► APEX | SM-10 Lightweight Track Wheels for Mustang

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  1. ApexRaceParts

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    Introducing the new APEX SM-10 for Mustang

    The new APEX SM-10 wheel for Mustangs combine a straight 10-spoke design with our “I-beam” milling technique to produce a lightweight wheel. The face profile provides unmatched big brake clearance while the new milling feature has increased strength while shedding weight, and it adds a visual feature typically only found on the most expensive race wheels available on the market today.

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    SM-10 Design Features



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    1. Fit Matters

    These concave SM-10 wheels are designed specifically for your Mustang. The SM-10 provides chassis optimized fitments and proper load distribution. If you’re looking for a cost-effective lightweight 19” wheel, this is your answer.

    2. Face Profile

    All Mustang SM-10 wheels are built with a profile 2 - medium concavity face profile, as that yields optimum results with each of the wheel specifications.


    3. “I-Beam” Spokes

    The spokes of the SM-10 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. It’s expensive and avoided by almost every manufacturer, but affordable with volume. In each concavity profile of our SM-10 design, the I-beam spokes are carefully evaluated from structural aspects to ensure minimal weight, brake clearance, and remarkable strength.


    4. Beefier Lips

    By saving weight elsewhere, we’ve added extra material where it counts. We’re beefing up the barrel’s inner lip on the SM-10 to better handle the repetitive abuse seen on the track.


    5. Knurled Bead

    We’ve upgraded these wheels to include a knurled bead seat to reduce unwanted tire rotation. This added feature will help keep your balance stay truer throughout the life of the tire.


    6. Open Center

    Unlike the narrow lug recesses of most other wheels, the SM-10 wheel features a wide open hub center that easily accommodates oversized race lugs and beefy impact sockets. This allows for quick and easy wheel changes and prevents chips and scratches from tools.

    7. Center Caps

    We don't reuse one cap design for all of our wheels. Every SM-10 wheel is designed to work with factory center caps. You can easily replace APEX center caps with OEM S550 Mustang caps for a clean factory look. The SM-10 wheels will ship with our Gloss Black center cap that mimics the size and shape of a Mustang factory center cap.


    8. Hub Centric

    All APEX wheels are purpose-built for select vehicle applications, and centering rings are never required for any Mustang application. All 5x114.3mm bolt pattern wheels feature a direct-fit, 70.5mm center bore.


    9. Brake Clearance

    Spoke clearance is only half the problem. The barrel construction on a wheel also needs to be big enough to clear the sides of your caliper and rotor. Many aftermarket wheels that have aesthetic compromises in their design may work with smaller stock brakes, or smaller diameter big brake kits, but the larger kits will pose a major problem. Targeted at the serious performance-minded owner, 19” SM-10 wheels clear up to 15.5” diameter rotors and 6 piston calipers found on the GT350.


    10. Wheel Hardware

    The SM-10 Mustang wheel can be used with all OEM and aftermarket mounting hardware with a ball seat lug recess. Lug bolts, wheel locks, and stud conversion kits all work perfectly. The SM-10 wheel also accepts wheel spacers without issue. The shallow rear chamfer allows the wheel to remain hub centric even when 5mm flat spacers are used. The chamfer is deep enough to clear the chamfered lip found on some aftermarket spacers that would typically cause improper seating of the wheel and, therefore, wheel vibration.


    11. TPMS

    TPMS sensors, which monitor tire pressure, are one piece of technology that can't be compromised. All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket equivalent Ford/HUF TPMS sensors, and any standard sized metal or rubber valve stem. Use the chart below to help select the correct TPMS for your vehicle.


    Designed For The Performance Enthusiast

    Light-weight

    Flow-forming allows for a significant reduction in rotational mass by reducing barrel weight. This manufacturing technique allows our wheels to be almost as light as a traditional forged wheel, but without the significant increase in price.


    Strength

    Track duty requires a wheel that can handle the punishment of high lateral G’s, hitting berms, and every once in a while, a small off-track excursion. Spoke and barrel design are a major factor in wheel strength. The flow-forming technique uses high-pressure disks/rollers to roll the wheel’s barrel into its final shape. This gives the barrel the same strength properties as a forged wheel since monoblock wheels go through a similar step to form their barrels. We design our spoke dimensions to help evenly distribute loads from the barrel to the center of the wheel. The lack of a front lip, and spokes directly connecting to the edge of the wheel, also add increased strength to the outer lip of the wheel.


