APEX: Tell us some details about yourself.
Max Belforti: My name is Max Belforti from Redwood City, California. My hobbies include motorsports, fitness & nutrition, music & film. My car is a Interlagos Blue 2006 BMW M6 with APEX ARC-8 wheels.
APEX: Please tell us more about your M6.
2006 BMW M6 – Interlagos Blue exterior – Silverstone interior – Carbon Fiber roof – Full leather dash – Alcantara headliner & pillars – Carbon Fiber interior trim – SMG transmission
AERO KIT: – Dinmann CF Front Lip – Dinmann CF Side Skirts – Dinmann CF Rear Difuser – Dinmann CF Rear Side Diffuser – 1 of 1 custom Dinmann CF Molded Trunk (the lip was left exposed with only clear coat so the carbon fiber can be seen) – Custom gloss black painted kidney grilles & side trim
EXHAUST: – Eisenman Race Oval Tip Exhaust – SuperSprint X Pipe
HEADLIGHTS: – ONEighty custom headlights w/ orb rings and new headlight lens
SUSPENSION: – HP Drivetech Air Suspension w/ Airlift V2 Management. Built in Austria, with Bilstein air struts. – The Airlift V2 management has 8 easy to use presets.
APEX: We noticed some familiar wheels on your ride, tell us more.
Max Belforti: I run the APEX extended 90mm stud conversion with 19” ARC-8 wheels with H&R 5mm spacers in the front and rear.
Front: 19×8.5” ET20 ARC-8 Wheels in Hyper Black 255/40-19 Conti Extremecontact Tires
Rear: 19×10.5” ET22 ARC-8 Wheels in Hyper Black 285/35-19 Conti Extremecontact Tires
APEX: Why did you choose APEX Wheels over the rest?
Max Belforti: APEX wheels simply cannot be topped when considering performance & styling against price.
APEX: Are you into Track Racing?
Max Belforti: Absolutely, after racing karts as a kid I did my first track day at Laguna Seca in 2011 with my 2007 Roush Mustang and also tracked an E39 M5. I still remember when I blew off the oil drain door and shattered the lower engine cover on my E39 M5 after fully compressing the suspension driving down the corkscrew at Laguna. I use to average 3 or 4 events a year at Laguna while in college but haven’t gotten out on the track in a while.
APEX: Where can we follow you at?
Max Belforti: You can follow me at my new Instagram page, @maxbelforti
APEX: Do you have any clubs, shops or racing buddies you want to give a shout out to?
Tom is a BMW Fitment Expert at APEX Wheels. Prior to joining the company in 2019, he worked for BMW of North America as Fleet Manager: Portland (OR) for the ReachNow car-sharing program, and as Warranty Administrator/Loaner Fleet Manager at BMW Portland. In addition, Tom has extensive training in BMW TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) as well as in-depth knowledge of all BMW chassis and their wheel fitment options, with and without aftermarket brake and suspension upgrades. His high-performance driving experience includes autocross events in southern Oregon and track days at PIR in his 2004 E46 330i with 17x9 ET42 APEX ARC-8 wheels. Vehicles he owned prior to indulging his passion for BMWs include a 1989 Jaguar XJ6 and a 2006 S197 Ford Mustang. Fun Fact: Tom is a huge Formula 1 fan. Have questions about wheels for your BMW? Use our contact form and ask for Tom.