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      05-04-2017, 07:27 PM   #1
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► APEX | FL-5 Lightweight Track Wheels



The FL-5 is the only APEX design that that takes advantage of Dual Flow Forming plus our newest “I” beam machining technique. Still a one-piece wheel, the Dual Flow Forming technology strengthens both inner and outer barrels while maximizing front lip depth for each unique width and offset. Overall strength has been increased over previous designs which ensure durability in both street and track environments. The advanced “I” beam spoke milling further reduces weight and adds a visual feature typically only found on the most expensive race wheels available on the market today.


APEX FL-5 in Race Silver, Deep Lip



The New Stuff


"I" Beam Spokes
This is the most significant new feature we’ve added. Weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the sides of each spoke. It’s expensive and avoided by almost every manufacturer, but we’ve made it affordable through volume production.



Beefier Lips
By saving weight elsewhere, we’ve added extra material where it counts. We beefed up the barrel’s inner lip to better handle the abuse from the street and track.



Dual Flow-Formed
The FL-5 is our only design with a front lip, and it’s also our only wheel that features the use of rotary forging for both the front and rear barrels. We did this because we needed to produce the strongest front lip possible, and we can optimize the depth of the front lip for every unique width and offset when we use this more advanced production method.



Factory Support
Like all our APEX wheels, The FL-5 supports all OEM hardware like OEM Roundel center caps, wheel lugs, valve stems, and TPMS sensors. No centering rings are needed either.



Variable Lips
The FL-5 uses the same spoke shape and curvature for all sizes. To be as light as possible, each fitment is optimized by machining a front lip that varies from shallow to deep depending on the width and offset of the wheel produced.


The APEX Standard

FEA Optimization
We took more time than ever before on this step, revising and iterating our design to reduce weight as much as possible. After countless iterations we removed material from the sides of the spokes in a way that allowed us to increase strength over our previous designs.

Always Flow Formed
All APEX wheels feature Flow-Formed construction that utilizes rotary forging to produce a strong and lightweight barrel. The FL-5 is no exception.

True JWL & VIA Certification
You won’t find tricky terminology to cover up a lack of testing here. We always do real world crush testing and get real certificates from the Japanese Government again to prove it, just like we’ve always done.


Available Sizes, Weights, and Pricing:

Available Finishes*
  • Race Silver
  • Anthracite
  • Satin Black
*Not all finishes are available for each wheel size.


Medium Lip


Deep Lip



Warranty Summary
2 year Structural, 1 year limited finish warranty guarantees wheels will be free from defects in materials, workmanship and paint finish under normal and reasonable use. Get more details here.


View On-Car Galleries
Product images are nice but we know what you really want to see, photos of our wheels on actual cars. You can check out our extensive collection of photos on our Flickr page here, or we also have a Showroom Gallery on this forum here.


Ordering and Contact Information
  • Phone: (888) 499-9135
  • Payment: Credit and Debit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, PayPal. Bank Wire Transfers are also available. Contact us to use a wire transfer for payment on your order.
  • Tax: California customers will be charged 8.75% CA sales tax.
  • Shipping: APEX ships all orders with UPS.
  • APEX Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM to 6PM PST, Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Warehouse and local pickup: The APEX warehouse is at 7888 Marathon Drive, Unit A, Livermore, CA, 94550 (Map It)
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are these ready to ship?
Appreciate your interest. These new designs are arriving within the next 30 days, and we are currently offering free shipping within the continental U.S. for all sets pre-ordered for the end of May.

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Our new FL-5 wheels are available for pre-order and we are offering enthusiasts Free Shipping on a set of wheels for the rest of May. Check them out on our website here!

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We love the design of our new FL-5 wheels! Pre-Order today and be one of the first to run these wheels on your car

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Can't wait to see the black wheels installed!
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Do you guys have actual pics of them on a car? I mean the renders look nice but would be good to see them for real.
We will have real on car photography once the wheels arrive over the course of the next month or so (multiple shipments incoming). It is not feasible to have full set samples of every size and finish going into initial production, therefore renderings are the best way for us to deliver on-car photography for customers interested in pre-ordering.

Once the wheels are stocked, real on car photography will take over

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What do you think about the new lip on our FL-5 wheels? We think they look great!

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The new FL-5 wheels are scheduled for a June 2017 delivery! Pre-order today and be first to get your hands on a set of our new wheels!

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Most of our FL-5 wheels will be in stock this week, with remaining fitments arriving next week! We can't wait to see these wheels on your car!

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A good portion of our new wheels have arrived today! Orders will begin shipping out this week, with the remaining wheels arriving next week

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Check out our FL-5 wheels in the Satin Black finish! We have many sizes in stock and ready to ship. Remaining sizes will be in stock next week



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Many of you have asked for on car photography of these new designs. We just recieved a trackside image from @swiftym3 as he preps to put the car through its paces at Limerock Motorsports Park.

Wheels: FL-5 18x10" ET25 in Satin Black
Tires: 275/35-18 Hoosier R7

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Check out this E46 M3 with the new APEX 189.5” ET22 FL-5 wheels in Race Silver. Wheels are in stock and ready to ship! Place your order today





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Which finish do you prefer? FL-5 wheels are in stock and ready to ship! Order your set today!

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