New APEX 18x11" EC-7 Mustang Wheel

New APEX 18x11" EC-7 Mustang Wheel

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Introduction

After reviewing hundreds of surveys submissions, it was clear our top priority needed to be the release of an 18x11” Mustang fitment. This new wheel specifically caters to the S197 and S550 owners who want a rotatable square fitment or a wider rear to create a stagger.

Our research and test fitments show a 52mm offset will be most effective. During the feeler phase we’re still open to feedback and we may modify our final proposed offset +/- a few millimeters if any convincing evidence comes to light.

Don’t keep your feedback in the dark by messaging us directly. Share your feedback with us publicly via the forums or using the discussion tab here so we can get a group conversation going for fitment questions and product feedback.

Be sure to check out the fitment guides we’ve posted below.

Important Dates & Details
Group Buy Milestones
Payment Stage Opens Payment Stage Closes Ships By
3/29/2017 12:00AM PST 4/5/2017 11:59PM PST July 2017
EC-7 Finishes
Race Silver Anthracite Satin Black
EC-7 Specifications
Diameter Face Profile Bolt Pattern Center Bore
18" 2 5x4.5" (5x114.3mm) 2.775" (70.5mm)
EC-7 Sizes, Offsets & Possible Finishes
Width Offset Backspacing Weight Possible Finishes MSRP
11.0" +52mm (ET52) 8.05" ~21.5 lbs $364
10.0" +43mm (ET43) 7.19" 22.1 lbs $329
9.0" +30mm (ET30) 6.18" 21.35 lbs $299
EC-7 18x11" ET52   EC-7 18x10" ET43
Width 11.0"   Width 10.0"
Offset ET52   Offset ET43
Backspacing 8.05"   Backspacing 7.19"
Weight ~21.5 lbs   Weight 22.1 lbs
Possible Finishes   Possible Finishes
MSRP $364   MSRP $329
 
EC-7 18x9" ET30  
Width 9.0"  
Offset ET30  
Backspacing 6.18"  
Weight 21.35 lbs  
Possible Finishes  
MSRP $299  
Fitment Information
Square Fitment

Front & Rear: EC-7 18x11" ET52
Weekend track warriors and racers alike prefer maximizing grip while controlling costs. The 18x11” square fitment allows you to install wide track oriented tires at all four corners that can be rotated front to back.

Keep in mind, a true rotatable square fitment means hubcentric spacers will be required on the front axle to ensure proper inner strut clearance. Spacer thickness will vary depending on your suspension type, tire brand and size, vehicle ride height, and whether you are using camber bolts or camber plates to dial in negative camber. Anytime spacers are installed on a vehicle, it is also necessary to install extended studs which provide the necessary thread length for proper spacer installation. With these spacers installed, the 18x11” ET52 will successfully clear the S550 PP Brembo BBK, S197 14” and 15” GT500 Brembo BBK’s and an assortment of popular aftermarket BBK’s from reputable manufacturers like Brembo, StopTech, and AP Racing. If you have brake clearance questions, be sure to contact our product specialists.

Recommended Tire Sizes

Tire Size Tire Type Tire Brand/Model
295/40-18 Extreme Summer Hankook RS-4
Hankook RT615K+
305/35-18 R-Compunds Nitto NT01
Toyo R888
Racing Slicks Hoosier R7
315/35-18 Racing Slicks Kumho Ecsta V710
Staggered Fitment

Front: EC-7 18x10" ET43
Rear: EC-7 18x11" ET52

Many enthusiasts like the idea of maximizing rear end grip with an 11” wheel, but will prefer to pair them with our existing Mustang EC-7 18x10” ET43 up front. Whether you are enjoying your Mustang predominantly on the street, or simply prefer running a staggered fitment for a lighter steering feel, we’ve got you covered. The existing 18x10” ET43 EC-7 wheels clear the S550 PP Brembo BBK, S197 14” and 15” GT500 Brembo BBK’s and an assortment of popular aftermarket BBK’s from reputable manufacturers like Brembo, StopTech, and AP Racing with no spacers required. If you have brake clearance questions, be sure to contact our product specialists.

Recommended Tire Sizes

Front Tire Size Rear Tire Size Tire Type Tire Brand/Model
275/40-18 295/40-18 Extreme Summer Hankook RS-4
275/40-18 305/35-18 R-Compounds Toyo R888
275/35-18 315/30-18 Extreme Summer BFG Rival S
Racing Slicks BFG R1S
EC-7 Design

Fit Matters
The right solution for every application

An optimized car setup begins with the right wheel and tire fitment, and without model-specific attention, maximum performance is compromised. This wheel is developed specifically for S197 and S550 chassis, and will work in either square or staggered applications.

