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      11-15-2019, 03:43 PM   #1
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► APEX | Fully Forged Lightweight BMW Wheels - Our Strongest Ever


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ARC-8R & EC-7R


Everything you love about the original, now enhanced with all the added benefits of forged manufacturing.


➡︎ Significantly increased strength

➡︎ Improved brake clearance

➡︎ Paintless knurled beads

➡︎ New premium finishes




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Even More Strength



“Forged” doesn’t mean strong. Many forged wheels focus on weight reduction so much that they end up with the same load rating as cast wheels. Think all forged wheels are stronger than cast or flow formed? Think again. We've added up to 1,000 pounds of extra load capacity per vehicle compared to our flow formed line.

Learn more about why not all 'forged' wheels are strong.


Better Brake Clearance


The flow formed ARC-8 was our first design, so it features our older barrel profile with compromised brake clearance. Typical blank forgings (the starting point many other manufacturers use) can have even worse clearance than our original flow formed wheel. By developing our own proprietary new profiles and new dies, the 18" ARC-8R and EC-7R can clear Brembo 380mm kits and the 19" version can clear BMW 410mm carbon ceramics.

Learn more about why we had to create our own new forging dies to clear big brakes.


Paintless Knurled Beads


Not all knurling is created equal. To reduce unwanted tire spin as much as we could, we protected our knurling from paint to keep them sharp. We didn’t take the cheaper shortcut of painting over the bead area, which makes the knurling smoother and rounder. See and feel the difference.

Learn more about why our forged wheels have unpainted knurled beads.


New Premium Finishes



Our forged wheel line enabled us to release premium finishes we’ve always hoped for. Fully polished aluminum and hand brushed with tinted clear now join a wide range of painted finishes, with more to come. Our forged wheels not only deliver performance, but also provide distinctive new styling as well.

Tailored Fit, Right Off-The-Shelf



APEX is known for stocking a wide variety of chassis specific fitments to meet the needs of a very diverse enthusiast community. We’re releasing those same street, track and race proven fitments and more in our new forged line. New lower production requirements allow us to cater to even the most niche segments of the BMW market that may have previously been off limits.


Weight Optimized



We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The end result is a fully forged wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.


JWL & VIA - More Than Just a Stamp


Many companies promote their wheels as being certified by the VIA when they actually aren’t. That’s like using the USDA logo on food without permission. APEX wheels get officially tested and registered by the VIA in Japan, and we have the proof to back it up. Japan’s JWL is a standard for wheel load ratings. Our new forged wheels exceed those ratings by almost 20%. Most manufacturers only meet the minimum, while some even fall below—yet they still claim to be JWL. Always verify load ratings before you buy.

Learn more about VIA and JWL


Additional Features


Hub Centric - All APEX BMW wheels with a 5x120mm bolt pattern are purpose built featuring a 72.56mm center bore. No centering rings required.

Center Caps - We don't charge extra for caps and we design our BMW wheels to be interchangeable with the OE roundel cap for enthusiasts seeking a clean factory look. All wheels come with our gloss Black APEX caps included. We also offer optional gloss red or gloss blue APEX caps.

Hardware - APEX wheels can be used with all OEM mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and wheel spacers. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.

TPMS - All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If your vehicle isn’t equipped with sensors or you choose to bypass them for your track/race car, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes.



Lifetime Warranty




All our forged wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase.



APEX360° Wheel Replacement Program





Let’s face it: Whether you are a weekend warrior practicing at the track, a club racer pushing the limit for a podium finish, or your daily commute involves crater-ridden minefields known as city roads, mistakes happen and parts will be damaged along the way. We are not really a performance company if we sell wheels in a way that penalizes the pursuit of driving at the limit. For this reason, we stepped up and created a program to significantly reduce the costs of properly maintaining a set of wheels by making replacements extremely affordable.

Our unique APEX360° Wheel Replacement Program offers eligible customers replacement wheels at 50% off our standard prices.

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We know what fits. From direct bolt-on to all-out race fitments and everything in between. We've street and track tested extensively to save you the trial-and-error. View our fitment guides.


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For your convenience, wheel and tire packages are now available at APEX. Our knowledgeable BMW Product Experts hand pick some of the best compounds available from prominent brands like Michelin and Nitto, and we’ve priced them competitively.

All wheel and tire packages include free mounting and road force balancing by our trusted enthusiast technicians. We use high-end, touchless equipment and inspect every wheel and tire combo thoroughly before they leave our warehouse.


