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View Poll Results: TE37SL vs ARC-8 vs EC-7 for track
TE37SL 39 67.24%
ARC-8 13 22.41%
EC-7 6 10.34%
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      10-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #23
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+1 for Volks =)
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      10-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #24
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Not sure where you are getting this information from, but we have confirmed with RAYS Engineering in Japan that the Super Laps are produced with the exact same forging process as the regular TE37. The only difference is that RAYS shaved down certain areas on the back and center of the wheel to lighten the wheel.

With that said, if you must have a forged wheel, Volk Racing would be the way to go. Otherwise, our wheels have withstood much abuse at the race track over the years for a fraction of the cost and nearly as light.
Thanks. I was hoping they were made the same way, but a few people have said they were made a different way to save cost and that's why they're cheaper than the regular TE37's.

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Thanks. I was hoping they were made the same way, but a few people have said they were made a different way to save cost and that's why they're cheaper than the regular TE37's.

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I'm told some of the cost savings came from the paint and finishing process used. The build process and material of the wheel is the same aside from the addtional material taken out, and less machining time required to allow for center caps.
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Not sure where you are getting this information from, but we have confirmed with RAYS Engineering in Japan that the Super Laps are produced with the exact same forging process as the regular TE37. The only difference is that RAYS shaved down certain areas on the back and center of the wheel to lighten the wheel.

With that said, if you must have a forged wheel, Volk Racing would be the way to go. Otherwise, our wheels have withstood much abuse at the race track over the years for a fraction of the cost and nearly as light.
If I was in the market for wheels and didn't wanna drop $$ on the Volks, I'd go with yours just cos of this statement. Hate it when companies bitch on other companies for no reason.
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      10-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #27
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ARC-8 all the way! Low cost, durable, lightweight, look great, optimum widths and offsets for our cars, easy to get replacements and clears Stoptechs.

I run 10" front and 10.5 rear with 275/35 and 285/35. I couldn't be happier even if I spent twice the money!
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      10-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #28
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I have Advans, SE's & ARC8's. I use ARC8's for the track in good weather. The other's are too costly to replace....for me.
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      10-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #29
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I am absolutely thrilled with my APEX EC7s ... they look mean and aggressive and are strong, light and durable for the track...
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      10-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #30
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whats the advantage of the ec7 over the arc8. i am in line for one or the other soon with a set of nt01s
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whats the advantage of the ec7 over the arc8. i am in line for one or the other soon with a set of nt01s
EC07 is the newer rim from apex.. stronger.. it also looks much sexier in my opinion...
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okay yeah i knew it was newer just is a carbon copy of the vmrs i already have kinda.
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I'd go with the ARC8 and spend the savings on something else to make your car go faster. I run them in 18 x 9.5/10.5 on my E90M3 and 17 x 9 on my E36M3.
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EC07 is the newer rim from apex.. stronger.. it also looks much sexier in my opinion...
are you on nt01s now or nt05s?
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are you on nt01s now or nt05s?
nt05s... good mix for winter, street and track... might switch to nt01s in summer for heavier track use
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whats the advantage of the ec7 over the arc8. i am in line for one or the other soon with a set of nt01s
EC7 are actually a little heavier. They said they're a little stronger too.
I think they look cooler, but for a track whee. the ARC8 is great because it's so easy to get to the bolts.

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