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BMW E30 M3 Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 01/23/2020
Updated | 09/21/2023

Vehicles Covered in this Guide

All years of E30 M3.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern


Center Bore


Lug Seat

60° Conical

Lug Thread Pitch


Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

  • Black BMW M3 - ARC-8 in Hyper Silver

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: 17x8" ET20 with 215/40-17 tires
    • Direct fit.
    • Available in Profile 1 (non-concave) ARC-8 design only.
    • Clears most big brake kits up to with rotors up to 355mm. Some kits may still require spacers. Contact us to confirm.
    • 235/40-17 tires can also be used, but will require front negative camber and may require rolled rear fenders depending on tire brand and compound.

  • Front & Rear: 17x8.5" ET20 with 215/40-17 tires
    • Available in Profile 3 (deep concave) ARC-8 design only.
    • 235/40-17 tires can also be used, but this will require quite a bit of negative camber up front and potential fender roll/negative camber in the rear. This tire size is very aggressive and not recommended for customers wanting a direct fit.
    • Will not clear big brake kits.
    • May require front spacers to clear certain aftermarket coilovers.
  • Front & Rear: 18x8.5" ET35 with 215/35-18 tires
    • Front and rear 15mm spacers required.
    • May require larger front spacers to clear certain aftermarket coilovers.

Staggered Setups Recommended for highly tuned or swapped cars that need additional rear traction to put down the power.

  • Front: 17x8" ET20 with 215/40-17 tires Rear: 17x8.5" ET20 with 235/40-17 tires
    • Rolled rear fenders may be required depending on tire brand and compound.

Additional Resources

Concavity & Face Profiles

Each of our wheel designs is available in two or three different levels of concavity, which we call Profiles. The Profile is dictated by the width and offset, meaning wide lower-offset wheels will have more concavity, while narrow higher-offset wheels will have less concavity.

Identifying Suspension Types

If you’re using coilovers, see the image below to identify which type of coilover spring you have, as it may effect your wheel fitment.

Identifying Suspension Types

About Camber Plates

Adjustable camber plates do more than just aid in wide wheel and tire fitment. They provide increased grip and reduced tire wear by spreading the load evenly during cornering. Learn more in our blog article, The Positives of Negative Camber.

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