APEX Forged EC-7R BMW
Not All Finishes Available
The APEX Forged EC-7R BMW was not made in all finishes in every size for the first batch. These may be available in the future, depending on demand.
10K TONS OF PRESSURE
The APEX Forged EC-7R BMW wheels start as a cylinder of extruded aluminum that is forged by a die under 10,000 tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the material by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure within the aluminum. It creates the perfect blank canvas to start from for our ultimate wheels.
TO DIE FOR
The designs and sizes offered by many companies are constrained by the blanks they can source from suppliers. What APEX found didn’t meet all their needs so they also designed and developed their own dies to stamp blanks that meet their exact specifications. The result? APEX wheels can be made in the key sizes needed for racing.
"I" BEAM SPOKES
Significant material was removed from the side of each spoke on the APEX Forged EC-7R BMW to give it "I" beam like strength. Many wheels have webbing between spokes that create the illusion of side milling. APEX took material off the side to save weight. They didn’t add weight just for aesthetics.
“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! APEX added up to 1,000 pounds of extra load capacity per vehicle compared to their flow formed line.
PREMIUM FINISHES and IMPROVED BRAKE CLEARANCE
APEX 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.
PAINTLESS KNURLED BEADS
Not all knurling is created equal. To reduce unwanted tire spin as much as we could, APEX protected the knurling from paint to keep them sharp. They didn’t take the cheaper shortcut of painting over the bead area, which makes the knurling smoother and rounder. See and feel the difference.
**Shipping rates are for wheels ordered in pairs - regular ground shipping rates apply to single wheel orders**
On occasion certain sizes may be on backorder. Please check with us to confirm availability.