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      01-31-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
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ARC-8 Alternatives? ECS/APEX continually pushing an order back.

So back in November, I ordered some staggered Arc-8's for my 135i during the ECS black Friday sale. Their site indicated that they were in stock at the time.

Then they pushed the front wheels back to end of December. Then end of January. Then February 11th. They just sent me an email saying they no longer have a date. They're simply "Backordered"

I'm getting pretty frustrated here.

I like the look of the wheels and the offset in the front is just about perfect. The rear is close, but I bought some 10mm spacers so that they sit the same in the rear.

Are there any other manufacturers out there making some 18 x 8.5 ET45 (I think 44 would be better) and 18 x 9.5 ET48 ish that look like the ARC-8s?

EDIT: I'd like to avoid spacers if possible.

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That sucks. I just spoke to them two days ago and they said it was looking like 2/15 was when they would start receiving them.

I got the anthracite ARC 8's in an 18" square setup on order.
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That sucks. I just spoke to them two days ago and they said it was looking like 2/15 was when they would start receiving them.

I got the anthracite ARC 8's in an 18" square setup on order.
Matt from ECS has been good about keeping me in the loop. He told me he was going to try and get me a better date.

The car is up for the winter now, so I'm not dying, but I'd like to actually get the wheels some day. haha
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I'm with you. Mine are 188.5 et45.

Got the new TPMS sensors here just waiting on the wheels to show up.

It's tough....but I know it will be worth the wait!
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Hey guys, sorry to hear about the frustration caused by the delivery date being continually pushed back!

Both the Hyper Silver and Hyper Black finishes are actually on their way to our warehouse as we speak. As @Rmtt mentioned, we do expect these to arrive and ship out as early as 2/15, and as late as 2/22.

Hold tight - they're on the way and you'll have them in your hands very soon! Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with any questions regarding availability.

They'll be worth the wait indeed!

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Hey guys, sorry to hear about the frustration caused by the delivery date being continually pushed back!

Both the Hyper Silver and Hyper Black finishes are actually on their way to our warehouse as we speak. As @Rmtt mentioned, we do expect these to arrive and ship out as early as 2/15, and as late as 2/22.

Hold tight - they're on the way and you'll have them in your hands very soon! Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with any questions regarding availability.

They'll be worth the wait indeed!

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Any news on Anthracite? That's the color I went with!

Thanks!
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Any news on Anthracite? That's the color I went with!

Thanks!
Please send a PM with your full name or email address and we'll get you squared away.

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Just got an email that the group buy is back up!

https://www.gangup.com/apex/apex-18-...s-q1-2019.html
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Just got an email that the group buy is back up!

https://www.gangup.com/apex/apex-18-...s-q1-2019.html
Thanks for the plug. This year we've combined the 1 series fitments with our standard 18" Group Buy, which will make it even easier to reach the max discount

We're always happy to answer any questions about fitment, so anyone feel feel free to shoot us a PM.
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Guess I should have waited for this vs. buying my wheels almost 6-7 weeks ago.

Still waiting for them to arrive.

I ordered the ARC 8 in Anthracite with an 188.5 et45 fitment for all corners.

Regardless....i see a ship date of late March for the group buy. Does this mean my wheels won't be shipping until then?

I was told mid February....then late February. Have the dates been bumped out again?

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Guess I should have waited for this vs. buying my wheels almost 6-7 weeks ago.

Still waiting for them to arrive.

I ordered the ARC 8 in Anthracite with an 188.5 et45 fitment for all corners.

Regardless....i see a ship date of late March for the group buy. Does this mean my wheels won't be shipping until then?

I was told mid February....then late February. Have the dates been bumped out again?
I'm in the same boat. Still no updates.
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I emailed Ron at APEX to ask him what the deal was. If in fact it will be late March now before we get our wheels, then I plan to cancel my previous order and get in on the group buy to save $100+.

