Apex Wheels 17" ARC-8RT in Anthracite

ARC-8RT Wheels

A timeless classic, reborn as a fully forged wheel.

Introducing the Apex ARC-8RT, part of our Touring Line of forged wheels. A timeless classic, reborn as a fully forged wheel.

Finish: Anthracite

$77.85 OFF


ARC-8RT Highlights

  • Fully forged 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Reinforced Sprint™ spec inner lip
  • Stronger, yet thinner spokes
  • Deeper concave profile
  • Improved brake clearance
  • OEM center cap compatibility
  • Unmatched replacement program
  • Lifetime structural warranty
  • Independently tested

ARC-8RT Specifications

Wheel Size
17x8.5" ET40
Face Profile
Profile 2
Bolt Pattern
Center Bore
Centering Ring
N/A Direct fit
Lug Seat
60 Degree Conical
Center Cap
Gloss Black
Load Rating
1,500 lbs
17.7 lbs
Tested By
Test Reference #
C4516 R7842 I3224
Front Profile

* Designed to fit BMW 5x120mm center caps

ARC-8RT Gallery

  • White BMW 3 Series - ARC-8RT in Satin Black
  • Black BMW 4 Series - ARC-8RT in Satin Black
  • Grey BMW M3 - ARC-8RT in Race Silver
  • Silver BMW M2 - ARC-8RT in Brushed Clear
  • Black BMW M2 - ARC-8RT in Brushed Clear
  • Race Livery BMW 3 Series - ARC-8RT in Anthracite
  • Black BMW M3 - ARC-8RT in Race Silver
  • White BMW 3 Series - ARC-8RT in Satin Black
  • White BMW 3 Series - ARC-8RT in Anthracite
  • Red BMW M3 - ARC-8RT in Race Silver
  • Green BMW M3 - ARC-8RT in Anthracite

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 ProfileWaeight (lbs)Load Rating (lbs)MSRPAvailability
5x120 / 72.56 17x8.5" ET40 2 17.7 1500 $519 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 17x9" ET42 2 18.1 1500 $529 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 17x9" ET30 3 18 1500 $529 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 17x9.5" ET35 3 18.4 1500 $539 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 18x8.5" ET40 1 19 1600 $589 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 18x9" ET30 3 19 1600 $599 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 18x9.5" ET35 3 19.4 1600 $609 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 18x9.5" ET22 3 19.7 1600 $609 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 18x10" ET25 3 20.1 1600 $619 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 18x10.5" ET22 4 20.6 1600 $629 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 18x11" ET44 3 20.6 1600 $639 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 19x9" ET30 3 20 1600 $729 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 19x9.5" ET28 3 20.5 1600 $739 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 19x9.5" ET22 3 20.8 1600 $739 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 19x10" ET25 4 21 1600 $749 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 19x10.5" ET45 3 21.2 1600 $759 Pre-Order
5x120 / 72.56 19x11" ET44 4 21.6 1600 $769 Pre-Order

ARC-8RT Features

Modern Performance, Classic Design

Based on Apex’s first ever design that captivated the hearts of BMW drivers across the globe. As the second forged iteration, the ARC-8RT features improved strength, stiffness and weights compared to its flow formed counterpart, while still staying true to the original wheel’s timeless design.

Stiffer Spokes

Wheel stiffness matters but it gets overlooked and undiscussed. Our engineers were able to redesign the ARC-8RT with thinner, yet deeper spokes than their flow formed counterparts while still retaining the brake clearance Apex customers expect. The result is a lighter, yet stiffer spoke design.

Sprint Inner Lip

The ARC-8RT borrows the race-proven Sprint Spec inner lip from our Sprint Line wheels, providing critical strength to the unsupported inner lip of the wheel. Adding 32% more material where it matters most. Don’t settle for under-engineered wheels, attack both the track and your cities potholes with confidence.


more reinforcement

than a standard inner lip

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10K Tons of Pressure

To make our forged wheels the strongest we can, we applied as much pressure as possible using a 10,000 ton forge. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.

True Motorsport Blanks

Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. We designed our very own blank profiles from scratch to give us total control over the final product.

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Independently Tested

We don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. We believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. Our Touring Line wheels are independently tested by ITS at their Michigan facility following JWL standards but pushed to much higher loads and much longer durations.

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Big Brake Clearance

From day one, Apex has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. We utilize 3D scans to produce vehicle-specific spoke profiles, and our wheels feature an innovative high-clearance barrel design.

Deeper Concavity

Our new forgings enable us to use an extra deep profile 4 face when possible. Our forging blanks allow us to make any profile, from flat to deep and everything in between, each optimized for a specific application using 3D laser scans of factory and aftermarket brake kits.

Built for Impact Sockets

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.


Socket Diameter Clearance

OEM Center Cap Compatibility

Love that OEM+ look? Us too. Our engineers went the extra mile and incorporated OEM center cap support into the ARC-8RT. Whether you want to show off your included Apex center caps or stick with the infamous roundel, the ARC-8RT will seamlessly accept both.

Laser-Engraved Specs

As car enthusiasts ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to locate and decipher wheel specs that have been hastily marked on a wheel or become unreadable over time. Our Touring Line wheels have laser-engraved specs on the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read.

Additional Features

Hub Centric

All Forged Touring Line wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications. Very few applications require centering rings.

Center Caps

All Apex Forged Touring Line 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

Wherever possible, Apex wheels are designed to be used with OEM mounting hardware as well as high-quality wheel spacers, stud conversion kits, wheel locks, and more. See our Accessories pages.


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 Enduro Line Forged Sprint Line Forged Touring Line Flow Formed Evolution Line Flow Formed Classic Line
Manufacturing Forged Forged Forged Flow Formed Flow Formed
Price⁴ $659 - $679 $659 - $679 $619 $454 $379 - $389
Weight (lbs)⁴ 21.1 - 21.7 18.5 - 19.4 20.1 21.0 19.9 - 22.4
Load Rating (lbs)⁴ 2100 1600 1600 1550 1550
Side-milled Spokes
Inner Lip Enduro Spec Sprint Spec Sprint Spec Reinforced Standard
Independently Tested
Brake Clearance Maximum Maximum High Maximum High
Unpainted Knurled Bead
Premium Finishes

ARC-8RT 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

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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⁴ All wheels compared with equivalent 18x10” ET25 5x120mm / 72.56mm fitment