EC-7 Group Buy: March, 2013

Save up to $200 on a set of APEX EC-7s + Free Shipping


This Group Buy is now closed but we did reach the maximum discount tier of $200 off + free shipping. Thank you to all who participated.

APEX Race Parts is holding a Group Buy for our EC-7 where you can save up to $200 and receive free shipping. If you have any questions about fitment, use this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. If you’re ready to join the Group Buy go here:

APEX Group Buy Form

EC-7 Gallery

Discount Tiers, Fitments, and Pricing

The Group Buy is now closed:

Wheels can be purchased in any combination (square or staggered) from the below list. No other sizes or combinations are available for this group buy. All finishes are available: Anthracite, Race Silver, and Satin Black.

Discount Tiers

There is no minimum member requirement to receive the 1st tier discount of Free Shipping!

  • 01-20 sets = Retail Price
    + FREE Shipping*
  • 21-40 sets = $50 OFF set price
    + FREE Shipping*
  • 41-60 sets = $100 OFF set price
    + FREE Shipping*
  • 61-80 sets = $150 OFF set price
    + FREE Shipping*
  • 81-100 sets = $175 OFF set price
    + FREE Shipping*
  • 101- ∞ sets = $200 OFF set price
    + FREE Shipping*

EC-7 Sizes Available

18×8.5″ ET45 – 19.55lbs – Profile 1 – $294
18×8.5″ ET35 – 20.10lbs – Profile 1 – $294
18×9.0″ ET42 – 20.75lbs – Profile 1 – $299
18×9.0″ ET31 – 21.25lbs – Profile 2 – $299
18×9.5″ ET58 – 20.65lbs – Profile 1 – $319
18×9.5″ ET43 – 21.55lbs – Profile 2 – $319
18×9.5″ ET35 – 21.70lbs – Profile 2 – $319
18×9.5″ ET22 – 21.75lbs – Profile 3 – $319
18×10.0″ ET43 – 21.95lbs – Profile 2 – $329
18×10.0″ ET33 – 22.50lbs – Profile 2 – $329
18×10.0″ ET25 – 22.45lbs – Profile 3 – $329
18×10.5″ ET27 – 22.50lbs – Profile 3 – $349
18×11.0″ ET25 – 23.35lbs – Profile 3 – $359

When is the EC-7 Group Buy?

  • Feeler Phase = Until March 17th
  • Official Open Date = March 18th
  • Official Close Date = March 26th
  • Product Ship Date = From the middle of April through May**

APEX Group Buy Form

How do I join and complete my order?

  • The Group Buy is open to join: If you need information or have questions about what fitment works for you use this form. We can determine what fitment works for you and your BMW and we can also put you on the feeler list.
  • Domestic buyers should use our site to complete payment. International buyers should contact us for an invoice and PayPal/Wire Transfer details.
  • The last day to make payment and complete checkout is listed above. No orders can be placed after this date.
  • Buyers are only on a “feeler” list and not officially part of the Group Buy until payment has been received. If you do not want to, or cannot checkout through the site (such as an international order) then contact us by phone or email prior to the close date to make your payment.

Discount Tiers

  • The starting price of this Group Buy will be based on the number of interested buyers.
  • The Group Buy page will contain two list of members. One list will be the “feeler” list, the other will be the official paid list.  It is updated with new members within 24 hours and does not accurately represent the exact number of members at any given time.
  • At the close of the Group Buy, everyone’s order/payment will be adjusted to the final discount tier that was reached. The final total is based on the actual number of paying customers and not on the “feeler” list.
  • Your Credit Card account will be authorized for the price listed at the time of signing up. It will only be charged for the final, lowest price (final discount tier reached).
  • At the end, every Group Buy member pays the same price.
  • There is zero advantage in signing up at the last minute and no disadvantage to signing up early.
  • Early sign-ups promote others to sign-up. So sign up as early as you can and help the Group Buy achieve the best discount tier.
  • If you know you’re buying then pay early to keep the momentum going.

