APEX 18" FL-5 and SM-10 Wheels

APEX 18" FL-5 and SM-10 Wheels

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Availability: In stock

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  Dates & Details   Problems Solved   The APEX Standard  
Introduction

We originally introduced our newest FL-5 & SM-10 designs through a pre-order style Group Buy, which required at least 80 buyers to get the highest discount tier. Since we’re nearing the end of track season, we’ve dramatically reduced the max tier requirement to just 40. This will be the last 18” Group Buy of the year, so this is a great chance to get a jump on next season when everyone else is rushing to get wheels and the discount tiers are harder to reach.

Once this deal reaches the payment phase, we recommend getting your pledge in as early as possible. Doing so gives you priority for size and finish availability since we fulfill orders in chronological order. It also creates the momentum needed to reach the top discount tiers. This system in no way rewards watching the deal and joining late.

Say Hello to New Fitments and Finishes

Our initial release was limited to the most popular 18” sizes and finishes, but we’re excited to introduce more Satin Black options, and new fitments. Check out what's new below:

Now Offered in Satin Black:
FL-5 18x8.5” ET35
SM-10 18x9.5” ET35

New Fitments (All finishes available):
FL-5 18x11” ET44
SM-10 18x10” ET33
SM-10 18x9.5” ET22
SM-10 18x10.5” ET22

Important Dates & Details
Group Buy Milestones
Payment Stage Opens Payment Stage Closes Ships By
10/19/2017 12:00AM PST 10/26/2016 11:59PM PST Late November 2017
FL-5 Finishes
Race Silver Anthracite Satin Black
FL-5 Face Profiles
Medium Lip Deep Lip
FL-5 Specifications
Diameter Bolt Pattern Center Bore
18" 5x120mm 72.56mm
FL-5 Sizes, Offsets & Finishes
Width Offset Weight Available Finishes Face Profile MSRP
8.5" ET35 19 lbs Medium Lip $384
9.0" ET30 19.5 lbs Medium Lip $394
9.5" ET22 20.3 lbs Deep Lip $409
ET35 20 lbs Medium Lip $409
10.0" ET25 20.5 lbs Deep Lip $419
10.5" ET22 21 lbs Deep Lip $439
11.0" ET44 ~21.3 lbs Deep Lip $459
FL-5 18x8.5" ET35   FL-5 18x9" ET30
Width 8.5"   Width 9.0"
Offset ET35   Offset ET30
Weight 19 lbs   Weight 19.5 lbs
Available Finishes   Available Finishes
Face Profile Medium Lip   Face Profile Medium Lip
MSRP $384   MSRP $394
 
FL-5 18x9.5" ET22   FL-5 18x9.5" ET35
Width 9.5"   Width 9.5"
Offset ET22   Offset ET35
Weight 20.3 lbs   Weight 20 lbs
Available Finishes   Available Finishes
Face Profile Deep Lip   Face Profile Medium Lip
MSRP $409   MSRP $409
 
FL-5 18x10" ET25   FL-5 18x10.5" ET22
Width 10.0"   Width 10.5"
Offset ET25   Offset ET22
Weight 20.5 lbs   Weight 21 lbs
Available Finishes   Available Finishes
Face Profile Deep Lip   Face Profile Deep Lip
MSRP $419   MSRP $439
 
FL-5 18x10" ET25  
Width 11.0"  
Offset ET44  
Weight ~21.3 lbs  
Available Finishes  
Face Profile Deep Lip  
MSRP $459  
SM-10 Finishes
Race Silver Anthracite Satin Black
SM-10 Face Profiles
Profile 2 Profile 3
SM-10 Specifications
Diameter Bolt Pattern Center Bore
18" 5x120mm 72.56mm
SM-10 Sizes, Offsets & Finishes
Width Offset Weight Available Finishes Face Profile MSRP
8.5" ET35 18.4 lbs Profile 2 $384
9.0" ET30 19.5 lbs Profile 2 $394
9.5" ET22 ~20.3 lbs Profile 3 $409
ET35 20 lbs Profile 2 $409
10.0" ET25 21 lbs Profile 3 $419
ET33 ~20.7 lbs Profile 2 $419
10.5" ET22 ~21 lbs Profile 3 $439
SM-10 18x8.5" ET35   SM-10 18x9" ET30
Width 8.5"   Width 9.0"
Offset ET35   Offset ET30
Weight 18.4 lbs   Weight 19.5 lbs
Available Finishes   Available Finishes
Face Profile Profile 2   Face Profile Profile 2
MSRP $384   MSRP $394
 
SM-10 18x9.5" ET22   SM-10 18x9.5" ET35
Width 9.5"   Width 9.5"
Offset ET22   Offset ET35
Weight ~20.3 lbs   Weight 20 lbs
Available Finishes   Available Finishes
Face Profile Profile 3   Face Profile Profile 2
MSRP $409   MSRP $409
 
SM-10 18x10" ET25   SM-10 18x10" ET33
Width 10.0"   Width 10.0"
Offset ET25   Offset ET33
Weight 21 lbs   Weight ~20.7 lbs
Available Finishes   Available Finishes
Face Profile Profile 3   Face Profile Profile 2
MSRP $419   MSRP $419
 
