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      11-10-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
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APEX Wheels | Forged Sprint™ Line - Our Lightest Wheels, When Milliseconds Matter

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Your Fastest Lap is Calling!

Our forged Sprint™ line was built to be extremely light while still offering a meaningful strength increase over our flow formed wheels. For those looking to shed as much weight as possible to improve lap times.


➡︎ 10K ton forged 6061-T6 aluminum

➡︎ Stronger Sprint™ spec inner lip

➡︎ Side-milled spokes for reduced weight

➡︎ Massive brake clearance

➡︎ Unmatched replacement program

➡︎ Lifetime structural warranty

➡︎ Independently tested and certified






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10K Tons Of Pressure



Our new forgings weigh as much as 120 pounds before machining. To form such a thick blank we require special equipment capable of 10,000 metric tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.

True Motorsport Blanks


Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. We designed our very own blank profiles from scratch which gives us total control over the final product, resulting in exceptionally deep spokes and stronger designs.
Learn more our true motorsport blanks.


Side-milled Spokes



One of the most significant upgrades to our Sprint wheels is the addition of wider and deeper side-milled spokes. Any excess material that doesn’t add strength is carved out using a precision CNC ball cutter. Side-milling is often deemed cost-prohibitive by others, but for true performance without compromise we believe it's essential.

➡︎ 40-50% Wider
➡︎ 50-100% Deeper

Learn more about our wider and deeper side-milling.


A Stronger Lightweight Wheel



Our forged Sprint™ wheels are lightweight without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels. First, we carved out as much material as possible, then we purposefully added one pound back to reinforce critical areas, creating a stronger inner lip and a higher load rating.¹ What’s the point of a lightweight wheel if it’s fragile?


Weight Optimized


We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The result is a wheel that is exceptionally light without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels.


Independently Tested


We don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. We believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. We chose STL, an independent lab in Ohio, to test our Sprint™ wheels far above JWL standards, including increases in testing duration, impact drop height, and total load.
Learn more about our rigorous independent testing.


Tough Inner Lip


Introducing the Sprint™ spec inner lip, with a unique channel profile that makes it even stronger than our previous designs. So even though our Sprint™ wheels are pounds lighter than comparable flow formed wheels, the inner lip is 32% stronger.
Learn more about our Sprint™ spec inner lip.


Big Brake Clearance


From day one, APEX has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. Our new forged wheels are the product of everything we’ve developed over the past 10+ years, including an innovative high-clearance barrel design and vehicle-specific spoke profiles.


Deeper Concavity


Our new forgings were redesigned to create extra deep, concave spoke profiles. Their new shape allows us to make any profile, from flat to deep and everything in between. Each one is optimized for a specific application using 3D laser scans of factory and aftermarket brake kits.


Paintless Knurled Beads


Whether it's a day at the track or months of street driving, repeated hard braking and acceleration can make a tire slip along the bead seat and go out of balance, causing vibration. Knurled beads help, but are less effective when painted over. Our forged line features unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.
Learn more about why our forged wheels have unpainted knurled beads.


Built for impact sockets


Track wheels need track tools. Don’t settle for wheels that require undersized tuner lugs or thin walled sockets. All APEX wheels accommodate over-sized race lugs and impact sockets to make swapping wheels lightning fast.




Laser-Engraved Specs


As track enthusiasts ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to try to locate and decipher wheel specs that have been hastily hammered into the rim or become unreadable over time. With our new Sprint™ wheels, we chose to invest a little extra and laser-engrave the specs on the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read. (You’re welcome.)


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 APEX wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, plus a 1 year finish warranty. Exchanges are fast, easy, and hassle-free.



APEX Wheel Replacement Program




Curb rash or pothole damage on the street? Make an oopsie at the track? We’ve all been there. APEX is proud to offer 50% off replacement wheels, no matter the damage.



A Fitment For You



We’ve tirelessly test-fitted hundreds of setup combinations in order to provide direct-fit, spacer-free wheel packages for everything from showroom-fresh cars to all-out race builds. Our detailed fitment guides help you avoid costly trial-and-error and walk you through every step of finding your perfect setup.



The Weight is Over

Specifications, Pricing and ETAs for our Sprint™ Line designs


VS-5RS





EC-7RS





APEX Forged Sprint Line Wheel Gallery



VS-5RS Gallery




EC-7RS Gallery




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18" EC-7RS Details










18" VS-5RS Details












How APEX Engineers A Better Track Wheel

Crazy to think, but this is our first ever, in-depth video about any of our wheels.

Our engineering team put 2 years of hard work into our new Sprint Line and the forging dies that made them possible, so we were compelled to create a technical video that dives into the details. This video has a lot of great content our product descriptions don’t include. After watching, we’re confident you’ll truly appreciate why these features are so valuable.

If you're craving more content, this should quench your thirst.


