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Old 10-09-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Arrow Light-Weight Track WHEEL GroupBuy //APEX\\ ARC-8 (18x10", 18x9.5", 18x9", 18x8.5")

18" APEX ARC-8 Track Wheel GroupBuy Now Open!
UPDATED GROUPBUY PRICING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




All members receive FREE SHIPPING within the 48 states
Receive an ADDITIONAL $100 OFF when we reach the GroupBuy minimum*
Wheels arriving in December
GroupBuy Close Date October 31st


These wheels are Flow-Formed (roll-forged barrel). And they will be available in popular track wheel fitments. The low offset wheels have a deep concave face, and will not require a spacer for the M3. They have excellent BBK clearance. Strength is a priority so the load rating has been set to 703KGS. Weights will range between 18lbs to 21lbs~ depending on size. The wheel barrels were modifed in order to clear a stoptech 380mm BBK. Our 18x9.5" 1 series wheel sample is 17.7lbs but final weight will most likely be 18.5lbs~. APEX currently produces light weight 17x9" track wheels which bolt onto the E46 with 255/40/17's all around without spacer or rubbing. They also produce the lightest 17x8" track wheel for the e30 m3, which also clears 6 piston BBK's.

*GroupBuy Discount:
All members automatically receive free shipping within the 48 mainland states. GroupBuy Members will receive up to an ADDITIONAL $100 OFF the set if the minimum number of buyers is met for each fitment. This is retroactive for all members already signed up. The GroupBuy close date is October 31st. The minimum is 10 sets (40 wheels) for each wheel fitment by the closing date to receive this discount. Staggered sets count as two wheels towards each fitment. Example 18x8.5F/18x9.5R counts as two wheels towards the total of the 40 needed for the 8.5" wheels and two wheels towards the total of the 9.5" wheels. If only one of the fitments reaches the minimum, then members signed up for that wheel size will still receive a $50 credit. This is a one time only, pre-production offer. It will not be offered in the future! Now is the time to sign up. These wheels fit multiple applications, so tell your friends and save. Everybody wins! Thats like paying $264 for the 8.5" wheels and $289 for the 9.5" wheels. PLUS FREE SHIPPING!

GroupBuys are now open on ApexRaceParts.com for all 5 wheel sizes. You can go Directly to our GroupBuy section by CLICKING HERE or on the wheel sizes listed below.

These wheels will be available in 5 sizes:

18x8.5" et38 $289
18x9" et42 $299
18x9.5" et35 $314
18x9.5" et62 $314
18x10" et25 $324


4 finishes:

Hyper Silver
Hyper Black
Anthracite
Satin Black


These are prefect fitments for all 3 series models E36 and up, and Z3, Z4, 1 series. They can be run square all the way around, or in a staggered setup.





E46 with 17x9" et42 wheels in Hyper Silver and 255/40/17 NT-05 (17" wheels not part of GroupBuy)


18x10" et25 Hyper Silver



18x9.5" et35 Hyper Black



18x9.5" et62 Anthracite



18x9" et42 Satin Black



18x8.5" et38 Hyper Silver



Color Comparison. 17x9" wheels shown as example only


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Old 10-12-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Eddy, would you anticipate any fitment issues on a sedan with the 18x9 running 255/35/18 all around? I've got AST coilovers with 60 mm springs so I've got extra clearance up front on the inside (relative to stock), I think the fenders might be the only real concern. Based on some quick math, it seems like it should work with the worse case scenario requiring only minor fender rolling.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Eddy, would you anticipate any fitment issues on a sedan with the 18x9 running 255/35/18 all around? I've got AST coilovers with 60 mm springs so I've got extra clearance up front on the inside (relative to stock), I think the fenders might be the only real concern. Based on some quick math, it seems like it should work with the worse case scenario requiring only minor fender rolling.
Are you running camber plates? If not have you done anything at all to add negative camber? Would you be running 255/35 street tires or r-compounds?

Fitment is very possible on that setup. Depending on where you have the coilover set, you may need a spacer to clear the lower spring perch. i doubt it will be an issue though, as a slight ride height change or thin spacer could solve this. The fact that your willing to roll fenders shows, you already understand what's needed to make something fit, if it ends up being tight.

