Fitment guide

BMW F82 F83 M4 Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 03/22/2018
Updated | 06/15/2024

Do you need the perfect wheel fitment for your 2015-2020 BMW F82, F83 M4? Our M4 fitment guide outlines the ideal chassis-specific fitments for your application that allow you to run the widest wheels and tires possible. Whether you’re looking for OEM replacements for your 437M or 763M wheels or track-oriented wheels with meaty tires that require modifications, our guide has you covered. This guide applies to all models of the F8X M4 including Base, Competition Packagage, M4 GTS, and M4 CS. Our wheels offer the option of the perfect aggressive stance or performance-oriented fitments in both Forged and Flow Formed construction. These designs include our ARC-8, EC-7, and SM-10 on the Flow Formed side and VS-5RS, EC-7RS, and SM-10RS on the forged side. If you’re interested in wheel fitments for the Non-M4 BMW 4 series, Head over to our BMW F32 F33 F36 4 Series Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide.

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter.

Click Here to view our F8X M3/4 master brake clearance guide

* The factory Carbon Ceramic 6 piston 400x38mm front brakes require 19" wheels or larger. Fitments that have been confirmed to clear will have the following brake clearance indicator: Clears CCB

* We have recently optimized our 18" ARC-8 barrel to accommodate the factory steel brakes. Older ARC-8s made before 2021 will not clear the 380mm 4 piston base blue steel brakes

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x120mm

Centerbore

72.56mm

Lug Seat

60° Conical

Lug Thread Pitch

M14x1.25mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

  • Red BMW M4 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • White BMW M4 - ARC-8 in Satin Black
  • White BMW M4 - ARC-8 in Hyper Silver
  • White BMW M4 - EC-7 in Satin Bronze
  • Grey BMW M4 - EC-7 in Race Silver

These bolt-on wheel fitments are ideal for enthusiasts enjoying their car day-to-day on the street, and they are typically paired with all-season or performance-oriented summer tires. These wheel and tire configurations will improve the appearance and performance of the car without requiring modifications or adjustments to the factory alignment. Just bolt-on and enjoy! 

While these wheel fitments can be used for track days and AutoX, performance will be left on the table. Drivers that prioritize performance should review our Performance Street & Track and/or Hardcore Track & Race sections below.

Wheels

  • Front: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 (EC-7) // Rear: 18x10” ET25
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • 18x10 ET40 VS-5RS wheels can be used in the rear for an exact match of the factory offset.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front: 255/40-18 // Rear: 275/40-18
    • Factory tire sizes
    • Direct Fit
    • 3mm front spacers required with Flow Formed ARC-8s
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 (340TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Super Sport (300 TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW)

Wheels

  • Front: 19x9" ET28 (ARC-8) or ET30 // Rear: 19x10" ET25
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, SM-10, VS-5RS
    • Clears CCB
    • ARC-8 & ARC-8RT designs requires 3mm front spacers for steel brakes, and 5mm front spacers for CCBs.
    • 19x10 ET40 VS-5RS can also be used in the rear for an exact match to the factory rear wheel width and offset.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front 255/35-19 // Rear 275/35-19
    • Factory tire sizes
    • Direct Fit
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW)

Aggressive Street Wheel Fitment

Aggressive fitments focused on appearance

  • Red BMW M4 - ARC-8 in Anthracite
  • Red BMW M4 - ARC-8 in Hyper Silver
  • Red BMW M4 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • Black BMW M4 - ARC-8 in Satin Bronze

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

Narrower tire sizes relative to wheel width are more common here to help move the tire sidewall away from the fenders with more aggressive offsets. Street-oriented all-season and summer tires are popular options.

Wheels

  • Front: 20x9.5" ET22 // Rear: 20x11" ET44
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • Clears CCB

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front: 265/30-20 // Rear: 295/30-20
    • Direct fit
    • All Season: Michelin AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 connect (240TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)

  • Alternative: Front: 255/30-20 // Rear: 295/30-20
    • Tires will be slightly stretched
    • All Season: No options currently available. 
    • Max Performance Summer:Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW),Falken Azenis FK510 (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer:Pirelli P Zero (220TW)

Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

  • White BMW M4 - VS-5RS in Satin Black
  • Blue BMW M4 - SM-10RS in Satin Black
  • Black BMW M4 - SM-10 in Satin Black
  • Blue BMW M4 - SM-10 in Anthracite
  • Blue BMW M4 - FL-5 in Satin Black
  • Yellow BMW M4 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
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Whether you enjoy spirited street driving or you are a weekend track warrior chasing lap times, these wheel & tire configurations are ideal for enthusiasts looking for a more dramatic improvement in performance and they are typically paired with performance oriented summer tires or track oriented R-compounds.

