E9x M3 Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Bolt Pattern

5x120

Thread Pitch

M12 x 1,5

Center Bore

72.56

Available Models

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APEX EC-7

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APEX SM-10

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Konig Hypergram

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Konig Ampliform

Vehicle Covered in this Guide


2008-2013 M3 sedan (E90), coupe (E92), and convertible (E93). Fitment is identical across all models.

 

OEM+ Fitments

Ideal for the driver who wants a no-nonsense direct bolt-on fitment. These fitments are a small step up from stock wheels and tires, and offer a small but noticeable performance improvement.

Square Setups
Recommended for most types of street and performance driving. Allows proper front-to-rear tire rotation to extend tire life & improve handling balance.

  • Front & Rear: 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 tires

    • Direct fit.

    • 275/35-18 tires may also be used as a direct fit.

  • Front & Rear: 19x9.5" ET22 with 265/30-19 tires

    • Direct fit.

    • 275/30-19 tires may also be used as a direct fit.

Staggered Setups


Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 with 255/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires

    • Direct fit.

    • Popular fitment.

    • OEM 245/40-18 front and 265/40-18 rear tires can also be used as a direct fit.

    • This fitment is 1/2" wider all around than the OEM 18" Style 219 wheels, meaning you can either reuse the stock tires or go wider. The widths and offsets mirror those of the OEM Competition Package/GTS wheels.
       

  • Front: 19x9" ET28 or ET30 with 255/35-19 tires
    Rear: 19x10" ET25 with 275/35-19 tires

    • Direct fit.

    • Available in our ARC-8, EC-7 and SM-10 designs.

    • 285/30-19 rear tires can also be used to mirror M3 GTS fitment.

    • OEM 245/35-19 front and 265/35-19 rear tires can also be used as a direct fit.

    • This fitment is 1/2" wider all around than the OEM 19" Style 220 wheels, meaning you can either reuse the stock tires or go wider. The widths and offsets mirror those of the OEM Competition Package/GTS wheels.

 

Aggressive Street Fitments

Ideal for the driver who wants to fill out the wheel wells with the widest possible rubber and perfectly flush offsets. Sometimes these fitments are a direct bolt-on, but often times require small spacers, negative camber, or rolled fenders for the sake of dialing in the perfect blend of function and form.

Staggered Setups
Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x10.5" ET22 or ET27 (ARC-8 and EC-7 only) with 285/35-18 tires

    • Available in all APEX designs 

    • Direct fit.

    • Popular fitment.

    • Front 275/35-18 tires can also be used.

    • Rear 295/35-18 tires can be used but may require rolled fenders to prevent rubbing.
       

  • Front: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x11" ET25 with 295/35-18 tires

    • Available in EC-7 design only.

    • 5mm front spacers may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions, see below.

    • May require rolled rear fenders to prevent rubbing.

    • This is another popular staggered fitment that is just a touch more aggressive than the 9.5/10.5" fitment above. These wheel widths are about as wide as the front and rear fenders will take without extensive modifications. For enthusiasts looking for a little more tire, this is typically a bolt on fitment with no modifications required. For staggered fitments, we typically do not recommend exceeding a 295 tire in the rear unless the car has a substantial bump in power (supercharged / stroker) as anything wider will likely be counter productive.

    • The front tires may lightly scrub the inner fender liners at full lock or at particular steering angles, and most of the time things will "self clear" over time (a little divot will form in the plastic liner). This is considered par for the course with wider wheels and tires, and enthusiasts shouldn't worry as no major damage will come from this.
       

  • Front: 19x9.5" ET22 with 265/30-19 tires
    Rear: 19x10.5" ET22 with 285/30-19 tires

    • Direct fit.

    • Available in ARC-8, EC-7, and SM-10 designs only.

    • Rear 295/30-19 tires can be used but may require rolled fenders to prevent rubbing.

  • Front: 19x10" ET25 with 275/30-19 tires
    Rear: 19x10.5" ET22 with 295/30-19 tires

    • Front 5mm or larger spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions, see below. The 19x9.5" ET22 front wheel can be used to avoid spacers, see previous fitment.

