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A 9.5" is a slightly aggressive square fitment F10 5-series and F06/F13 6-series. It's an easy fitment on the rear but very wide for the front (which uses a 8.5" stock front wheel). A 9.5" square set is best for running 265-285 tire widths. A 12mm spacer is required for the front wheels.Spacers for the front wheels are required.
An optimized car setup begins with the perfect wheel fitment. Without utilizing perfect wheel offsets and maximum tire widths, you're compromising the performance potential of your BMW. Because of this fact, the EC-7 offers three unique face profiles ranging from shallow to deep concavity, and this results in 13 unique 18" sizes. This wide range of fitments allows for vehicle-specific caliper clearance, offsets, and tire widths, giving you the widest range of optimal setup possibilities.
The EC-7's spoke profile has been designed with a curve to provide additional caliper clearance, often clearing a BBK on applications where the ARC-8 could not - spacer-free! Note: In race applications, we still often choose to use spacers.
Another significant improvement from the EC-7 design is the increased barrel clearance that allows for the 18" version of this wheel to properly clear big brake kits. As with the rest of the APEX wheel line, EC-7 achieves its combination of strength and light weight through flow-forming technology. By flow-forming the wheel, weight is reduced in the barrel through a process sometimes referred to as "roll forging." Roll forging, while not the same as the traditional forging, is superior to regular casting. The rolling process occurs under extreme pressure, yielding a barrel that is stronger than a standard cast wheel, with certain material properties that are similar to a standard forged wheel. This added barrel strength allows for a reduction in overall wheel weight, while not sacrificing any of the strength you'd expect from durable flow-formed wheels.
Thanks to its lightweight barrel and robust face design, the EC-7 stands up well against the rigors of endurance racing, as well as your average street potholes.
- Split-spoke design
- Flow-formed, roll forged barrel - superior strength and reduced weight
- Excellent clearance for aftermarket big brake kits
- Carbon fiber pattern hub cap included
- Accepts BMW center cap (sold separately)
- Accepts factory lug bolts, studs, or wheel locks
- Compatible with factory tire pressure monitor sensors (TPMS)
Priced as a set of 4. Apex wheel center caps included. BMW center caps sold separately.Front wheel spacers are required on the front wheels.
Without spacers this wheel will sit 23mm further in toward the shock than the stock 19x8.5" ET33 wheel. A 12mm spacer will push the wheel out to clear the shock. A 12mm spacer pushes the wheel out 15mm compared to stock, which is very aggressive on the F10. See photos above. These wheels, like many wheels, are not compatible with 10mm wheel spacers. We recommend using 12mm spacers, as 10mm hubcentric spacers have inherent design limitations that prevent them from sitting flush. See below for product link.General Fitment Note:
these are sold as a race-fitment only and rubbing with bodywork or on suspension may occur depending on tire choice and suspension settings. We cannot verify fitment with every combination of wheel-tire-suspension. Verification of wheel fitment is the responsibility of the customer. Please contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns. Returns are limited to quality issues only.
BMW Fitments: 5 Series
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i N20 (2012-2016)
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i N52 (2011)
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i xDrive N20 (2012-2016)
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 535d xDrive
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 535i
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 535i xDrive
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 550i
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 550i xDrive
F10 / F11 (11-16) > Hybrid 56 Series
F12 / F13 (12-18) > 640i
F12 / F13 (12-18) > 650i
F12 / F13 (12-18) > 650i xDrive