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Apex Forged Mustang Wheels | Performance Solutions for Street and Track

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Apex Wheels

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
674
1,061
Exp. Type
Time Attack
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Bay Area, CA
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Forged Sprint Line

Our forged Sprint™ line was built to be extremely light while still offering a meaningful strength increase over our flow formed wheels. For those looking to shed as much weight as possible to improve lap times.

➡︎ 10K ton forged 6061-T6 aluminum
➡︎ Stronger Sprint™ spec inner lip
➡︎ Side-milled spokes for reduced weight
➡︎ Massive brake clearance
➡︎ Unmatched replacement program
➡︎ Lifetime structural warranty
➡︎ Independently tested and certified





10K Tons Of Pressure
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Our new forgings weigh as much as 120 pounds before machining. To form such a thick blank we require special equipment capable of 10,000 metric tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.

True Motorsport Blanks
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Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. We designed our very own blank profiles from scratch which gives us total control over the final product, resulting in exceptionally deep spokes and stronger designs.
Learn more about our true motorsport blanks.


Side-milled Spokes
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One of the most significant upgrades to our Sprint wheels is the addition of wider and deeper side-milled spokes. Any excess material that doesn’t add strength is carved out using a precision CNC ball cutter. Side-milling is often deemed cost-prohibitive by others, but for true performance without compromise we believe it's essential.
➡︎ 40-50% Wider
➡︎ 50-100% Deeper

Learn more about our wider and deeper side-milling.

A Stronger Lightweight Wheel
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Our forged Sprint™ wheels are lightweight without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels. First, we carved out as much material as possible, then we purposefully added one pound back to reinforce critical areas, creating a stronger inner lip and a higher load rating.¹ What’s the point of a lightweight wheel if it’s fragile?
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Weight Optimized
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We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The result is a wheel that is exceptionally light without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels.
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Independently Tested
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We don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. We believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. We chose STL, an independent lab in Ohio, to test our Sprint™ wheels far above JWL standards, including increases in testing duration, impact drop height, and total load.
Learn more about our rigorous independent testing.


Tough Inner Lip
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Introducing the Sprint™ spec inner lip, with a unique channel profile that makes it even stronger than our previous designs. So even though our Sprint™ wheels are pounds lighter than comparable flow formed wheels, the inner lip is 32% stronger.

Learn more about our Sprint™ spec inner lip.

Forged Enduro Line

The Apex Enduro line consists of the strongest wheels we’ve ever made. These wheels feature our highest load rating and our strongest lip, allowing them to withstand abuse, lap after lap.

➡︎ 10K ton forged 6061-T6 aluminum

➡︎ Heavy-duty Enduro Spec inner lip
➡︎ Stiffer side-milled spokes
➡︎ Stronger 2100 lb. load rating
➡︎ Capless hub design to reduce weight
➡︎ 50% replacement program
➡︎ Independently tested and certified



VS-5RE

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The VS-5RE is the forged Enduro version of our popular VS-5 design. These wheels bring serious strength and durability to the split 5 spoke design that Mustang enthusiasts love and gives endurance racers and hardcore HDPE participants a wheel that focuses on longevity and consistency.

To view all of the VS-5RE fitments available for your Mustang and order your set, Head over to our website via the link below or by clicking any of the images of these wheels.

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Our Strongest Wheels: Enduro Line Features

Most motorsport wheel designs prioritize reducing weight over increasing strength, but some applications require extra strength. High grip tires and lots of downforce put extra strain on wheels. Pair that with a faster driver and regular load ratings are not enough. Enduro line wheels are about 30% stronger than their RS counterparts.

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Stiffer Spokes

Wheel stiffness matters but it gets overlooked and undiscussed. The redesigned spokes of the SM-10RE are about 20-25% stiffer than the Sprint Line version. Stiffer spokes help reduce camber loss, which reduces outer edge tire wear and improves feel and responsiveness.

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Toughest Inner Lip

Introducing the Enduro Spec inner lip - our strongest ever. With 50% more reinforcement, these wheels are better protected against the harsh conditions found on (and off) track.

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Reinforced Front Lip

We added extra material in the front lip for more durability so you can keep attacking those berms. You can easily spot the beefed up design of an Enduro lip vs. the lightweight lip on a Sprint Line wheel.

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True Motorsport Blanks

Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. We designed our very own blank profiles from scratch to give us total control over the final product.

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Side Milled Spokes

One of the most prominent features of our Enduro line wheels are the extra wide and deep side-milled spokes. Any excess material that doesn’t add strength is carved out using a precision CNC ball cutter. This allows our endurance wheels to be surprisingly light for their strength. Side-milling is often deemed cost-prohibitive by others, but for true performance without compromise we believe it's essential.

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Weight Optimized

We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The result is a significantly stronger wheel with a minimal weight penalty over their RS counterparts.

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Independently Tested

We don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. We believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. Our Enduro Line wheels are independently tested by ITS at their Michigan facility following JWL standards but pushed to much higher loads and much longer durations.

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Big Brake Clearance

From day one, Apex has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. These Enduro Line wheels are the product of everything we’ve developed over the past 15+ years. We utilize 3D scans to produce vehicle-specific spoke profiles, and our wheels feature an innovative high-clearance barrel design.

