Monthly Archives: October 2015

Job Opening: Fulfillment Enthusiast

Are you a passionate automotive or motorsport enthusiast? Are you truly talented but lack work experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to prove yourself by building your resume starting from an entry level position?…

As a Fulfillment Enthusiast at APEX, you’ll be working in the warehouse to help fulfill orders placed by racers and auto enthusiasts alike. Your efforts are needed here to make sure enthusiasts get the right parts, before their track events, in perfect condition, and that the facility is a clean and an efficient place to work.

APEX Race Parts Fulfillment

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Squeezing a 315 R-Compound Tire Onto A Stock F8X M3/M4

BMW F8X M4 APEX 18 Inch EC-7 Wheel Test Fit

Our goal was to figure out the best wheel & tire combo for both stock and modified F80 M3’s and F82 M4’s that want to add a lot of grip. In this write-up, we start by sharing the process we took to find the most optimal rear wheel fitment for running wide tires. We’re looking forward to creating more technical articles like this in the future.

Just like each previous generation M3, these cars require a unique wheel width and offset to go as wide as possible. Recycling old fitments is a major compromise and doesn’t allow for 305 or 315 tires to fit properly. It’s even harder to fit R-Compounds in those wide sizes. Existing F8X wheels on the market are aesthetic-oriented and focus on fender “flushness” with typical street tires. Achieving our goal required us to start fresh and research the right wheel width and offset ourselves. It took us two days and two volunteers to complete our testing, and even longer to compile it into a write-up. Sorry for the long wait.

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