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      11-01-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Post APEX | EC-7 Wheels - Clears Brembo 380mm *Suggested Fitments*

New Release: APEX EC-7 Wheels

We are proud to offer the all new EC-7 wheel from APEX. This new wheel addresses the concerns of more and more racers and track day enthusiasts: long term durability, fit and performance. With the increase of faster and heavier cars being used in racing, HPDEs, and spirited driving, the EC-7 was designed and engineered to handle extreme abuse on track and street, offer a wide range of direct fitments, while producing a lightweight wheel. The new features offered make the EC-7 the perfect compliment to the APEX ARC-8.

What's new?
An optimized car setup begins with the perfect wheel fitment. Without the perfect offsets, maximum tire widths and the potential of your car are always compromised. With this in mind, the EC-7 has three unique face profiles ranging from shallow to deep concavity resulting in 13 unique 18" sizes. This wide range of fitments allows for vehicle-specific caliper clearance, offsets, and tire widths, creating the most optimal setup possible.

APEX EC-7 Wheels Size & Profile Chart

Product Details:
The EC-7 adds 7 new BMW sizes not available in the ARC-8 design. The 3 face profiles offer maximum concavity and reduced weight. This avoids the common adaptation of a single face profile for unintended fitments or dependency on spacers.

The EC-7's spoke profile has been designed with a curve to provide additional caliper clearance. It can clear a BBK spacer free on applications where the ARC-8 could not. A significant improvement to the EC-7 is the increased barrel clearance that now allows for the 18" version of this wheel to properly clear the Brembo 380mm BBK.

Just like the rest of the APEX wheel line, the EC-7 is once again produced using the Flow-Forming technique. Flow-forming, which has also been called “roll forging” or “spin forging”, produces a barrel with similar strength to that of a fully forged wheel. This significantly reduces weight in the barrel, which has the greatest impact on rotational mass. We’ve produced an even stronger wheel by combining the strength of the lightweight barrel with a more robust face design. The EC-7 welcomes endurance racing and potholes.

Designed for BMW applications, the EC-7:
-Accepts TPMS sensors
-Factory lug bolts
-Stud conversion kits
-OEM roundel center caps
-All wheels come with APEX center caps

Available Finishes:
-Race Silver
-Satin Black

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.

Here are some suggested and proven wheel fitments from Apex. If you want to push the limits beyond these suggestions below, you are on your own ;-)

E9X M3 fitments:
Street: 18x9.5" ET22 Front and 18x10.5" ET27 Rear
Aggressive Street: 18x10" ET25 Front and 18x11" ET25 Rear
Track: 18x10" ET25 Square

E9X Non-M fitments
Street Pre-LCI:18x8.5" ET35 Front and 18x9.5" ET35 Rear
Aggressive Street Pre-LCI: 18x9" ET31 Front and 18x9.5" ET22 Rear
Track Pre-LCI: 18x9 ET31 Square or 18x9" ET31 Front and 18x10" ET33 Rear
Street LCI: 18x8.5" ET35 Front and 18x9.5" ET43 Rear
Aggressive Street LCI: 18x9" ET31 Front and 18x9.5" ET35 Rear
Track LCI: 18x9" ET31 Square or 18x9" ET31 Front and 18x10" ET43 Rear

Buy Now:
18x9.5" ET22 - 21.75lbs - $319 - M3 Fitment
18x10" ET25 - 22.45lbs - $329 - M3 Fitment
18x10.5" ET27 - 22.50lbs - $349 - M3 Fitment
18x11" ET25 - 23.35lbs - $359 - M3 Fitment

Ordering and Contact:
Phone: 866-714-2002 or
Payment: Credit and Debit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, PayPal. Bank Wire Transfers.
Tax: PA customers will be charged PA sales tax.
Shipping: VAC ships all orders with UPS.
VAC Hours: Monday thru Friday: 9AM to 6PM EST.
Address: 2501 Snyder Ave Phila, PA 19145

Brian Casella
Sales Representative, VAC Motorsports
Office: 215.462.4666 | Fax: 215.462.4667 EXT 13 | Email:
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