Here's a photo f the 18x9 on an e46 m3 with about -3 camber and a 245/40. this is WITH a 10mm spacer just to push the wheel out for photos. Even with the 10mm spacer it fits with ease when negative camber is added. This is on an M though, but it just shows how conservative that fitment actually is. 10mm is a lot.

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:16 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've got Vorshlag camber plates so I've got some flexibility there. Will be running street tires for the foreseeable future. I don't mind a little work if it's a snug fit, just wanted to make sure I'm not asking too much of that fitment.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:28 PM   #5
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have 18x9 et45 wheels and i need 5 mm spacers to clear fronts so i think et42 might be PERfect fit. but depending on where your perch is set you might need 3 mm spacer
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Ahh, those 17's are sick
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:23 PM   #7
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have 18x9 et45 wheels and i need 5 mm spacers to clear fronts so i think et42 might be PERfect fit. but depending on where your perch is set you might need 3 mm spacer
There are a few variable as you mentioned. Tire brand/model will have the most effect since some run significantly wider then others.

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The 17x9's are available right now, ready to ship in 6 different colors (two of which are limited production and only a could sets left: motorsport and matte)

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Old 10-14-2009, 08:10 PM   #8
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Wheels will be on display at BR Racing on the 18th (Los Gatos, CA), and at Performance Technic on the 25th (Pleasanton, CA)
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:42 AM   #9
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I happened to order a set of these in 17 x 9 hyper black last week just before the group buy was posted for the 18's. They came in Friday but I was out of town until last night. Now that I've gotten them unwrapped, the wheels look great and they were packaged extremely well. Eddy was very prompt to answer questions and get the wheels shipped.

I just wanted to post my experience with APEX.

Edit: I also meant to add that with me holding 2 wheels, standing on my home scale, and subtracting out my weight, I see an average of 17.4 lbs per wheel :-) It's probably not 100% accurate, but it matches the advertised weight of ~17 lbs for the 17 x 9s.

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Oh, and I have one more question for Eddy... do you know if these will work with stock E46 lugs?
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will the 17in model work on e46 330i sedan with 355 brembos?
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Oh, and I have one more question for Eddy... do you know if these will work with stock E46 lugs?
Thanks for the compliments. Yes these wheels accept the stock lugs. Nothing special needs to be used.

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Yes, the barrel on these wheels is large enough to clear the 4 piston 355 brembo kit on the 330i.

On Saturday we successfully tested them over a 6 piston stoptech 355 kit on E92 335i. Although that car needed 10mm spacers to clear the strut tube, as they have less inner clearance vs. the E46.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:42 AM   #13
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Anyone considering this should really jump on it. I was more interested in weight savings over aesthetics, so I almost feel guilty about how great these wheels look on my ZHP. They are great quality.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:11 PM   #14
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I dont see 17's option no more...
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I dont see 17's option no more...
I believe you can still get the 17s, just not as part of a group buy.

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I believe you can still get the 17s, just not as part of a group buy.

http://www.apexraceparts.com/3-Series-BMW-E46_c_15.html
Yep. That's what I did.
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My understanding is that the 17" group buy is over. 17" is now a regular product line for APEX and it's kept in inventory. You can order it anytime. Just not at the groupbuy deal. The 18" will be the same after the groupbuy.
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My understanding is that the 17" group buy is over. 17" is now a regular product line for APEX and it's kept in inventory. You can order it anytime. Just not at the groupbuy deal. The 18" will be the same after the groupbuy.
Correct.

We only do GroupBuys on new product releases and during re-ordering periods. GroupBuys are an excellent way to save on a set of wheels. You trade waiting for savings.

The 17's are in stock and ready to ship same or next day, and shipping is cheap. The 17's are available in 6 colors while supplies last.

17x9" wheels for the E46
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Hey Eddy, out of curiosity, what length wheel studs are on the M3 pictured in the OP?
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Hey Eddy, out of curiosity, what length wheel studs are on the M3 pictured in the OP?
Those look to be about 75mm. I run 95's on my E30 since sometimes I run a wheel that requires a 20+ spacer. I don't know what brand those studs are. I think they are TCK
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