    • Available in ARC-8, EC-7, and SM-10 designs only.

    • Rear rolled fenders may be required to prevent rubbing.

 

Performance Street/Track Fitments

These fitments are effective for both performance oriented street cars, weekend track warriors, or even a dedicated race car. The suspension type, alignment settings, and tire brand/size can be changed accordingly to work for nearly any scenario.

Square Setups
Recommended for most types of street and performance driving. Allows proper front-to-rear tire rotation to extend tire life & improve handling balance.

  • Front & Rear: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires

    • Direct fit, but a 5mm front spacer may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions, see below.

    • Popular fitment.

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5" ET22 or ET27(ARC-8 or EC-7 only)  with 295/30-18 tires

    • Available in all APEX designs 

    • ET27 offset will require a 5mm front spacer for suspension clearance

    • Requires -3º or more of front camber

    • This aggressive square fitment is also popular amongst track enthusiasts looking to maximize sidewall support with 275/35-18 R-compounds or slicks.

    • Since you'll be using all available real estate under the fender arches to accommodate these wide wheels, coilovers with linear race springs are a must for inner clearance (JRZ, MCS, Ground Control, AST, Moton, etc.)

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5" ET25 (Konig Hypergram only)  with 295/30-18 tires

    • Konig Hypergram model.

    • Lightest option!

    • This aggressive square fitment is also popular amongst track enthusiasts looking to maximize sidewall support with 275/35-18 R-compounds or slicks.

    • Since you'll be using all available real estate under the fender arches to accommodate these wide wheels, coilovers with linear race springs are a must for inner clearance (JRZ, MCS, Ground Control, AST, Moton, etc.).

  • Front & Rear: 19x10" ET25 with 275/30-19 tires

    • Available in ARC-8, EC-7, and SM-10 designs only. 

    • Direct fit, but a 5mm front spacer may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions.

  • Front & Rear: 19x10" ET28 with 275/30-19 tires

    • Available in Konig Ampliform. 

    • Direct fit, but a 5-8 mm front spacer may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions


Staggered Setups
Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x10.5" ET22 or ET27(ARC-8 or EC-7 designs) with 285/35-18 tires

    • Available in all APEX designs  

    • Direct fit.

    • Popular fitment.

    • Front 275/35-18 tires can also be used.

    • Rear 295/35-18 tires can be used but may require rolled fenders to prevent rubbing.

  • Front: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x11" ET25 with 295/35-18 tires

    • Available in EC-7 design only.

    • 5mm front spacers may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions, see below.

    • May require rolled rear fenders to prevent rubbing.

    • This is another popular staggered fitment that is just a touch more aggressive than the 9.5/10.5" fitment above. These wheel widths are about as wide as the front and rear fenders will take without extensive modifications. For enthusiasts looking for a little more tire, this is typically a bolt on fitment with no modifications required. For staggered fitments, we typically do not recommend exceeding a 295 tire in the rear unless the car has a substantial bump in power (supercharged / stroker) as anything wider will likely be counter productive.

    • The front tires may lightly scrub the inner fender liners at full lock or at particular steering angles, and most of the time things will "self clear" over time (a little divot will form in the plastic liner). This is considered par for the course with wider wheels and tires, and enthusiasts shouldn't worry as no major damage will come from this.
       

  • Front: 18x10" ET25 - 275/35-18
    Rear 18x11" ET44 - 305/35-18
     

    • Available in EC-7, FL-5, and SM-10 designs only.

    • 5mm front spacers may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions, see below.

    • May require rolled rear fenders to prevent rubbing.

    • Many drivers remove the rear fender liners to avoid contact.

    • 295/35-18 rear tires may also be used.

    • This is the most aggressive staggered fitment out of the lineup, and would typically be reserved for either a serious track/race car or a car with a substantial bump in power (supercharged / stroker). The drivers goal is to maximize wheel and tire width under the front and rear fenders, and enthusiasts running slicks may even opt for a 10.5" front wheel for superior sidewall support. We recommend 12mm or 15mm spacers to clear the subframe, however the spacer requirement varies due to differences in tire brand and alignment settings from car to car. Using these spacers results in an effective offset of ET32 (with 12mm spacers) or ET29 (with 15mm spacers). These higher offsets provide greater fender clearance compared to our 18x11" ET25.

