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      03-30-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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Arrow APEX - Concave 17" ARC-8 Wheel Group Buy (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)

APEX Concave 17" ARC-8 Pre-Order Group Buy (Round #9)

This Group Buy is for the new concave version of the ARC-8 Wheels


Due to countless requests over the years we finally produced a lighter and more concave 17" wheel
This Group Buy is listed on multiple forums: M3Forums, Bimmerforums, E46Fanatics, and E90Post, Zpost
Please spread the word. The more members that sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone

Group Buy #9 Discounts and Sizes
There is no minimum member requirement to receive the 1st tier discount!
Discounts increase as additional members sign up for each size
75 Members joined our January Group Buys - Lets do it again!

1 -20 Buyers = Retail Price + FREE Shipping*
21-29 Buyers = XXX OFF SET + FREE Shipping*
30-39 Buyers = XXX OFF SET + FREE Shipping*
40-49 Buyers = XXX OFF SET + FREE Shipping*
50-59 Buyers = XXX OFF SET + FREE Shipping*
60+ Buyers = XXX OFF SET + FREE Shipping*


Concave Sizes Available:
These sizes can be purchased in any combination of staggered or squared setup

17X8.5" ET20 - 16.55lbs - Retail $259
17X9.0" ET30 - 16.55lbs - Retail $264
17X9.5" ET35 - 16.95lbs - Retail $269
17x10.0" ET25 - 18.10lbs~ Retail $284
17X10.5" ET27 - 18.95lbs~ Retail $299

Bonus Non-Concave Sizes Available:
Due to requests we are allowing the new wheels to be paired with the original flatter ARC-8 for specialty fitments
The sizes below sizes must be paired with a wheel from the above list, and cannot be purchased on their own
These wheels are not eligible for Group Buy discounts besides Free Shipping as part of a set

17x8.5" ET40 - 17.2lbs - Retail $249 each
17x9.0" ET42 - 17.4lbs - Retail $259 each

Final PAID member list:
1. Aaron H. - 17x8.5
2. Noel M. - 17x9
3. Jedediah C. - 17x9.5
4. Will F. - 17x9.5
5. Justin C. - 17x9/9.5
6. Mark T. - 17x9.5/10.5
7. Pavel P. - 17x9
8. Adrian G. - 17x9
9. Saul L. - 17x9/9.5
10. Tim S. - 17x9.5/9.5
11. Daniel Im - 17x9.5
12. Jason S. - 17x9.5
13. Nathan K. - 17x9.5
14. Brandon S. - 17x9/9.5
15. Tim H. - 17x9.5
16. Denis B. - 17x10
17. Denis B. - 17x10
18. Ken C. - 17x9
19. Tommy M. - 17x9.5/17x10
20. Ashley C. - 17x8.5
21. Jeffery C. - 17x9
22. John D. - 17x9
23. Charles A. - 17x9/9.5
24. Nathan Z. - 17x9
25. Patrick C. - 17x8.5
26. Richard F. 17x8.5/17x10
27. Zeyu Z. - 17x10
28. Terry B. - 17x8.5
29. Anthony N. - 17x9.5
30. Edmund K. - 17x9.5
31. Ramon C. - 17x9/17x10.5
32. Scott P. - 17x9.5
33. Preeth S. - 17x9
34. Trever M. - 17x9.5
35. Bradley M. - 17x9
36. Race it. - 17x9
37. Randy H. - 17x9.5
38. Daniel W. - 17x9.5
39. Matthew P. - 17x9.5
40. Pablo M. - 17x9.5
41. Artyom V. - 17x10

unofficial "feeler" list
1. Az in OZ - 17x8.5 Hyper Black - s14
2. canisM3 - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
3. BTM- 17x9/17x10 Satin Black - BF.c
4. LAWLence - Size/Finish? - BF.c
5. AlpineWolfie - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
6. MTrancew - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
7. TheMuchacho - 17x9/17x9.5 Satin Black - BF.c
8. Z3speed4m3 - 17x9/17x10.5? finish? - BF.c
9. stupenduzzman - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
10. Scottyp - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
11. Jasonslackisrad - 17x9.5 Satin Black - BF.c
12. Sandman7773 - 17x9/17x10 Anthracite - BF.c
13. merlinfe - 17x9/17x9.5 Anthracite - BF.c
14. Msilvia - 17x9.5/17x10.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
15. Saulinho - 17x9/17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
16. Donny Voodoo - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - BF.c
17. fsmtnbiker - 17x9.5 Satin Black - BF.c
18. paul9325 - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
19. JuCo - 17x9/17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
20. Amuro Ray - 17x9? Hyper Black - BF.c
21. SkinnyM3 - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - BF.c
22. E36 Em Tree - 17x8.5 confirm size? Anthracite - BF.c
23. Spyke - 17x8.5 confirm size? Anthracite - BF.c
24. Cosmos Kramer - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - M3F
25. M3 Tiag - Size? Hyper Silver - M3F
26. e92pp - 17x9(x5) Anthracite - e90p
27. Stallion150 - 17x8.5/17x10 Satin Black - e90p
28. blyguy - 17x8.5 Anthracite - s14
29. UltraRacer13- 17x9.5 Satin Black - e90p
30. Bimmerman535i - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - BF.c
31. BMW Mdrei - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - BF.c
32. IHatePosers - 17x9 ET30 Satin Black - M3F
33. m3bmwjohn - 17x9 Anthracite - M3F
34. Red141 - 17x9 or 17x9.5/10 Anthracite - BF.c
35. graphite9 - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - BF.c
36. ispower - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
37. BMXWill - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
38. 3MPowered - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
39. Dieselmd - 17x9/9.5 Hyper Black - e90p
40. colatkitty - 17x9.5/10.5 Anthracite - z4p
41. mlee4984 - 17x9.5 Anthracite - M3F
42. m3pat2 - 17x8.5 Hyper Black - s14
43. raslion - 17x8.5 Anthracite/Satin - s14
44. Wes. - 17x9 Anthracite - Z4p
45. eXpLiCiT - 17x9.5 Anthracite - BF.c
46. dr ed - 17x9.5 Hyper Silver - BF.c
47. kamakevie - 17x8.5 Hyper Silver - s14
48. Cody Mullenaux 17x9/17x9.5 Anthracite - phone
49. sh1ftgear - 17x9.5 Anthracite - BF.c
50. Thames - 17x9.5 Satin Black - BF.c
51. nsk - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - BF.c
52. TIMSGT - 17x9.5 Hyper Black - BF.c
53. met0001 - 17x9 Hyper Black - BF.c
54. f0rd - 17x9 Hyper Silver - e90p
55. shervinguy - 17x9 Hyper Black - M3F



