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Introducing APEX Forged Sprint Line

For Your Nissan Z

Our forged Sprint™ line was built to be extremely light while still offering a meaningful strength increase over our flow formed wheels. Engineered for drivers looking to shed as much weight as possible to improve lap times.


➡︎ 10K ton forged 6061-T6 aluminum


➡︎ Stronger Sprint™ spec inner lip


➡︎ Side-milled spokes for reduced weight


➡︎ Massive brake clearance


➡︎ Unmatched replacement program


➡︎ Lifetime structural warranty


➡︎ Independently tested and certified





VS-5RS Fitments:

FITMENT
FINISHES
WEIGHT (LBS)
18x10" ET15​
Anthracite, Brushed Clear, Satin Bronze​
19.2​
18x10.5" ET15​
Anthracite, Brushed Clear, Satin Black, Satin Bronze​
19.7​
19x9.5" ET18​
Anthracite, Brushed Clear, Satin Black, Satin Bronze​
19.5​
19x10.5" ET15​
Anthracite, Brushed Clear, Satin Black, Satin Bronze​
20.5​




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10K Tons Of Pressure





Our new forgings weigh as much as 120 pounds before machining. To form such a thick blank we require special equipment capable of 10,000 metric tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.


True Motorsport Blanks






Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. We designed our very own blank profiles from scratch which gives us total control over the final product, resulting in exceptionally deep spokes and stronger designs.


Learn more about our true motorsport blanks.


Side-milled Spokes





One of the most significant upgrades to our Sprint wheels is the addition of wider and deeper 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 we believe it's essential.



➡︎ 40-50% Wider

➡︎ 50-100% Deeper


Learn more about our wider and deeper side-milling.


A Stronger Lightweight Wheel



Our forged Sprint™ wheels are lightweight without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels. First, we carved out as much material as possible, then we purposefully added one pound back to reinforce critical areas, creating a stronger inner lip and a higher load rating.¹ What’s the point of a lightweight wheel if it’s fragile?


Weight Optimized

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We 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.


Independently Tested




We don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. We believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. We chose STL, an independent lab in Ohio, to test our Sprint™ wheels far above JWL standards, including increases in testing duration, impact drop height, and total load.


Learn more about our rigorous independent testing.


Tough Inner Lip





Introducing the Sprint™ spec inner lip, with a unique channel profile that makes it even stronger than our previous designs. So even though our Sprint™ wheels are pounds lighter than comparable flow formed wheels, the inner lip is 32% stronger.


Learn more about our Sprint™ spec inner lip.


Big Brake Clearance





From day one, APEX has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. Our new forged wheels are the product of everything we’ve developed over the past 10+ years, including an innovative high-clearance barrel design and vehicle-specific spoke profiles.


Deeper Concavity





Our new forgings were redesigned to create extra deep, concave spoke profiles. Their new shape allows us 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

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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. Our forged line features unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.


Learn more about why our forged wheels have unpainted knurled beads.


Built for impact sockets





Track wheels need track tools. Don’t settle for wheels that require undersized 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 ourselves, 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 our new Sprint™ wheels, we chose to invest a little extra and laser-engrave the specs on the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read. (You’re welcome.)



Lifetime Warranty


All APEX wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, plus a 1 year finish warranty. Exchanges are fast, easy, and hassle-free.


Learn more


APEX Wheel Replacement Program

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Curb rash or pothole damage on the street? Make an oopsie at the track? We’ve all been there. APEX is proud to offer 50% off replacement wheels, no matter the damage.


Learn more


A Fitment For You




We’ve tirelessly test-fitted hundreds of setup combinations in order to provide direct-fit, spacer-free wheel packages for everything from showroom-fresh cars to all-out race builds. Our detailed fitment guides help you avoid costly trial-and-error and walk you through every step of finding your perfect setup.

Explore our Nissan Fitment Guides

Questions?

Call: 925-245-0773

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.apexwheels.com

Hours: M-F 9a-5p PST​
 
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What sizing is on the blue car in your first image? Tyres are quite fat - is is the 18"?

I REALLY like the deep concave profile of these rims, but want to go wider on the rear - can these be done in 10" front and 11.5" rear on 19"?
 

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OoooOOoo I'd go wide wide at the rear too.

Love these.

Would Satin Bronze work well with a Rosewood exterior Z?
 
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What sizing is on the blue car in your first image? Tyres are quite fat - is is the 18"?

I REALLY like the deep concave profile of these rims, but want to go wider on the rear - can these be done in 10" front and 11.5" rear on 19"?
This car is currently on the 18x10.5" ET15 with a 305/35-18 tire.

At the moment the 19x10.5" ET15 is going to be the widest direct-fit option we have, but as you can see, a 10.5-inch wide wheel can support a fairly wide tire with ease!

OoooOOoo I'd go wide wide at the rear too.

Love these.

Would Satin Bronze work well with a Rosewood exterior Z?
I'm probably a little biased, but I feel like bronze looks good with nearly any car color.
 

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This car is currently on the 18x10.5" ET15 with a 305/35-18 tire.

At the moment the 19x10.5" ET15 is going to be the widest direct-fit option we have, but as you can see, a 10.5-inch wide wheel can support a fairly wide tire with ease!



I'm probably a little biased, but I feel like bronze looks good with nearly any car color.
Cool, thanks for confirming. I was hoping to get into 305's on the rear, so this is great news. I think I would definitely have to go the 19" though!

Curious as to what the weight would be - any idea what the 19" 10.5 would weigh?
The stock ones are around 24lbs I think
 
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Cool, thanks for confirming. I was hoping to get into 305's on the rear, so this is great news. I think I would definitely have to go the 19" though!

Curious as to what the weight would be - any idea what the 19" 10.5 would weigh?
The stock ones are around 24lbs I think
The 19x10.5" comes in at 20.4lbs so there's a nearly 4lb weight savings per wheel while still being wider than stock!
 
 





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