The suspension type, alignment settings, and tire brand/size can be changed accordingly to set the car up for either environment. While many of these wheel fitments can be ran with the factory alignment, if you plan to track the car we highly recommended dialing in negative camber to improve handling and to extract the most performance and longevity out of your tires. See fitment notes under each tire configuration below to see if modifications are required.

Square Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that want to mitigate understeer and rotate tires front & rear for extended life. Square configurations may compromise rear-end grip when compared to staggered configurations.

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x10" ET25
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 18x9.5" ET22 front wheel can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear 275/35-18 
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)

  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear 285/35-18 
    • Typically a direct fit. A small increase in negative camber may be required if the car is lowered and/or the tire model used runs wide.
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook Ventus RS-4 (200TW), Maxxis VR-1 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 19x10" ET25
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Clears CCB
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 19x9.5" ET22 front wheel can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear 275/30-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

Staggered Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that prioritize rear-end grip/traction. Wheels and tires cannot be rotated front to rear and large staggers may induce understeer.

Wheels

  • Front: 18x10" ET25 // Rear: 18x11" ET44
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 18x9.5" ET22 front wheel can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front 275/35-18 // Rear 305/35-18
    • Direct fit
    • Max Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available 
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW)

  • Wider Alternative: Front 275/35-18 tires // Rear 315/30-18 tires
    • May require rolled rear fenders and/or additional negative camber in the rear
    • Max Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)

  • Narrower Alternative: Front 265/35-18 tires // Rear 295/35-18 tires
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW) 
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

Wheels

  • Front: 19x10" ET25 // Rear: 19x11" ET43 (ARC-8) or ET44 
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Popular fitment
    • Clears CCB
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 19x9.5" ET22 front wheel can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front 275/30-19 // Rear 305/30-19
    • Direct fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

  • Narrower alternative: Front 265/35-19 tires // Rear 305/30-19 tires 
    • Taller front tires
    • Rubbing may occur with tire compounds that run wide at full steering lock.
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW), Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)

Hardcore Track Wheel Fitment

Track focused fitments that require significant modifications

  • White BMW M4 - VS-5RS in Satin Black
  • White BMW M4 - SM-10RS in Satin Black
  • Blue BMW M4 - SM-10 in Anthracite
  • Race Livery BMW M4 - EC-7 in Race Silver
  • Black BMW M4 - VS-5RS in Satin Black
  • Silver BMW M4 - SM-10 in Satin Black
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These wheel and tire configurations are best suited for hardcore track junkies and club racers competing for a spot on the podium. Everything from Extreme Summer tires to full Racing Slicks are commonly used depending on your experience behind the wheel, class rules, etc. While some of these wheel fitments can be ran with the factory alignment, additional negative camber is strongly encouraged to maximize performance and tire longevity. See fitment notes under each tire configuration below to see if modifications are required.

Even with the appropriate amount of negative camber dialed in, some of the more extreme fitments can scrub the inner plastic fender liners under suspension compression and/or when turning the steering wheel to full lock. This is par for the course when pushing the limits of wheel and tire fitment.

Square Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that want to mitigate understeer and rotate tires front & rear for extended life. Square configurations may compromise rear-end grip when compared to staggered configurations.

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x10" ET25
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear 275/35-18 tires
    • Direct Fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5" ET40
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • Adjustable camber plates required
    • 18-25mm front spacers required depending on tire size/model & suspension configuration
    • Motorsport-oriented coilovers with a slim spring silhouette and favorable lower spring perch location required

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear 295/30-18 tires
    • A minimum of -3º of camber is required up front, rear is direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW) 

  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear 305-645-18 tires
    • A minimum of -3º of camber is required up front, rear is direct fit
    • Racing Slick: Pirelli DH

  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear 275/35-18 tires
    • A minimum of -2.5º of camber up front is required, rear is a direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5" ET22
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Adjustable camber plates required
    • Rear will require fender rolling/pulling
    • 3mm or 5mm front spacers may be required depending on tire size/model and suspension type.
    • Motorsport-oriented coilovers with a slim spring silhouette and favorable lower spring perch location required

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear 295/30-18 tires
    • A minimum of -3º front, and -2.5º rear camber is required
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW) 

  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear 305-645-18 tires
    • A minimum of -3º front, and -2.5º rear camber is required
    • Racing Slick: Pirelli DH