SM-10 18x10.5" ET22  
Width 10.5"  
Offset ET22  
Weight ~21 lbs  
Available Finishes  
Face Profile Profile 3  
MSRP $439  
On-Car Gallery
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Anthracite FL-5
Front: 18x10" ET25
Rear: 18x11" ET44
Front: 275/35-18
Rear: 305/35-18
Wheels Tires Suspension Camber Settings
Race Silver FL-5 18x10.5" ET22 275/35-18 Ohlins R&T Suspension
Vorshlag Camber Plates
Front Camber: -3.2°
Rear Camber: -2.2°
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Satin Black SM-10 18x10" ET25 275/35-18 MCS 2 Way Non-Remote Dampers
Vorshlag Camber Plates
10mm rear spacers
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Race Silver FL-5 18x9.5" ET22 265/35-18 Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R Front Camber: -3.8°
Rear Camber: -2°
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Race Silver SM-10 18x10" ET25 285/30-18 Advan Neova AD08R Fortune Auto FA510 Coilovers
Front Camber: -3.3° (-3.8° at track)
Rear Camber: -2.5°
10mm rear spacer
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Race Silver FL-5 18x10.5" ET22 275/35-18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport MCS 2 Way Dampers with HyperCo Springs
Ground Control Sway Bars & Camber Plates
Front Camber: -3.3°
Rear Camber: -2.7°
20mm spacers front spacers
20mm rear spacers
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Race Silver SM-10 18x9" ET30 255/35-18 Bridgestone RE71R KW V3 - Ground Control Camber Plates
GC End links
Hotchkis Rear Sway Bar
BMW Performance BBK 370mm/345mm
P.F.C 08 Pads all around
Wheels Tires Suspension Camber Settings
Anthracite SM-10 18x9" ET30 255/35-18 Continental ExtremeContact Sport Bilstein B12 suspension with M3 control arms and front anti-roll bar Front Camber: -1.3°
Rear Camber: -2.3°
Wheels Tires Suspension Camber/Toe Settings
Anthracite SM-10 18x10" ET25 265/35-18 Pirelli Slicks JRZ RS Pro Coilover
HyperCo 5" front springs with helper
HyperCo 5.5" rear springs
Front Camber: -4°
Rear Camber: -2.8°
Front Toe: Zero
Rear Toe: 1/8
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Race Silver FL-5
Front: 18x9" ET30
Rear: 18x9.5" ET22
Continental ExtremeContact Sports
Front: 235/40-18
Rear: 265/35-18
Eibach Sport Spring / Bilstein shock combo from Turner
Problems Solved

Even Lighter

Our #1 focus is reducing weight without compromising strength or brake clearance. These designs are around 2 lb lighter per wheel than the EC-7.

Max Clearance

Both designs offer spokes that wrap around calipers, along with the widest barrels possible for maximum BBK clearance.

No More Mesh

We’ve heard your pleas, so we’re proposing two new styles—each a welcome addition to our existing line-up.

The New Stuff

"I" BEAM SPOKES

This is the most significant new feature we’re adding. Weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the sides of each spoke. It’s expensive and avoided by almost every manufacturer, but affordable with volume.

Beefier Lips

By saving weight elsewhere, we’ve added extra material where it counts. We’re beefing up the barrel’s inner lip on both of these designs to better handle the abuse from the street and track.

Dual Flow-Formed

We use rotary forging for both the front and rear barrels on all designs featuring a deep front lip. This produces the strongest lips possible, and we can optimize the depth of the front lip for every unique width and offset.

Center Cap Support

You spoke and we listened, Based on overwhelming survey feedback, we're adding support for both APEX and OEM Roundel center caps. This only added 0.15 lb

Concavity

Multiple face profiles will be utilized to maximize spoke concavity and reduce weight on the SM-10 design. The FL-5 will keep the same face for all sizes, but to be as light as possible the front lip will vary from shallow to deep.

The APEX Standard

FEA Optimization

We’re taking more time than ever before on this step, revising and iterating our design to reduce weight as much as possible. We’re on this step right now and we’re still shaving off a fraction of a pound at a time.

Always Flow Formed

All APEX wheels feature Flow-Formed construction that utilizes rotary forging to produce a strong and lightweight barrel. These new wheels would be no exception.

True JWL & VIA Certification

You won’t find tricky terminology to cover up a lack of testing here. We’ll do real world crush testing and get real certificates from the Japanese Government again to prove it, just like we’ve always done.

Vendor Contact Information - APEX Race Parts

Have questions about this product? Contact the knowledgeable product experts at APEX Race Parts.

Phone: (925) 245-0773
Email: GroupBuy@APEXRaceParts.com
Website: www.apexraceparts.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/APEXRaceParts

Updates

Members

PHASE COMPLETED


FINAL BUYERS

FINAL ORDERS CHARGED & FULFILLED


1. JASON C


ON BOARD

WHEEL: SM-10

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x8.5" ET35

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x8.5" ET35


2. SHUPAC23


ON BOARD

WHEEL: SM-10

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET25

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET25


3. RICHARD B


ON BOARD

WHEEL: SM-10

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x9.0" ET30

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET25


4. YASM4


ON BOARD

WHEEL: FL-5

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET25

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x11.0" ET44


5. CATSAM23


ON BOARD

WHEEL: SM-10

COLOR: Race Silver

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x8.5" ET35

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x9.5" ET22



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PHASE COMPLETED


INTERESTED MEMBERS

FEELER LIST ONLY - NO PURCHASE OR COMMITMENT


1. EVOQ007


INTERESTED

WHEEL: FL-5

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x9.0" ET30

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET25


2. PABLO


INTERESTED

WHEEL: SM-10

COLOR: Race Silver

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x9.0" ET30

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET33


3. PICCO18


INTERESTED

WHEEL: FL-5

COLOR: Race Silver

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x9.5" ET35

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x9.5" ET35


4. ELIAN'S AUTO REPAIR


INTERESTED

WHEEL: SM-10

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x10.5" ET22

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x10.5" ET22


5. 6IXSPD


INTERESTED

WHEEL: SM-10

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET25

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment: 18x10.0" ET25



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