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► APEX | EC-7 Track Wheels - Spring Group Buy
Group Buy - APEX 18" EC-7 Track Wheels
After numerous requests from forum members over the past few months, we are now hosting a Group Buy for the EC-7 wheels! We wanted to support a larger part of the BMW community so there are fitments for the E36, E36 M3, E46, E46 M3, Z4, Z3, E8X, E82 1M, E9X, and E9X M3.
The Group Buy will be listed on multiple forums where we will be monitoring and updating all Group Buy threads: M3Forums, Bimmerforums, E46Fanatics, 1Addicts, e90post, M3post, and Zpost. Spread the word, because the more members that sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone!
This Matte Black e92 M3 is on Anthracite EC-7s in 18x10” ET25 & 18x11” ET25.
Sizes and Colors Available:
Wheels can be purchased in any combination (square or staggered) from the below list.
No other sizes or combinations are available for this group buy.
All finishes are available: Anthracite, Race Silver, and Satin Black.
18x8.5" ET45 - 19.55lbs - Profile 1 - $294
18x8.5" ET35 - 20.10lbs - Profile 1 - $294
18x9.0" ET42 - 20.75lbs - Profile 1 - $299
18x9.0" ET31 - 21.25lbs - Profile 2 - $299
18x9.5" ET58 - 20.65lbs - Profile 1 - $319
18x9.5" ET43 - 21.55lbs - Profile 2 - $319
18x9.5" ET35 - 21.70lbs - Profile 2 - $319
18x9.5" ET22 - 21.75lbs - Profile 3 - $319
18x10.0" ET43 - 21.95lbs - Profile 2 - $329
18x10.0" ET33 - 22.50lbs - Profile 2 - $329
18x10.0" ET25 - 22.45lbs - Profile 3 - $329
18x10.5" ET27 - 22.50lbs - Profile 3 - $349
18x11.0" ET25 - 23.35lbs - Profile 3 - $359
Official Paid List
1. Ryan W
2. Petros M.
3. William L.
4. Arthur H.
5. Mike O.
6. Kurt M.
7. Brian P.
8. Kyle M.
9. Garry B.
10. Bruce N.
11. Mark C.
12. Mirko H.
13. Mark E.
14. Leonard D.
15. Gregory J.
16. Michael W.
17. Chian B.
18. Thomas H.
19. Patricia C.
20. Michael H.
21. Bobbie N.
22. Jonathan A.
23. Alvin M.
24. Jose R.
25. John O.
26. Brian F.
27. David C.
28. Kristopher L.
29. Matthew B.
30. Jeff C.
31. Schuyler H.
32. Brent F.
33. Mikhail B.
34. Paul D.
35. Jim D.
37. Patrick L.
38. Gui T.
39. Doug T.
40. Alan F.
41. Wing Hei T.
42. Ruchu T.
43. Luc D.
44. James R.
45. Eric L.
46. John E.
47. Justin C.
48. Teck W.
49. Andreas B.
50. Gary L.
51. James R.
52. Mark S
53. Biro B. (Set #1)
54. Biro B. (Set #2)
55. Chris C.
56. Teric S.
57. Chris M.
58. Jordan Y.
59. Saeed A.
60. Rob G.
61. Fahad M.
62. Doug H.
63. Judson H.
64. Sam L.
65. Remon K.
66. Anthony S.
67. Tim H.
68. Jason F.
69. Nicholas C.
70. Flavius M.
71. Christopher C.
72. James M.
73. Jason B.
74. Charles L.
75. Sidney P.
76. Rasika S.
77. Daniel B.
78. Alexander G.
79. Kristin A.
80. Jarius M.
81. Edward M.
82. Dustin S.
83. Robert H.
84. Esteban H.
85. Pat E.
86. Julien S.
87. Paul S.
88. Tim B.
89. Alan Z.
90. Juan S.
91. Jacob B.
92. Gary N.
93. Chris P.
94. Eric K.
95. David E.
96. Michael J.
97. Andrew B.
98. Eric S.
99. Juan C.
100. Marc D.
101. Peter B.
102. John C.
Unofficial "Feeler" List
Please list your participation in the “Feeler List” in the following format:
Username / Size / Finish / Forum
1. neurotic / 18x9” ET31 / Anthracite / E90Post
2. elinstylez / 18x9.0” ET31 / Anthracite / E90Post
3. M.Suka /18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET43 / Race Silver / E90Post
4. divisionbell77 / 18x8.5" ET35 / Race Silver / E90Post