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Introducing the ARC-8R



Race Silver


Anthracite


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Introducing the EC-7R



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I was configuring a set of ARC-8Rs in my cart last week but noticed the sale expired at some point. Any chance they'll be another one for the new forged offerings anytime soon?
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I was configuring a set of ARC-8Rs in my cart last week but noticed the sale expired at some point. Any chance they'll be another one for the new forged offerings anytime soon?
We may run another sale on these wheels in the future, but don't yet have any concrete numbers/dates. If you'd like to be updated whenever an APEX sale goes live, consider subscribing to our newsletter towards the bottom of our main webpage: https://www.apexraceparts.com/

Let us know if you have any other questions!

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When will 19 inch fitments be available?
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When will 19 inch fitments be available?
Great question! Our 19" EC-7R and ARC-8R wheels are not yet in production, but we do have plans for a release later this year. We will have more information on a number of new 18" and 19" forged wheels at some point during Q2 2020.

To stay up to date on all of our upcoming fitments, Group Buys, and promotions, be sure to sign up for the newsletter on our website.

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New and improved: A classic returns!

Our highly popular ARC-8 design recreated as the new forged ARC-8R.



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the Ec7 brushed in the photos appear to have a tinted clear was this a specials batch ? will you be offering it again ?
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the Ec7 brushed in the photos appear to have a tinted clear was this a specials batch ? will you be offering it again ?
The difference in coloration you're seeing is actually just caused by the lighting. Those brushed wheels are our standard brushed clear finish with no special tint.

Let us know if you have more forged questions!

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APEX Forged: Stronger than ever and ready to ship.

Our new forged offerings have significantly higher load ratings with over 1000 LBS of additional capacity for 4 wheels in an 18" diameter compared to our already strong flow-formed wheels! The increase in load rating allows these new wheels to better cope with the demands that sticky tires, heavy cars, and high downforce present.

This M3 is running our Polished EC-7Rs:



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18×10.5″ ET22 EC-7R Forged Wheels

275/35-18 Toyo Proxes R888R Tires

JRZ RS One Suspension
Hyperco Springs
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Rotora 380mm BBK


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APEX End of Summer Sale

All forged BMW wheels are on sale from now until October 16th.

Any ETA on 19" forged?
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Any ETA on 19" forged?
We are still working on those wheels and hope to have them available next year!

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APEX End of Summer Sale ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!

All forged BMW wheels are on sale from now until October 16th.

Pick up your set before the season ends!




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Polished and Brushed Clear finishes

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APEX Forged ARC-8R: Massive Brake Clearance

The ARC-8R addresses the biggest challenge we faced with the original flow-formed ARC-8: brake clearance. Thanks to new high-clearance forging blanks, 380mm brakes now fit behind the 18” version with plenty of breathing room.





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can’t seem to find the specs on the website but I see it listed here - can you PM me a price on a staggered set of 18x10 +25, 18x11 +29 Arc8 R or EC7R in satin black?
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can’t seem to find the specs on the website but I see it listed here - can you PM me a price on a staggered set of 18x10 +25, 18x11 +29 Arc8 R or EC7R in satin black?
PM sent! Unfortunately, we do not currently offer an 18x11" size in either of our Forged wheel models. The widest size we offer is an 18x10.5" ET22 and an 18x10.5" ET40 available in both the ARC-8R and the EC-7R.

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The Fully Forged APEX EC-7R

Available in a wide range of finishes including Satin Black

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The fully Forged ARC-8R

Unlike our Flow Formed wheels, the Fully Forged APEX ARC-8R and EC-7R are offered with a profile 2 medium concave design even in the higher offset sizes. This allows all chassis to experience the awesome look of concave wheels.


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The Fully Forged EC-7R: More Brake Clearance Thank Any Other APEX Wheel

The APEX EC-7R improves brake clearance over the impressive amount offered by the Flow Formed EC-7. Forging allows us to reduce spoke thickness without compromising strength. As a result, the EC-7R has more brake clearance than any wheel we've ever made.


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Lighter and Stronger

The Fully Forged EC-7R is significantly lighter and stronger than the Flow Formed EC-7. By implementing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to eliminate excess material, the EC-7R was made even lighter without sacrificing strength.


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The Fully Forged ARC-8R in Brushed Clear

The Fully Forged ARC-8R offers the same classic look as the original with a far higher load rating, improved brake clearance, a reinforced inner lip, and unpainted knurled beads.




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