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Thread: Old Wheel catalogue Thread:ROTA/ Commodore/Silverwind

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    Old Wheel catalogue Thread:ROTA/ Commodore/Silverwind

    Maybe this might be a good idea.

    To post Old catalogues of Aluminum and magnesium Wheels for reference.

    Found these old catalogues of ROTA Italia ( Now known as ROTA ) and Commodore Mag Wheels in my room. Manufactured in the Philippines to share. Circa 1985 and 1988 issues.
    Got these from Transhows way back in Manila.

    These wheels were exported around the world. All rims were available in the local market. Some may have similarities with popular brands during that time , we call it replicas.



    COMMODORE Light Alloy Wheels 1988 Edition









    Kyalami model looks like Gotti Mags, Paul Richard model looks like ATS, Hokenheim and Indy 500 looks like Enkei, Turbo and GTO looks like Compomotives, Safari Rally looks like Advans.



    COMMODORE Light Alloy Wheels International Edition

















    ROTA- ITALIA Lizencia Italia
    By PAWI Philippine Aluminum Wheels Inc.










    During those times, ROTA Italia made Mag Wheels were the first choice in brand. Rota Italia is also an OEM wheel supplier to Mitsubishi Philippines and Nissan Philippines. Toyota Motors Phils. during those times was closed and re opened its operations in 1989.

    Now Rota is the largest wheel manufacturer in the Philippines. Exporting to more than 20 countries around the world.

    Commodore on the other hand is now closed.

    Other Local manufacturer brands include Rallye ( no longer in operation ) and Silverwind are also top quality wheel manufacturers.


    SILVERWIND




    They make great replicas of Enkei, Ewing,BBS, MiniLite light alloy wheels.




    As you can see in the pictures, looks like the real thing!!!



    And there was also a brand MV Limbos, a local manufacturer rumored to have been using Recycled aluminum which was prone to cracking and breaking due to inferior methods of casting.

    Very popular wheels coz original ones were very expensive then. Local Replica Wheels that time cost around $150.00 to $200.00 for a set of 4 wheels compared to originals worth around $500.00 up for a set Brand New.


    RALLYE Wheel Catalogue







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    Good piece of info. Thanks for posting. :tu:

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    Silverwind catalogue added

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    wow..
    silverwind... :tu:
    what happened to the company??..

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    Awesome idea! Hope to see more catalogs

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    sir can you enlarge the 2nd page of the rota italia i just want to know the name of the rims

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    So that's what they're called! "Berlina 198?" for stock Lancer GSRs.. Thanks for the info Jetto!

    BTW.. Silverwind actually made exact replicas of AP Racing etc.?? OMG :shock:

    Can you give us some tips on how to spot one? (Silverwind replicas)

    Thanks again!


    OT:
    @Angelo - the BBS mesh that someone is selling at the OSP threads might be replicas also...

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    ROTA- Italia Wheel catalogue

    ROTA Italia Wheel Catalogue ( ENLARGED )

    Page 1



    Strada- Triax- Quattro- Kitt- Ferrari 1- Auster- Mundial- Cender
    Alfetta- Comp Plus II- Gizmo- Supra- ATC- M. Benz 1- Corsica- Arjo
    Fuego- Vittorio- Dish- Compe- Mitz300- M. Benz II- BEZ3 Targa



    Page 2




    Cinturato- Conti Plus- Mundo- Sentra- Alpina- Golf- Sofija MIC3
    Component- SAAB- Berlina- Bavaria- Torino- Aero- BEZ4- BM3/BM4
    AP-4 - Ghia- JESI- Veloce- Anza- Stratos II- Ferrari II- Astron
    Avanti-Knight


    All Rota wheels are cast with ROTA brand or Licenza Italia.

    Silverwind and Commodore models :not all models have brand markings.

    The difference between these replicas from originals is that these are mono cast wheels ( they may look like a 2 piece or 3 piece wheel but in fact they are not ) They just look like it. The allen bolts are just decorations, you cannot disassemble the wheel.

    And lastly they are heavier than the originals.

    Silverwind still manufactures, but these designs are no longer in production.

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    All along, I thought ATC (the ATS replicas) were manufactured in Singapore.. that's what the old school rim-gurus always tells me..

    SUPER THANKS FOR THESE INFOS JETTO! :tu:
    I promise to kiss you when I see you! (haha gay! :mrgreen: )

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    JETTO... the ROTA 1st page... cant read it, what is the 3rd over from the left 2nd down... it look like what i have on my car...Thanks

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