The APEX Forged EC-7R BMW wheels start as a cylinder of extruded aluminum that is forged by a die under 10,000 tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the material by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure within the aluminum. It creates the perfect blank canvas to start from for our ultimate wheels.
TO DIE FOR
The designs and sizes offered by many companies are constrained by the blanks they can source from suppliers. What we found didn’t meet all our needs so we also designed and developed our own dies to stamp blanks that meet our exact specifications. The result? Our wheels can be made in the key sizes needed for racing.
Want to know how strong a wheel is? Look at the load rating. Many manufacturers simply rely on the word “forged” to imply strength when their actual load ratings are just as low as cast wheels. Ours were designed from the start to have measurably higher load ratings so they don’t just sound stronger, they are stronger. Companies that stick to JWL/VIA minimum loads are only 1190 lbs while ours are 1600 lbs.
Our forged wheel line enabled us to release the finishes we’ve always hoped for. Fully polished aluminum, hand brushed with tinted clear, and a much wider range of painted finishes. Our forged wheels not only deliver performance, but also distinctive new styles as well.
BIG BRAKE CLEARANCE
The forged EC-7R improves on the original EC-7's already-phenomenal brake clearance, thanks to our high-clearance forged blanks. Forging allows us to reduce spoke thickness without compromising strength. As a result, the EC-7R has more brake clearance than any wheel we’ve ever made, and comfortably fits over large factory and aftermarket BBK’s including the popular Performance Package / TRD Brembo’s.
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 fully forged wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.
"I" BEAM SPOKES
Significant material was removed from the side of each spoke on our EC-7R to give it "I" beam like strength. Many wheels have webbing between spokes that create the illusion of side milling. We took material off the side to save weight. We didn’t add weight just for aesthetics.
PAINTLESS KNURLED BEADS
Not all knurling is created equal. To reduce unwanted tire spin as much as we could, we protected our knurling from paint to keep them sharp. We didn’t take the cheaper shortcut of painting over the bead area, which makes the knurling smoother and rounder. See and feel the difference.
TAILORED FIT, OFF-THE-SHELF
APEX is known for stocking many niche and spacer free fitments tailored specifically to a chassis. We’re releasing those same fitments… and more in our new forged line. Much lower production requirements will allow us to release a wider range of fitments that were previously off limits.
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.
JWL AND BEYOND
These APEX forged wheels exceed JWL load rating requirements by almost 35%. Some manufacturers don't meet the minimum requirements, yet still claim to be compliant. Always compare load ratings to ensure you aren’t sacrificing critical strength for a slightly lighter wheel.
All our forged wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase. See here for full terms and conditions.
Do you need Apex Forged EC-7R installed on your car? Our team of highly skilled technicians have years of experience and expertise when it comes to installing a wide range of parts, including but not limited to wheels, tires, exhaust systems, and suspension components.
At T1 Motorsports in Markham, we understand the importance of quality workmanship and attention to detail. We take the time to thoroughly test and inspect each Apex Forged EC-7R before installation. Our installation services are second to none, and we take great pride in the work that we do.
Whether you are looking to upgrade your wheels or install a new exhaust system, we have the skills and expertise to get the job done right the first time, every time. So why wait? Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you!