► APEX | 19” SM-10 Wheel Group Buy — Up to $400 off a set!

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    APEX 19” SM-10 Wheel Group Buy

    Save up to $400 OFF a set plus Free Shipping in the Continental US

    Based on the survey results from hundreds of Mustang enthusiasts, we see there’s demand for our SM-10 design in 19” Mustang specific fitments. Because of the advanced milling featured on these wheels, it’s only possible to bring these to market at an affordable rate if we can sell them in volume. The goal of this deal is to organize enough demand that we can significantly cut back on the price for people who pre-order.

    The Mustang version of our SM-10 has been optimized specifically for this application. These aren’t just redrilled BMW wheels. We’ve thickened spokes and FEA optimized every size for a 10% higher load rating above the JWL/VIA standard. As usual we setup the wheel to work with OEM Mustang center caps, mounting hardware, and TPMS.

    The SM-10 design is equipped with I-beam spokes to offset as much weight as possible from where we’ve beefed up the wheel. It also features a knurled bead along the barrel that helps keep a truer balance by reducing tire slippage on the rim. The SM-10 wheel design offers massive brake clearance, effectively clearing aftermarket big brakes kits as well as popular factory big brakes like the S197 14” and 15” GT500 Brembo kits, S550 Performance Package Brembo kit, and the massive GT350 and GT350R Brembo kits.

    This deal offers the deepest discount we’ve ever offered through a Group Buy. Be the first to run our new design on a Mustang by signing-up today.


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    Add Tires To Get Free Mounting & Balancing

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    Wheel & tire bundles are available with this group buy. Add tires with your group buy wheel order and get Free tire mounting and 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. Popular Michelin & BFGoodrich street & track tires are available.


    Thinking about waiting to join until your discount is hit? Don’t do that!
    We always recommend getting your pledge in as early as possible. The system in no way rewards watching the deal and joining late. The whole purpose of the pledge system is to allow you to join with confidence and security even within the first minute of the deal accepting payment. You’ll never have to pay more than you’re willing to - even if you’re the first participant. Pledging is risk free!


    I want to know more about APEX wheels. Where can I learn more about them?
    All APEX wheels are highly regarded and fully verified with official JWL and VIA certifications for every single size and offset. We created these wheels to inspire confidence during track days, race events, and everyday driving. Click here to learn everything about APEX wheels. The quality of information is worth your time!


    What’s different about our Group Buy?
    Joining Group Buy deals via forums is traditionally a very manual process. Since our deals have grown so large over time, we are working with a new tool to organize these deals in a single, well organized location. This deal is entirely managed on GangUp.com where you can pay, follow, and discuss the deal’s status.


    How do I participate?
    Visit the official Deal Dashboard on GangUp.com. From there, you can show your interest by joining our feeler list. You’ll receive an email reminder when the deal officially opens. When the deal is live and accepting payments, you can complete checkout and pay for your order from the same page. All product details, member participants, and discussions can be found on that Dashboard.


    What if I have some questions?
    No problem! You can simply contact us by clicking “Message Vendor” on the deal page or via [email protected]. Please avoid sending us Private Messages as they do not automatically go into our ticketing system and will experience a delay for responses.


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    Stay Balanced With a Knurled Bead

    When considering modifications that will enhance your track weekend’s success and safety, the modifications that cannot be seen are ones that often make the largest difference. Everything must work in unison to properly and effectively utilize your chassis, suspension, and wheel & tire combination. Tire slippage upsets this balance, and is most commonly experienced when lateral and longitudinal torque is applied to the tires under loads seen on track. On our Mustang APEX SM-10 wheels, we’ve included a knurled bead seat to reduce unwanted tire rotation

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    This machined knurling throughout the wheel’s barrel increases friction between the wheel and tire to combat excessive tire slippage and maintain a true balance. Braking deep into a corner, bouncing off berms at the apex, and applying throttle at corner exit all apply enough tire load to cause unwanted tire slippage. Seeing as the tires are the sole contact patch, maintaining a true tire balance is of utmost importance to ensure your Mustang is operating at its fullest potential.

