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APEX Wheels 18" FL-5 in Anthracite

FL-5 Wheels

Deep lip design, uncompromised brake clearance

Part of the Flow Formed Evolution Line, the Apex FL-5 has been engineered to optimize weight and strength in a striking, deep-lip design.

Finish: Anthracite

$474.00

Overview

FL-5 Highlights

  • Deep Lip Design with Uncompromised Brake Clearance
  • Dual Flow Formed for Superior Strength
  • I-Beam Spokes for Reduced Weight
  • Independently Tested and Certified
  • Unmatched Replacement Program
  • Lifetime Structural Warranty

FL-5 Specifications

Front
Rear
Wheel Size
18x10.5" ET22
Face Profile
Deep Lip
Bolt Pattern
5x120mm
Center Bore
72.56mm
Centering Ring
N/A Direct fit
Lug Seat
60 Degree Conical
Center Cap
Gloss Black
OEM Cap
Compatible*
Load Rating
1,550 lbs
Weight
21 lbs
Tested By
VIA
Registration #
VIA-22-1491
Front Profile

* Designed to fit BMW 5x120mm center caps

FL-5 Gallery

  • Orange Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • Grey BMW 3 Series - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • Blue BMW M4 - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • Blue BMW Z4 - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • Black BMW M3 - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • White BMW M2 - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • Grey BMW M3 - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • White BMW M3 - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • Grey BMW M3 - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • Blue BMW M3 - FL-5 in Anthracite
  • Black BMW M3 - FL-5 in Anthracite
  • Black BMW 3 Series - FL-5 in Anthracite
  • White BMW M2 - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • White BMW M2 - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • White BMW M3 - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • White BMW Z4 - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • Blue BMW M3 - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • Blue BMW Z4 M - FL-5 in Anthracite
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Fitment Help

Which Wheels Should I Get?

Check out our Fitment Guides, the most in-depth, authoritative guides for wheel and tire fitments, tailored for your vehicle and how you drive it.

Sizes & Prices

Bolt Pattern / Center BoreSizeFace ProfileWeight (lbs)Load Rating (lbs)MSRPAvailability
5x120 / 72.56 18x8.5" ET35 Shallow Lip 19 1550 $419 Buy Now
5x120 / 72.56 18x9" ET30 Shallow Lip 19.5 1550 $429 Buy Now
5x120 / 72.56 18x9.5" ET35 Shallow Lip 20 1550 $444 Buy Now
5x120 / 72.56 18x9.5" ET28 Shallow Lip 21.45 1550 $444 Buy Now
5x120 / 72.56 18x10" ET25 Medium Lip 20.5 1550 $454 Buy Now
5x120 / 72.56 18x10.5" ET40 Medium Lip 20.6 1550 $474 Buy Now
5x120 / 72.56 18x10.5" ET22 Deep Lip 21 1550 $474 Buy Now
5x120 / 72.56 18x11" ET44 Deep Lip 21.25 1550 $494 Buy Now

FL-5 Features

Dual Flow Formed

The FL-5 is our only wheel to feature dual flow forming. This means both the barrel and the front outer lip are formed using high-pressure rollers to improve their mechanical properties and maximize strength and stiffness. It allows us to use less material and reduce weight without sacrificing strength.

"I" Beam Spokes

One of the most prominent features of the FL-5 is its advanced "I"-beam spoke machining. Any excess material that doesn’t add strength is carved out from the sides of the spokes using a precision CNC ball cutter. This process is often deemed cost-prohibitive by others, but for performance without compromise we believe it's essential.

Bigger, Tougher Inner Lip

The inner lip is the most vulnerable part of a wheel because it has no spokes for support. Our Flow Formed Evolution line adds more material to this high-impact area as an extra layer of protection against track berms, potholes, and whatever else the road may throw at you.

Big Brake Clearance

Wheels with a lip are notorious for having terrible multi-piston caliper clearance. The FL-5’s curved spokes were designed based on countless factory and aftermarket brake models. The spokes wrap around most calipers without sacrificing the FL-5's beautiful lip.

Weight Optimized

We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The result is a wheel that is exceptionally light without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels.²

Built for Impact Sockets

Track wheels need track tools. Don’t settle for wheels that require undersized tuner lugs or thin walled sockets. All APEX wheels accommodate over-sized race lugs and impact sockets to make swapping wheels lightning fast.

32mm

Socket Diameter Clearance

Finishing Touches

The FL-5 is finished using a multi-stage liquid paint over a powder coated base coat. This coating process leaves lug holes, center bores and mounting pads untouched, which ensures proper fit and torque values.

JWL and Beyond

All APEX Flow Formed wheels meet or meaningfully exceed JWL load rating requirements. Some manufacturers don't meet the minimum requirements, yet still claim to be compliant. Always compare load ratings to ensure you aren’t sacrificing critical strength for a slightly lighter wheel.

True VIA

The VIA is an independent wheel testing and auditing agency similar to TÜV. Many companies falsely claim their wheels have been certified, and even use the VIA stamp without permission. Our Flow Formed wheels have been certified, and we provide the registration numbers for every wheel. Protect yourself. Demand registration numbers from manufacturers.

Additional Features

Hub Centric

All FL-5 wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications. Very few applications require centering rings.

Center Caps

All APEX wheels come with our gloss black cap included that is interchangeable with the OE cap. We also offer additional colors for select fitments.

Wheel Hardware

APEX wheels can be used with all OEM mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and most wheel spacers. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.

TPMS

All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If you don’t have sensors, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes.

Compare for yourself

Forged Sprint™ Line Flow Formed Evolution Line Flow Formed Classic Line
Manufacturing Forged Flow Formed Flow Formed
Price $649 $444 Starts at $369
Weight (lbs)¹ VS-5RS: 18.20 | EC-7RS: 18.80 FL-5: 20.00 | SM-10: 20.00 ARC-8: 18.85 | EC-7: 21.70
Load Rating (lbs) 1600 1550 1550
Side-milled Spokes
Inner Lip SprintSpec™ Reinforced Standard
Independently Tested
Brake Clearance Maximum High High²
Knurled Bead Unpainted Painted³
Premium Finishes

FL-5 Warranty

A Wheel You Can Depend On

All APEX wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, plus a 1 year finish warranty. Exchanges are fast, easy, and hassle-free.
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Accidental Damage
Replacement

Curb rash or pothole damage on the street? Make an oopsie at the track? We’ve all been there. APEX is proud to offer 50% off replacement wheels, no matter the damage.
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