5. gtkrockett / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET35 / Anthracite / E90Post
6. mike519 / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Anthracite / ZPost
7. Strokeoluck / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / ZPost
8. Tom303 / 18x9.5” ET22 & 18x10.5” ET27 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
9. Mybad135 / 18x9.5” ET22 & 18x10.5” ET27 / Satin Black / 1Addicts
10. Splinterz88 / 18x9.5 ET22 / Race Silver / 1Addicts
11. MClemens / 18x10 ET25 / Satin Black / 1Addicts
12. Naoto / 18x8.5 ET45 & 18x9.5 ET58 / Race Silver / 1Addicts
13. z28pwr / 18x8.5” ET45 & 18x9.5” ET58 / Race Silver / 1Addicts
14. Gojcaj / 18x9.5" ET22 / Race Silver / M3Forum
15. ItsCarbonBlack / 18" x 9.5" ET22 or ET35 / Race Silver / M3Forum
16. p0lar / 18" x 9.5" ET35 / Anthracite / m3Forum
17. casper3t / 18" x 9.5" ET22 / Race Silver / M3Forum
18. Ny93fan / N/A / N/A/ / M3Forum
19.charliexd / 18x9.5 ET22 & 18x10” ET25 / race silver / M3Forum
20. MarkC38 / 18x9.0 ET31 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / M3Forum
21. ///M3_LETTY / 18x9.0” ET31 & 18x10” ET25 / N/A / M3Forum
22. ChasenIS / 18x9.5” ET35 / N/A / M3Forum
23. cafeconleche / 18x10” ET25 / Race Silver / M3Forum
24. 48230M5 / 18x9.5 ET35 / Anthracite / M3Forum
25. BRZ / 18x8.5 et 35 & 18x9.5 et 43 / Anthracite / E46fanatics
26. MightyMouseTech / 18x8.5 ET45 / 18x9.5 ET58 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
27. p0tpie / 18" x 9.5" ET22 / Race Silver / M3Forum
28. mpegripper / 18x9.0” ET31 & 18x10 +25 / Race Silver / M3Forum
29. Smiley1175 / 18x9.5 ET22 & 18x10.5 ET27 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
30. fastauto / 18x9.5 ET22 & 18x10.5 ET 27/ Race Silver / 1 Addicts
31. coolchu001/ 18x9” ET31 & 18x9.5” ET35 / Race Silver / E90post
32. mid-corner fun / 18x10 ET25 / Satin Black / M3Post
33. slowleak / 18x9” ET31 / Anthracite / E90Post
34. Sum1orotha / 18x9.0” ET31 & 18x9.5” ET43 / Race Silver / e46fanatics
35. LittleBlueBMW / 18x9.0” ET31 & 18x10” ET25 / N/A / Bimmerforums
36. ChiChiBo / 18x9” ET31 & 18x11” ET25 / Satin Black / Bimmerforums
37. lithium726 / 18x9.5” ET35 / Race Silver / Bimmerforums
38. atiTDI / 18x10” ET25 & 18x11” ET25 / Anthracite / M3Forum / Set #1
39. Tronix / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET43 / Anthracite / E46fanatics
40. jaconley / 18x9.5” ET35 / Anthracite / Zpost
41. Guy B / 18x10” ET25 / Race Silver / N/A
42. blankstar43 / 18x10" ET25 / Satin Black / M3Post
43. Da M3nace / 18x9.5" ET22 / Satin Black / M3Post
44. Rawyzf /18x9” ET42 & 18x9.5” ET43 / Anthracite / M3Post
45. Raucky2000 / 18x11” ET25 / Satin Black / M3Post
46. Flameboy1696 / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET43 / Race Silver / E46Fanatics
47. Steve L. / 18x9.0” ET31 squared / Anthracite / N/A
48. Jeff C. / 18x9.5” ET35 / Race Silver / N/A
49. Muffnbluff / 18x9.5” ET35 squared / Anthracite / e90post
50. Kleach18 / 18x8.5 ET45 & 18x9.5 ET58 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
51. E82M / 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / 1Addicts
52. Midnight Run / 18x9.5 ET22 & 18x10.5 ET 27/ Race Silver / M3 Forum
53. Vigorous / 18x9” ET31 & 18x9.5” ET35 / Anthracite / E90Post
54. jakeb / 18x9” ET31 & 18x9.5” ET43 / N/A / N/A
55. Dustondo / 18x9.5 ET22 / Race Silver / M3forum
56. Vdub_FTW / 18x9.5” ET22 / Anthracite or Race Silver / M3Forum
57. ol'ManZ / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / Zpost
