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Old 09-18-2020, 08:13 PM   #1
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► APEX Corvette Group Buy | The Wheels You’ve Been Waiting For

This Group Buy has now ended, thank you to those who participated! Please see our new thread HERE for current specials and info













Strong. Lightweight. Chassis-specific Fitments.


Introducing our new SM-10 and EC-7 wheels, specifically designed for Corvettes. Based on survey results from hundreds of enthusiasts, we saw demand for an affordable, lightweight, and durable track wheel. These designs check all the boxes. The goal of these group buys is to organize enough demand that we can produce these wheels in high quantities, and extend those savings to everyone who pre-orders. The more members that pledge, the bigger the discount will be.


We Know What Fits

Narrowbody EC-7 Available Sizes



Widebody SM-10 Available Sizes




We’ve done countless hours of test-fitting to come up with the perfect chassis-specific widths and offsets. Whether you’re looking for a clean and conservative OEM+ fitment or an all-out aggressive track/race setup, we’ve got you covered. Check out our fitment guides below.









SM-10: Extensive laser scanning allowed us to ensure these wheels clear factory big brakes like the Carbon Ceramic Z07/ZR1 package and aftermarket big brakes kits like the AP Racing Radi-Cal, and more! High HP cars running wide wheels need extra strength.





EC-7: Special attention was given to ensure these wheels performed optimally for SpecCorvette racers. The 18x11” ET57 square setup offers a knurled bead to reduce tire slippage under high loads while providing excellent brake clearance for the spec Wilwood setup.

Designed to clear all factory brakes and many aftermarket big brake kits like the AP Racing Radi-Cal, Wilwood, and more.




For both SM-10 and EC-7 designs, extensive FEA resulted in a light wheel that is still 20% higher than the JWL/VIA standard. We paid attention to the small details too and ensured that factory center caps will fit.




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For over 13 years APEX has been providing pro race teams and weekend track warriors alike with lightweight, durable wheels at affordable pricing. Our new Corvette-specific wheels build upon everything we've learned over the years and combine our most-loved features with our world-class customer service and support. Give us a call, email, or PM (see signature) with any questions!



Essex Partnership


We are excited to announce our partnership with Essex Parts Services. They are well known in the Corvette community for their incredible brake systems and will be a helpful resource for owners who want the total package to transform their car. Together with APEX, Essex will be available to answer any questions you may have and facilitate orders through the Group Buy. Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us for more information!
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:57 PM   #2
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for your participation so far. With 24 members interested in this deal, we’re off to a great start and are confident that this deal can reach the maximum discount of $400 off + free shipping. Remember, showing interest alone does not guarantee you a spot in this deal. If you want to be one of the first to run our new Corvette wheels, be sure to submit your official pledge.

Throughout the design phase, we spent countless hours ensuring these wheels could clear both OEM and popular aftermarket brake options. We partnered with our friends over at Rennscot to conduct a 3D scan of the C7 Carbon Ceramic brakes to ensure our wheels clear that massive setup. We’re happy to announce both 18” and 19” SM-10 wheels clear those brakes with ease! Other popular aftermarket kits like Essex/AP Racing, Brembo, Stoptech, and others were also tested using their 2D templates in SolidWorks to verify clearances.





You get out what you put in, and we are very pleased with the work put into these wheels. Pledge today for a set and put them to the test!

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Old 09-24-2020, 07:53 PM   #3
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Don’t forget to pledge!

Thank you all for your interest in this deal so far. We are well on our way to unlocking the maximum discount + free shipping. However, the gang needs you to come back and lock in your order to make that discount a reality. Being on the interested list is NOT the same as pledging and does not count towards unlocking the discount tiers. If you have not yet submitted your official pledge, your choice is not locked in and guaranteed. To ensure your place in line for a particular wheel size and finish, it is best to submit your pledges sooner rather than later.

Remember, pledging through GangUp is risk-free as your order will only be processed if the gang collectively reaches your desired discount range. If everyone were to wait to pledge, the deal would never succeed. If all interested enthusiasts were to pledge now, we would unlock the top discount tier + free shipping.

Dylan, one of our team members, created a video guide explaining the pledging process:



If you have any questions feel free to message us directly through the “Message Vendor” feature on the GangUp page, or simply send us an email to groupbuys@apexraceparts.com
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Old 09-29-2020, 07:56 PM   #4
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Our friend Mike stopped by with his beautiful C7 ZR1 to try on a set of 19” SM-10 wheels. He needed something that would not only fit and look great, but clear the massive Carbon Ceramic brakes needed to slow this rocketship down. Featuring 19x10” ET32 up front and 19x12.5” ET55 out back, these SM-10s provide amble clearance all around and maximum traction with knurled beads and proper sidewall support for 335 and 345 width rear tires.










Our friend John also stopped by with his beautiful commemorative edition C5 Z06, sporting our 18x11” ET57 square setup purpose built for C5 track cars, including SpecCorvette. This no-compromise, rotatable track setup provides ample sidewall support for 315 width tires, allowing you stuff as much tire possible under the factory fenders. To top it off, they clear a variety of aftermarket brake kits from Essex/AP Racing, Wilwood, Stoptech, and more and feature knurled beads to reduce tire slippage under high loads.