Brake Clearance - Spokes
Spokes that work for you

If the spokes of a wheel don't clear your brake calipers, then the wheel can’t be used at all. We made sure this wheel properly clears both standard and big brake kits offered by Ford, plus popular aftermarket BBK’s when configured correctly. Keep in mind, spacers are required on the front axle for proper inner strut clearance, which is what gives it excellent BBS clearance.

They clear the S550 Performance Package brakes, S197 14” Brembo BBK, S197 GT500 15” Brembo BBK, and more!

Brake Clearance - Barrel
A lot of room in a tight space

Designing a wheel with spokes that clear a Big Brake Kit, is only half of the battle. The inside of the barrel needs to be large enough to physically fit large calipers and rotors. Be warned— not all 18" wheels are made equal. The barrel of the EC-7 wheel offers unmatched caliper clearance because wheels shouldn’t limit your choice of aftermarket brake kits, and brake kits shouldn’t force you to run oversized wheels.

The EC-7 barrel diameter is an improvement over our ARC-8 wheel design. That difference allows the EC-7 to clear massive big brake kits where the ARC-8 simply cannot. This is vital on 18" applications because they are the ideal wheel diameter for performance and race applications. Without enough clearance, most larger diameter brake kits will almost certainly not fit behind typical wheels, forcing you to compromise with heavier, larger diameter wheels. Most 18" wheels on the market make aesthetic compromises to their design that consumers wouldn't even know have a major negative impact on barrel clearance. We 2D modeled most Big Brake Kits available in Solidworks and tweaked the wheel design of the EC-7 prior to production in order to fit as many kits as possible.Contact us to confirm brake clearances for your specific application.

Face Profiles
One design, many levels of beauty

The EC-7 wheel is manufactured in three increasingly-concave face profiles; The shallowest face provides increased caliper clearance on narrow applications, while the deepest concave face reduces weight and creates a stunningly aggressive appearance on low offset and wide-width applications. This Mustang application utilizes our medium profile for the best balance between caliper clearance, concavity, and weight.

Spokes
More than just a pretty face

The curved spokes of the EC-7 serve many purposes, both in terms of form and function. The split "Y" spokes were carefully evaluated from every aspect to ensure light weight and remarkable strength. Their curved design increases brake calipers in almost every application, allowing the EC-7 to fit where the ARC-8 design simply cannot. The unique curvature of each face profile reduces center pad material as they are optimally selected for each unique width and offset. The lack of a deep front lip and spokes that connect directly to the barrel's lip, producing a rigid wheel with even load distribution.

Hub Center
Form follows function

Race wheels can't just be light, they need to function in a high performance environment. Unlike the narrow lug recesses of most other wheels, the EC-7 wheel features bored-out lug recesses that easily accommodate over-sized race lugs and beefy impact sockets. We don’t force you to compromise with narrow aftermarket tuner nuts and sockets. This allows for quick and easy wheel changes and prevents chips and scratches from tools.

Hub Centric
No rings or adapters here

All APEX EC-7 wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications, and centering rings are never required for any Mustang S197 or S550 application. All 5x114.3mm bolt pattern wheels feature a direct-fit, 70.5mm center bore.

Center Cap
A factory fit and finish

We don't reuse one cap design for all of our wheels. Every EC-7 wheel is designed to work with factory center caps. You can easily replace APEX center caps with OEM Ford center caps for a clean factory look. The EC-7 wheels will ship with our Gloss Black center cap that mimics the size and shape of a Ford factory center cap.

Wheel Hardware
Original or Aftermarket, it all works

The EC-7 wheel can be used with all OEM and aftermarket mounting hardware with a 60° tapered seat. Lug bolts, wheel locks, and stud conversion kits all work perfectly. The EC-7 wheel also accepts wheel spacers without issue. The shallow rear chamfer allows the wheel to remain hub centric even when 5mm flat spacers are used. The chamfer is deep enough to clear the chamfered lip found on some aftermarket spacers that would typically cause improper seating of the wheel and, therefore, wheel vibration.

TPMS Sensors
They all fit

TPMS sensors, which monitor tire pressure, are one piece of technology that can't be compromised. The attention to OEM compatibility on the EC-7 wheel doesn't end with center caps. All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket equivalent TPMS sensors, and any standard sized metal or rubber valve stem.

