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      09-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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► APEX | EC-7 Wheels Now Available! *BRAND NEW!!*

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


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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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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
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Available Finishes
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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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      10-09-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Wow they looks nice;-)
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great wheel I love my EC 7
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Our brand new EC-7s in direct fitment for 1-series are available! This car is using 18x8.5" ET45 front wheels with 235/40/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports and 18x9.5" ET58 rear wheels with 265/35/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports.



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Get a set of Apex EC-7's for your 1-series today!



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I want what he has
That car has Antracite EC-7's in a staggered setup that consists of 18x8.5" ET45 front wheels with 235/40/18 tires and 18x9.5" ET58 rear wheels with 265/35/18 tires. The tires are Michelin Pilot Super Sports.
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Just ordered mine today! Can't wait to get them on the car!
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Here's something you don't see every day! An E87 130i Hatchback with APEX EC-7's:



Give us a call today for your own set of EC-7's in a direct 1-series fitment and we'd be happy to assist you!

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Just ordered mine today! Can't wait to get them on the car!
Thanks for your order Ryan! We'd love to see some pictures of them on the car once they're all mounted up.
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Here's something you don't see every day! An E87 130i Hatchback with APEX EC-7's:



Give us a call today for your own set of EC-7's in a direct 1-series fitment and we'd be happy to assist you!



Thanks for your order Ryan! We'd love to see some pictures of them on the car once they're all mounted up.
They come in on Wednesday, then I gotta powdercoat them and get em on the car. SF giants orange on my black 135i, cant wait!
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That hatch looks fantastic!
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EC-7's are in stock for your 1 series! This car is using our Anthracite finish wheels in 18x8.5" ET45 square with 235/40/18 tires.



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how much for the set, and shiped to 20002?
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how much for the set, and shiped to 20002?
Sending you a PM
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same do you know if he is running camber plates for the front? lowered?
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same do you know if he is running camber plates for the front? lowered?
That car is lowered on coilovers, and there wast not any added negative camber in front from what we were told.
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Couple questions...

1) What would it take to get an 18x9 et42, 255/35-18 RS3/Z2/PSS to fit?
2) If that's too aggressive I assume 18x8.5 et45 with 245/35 square would fit?
3) I see the picture of the 235/265 combo, wouldn't that rub on stock M-sport suspension because it's too tall?

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Any plans on M235i fitment?

Front: 7.5J x 18 LM
Rear: 8J x 18 LM

Your current 1 series fitment probably fits? (although would they fit the stock 225 front 245 rear?)
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Couple questions...

1) What would it take to get an 18x9 et42, 255/35-18 RS3/Z2/PSS to fit?
2) If that's too aggressive I assume 18x8.5 et45 with 245/35 square would fit?
3) I see the picture of the 235/265 combo, wouldn't that rub on stock M-sport suspension because it's too tall?

Thanks in advance
Without major modifications and a lot of negative camber, the 18x9" ET42 will not be able to fit on the 1-series chassis due to it's limiting fenders and suspension. The 18x9" ET42 extends 9mm towards the fender in comparison to the 18x8.5" ET45, which is extremely aggressive especially when used in conjunction with a 255/35/18 extreme summer tire. With a tire that is wider than 235/40/18 is being used with the 18x8.5" ET45 EC-7, a 3mm wheel spacer must also be installed, otherwise the tire will start rubbing the strut or spring perch. The 245/35/18 tire size would require either M3 front lower control arms, or camber plates, in order to achieve negative camber in the front due to how close the wheel and tire is in relation to the fender. As for the rear, the 18x8.5" ET45 will sit at the same exact spot as the 18x9.5" ET58 would on the fender side, so there would not be any rear fitment issues.

There has been plenty of customers using the 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 street tires with the 18x8.5" ET45 and 18x9.5" ET58 without any issues with OEM suspension and M-Sport suspension as the tires still sit under the spring perch without any problems if the alignment is within OEM specifications. There has been accounts where 235/40/18 tires being tall have caused a slight rub the plastic inner fender liner when the car is out of alignment. Plastic liner rubbing is usually considered acceptable by most owners, but it is something to look out for as the gills in the liner for the oil cooler can some times stick out towards the tire more than normal.

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Front: 7.5J x 18 LM
Rear: 8J x 18 LM

Your current 1 series fitment probably fits? (although would they fit the stock 225 front 245 rear?)
We do not have the information available for the M235i fitment in the US quite yet, so we have not been able to do any testing. Once we have a M235i available for us to test, we can confirm the wheel fitments and tire sizes that would work for that chassis.
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Without major modifications and a lot of negative camber, the 18x9" ET42 will not be able to fit on the 1-series chassis due to it's limiting fenders and suspension. The 18x9" ET42 extends 9mm towards the fender in comparison to the 18x8.5" ET45, which is extremely aggressive especially when used in conjunction with a 255/35/18 extreme summer tire. With a tire that is wider than 235/40/18 is being used with the 18x8.5" ET45 EC-7, a 3mm wheel spacer must also be installed, otherwise the tire will start rubbing the strut or spring perch. The 245/35/18 tire size would require either M3 front lower control arms, or camber plates, in order to achieve negative camber in the front due to how close the wheel and tire is in relation to the fender. As for the rear, the 18x8.5" ET45 will sit at the same exact spot as the 18x9.5" ET58 would on the fender side, so there would not be any rear fitment issues.

There has been plenty of customers using the 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 street tires with the 18x8.5" ET45 and 18x9.5" ET58 without any issues with OEM suspension and M-Sport suspension as the tires still sit under the spring perch without any problems if the alignment is within OEM specifications. There has been accounts where 235/40/18 tires being tall have caused a slight rub the plastic inner fender liner when the car is out of alignment. Plastic liner rubbing is usually considered acceptable by most owners, but it is something to look out for as the gills in the liner for the oil cooler can some times stick out towards the tire more than normal.



We do not have the information available for the M235i fitment in the US quite yet, so we have not been able to do any testing. Once we have a M235i available for us to test, we can confirm the wheel fitments and tire sizes that would work for that chassis.
cool thanks!

Any new wheel styles coming out soon? Love the weight of the Arc 8 but the style of the EC-7 - you should combine them
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cool thanks!

Any new wheel styles coming out soon? Love the weight of the Arc 8 but the style of the EC-7 - you should combine them
We have a few things in the works for early 2014. Stay tuned!
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We have a few things in the works for early 2014. Stay tuned!
thanks! I got my M235i on order and looking forward
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Glad to hear it! Let us know how we can help.

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