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      05-04-2017, 07:05 PM   #1
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► APEX | SM-10 Lightweight Track Wheels



Introducing the all-new APEX SM-10

The all-new APEX SM-10 combines a straight 10-spoke design with our “I-beam” milling technique to produce a lightweight wheel that is a departure from our traditional mesh styles. Multiple face profiles continue to provide unmatched big brake clearance. The new milling feature has increased strength while shedding weight vs it’s predecessors, and it adds a visual feature typically only found on the most expensive race wheels available on the market today.

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The New Stuff






1. “I-Beam” Spokes
This is the most significant new feature we’ve added. Weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the sides of each spoke. It’s expensive and avoided by almost every manufacturer, but we’ve made it affordable through volume production.

2. Factory Support
Like all our APEX wheels, The SM-10 supports all OEM hardware like OEM Roundel center caps, wheel lugs, valve stems, and TPMS sensors. No centering rings are needed either.

3. Beefier Lips
By saving weight elsewhere, we’ve added extra material where it counts. We beefed up the barrel’s inner lip to better handle the abuse from the street and track.

4. Concavity
Multiple face profiles are utilized to maximize spoke concavity and reduce weight on the SM-10 design. To maintain our great brake clearance the profiles and spoke curvature of this wheel is just like our EC-7 design.


Designed for the Performance Enthusiast

Light-weight
Flow-forming allows for a significant reduction in rotational mass by reducing barrel weight. This manufacturing technique allows our wheels to be almost as light as a traditional forged wheel, but without the significant increase in price.

Strength
Track duty requires a wheel that can handle the punishment of high lateral G’s, hitting berms, and every once in a while, a small off track excursion. Spoke and barrel design are a major factor in wheel strength. The flow-forming technique uses high pressure disks/rollers to roll the wheel’s barrel into its final shape. This gives the barrel the same strength properties as a forged wheel, since monoblock wheels go through a similar step to form their barrels. We design our spoke dimensions to help evenly distribute loads from the barrel to the center of the wheel. The lack of a front lip, and spokes directly connecting to the edge of the wheel, also add increased strength to the outer lip of the wheel.

Chassis-Specific Fitments
Stretched rubber, narrow tires, and fender rubbing are not elements to look for in a competitive wheel/tire setup. All of our wheels were designed with offsets that allow for proper fitment of extreme summer, and r-compound tires without the need for spacers or fender rolling. This means keeping the tire under the fender, and away from suspension components. Track oriented wheel widths are also important as they provide proper sidewall support under hard cornering. Too much rubber for a wheel results in excessive sidewall deflection, which translates into sloppy and delayed turning response.

Multiple Fitment Options
Most BMWs come with a staggered setup from the factory. Some choose to keep their car this way, while others like to switch out for an easy-to-rotate, square/neutral setup. This is generally based on driver’s preference and consideration of tire costs. Most BMW chassis benefit from being able to fit both square and staggered setups with relative ease. 9.5” or 10”-wide square setups are great for budget minded enthusiasts who want to extend their tires life by rotating between events, in addition to preferring the feel of a square setup. Square setups are popular on all models for track use due to the significant increase in front grip and turn-in response. Some owners comment that due to the extra power of their cars, a square setup will lean towards oversteer. For those who prefer more rubber in the rear, a staggered setup is the way to go. Wheels up to 11" wide are available for rear fitment. These can be combined with 9.5” or 10” fronts for a bolt-on spacer-free staggered setup.

BBK Clearance
Many owners install Big Brake kits on their cars. Having a smaller-diameter wheel that can clear large calipers is a must. Due to the low-offset nature of many BMWs, there are no clearance issues with the concave spokes. Barrel clearance was increased during the design phase to accommodate both StopTech and Brembo's 380mm kit.


The APEX Standard



1. FEA Optimization
We took more time than ever before on this step, revising and iterating our design to reduce weight as much as possible. After countless iterations we removed material from the sides of the spokes in a way that allowed us to increase strength over our previous designs.

2. Always Flow Formed
All APEX wheels feature Flow-Formed construction that utilizes rotary forging to produce a strong and lightweight barrel. The SM-10 is no exception.

