Professional wheel dealer.

18x9½ Volk TE37 (5x114.3/e35/76) ~$792.00/each
Volk Racing TE37 18x9.5 / 5x114.3 / Offset +35: Evasive Motorsports | PH: 626.336.3400 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm PST
 

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They're a replica of the Volk TE37
Volks are more than 50% cheaper than the big dollar brands. Typically they're closer to 75% cheaper as you can sometimes buy the entire set of four Rota's for the cost of a single Volk wheel in the equivalent size.

Here's your proof:

18x9½ Rota Grids (5x114.3/e38/73) ~$950.00/set
18x9.5 Rota Grid - Gold (5x114.3/e38/73) Wheeldude.com - Professional wheel dealer.

18x9½ Volk TE37 (5x114.3/e35/76) ~$792.00/each
Volk Racing TE37 18x9.5 / 5x114.3 / Offset +35: Evasive Motorsports | PH: 626.336.3400 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm PST
That wasn't always the case. I remember buying my Rota grids for less than $500 two years ago. Granted the offset wasn't anything close to what is pictured. Perhaps people have since caught on...

rota grids; at least 9.5 inches wide. i just picked up a set for mine FXT.

they're cheaper than the volks and the works; they're also remarkably light.

and in regards to them being weak or "cracking" on a big impact, that'll happen to most common wheels. the advantage with the rotas is that if you manage to destroy one, they're cheap enough where you could replace the one wheel and not go broke.

not so with the volks or the works.

at the end of the day, it really depends on what you want to do with your car. i'm not in any position to justify over $3000 on a set of wheels. particularly when that's about 25% of the value of the car (in my case). that just seems silly.
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