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      08-14-2019, 03:43 PM   #1
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► New APEX Forged Wheels - Pre-order now to save up to $400 off a set





New APEX Forged Wheels Pre-order Group Buy
Save up to $400 off a set of ARC-8R & EC-7R Wheels + Free Shipping in the continental U.S.*

Our new forged wheel line is built upon everything our customers love about our popular Flow-Formed wheels. Now enhanced with all the added benefits of forged manufacturing.
  • Forged 6061-T6
  • Paintless Knurled Beads
  • Significantly Stronger
  • Premium Finishes
  • Increased Brake Clearance
  • Lifetime Structural Warranty
  • 50% Off Replacements

Pre-order Now via Group Buy:
https://www.gangup.com/apex/

We are offering our new forged wheels on a discounted pre-order via group buy. The sizes and finishes we produce in our first production run will be based on the demand we receive through this deal. You can explore all features, specs and pricing by visiting our forged wheels page here.


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      08-20-2019, 06:02 PM   #2
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Thank you for your participation so far in this deal. With 73 interested for the 18” deal, and 26 interested for the 17” deal, we are well on our way to achieving the maximum discount! Remember, if you have not yet pledged, showing interest alone is not sufficient enough to unlock any discounts. Take a few minutes and pledge now to get this deal the best discount possible.

Check out our new ARC-8R’s on the TYSPEED M2 race car! Tyler and his team are always chasing the bleeding edge of performance, and we've been right by their side with an identical goal in mind. Armed with our new forged wheel line up, we are proud to support their efforts to get to the next level of performance. Tyspeed is first to receive a set of our all-new polished 18” ARC-8R forged wheels, in a wide 18×10.5” ET40 rotatable square configuration.







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What a start this has been! We are excited to see many cars on our new forged wheels. Our friend Dan (@danavon7) brought out his track-prepped E46 M3 to see what our new ARC-8R forged wheels were all about. As a current owner of multiple sets of ARC-8 flow formed wheels, Dan was excited for the opportunity to try out the next evolution of the classic ARC-8 design. Armed to the teeth with a PFC 355mm BBK, the new ARC-8R had no issues providing more than enough real estate for the brakes on this track weapon to breathe comfortably.

To learn more about Dan’s E46 M3, complete with a full build break down, please visit our customer showcase article here: https://www.apexraceparts.com/blog/b...forged-wheels/





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As of right now, 99 people have expressed their interest in our 18” forged wheel group buy. By the time many of you read this post, that number will more than likely have shot into the triple digits. A HUGE shoutout to everyone who has supported this deal thus far!

For any F80 owners who have been on the fence about joining in, perhaps our friend Zach’s (@zwalkerrr) Fire Orange F80 M3 sitting on a set of EC-7R forged wheels finished in Brush Clear could help in your decision making process.





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      08-29-2019, 05:07 PM   #5
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During the development of our new forged wheels, we knew that our classic EC-7 design was the ideal choice to lead with for our initial release. Our flow formed EC-7 wheels have been a fan favorite in the enthusiast community for a while now, so when tasked with evolving the timeless design for a forged application, we knew we couldn’t leave anything on the table with the EC-7R.

While aesthetics are very important to us, we believe that functionality should always come first. With the EC-7R, many of the design changes from the original were made purely in the pursuit of that next level of performance. With the additional strength from the EC-7R’s forged construction, we were able to remove significant material from the sides of each spoke. Not only did this help shave even more mass from the already lightweight wheel, but it left the EC-7R with a distinguished and tasteful “I” beam spoke design that looks at home both on the street and at the track.

With over 100 people interested in the 18” forged group buy, we are incredibly excited to see the popularity of our new ARC-8R and EC-7R wheels growing each day. We highly recommend that you get your pledge in early, as we will be allocating design and color preferences in chronological order, and there is a possibility that some sell out. Keep in mind, showing interest alone will not influence production, solidify your place in line, nor contribute to unlocking the tiered discounts. You must submit an official pledge to be part of this deal.

