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      05-18-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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► New Stronger & Lighter SM-10 & FL-5 Wheels by APEX

Last year APEX worked with the community to develop a new and improved track wheel. Over 700 of you took our lengthy survey and we ended up moving forward with both proposals instead of just one. You wanted a wheel that was lighter and stronger than our more recent designs. The SM-10 and FL-5 were developed based on your feedback.

Both wheels arrive early-mid June 2017, and we’re already working on expanding the number of available sizes.





Feature Highlights:
  • Lighter by 2 lbs. on average vs. EC-7
  • Stronger than all prior designs
  • I” Beam Machining on spokes
  • Revised inner lip design
  • VIA certified in Japan to JWL standard
  • BBK clearance including 380mm kits
  • OEM mounting hardware and stud kit compatible
  • OEM center cap compatible
  • TPMS compatible
The SM-10 and FL-5 designs are APEX’s first wheels to feature advanced CNC machining that removes material along the sides of every spoke. This creates a stronger and lighter “I” beam spoke design. To get a similar styling cue, many other brands just use aesthetic accent lips on their designs which add material and weight.

Style is the lowest priority on our list. We prioritize function over form. These wheels keep the superior BBK clearance of our older EC-7 design. Brembo 380mm and other 380mm kits can clear. We beefed up the inner lip by adding extra material, resulting in better protection again bends during serious abuse.

These Evolution line designs are produced via flow-forming. This process roll forges the barrels, reducing weight and gives the wheel the strength it needs take on the street and the track.

SM-10 Sizes and Specifications


The SM-10 combines a straight 10-spoke design with “I” beam machining to produce a lightweight wheel that is a departure from our traditional mesh styles. Multiple face profiles continue to provide superior big brake clearance and maximized concavity for all sizes.
  • 18x8.5” ET35 - 18.4 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x9.0” ET30 - 19.5 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x9.0” ET42 - 19.3 lbs. - TBD
  • 18x9.5” ET22 - 20.5 lbs. - ETA Q3
  • 18x9.5” ET28 - 20.3 lbs. - Aug/Sept. Dependent on M2 Group Buy
  • 18x9.5” ET35 - 20.0 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x9.5” ET43 - 19.9 lbs. - TBD
  • 18x10.0” ET25 - 20.5 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x10.0” ET33 - 20.7 lbs. - TBD
  • 18x10.5” ET22 - 21.4 lbs. - ETA Q3
  • 18x10.5” ET40 - 21.2 lbs. - Aug/Sept. Dependent on M2 Group Buy
  • 18x11.0” ET44 - 21.0 lbs. - Arriving June
Profile 2 Face


Profile 3 Face


FL-5 Sizes and Specifications


The FL-5 takes advantage of Dual Flow Forming plus our newest “I” beam machining technique. Still a one-piece wheel, the Dual Flow Forming strengthens both inner and outer barrels while maximizing front lip depth for each unique width and offset
  • 18x8.5” ET35 - 19.0 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x9.0” ET30 - 20.2 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x9.0” ET42 - 20.0 lbs. - TBD
  • 18x9.5” ET22 - 20.2 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x9.5” ET28 - 20.9 lbs. - Aug/Sept. Dependent on M2 Group Buy
  • 18x9.5” ET35 - 20.5 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x9.5” ET43 - 20.4 lbs. - TBD
  • 18x10.0” ET25 - 21.0 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x10.0” ET33 - 21.4 lbs. - TBD
  • 18x10.5” ET22 - 21.3 lbs. - Arriving June
  • 18x10.5” ET40 - 21.2 lbs. - Aug/Sept. Dependent on M2 Group Buy
  • 18x11.0” ET44 - 21.6 lbs. - TBD
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We love the new design of our SM-10 and FL-5 wheels! Here are some up close beauty shots of the new “I” Beam Machining on the spokes :thumbsup2:



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Look awesome!

For a 18x8.5 ET35 front, and 18X9.5 ET35 rears (SM10)

What are the recommended tire sizes, respectively? No rubbing wanted.
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Wow the sm10s look great, tempting
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Both wheels look great!

I wish you could have maximized the concavity of the FL-5 by eliminating the lip on one version (deep lip - medium lip - no lip).

I just love the way the lug holes line up on the split spokes of the 5
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Look awesome!

For a 18x8.5 ET35 front, and 18X9.5 ET35 rears (SM10)

What are the recommended tire sizes, respectively? No rubbing wanted.
Appreciate the kind words! I would suggest going with 235/40-18 and 275/35-18 tires respectively.

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Both wheels look great!

I wish you could have maximized the concavity of the FL-5 by eliminating the lip on one version (deep lip - medium lip - no lip).

I just love the way the lug holes line up on the split spokes of the 5
Thank you for the feedback! We are always open to idea's and suggestions

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Check out these detail shots of our FL-5 wheels which showcase the new "I" beam machined spokes, and the new lip design!



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FL5's are the best looking out of the Apex lineup IMO...
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FL5's are the best looking out of the Apex lineup IMO...
We appreciate the feedback! We think they look great

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Here is another great shot showing the differences between the FL-5 and SM-10 wheels!

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Here is a first look of the SM-10 and FL-5 wheels in the Satin Black finish!

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SM-10 hands down best looking wheel. FL-5 is a tad too mustang for my tastes, but still a great alternative. I hope someone powders a set bronze soon!
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SM-10 hands down best looking wheel. FL-5 is a tad too mustang for my tastes, but still a great alternative. I hope someone powders a set bronze soon!
We appreciate the kind words! The SM-10 wheels do look great

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Here is a comparison of all of the available finishes on the SM-10 and FL-5 wheels:



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Should have these mounted next week on my blue Z4MC - will be sure to take lots of pictures!
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SM-10 18x9.5” ET28 - 20.9 lbs. - Aug/Sept. Dependent on M2 Group Buy
Is this still slated for an August/September delivery? If so it might be a better fit for me than the ET30 9.0" wheels. I'll have to take a few measurement first.
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Should have these mounted next week on my blue Z4MC - will be sure to take lots of pictures!
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Is this still slated for an August/September delivery? If so it might be a better fit for me than the ET30 9.0" wheels. I'll have to take a few measurement first.
The 18x9.5 ET28 is currently available for pre-order directly on our website here! It has an expected January 2018 arrival

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Here are some on-car pictures of the FL-5 wheels on a Z4M





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Is the SM10 18x9.5” ET35 - Face2 0r 3

It would be nice if you added the profile for each wheel on the list
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Is the SM10 18x9.5” ET35 - Face2 0r 3

It would be nice if you added the profile for each wheel on the list
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It's SM-10 18x9.5 ET35 is Type 2 face.











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That wheel looks like it just BELONGS on the Z.
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It's SM-10 18x9.5 ET35 is Type 2 face.
Lordy, I might have to get a set of these. Spokes look great, wonder if they're a bitch to clean lol
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