► APEX | 18” & 19” SM-10 Lightweight Track Wheel Group Buy

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Hey there - I'd like to get a square 18" setup, however I want to be able to bring 1 spare OEM front wheel to the track (to get home if something happens). After looking at the tire options offered and the fitment guide, I'm not confident what I want can be achieved. Any insight would be helpful to me in making a decision.

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Hey there - I'd like to get a square 18" setup, however I want to be able to bring 1 spare OEM front wheel to the track (to get home if something happens). After looking at the tire options offered and the fitment guide, I'm not confident what I want can be achieved. Any insight would be helpful to me in making a decision.

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Just my thought.. you will not be able to do that especially if you are bringing rear (275 35 19) and want to fit it on front. it will severely damage inner wall of the tire as well as will wear out paint on strut. also, having different overall diameter - due to different size tires - may damage differential in long drive.
 
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Hey there - I'd like to get a square 18" setup, however I want to be able to bring 1 spare OEM front wheel to the track (to get home if something happens). After looking at the tire options offered and the fitment guide, I'm not confident what I want can be achieved. Any insight would be helpful to me in making a decision.

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The best way to go about this would be to purchase a 5th wheel as a spare. If you are going with a square fitment with the same wheel and tire specs on all four corners, having a 5th on hand will allow you to plug it anywhere on the car if damage or a flat occurs on track. Many track enthusiasts do this!

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Just my thought.. you will not be able to do that especially if you are bringing rear (275 35 19) and want to fit it on front. it will severely damage inner wall of the tire as well as will wear out paint on strut. also, having different overall diameter - due to different size tires - may damage differential in long drive.
Understood and aware. That's why I said I'd bring an OEM Front, but realizing with 18" rims, there are no viable tire size alternatives that are equal to OEM diameter (295/335 being the closest to stock 255 up front).

The best way to go about this would be to purchase a 5th wheel as a spare. If you are going with a square fitment with the same wheel and tire specs on all four corners, having a 5th on hand will allow you to plug it anywhere on the car if damage or a flat occurs on track. Many track enthusiasts do this!

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Thanks Ryan - do you guys have any photos of a Supra with a square tire setup? All of the ones on Flickr and the group buy site I have found show something like a 275/40/18 front and 295/35/19 - which looks alright but the front tire diameter is 2.2% larger than the rear (somewhat visually noticeable but unsure if it makes a difference in handling characteristics). https://www.flickr.com/photos/apexraceparts/albums/72157719203061800

Duly noted about a 5th wheel as a spare if going to get 4 of the same size tires.
 
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Thanks Ryan - do you guys have any photos of a Supra with a square tire setup? All of the ones on Flickr and the group buy site I have found show something like a 275/40/18 front and 295/35/19 - which looks alright but the front tire diameter is 2.2% larger than the rear (somewhat visually noticeable but unsure if it makes a difference in handling characteristics). https://www.flickr.com/photos/apexraceparts/albums/72157719203061800

Duly noted about a 5th wheel as a spare if going to get 4 of the same size tires.
We don't have any photos of a square wheel and tire setup with these wheels as we only brought in two sample wheels for each diameter for staggered photography. The 275/40-18s will be slightly taller than the 295/35-18 rear tires, but the 18x11 ET40 wheel face sits in nearly the same place as the 18x10 ET33 on the outer face of the wheel (the 18x11 ET40 is 2.7mm more aggressive on the outside edge) so it should give you a good idea of what the square setup would look like.

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36 Hour Update and New Photography:

Our Group Buy is coming to a close and we are inching ever close to reaching the Max Discount. A big thank you to everyone that has pledged so far. These images have already been shared on our GangUp page and gallery thread, but here are some great shots of our 19" SM-10s on a lowered car:

Wheels:

19x9.5 ET25 Front

19x11 ET40 Rear

Tires: Michelin PS4S

275/30-19 Front

305/30-19 Rear

Suspension: Megan Racing Coilovers

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Please let us know if you have any other questions as the Group Buy winds down. Another reminder for those who have declared interest only: Showing interest alone does not count as a pledge. If you'd like to lock in your order and help us unlock the final discount tier, make sure to get your pledge in during the next 36 hours!

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Pre-Sale Now Live

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Miss your chance to get in on the Group Buy? These wheels are available to pre-order on our website with a 10% discount off their standard MSRP through the month of June. With limited quantities inbound don't miss this last chance to get a discount on your new set of SM-10s!
 

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Hi Tom, does it still look like a late June ship date for these wheels? Mine are being shipped to my tuner and want to give them a heads up and set up an install appointment if these are on the way. Thanks!
 
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Hi Tom, does it still look like a late June ship date for these wheels? Mine are being shipped to my tuner and want to give them a heads up and set up an install appointment if these are on the way. Thanks!
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the followup! I actually have an update that I will be sending out to everyone via GangUp update tomorrow with a more in-depth ETA, but I can break the news here first. The wheels are coming in two separate shipments with the 18s on one ship and the 19s on another. Ideally, they would've been on the same container but that's not how it worked out in this case. The 18s will be arriving first and are on track to ship out to customers in late June. Unfortunately, the 19s were delayed slightly and will likely be shipping out in mid-July.

We will collect the remaining portion of the payment right before the wheels ship out, so those of you with 18" wheel orders will receive a GangUp notification before customers with 19"s. Chris, I believe you have the 19s on order. Apologies for the delay! If time is an issue for anyone and you would like to switch diameters, please send in a message via DM or GangUp and I will do my best to accommodate that switch.

Look for a more detailed update with AIS container vessel data tomorrow via GangUp. As always let me know if you have any other questions!

Thanks again,

-Tom
 

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