Please share the Group Buy with anyone who may be interested. The more people who join, the more everyone saves! If you have any questions feel free to message us directly through the “Message Vendor” feature on the GangUp page, or simply send us an email to groupbuys@apexraceparts.com
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Old 10-07-2020, 01:04 PM   #5
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Our friend Mike stopped by with his beautiful C7 ZR1 to try on a set of 19” SM-10 wheels. He needed something that would not only fit and look great, but clear the massive Carbon Ceramic brakes needed to slow this rocketship down. Featuring 19x10” ET32 up front and 19x12.5” ET55 out back, these SM-10s provide amble clearance all around and maximum traction with knurled beads and proper sidewall support for 335 and 345 width rear tires. You can find more info https://www.rushessay.com/laboratory_report.php here if you want to.










Our friend John also stopped by with his beautiful commemorative edition C5 Z06, sporting our 18x11” ET57 square setup purpose built for C5 track cars, including SpecCorvette. This no-compromise, rotatable track setup provides ample sidewall support for 315 width tires, allowing you stuff as much tire possible under the factory fenders. To top it off, they clear a variety of aftermarket brake kits from Essex/AP Racing, Wilwood, Stoptech, and more and feature knurled beads to reduce tire slippage under high loads.









Please share the Group Buy with anyone who may be interested. The more people who join, the more everyone saves! If you have any questions feel free to message us directly through the “Message Vendor” feature on the GangUp page, or simply send us an email to groupbuys@apexraceparts.com

They look so great on these photos! I love these pics!

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Old 10-15-2020, 08:16 PM   #6
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your participation in this deal. With just under two weeks left in this Group Buy, we wanted to give you some pro tips for getting the most out of this deal.

1. Availability

Because we offer a diverse range of fitments and finishes, we highly recommend that you get your pledge in early, as we will be allocating design and color preferences in chronological order, and there is a possibility that some will sell out. Keep in mind, showing interest alone will not solidify your place in line, nor contribute to unlocking the tiered discounts. You must submit an official pledge.

2. You can’t get a group discount without forming a group

If your strategy is to wait until the group achieves its goal, then you’re not really a part of the group, are you? The act of pledging is what moves the needle towards your desired discount. If everybody waited, nothing would happen. If you haven’t already, then you should pledge now and let the site do its thing.

3. Pledging is conditional and risk-free

Compare a Group Buy to bidding on an eBay auction. Your eBay bid is void if you get outbid. With a Group Buy, your pledge is void if your minimum discount requirement isn’t reached or if we have not met the numbers needed for production. The whole point of both systems is that you can place your bid/pledge at any time, risk-free, and you’re not stuck paying more than you wanted.

4. Share this deal!

It’s crucial that you share this deal with your fellow enthusiasts and friends. If you’re an active participant in any Facebook groups or forums, please pass the word along. We are confident this deal can be a success, but your participation is key.
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19” Track Fitments

When most people think about track wheels for their Corvette, they think 18” wheels. Here at APEX, we tend to agree with that thinking as well. But did you know that within the last few years, tire manufacturers have started to shift their performance street/track offerings into the world of 19” sizes, and even in some cases ditching 18” sizes in the process?

Our 19x11” ET38 front wheel was specifically designed for the increasingly more popular 295/30-19 and 305/30-19 tires, providing maximum sidewall support for precise turn in and better handling compared to narrower setups. Pair with 19x12.5” ET55 rear wheels for ultimate traction with 325-345 width tires. Featuring our knurled beads, massive brake clearance, I beam spokes, and reinforced inner lips, these wheels are ready to handle anything you throw at them. Want a setup that will tear up the track on Sunday and turn heads on Monday? Look no further than our 19” SM-10 wheels.

As a reminder, the Group Buy closes on Tuesday, October 27th at 11:59pm PST. Make sure to submit your pledge by then to not miss out on the largest savings we’ll ever offer on these wheels.

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Do you know the strength of your wheels, or how they were designed and tested? Our wheels are designed in house to JWL standards, then independently tested and verified by the VIA. While the required load rating to gain JWL approval is 1334lbs, we knew what kind of use our wheels would see and wanted to provide a little something extra for owners who properly put their car through its paces. As such, our 18” Corvette wheels carry a 1600lb load rating, while our 19” Corvette wheels carry a 1650lb rating for increases of 20% and 23% respectively.

But we didn’t stop there. The factory C7 wheel bending issue was at the top of our minds during the design process, so additional attention to the inner lip was needed. We added extra material around the entire lip to resist fatigue and bending, giving you confidence to attack apexes and pound curbs all day long.




The Group Buy ends tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26th at midnight Pacific. Don't miss out on the largest savings we'll offer!

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Time is almost up to save on a set of Corvette wheels. This deal officially ends tonight at midnight (Pacific), and we will not be able to accept any new pledges once the deal closes! This is the best deal we will ever offer on these wheels, so be sure to submit your pledge before this deal is gone.

Last-Minute Questions?
If you have questions regarding fitment, feel free to message us directly through the “Message Vendor” feature here or simply send us an email to groupbuys@apexraceparts.com. Our staff of Product Experts will be reviewing and responding to any incoming correspondence through the end of this deal.

We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with you and look forward to getting these new forged wheels into your hands. This Group Buy closes tonight (10/27) at midnight (Pacific).

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This Group Buy has ended, thank you to all who participated! If you missed out, we now have these available for sale (and on sale) on the site. Click the link below to save!

https://www.apexraceparts.com/shop-b...chevrolet.html
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