Group Buy Details:

Feeler Phase = Until April 14th
Official Open Date = April 15th
Official Close Date = May 2nd
Product Ship Date = May 10th-18th

Free Shipping*
Free Shipping is available to members in the 48 mainland states
Alaska, Hawaii, and International members will receive a $75 credit off the actual cost of shipping
non-mainland/international members: please contact us prior to ordering for a shipping quote
We'll either send you an invoice, or a code to adjust your order

Local Pickup Discount:
Local customers who pick up their set will receive a $35 discount on their order
local pickup discounts are provided at time of pickup
You must select "local pickup" in the comment field at checkout so that we do not ship your order

When do these ship?:

CURRENT ETA: Most orders by May 10th, remaining orders by May 18th
This is a Pre-order Group Buy. Wheels do not ship the day after making payment like a traditional order
These wheels are currently in production and will be arriving in our warehouse the first week of May
80% of order should ship out by May 10th
Customs/Port delays can add an extra 1 week delay, but its rare
We cannot guarantee an exact ETA date. Our estimates have historically been conservative and within +/- one week of our ETA date
We will keep everyone up to date of even minor changes if they occur via this thread

Finish Availability
Finish availability will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis
Members have the option to select between 2 choices regarding their preferred finish

1. Only accept the original finish choice:
Availability is based on sign-up order
If your choice is sold out before you sign-up, then your order will automatically be cancelled at the close of the Group Buy
Signing up early is recommended for members who will only accept one finish

2. Select an alternative finish choice:
If the first choice is no longer available, the order will be adjusted to the secondary finish choice
If the secondary choice is also unavailable, we will contact you
Your options at that time will be to cancel your order or select from the remaining available finishes
If for any reason you don't care what finish you get, please note that in the comment field at checkout, and we will automatically fulfill your order as best as possible
We will determine adjustments to back-up finishes at the close of the group buy based on one of two methods
If the max tier is reached, then any finish adjustments needed would be based solely on order of payment received
If the max tier is not reached, then orders will be adjusted in a way to maximize the number of participants, thus reaching the highest tier possible for the group as a whole
In this second scenario, priority will be allocated to members ordering staggered setups of a low availability finish, in order to create the most sets and highest discount possible.

How do I join? Payments and Sign-up info
This Group Buy is now closed
no additional sign-ups accepted

Discount Tiers
The price you pay at sign up is based on how many members are currently signed up
At the close of the Group Buy, everyone's order/payment will be adjusted to the final discount tier reached
Your card or PayPal account will be authorized for the going rate, and then charged for the final price reached (the lowest price)
At the end, everyone pays the same price
There is zero advantage in signing up at the last minute
Early sign-ups promote others to sign-up, so don't sabotage your own discount

There are NO refunds on Group Buy orders. Group Buys are special order, which is why payment is taken in advance
Only replacement of defective, or mis-shipped products are available
Members cannot change colors or sizes after receipt for Group Buy orders
If you would like a traditional 30 Day return policy then we recommend purchasing at the retail price, and not via the Group Buy


Wheel Details:

CLICK HERE for a link to the BF.c technical fitment thread for the concave wheels

Manufacturing process:
All APEX wheels are flow-formed resulting in a light weight, track and street worthy wheel
Flow-forming significantly reduces weight in the barrel by rolling the barrel out into it's final shape using large wheels/disks applying high pressure
This step is the same step that monoblock forged wheels go through to shape their barrels
By doing this, the flow-formed wheel's barrel has the same density and strength as the barrel of a fully forged wheel
This significantly reduces rotational mass at the furthest point from the center, which is the most important weight savings area on a wheel.

These wheels were fully JWL/VIA certified in February. Crush testing was done by the VIA in Japan

Comes with carbon-look APEX center caps
Accepts OEM Roundel center caps
Does not come with valve stems
Installs using your factory lugs or a stud conversion
Accepts all wheel spacers including 5mm while still remaining hub-centric
TPMS compatible

APEX ARC-8 17x9.5" ET35 - Anthracite Finish

APEX ARC-8 17x8.5" ET20 - Hyper Black Finish

APEX ARC-8 17x10.5" ET27 - Hyper Silver Finish


Last edited by Eddy@ApexRaceParts; 05-03-2012 at 12:36 PM.