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.
Rims are available on request, please send email to confirm price and size
Model ARC-8R 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 Medium Concavity Wheel ConstructionForged
10K TONS OF PRESSURE
To make these the strongest wheels they possibly could, APEX applied as much pressure as possible using a 10,000 ton forge. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.
Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. APEX invested in their own proprietary blank profiles to give them full control over the final product.
Want to know how strong a wheel is? Look at the load rating. Many wheel manufacturers simply rely on the word forged to imply strength, when their actual load ratings are just as low as cast wheels. APEX forged wheels were designed from the start to have measurably higher load ratings so they don’t just sound stronger, they are stronger.
BIG BRAKE CLEARANCE
The ARC-8R addresses the biggest challenge faced with the original flow-formed ARC-8: brake clearance. Thanks to new high-clearance forging blanks, 380mm brakes now fit behind the 18” version with plenty of breathing room.
BIGGER, TOUGHER INNER LIP
The inner lip is the most vulnerable part of a wheel, because it has no spokes for support. By using forged 6061-T6 aluminum, and reinforcing this high-impact area with more material, APEX provide an extra layer of protection against track berms, potholes, and whatever else the road may throw at you.
APEX conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The end result is a wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.
PAINTLESS KNURLED BEADS
Whether it’s a day at the track or months of street driving, repeated hard braking can make a tyre slip along the bead seat and go out of balance, causing vibration. Knurled beads help, but are less effective when painted over. APEX Forged line 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.
The forged line wheel has enabled APEX to release the finishes they’ve always hoped for. Fully polished aluminum, hand brushed with tinted clear, and a much wider range of painted finishes. APEX forged wheels not only deliver performance, but also distinctive new styles as well.
JWL AND BEYOND
APEX forged wheels exceed JWL load rating requirements by almost 20%. 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.
The VIA is an independent wheel testing and auditing agency similar to TÜV. Many companies falsely claim their wheels have been certified, and even use the VIA stamp without permission. APEX wheels have been certified, and they provide the registration numbers for every wheel. Protect yourself. Demand registration numbers from manufacturers.
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.
Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.