  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear 275/35-18 tires
    • A minimum of -3º front, and -2.5º rear camber is required
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front: 18x11" ET25 // Rear: 18x11" ET44
    • Available in: EC-7, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Adjustable camber plates required
    • 12mm front spacers are typically required, but it will depend on tire size/model and suspension configuration
    • Motorsport-oriented coilovers with a slim spring silhouette and favorable lower spring perch location required

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear 305-645-18
    • A minimum of -3.6º of camber is required up front, and -2º in the rear
    • Slicks: Pirelli DH

  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear 315/30-18 
    • A minimum of -3.6º of camber is required up front, and -2º in the rear
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200 TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo RR (40 TW)

  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear 295/30-18 
    • A minimum of -3.6º of camber is required up front, and -2º in the rear
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Staggered Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that prioritize rear end grip/traction. Wheels and tires cannot be rotated front to rear and large staggers may induce understeer.

Wheels

  • Front: 18x10" ET25 // Rear: 18x11" ET44
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions. See suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 18x9.5" ET22 front wheel can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front 275/35-18 // Rear 305/35-18
    • Direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available 
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

  • Wider Alternative: Front 275/35-18 tires // Rear 315/30-18 tires
    • May require rolled rear fenders and/or rear additional negative camber in the rear depending on ride height and tire model
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW)

  • Narrower Alternative: Front 265/35-18 // Rear 295/35-18
    • Direct Fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

Wheels

  • Front: 18x10.5" ET22 // Rear: 18x11" ET44
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • Adjustable camber plates required
    • 3mm or 5mm front spacers are often required, but it will depend on tire size/model & suspension configuration
    • Motorsport-oriented coilovers with a slim spring silhouette and favorable lower spring perch location required

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front 295/30-18 // Rear 315/30-18 
    • A minimum of -3º of camber is required up front, and -2º in the rear
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW). Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7/A7 (40TW), Toyo RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front: 19x10" ET25 // Rear: 19x11" ET43 (ARC-8) or ET44 
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Popular fitment
    • Clears CCB
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions. See suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 19x9.5" ET22 front wheel can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front 275/30-19 // Rear 305/30-19
    • Direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Wider Alternative: Front 295/30-19 // Rear 315/30-19
    • A minimum of -3º front, and -2.5º rear camber is required
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Continental Extremecontact Force (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 (40TW), Hoosier A7 (40TW)

  • Narrower Alternative: Front 265/35-19 // Rear 305/30-19 
    • Direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW), Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available 

Winter Wheel Fitment

Our wheels are popular for winter use because of their unmatched brake clearance. We recommend a square fitment to keep things simple and rotatable, although staggered fitments can also be used.

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x9 ET30 or ET31 (EC-7)
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 245/40-18 tires 
    • Direct Fit
    • Studless Ice & Snow: Bridgestone Blizzak WS90, Michelin X-Ice Snow, Yokohama Iceguard IG53
    • Performance Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, Vredestein Wintrac Pro

  • Wider alternative: Front & Rear 255/40-18 tires
    • Direct Fit
    • Studless Ice & Snow: No options currently available
    • Performance Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

  • Taller Alternative: Front & Rear 245/45-18 tires
    • Direct Fit
    • Studless Ice & Snow: Bridgestone Blizzak WS90, Michelin X-Ice Snow, Yokohama Iceguard IG53
    • Performance Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Wheels

  • Front: 19x9" ET28 (ARC-8) or ET30 
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Clears CCB
    • Minimum of 5mm front spacers required for ARC-8

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 255/35-19 tires 
    • Direct Fit
    • Studless Ice & Snow: Yokohama Iceguard IG53
    • Performance Winter: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Additional Resources

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter.

Click Here to view our F8X M3/4 master brake clearance guide

* The factory Carbon Ceramic 6 piston 400x38mm front brakes require 19" wheels or larger. Fitments that have been confirmed to clear will have the following brake clearance indicator: Clears CCB

* We have recently optimized our 18" ARC-8 barrel to accommodate the factory steel brakes. Older ARC-8s made before 2021 will not clear the 380mm 4 piston base blue steel brakes

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.

Aftermarket F8X M3/M4 suspensions known to reduce inner clearance (includes but not limited to):

  • Bilstein PSS9 & PSS10
  • KW Height-Adjustable Spring (HAS) kit
  • KW Variants
  • KW Clubsports
  • Öhlins Road & Track

Should I Dial in Negative Camber, and How Much is Right for me?

Whether you are a casual weekend track warrior that still enjoys your car on the street, or a hard core racer competing for a spot on the podium, negative camber is a vital part of chassis setup that has many benefits. Not only will adding negative camber create more room for wider wheel and tire configurations, it more importantly improves handling, turn-in and tire longevity. Learn more in our blog article, The Positives of Negative Camber.

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