58. Saeeb A. / 18x9.0” ET31 & 18x10.5” ET27 / Anthracite / N/A
59. bigtracing / 18x10” ET25 & 18x11” ET25 / Anthracite / M3Post
60. jjellyneck / 18x9” ET31 & 18x9.5” ET35 / Race Silver / E90Post
61. skyguy / 18x9” ET31 & 18x10” ET43 / Race Silver / E90Post
62. crazylegs / 18x9” ET31 & 18x9.5” ET35 / Anthracite / E90Post
63. drbvac / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / ZPost
64. Mirko / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / ZPost
65. NY / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / M3Forum
66. race.it / 18x9” ET31 & 18x10” ET25 / N/A / M3Forum
67. atiTDI / 18x9.5” ET22 & 18x10” ET25 / Anthracite / M3 Forum / Set #2
68. Mike H. / 18x9” ET31 / Race Silver / N/A
69. Andreas B. / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x11” ET25 / N/A / N/A
70. Rekla / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Race Silver / ZPost
71. M3Roar / 18x9.5” ET35 squared / Satin Black / M3Forum
72. jmciver / 18" x 9.5" ET22 / Satin Black / M3Forum
73. Mikewills / 18x9.5 ET22 & 18x10.5 ET27/ Satin Black / 1Addicts
74. tranism / 18x8.5 ET45 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
75. CrazyHohol / 18x9.0” ET31 & 18x10” ET25 / Anthracite / M3Forum
76. tripleblackrag / 18x9.5" ET22 / Satin Black / M3Forum
77. kaede / 18x9.0" ET31 & 18x10 ET43 / Anthracite / E90Post
78. que4523 / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Satin Black / N/A
79. ch0pst1x88 / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Satin Black / M3Forum
80. timhill78 / 18x9” ET42 / Satin Black / ZPost
81. Da M3nace / 18x9.5” ET22 & 18x10.5” ET27 / N/A / M3Post
82. john44 / 18x8.5” ET45 & 18x9.5” ET58 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
83. FRNTHVY/ 18x8.5" ET45 & 18x9.5" ET58 / Satin Black /1Addicts
84. Crulexis / 18x9” ET31 / Anthracite / E90Post
85. Drclaw09 /18x9.5" ET35 square / Race Silver / M3forum
86. Justin C. / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET35 / Satin Black / N/A
87. mlifxs / 18x9” ET31 / Race Silver / E90Post
88. BlackoutZ4MC / 18x8.5” ET35 & 18x9.5” ET22 / Satin Black / ZPost
89. kevin///mlee / 18x10” ET25 / Race Silver / M3Post
90. Kennypowers / 18x9.5” ET22 & 18x10.5” ET27 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
91. lmtfi / 18x9.5” ET22 / Anthracite / M3Forum
92. paffy / 18x9.5” ET35 / Anthracite or Silver /M3Forum
93. shrimpp5 / 18x10” ET25 & 18x11” ET25 / Satin Black / M3Post
94. aznlilcris / 2x 18x8.5 ET35, 2x 18x9.5 ET35 / Satin Black/ Zpost
95. IDM / 18x9.5” ET35 / N/A / Bimmerforums
96. loopsandsounds / 18x10” ET25 / Anthracite / M3Post
97. Aus M / 18x9.5” ET22 & 18x10.5” ET27 / Satin Black / M3Post / Set #1
98. Aus M / 18x9.5” ET22 & 18x10.5” ET27 / Satin Black / M3Post / Set #2
99. Transfer / 18x10” ET25 / Anthracite / Anthracite / M3Post
100. daemonblitz / 18x9” ET31 & 18x10” ET25 / Satin Black / Z4Post
101. zr6sbc/ 18x9.5” ET22 / Anthracite / Bimmerforums
102. frmdstryr / 18x9.5" et 22 & 18x10” ET25 / Race Silver / e46fanatics
103. D3rtyE82 / 18x8.5 ET45 & 18x9.5 ET58 / Anthracite / 1Addicts
Group Buy Details:
Official Payment collection day starts: March 18th
Official Close Date and last day to pay: March 26th
Product Ship Date: Most orders within a week of close date, some orders may ship by end of April
Local Pickup Discount:
