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    ► APEX | Fully Forged Lightweight BMW Wheels - Our Strongest Ever


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    ARC-8R & EC-7R


    Everything you love about the original, now enhanced with all the added benefits of forged manufacturing.


    ➡︎ Significantly increased strength

    ➡︎ Improved brake clearance

    ➡︎ Paintless knurled beads

    ➡︎ New premium finishes




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    ARC-8R / EC-7R

    Available Finishes







    APEX ARC-8R Forged Wheels - YouTube


    APEX EC-7R Forged Wheels - YouTube

    Even More Strength



    “Forged” doesn’t mean strong. Many forged wheels focus on weight reduction so much that they end up with the same load rating as cast wheels. Think all forged wheels are stronger than cast or flow formed? Think again. We've added up to 1,000 pounds of extra load capacity per vehicle compared to our flow formed line.

    Learn more about why not all 'forged' wheels are strong.


    Better Brake Clearance


    The flow formed ARC-8 was our first design, so it features our older barrel profile with compromised brake clearance. Typical blank forgings (the starting point many other manufacturers use) can have even worse clearance than our original flow formed wheel. By developing our own proprietary new profiles and new dies, the 18" ARC-8R and EC-7R can clear Brembo 380mm kits and the 19" version can clear BMW 410mm carbon ceramics.

    Learn more about why we had to create our own new forging dies to clear big brakes.


    Paintless Knurled Beads


    Not all knurling is created equal. To reduce unwanted tire spin as much as we could, we protected our knurling from paint to keep them sharp. We didn’t take the cheaper shortcut of painting over the bead area, which makes the knurling smoother and rounder. See and feel the difference.

    Learn more about why our forged wheels have unpainted knurled beads.


    New Premium Finishes



    Our forged wheel line enabled us to release premium finishes we’ve always hoped for. Fully polished aluminum and hand brushed with tinted clear now join a wide range of painted finishes, with more to come. Our forged wheels not only deliver performance, but also provide distinctive new styling as well.


    Tailored Fit, Right Off-The-Shelf



    APEX is known for stocking a wide variety of chassis specific fitments to meet the needs of a very diverse enthusiast community. We’re releasing those same street, track and race proven fitments and more in our new forged line. New lower production requirements allow us to cater to even the most niche segments of the BMW market that may have previously been off limits.


    Weight Optimized



    We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The end result is a fully forged wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.


    JWL & VIA - More Than Just a Stamp


    Many companies promote their wheels as being certified by the VIA when they actually aren’t. That’s like using the USDA logo on food without permission. APEX Classic Line forged wheels are tested and registered by the VIA in Japan, and we have the proof to back it up. Japan’s JWL is a standard for wheel load ratings. Our forged wheels exceed those ratings by almost 20%. Most manufacturers only meet the minimum, while some even fall below—yet they still claim to be JWL. Always verify load ratings before you buy.

    Learn more about VIA and JWL



    Additional Features


    Hub Centric - All APEX BMW wheels with a 5x120mm bolt pattern are purpose built featuring a 72.56mm center bore. No centering rings required.

    Center Caps - We don't charge extra for caps and we design our BMW wheels to be interchangeable with the OE roundel cap for enthusiasts seeking a clean factory look. All wheels come with our gloss Black APEX caps included. We also offer optional gloss red or gloss blue APEX caps.

    Hardware - APEX wheels can be used with all OEM mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and wheel spacers. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.

    TPMS - All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If your vehicle isn’t equipped with sensors or you choose to bypass them for your track/race car, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes.



    Lifetime Warranty



    All our forged wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase.



    APEX Wheel Replacement Program




    Let’s face it: Whether you are a weekend warrior practicing at the track, a club racer pushing the limit for a podium finish, or your daily commute involves crater-ridden minefields known as city roads, mistakes happen and parts will be damaged along the way. We are not really a performance company if we sell wheels in a way that penalizes the pursuit of driving at the limit. For this reason, we stepped up and created a program to significantly reduce the costs of properly maintaining a set of wheels by making replacements extremely affordable.

    Our unique APEX Wheel Replacement Program offers eligible customers replacement wheels at 50% off our standard prices.

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    ARC-8R / EC-7R

    Fitment Guides



    We know what fits. From direct bolt-on to all-out race fitments and everything in between. We've street and track tested extensively to save you the trial-and-error. View our fitment guides.


    APEX Forged Wheel Gallery


    Wheel & Tire Packages"



    Shop Tires


    For your convenience, wheel and tire packages are now available at APEX. Our knowledgeable BMW Product Experts hand pick some of the best compounds available from prominent brands like Michelin and Nitto, and we’ve priced them competitively.

    All wheel and tire packages include free mounting and road force balancing by our trusted enthusiast technicians. We use high-end, touchless equipment and inspect every wheel and tire combo thoroughly before they leave our warehouse.


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    ARC-8R / EC-7R


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    Introducing the ARC-8R
    Introducing the APEX ARC-8R Forged Wheel - YouTube

    Race Silver


    Anthracite


    Satin Black


    Brushed Clear




    Polished


    Introducing the EC-7R
    Introducing the APEX EC-7R Forged Wheel - YouTube

    Race Silver




    Anthracite




    Satin Black


    Brushed Clear






    Polished


    Last edited by Eddy@ApexRaceParts; 11-12-2021 at 07:33 PM.

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    New and improved: A classic returns!

    Our highly popular ARC-8 design recreated as the new forged ARC-8R.



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    I have your sm-10 square setup 18x9 on my E39 M5.

    Love love love how these wheels look and feel on the road!

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    APEX Forged: Stronger than ever and ready to ship.

