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    APEX Wheels | Classic Forged Line


    Questions?
    Call: 925-245-0773
    Email: expert@apexraceparts.com
    Web: www.apexraceparts.com
    Hours: M-F 9a-5p PST





    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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    ARC-8R / EC-7R



    Available Finishes

















    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.
    True VIA - JWL & Beyond











    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 Classic Line forged wheels are 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 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. Learn more



    APEX 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 APEX Wheel Replacement Program offers eligible customers replacement wheels at 50% off our standard prices.Learn more
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    ARC-8R / EC-7R



    Chassis-Specific Fitment Guides












    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.

    APEX Wheel Forged Gallery





    Wheel & Tire Packages




    Shop Tires










    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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    ARC-8R / EC-7R


    Questions?
    Call: 925-245-0773
    Email: expert@apexraceparts.com
    Web: www.apexraceparts.com
    Hours: M-F 9a-5p PST




    Last edited by APEXraceparts; 11-12-2021, 04:30 PM.

    #2
    The Fully Forged ARC-8R in Satin Black Finish








    F/R: 18x10.5" ET22 ARC-8R Wheels with 275/35-18 Toyo R888R tires
    18mm front spacer, 12mm rear spacer, and 90mm APEX stud kit

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      #3
      I wish the ARC-8R was available in Hypersilver.

      Also, the thread title says "Flow Formed" but these wheels are actually "Forged", correct?
      2003 Imola Red M3 w/ SMG

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        #4
        Originally posted by K-Dawg View Post
        I wish the ARC-8R was available in Hypersilver.

        Also, the thread title says "Flow Formed" but these wheels are actually "Forged", correct?
        Edited the title, thanks for catching that! 👍 I will be sure to make a note of your interest for the Hyper Silver finish!


        -Ian

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          #5
          Originally posted by APEXraceparts View Post

          Edited the title, thanks for catching that! 👍 I will be sure to make a note of your interest for the Hyper Silver finish!


          -Ian
          Hello!
          Guys, what a joke to make group buy for the new wheels and show BMW pattern wheels, but make them unavailable for choosing in the list?


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            #6
            Originally posted by Slonik View Post

            Hello!
            Guys, what a joke to make group buy for the new wheels and show BMW pattern wheels, but make them unavailable for choosing in the list?

            We have 9 VS-5RS BMW fitments that you can pledge for now during the ongoing Sprint Line GroupBuy for wheels that will be arriving in January. Our other wheel diameters and designs will be arriving next year including the EC-7RS design.

            -Tom

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              #7
              ec7rs, next year - no info which month? cause december will be in 2022 also

              ps i was on your site for about 6 times with tryings to press option with those ec7rs wheels ahahahah

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                #8
                Originally posted by Slonik View Post
                ec7rs, next year - no info which month? cause december will be in 2022 also

                ps i was on your site for about 6 times with tryings to press option with those ec7rs wheels ahahahah
                The EC-7RS landing page on our site has a full table with the ETAs for incoming BMW wheels: Full Table here (scroll down)

                Most of the 19s are arriving in March with the 18s arriving in Q2. These wheels will be launched with separate Group Buys when they arrive but aren't yet available to pre-order.

                -Tom

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