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      07-31-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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APEX | APEX Race Parts Wheel Spacer Launch

► APEX | Redesigned & Re-engineered BMW Wheel Spacers


After nearly a year of research, design, engineering, and development, we’re proud to announce our new line of APEX Wheel Spacers. In our pursuit to eliminate compromise from the enthusiast's (that's you!) pursuit of maximizing performance, we took a hard look at our product line and decided that our previous generation of spacers were just not cutting it.

The spacers are just the first step in achieving our mission. Outlined below are some of the features and subtle details of our spacers that our team worked so hard to refine and execute.

Re-engineered with you in mind.

When approaching the project of creating a wheel spacer that truly meets the needs of the hardcore BMW enthusiast, we took a close look at the features that WE would would want for our personal cars. One of the best things about our team is that we all share an insatiable passion for cars, despite coming from such diverse backgrounds within the automotive culture. We sat around a table and exchanged stories, both horrific and terrific, about past experiences we had with wheel spacers and came up with our list of “must-haves” when we created our line of new spacers.

Our List of Wheel Spacer “Must-Haves”

1. Perfect “Under-the-Wheel-Well” Fitment
Every day, we field questions about fitment that an enthusiast might have in their pursuit to optimize their wheel and tire setup to fit their needs while still working with their 1) suspension components, 2) OEM or aftermarket brake setups or 3) car’s fenders and body limitations.

Understanding that all 3 components have an effect on final wheel and tire size, we realized that in order to meet the needs of someone who is trying to push the limits of what their car can handle, we needed to make spacers in small increments of widths. Intervals of 5 millimeters just didn’t cut it for us.

You might be trying to fill you fenders chock-full of tire or precisely space out your wheel to sit flush with your fenders; everyone has different needs and uses for spacers. Here are 3 reasons that one might want to add spacers to their setup under the wheel well.
1. Fine-Tunable Suspension Clearance
Even after you’ve done everything you can to modify your coilovers to allow for wider wheels and tires, adequate wheel/tire clearance can still be hard to achieve. With 6 sizes ranging from 3mm to 20mm, APEX wheel spacers allow you to dial in the exact internal suspension clearance you need.



2. Ample Brake Caliper Clearance
Just like the relationship between wheel/tire-to-suspension components, brake calipers and spokes are often a point of unwanted interference. APEX spacers allow you to achieve just enough caliper clearance to allow your wheel to spin freely without pushing you wheel out too far.



3. Perfect Wheel-to-Fender Gap
Ample tire-to-fender clearance is a good thing, but excessive gap just doesn’t look right. Get your wheels flush with your fenders using APEX wheel spacers. Our range of widths allow you to precisely dial in your fitment.


2. Optional Hardware Instead of Being Required With Purchase
Extended wheel hardware is required for the installation of spacers, but if you already own studs or lugs, you shouldn’t be required to purchase hardware with spacers. APEX wheel spacers can be purchased separately from extended hardware so the choice is up to you. Buy them on their own or pair them up with a stud kit or extended lugs & locks.




3. Easily Removable Spacers
Save yourself from the headache. If you’ve owned spacers before, you’ve likely had one seized onto the hub. Instead of using a mallet to free it, utilize a tool meant for removal— a pry bar or screwdriver. We’ve added machine-cut pry points around the spacer’s edge, making even the most seized spacers a breeze to remove.




4. Rotor-Matching Colors
You’ve worked hard on the color scheme and coordination of your car and modifications. Spacers should not be any exception. They are meant to push wheels out, not stand out on their own. Available in two finishes— Black and Silver. Pick the one that complements your ride.




5. Precise, Refined Construction
For us, safety is paramount and to create a reliable, trustworthy spacer and relationship with our customer. We're passionate about racing, and would accept nothing less for ourselves. Without question we had to utilize the best materials and employ military-grade construction methods. We ended up with a CNC machined, 6061-T6 Aluminum spacer with carefully chamfered edges, eliminated stress-risers, and appropriately lightweight design without sacrificing rigidity or surface area.




