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Joe@ApexRaceParts 09-13-2012 06:01 PM

Apex EC-7 Wheels: Now Available!
 
APEX EC-7 Wheels

APEX is proud to introduce its new EC-7 wheel. This new wheel addresses the concerns of more and more racers and track day enthusiasts: long term durability, fit and performance. With the increase of faster and heavier cars being used in racing, HPDEs, and spirited driving, the EC-7 was designed and engineered to handle extreme abuse on track and street, offer a wide range of direct fitments, while producing a lightweight wheel. The new features offered make the EC-7 the perfect compliment to the APEX ARC-8.

What's new?

An optimized car setup begins with the perfect wheel fitment. Without the perfect offsets, maximum tire widths and the potential of your car are always compromised. With this in mind, the EC-7 has three unique face profiles ranging from shallow to deep concavity resulting in 13 unique 18" sizes. This wide range of fitments allows for vehicle-specific caliper clearance, offsets, and tire widths, creating the most optimal setup possible.

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APEX EC-7 in Race Silver - Profile 3

Product Details

The EC-7 adds 7 new BMW sizes not available in the ARC-8 design. The 3 face profiles offer maximum concavity and reduced weight. This avoids the common adaptation of a single face profile for unintended fitments or dependency on spacers.

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APEX EC-7 Wheels Size & Profile Chart

The EC-7's spoke profile has been designed with a curve to provide additional caliper clearance. It can clear a BBK spacer free on applications where the ARC-8 could not. A significant improvement to the EC-7 is the increased barrel clearance that now allows for the 18" version of this wheel to properly clear the Brembo 380mm BBK.

Just like the rest of the APEX wheel line, the EC-7 is once again produced using the Flow-Forming technique. Flow-forming, which has also been called “roll forging” or “spin forging”, produces a barrel with similar strength to that of a fully forged wheel. This significantly reduces weight in the barrel, which has the greatest impact on rotational mass. We’ve produced an even stronger wheel by combining the strength of the lightweight barrel with a more robust face design. The EC-7 welcomes endurance racing and potholes.

Designed for BMW applications, the EC-7 accepts TPMS sensors, factory lug bolts or stud conversion kits, and OEM roundel center caps. All wheels come with APEX center caps.


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APEX EC-7 Wheels accept OEM BMW Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Available Sizes and Weights and Pricing:Available Finishes
  • Race Silver
  • Anthracite
  • Satin Black


Warranty Summary:

2 year Structural, 1 year limited finish warranty guarantees wheels will be free from defects in materials, workmanship and paint finish under normal and reasonable use.
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Ordering and Contact
  • Phone: Call (888) 499-9135 EXT. #1 for phone orders.
  • Payment: Credit and Debit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, PayPal. Bank Wire Transfers are also available. Contact us to use a wire transfer for payment on your order.
  • Tax: California customers will be charged 8.75% CA sales tax.
  • Shipping: APEX ships all orders with UPS.
  • APEX Hours:
    Monday thru Friday: 9AM to 6PM PST
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Warehouse and local pickup: The APEX warehouse is at 7888 Marathon Drive, Unit A, Livermore, CA, 94550 (Map It), (888) 499-9135 EXT. #2. This is where you pick up local orders.
  • Service and Installation: Apex Performance Services - Dublin: 6443 Golden Gate Drive, Dublin, CA 94568 (Map It), (888) 499-9135 EXT. #3

Bayerische E46 09-13-2012 06:52 PM

C'mon, guys - you HAVE to make this wheel in a 17" diameter. You have a massive amount of racers and track enthusiasts using 17" wheels; many using spacers to clear their calipers. Sure, many have your arc-8s and Koseis, but is it really not a market worth pursuing? I would think there'd be enough interest, especially considering you could presumably design a 17" diameter wheel to clear a big brake caliper as you've done here on the 18" wheel.

I gotta tell you, I'd buy 3 sets of 17" EC-7s right off the bat...