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Deeper Concavity

Our new forgings were redesigned to create extra deep, concave spoke profiles. Their new shape allows us to make any profile, from flat to deep and everything in between, each optimized for a specific application using 3D laser scans of factory and aftermarket brake kits.

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Paintless Knurled Beads

Whether it’s a day at the track or months of street driving, repeated hard braking and acceleration can make a tire slip along the bead seat and go out of balance, causing vibration. Knurled beads help, but are less effective when painted over. Our forged line features unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.

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Paintless Barrel

To be as light as possible, and to reduce rotational inertia, we removed paint from the outer barrel. It’s only a fraction of a pound but it’s in an area that has the biggest impact on acceleration and deceleration, so it packs a bigger punch vs. the same weight savings near the center of the wheel. These small tweaks add up.

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Capless Hub Design

We know most track day organizations ask for center caps to be removed. To further reduce weight that doesn’t directly correlate to strength, we incorporated a capless hub design on all Enduro Line wheels in our pursuit of Real Performance.

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Built for Impact Sockets

Track wheels need track tools. Don’t settle for wheels that require undersized tuner lugs or thin walled sockets. All Apex wheels accommodate over-sized race lugs and impact sockets to make swapping wheels lightning fast.

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Outer Lip Pocketing

A lot of areas get extra thick when the load rating is raised to 2100 lb. By CNC machining ‘pockets’ between each spoke, our Engineers were able to further reduce weight from an area that has a high impact on rotational inertia.

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Laser-Engraved Specs

As track enthusiasts ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to locate and decipher wheel specs that have been hastily marked on a wheel or become unreadable over time. Our Enduro wheels have laser-engraved specs on the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read.

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Additional Features

Hub Centric - All APEX 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 wheels to be interchangeable with the OE roundel cap 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. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.
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 APEX wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, plus a 1 year finish warranty. Exchanges are fast, easy, and hassle-free.
Learn more



APEX Wheel Replacement Program

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Curb rash or pothole damage on the street? Make an oopsie at the track? We’ve all been there. APEX is proud to offer 50% off replacement wheels, no matter the damage.
Learn more



A Fitment For You
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We’ve tirelessly test-fitted hundreds of setup combinations in order to provide direct-fit, spacer-free wheel packages for everything from showroom-fresh cars to all-out race builds. Our detailed fitment guides help you avoid costly trial-and-error and walk you through every step of finding your perfect setup.

Explore Our Fitment Guides




APEX Forged Sprint Line Wheel Gallery

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Mustang Wheel Gallery




Questions?
Call: 925-245-0773
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.apexraceparts.com
Hours: M-F 9a-5p PST
 
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Apex Wheels

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
674
1,061
Exp. Type
Time Attack
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Bay Area, CA
Good thing 18s fit!
No satin bronze option on the VS-5RS huh? Those would be really nice in 19x10" :biggrin: Hopefully one day in the future.
I like but do not see a 19 ET52

We cannot release every possible size and finish on the first launch, especially with it being spread across so many different markets. As production progress we will be adding more finishes and sizes.

19" wheels are very much coming, you don't see them here because this is a Group Buy for 18" wheels. The website has ETAs for all planned upcoming wheels in new sizes. In this case, 19" will be in March and expect the Group Buy on those to go live in roughly a month or so.

- Cory
 

Apex Wheels

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
674
1,061
Exp. Type
Time Attack
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Bay Area, CA
Crazy to think, but this is our first ever, in-depth video about any of our wheels.

Our engineering team put 2 years of hard work into our new Sprint Line and the forging dies that made them possible, so we were compelled to create a technical video that dives into the details. This video has a lot of great content our product descriptions don’t include. After watching, we’re confident you’ll truly appreciate why these features are so valuable.

If you're craving more content, this should quench your thirst.

 
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Ludachris

Chris
Staff member
Moderator
1,659
1,966
Exp. Type
HPDE
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Newcastle, CA
Those wheels look great by the way guys. Really like that design (the PP2-look). I know it's a design that's more popular, as I think the Track Hawk Jeeps have them too, but I really like them on these cars.
 

Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
8,495
8,490
Exp. Type
Time Attack
Exp. Level
20+ Years
Blair, Nebraska
Ok, but I prefer cocoa , ha! Learned something new about posting today, the old dog is soaking up all the knowledge. Gotta go and watch the show now, but I substituted a nice glass of Cab instead of cocoa --- yes , it is from California , I am helping your economy by purchasing other things besides your wheels.

Holy crap, had to come back and add in a quick comment for everyone on TMO ----the video is 13 minutes long but it is enlightening and well worth your time. Super impressive what you guys are doing and I worked with some well known names in the industry who make forged wheels and I can honestly say this is the most impressive presentation I have ever seen. It is going to have alot of folks who love your wheels wanting to buy another set. Job well done Apex, and I will pass on the info to the Porsche Dealership in the Dealership Group I used to work for. I know one of the Ford Stores already has your info.
 
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Apex Wheels

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
674
1,061
Exp. Type
Time Attack
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Bay Area, CA
Fitment charts have been added to the bottom of the first post, showing what we have planned for both designs in the upcoming months. This chart was previously harder to find on the main website, so hopefully this is easier to locate!
 

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