    Our new forged offerings have significantly higher load ratings with over 1000 LBS of additional capacity for 4 wheels in an 18" diameter compared to our already strong flow-formed wheels! The increase in load rating allows these new wheels to better cope with the demands that sticky tires, heavy cars, and high downforce present.

    E36 or E46? Either way our EC-7Rs are a perfect fit.





    Specs:

    E46 M3 18" Wheel setup:
    189.5″ ET35 EC-7R Forged Wheels in Brushed Clear
    275/35-18 Toyo Proxes R888R Tires

    E36 M3 17" Wheel setup:
    17x9.5" ET35 EC-7R Forged Wheels in Polished (square)
    245/40-18 Kumho Ecsta V720 Tires
    APEX 12mm Front Spacers


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    Quote Originally Posted by JacksX6M View Post
    I have your sm-10 square setup 18x9 on my E39 M5.

    Love love love how these wheels look and feel on the road!

    Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
    Looking good!

    Are you running modified hubs on your E39 or did you have the center bore enlarged to fit these wheels?

    -Tom
    Last edited by Eddy@ApexRaceParts; 12-16-2020 at 06:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy@ApexRaceParts View Post
    [Center]APEX Forged: Stronger than ever and ready to ship.

    Looking good!

    Are you running modified hubs on your E39 or did you have the center bore enlarged to fit these wheels?

    -Tom
    I was running Turner motorsports 74.1 to 72.56mm huncentric adapters.

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    Understood, good to know!

    -Tom on behalf of Eddy

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    APEX End of Summer Sale ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!

    All forged BMW wheels are on sale from now until October 16th.

    Pick up your set before the season ends!



    Last edited by Eddy@ApexRaceParts; 12-16-2020 at 05:58 PM.

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    These really are such great looking wheels at a great value.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelitstar View Post
    These really are such great looking wheels at a great value.


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    Thanks for the kind words. We think so too!!

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    Polished and Brushed Clear finishes

    Available only on the Forged ARC-8R and EC-7R








    Last edited by Eddy@ApexRaceParts; 12-16-2020 at 06:03 PM.

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    APEX Forged ARC-8R: Massive Brake Clearance

    The ARC-8R addresses the biggest challenge we faced with the original flow-formed ARC-8: brake clearance. Thanks to new high-clearance forging blanks, 380mm brakes now fit behind the 18” version with plenty of breathing room.




    Last edited by Eddy@ApexRaceParts; 12-16-2020 at 06:06 PM.

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    The Fully Forged APEX EC-7R

    Available in a wide range of finishes including Satin Black


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    The fully Forged ARC-8R

    Unlike our Flow Formed wheels, the Fully Forged APEX ARC-8R and EC-7R are offered with a profile 2 medium concave design even in the higher offset sizes. This allows all chassis to experience the awesome look of concave wheels.



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    The Fully Forged EC-7R: More Brake Clearance Thank Any Other APEX Wheel

    The APEX EC-7R improves brake clearance over the impressive amount offered by the Flow Formed EC-7. Forging allows us to reduce spoke thickness without compromising strength. As a result, the EC-7R has more brake clearance than any wheel we've ever made.



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    Lighter and Stronger

    The Fully Forged EC-7R is significantly lighter and stronger than the Flow Formed EC-7. By implementing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to eliminate excess material, the EC-7R was made even lighter without sacrificing strength.



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    The Fully Forged ARC-8R in Brushed Clear

    The Fully Forged ARC-8R offers the same classic look as the original with a far higher load rating, improved brake clearance, a reinforced inner lip, and unpainted knurled beads.





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    Bigger, Tougher Inner Lip

    The inner lip is the most vulnerable part of a wheel, because it has no spokes for support. By using forged 6061-T6 aluminum, and reinforcing this high-impact area with more material, we provide an extra layer of protection against track berms, potholes, and whatever else the road may throw at you.



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    BMW F80 M3 with EC-7R Wheels in Brushed Clear



    F/R: 18x10" ET25 EC-7R with 275/35-18 Toyo R888R tires

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    The Fully Forged EC-7R in Polished Finish







    F/R: 17x9.5" ET35 EC-7R with 245/40=18 Kuhmo Ecsta V720 tires
    12mm spacers in front

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    Why do M4 look like shit to me no matter what wheels?

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    The Fully Forged ARC-8R in Satin Black Finish







    F/R: 18x10.5" ET22 ARC-8R Wheels with 275/35-18 Toyo R888R tires
    18mm front spacer, 12mm rear spacer, and 90mm APEX stud kit

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    High load ratings, light weight, and damn good looks; The Fully Forged APEX EC-7R in Polished Finish






    F/R: 18x10.5" ET22 EC-7R Wheels with 275/35-18 Toyo R888R Tires
    JRZ RS one Coilovers and Rotora 380mm BBK

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    Paging BMW owners in the Bay area!

    If you're interested in free professional photos of your car on brand new APEX wheels, we are looking for volunteers for testfiitting and photoshoots! Volunteers will get copies of the photos, a discount on a set of APEX wheels, and APEX goodies/swag. If you're interested in volunteering, please email us at info@apexraceparts.com with your contact information, location, and a photo of your car. All are welcome. Show us what you've got!







    If you'd like to take an inside look at what these photoshoots involve, our good friend Blake made a video detailing the process of an 18" test fitment on his F82 M4 recently:





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    APEX Classic Forged Line EC-7R and ARC-8R are in stock and ready to ship in a variety of BMW specific fitments!






    F: 18x9.5" ET22 w/ 255/40-18 Yokohama A052
    R: 18x10.5" ET40 w/ 275/40-18 Yokohama A052
    15mm front spacer and -3.5 degrees camber

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