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APEXRaceParts

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APEX Flow Formed Wheels

Over the last few years, APEX has been the go-to wheel for Mustang enthusiasts looking for the perfect balance between strength, weight, and cost. Our EC-7 design addresses the concerns of more and more racers and track day enthusiasts: long term durability, fitment, and performance. Our newer SM-10 design provides a step-up in strength and true race wheel features like I-beam spokes and reinforced inner lip.

➡︎ Perfect fit
➡︎ Made to work with big brake kits
➡︎ 100% OEM compatibility, no extra hardware required
➡︎ Unbeatable warranty & 50% replacement program


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EC-7 / SM-10


Designs & Finishes
EC-7 - 18" / 19"

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Massive brake clearance & a plethora of fitments. The curved spokes of the EC-7’s face beautifully contour around some of the largest brake calipers available. The split "Y" spokes were carefully evaluated from every aspect to ensure lightweight and remarkable strength. Available in Profile 2 (medium concavity) to provide increased caliper clearance and creating a stunningly aggressive appearance.


SM-10 - 18" / 19"

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Modern design with reinforced lips and I-beam spokes. The SM-10 spokes were designed to be robust where they need to be, and extra lightweight where they should be. Weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the sides of each spoke. Available in Profile 2 (medium concavity) for maximum brake clearance and weight savings.



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EC-7 / SM-10



Fit Matters
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The right solution for every application. Our wheels include details specifically implemented to enhance the Mustang owners' track day and street performance experience. An optimized car setup begins with the right wheel and tire fitment, and without model-specific attention, maximum performance is compromised. These wheels were developed exclusively for S197 and S550 chassis, and will work in either square or staggered applications. Most fitments are direct bolt-on solutions, however certain aggressive square fitments utilizing the 11” wide wheels will require spacers on the front axle for proper inner strut clearance. This not a compromised fitment, it is the only way to outfit an S197 or S550 chassis with the highly desirable true-rotatable 11” square fitment.

Simply put, our wheels are designed for long-term durability without sacrificing performance and fit, while also adhering to APEX’s mission of maximizing value. Corner carving & track enthusiasts: this is your wheel.




100% OEM Compatibility
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No need to change your wheel bolts, center caps, or TPMS sensors. All APEX Mustang wheels were designed from the start to work with OEM 60º tapered hardware, which means both OEM lug nuts and aftermarket stud kits with the proper lug nut seat type will fit perfectly. All of our 5x114.3 Mustang wheels use a 70.5mm center bore, no hubcentric rings or adapters are necessary. All wheels come with gloss black APEX center caps, but you can also snap-in select OEM Ford caps for a more OEM+ look. All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket equivalent TPMS sensors, and any standard-sized metal or rubber valve stem.


Brake Clearance
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If the spokes or barrel of a wheel can’t clear your brakes, the wheel can’t be used at all. Spoke clearance is only half the problem. The barrel construction on a wheel also needs to be big enough to clear the sides of your caliper and rotor. Many aftermarket wheels that have aesthetic compromises in their design may work with smaller stock brakes, or smaller diameter big brake kits, but the larger kits will pose a major problem. The barrel of the SM-10 and EC-7 wheels offer 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. We 2D modeled most Big Brake Kits available in Solidworks and tweaked the wheel design prior to production in order to fit as many kits as possible. Good news GT350 owners, these 19” wheels not only clear your massive Brembo brakes, the barrel to caliper clearance is quite impressive. 18” wheels clear a variety of aftermarket BBK’s as well as popular factory BBK’s like the S197 14” and 15” GT500 Brembo setups, as well as the S550 Performance Package Brembo kit.


Weight Optimized
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We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The end result is a flow formed wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.


True VIA - JWL & Beyond
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Many companies promote their wheels as being certified by the VIA when they actually aren’t. That’s like using the USDA logo on food without permission. APEX wheels get officially tested and registered by the VIA in Japan, and we have the proof to back it up. Japan’s JWL is a standard for wheel load ratings. Our wheels exceed those ratings. Most manufacturers only meet the minimum, while some even fall below—yet they still claim to be JWL. Always verify load ratings before you buy.

