Speed Hero Wheels
03-06-2019, 03:46 PM (This post was last modified: 03-06-2019 03:51 PM by banpei.)
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Speed Hero Wheels
Yesterday Speed Hero Wheels launched their company with two new retro wheel designs and I am stunned by the design:
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The wheels can be ordered in any popular bolt pattern, including 4x114.3 and from 6J to 15J wide!
It's just mind boggling that some wheel nuts (pun intended) designed a retro wheel and actually began producing it.

They ship the wheels worldwide and they seem to be an Australian company. You can find their website here:
https://speedherowheels.com/
And their previous shop seems to be here:
https://speedhero.ca

Anyone knows if they are legit?


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03-06-2019, 07:00 PM (This post was last modified: 03-07-2019 11:33 AM by Bean.)
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No idea if they are legit but nice to see they didn't just do a blatant copy but rather an interpretation of existing old wheels. Pitty they won't be legal here unless someone throws a bunch of cash at the authorities :/

EDIT: you could send an email to Shockworks.com.au maybe he knows them.

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03-06-2019, 11:43 PM
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I have dropped a bunch of questions in their mailbox, including whether they have any compliance done. But even if they would, I don't think it would include Tuv or similar.

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03-07-2019, 06:59 PM
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Very cool, but eye-watering expensive! I specced a set I'd like, but at 3500 dollar for a set I quickly disposed of the idea of new wheels...

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03-07-2019, 07:08 PM
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Did you take into account that it's most probably AUS$?

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03-07-2019, 08:39 PM
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Yes I did, but by the time they are here, it's a 2000 euro set of wheels. I really like them, the fact they are fully customizable is making them a bit more expensive then a normal set of wheels, but still... 2k is a lot of money.

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03-07-2019, 11:05 PM
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(03-07-2019 08:39 PM)The Doctor Wrote:  Yes I did, but by the time they are here, it's a 2000 euro set of wheels. I really like them, the fact they are fully customizable is making them a bit more expensive then a normal set of wheels, but still... 2k is a lot of money.
Knowing the size you used on your Corolla, you probably spec-ed them in super wide. Funnily enough my "poverty" spec 15 inch, 7J wide would also end up with a similar price.

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03-08-2019, 01:46 AM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2019 01:46 AM by The Doctor.)
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14x7 et0 4x100 for the daily starlet Angel
Wide for a Starlet but nothing crazy.

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03-08-2019, 08:14 AM
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Judging by what the interweb reveals, the driving force behind SpeedHero wheels
is a graphic designer and drift enthusiast. He has apparently collected a group of
fellow enthusiasts to help with marketing and contracted a wheel manufacturer
(possibly in Japan) to actually make the wheels.

Such a venture is going to have substantial upfront costs, and will need to pull in
a lot of orders / pre-orders / deposits to get the business away to a sound start.
The prices are not dissimilar to quality new "old school" Japanese wheels and the
designs are brilliant interpretations of classic styles.

I don't know that I would risk damaging these beautiful things by using them for
track work, but I would sure love to put a set on a show car Smile

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03-08-2019, 10:30 PM
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Yes I had similar ideas as his instagram account is full of renderings and graphic designs and he's showing a couple of finished products as well. The price is indeed not unreasonable, but it's still a hefty price once they arrive here and receive import tax on top of it.
And I'd love to get a set of V-type for the Carina. Yummie!

And still no reply to my questions so far...

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