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18x11 EC-7RS will fit with specific tire spec?
E92?
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18x11 EC-7RS will fit with specific tire spec?
E92?
On the E92 M3, you can run an 18x11" ET25 in the rear with a 295/35-18 tire typically as a complete direct fit. However, in some cases depending on your suspension setup and specific tire selection, a rear fender roll may be required to fully alleviate any rubbing that might occur under suspension compression. With that said, most street-focused tires in a 295/35-18 can fit without a fender roll on stock suspension.

Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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I can’t dislike a lighter forged option, but do miss the way the concavity profile blends in with the hub center on the EC-7/7R. It looks like these have adopted the open hub center of the ARC-8.
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18x11 EC-7RS will fit with specific tire spec?
E92?
On the E92 M3, you can run an 18x11" ET25 in the rear with a 295/35-18 tire typically as a complete direct fit. However, in some cases depending on your suspension setup and specific tire selection, a rear fender roll may be required to fully alleviate any rubbing that might occur under suspension compression. With that said, most street-focused tires in a 295/35-18 can fit without a fender roll on stock suspension.

Please let me know if you have any other questions!

-Geirsen
I'll be interested to see some E9X shots with the EC7RS.
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Max Discount Unlocked - Save $400.00/set!

Congrats everyone! We reached the 80+ people required to reach the Max discount in less than a week. Pledging is now a risk-free, no-brainer with a guaranteed discount of $400.00 a set and free shipping in the contiguous US.

There are still over 120+ people who are only signed up as interested, and they have not pledged yet. Only showing interest does not reserve any inventory or hold a spot for you in line, it just lets you follow along. Pledging is required to confirm your participation. And it’s risk-free – you can cancel your pledge any time before 12/31 if you change your mind. We highly recommend you pledge now, even if you’re on the fence.

We'll have a full feature of this M3 live shortly but for now enjoy some preview shots:




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We've added the full tables of incoming fitments and their specifications/ETAs to the OP. As you can see, this is a massive range of wheels that we will be bringing to market over a short time frame and this is only the beginning! Fitments that are not a part of the current ongoing Group Buy will have their own associated Group Buys prior to their arrival.

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Paging BMW owners in the Bay area! If you're interested in free professional photos of your car on brand new APEX wheels, we are looking for volunteers for testfiitting and photoshoots! Volunteers will get copies of the photos, a discount on a set of APEX wheels, and APEX goodies/swag. If you're interested in volunteering, please email us at info@apexraceparts.com with your contact information, location, and a photo of your car. All are welcome. Show us what you've got!

If you'd like to take an inside look at what these photoshoots involve, our good friend Blake made a video detailing the process of an 18" test fitment on his F82 M4 recently:




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LeMans Blue E92 M3 Feature thread live!

Click the image below to get a good look at our new sprint line wheels on a clean E92 M3!



These wheels are significantly lighter than our Flow Formed ARC-8s size-for-size and offer improved brake clearance and inner lip strength to boot.

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Premium Finishes

Our New Sprint™ Line wheels are available in exclusive finishes right out of the gate. Brushed Clear gives a refined yet raw look that showcases our side milling and spoke profiles while fan-favorite Anthracite returns as a versatile option perfect for just about any color combination. Satin Black rounds out our finish lineup as the perfect understated option to provide contrast or complete a blacked-out look.

Which finish is your favorite?

Anthracite






Brushed Clear






Satin Black






Future Options

Beyond the custom forging blanks and weight optimization, our new forged production process is more flexible than ever. This allows us to include lower volume finishes and cater more to the needs of specific enthusiast markets that want a finish not yet included in our current lineup. Have a Satin Bronze or light Gold finish in mind? Something else we haven't even considered producing? Send us an email with the alternate finish you'd like to see become a reality along with your chassis and fitment details to experts@apexraceparts.com. Finishes with enough demand have a good chance of becoming a new standard option or being included in a limited run of wheels.
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As we kick off the last four weeks of this Group Buy, we wanted to touch base to let you know that our first wave of production is right on schedule. This means we are currently on track to fulfill your orders in the timeframe outlined on the fitment table under the overview tab on GangUp. Things could always change, but everything is looking better than expected currently.

As a reminder, if you have only expressed interest and have not pledged, you're not officially a part of the deal to receive wheels. With nearly 400 members interested, some popular fitments and finishes will sell out in the first production run. We’ve already placed a restock order and it should be here pretty quickly, but we have not decided if we will cancel backorders or if we will allow late participants to get the discount and receive wheels from the second shipment. Be sure to come back and submit your pledge to lock in your order now to avoid the rush that always happens in the final week.

Technical Note

As a group of track enthusiasts and racers, we understand how frustrating it can be to bend a wheel in pursuit of a PB or podium finish. Whether you find yourself 4 wheels off track on a safari excursion or creating your own driving line jumping treacherous berms, wheels are put through a tremendous amount of stress and abuse in the process – sometimes simply being forged isn’t enough to avoid bends.

To mitigate this, our engineers made a concerted effort to reinforce the inner lip of these motorsport wheels and created our stronger, Sprint™ Spec inner lip design. If you haven’t already, we recommend you read our technical writeup on our Sprint™ Spec inner lip.

Blog: MEET THE STRONGER, APEX SPRINT™ SPEC INNER LIP
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