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Additional Features
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Hub Centric - All APEX Mustang wheels with a 5x114.3mm bolt pattern are purpose built featuring a 70.5mm center bore. No centering rings required.

Center Caps - We don't charge extra for caps and we design our Mustang wheels to be interchangeable with select OEM caps for enthusiasts seeking a clean factory look. All wheels come with our gloss Black APEX caps included. We also offer optional gloss red or gloss blue APEX caps.

Hardware - APEX wheels can be used with all OEM mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and wheel spacers.

TPMS - All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If your vehicle isn’t equipped with sensors or you choose to bypass them for your track/race car, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes.




Lifetime Warranty
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All our wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase.

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APEX360° Wheel Replacement Program

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Let’s face it: Whether you are a weekend warrior practicing at the track, a club racer pushing the limit for a podium finish, or your daily commute involves crater-ridden minefields known as city roads, mistakes happen and parts will be damaged along the way. We are not really a performance company if we sell wheels in a way that penalizes the pursuit of driving at the limit. For this reason, we stepped up and created a program to significantly reduce the costs of properly maintaining a set of wheels by making replacements extremely affordable.

Our unique APEX360° Wheel Replacement Program offers eligible customers replacement wheels at 50% off our standard prices.
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Chassis-Specific Fitment Guides
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We know what fits. From direct bolt-on to all-out race fitments and everything in between. We've street and track tested extensively to save you the trial-and-error.
View our fitment guides.



APEX Flow Formed Wheel Gallery
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Wheel & Tire Packages
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Shop Tires

For your convenience, wheel and tire packages are now available at APEX. Our knowledgeable Mustang Product Experts hand pick some of the best compounds available from prominent brands like Michelin and Nitto, and we’ve priced them competitively.

All wheel and tire packages include free mounting and road force 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.



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EC-7 / SM-10


Questions?
Call: 925-245-0773
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.apexraceparts.com
Hours: M-F 9a-5p PST
 
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Wheels Are in Stock, Ready To Ship
Whether you still have a few track events before the season ends or want to get a head start on preparing your machine for next track season, grab a set of these lightweight wheels to reduce rotational mass and support wider tires.

Have Fitment Questions?
If you have any fitment or product related questions, please respond to this thread, or feel free to contact us through PM, or by calling an APEX product specialist at (925) 245-0773. Our staff can provide you with detailed wheel and tire information to make sure your Mustang is properly dialed in.
 
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Our customer Matt's S197 track setup. He just completed his first HPDE. (@mattthecarman on IG)

- APEX 18x10" ET43 EC-7 Wheels in Satin Black
- Squared 295/35-18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
- ARP 3" Wheel Studs
- Vorshlag Lugs
- 15mm spacer







 

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What size spacer is required for the front when using the 18x11" ET52 Profile 2 with 305/35-18 slicks on a S197 running a square setup?
 

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Generally, 20mm to 25mm is needed with most struts. Offset struts like CorteX offers can reduce the needed spacer to under 10mm. Width of the specific brand of 305 and the amount of camber used would determine fine tuning for fender clearance.

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CorteX Racing brought out their GT350R for our 10 Year Anniversary Open House and we had the pleasure of shooting it in our studio, what an amazing machine!

- APEX 19x11" ET52 EC-7 Wheels in Satin Black square
- 305/30/19 Nitto NT01 Tires
- 25mm Spacer upfront
- OEM Lug Nuts (GT350R is equipped from the factory with 3.5"+ extended studs)






 
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While we are on the subject of pictures for a minute, after the Apex show I towed to fremont and met with the photographer for Fuel Curve Magazine for a shoot in an industrial area. I can't share the pics until the article is published but the 3 he sent me as a teaser are freaking awesome. He got in progress build pics at my shop a couple months back and then the current pics and he's coming out to Laguna Seca on the 25th for on track and garage area shots before the article goes to press.
 
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