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► APEX | SM-10 Lightweight Track Wheels



Introducing the all-new APEX SM-10

The all-new APEX SM-10 combines a straight 10-spoke design with our “I-beam” milling technique to produce a lightweight wheel that is a departure from our traditional mesh styles. Multiple face profiles continue to provide unmatched big brake clearance. The new milling feature has increased strength while shedding weight vs it’s predecessors, and it adds a visual feature typically only found on the most expensive race wheels available on the market today.

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The New Stuff



1. “I-Beam” Spokes
This is the most significant new feature we’ve added. Weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the sides of each spoke. It’s expensive and avoided by almost every manufacturer, but we’ve made it affordable through volume production.

2. Factory Support
Like all our APEX wheels, The SM-10 supports all OEM hardware like OEM Roundel center caps, wheel lugs, valve stems, and TPMS sensors. No centering rings are needed either.

3. Beefier Lips
By saving weight elsewhere, we’ve added extra material where it counts. We beefed up the barrel’s inner lip to better handle the abuse from the street and track.

4. Concavity
Multiple face profiles are utilized to maximize spoke concavity and reduce weight on the SM-10 design. To maintain our great brake clearance the profiles and spoke curvature of this wheel is just like our EC-7 design.


Designed for the Performance Enthusiast

Light-weight
Flow-forming allows for a significant reduction in rotational mass by reducing barrel weight. This manufacturing technique allows our wheels to be almost as light as a traditional forged wheel, but without the significant increase in price.

Strength
Track duty requires a wheel that can handle the punishment of high lateral G’s, hitting berms, and every once in a while, a small off track excursion. Spoke and barrel design are a major factor in wheel strength. The flow-forming technique uses high pressure disks/rollers to roll the wheel’s barrel into its final shape. This gives the barrel the same strength properties as a forged wheel, since monoblock wheels go through a similar step to form their barrels. We design our spoke dimensions to help evenly distribute loads from the barrel to the center of the wheel. The lack of a front lip, and spokes directly connecting to the edge of the wheel, also add increased strength to the outer lip of the wheel.

Chassis-Specific Fitments
Stretched rubber, narrow tires, and fender rubbing are not elements to look for in a competitive wheel/tire setup. All of our wheels were designed with offsets that allow for proper fitment of extreme summer, and r-compound tires without the need for spacers or fender rolling. This means keeping the tire under the fender, and away from suspension components. Track oriented wheel widths are also important as they provide proper sidewall support under hard cornering. Too much rubber for a wheel results in excessive sidewall deflection, which translates into sloppy and delayed turning response.

Multiple Fitment Options
Most BMWs come with a staggered setup from the factory. Some choose to keep their car this way, while others like to switch out for an easy-to-rotate, square/neutral setup. This is generally based on driver’s preference and consideration of tire costs. Most BMW chassis benefit from being able to fit both square and staggered setups with relative ease. 9.5” or 10”-wide square setups are great for budget minded enthusiasts who want to extend their tires life by rotating between events, in addition to preferring the feel of a square setup. Square setups are popular on all models for track use due to the significant increase in front grip and turn-in response. Some owners comment that due to the extra power of their cars, a square setup will lean towards oversteer. For those who prefer more rubber in the rear, a staggered setup is the way to go. Wheels up to 11" wide are available for rear fitment. These can be combined with 9.5” or 10” fronts for a bolt-on spacer-free staggered setup.

BBK Clearance
Many owners install Big Brake kits on their cars. Having a smaller-diameter wheel that can clear large calipers is a must. Due to the low-offset nature of many BMWs, there are no clearance issues with the concave spokes. Barrel clearance was increased during the design phase to accommodate both StopTech and Brembo's 380mm kit.


The APEX Standard



1. FEA Optimization
We took more time than ever before on this step, revising and iterating our design to reduce weight as much as possible. After countless iterations we removed material from the sides of the spokes in a way that allowed us to increase strength over our previous designs.

2. Always Flow Formed
All APEX wheels feature Flow-Formed construction that utilizes rotary forging to produce a strong and lightweight barrel. The SM-10 is no exception.