    On most all track applications, tires are prone to one full rotation or more during a track session. Modern Mustangs create big lateral grip loads, increasing the chance of tire slippage. Combat unwanted tire rotation by utilizing the SM-10’s knurled bead. Arrive at your track weekend with perfectly balanced tires, leave your track weekend with perfectly balanced tires.

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    S197 + SM-10 = Beauty

    After requests from the community, we are excited to announce that the SM-10 renderings on a S197 chassis are complete and have been added to the main page. You can also see them below on this beautiful GT500.



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    A track focused Mustang is not complete without a track proven wheel and tire setup. Submit your pledge early to lock in your desired finishes, and stay tuned for more updates as we draw nearer to the deadline.

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    Hello Everyone,

    The first batch of our 19” Mustang SM-10 sample wheels have arrived. We are very excited to see these in person and they have lived up to the hype. Below are a few teaser shots highlighting some of the unique features this wheel has to offer. Stay tuned for actual on car photos coming soon!

    SM-10 19x10” ET40 Anthracite in all its glory

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    Accepts factory S550 center caps for enthusiasts looking for that OEM+ look

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    CNC sculpted “I” beam spokes for strength and weight savings

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    Knurled beading. Arrive to the track with balanced wheels and tires, leave the track with balanced wheels and tires.

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    - Cory
     
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    Had an opportunity to meet up with ByronJ over the weekend to test out our latest SM-10 sample wheels on his beautiful GT350. That rear fitment is on point with the 19x11.5" ET56 wrapped in 325/30-19 Michelin PS4S!

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    Hi Everyone,

    We recently completed the first series of on car test fitments on this beautiful Race Red GT350. This is the first time we have seen our new 19” Mustang SM-10 wheels physically mounted to a vehicle, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Beyond the new SM-10 wheel design and its impressive features, this photoshoot highlights our new 19x11.5” ET56 rear wheel fitment which are wrapped in 325/30-19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

    The setting is Sonoma Raceway, an environment both the GT350 and APEX wheels are quite accustomed to.

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    We have just over a month remaining on this deal, don’t wait until the last minute to submit your pledges. Pledging early locks in your desired color choice and it means your wheels are the first to ship out once we receive them. There is ZERO RISK to submit your pledge now! If you have any questions feel free to message us here or send an email to [email protected]
    • The APEX Team
     
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    Hello Everyone,

    A quick update as we near the last 20 days of this Group Buy. We have scheduled test fitment and photography sessions for two customer cars which will take place early next week.

    For all our S197 enthusiasts out there, we are excited to get our first look at SM-10’s mounted on a track prepped S197 chassis. This shoot will feature our popular 19x10” ET40 rotatable square fitment, with 285/35-19 Michelin PS4S tires. To add to our arsenal of GT350 photography, the second test fitment and photoshoot will include a Ruby Red GT350 featuring our 19x11” ET26 front and 19x11.5” ET56 rear staggered fitment, also wrapped in Michelin PS4S tires. We look forward to updating you next week with the results.

    With just three weeks remaining in the Group Buy, now is the time to convert your interest into an official pledge. We are thankful for the support you all have shown so far, but we need everyone’s participation to reach the maximum discount tier.

    • The APEX Team
     
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    Hello Everyone,

    We are excited to release photos of the first S197 Mustang running our new 19” SM-10 wheels, featuring a very balanced rotatable square fitment with 19x10” ET40 wheels wrapped in 285/35-19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. This track prepped Mustang is sitting pretty along the Vancouver Waterfront, highlighting the SM-10’s versatility to perform well at the track and on the street.

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    Next up, our second GT350 test fitment courtesy of this lovely Ruby Red machine featuring our 19x11” ET26 and 19x11.5” ET56 staggered OEM “R Spec” wheels. This fitment looks right at home on the standard Shelby and should provide owners with increased grip, performance and ample caliper clearance.

