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Agency Power wheels are forged aluminum for strength and light wieght. Three wheels to choose from 18" and 17". Colors available are Titanium, Copper, and Graphite. Two offsets are available currently which prove to be perfect for most applications. The wieght for 18x8 is 18.2lbs and the 17x7.5 is 16.9lbs.

SpeedGear 10 18x8 (+35 or +45) $389.99


SpeedGear 14 18x8 (+35,+45) $389.99


SpeedGear 5.0 17x7.5 (+35,+45) $309.99


 

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if thats per set, ill take two.
 

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I hope that price isnt per wheel
 

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It's per wheel.
 

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I would just give out the extra money for volks.
 

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mike_coleman_srt said:
It's per wheel.
1200 bucks for just rims???

What do these offer that a set of 300.00 (full set) ADR's can't provide?
 

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Here's a comparison to a similar Volk wheel:
18x8.5 $499


18x8 $389.99
The Agency Power are same quality but cost less.
 

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These look like nice wheels, but for the price I'd probably look at the SSR Comps. Save about 5 lbs per wheel, and look as nice. But I'm with the guys above, that's a lot of coin for rims alone.
 

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chubz said:
1200 bucks for just rims???

What do these offer that a set of 300.00 (full set) ADR's can't provide?
Well with out bashing another brand of wheel the ADR's are a basic cast wheel. Cast aluminum is easy to mass produce and costs a whole heck of a lot less to make. Basically, molten aluminum is poured into a mold and then it cools and they pop the rim out and paint it, that's it. They aren't that strong because traped in the aluminum are tiny air bubles, similar to a sponge. A wheel can be made light wieght to a certain extent but with sacrificing strengh and rigidy.

Forged wheels, specifically the Agency Power, are heat forged. This process is very painstaking and the main jist is this: The material starts off as a 7075 aluminum ingot that gets inspected for flaws to ensure quality before the forging process begins. From there the units are heated to a secret temp and then it heads to a 8000 ton press whare the basic shape of the wheel is made before it gets machined. This process is whare the strength comes from because the heated material allows the molecules to expand before the press compresses them into alignment, this is whare the strength comes from. Like the grain in wood it all runs the same direction to maximize strength. The wheels are then CNC machined to achieve the desiered design and shave wieght in the appropriate areas w/o sacrificing quality,or strength. Lastley the wheels are painted and finished with a sealing clear coat. This is the difference in a good wheel and just a cheap one.
 

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You won't save 5lbs I don't think with the SSR's. I didn't see weights on these, but if they are like the Volk's they should be pretty light.

I imagine the Speedgear 17x7.5's and the SSR 17x7.5 are within a half pound of each other. $309.99 is a fair price if the quality is as claimed.
 

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Conemangler said:
You won't save 5lbs I don't think with the SSR's. I didn't see weights on these, but if they are like the Volk's they should be pretty light.

I imagine the Speedgear 17x7.5's and the SSR 17x7.5 are within a half pound of each other. $309.99 is a fair price if the quality is as claimed.
The SSR comps weigh 13.2lbs. I would say they are considerably lighter.
 

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The SSR comps weigh 13.2lbs. I would say they are considerably lighter.
I think Volk TE-37's are about 15lbs in a 17x7.5. The gramlights are more though. I actually thought the Volk's were lighter than that. So, the SSR's are going save a good amount of weight. I'd want to know what the Agency Power rims weigh. It might not be the wheel for the nth degree racer, but lightweight is one of the reasons you should by a high quality forged wheel. The ADR's are like 22lbs in a 17x7! Ouch.

I'm cheap so bought Rota Subzero's (16.3-16.9lbs depending on who you believe). But I drool over SSR Competition's (3x more than Rota's in cost).
 

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Most ADR's weigh between 17-19lbs in 17".
 
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