* Free Shipping

  • Free Shipping is available to members in the 48 mainland states. Alaska, Hawaii, and International members will receive a $75 credit off the actual cost of shipping.
  • Non-mainland/international members: please contact us prior to ordering for a shipping quote We’ll either send you an invoice, or a code to adjust your order.
  • Free shipping and this discounted price are for this product only and does not cover extras added to the cart such as spacers, lugs, center caps or other store products unless those produces also offer free shipping. Adding others parts may result in a shipping fee.
  • Due to package sizes, the cart may calculate an unreasonable shipping rate for add on items. If this occurs, contact us prior to checkout, and we will adjust your extra item shipping costs if there is an issue.
  • Non Group Buy parts will ship with your wheel order unless requested in the comment field at checkout.

Local Pickup Discount

Local customers who pick up their set will receive a $35 discount on their order. Local pickup discounts are provided at time of pickup. You must select “local pickup” in the comment field at checkout so that we do not ship your order.

**When do the Group Buys ship?

After conducting an initial tally of orders, we’ve determined that most orders are still fulfillable from our in-stock inventory, but due to higher than normal demand for very specific finishes, some orders will be fulfilled when we receive our next two shipments. We’ve updated the original post. See below for details on which sizes and finishes may be affected.

  • Most wheels are in stock, and orders will begin shipping within a week of the group buy close date. We expect to fulfill 75%~ of orders from our in-stock inventory.
  • Due to high demand for select sizes, some orders will be fulfilled after we receive our next stocking shipments, scheduled to arrive approx 30 days and 60 days after the close date.
  • Some of the orders for the following sizes/finishes may be affected:
    • 18×10″ ET25 Satin Black – 30 days~
    • 18×9.5″ ET35 in Race Silver and Anthracite – 60 days~
    • 18×9″ ET31 in Race Silver and Anthracite – 60 days~
  • This is a Group Buy. Wheels do not ship the day after making payment like a traditional order.
  • 75% of the orders should ship out a week after the group buy closes and some will ship immediately. Shipment time is based on availability, and cannot be exactly calculated in advance since wheels are scheduled to arrive at our facility in three shipments in March and through May.
  • Customs/Port delays can add an extra 1 week delay, but it’s rare.
  • We cannot guarantee an exact ETA date. Our estimates have historically been conservative and within +/- two weeks of our ETA date.
  • We will keep everyone up to date of even minor changes if they occur via this thread.
  • All customer orders will ship out as they become available, after the close date.
  • Tracking numbers will be provided to all buyers, and important progress updates will be posted on this forum, and on corresponding product pages.

Tracking numbers will be provided to all buyers, and important progress updates will be posted on this forum, and on corresponding product pages.


  • Credit cards will be authorized only for the price listed at sign-up. Cards will be charge the final price after the close of the Group Buy and the member count is totaled. This automatically insures that everyone is billed for the highest discount reached, regardless of when they joined
  • PayPal accounts will be charged the amount due at sign-up due to a lack of authorization feature. If additional discount levels are reached, then PayPal using buyers will receive partial discounts to make up for the difference.
  • If Aftermarket Performance Express Corp. elects to cancel the group buy due to low order volume or a production issue, ALL customers will be provided full refunds if their payment was already processed.


There are NO refunds on Group Buy orders. Group Buys are special order, which is why payment is taken in advance

  • Only replacement of defective, or mis-shipped products are available.
  • Members cannot change colors or sizes after receipt for Group Buy orders.
  • These products are priced at promotional pricing and do not carry that same return policy as our retail priced items. If you would like a traditional 30 Day return policy then we recommend purchasing at the retail price, and not via the Group Buy.

Finish Availability

  • Finish availability will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • If a finish goes out of stock, you will be notified with the option to change or cancel your order.


The details of the EC-7 Group Buy are available on the forums listed below. You can get more information from us and users, ask questions, and signup on one of the forums listed below.

BMW Model Forums

E36 and E36 M3

M3 Forum and Bimmerforums
E46 non-M E46 Fanatics and Bimmerforums

E46 M3

M3 Forum and E46 Fanatics

E9X non-M

E90 Post and Bimmerforums

E9X M3

M3 Post and M3 Forum

Z4 and Z4 M

Z Post and Bimmerforums
Z3 and Z3 M Bimmerforums
1M 1 Addicts
1 Series 1 Addicts

Remember, the more members that sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone!

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