- Free Shipping is available to members in the 48 mainland US states. Alaska, Hawaii, and International members will receive a $75 credit off the actual cost of shipping.
- Non-mainland/international members: please contact us prior to ordering for a shipping quote. We'll either send you an invoice, or a code to adjust your order.
- Free shipping and this discounted price are for this product only and does not cover extras added to the cart such as spacers, lugs, center caps or other store products unless those produces also offer free shipping. Adding others parts may result in a shipping fee.
- Due to package sizes, the cart may calculate an unreasonable shipping rate for add on items. If this occurs, contact us prior to checkout, and we will adjust your extra item shipping costs if there is an issue.
- Non Group Buy parts will ship with your wheel order unless requested in the comment field at checkout.
When do these ship?:
ETA update as of 3/15:
After conducting an initial tally of orders, we’ve determined that most orders are still fulfillable from our in-stock inventory, but due to higher than normal demand for very specific finishes, some orders will be fulfilled when we receive our next two shipments. We’ve updated the original post. See below for details on which sizes and finishes may be affected.
- Local customers who pick up their set will receive a $35 discount on their order in lieu of free shipping. Local pickup discounts are provided at time of pickup as a refund, and are not provided in advance. You MUST write "local pickup" in the comment field at checkout so that we do not ship your order. We will call you when your set is ready to schedule a pickup from our Livermore 94550 warehouse.
- Most wheels are in stock, and orders will begin shipping within a week of the group buy close date. We expect to fulfill 75%~ of orders from our in-stock inventory.
- Due to high demand for select sizes, some orders will be fulfilled after we receive our next stocking shipments, scheduled to arrive approx 30 days and 60 days after the close date.
- Some of the orders for the following sizes/finishes may be affected:
- 18x10" ET25 Satin Black - 30 days~
- 18x9.5" ET35 in Race Silver and Anthracite - 60 days~
- 18x9" ET31 in Race Silver and Anthracite - 60 days~
- This is a Group Buy. Wheels do not ship the day after making payment like a traditional order.
- Customs/Port delays can add an extra 1 week delay, but it's rare.
- We cannot guarantee an exact ETA date. Our estimates have historically been conservative and within +/- two weeks of our ETA date.
- We will keep everyone up to date of even minor changes if they occur via this thread.
- All customer orders will ship out as they become available, after the close date.
- Tracking numbers will be provided to all buyers, and important progress updates will be posted on this forum, and on corresponding product pages.
- Finish availability will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Due to high demand on the feeler list, some finishes will sell out.
- You have multiple options for selecting how we should process your order if your preferred finish happened to sell out.
- Select your preferred finish plus a secondary back-up finish. If your first finish is not available we will automatically switch your order to the second finish to complete your order. At the time of shipping you will be notified which finish has been shipped.
