Apex Wheels SM-10 (5x130)
THE FLOW FORM ADVANTAGE
Flow forming enables us to create high performance wheels without the price premium of forging. It improves the mechanical properties and grain structure of the barrel, increasing its strength and stiffness, which allows us to use less material and reduce weight. Thanks to our superior engineering, our flow formed wheels have a higher load rating than some competitors' forged wheels.
"I" BEAM SPOKES
One of the most prominent features of the SM-10 is its advanced "I" beam spoke machining. Any excess material that doesn’t add strength is carved out from the sides of the spokes using a precision CNC ball cutter. This process is often deemed cost-prohibitive by others, but for performance without compromise we believe it's essential.
BIGGER, TOUGHER INNER LIP
The inner lip is the most vulnerable part of a wheel because it has no spokes for support. Our Evolution line adds more material to this high-impact area for an extra layer of protection against track berms, potholes, and whatever else the road may throw at you.
BIG BRAKE CLEARANCE
Big brakes often require bigger, heavier, more expensive wheels, which aren’t ideal in a performance environment. The SM-10 is one of our many wheels that solve this problem. Through comprehensive laser scanning and endless rounds of test-fitting, we’ve created 17” wheels to clear huge brakes that typically require 18” wheels from other manufacturers.
Whether it’s a day at the track or months of street driving, repeated hard braking can make a tire slip along the bead seat and go out of balance, causing vibration. We’ve added knurled beads to help grip the tire and reduce unwanted slippage.
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 wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.
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.
All Evolution line wheels are finished using a multi-stage liquid paint over a powder coated base coat. This coating process leaves lug holes, center bores and mounting pads untouched, which ensures proper fit and torque values.
JWL AND BEYOND
All APEX wheels meet or meaningfully exceed JWL load rating requirements. 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 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. See here full terms and conditions for details.
50% OFF REPLACEMENT WHEELS
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. See our full terms and conditions for more details.
No centering rings required. All VW specific 5x112mm bolt pattern wheels feature a direct-fit, 57.1mm center bore.
All APEX VW wheels come with our Gloss Black cap included which is interchangeable with the OE non-floating VW center cap.
The SM-10 wheels can be used with all OEM VW and aftermarket mounting hardware with a R13 ball seat.
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.
See terms and conditions.
ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE REPLACEMENT
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.
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