But I wanted to know if that projected ship date was because of the Group Buy and they were biding time to get as many in as possible.

If that were the case, I told him I didn't care about the Group Buy...I wanted my wheels as soon as they show up!
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Guess I should have waited for this vs. buying my wheels almost 6-7 weeks ago.

Still waiting for them to arrive.

I ordered the ARC 8 in Anthracite with an 188.5 et45 fitment for all corners.

Regardless....i see a ship date of late March for the group buy. Does this mean my wheels won't be shipping until then?

I was told mid February....then late February. Have the dates been bumped out again?
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I'm in the same boat. Still no updates.
I apologize for the delay and lack of communication on our end. We had expected your wheels to ship out this earlier this week, but had a small delay. We expect the ARC-8 18x8.5" ET45 wheels to be ready to ship out no later than next week.

Thank you for mentioning our 18" ARC-8/EC-7 Group Buy. The ship date for that deal is the end of March. If you are comfortable waiting, and wanted to jump in on that deal, please let us know via PM or email.

I appreciate your patience, and please let me know if you have any questions.

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I apologize for the delay and lack of communication on our end. We had expected your wheels to ship out this earlier this week, but had a small delay. We expect the ARC-8 18x8.5" ET45 wheels to be ready to ship out no later than next week.

Thank you for mentioning our 18" ARC-8/EC-7 Group Buy. The ship date for that deal is the end of March. If you are comfortable waiting, and wanted to jump in on that deal, please let us know via PM or email.

I appreciate your patience, and please let me know if you have any questions.

-Matt

If they plan to go out no later than next week, then I am not concerned about the Group Buy and having to wait even longer.

I just wanted clarification on how all of that worked. the sooner I can get them, the better. I'm sure that Soterios feels the same way.
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If they plan to go out no later than next week, then I am not concerned about the Group Buy and having to wait even longer.

I just wanted clarification on how all of that worked. the sooner I can get them, the better. I'm sure that Soterios feels the same way.
I completely understand, and we will let you know as soon as they have shipped out. I greatly appreciate your understanding and I look forward to seeing them on your car.

We're always available via PM, email, or phone as well. So don't hesitate to reach out regarding any questions you may have in the future
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I completely understand, and we will let you know as soon as they have shipped out. I greatly appreciate your understanding and I look forward to seeing them on your car.

We're always available via PM, email, or phone as well. So don't hesitate to reach out regarding any questions you may have in the future
Thanks for getting back to us!
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ECS emailed me today to say my order was pushed back again to the 25th. I don't know if that means I'm getting them on the 25th, they're shipping them on the 25th, or if they're just getting the wheels on the 25th. I don't have my hopes up that I'll see these wheels before spring.
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ECS emailed me today to say my order was pushed back again to the 25th. I don't know if that means I'm getting them on the 25th, they're shipping them on the 25th, or if they're just getting the wheels on the 25th. I don't have my hopes up that I'll see these wheels before spring.
I completely understand your frustration here! If you would like, feel free to PM us or email us directly (support@apexraceparts.com) and we can give you a firm update on the status of your order.

We appreciate your patience and I personally look forward to your wheels arriving and seeing them mounted to your 1er

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I completely understand your frustration here! If you would like, feel free to PM us or email us directly (support@apexraceparts.com) and we can give you a firm update on the status of your order.

We appreciate your patience and I personally look forward to your wheels arriving and seeing them mounted to your 1er

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Thank you, Max. I sent you a PM on here.
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ECS emailed me with the 7th "Your order has been delayed" email. Now they're saying they'll get them on the 28th.

I'm worried that's just another placeholder date. I guess we'll see.
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ECS emailed me with the 7th "Your order has been delayed" email. Now they're saying they'll get them on the 28th.

I'm worried that's just another placeholder date. I guess we'll see.
We did receive your wheels this morning, and I'm seeing that your order has shipped out and is on its way to you. You should receive the tracking number via email, but please PM us if you did not receive it.

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