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      08-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Apex EC-7 arrived

My black Apex EC-7's arrived today. I can't wait to go home and check them out.
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      08-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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Do post pics out of the box and installed ASAP!!!
Congrats.

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      08-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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We need pictures!
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      08-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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I'll have them mounted up today and post some pictures later.
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      08-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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      08-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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18 x 9.5 ET22 18 x 10.5 ET27
Michelin PSS 265/35/18 285/35/18
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      08-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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Sweet! Mine are scheduled to arrive on Monday. Hankook RS-3's in the garage waiting to be mounted.
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      08-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #8
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Congrats, waiting for my set too
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getting closer to the m3
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      08-24-2012, 10:02 PM   #10
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Very Nice I just added a set of ARC-8s to the E46 in Super Sports as well.
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      08-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #11
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If I order a set of ec-7 today how long will they take to get to me
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      08-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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Here are the actual weights:

19" x 9" ZCP with Pirreli 245/35 50lbs
19" x 10" ZCP with Pirelli 265/35 52.6lbs

18" x 9.5" EC-7 with PSS 265/35 48.4lbs
18" x 10.5" EC-7 with PSS 285/35 51.4lbs

-5.6lbs total
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      08-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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      08-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #14
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sick wheels bro.
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      08-28-2012, 12:19 AM   #15
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Here are the actual weights:

19" x 9" ZCP with Pirreli 245/35 50lbs
19" x 10" ZCP with Pirelli 265/35 52.6lbs

18" x 9.5" EC-7 with PSS 265/35 48.4lbs
18" x 10.5" EC-7 with PSS 285/35 51.4lbs

-5.6lbs total
That's some legit weight savings considering the extra rubber, nice
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      08-28-2012, 07:32 AM   #16
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Here are some quick iPhone pics
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      08-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #18
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My street impressions so far. This is not my track wheel and tire setup.

1. Grip, grip grip. I have so much confidence entering a turn regardless of the pavement conditions.

2. Car feels absolutely planted and solid.

3. The ride is better. Hitting expansion joints or sharp bumps is much less jarring. These tires seem to round off the edges of the sharp bumps. Keep in mind I have Recaro Sportster CS seats so I feel everything.

4. Very slight increase in tramlining on the freeway.

5. The road noise is lower.

6. The steering feel is basically unchanged. Maybe it is a bit heavier but can't say for sure.

To summarize, a great improvement over the stock ZCP wheels and tires.
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Great looking wheels! Would you mind posting just the weight of the wheels?

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      08-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #20
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My street impressions so far. This is not my track wheel and tire setup.

1. Grip, grip grip. I have so much confidence entering a turn regardless of the pavement conditions.

2. Car feels absolutely planted and solid.

3. The ride is better. Hitting expansion joints or sharp bumps is much less jarring. These tires seem to round off the edges of the sharp bumps. Keep in mind I have Recaro Sportster CS seats so I feel everything.

4. Very slight increase in tramlining on the freeway.

5. The road noise is lower.

6. The steering feel is basically unchanged. Maybe it is a bit heavier but can't say for sure.

To summarize, a great improvement over the stock ZCP wheels and tires.
They look great and thanks for posting your impressions.

I should have mine mounted tonight! Looking forward to it.
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Great looking wheels! Would you mind posting just the weight of the wheels?

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Weights of the wheels installed on the E92 M3 above are:

18x9.5" ET22 - 21.75lbs
18x10.5" ET27 - 22.50lbs
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      08-28-2012, 12:22 PM   #22
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Great looking wheels! Would you mind posting just the weight of the wheels?

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I did not weigh them individually but based upon the total weights I would say that Apex's published numbers are accurate.
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