10K Tons of Pressure
10K metric tons of pressure is used to form a 120 pound blank before machining starts. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.
To be as light as possible the VS-5RS features extra deep, side milled spokes. any excess material that doesn't add strength is carved out using a precision CNC ball cutter. Side milling is often deemed cost prohibitive by others but for true performance without compromise APEX believes it's essential.
A Stronger Lightweight Wheel
APEX Forged Spring wheels are lightweight without strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels. First APEX carved out as much material as possible, then purposefully added one pound back to reinforce critical areas, creating a stronger inner lip and a higher load rating. What's the point of a lightweight wheel if it's fragile.
APEX conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn't improve strength. The result is a wheel that is exceptionally light without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels.
APEX doesn't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in house testing. They believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. They chose STL, an independent lab in Ohio, to test their Sprint wheels far above JWL standards, including increases in testing duration, impact drop height and total load.
Tougher inner lip
Introducing the Sprint spec inner lip, with a unique channel profile that makes it even stronger than their previous designs. Even though the Spring wheels are pounds lighter than comparable flow formed wheels, the inner lip is stronger.
Big Brake Clearance
From day one, APEX has been on a mission to build wheel that clear big brakes. Their new forged wheels are the product of everything they've developed over that past 10+ years, including an innovative high clearance barrel design and vehicle specific spoke profiles
New forging were redesigned to create extra deep, concave spoke profiles. Their new shape allows APEX to make any profile, from flat to deep and everything in between. Each one is optimized for a specific application using 3D laser scans of factory and aftermarket brake kits.
Paintless Knurled Beads
Whether it's a day at the track or months of street driving, repeated hard braking and acceleration can make a tire slip along the bead seat and go out of balance, causing vibration. Knurled beads help, but are less effective when painted over. APEX forged line features unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.
Built for impact sockets
Track wheels need track tools. Don't settle for wheels that require undersize tuner lugs or thin walled sockets. All APEX Wheels accommodate over-sized race lugs and impact sockets to make swapping wheels lightning fast.
Laser engraved specs
As track enthusiasts, we know how frustrating it is to try to locate and decipher wheel specs that have been hastily hammered into the rim or become unreadable over time. With the new Sprint wheels, APEX chose to invest a little extra and laser engraved the specs onto the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read. (You're welcome.)
All VS-5RS wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications such as your C8 Corvette.
All APEX wheels come with gloss black caps included that is interchangeable.
All Apex wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit vale stems.