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      09-03-2019, 05:13 PM   #6
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for your support so far in this deal. We would like to take this opportunity to address a question that has been popping up quite a bit lately:

“Am I able to purchase an additional 5th wheel along with the set of 4 that I have already pledged to?”

Yes! We are now offering a 5th wheel add-on to our current forged Group Buys. If you are looking to add a 5th wheel to your pledge, you must contact us directly using the “Message Vendor” function on the deal. Please keep in mind that there are some limitations for purchasing a 5th wheel:

The wheel will be available for purchase at the standard MSRP, not the discounted Group Buy price. Free shipping does apply to those located in the continental U.S.
It must match the fitment and finish of the rest of your pledged.
It will be added manually once the deal has closed, due to technical limitations regarding the group buy format.

If you have any questions regarding the option to add a 5th wheel to your pledge, please feel free to reach out through the “Message Vendor” function on the group buy page, or directly at groupbuys@apexraceparts.com

Also, be sure to watch the ARC-8R studio video below to brush up on some of the details this forged wheel has to offer.



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      09-05-2019, 05:08 PM   #7
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We have clearance, Clarence.


Our original flow formed ARC-8 was our first wheel design, and utilizes an older barrel profile that can have compromised brake clearance with certain BBK setups. With the forged ARC-8R, we took everything we learned from the original ARC-8 and applied it to the ground-up development of our all-new profiles and dies. This resulted in a tremendous increase in brake clearance when compared to the flow formed design, with an inner barrel that can clear all the way up to the colossal 380mm Brembo BBK with ease.

To learn more about the obstacles we faced when developing these zero-compromise barrel profiles and dies, along with how we worked to overcome them, please feel free to check out our blog post that dives deep into the topic of forged wheel brake clearances.
https://www.apexraceparts.com/blog/w...ar-big-brakes/

To help show off our new 18” ARC-8R forged wheels, our friend Daniel (@dsc_lol) stopped by our shop with his Yas Marina F82 M4 track car for a photoshoot. Mounting the 18x10” ET25 ARC-8R wheels over the massive Brembo 380mm BBK on this M4 was a breeze. With the dramatically increased barrel clearance that the ARC-8R brings to the table, these new forged wheels are able to go where our original flow formed ARC-8 wheels never could.









Reasons to Pledge Now
  • Get your wheels faster - the more pledges we receive, the sooner we can begin production.
  • Get the color you want - popular finishes may sell out during our first production run. Pledge now to ensure you get the finish you want.
  • Get a bigger discount - more pledges = bigger discounts = more money for other mods.

With 28 official pledges currently listed for our 18” forged group buy, we are just 12 away from unlocking the maximum discount of $400 off + free shipping. With 117 total individuals interested in this deal, this should be an easy win. If you have not yet done so, pledge now and score a significant discount on a set of these all-new forged wheels.

Happy pledging!
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      09-11-2019, 04:08 PM   #8
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Only 9 pledges left to unlock the max discount of $400 off + free shipping!

With 21 days remaining to jump in on the 18” forged wheel group buy, we are well on our way to unlocking the maximum discount. Considering there are 123 people currently showing interest in this deal, there should be no reason why the maximum discount cannot become a reality.

If you want to be one of the first to run our new forged wheels, you must submit your official pledge. Your order will not be processed unless we reach your desired discount, so there is no risk in submitting your pledge right away.

If you have additional questions regarding fitment or have fitment questions regarding a chassis not listed, feel free to message us directly through the “Message Vendor” feature here or send us an email to groupbuys@apexraceparts.com.

APEX EC-7R: Versatility across platforms, with the same end goal in mind.



E46 M3: 18x9.5” ET35 EC-7R forged wheels finished in Brushed Clear
275/35-18 Toyo Proxes R888R tires

E36 M3: 17x9.5” ET35 EC-7R forged wheels finished in polished
245/40-18 Kumho Ecsta V720 tires
APEX 12mm front spacers
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      09-16-2019, 07:31 PM   #9
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We are so close, the time to lock in your choice is now!