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    There are only two weeks remaining before this deal closes. Pledge now to reserve your spot in our biggest Mustang deal yet, and be one of the first to walk away with our new SM-10 wheels at a substantial discount.
    • The APEX Team
     
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    Hello Everybody,

    This deal has gone well so far, but with only 8 days remaining, it’s time for many of you to come back to finish pledging. With just a few more pledges we can hit the maximum discount tier of $400 off + free shipping*. As of today, there are 95 people interested in the deal, which is more than double the number of people needed to reach the best discount.

    Production has already started, and there will be limited quantities of each size and finish for this initial production batch. We allocate wheels in the order that pledges are submitted, therefore, submitting your pledge as early as possible greatly increases your chances of avoiding a sold-out situation for your selected size or finish.

    We’ve run a lot of successful Group Buy’s and momentum is everything. The more people that officially pledge early on, the quicker we can unlock the maximum discount tier. There is no advantage in waiting until the last minute to see what happens - a common misconception that ultimately limits the deal's potential. With the ability to pick your own required discount, there is ZERO risk to submitting a pledge early. If the deal does not reach your required discount tier, your order is simply canceled.

    If you haven’t pledged because you need help with something, please reach out to us. We’re here to answer any question you may have from recommended tires to complimentary suspension components. We want to make sure these wheels play nice with all your other performance parts.

    - The APEX Team
     
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    Hello Everyone,

    A lot of enthusiasts have asked us about the new features and details of the SM-10 wheel design, and while images are helpful, they simply do not do the wheel justice. We took things a step further by creating the following video:

    We are also excited to announce that we will be performing one more photoshoot this coming weekend, courtesy of a high powered GT500. Stay tuned for the results featured in next weeks update.

    Keep in mind, there are only four days remaining on the clock. We are just a handful of pledges away from unlocking the max discount tier of $400 off + free shipping*, but we need everyone to pledge now to make this happen. If you have any questions or would like help with making a decision, please feel free to reach out to us. Our staff of Product Experts is here to ensure that your new wheel & tire setup meets your goals and exceeds your expectations.

    This Group Buy closes at midnight, October 16th (PDT)

    - The APEX Team
     
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    Hi Everyone,

    As we head into the weekend, we would like to provide all of you with a brief tutorial video on how to navigate the GangUp site. We know this site is relatively new and the strategy for success may not be obvious.

    Your instincts are probably telling you to wait and see what happens with the deal before you pledge. We have worked with a lot of enthusiasts over the years, and this is by far the biggest misconception which ultimately limits the deal's potential in a big way.

    If your strategy is to wait to pledge until the group achieves its goal, then you’re not really a part of the group or contributing to reach the desired discount tier. The act of pledging is what moves the needle towards your desired discount. If everybody waited, nothing would be accomplished. The GangUp site allows you to pledge at any time, risk-free, and your order is only processed if your desired discount tier is met.

    We all have the same goal of receiving product at the best price possible, so here are some tips for getting the most out of these deals:



    • The APEX Team
     
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    Great news everyone! We’ve officially reached the max discount tier of $400 off plus free shipping*, and we still have over 35 hours left for others to join in on the savings.

    For enthusiasts in the market for a lightweight set of 19” wheels optimized and strengthened specifically for the Mustang chassis, this is an absolute no-brainer. GT350 owners, in particular, will benefit from the fitment selection and massive big brake clearance the 19” SM-10 design offers.

    We are also excited to show off images from our latest photo shoot. This GT500 is rocking our 19x10” ET40 SM-10’s in a rotatable square fitment, and wheels are wrapped in 285/35-19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The SM-10 knurled beading helps prevent tire slippage, and with over 900 HP under the hood of this GT500, this feature plays a crucial role in keeping a balanced wheel and tire assembly during acceleration and declaration.

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    Congratulations to everyone, and great work making this deal a success. The deal locks at midnight, October 16th with a guaranteed $400 off + free shipping*. Please contact one of our Specialists if you have any lingering questions.

    - The APEX Team