- Select your preferred finish, and do not select a secondary finish. "No alternative choice". By selecting this option you are asking us to cancel and fully refund your order automatically if your preferred finish is not available. Group Buy pricing is only available for in stock inventory. Pricing will not be honored for back-orders, or for future stock.
- Select "size change" if paint finish is a priority, and you would rather see what other sizes are available, select this option and we will contact you to discuss alternative sizes that would work for your fitment. There is no guarantee we will have all other sizes available. You may cancel your order if we do not have a good substitute size available.
- We will try to stay up to date with sold out finishes/sizes by posting them here and on the forums.
[b]How do I join? Payments and Sign-up info
- This Group Buy is currently in the “feeler” phase. During this period members simply need to post their requested sizes/finish. We will add you to our master list and combine that across all the forums. No payment is necessary until the Payment phase begins on March 18th. You are not obligated to pay after adding your name to the list.
- During the payment phase, a link will be posted to a checkout page on our site. Domestic buyers should use our site to complete payment. International buyers should contact us for an invoice and PayPal or wire transfer details.
- The last day to join and make payment is March 26th. No orders can be placed after this date.
- Buyers are not officially part of the Group Buy until they've paid on our website's Group Buy page or contacted us to make payment.
- Credit cards will be authorized only for the price listed at sign-up. Cards will be charge the final price after the close of the Group Buy and the member count is totaled. This automatically insures that everyone is billed for the highest discount reached, regardless of when they joined
- PayPal accounts will be charged the amount due at sign-up due to a lack of authorization feature. If additional discount levels are reached, then PayPal paying members will receive partial discounts to make up for the difference.
- The Group Buy page will contain a list of members as they join. It is updated as they sign up within 24 hours and does not accurately represent the exact number of members at any given time.
- If Aftermarket Performance Express Corp. elects to cancel the group buy due to low order volume or a production issue, ALL customers will be provided full refunds if their payment was already processed.
- The price you pay at sign up is based on how many members are on the feeler list.
- At the close of the Group Buy, everyone's order/payment will be adjusted up or down to the final discount tier reached. In almost all cases, we end reaching higher tier levels, which results in all or most paying members to receive additional discounts.
- In the end, everyone pays the same price.
- There is zero advantage in signing up at the last minute, yet most members still wait till the last 2~ days.
- Early sign-ups promote others to sign-up, and gives confidence to the stragglers. If you know you’re buying then pay early to keep the momentum going.
- There are NO refunds on Group Buy orders. Group Buys are special order, which is why payment is taken in advance
- Only replacement of defective, or mis-shipped products are available.
- Members cannot change colors or sizes after item receipt for Group Buy orders.
- These products are priced at promotional pricing and do not carry that same return policy as our retail priced items. If you would like a traditional 30 Day return policy then we recommend purchasing at the retail price, and not via the Group Buy.
These are the available EC-7 wheels.
Profile 1 Concavity
Profile 2 Concavity - medium concave
Profile 3 Concavity - most concave
All APEX wheels are flow-formed resulting in a light weight, track and street worthy wheel. Flow-forming significantly reduces weight in the barrel by rolling the barrel out into it's final shape using large wheels/disks applying high pressure. This step is the same step that monoblock forged wheels go through to shape their barrels. By doing this, the flow-formed wheel's barrel has the same density and strength as the barrel of a fully forged wheel. This significantly reduces rotational mass at the furthest point from the center, which is the most important weight savings area on a wheel.
These wheels are fully JWL/VIA certified. Strength testing was done by the VIA in Japan.
- Comes with carbon-look APEX center caps.
- Accepts OEM Roundel center caps.
- Does not come with valve stems.
- Installs using your factory lugs or a stud conversion.
- BMW hub-centric - no centering rings
- Accepts all wheel spacers including 5mm while still remaining hub-centric.
- TPMS compatible.
Last edited by ApexRaceParts; 03-27-2013 at 07:21 PM.