The Apex EC-7R Forged Wheel is new and improved version of our classic EC-7 design. Beautifully crafted details and exclusive finish options make this forged version stand out.
These APEX wheels are produced using a manufacturing process known as flow forming. This process significantly reduces weight in the barrel, which has the greatest impact on rotational mass. During the manufacturing process, rollers apply high pressure to the inner barrel, compressing the aluminum into its final shape. This effectively eliminates porosity and aligns the grain structure of the metal, which increases tensile strength. The end result is a lightweight and extremely strong barrel that equals that of a traditional forged wheel at a fraction of the cost.
Hub Centric: All EC-7R wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications
Center Caps: All APEX wheels come with our gloss black cap included that is interchangeable with the OE cap. We also offer additional colors for select fitments
Wheel Hardware: 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
TPMS: All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If you don’t have sensors, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes
Warranty: 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
10K tons of pressure 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 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.
I Beam Spokes One of the most significant upgrades to the EC-7R is the addition of "I" beam spokes. 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 true performance without compromise we believe it's essential.
Actually Stronger 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. Ours were designed from the start to have measurably higher load ratings so they don’t just sound stronger, they are stronger.
Independently tested 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.
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, we provide an extra layer of protection against track berms, potholes, and whatever else the road may throw at you.
Big brake clearance The 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 previous wheel we’ve ever made.
Deeper concavity 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.
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.
Paintless Knurled Beads 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. Knurled beads help, but are less effective when painted over. Our forged wheels feature unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.
Premium Finishes 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.
True VIA, JWL and Beyond APEX Forged Classic 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. Our Forged Classic wheels have been certified, and we provide the registration numbers for every wheel. Protect yourself. Demand registration numbers from manufacturers