Bayerische E46 09-22-2012 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayerische E46 (Post 14729711)
C'mon, guys - you HAVE to make this wheel in a 17" diameter. You have a massive amount of racers and track enthusiasts using 17" wheels; many using spacers to clear their calipers. Sure, many have your arc-8s and Koseis, but is it really not a market worth pursuing? I would think there'd be enough interest, especially considering you could presumably design a 17" diameter wheel to clear a big brake caliper as you've done here on the 18" wheel.

I gotta tell you, I'd buy 3 sets of 17" EC-7s right off the bat...

Still waiting for a comment...

David@ApexRaceParts 09-24-2012 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayerische E46 (Post 14753689)
Still waiting for a comment...

We may produce a 17" version in the future, but nothing has been set in stone yet.

Bayerische E46 09-24-2012 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David@ApexRaceParts (Post 14757577)
We may produce a 17" version in the future, but nothing has been set in stone yet.

Keep my board name in mind. PM me if you produce a 17" variant because, as I said, I'll buy 3 sets straight away.

Thanks for the response.

Joe@ApexRaceParts 10-01-2012 03:41 PM

All EC-7's are now available for your E46 and E46 M3!

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Please call, email, or pm us with any questions you may have.

Joe@ApexRaceParts 10-05-2012 06:44 PM

EC-7's are here in profile 2 for maximum width fitment on your E46!

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Please call, email, or pm with any questions you may have.

Joe@ApexRaceParts 10-26-2012 01:18 PM

EC-7's are in stock in multiple fitments and finishes for your E46 3 series and E46 M3!

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Please call, email, or pm us with any questions you may have.

Joe@ApexRaceParts 11-07-2012 06:58 PM

Apex EC-7's in staggered fitment on this E46 M3 look great on the street. We have staggered and square fitments available for your E46 and E46 M3!

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Please call, email, or pm us with any questions you may have!

Joe@ApexRaceParts 11-12-2012 05:23 PM

EC-7's look great in square fitment on this E46! This car is using our EC-7's in Race Silver, 18x9" ET42, with 255/35/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

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Please call, email, or pm us with any questions you may have!

Joe@ApexRaceParts 11-16-2012 05:11 PM

EC-7's are here and available in E46 and E46 M3 fitments. This car is using our 18x9.5" ET22 wheels square with 265/35/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

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Please call, email, or pm with any questions.

TrippinBimmer 01-14-2013 10:15 PM

17's came out yet? Will it Fit Brembo 355mm kits?

Joe@ApexRaceParts 01-15-2013 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrippinBimmer (Post 15061780)
17's came out yet? Will it Fit Brembo 355mm kits?

We do not have plans of producing a 17" EC-7. The 18" EC-7's should easily fit over a 355mm Brembo BBK.

rguti153 06-26-2013 06:56 PM

Im digging that very nice

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David@ApexRaceParts 10-18-2013 06:08 PM

18x9.5" ET35 Race Silver EC-7's with 265/35/18 Hankook RS3 tires.

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Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions!

ELCID86 01-08-2014 06:16 PM

I like the look. Does the OEM BMW center cap fit these?

Sorry. I just read the first post and see they do.

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David@ApexRaceParts 04-18-2014 05:18 PM

E46 M3 on Race Silver EC-7's in 18x10" ET33 with 275/35/18 Toyo R888 tires:

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Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions regarding fitment.

David@ApexRaceParts 05-01-2014 06:12 PM

Satin Black EC-7's on an e46 M3:

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Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions regarding fitment for your e46.

David@ApexRaceParts 05-14-2014 06:39 PM

The M3 below has Profile 2 wheels in the front and rear: 18x9.0" ET31 and 18x9.5" ET35 with a 12mm spacer.

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Feel free to give us a call if you need any wheel and tire fitment advice.

David@ApexRaceParts 06-18-2014 05:41 PM

We have EC-7s in various e46 fitments available currently.

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