Introducing our new forged Porsche wheels engineered specifically for your 987, 981 & 718 Cayman/Boxster chassis. These 18” EC-7R wheels will shed weight and open you up to 18” tire options which dramatically reduces your running tire costs. The 9” front and 10.5” rear wheel widths will maximize tire sidewall support for popular track/race compounds in comparison to the generic slimmer widths offered by competitors, and best of all they’ll be stocked on the shelves in good numbers to prevent long lead times commonly experienced with custom forged wheels. ..
For over 13 years now our mission at APEX has been to provide weekend track warriors and competitive club racers with lightweight, durable wheels at affordable pricing. Our new line of EC-7R wheels builds upon these principles, now enhanced with the benefits of forged manufacturing.
Wheels will ship promptly after the deal ends in early September. “Gang Up” to be among the first to receive our forged wheels at the deepest discount we’ll likely ever offer. As a bonus, participants can upgrade to our Polished and Brushed finishes for 50% off their normal premium.
Our forged wheels continue everything customers love about our popular flow formed wheels. Now enhanced with all the added benefits of forged manufacturing.
These wheels start as a cylinder of extruded aluminum that is forged by a die under 10,000 tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the material by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure within the aluminum. It creates the perfect blank canvas to start from for our ultimate wheels.
The designs and sizes offered by many companies are constrained by the blanks they can source from suppliers. What we found didn’t meet all our needs so we also designed and developed our own dies to stamp blanks that meet our exact specifications. The result? Our wheels can be made in the key sizes needed for racing.
Want to know how strong a wheel is? Look at the load rating. Many 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. Companies that stick to JWL/VIA minimum loads are only 1620 lbs while ours are 1800 lbs.Learn More
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.
Normally $40 extra per wheel. These options are 50% off during this group buy.
The forged EC-7R offers fantastic brake clearance thanks to our high-clearance forged blanks. Forging allows us to reduce spoke depth without compromising strength, and as a result the EC-7R will comfortably fit over large factory and aftermarket BBK’s including AP Essex 372mm, Brembo 365mm and StopTech 355 kits.
We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis to reinforce high stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The end result is a fully forged wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.
Significant material was removed from the side of each spoke on our EC-7R to give it "I" beam like strength. Many wheels have webbing between spokes that create the illusion of side milling. We took material off the side to save weight. We didn’t add weight just for aesthetics.
Not all knurling is created equal. To reduce unwanted tire spin as much as we could, we protected our knurling from paint to keep them sharp. We didn’t take the cheaper shortcut of painting over the bead area, which makes the knurling smoother and rounder. See and feel the difference.Learn More
APEX is known for stocking many niche and spacer free fitments tailored specifically to a chassis. We’re releasing those same fitments… and more in our new forged line. Much lower production requirements will allow us to release a wider range of fitments that were previously off limits.
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
These APEX forged wheels exceed JWL load rating requirements by over 10%. 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.Learn More
All our forged wheels 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
No centering rings required. All Porsche specific 5x130mm bolt pattern wheels feature a direct-fit, 71.6mm center bore.
All APEX Porsche wheels come with our Gloss Black cap included which is interchangeable with the OE Porsche crest cap. We also offer optional red caps.
APEX Porsche wheels are engineered to be compatible with your OEM R14 ball seat mounting hardware. They’ll also accept proper aftermarket hardware, stud kits and spacers.
All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. We offer sensors and stems as a convenient option.
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.