The new decade has arrived, which means there is no better new years resolution than to prepare for the upcoming season. Our 17” wheels are designed to be strong, lightweight, functional and an excellent option for improving the look and performance of your car. Whether you are a street customer looking to upgrade your stock wheels or a hardcore SPECE46 racer who needs wheels that can withstand track abuse, we have you covered...
This Group Buy also includes our wide 17x10” ET25 fitment, but only available while supplies last. This is considered a specialty fitment and typically only produced once a year in limited quantities. If you are interested in our wide 17” fitment, we suggest signing up early to ensure you receive a set.
This deal allows enthusiasts around the world to “Gang Up” for a chance to receive the largest discount offered on our popular 17” wheels. The more enthusiasts that pledge, the greater the discount will be. With the ability to set a required discount, there is no risk in signing up, as orders will only be processed if we unlock your desired discount level. Join today!
¹ Matte Bronze is only available in 17x9" ET30 and 17x9" ET42 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.
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The right solution for every application
The concave 17” wheels are for those looking for one of the lightest and strongest wheels that can be utilized in many applications such as a very flush fitment on a stock body E36 or E46 and a track day fitment for the E9X non-M. If you’re looking for low offset 17” wheels, these deep concave ARC-8 wheels are perfect for you.
One design, many levels of beauty
The ARC-8 wheels available in this Group Buy feature our deepest, most concave face profile. The shape of the concave spokes were specifically designed to all for the deepest concavity while clearing OEM brake calipers.
More than just a pretty face
The spokes of the ARC-8 were designed to be robust where they need to be, and extra lightweight where they should be. In each iteration of our ARC-8 design, the split "Y" spokes are carefully evaluated from structural aspects to ensure light weight and remarkable strength. The lack of a deep front lip, but instead spokes that connect directly to the barrel's lip, creates a rigid wheel with incredibly even load distribution. These features help reduce one of the most common concerns with aftermarket wheels — bending. Beauty follows function with this extremely popular and timeless design.
Form follows function
Race wheels can't just be light, they need to function in a high performance environment. Unlike the narrow lug recesses of most other wheels, the ARC-8 wheel features a wide open hub center that easily accommodate over-sized race lugs and beefy impact sockets. This allows for quick and easy wheel changes and prevents chips and scratches from tools.
Spokes that work for you
APEX wheels properly clear all OEM brake calipers. Our wheels are targeted at the serious performance-minded owner. The spokes of the ARC-8 clear Big Brake Kits on newer model BMW’s. Older models such as the E36, E46, Z3, Z4 will require a spacer to clear aftermarket calipers. These spacers can range from 5-20mm depending on the application, which usually results in an unacceptably aggressive fitment. These wheels are best for owners with stock brakes or newer models such as the E9X and F3X. Ask our experts by using the discussion tab if you would like us to confirm your specific fitment.
A lot of room in a tight space
Spoke clearance is only half the problem. The barrel opening on a wheel also needs to be big enough to clear the sides of your caliper and rotor. Many wheels on the market have aesthetic compromises in their design that consumers don’t even know result in major negative impacts on barrel clearance. Those wheels may work with smaller stock brakes, or smaller diameter big brake kits, but the larger kits will pose a major problem. The concave 17” ARC-8 has some of the best barrel-side BBK clearance, easily fitting most aftermarket 355mm kits. Ask our experts by using the discussion tab if you would like us to confirm your specific fitment.
No rings or adapters here
All APEX ARC-8 wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications, and centering rings are never required for any BMW application. All 5x120mm bolt pattern wheels feature a direct-fit, 72.56mm center bore.
A factory fit and finish
We don't reuse one cap design for all of our wheels. Every ARC-8 wheel is designed to work with factory center caps. You can easily replace APEX center caps with OEM BMW roundels for a clean factory look. The ARC-8 wheels will ship with our redesigned Gloss Black center cap that mimics the size and shape of a BMW factory center cap.
Original or Aftermarket, it all works
The ARC-8 wheel can be used with all OEM and aftermarket mounting hardware with a 60° tapered seat. Lug bolts, wheel locks, and stud conversion kits all work perfectly. The ARC-8 wheel also accepts wheel spacers without issue. The shallow rear chamfer allows the wheel to remain hub centric even when 5mm flat spacers are used. The chamfer is deep enough to clear the chamfered lip found on some aftermarket spacers that would typically cause improper seating of the wheel and, therefore, wheel vibration.
They all fit
TPMS sensors, which monitor tire pressure, are one piece of technology that can't be compromised. The attention to OEM compatibility on the ARC-8 wheel doesn't end with center caps. All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket equivalent BMW TPMS sensors, and any standard sized metal or rubber valve stem.
Benefits of forging, without the pain
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.
Testing & Certifications
Verifiable 3rd party testing
Many companies promote their wheels as being certified by the VIA when they actually aren’t. That’s like using the USDA logo on food without permission. APEX wheels get officially tested and registered by the VIA in Japan, and we have the proof to back it up. Learn more about false VIA claims.
Japan’s JWL is a commonly followed standard for wheel load ratings. Our flow formed wheels meet, and most exceed, their load rating requirements. Most manufacturers only meet the minimum while some don’t even do that. Check and verify load ratings before you buy. Learn more about wheels that aren’t JWL.
Weight & Strength Optimization
It’s all in the details
Various design features were implemented to ensure that the ARC-8 wheel design is light, but also has the strength to handle the abuses experienced in endurance racing. We began with a beefy, multi-spoke, one-piece design. We built and tested this wheel with even higher load rating requirements than required by JWL. We added reliefs in the mounting pad to remove weight between lug holes, where we could safely save weight. The design was then run through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to further optimize the spoke and barrel design. The result is a lightweight wheel with extra strength in all the right places. Use the ARC-8 with confidence is over built for both street and track.
Because being faster is just not enough
The ARC-8 wheel is available in multiple finishes. All APEX wheels are finished using a comprehensive multi-stage liquid paint system over a powder coated base. Often overlooked, painted or powder coated lug hole seats can cause hardware to loosen or begin the spread of paint chipping to more visible sections. The coating process of the ARC-8 leaves lug holes, center bores, and mounting pads untouched which ensures proper fit and torque values.
A wheel you can depend on
As of recent, all our wheels now come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase. See here for full terms and conditions.
50% Off Replacement Wheels
Hit those berms like you don’t care
Do some serious damage to a wheel that’s not covered under warranty? No worries. Curb rash or even totally mangling a wheel in a car accident is covered by our APEX360° program. We offer replacements for wrecked wheels at 50% off our standard prices. See our full terms and conditions for more details.