    Chassis-Specific Fitments

    Stretched rubber, narrow tires, and fender rubbing are not elements to look for in a competitive wheel/tire setup. All of our wheels were designed with offsets that allow for proper fitment of extreme summer, and r-compound tires without the need for spacers or fender rolling. This means keeping the tire under the fender, and away from suspension components. Track oriented wheel widths are also important as they provide proper sidewall support under hard cornering. Too much rubber for a wheel results in excessive sidewall deflection, which translates into sloppy and delayed turning response.


    The APEX Standard

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    1. Testing & Certifications

    Computer simulated stress tests are no match for real-world testing when designing a lightweight wheel that will see extreme loads. All APEX wheels are crush and load tested to exceed JWL standards and those results are independently tested and certified in Japan by the 3rd party government agency known as the VIA. Countless wheel companies falsely claim they are tested and certified by the VIA, and so they lack the certificates to prove it. We test and certify each and every design, diameter, width, and offset, separately.


    2. Always Flow Formed

    All APEX wheels, including the SM-10 wheel, are produced using the Flow-Forming technique. This process significantly reduces weight in the barrel, which has the greatest impact on rotational mass. During the manufacturing process, rollers apply high pressure to the inner barrel, compressing the aluminum into its final shape. This effectively eliminates porosity and aligns the grain structure of the metal, which increases tensile strength. The end result of the Flow-Forming process is a lightweight and extremely strong barrel that equals that of a traditional forged wheel at a fraction of the cost.


    3. Weight & Strength Optimization

    We didn’t just redrill and recycle our BMW 5x120 SM-10 design, we’ve rebirthed it. After seven months of Mustang-specific optimizations, we’ve minimized weight while maximizing strength. Strength tested to surpass the 5x114.3 JWL/VIA’s standard, and enthusiast tested to beat their weight standard. Since most Porsches have an inherent rear weight bias and run wide rear wheels, we’ve strengthened the inner lips. The result is a lightweight wheel with extra strength in all the right places. Use the SM-10 with confidence on both street and track.


    4. Warranty

    All APEX wheels are backed by a 2 year structural warranty and a 1 year finish warranty to the original. This warranty guarantees that all APEX wheels will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and paint finish under normal and reasonable use.


    Finishes

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    Sizes, Weights & Pricing


    Questions about tires, fenders, brakes, spacers, or suspension clearances?

    Click here to review our helpful chassis-specific fitment guides.



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    Tire Mounting & Balancing Service

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    Popular street and track tires are now available when you order APEX wheels. Add tires with your 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. With our competitive tire pricing bundled with the savings of free mounting and balancing and convenience, it’s the ultimate wheel & tire package.

    *Note: Tires will only ship mounted to the wheels in your order, and can not be sold separately. Tires and wheels must be purchased in the same transaction. Tire-only orders will be canceled and refunded.

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    Many have asked us about the great 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.



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    As promised, the SM-10 is finally back in stock in our most popular sizes after a long hiatus.

    19x10" ET40
    19x11" ET26
    19x11" ET52
    19x11.5" ET56

    All are here in pretty much the full complement of finishes, ready to go out. Get your orders in now before they're gone!

    David's GT500 is sporting our 19x10" ET40 squared set with 285/35-19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S at all four corners which provide this big powered car with equally big grip.

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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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    SALES ARE HERE FOLKS. From now until the end of May, all 19" SM-10 wheels are up to 20% off! Grab them now just in time for track season. View the inventory here

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    The Spring Sale got off to a great start over the past week, we're actually starting to run low on a couple fitments already!! If you have your eye on some 19" SM-10's, now is the time to act and save before they're gone.

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    David's GT500 was flying down the Shift Sector/Neverlift half mile a couple weeks ago with 19x10" SM-10 wheels up front. With over 900 whp on tap, he needed all the help he could get to slow the big girl down and only relied on the best.

    Check out all of our 19" SM-10 wheels on sale through the end of this month: https://www.apexraceparts.com/wheels/mustang-wheels.html?apex_wheel_model=164


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    More and more SM-10 wheels have been heading out the door lately. Doris from Women Driven recently put this R spec staggered setup on her GT350 and wrapped them in Goodyear Supercar 3R tires that are ready to hit the track.

    19x11" ET26 front with 305/30-19
    19x11.5" ET56 rear with 325/30-19

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    - Cory