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APEX Flow Formed Wheels
For over 12 years, APEX has been the go-to wheel for track enthusiasts and club racers looking for the perfect balance between strength, weight, and cost. APEX wheels address the concerns of more and more racers and track day enthusiasts: long term durability, optimized chassis specific fitments, and enhancing performance. The SM-10 is one of our newest designs within our flow formed line of wheels, providing a step-up in strength and true race wheel features like I-beam spokes and reinforced lips. Whether you are are a street customer looking to upgrade your stock wheels, or a hardcore track enthusiast/racer who needs wheels that can withstand track abuse, we have you covered.

Perfect fit without spacers
Designed to clear PCCBs & aftermarket BBKs
100% OEM compatibility, no extra hardware required
Unbeatable warranty & 50% replacement program

Designs, Finishes, & Specifications
SM-10 - 18" Available Now / 19" Coming Soon

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A modern straight 10-spoke design with reinforced lips, knurled beading along the barrel, and I-beam spokes. The SM-10 spokes were designed to be robust where they need to be, and extra lightweight where they should be. Weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the sides of each spoke, and this functional and visual feature is typically only found on the most expensive race wheels available on the market today. Narrower 8.5" - 9" front wheel applications have a profile 1 shallow concave face to maximize brake clearance, while the wider 10" - 12" rear wheel applications have either a medium concave or deep concave face depending on width and offset specifications.

Fit Matters



The right solution for every application. An optimized car setup begins with the perfect wheel and tire fitment. Without model-specific attention to each wheel's specifications, maximum performance is compromised. Each size was selected to find the right balance between a clean fit and the most grip possible. Each design's wide range of widths, offsets, and face profiles result in unique fitments ranging from 8.5" to 12" wide. Each wheel combines these features to meet the different brake caliper, strut, and fender clearance needs of each targeted Porsche chassis. To ensure we meet the diverse performance and budgetary needs of the Porsche community, APEX offers a variety of fitment solutions. Daily drivers and professional racers have very different goals, so why should they be forced to buy the same exact fitment?

100% OEM Compatibility


No need to change your wheel bolts, center caps, or TPMS sensors. All APEX Porsche wheels were designed from the start to work with OEM R14 ball seat hardware, which means both OEM lug bolts and aftermarket stud kits with the proper lug nut seat type will fit perfectly. All of our 5x130 Porsche wheels use a 71.6mm center bore, no hubcentric rings or adapters are necessary. All wheels come with gloss black APEX center caps, but you can also snap-in your OEM Porsche crest caps for a more OEM+ look. All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket equivalent TPMS sensors, and any standard-sized metal or rubber valve stem.

Brake Clearance


If the spokes or barrel of a wheel can't clear your brakes, the wheel simply can't be used at all. Our Engineers designed our Porsche SM-10 wheels from the ground up with brake clearance top of mind. Many aftermarket wheels that have aesthetic compromises in their design may work with smaller stock brakes, or smaller diameter aftermarket big brake kits, but the larger kits typically pose a major problem. Targeted at the serious performance-minded owner, 18" SM-10 wheels clear both of the factory 6-piston 380mm and 4-piston 350mm PCCB's found on select 997 & 996 911 models, as well as the 6-piston 350mm PCCB's found on select Cayman & Boxster models.

These 18" SM-10 wheels also clear a wide variety of aftermarket BBK's including the Brembo 6-piston 380mm GT/GT-S/GT-R kits, as well as the AP Racing 6-piston 372mm kits offered by Essex Parts. Use our fitment guides to confirm brake clearance, or contact us if you don't see your setup listed.

Weight Optimized



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 flow formed wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.

JWL & VIA - More Than Just a Stamp


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. Japan's JWL is a standard for wheel load ratings. Our wheels exceed those ratings. Most manufacturers only meet the minimum, while some even fall below--yet they still claim to be JWL. Always verify load ratings before you buy.

Learn more about VIA and JWL

Additional Features



Hub Centric - All APEX Porsche wheels with a 5x130mm bolt pattern are purpose built featuring a 71.6mm center bore. No centering rings required.

Center Caps - We don't charge extra for caps and we design our Porsche wheels to be interchangeable with the OE Porsche crest caps for enthusiasts seeking a clean factory look. All wheels come with our gloss Black APEX caps included. We also offer an optional gloss red APEX caps.

Hardware - APEX wheels can be used with all OEM R14 ball seat mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and wheel spacers. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.

TPMS - All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If your vehicle isn't equipped with sensors or you choose to bypass them for your track/race car, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes to match your wheels.

Lifetime Warranty



All our wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase.

Learn more about our Lifetime Warranty

APEX 360º Replacement Program




Let's face it: Whether you are a weekend warrior practicing at the track, a club racer pushing the limit for a podium finish, or your daily commute involves crater-ridden minefields known as city roads, mistakes happen and parts will 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 APEX360° Wheel Replacement Program offers eligible customers replacement wheels at 50% off our standard prices.

Learn more about our 50% Replacement Program

Fitment Guides




We know what fits. From direct bolt-on to all-out race fitments and everything in between. We've street and track tested extensively to save you the trial-and-error.

