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The SM-10 combines a straight 10-spoke design with our "I" beam milling technique to produce a lightweight wheel that is a departure from our traditional mesh styles. Multiple face profiles continue to provide unmatched big brake clearance. The new milling feature helps increase strength while shedding weight vs it's predecessors, and it adds a visual feature typically only found on the most expensive race wheels available on the market today.
"I" Beam Spokes
This is the most significant new feature we’ve added. Weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the sides of each spoke. It’s expensive and avoided by almost every manufacturer, but we’ve made it affordable through volume production.
By saving weight elsewhere, we’ve added extra material where it counts. We beefed up the barrel’s inner lip to better handle the abuse from the street and track.
The SM-10 is our only design with a front lip, and it’s also our only wheel that features the use of rotary forging for both the front and rear barrels. We did this because we needed to produce the strongest front lip possible, and we can optimize the depth of the front lip for every unique width and offset when we use this more advanced production method.
Like all our APEX wheels, The SM-10 supports all OEM hardware like OEM Roundel center caps, wheel lugs, valve stems, and TPMS sensors. No centering rings are needed either.
The SM-10 uses the same spoke shape and curvature for all sizes. To be as light as possible, each fitment is optimized by machining a front lip that varies from shallow to deep depending on the width and offset of the wheel produced.
We took more time than ever before on this step, revising and iterating our design to reduce weight as much as possible. After countless iterations we removed material from the sides of the spokes in a way that allowed us to increase strength over our previous designs.
Always Flow Formed
All APEX wheels feature Flow-Formed construction that utilizes rotary forging to produce a strong and lightweight barrel. The SM-10 is no exception.
True JWL & VIA Certification
You won’t find tricky terminology to cover up a lack of testing here. We always do real world crush testing and get real certificates from the Japanese Government again to prove it, just like we’ve always done.