EC-7 Manufacturing

Flow Forming
Benefits of forging, without the pain

All APEX wheels, including the EC-7 wheel, are produced using the Flow-Forming technique. This process significantly reduces weight in the barrel, which has the greatest impact on rotational mass. During the manufacturing process, rollers apply high pressure to the inner barrel, compressing the aluminum into it's final shape. This effectively eliminates porosity and aligns the grain structure of the metal, which increases tensile strength. The end result of the Flow-Forming process is a lightweight and extremely strong barrel that equals that of a traditional forged wheel at a fraction of the cost.

Testing & Certifications
We break a lot of wheels

Computer simulated stress tests are no match for real world testing when designing a lightweight wheel that will see extreme loads. All APEX wheels are crush and load tested to exceed JWL standards and those results are independently tested in Japan by the 3rd party government agency known as the VIA. Countless wheel companies falsely claim they are tested and certified by the VIA, and so they lack the certificates to prove it. We test and certify each and every design, diameter, width, and offset, separately. We publicly list all our VIA registration numbers which are on file with the VIA for confirmation. Don't trust brands that claim testing, but can't provide verifiable registration numbers.

Weight & Strength Optimization
It’s all in the details

Various design features were implemented to ensure that the EC-7 wheel design was as light, but had even more strength to handle the abuses experienced in endurance racing. We began with a beefy, multi-spoke, one-piece design. We built and test this wheel with even higher load rating requirements. We added reliefs in the mounting pad to remove weight between lug holes, where we could safely save weight. The design was then run through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to further optimize the spoke and barrel design. The result is a lightweight wheel with extra strength in all the right places. Use the EC-7 with confidence is over built for both street and track.

Finishes
Because being faster is just not enough

The EC-7 wheel is available in multiple finishes. All APEX wheels are finished using a comprehensive multi-stage liquid paint system over a powder coated base coat. Standard finishes include gloss-metallic finishes, and semi-gloss or matte finishes.

Often overlooked, painted or powder coated lug hole seats can cause hardware to loosen or begin the spread of paint chipping to more visible sections. The coating process of the EC-7 leaves lug holes, center bores and mounting pads untouched, which ensures proper fit and torque values.

Warranty
A wheel you can depend on

All APEX wheels are backed by a 2 year structural warranty and a 1 year finish warranty to the original. This warranty guarantees that all APEX wheels will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and paint finish under normal and reasonable use.

Vendor Contact Information - APEX Race Parts

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

Updates

UPDATE: Jun 14, 2017

Great news! We received the first batch of 18x11” ET52 Mustang Wheels ahead of schedule. This batch includes some but not all Anthracite and Satin Black finish wheels.

 

If you ordered Race Silver or have not received a payment notification regarding your remaining balance, then your wheels are arriving in the 2nd batch with an ETA of  late June or early July.

 

Orders shipping now will receive a tracking number via email the day it departs. It may take a few days to process.

 

UPDATE: Apr 11, 2017

Hello Everyone,

 

We appreciate all participation in the recent 18x11" EC-7 Mustang Group Buy! After reviewing the submitted pledges, we will be producing Anthracite, Race Silver and Satin Black finishes. We look forward to getting wheels in your hands, and will keep you updated in regards to their arrival. 

 

-The APEX Team

Members

PHASE COMPLETED


FINAL BUYERS

FINAL ORDERS CHARGED & FULFILLED


1. BRENT DALTON


ON BOARD

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Anthracite

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


2. SMALLBLOCK


ON BOARD

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Race Silver

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


3. JIMMY PRIBBLE


ON BOARD

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


4. NIGHTMARE RACING U.S.


ON BOARD

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x9.0" ET30


5. TERLINGUA


ON BOARD

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 3

Second Wheel Pair: None



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PHASE COMPLETED


PLEDGED

GOALS NOT REACHED, ORDERS AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED


1. ROCKET71


GOAL NOT REACHED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Anthracite

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


2. KSSCOTTON


GOAL NOT REACHED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


3. STEVEESPO


GOAL NOT REACHED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


PHASE COMPLETED


INTERESTED MEMBERS

FEELER LIST ONLY - NO PURCHASE OR COMMITMENT


1. BRENT DALTON


INTERESTED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Anthracite

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


2. TERLINGUA


INTERESTED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Race Silver

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 2

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


3. JAMES


INTERESTED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Race Silver

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


4. STOLI


INTERESTED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52


5. AUSTINP


INTERESTED

WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Anthracite

First Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52

QTY: 1

Second Wheel Pair: 18x11.0" ET52



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