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Introducing APEX Forged & Flow Formed Track Wheels
Engineered Specifically for Your GR Supra

Since 2007, our mission at APEX is to produce lightweight wheels with extreme durability and unprecedented value for the performance driving community. Combining proven Motorsport design features, vehicle specific optimizations, and advanced flow-forming and forging technology, we engineer wheels that meet and exceed the diverse needs of weekend track warriors and competitive club racers. Our wheels have seen everything from the treacherous switchbacks at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to the grueling NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, and everything in between.

We are very excited to officially announce our GR Supra wheel program, and we're kicking things off with two popular wheel designs; our Forged EC-7R and Flow Formed SM-10. By leveraging both manufacturing techniques, we have the unique ability to provide wheels that meet every driver's personal performance and budgetary needs.

Forged EC-7R
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When you need to drive 10/10ths without hesitation, APEX forged wheels deliver! We leveraged the knowledge gained from 14+ years of producing flow formed wheels for Motorsport use, and developed a forged program that goes beyond fancy marketing. To make these the strongest wheels we possibly can, we applied pressure through a 10,000 ton forge press. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure. 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.

EC-7R Fitments
  • 18x10.5" ET38 (~20.5 lbs)
EC-7R Features:
  • Fully Forged 6061-T6 Aluminum​
  • 10k Tons of Pressure​
  • 1800 lb/wheel Load Rating​
  • Massive Brake Clearance​
  • Unpainted Knurled Bead Seats​
  • Machined I-Beam Spokes for Weight Reduction​
  • Clearance for Impact Sockets​
  • Reinforced Inner Lip​
  • Supra-specific Center Bore and Bolt Pattern​
  • OE Center Cap Compatibility​

    Flow Formed SM-10
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    Our most advanced Flow Formed wheel to date. As part of our Evolution line of wheels, the SM-10 represents a significant step up from our prior flow formed designs with improved brake clearance and more advanced machining employed for further weight reduction. 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. From the weekend track warrior needing multiple sets of wheels to the everyday driver looking for the perfect functional aesthetic, our SM-10s have you covered.

    SM-10 Fitments
    • 18x10" ET30 (~20.8 lbs)
    • 18x11" ET40 (~21.6 lbs)
    • 19x9.5" ET25 (~22.6 lbs)
    • 19x11" ET40 (~24.8 lbs)

    Flow Formed SM-10 Features:
    • 1600 lb/wheel load rating
    • Massive Brake Clearance
    • Knurled Bead Seats
    • Machined I-Beam Spokes for Weight Reduction
    • Clearance for Impact Sockets
    • Reinforced Inner Lip
    • Supra-specific Center Bore and Bolt Pattern
    • OE Center Cap Compatibility

    The APEX Advantage


    APEX wheels have always been developed with function and performance in mind, and with a specific focus on solving problems that drivers encounter when pushing their cars to the limits. From 3D laser scanning OE and aftermarket big brake kits and suspension to exhaustive on-car fitment testing, APEX works to provide drivers with chassis-specific fitment options tailored not just to their car, but to the modifications and tire compounds they run as well. This project was no exception.

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    Unmatched Support


    Lifetime Structural Warranty
    In the wheel industry it is easy to talk about making strong and lightweight wheels, but standing behind them is another matter entirely. All of our wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase.

    50% Replacement Program
    Let’s face it: Whether you are a weekend warrior practicing at the track, or a club racer pushing the limit for a podium finish, mistakes happen and even the best of parts can be damaged along the way. We are not really a performance company if we sell wheels in a way that penalizes the pursuit of driving at the limit. For this reason, we stepped up and created a program to significantly reduce the costs of properly maintaining a set of wheels by making replacements extremely affordable. Our unique APEX 360° Wheel Replacement Program offers eligible customers replacement wheels at 50% off our standard prices.

    Fitment Education
    Do the number of wheel and tire fitment options mentioned by online armchair experts have your head spinning? Dive into our GR Supra Wheel and Tire Fitment Guide to take the guesswork out the equation. We've mapped out proven square and staggered wheel fitment recipes for all types of enthusiasts, and accompanied them with a list of notable tire options appropriate for the intended use as well. If you still have lingering questions, reach out to an APEX Product Expert by sending us a PM or posting below.

    Order Now
    EC-7R / SM-10

    Questions?
    Call: 925-245-0773
    Email: [email protected]
    Web: www.apexraceparts.com
    Hours: M-F 9a-5p PST​





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Welcome! As you’re thinking about production plans, bear in mind most members here have the 3.0 which comes with 19” wheels stock. You’ll probably have better uptake on wheels that allow the customer at least the option of reusing their stock 19” Michelins. Most people seem to prefer the look of the 19s over the 18s, even if the 18 has more tire options and could be better for track use. That’s a roundabout way of saying 19s will probably sell better than 18s for the Supra.
 

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Will the 19" SM-10's work with the stock lug bolts?
 
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Welcome! As you’re thinking about production plans, bear in mind most members here have the 3.0 which comes with 19” wheels stock. You’ll probably have better uptake on wheels that allow the customer at least the option of reusing their stock 19” Michelins. Most people seem to prefer the look of the 19s over the 18s, even if the 18 has more tire options and could be better for track use. That’s a roundabout way of saying 19s will probably sell better than 18s for the Supra.
Thanks for the Input! 19s and 18s are both going to be options for the group buy on the SM-10 side of things and we will be bringing over roughly even amounts of wheels initially, but the reorder quantities will certainly be based on demand. Part of the benefit of the group buy is that it allows us to judge what demand for various sizes and fitments looks like and often helps shape the initial reorder of units on our end before the deal finalizes. I suspect that 19s will be more in demand on the flow formed side as you said, but would be pleasantly surprised to see significant orders for 18s as well if people decide to go for a lighter setup with more affordable tires. We definitely want to provide options to both OEM + oriented 19" customers and those who are looking for an affordable 18" setup with both square and staggered options.

Will the 19" SM-10's work with the stock lug bolts?
All of our wheels are compatible with the OE lug bolts. Certain setups like our forged EC-7Rs may require front spacers if you are running OE or similar suspension instead of coilovers. If a spacer is required then you will need longer hardware to accommodate that change.

All of our SM-10s are designed to be run without spacers. Your OE lug bolts and OE TPMS sensors will be a direct fit.

-Tom
 

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