View our fitment guides

APEX Flow Formed Wheel Gallery




911 Gallery



Cayman/Boxster Gallery

Wheel & Tire Packages



For your convenience, wheel and tire packages are now available at APEX. Our knowledgeable BMW Product Experts hand pick some of the best compounds available from prominent brands like Michelin and Nitto, and we've priced them competitively.

All wheel and tire packages include free mounting and road force balancing by our trusted enthusiast technicians. We use high-end, touchless equipment and inspect every wheel and tire combo thoroughly before they leave our warehouse.

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

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Porsche SM-10 wheels are shipping out to enthusiasts daily, and thanks to many of you who pre-ordered, the first production run is almost sold out. We still have some units available, so let us know if you have any fitment questions.

We can't get enough of this GT3 RS shoot which took place in our backyard at Sonoma Raceway.

Wheel & Tire Specs
Front:
18×9” ET46 SM-10 Wheels in Anthracite
255/35-18 Toyo R888 Tires
Rear:
18×12” ET45 SM-10 Wheels in Anthracite
315/30-18 Toyo R888 Tires















 

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Now that all pre-orders have shipped, we are eager to see more on car photography from the Cayman/Bozster community. Here is a 996TT shoot we completed which helps show off the SM-10 features.

Josh's Porsche 996TT with 18" APEX SM-10 Wheels
This 996TT is equipped with Bilstein PSS10 coilovers in combination with other RSS suspension components. When running a 9" front wheels with 255/35-18 tires up front (as opposed to the more standard 8.5" wheel) we typically recommend a minimum of -2.5° camber to eliminate rubbing under suspension compression and to get the most of the r-compound tires.

Wheel & Tire Specifications
Front: 18×9” ET46 SM-10 wheels in anthracite (Profile 1 face) with 255/35-18 Toyo R888 Tires
Rear: 18×12” ET45 SM-10 wheels in anthracite (Profile 3 face) with 315/30-18 Toyo R888 Tires

Alignment Specifications
F = -2.0, R = -1.8,
Toe: F = 0.04 IN, R = 0.12 IN.









 

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We are pretty pumped about Dave's 3.8L 996 racecar featuring our new APEX SM-10 wheels in the Anthracite finish. Check out his build here.

APEX SM-10 in Anthracite
F: 18x9" ET46 - 245/40-18 Nitto NT01
R: 18x11" ET60 - 315/30-18 Nitto NT01

 

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Here is a very clean 2003 996 Porsche Turbo running APEX SM-10 wheels. We have multiple staggered fitments available for the 996 and 997 Turbo chassis, and after consulting with our customer in regards to his plans for the car and identifying how he enjoys it, we landed on the following staggered wheel fitment. You can find more details and photos of Rajeev's 996 turbo here.

APEX SM-10 Wheels in Anthracite
Front: 18x8.5" ET42
Rear: 18x11" ET36

Suspension Modifications:
H&R Sport Springs
Bilstein B8 Shocks





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2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

Front:
18x8.5" ET50 SM-10 wheels in Satin Black
245/40-18 B Potenza RE71-R

Rear:
18x10.0" ET36 SM10 Wheels in Satin Black
275/35-18 B Potenza RE71-R

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Those are very nice looking wheels... But I just bought new set of 19" tires :(
 
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Here is a very capable 981 GTS track machine, and the owner has two sets of our 18" SM-10 wheels; one in Anthracite and the other in Race Silver.

Wheels & Tires:
APEX SM-10 SM-10 Wheels
Front: SM-10 18x9" ET46 - Yokohama A005 Slicks
Rear: SM-10 18x10" ET36 - Yokohama A005 Slicks

Suspension:
JRZ RS Pro coilovers
750# front springs/900# rear springs
-3º camber front /-2.5º camber rear

Brakes:
991 Carrera S front w/ 350mm GiroDiscs
996TT rear calipers w/ 350mm GiroDiscs








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Any former 996 owners here? This has got to be one of the cleanest dual duty 996's we've seen in a while, and we are pretty pumped that the owner incorporated our SM-10 wheels into his build.

2002 996 911 Carrera 4

Front:
APEX SM-10 18x8.5" ET42 in Race Silver
225/40-18 Michelin PS2

Rear:
APEX SM-10 18x11" ET60 in Race Silver
285/30-18 Michelin PS2

Porsche crest center caps
H&R RSS Clubsport coilovers
Adjusted to GT3 street heights and alignment spec (-1º camber front & -1.5º camber rear)
Milltek exhaust
FVD motorsport oil pan
Low temp thermostat
Porsche rollbar
GT3 bucket seats









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If you are in the New England area, be sure to keep an eye out for a white and green blurry object in your mirrors approaching fast.

APEX SM-10 Wheels in Race Silver
Pirelli DH Slicks
Front: 18x9” ET46 - 245/645-18
Rear: 18x10” ET36 - 305/645-18















 

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It's almost Friday! Take a look at this Spec Cayman running our SM-10 Wheels in Anthracite

Wheel specs:
Front: 18x9" ET46 - 245/640-18
Rear: 18x10" ET36 - 285/650-18

 

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The SM-10 18x8.5" ET50 & 18x8.5" ET42 front wheel fitments for the Cayman/Boxster have massive sale pricing attributed to them. Save up to 40% off MSRP on these wheels while inventory lasts.

 
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