6. Easily Identifiable
Remember trying to solve mystery of identifying spacers either on the car or as they sit loose inside of our tool boxes or parts pins? We do too. What started as scrawling numbers with a screwdriver evolved into clean, legible, laser-engraved size and measurement information on the spacer face and edges.




7. OEM-Spec
Manufactured to perfectly match the measurements and tolerances of your BMW, these spacers are a natural extension of your wheel hub. Cheap, hastily-made spacers are infamous for their sloppy construction, uneven surfaces, and out-of-round shape and result in poor fit & unsafe vibrations.




8. Vibration Free
At the end of the day, spacers are useless if they vibrate. We’re so confident that if our spacers cause any sort of vibrations or shakes, we’ll replace them. Simple as that.




** Select Spacers ON SALE NOW, Up to 40% OFF for a Limited Time **

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach us by posting in this thread or PM'ing us directly. If you'd like to request a different spacer size or fitment, (E39 Fitment, 4-lug E30, etc.) reach our R&D team directly using this form.

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      08-28-2015, 10:05 PM   #2
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Thank you for the great support on our new spacers that we're able to offer at this price point, we have been getting lots of orders and great reviews about them. We are glad to see the new design being so well accepted by the community!
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why people dont usually use the 7mm?
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why people dont usually use the 7mm?
APEX does not offer 7mm hub-centric spacers as they have been known to have fitment issues with certain hubs and wheels. The spacers would not seat properly due to how the extended hub is machined. 12mm spacers eliminate the problem/risk and guarantee proper fitment.

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      09-22-2016, 04:31 PM   #5
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Great things come in all different sizes!



Please contact us with any questions, we have products specialists standing by.
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Whether it is for extra inner clearance for suspension or brakes, or just to get that flush fitment we all desire, APEX Spacers have you covered!



Contact us today if you would like to learn more about spacer kits and the supporting hardware.
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Designed by enthusiast, for enthusiast! Whether you need extra inner clearance for those pesky spring/spring perch clearance issues, or looking to fill out your fenders for that flush look, we've got you covered with a quality spacer offering.

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We've got all our spacers in both Silver and Black finishes in stock and ready to ship!
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We've got clearance, Clarence! Order our redesigned spacers here!

Sizing or fitment questions? Don't hesitate to contact us for assistance!


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Our spacers are designed from the start to endure the abuse they experience on the track! Order a set today!
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Looking to put a BBK on my E92 M3 ZCP but run the 219M wheels in the winter. Probably going to require 12 or 15mm up front but what should I put on the rear? 5mm to keep it tucked under wheelwell?
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Looking to put a BBK on my E92 M3 ZCP but run the 219M wheels in the winter. Probably going to require 12 or 15mm up front but what should I put on the rear? 5mm to keep it tucked under wheelwell?
The rear 219 is an 18x9.5" ET23 as you may know, so depending on the tire size and ride height we would typically suggest running 12mm to 15mm spacers in the rear.

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I'm in the Pacific Northwest area so want to keep the tires tucked a bit to keep the rain spray off the car. ZCP suspension and stock tires.
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I'm in the Pacific Northwest area so want to keep the tires tucked a bit to keep the rain spray off the car. ZCP suspension and stock tires.
I would stick with 12mm spacers in the rear if that case. 12mm and 15mm have been the most popular rear spacer choices for enthusiasts running OEM 219's and 220's.

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This 900 HP daily driven E46 has been running our 5mm spacers in front and 12mm spacers in the rear for many years. They really are built to endure.

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This F80 M3 runs our 5mm spacers behind 18x11" ET44 EC7 wheels in the rear for a perfectly dialed fitment.

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Check out the difference 15mm can make.

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What do you recommend for a 2013 with ZCP? PM quote with necessary hardware to 00961 please
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What do you recommend for a 2013 with ZCP? PM quote with necessary hardware to 00961 please
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Certain spacer kits are now on sale:

Silver 5mm spacers are currently on sale for $39.99/pair instead of $54.99.
Silver 18mm spacers are currently on sale for $69.99/pair instead of $94.99.
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Most sizes and colors in stock and ready to ship. Give us a call or PM with any questions.

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