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Old 09-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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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.


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.


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.



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

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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All EC-7's are now in stock for your E46 and E46 M3!



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Old 10-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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EC-7's are here in profile 2 for maximum width fitment on your E46!



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Old 10-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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Just order a set today for my M3. Cant wait to get them

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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EC-7's are in stock in multiple fitments and finishes for your E46 3 series and E46 M3!



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Old 11-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-12-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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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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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #10
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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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Race Silver EC-7s on this e46 M3, very elegant! Specifications are 18x9.5" ET35 squared wrapped in 265/35/18 Hankook RS-3s.



We have plenty of EC-7s in e46 and e46 M3 fitments available and ready to ship immediately!
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i see the size is offered for it but do you have any pics thats got the 10.5 or 11's fitted on an e46m3? seems like some folks have gotten the 10.5 rear but turn around and sell them so im wondering if its a fitment issue and figuring that the best size is still a 10 in the rear.
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i see the size is offered for it but do you have any pics thats got the 10.5 or 11's fitted on an e46m3? seems like some folks have gotten the 10.5 rear but turn around and sell them so im wondering if its a fitment issue and figuring that the best size is still a 10 in the rear.
While we do not have any photos of either the 18x10.5" ET27 or 18x11" ET25 EC-7's on the E46 M3, we have heard of some customers using both of these on the rear of the cars with rolled fenders and undersizing the tires with 275/35/18 sized street tires. The fitment for both the 18x10.5" ET27 and 18x11" ET25 is much more aggressive than the 18x10" ET25 and does not provide any additional performance benefit as you are limited to a 275/35/18 sized tire without major fender modifications. Those that have used these wider sized wheels did it mainly for cosmetic reasons in order to get the widest wheel they could in the rear.
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Looks good. Cheaper with group buy?


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