Our popular VW/Audi SM-10 Group Buy is officially back! This time, with a focus on Winter and off-season fitments. For those of you searching for the perfect inclement weather setup for your MQB VW or Audi, this Group Buy is for you! With a maximum discount of $300 off plus free shipping*, you won’t find a better deal on 17” Winter wheels anywhere else.
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This deal is now live and locks on 10/18/2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. The wheels are currently in stock and scheduled to ship immediately once the deal closes. Visit GangUp.com for more information.
To streamline pledging and fitment selection, we use GangUp to track interest and pledges. This system lets you commit at your preferred discount level and removes the old school headache of forum threads and email chains as a Group Buy heats up. Watch the video below to learn how GangUp works and how to pledge. These Group Buys depend on the VW/Audi enthusiast community to succeed. More pledges mean deeper discounts and more competition for popular fitments and finishes. Make sure you pledge early to get the best possible allocation for your preferred set of SM-10s.
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Specifically, there was a demand for an aggressive, strong, and lightweight 17” performance-focused wheel line with the ability to clear many of the popular big brake kits that typically forced enthusiasts to use 18″ wheels. For weekend track warriors and daily-driven street cars alike, running unnecessarily large 18” wheels meant more weight, less tire sidewall, and higher tire running costs. Leveraging laser scanning and exhaustive on-car fitment testing sessions, our engineers optimized the barrel shape and spoke curvatures of the SM-10 design which allowed our 17x8.5” ET43 SM-10 wheel to clear large factory brakes, along with many other popular aftermarket BBKs, such as the Macan/Q5 340mm brake upgrade.
Specifically in the VW/Audi community, we have noticed that many enthusiasts tend to use their cars for a dual-duty purpose, as 4-Motion and Quattro AWD systems perform brilliantly both on the track and through inclement conditions during the off-season. However, to get the most performance from your car year-round, a dedicated set of wheels and tires for both Summer and Winter are required. While some folks will opt for a cheaper “steelie” or OEM wheels to wrap in Winter tires for the colder months, those with larger brakes or modified suspension may struggle to find off-season wheels that properly fit their cars without clearance concerns.
This is where our VW/Audi Winter-specific SM-10 Group Buy comes in. The 17x8.5” ET43 SM-10 not only provides the perfect fitment for use with Winter tires, but it also has plenty of inner barrel and spoke clearance, allowing it to fit over larger factory and aftermarket brakes with ease. On top of that, the SM-10 provides plenty of strength to handle the abuse of Winter driving with its reinforced inner lip and I-beam spokes. The smaller 17” diameter also allows for improved performance while driving through heavy snow conditions, with plenty of options and good availability for various Winter tires in our recommended sizes for this wheel. With a max Group Buy discount of $300 off plus free shipping on a set, this deal offers all of the off-season functionality you could want without breaking the bank.
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17x8.5” ET43 - 19.6lbs
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About the Design
The SM-10 is part of our Evolution line, with features typically only found on higher-end forged wheels. For those who need a superior wheel, but don’t have the budget for forged.
- I-beam spokes for reduced weight
- Reinforced inner lip for strength
- Massive brake clearance
- Unmatched replacement program
- Lifetime structural warranty
- Independently tested and certified
Since 2007, APEX has produced lightweight wheels with extreme durability and unprecedented value for the performance driving community. Combining proven Motorsport design features, vehicle specific optimizations, and advanced flow-forming and forging technology, APEX engineers wheels that meet and exceed the diverse needs of weekend track warriors and competitive club racers.