3. True JWL & VIA Certification
Strength needs to be certified. Our wheels were not simply FEA tested in a computer simulation, or in-house tested to an unregulated standard. We conduct real-world crush-testing and all of our wheels conform to Japan’s JWL standard, as well as being 3rd-party tested by the VIA. All of our wheels carry a 690KG load rating.


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Sizes, Weights, and Pricing


Questions about tires, fenders, brakes, spacers, or suspension clearances?
Click here to get a personalized fitment recommendation from one of our experts.



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Tire Mounting and Balancing Service




Popular street and track tires are now available when you order APEX wheels. Add tires with your wheel order and get free tire mounting and 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. With our competitive tire pricing bundled with the savings of free mounting and balancing and convenience, it’s the ultimate wheel & tire package.

*Note: Tires will only ship mounted to the wheels in your order, and can not be sold separately. Tires and wheels must be purchased in the same transaction. Tire-only orders will be cancelled and refunded.

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Our new SM-10 wheels are available for pre-order and we are offering enthusiasts Free Shipping on a set of wheels for the rest of May. Check them out on our website here!

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We love the 10-spoke design featured on our new SM-10 wheels! Pre-Order today and be one of the first to run these wheels on your car

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Is there an ETA on these?
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Is there an ETA on these?
Yes sir, we are looking at June delivery. Most will arrive early on in the month, while the remaining units mid month.
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Sweet. Time to call in a few favors Godfather style.
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Yes sir, we are looking at June delivery. Most will arrive early on in the month, while the remaining units mid month.
So is that the wait list, that those on the pre-order can expect their wheels shipped out by mid June?
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So is that the wait list, that those on the pre-order can expect their wheels shipped out by mid June?
I apologize, I may be misinterpreting your question, but all pre-orders placed before the the end of this month will receive free shipping* and will ship in June once the wheels arrive. We produced enough units to cover the initial Group Buy orders, pre-orders leading up to their arrival, as well as some remaining stock for the next couple months pending demand.

Going forward, these will be regularly stocked items where enthusiasts can snag wheels within 1 - 5 business days depending on their location.
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What do you think about the new side-milled spokes on our SM-10 wheels? We sure do love them

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Great looking new wheel!
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Great looking new wheel!
We appreciate the kind words

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The new SM-10 wheels are scheduled for a June 2017 delivery! Pre-order today and be first to get your hands on a set of our new wheels!

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....wish you had 9.5 et22 in 18"
I would have an order for you today
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+1 I'm in the market for a set of track wheels. The other thread mentioned an ETA of Q3 but that's getting late in the season for us up north.
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....wish you had 9.5 et22 in 18"
I would have an order for you today
I have 9.5 et35 square on order. Can't wait til these to be delivered and mounted.
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....wish you had 9.5 et22 in 18"
I would have an order for you today
I have 9.5 et35 square on order. Can't wait til these to be delivered and mounted.
I thought of running the 9.5 et35 with spacers, but would prefer face 3 out back.

great choice though for a square setup
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....wish you had 9.5 et22 in 18"
I would have an order for you today
I have 9.5 et35 square on order. Can't wait til these to be delivered and mounted.
I thought of running the 9.5 et35 with spacers, but would prefer face 3 out back.

great choice though for a square setup
I'd prefer profile 3 as well but want to run square this time. I do have Arc8 stagger on the car with Et22 out back. I'll do a front/rear mount and Left/right mount when they get here for comparison and some fun.

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+1 I'm in the market for a set of track wheels. The other thread mentioned an ETA of Q3 but that's getting late in the season for us up north.
Thank you for the feedback! Our initial production only included the popular fitments based on demand. We plan to "fill in the gaps" of our fitments in the future, so stay tuned!

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I have 9.5 et35 square on order. Can't wait til these to be delivered and mounted.
Thank you for your order! Wheels should be shipping out later this week

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A good portion of our new wheels have arrived today! Orders will begin shipping out this week, with the remaining wheels arriving next week

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Check out our SM-10 wheels in the Satin Black finish! We have many sizes in stock and ready to ship. Remaining sizes will be in stock next week



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Thanks Matt,

Paid and can't wait. Onto the tires hunt now. RE71-R?
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Paid and can't wait. Onto the tires hunt now. RE71-R?
Sounds great sir! RE71-R's are a great tire. I also like the Hankook RS-4 and Dunlop Durezza Star Spec II's

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