APEX Race Parts designs and manufactures high performance, flow-formed and forged wheels for a growing list of vehicle makes. They are constantly expanding their product line with new wheel designs, wheel accessories and other performance and race parts. It is their mission to produce and distribute high-quality performance parts that meet the demands of racing and street performance enthusiasts.
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Model VS-5RS Wheel QuantitySold Individually Wheel Diameter Different sizes are available Wheel Width Different widths are available Offset Different offsets are available Bolt Pattern Different bolt patterns are available Centre Bore72.56mm Load Rating TBC on specific wheel Weight TBC on specific wheel, lighter than form flowed wheels Face Profile Deep Concavity Wheel ConstructionForged
10K TONS OF PRESSURE
APEX's new forgings weigh as much as 120 pounds before machining. To form such a thick blank APEX required 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
Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. APEX have designed their very own blank profiles from scratch which gives total control over the final product, resulting in exceptionally deep spokes and stronger designs.
To be as light as possible the VS-5RS features extra-deep, 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 APEX believe it's essential.
A STRONGER LIGHTWEIGHT WHEEL
The APEX Forged Sprint™ wheels are lightweight without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels. First, APEX carved out as much material as possible, then purposefully added one pound back to reinforce critical areas, creating a stronger inner lip and a higher load rating. What’s the point of a lightweight wheel if it’s fragile?
Load Ratings (lbs) 18"
JWL Load Standard | 1521
Typical Forged Wheels | 1521
APEX Flow Formed | 1550
APEX Forged Sprint™ Line | 1600
APEX 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.
APEX don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. They believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. APEX chose STL, an independent lab in Ohio, to test the Forged Sprint™ wheels far above JWL standards, including increases in testing duration, impact drop height, and total load.
TOUGHER INNER LIP
Introducing the Sprint™ spec inner lip, with a unique channel profile that makes it even stronger than previous designs. So even though the Sprint™ wheels are pounds lighter than comparable flow formed wheels, the inner lip is stronger.
32%more reinforcement than the APEX flow formed wheels.
BIG BRAKE CLEARANCE
From day one, APEX has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. The all-new Forged Sprint™ wheels are the product of everything APEX have developed over the past 10+ years, including an innovative high-clearance barrel design and vehicle-specific spoke profiles.
The new APEX forgings were redesigned to create extra deep, concave spoke profiles. Their new shape allows APEX 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
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. The APEX Forged Sprint™ wheels feature unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.
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.
32mmsocket diameter clearance.
LASER ENGRAVED SPECS
As track enthusiasts, APEX 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 the new Forged Sprint™ wheels, APEX 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.)
JWL AND BEYOND
Japan’s JWL is a standard for wheel load ratings. APEX's new forged wheels exceed those ratings by almost 20%. 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.
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 they have the proof to back it up.
A WHEEL YOU CAN DEPEND ON
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. Contact us for full terms and conditions for details.
All VS-5RS wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications. Very few applications require centering rings.
All APEX wheels come with a gloss black cap included that is interchangeable with the OE cap. APEX also offer additional colors for select fitments.
APEX wheels can be used with all OEM mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and most wheel spacers. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.
All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If you don’t have sensors then select from their metal stems available in multiple finishes.
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