We have 15 days left in this deal, and are so close to unlocking the maximum discount of $400 off + free shipping on our 18” deal. If you have not yet submitted your pledge, now is the time to lock in your selection and get this deal over the finish line. Remember, your order will not be processed unless we reach your desired discount.

Happen to know any friends that might want to jump on this opportunity? Let them know!

We are confident this deal can be a success, but your participation is key. If you’re an active participant in any Facebook Groups, Forums, or have friends who are interested, please pass the word along.

Our friend Chris (@chrisreardon91) dropped by the shop with his purpose-built E46 M3 track car to get a sneak peek at our new EC-7R forged wheels finished in Brushed Clear. With “I” beam spokes, paintless knurled beading, and a 1800lb load rating, the new EC-7R is able to provide Chris with that next level of performance. Wrapped in 275/35-18 Toyo Proxes R888R tires, this 18x10” square setup gives this E46 M3 more than enough grip to have a blast out on the track.








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Only 4 pledges left to unlock the maximum discount!

Thank you to those who have participated in our forged group buys so far. With 12 days remaining, the finish line for this deal is just around the corner. Seeing how there are only 4 pledges needed on the 18” deal before the maximum discount of $400 off + free shipping is unlocked, there is no reason why we can’t make this deal a reality. Remember, being on the interested list is not the same as pledging. If you are wanting to lock in your selection for these all-new forged wheels at an incredible price point, submitting your official pledge is the only way to do so.

Finished in Satin Black, these 18” ARC-8R forged wheels compliment this Sakhir Orange F82 M4 with a tasteful, yet menacing aesthetic. While our original flow formed 18” ARC-8 wheels lack the barrel clearance necessary to clear the standard brakes on the F8X M3/4, our forged 18” ARC-8R wheels have a new and improved barrel profile, allowing them to clear all the way up to the 380mm Brembo BBK with ease.







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Major Update - Maximum Discount Unlocked for the 18” Deal!

That’s right folks, the maximum discount of $400 off + free shipping* has officially been unlocked for our 18” forged deal!

If you’re still on the fence, you should act now since the maximum discount is guaranteed. With a week left for other enthusiasts to join in on the savings, we encourage you to spread the word to any car buddies that may be interested in 18” Forged wheels!

As a reminder, our 17” forged wheel group buy will also be coming to a close in 7 days. With 55 people currently listed as interested, there is still plenty of time to lock in your pledges to get this deal over the finish line. Remember, the only way we can reach the maximum discount for this deal is by submitting your pledge. Those listed as “interested” will not be counted towards the final discount tally.

The Group Buy will be accepting new pledges up until 10/1 at 11:59 PM Pacific. You don’t want to miss out!
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Less Than 12 Hours Remain To Join Our 18” Forged Group Buy!

With the maximum discount of $400 off + free shipping reached, now is your chance to jump on this incredible deal before it’s gone! If you have been anticipating the release of our new 18” forged wheels and intend on acquiring a set, there is no better time than now to submit your pledge. With a guaranteed maximum discount and the opportunity to be one of the first owners of a set of all-new APEX forged wheels, this is your last chance to lock in your selection before the group buy closes for good.

The Group Buy will be accepting new pledges up until 10/1 at 11:59 PM Pacific. You don’t want to miss out!
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Thank you all for your participation in our Forged Wheel Group Buys. The 18" deal has now closed. However, we've made a few adjustments to our 17" deal to help get it over the finish line.

For our 17" deal, we lowered the participation requirement, and as a result only need 6 more pledges to reach the maximum discount of $300 off + free shipping*. With the current level of interest this should easily be achieved. We have also extended the Group Buy for an additional six days, now closing on Monday, October 7th at midnight (PDT). The original ship date will NOT be affected by this extension, and we still plan to have wheels shipped out in December.

If you have not yet submitted your official pledge, and are interested in 17” forged wheels, please do so now to get this deal across the finish line with the best discount possible.

This Group Buy now closes at midnight, October 7th (PDT).
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....The 18" deal has now closed....
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