APEX - 17x9" ET42 EC-7R Forged Wheel - Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / GR WRX
- Toyota 86 / GR 86 / GT86
- Scion FR-S
- Subaru BRZ
- Subaru WRX GR 2011-2014
Contact us before ordering APEX wheels to ensure availability of your chosen color and spec
|Car Model||Subaru BRZ - FA20, Subaru BRZ - FA24, Toyota 86 - FA20, Toyota GR 86 - FA24, Scion FR-S - FA20, Subaru Impreza WRX, Subaru Impreza WRX STI|
|Part Brand||APEX Race Parts|
These wheels start as a cylinder of extruded aluminum that is forged by a die under 10,000 tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the material by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure within the aluminum. It creates the perfect blank canvas to start from for our ultimate wheels.
"I" Beam Spokes
Significant material was removed from the side of each spoke on our EC-7R to give it "I" beam like strength. Many wheels have webbing between spokes that create the illusion of side milling. We took material off the side to save weight. We didn’t add weight just for aesthetics.
“Forged” doesn’t mean strong. Many forged wheels focus on weight reduction so much that they end up with the same load rating as cast wheels. Think all forged wheels are stronger than cast or flow formed? Think again! We added up to 1,000 pounds of extra load capacity per vehicle compared to our flow formed line.
Improved Brake Clearance
The forged EC-7R improves on the original EC-7's already-phenomenal brake clearance, thanks to our high-clearance forged blanks. Forging allows us to reduce spoke thickness without compromising strength. As a result, the EC-7R has more brake clearance than any wheel we’ve ever made, and comfortably fits over large factory and aftermarket BBKs.
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 fully forged wheel with an ideal balance of strength and weight.
Paintless Kunrled Beads
Not all knurling is created equal. To reduce unwanted tire spin as much as we could, we protected our knurling from paint to keep them sharp. We didn’t take the cheaper shortcut of painting over the bead area, which makes the knurling smoother and rounder. See and feel the difference.
Tailored Fit, Off-The-Shelf
APEX is known for stocking many niche and spacer free fitments tailored specifically to a chassis. We’re releasing those same fitments… and more in our new forged line. Much lower production requirements will allow us to release a wider range of fitments that were previously off limits.
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.
JWL and Beyond
Japan’s JWL is a standard for wheel load ratings. Our new forged wheels exceed those ratings by almost 20%. 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.
All our forged wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase. See APEX's full terms and conditions.
50% Off Replacement Wheels
Do some serious damage to a wheel that’s not covered under warranty? No worries. Curb rash or even totally mangling a wheel in a car accident is covered by our APEX360° program. We offer replacements for wrecked wheels at 50% off our standard prices. See APEX's full terms and conditions for more details.