    • Even with spacers, the rear tires may still make contact with the subframe under full droop, such as on a lift.

    • The front tires may lightly scrub the inner fender liners at full lock or at particular steering angles, and most of the time things will "self clear" over time (a little divot will form in the plastic liner). This is considered par for the course with wider wheels and tires, and enthusiasts shouldn't worry as no major damage will come from this.
       

  • Front: 19x9.5" ET22 with 265/30-19 tires
    Rear: 19x10.5" ET22 with 285/30-19 tires

    • Direct fit.

    • Available in ARC-8, EC-7, and SM-10 designs only.

    • Front 275/30-19 tires can also be used a direct fit.

    • Rear 295/30-19 tires can be used but may require a touch of negative camber or rolled fenders to prevent rubbing.

 

Race Fitments

These no-compromise fitments are ideal for dedicated track / race cars.

Square Setups


Recommended for most types of street and performance driving. Allows proper front-to-rear tire rotation to extend tire life & improve handling balance.

  • Front & Rear: 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires

    • Direct fit, but a 5mm front spacer may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions, see below.

    • Popular fitment.
       

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5" ET22 or ET27(ARC-8 and EC-7 designs only) with 295/30-18 tires

    • Available in all APEX designs. 

    • ET27 offset will require a 5mm front spacer for suspension clearance

    • Requires -3º or more of front camber

    • This aggressive square fitment is also popular amongst track enthusiasts looking to maximize sidewall support with 275/35-18 R-compounds or slicks.

    • Since you'll be using all available real estate under the fender arches to accommodate these wide wheels, coilovers with linear race springs are a must for inner clearance (JRZ, MCS, Ground Control, AST, Moton, etc.).

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5" ET25 (Konig Hypergram only)  with 295/30-18 tires

    • Konig Hypergram model.

    • Lightest option!

    • This aggressive square fitment is also popular amongst track enthusiasts looking to maximize sidewall support with 275/35-18 R-compounds or slicks.

    • Since you'll be using all available real estate under the fender arches to accommodate these wide wheels, coilovers with linear race springs are a must for inner clearance (JRZ, MCS, Ground Control, AST, Moton, etc.).

Staggered Setups
Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9.5" ET35 with 265/35-18 tires
    Rear: 18x10.5" ET25 with 295/35-18 tires

    • Available in Konig Hypergram model 

    • Lightest option!

    • 10mm front spacer needed

    • Front 275/35-18 tires can also be used.

    • Rear 295/35-18 tires can be used but may require rolled fenders to prevent rubbing.

  • Front: 18x10" ET25 - 275/35-18
    Rear 18x11" ET44 - 305/35-18
     

    • Available in EC-7, FL-5, and SM-10 designs only.

    • 5mm front spacers may be required for certain aftermarket suspensions, see below.

    • May require rolled rear fenders to prevent rubbing.

    • Many drivers remove the rear fender liners to avoid contact.

    • 295/35-18 rear tires may also be used.

    • This is the most aggressive staggered fitment out of the lineup, and would typically be reserved for either a serious track/race car or a car with a substantial bump in power (supercharged / stroker). The drivers goal is to maximize wheel and tire width under the front and rear fenders, and enthusiasts running slicks may even opt for a 10.5" front wheel for superior sidewall support. We recommend 12mm or 15mm spacers to clear the subframe, however the spacer requirement varies due to differences in tire brand and alignment settings from car to car. Using these spacers results in an effective offset of ET32 (with 12mm spacers) or ET29 (with 15mm spacers). These higher offsets provide greater fender clearance compared to our 18x11" ET25.

    • Even with spacers, the rear tires may still make contact with the subframe under full droop, such as on a lift.

    • The front tires may lightly scrub the inner fender liners at full lock or at particular steering angles, and most of the time things will "self clear" over time (a little divot will form in the plastic liner). This is considered par for the course with wider wheels and tires, and enthusiasts shouldn't worry as no major damage will come from this.