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APEX Wheels | Forged Sprint™ Line - Our Lightest Wheels, When Milliseconds Matter

APEXRaceParts

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
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888
Exp. Type
Time Attack
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5-10 Years
Bay Area, CA
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Your Fastest Lap is Calling!

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



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VS5-RS / EC-7RS


Finishes
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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.


Big Brake Clearance
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From day one, APEX has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. Our new forged wheels are the product of everything we’ve developed over the past 10+ years, including an innovative high-clearance barrel design and vehicle-specific spoke profiles.


Deeper Concavity
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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 one is optimized for a specific application using 3D laser scans of factory and aftermarket brake kits.


Paintless Knurled Beads
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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.
Learn more about why our forged wheels have unpainted knurled beads.


Built for impact sockets
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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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Laser-Engraved Specs
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As track enthusiasts ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to try to locate and decipher wheel specs that have been hastily hammered into the rim or become unreadable over time. With our new Sprint™ wheels, we chose to invest a little extra and laser-engrave the specs on the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read. (You’re welcome.)


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

The Weight is Over
Specifications, Pricing and ETAs for our Sprint™ Line designs

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APEX Forged Sprint Line Wheel Gallery
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VS-5RS Gallery


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EC-7RS Gallery


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VS5-RS / EC-7RS

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

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
622
888
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
 

APEXRaceParts

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
622
888
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

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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

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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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APEXRaceParts

Race Proven, Street Approved
Supporting Vendor
622
888
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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