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Here it is. Cast Rotiform six.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by blackohio, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Jul 22, 2016 at 5:02 PM
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    blackohio

    blackohio [OP] Well-Known Member

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    We Got first samples today of the cast version of my forged wheel. 17x9 et0 pictured. Looking like late summer arrival.

    No additional info yet image.jpg
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    Looks very nice!
     
  3. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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    BVita

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    Nice! I was very interested in these when they posted the bronze set on the white 16'. Just waiting for a price
     
  4. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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    Hiluxski

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    Another black wheel made in China ! Wow
     
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  5. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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  6. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:45 PM
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    We make all of our forged here in the USA. Unfortunately consumers don't want $600/piece cast wheels. So sorry we can't make everyone happy
     
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  7. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:46 PM
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    That's my truck.

    Pricing isn't finalized yet or we haven't discussed it but they'll be market competitive.
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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    Hiluxski

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    Thanks for confirming , I was only guessing it was made in China based on greed. Most everything is made in China now. We can't afford $600.00 wheels because all good paying manufacturing jobs have left the country. Do you see the problem here.
     
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  9. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:55 PM
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    Not bad! :thumbsup: Anyone got pictures on a truck?
     
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    Nice looking wheels!
     
  11. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    blackohio

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    No makes making you look at these or reply.

    Also I've been in the aftermarket manufacturing sector for a long time. Long enough to see plenty of manufacturers leave the us for a plethora of reasons. The bike industry is a perfect example. Sapa made most the is bikes. Guess what. No one wanted to pay $4000 for a us made frame. Not enough to support manufacturing more than 5 a year. So the businesses were forced with a few decisions. Go overseas or die.

    So you can say it's greed or it's keeping businesses alive. Right now there simply aren't enough foundries left in the us to make shit. So should we close our doors and fire the 300 plus employees we have here in the us?

    I'm guessing you go on clothing forums, or food, or electronics or home goods or almost every other product and act like a global economy is a such a travesty.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    Hiluxski

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    Our tacoma's are made in Mexico, the wheels are made in China, and people can't understand why we can't find jobs or afford to buy anything working at Buger King.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:33 PM
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    Yet here you are owning a 2017 Tacoma on your glass box shouting at the employee of a Southern California company that employs 300 citizens. Making the products the market can bare here in the USA.

    This problem you blame on my company has so many factors beyond just the supposed "greed" We're one of the oldest us wheel companies. When foundries were here we made wheels here. When the foundries left so did our ability to make our wheels.

    This issue extents so far beyond greed
     
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  14. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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    image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  15. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    This is the dumbest thing i have seen lol.

    corporate greed has for sure killed a lot of things, but so have unions lol. for myself, its not that i cant afford a 600buck wheel, but i just dont feel its worth it lol
     
  16. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:52 PM
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    Does your company have a website?
     
  17. Jul 22, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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    Rotiform.com
     
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  18. Jul 22, 2016 at 10:07 PM
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    It's funny I said exactly that.

    Most people don't want a $600/cast wheel.

    He said it's because people can't afford it. Not everyone views $2400 in cast wheels as worth it. I view it different. No better or worse.

    I'm single. No kids. Make good money. Live confortably. I'm into cars and trucks and bikes and records and art. I don't bitch the bike I have is made in taiwan because I have a understanding of many of the reasons how or why my bike is made there.
     
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  19. Jul 22, 2016 at 10:21 PM
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    Looks great. How much do they weigh?
     
  20. Jul 22, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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    We have an exact set at the office I can weight. Based on other similar wheels I think sub 30 in 18x9.5
     

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