3. True JWL & VIA Certification
Strength needs to be certified. Our wheels were not simply FEA tested in a computer simulation, or in-house tested to an unregulated standard. We conduct real-world crush-testing and all of our wheels conform to Japan’s JWL standard, as well as being 3rd-party tested by the VIA. All of our wheels carry a 690KG load rating.


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Tire Mounting and Balancing Service




Popular street and track tires are now available when you order APEX wheels. Add tires with your wheel order and get free tire mounting and balancing by our trusted enthusiast technicians. We use high-end, touchless equipment and inspect every wheel and tire combo thoroughly before they leave our warehouse. With our competitive tire pricing bundled with the savings of free mounting and balancing and convenience, it’s the ultimate wheel & tire package.

*Note: Tires will only ship mounted to the wheels in your order, and can not be sold separately. Tires and wheels must be purchased in the same transaction. Tire-only orders will be cancelled and refunded.

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  • Shipping: All orders are shipped directly from us via UPS. Local pickup also available at our Livermore, CA Warehouse. (Map It)

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Our new SM-10 wheels are available for pre-order and we are offering enthusiasts Free Shipping on a set of wheels for the rest of May. Check them out on our website here!

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We love the 10-spoke design featured on our new SM-10 wheels! Pre-Order today and be one of the first to run these wheels on your car


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What do you think about the new side-milled spokes on our SM-10 wheels? We sure do love them

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The new SM-10 wheels are scheduled for a June 2017 delivery! Pre-order today and be first to get your hands on a set of our new wheels!

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A good portion of our new wheels have arrived today! Orders will begin shipping out this week, with the remaining wheels arriving next week

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Check out our SM-10 wheels in the Satin Black finish! We have many sizes in stock and ready to ship. Remaining sizes will be in stock next week



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Here are some on-car pictures of the SM-10 wheels on a F80 M3! Wheels are in stock and ready to ship out! Place your order today





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SM-10 wheels are in stock and ready to ship! Order your set today!

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We love the look of our new SM-10 wheels on this E92 335i! Wheels are in stock and ready to ship



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Wheels are in stock and ready to ship! Feel free to call or PM us with any questions

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We're starting to see these on more and more customer cars. Nothing but positive feedback so far.

Here's an E92 M3 with 18x10" ET25 SM-10 wheels all around with 275/35-18 tires:


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Let us know if you have any questions regarding what fits your car.

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Here's one of the coolest wagons we've ever seen.

This F31 328ix is running 18x9" ET30 SM-10 wheels with 255/35/18 tires all around. Look how they slide right over those BMW Performance brakes.

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Give us a call or PM if you have any questions about sizing, finishes, or brake/suspension clearances.

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Our SM-10 wheels look stunning in this Anthracite finish.

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Our I-Beam spokes are beautifully functional.

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Another shot of our SM-10 wheels on this Melbourne Red touring.

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This Oxford Green M3 looks killer on Anthracite SM-10 Wheels!

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I run
EC-7 18x9.5 ET35 in front with 275/35/18 Toyo R888R
EC-7 18x9.5 ET42 or 43 rear with 275/35/18 Toyo R888R

the ET35 will poke too much in the rear, so I had to use the ET42 wheel.

Will you bring back the ET42 size for the two new wheels back?
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I run
EC-7 18x9.5 ET35 in front with 275/35/18 Toyo R888R
EC-7 18x9.5 ET42 or 43 rear with 275/35/18 Toyo R888R

the ET35 will poke too much in the rear, so I had to use the ET42 wheel.

Will you bring back the ET42 size for the two new wheels back?
Thanks for the post! If we get enough demand for the ET42, we'll definitely consider producing the new wheels in that size. We do hope to be adding some new sizes shortly to accommodate more of the newer models.
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Thanks for the post! If we get enough demand for the ET42, we'll definitely consider producing the new wheels in that size. We do hope to be adding some new sizes shortly to accommodate more of the newer models.
Same here.

I currently run 19x8.5 ET35 F, and 19x9.5 ET42 R but I want to downgrade to 18x8.5 ET35 F, and 18x9.5/10 ET42 R as the roads around where I live are crap lol.

Was wondering if you guys would make the same sizes as I was hoping to run 235/40/18, 275/35/18 (same sizes as my 19s were, just 18s instead) and don't want the rear to poke too much.

Do you guys think you can make the ET42?
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