View Full Version : 17" APEX ARC-8 Group Buy

10-19-2011, 01:11 PM
Just throwing it out there if anybody is interested: (also threw in the ZHP pics for the audience from their flickr :hi)

Great deal on great wheels

Quoted from BF (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1710910)
And here's the APEX group buy site (http://www.apexraceparts.com/17-ARC-8-Wheel-Group-Buy_p_138.html)

APEX ARC-8 Wheel Pre-Order Group Buy (Round #4)

This Group Buy is for 17x8.5" ET40 and 17x9" ET42 wheels only.

This Group Buy is now officially open for checkout!
Last day to join is October 25th and all orders ship mid November


Due to hundreds of requests from members, we are hosting another GroupBuy for the ARC-8 wheels
These two sizes currently in production and will be arriving at our facility mid November
Other sizes will be available in upcoming Group Buys as shipments come in
This Group Buy is listed on multiple forums: M3Forums, Bimmerforums, & E46Fanatics
The more members that sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone


Group Buy Discount

There is no minimum member requirement to receive the 1st tier discount!
Discounts increase as additional members sign up for each size
The August Group Buy reached 38 members, and 49 members in February.
Both reached the highest tier level discount possible! Let's do it again!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN GROUP BUY (http://www.apexraceparts.com/17-ARC-8-Wheel-Group-Buy_p_138.html)

1 -10 Buyers = Retail Price + FREE Shipping*
11-20 Buyers = $50 OFF SET & FREE Shipping*
21-30 Buyers = $75 OFF SET & FREE Shipping*
31-35 Buyers = $100 OFF SET & FREE Shipping*
36+ Buyers = $150 OFF SET & FREE Shipping*

Unofficial Group Buy "feeler" member list:
1. CNgM3 -17x8.5 -Anthracite
2. 94is -17x9 -Hyper Black
3. lvilleluke -17x9 -Hyper Black
4. katu -17x9 -Anthracite
5. AwesomeIsLuke -17x9 -Hyper Black
6. pbonsalb -17x9 -Hyper Silver
7. Juco -17x9 -Hyper Black
8. AgentHubcap 17x9 -Hyper Silver
9. GT172I -17x9 -Hyper Black
10. M50E36 -17x9 Hyper Silver
11. SeanA.-17x9 -Hyper Silver
12. Tarmac_E36_M3 - 17x9 - Anthracite
13. franlarco -17X8.5 - Hyper Black
14. benaj - 17x9 - Anthracite
15. BMW_Knight - 17x9 - Hyper Silver
16. exertismenos - 17x9 - Hyper Black
17. JCS - 17x9 - Anthracite
18. euro2012 - 17x9 - Satin Black
19. thejet51rj - 17x8.5 - Hyper Silver
20. 98///M3 - 17x8.5 - Anthracite
21. klodkrawler05 17x9 - Hyper Black
22. faze - 17x8.5 - Hyper Black
23. chsbmw - 17x9 - Anthracite
24. OahuMPower - 17x9 - Satin Black


17x8.5" ET40 - 17.2lbs - Retail $249 each

17x9.0" ET42 - 17.4lbs - Retail $259 each

Concave 18" wheels shown below - 17" wheels are not concave. See images at bottom of post


Group Buy Details:

Free Shipping*
Free Shipping is available to members in the 48 mainland states
Alaska, Hawaii, and International members will receive a $75 credit off the actual cost of shipping
non-mainland/international members: please contact us prior to ordering for a shipping quote
We'll either send you an invoice, or a code to adjust your order

When do these ship?:

CURRENT ETA: Mid November (18th-23rd for ship date)
This is a Pre-order Group Buy. Wheels do not ship the day after making payment
These wheels are currently in production and scheduled to be finished mid October
Wheels will arrive at our facility mid November, and will ship out within 3 business days of arrival
All orders will ship out on the same day after we've processed/packaged them
Customs/Port delays can add an extra 1-2 weeks delay, but its rare
We cannot guarantee an exact ETA date. Our estimates have historically been within +/- one week
We will keep everyone up to date of even minor changes if they occur via this thread

Payment and Sign Up:
This Group Buy is now in the payment phase
There is no need to add your name to the list. That was just a "feeler"
Simply proceed to the checkout page and place your Group Buy order via this LINK
If you are in Alaska, Hawaii, or an international order, please contact us for details.
The last day to sign up is October 25th. NO LATE ENTRIES

Discount Tiers
The price you pay at sign up is based on how many members are currently signed up
At the close of the Group Buy, everyone's order/payment will be adjusted to the final discount tier reached
At the end, everyone pays the same price
There is zero advantage in signing up at the last minute

There are NO refunds on Group Buy orders. Group Buys are special order, which is why payment is taken in advance
Only replacement of defective, or mis-shipped products are available


Wheel Details:

Manufacturing process:
All APEX wheels are flow-formed resulting in a light weight, track and street worthy wheel
Flow-forming significantly reduces weight in the barrel by rolling the barrel out into it's final shape using large wheels/disks applying high pressure
This step is the same step that monoblock forged wheels go through to shape their barrels
By doing this, the flow-formed wheel's barrel has the same density and strength as the barrel of a fully forged wheel
This significantly reduces rotational mass at the furthest point from the center, which is the most important weight savings area on a wheel.

These wheels are fully JWL/VIA certified. Strength testing was done by the VIA in Japan
Don't be fooled by competitors that claim to be certified, but cannot provide registration numbers
There are vendors on this forum selling wheels that are not certified, yet they claim they are. Scary stuff!
CLICK HERE to see all VIA registration numbers

Comes with carbon-look APEX center caps
Accepts OEM Roundel center caps
Does not come with valve stems
Installs using your factory lugs or a stud conversion
Accepts all wheel spacers including 5mm while still remaining hub-centric
TPMS compatible

Hyper Silver

Hyper Black


Satin Black


10-19-2011, 01:20 PM
only 17's huh?

10-19-2011, 01:54 PM
If the zhp were my track star I'd be all over this. One day.

10-19-2011, 01:54 PM
IIRC, they did an 18" group buy about a month ago.

10-20-2011, 07:00 AM
only 17's huh?
That's right, but I'm leaning more towards 17" for cheaper tires (looking to do some auto-x next season), better ride quality/protection on ATL's shitty roads and IMO slightly more aggressive look not to mention the 16.4lb rotating mass reduction from my 18" OEM Style 71's.

IIRC, they did an 18" group buy about a month ago.
Your are correct sir and they've got another one going now, but in the M fitment (9.5,10,10.5)

10-20-2011, 07:05 AM
What is the hubcap emblem size?

edit: never mind just read it. OEM Roundel center caps.