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F22 2-Series Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

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Vehicles Covered in this Guide
All years and models of 2-Series coupes (F22) and convertibles (F23). Fitment between all F22 and F23 models is identical. This guide excludes the F87 M2.

Chassis Introduction
The F22's perfect size and weight distribution make it one of the most desirable models in BMW's modern lineup. Although the platform has somewhat specific width and offset requirements, they nearly mirror those of the previous 1-Series, meaning we already have many different fitment options available.

Bolt Pattern: 5x120 Thread Pitch: M14x1.25mm Center Bore: 72.56mm

 

Performance Street, Track, or Race Fitments

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Because the 2-Series fitment requirements are so specific, we have listed only four different wheel sizes which can be used for nearly all types of street, track or race driving. They work well with anything from all-season tires to all-out racing slicks.

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: 17x9" ET42 with 255/40-17 tires
    • Available in ARC-8 design only. 
    • At least 8mm or 10mm front spacers required (hub extender required). 12mm can also work with negative camber dialed in.
  • Front & Rear: 18x8.5" ET35 or ET38 with 225/40-18 tires
    • Popular fitment.
    • Typically a direct fit. Certain compounds that run wider-than-average may require front negative camber.
    • 235/40-18 tires can be a direct fit, but we strongly suggest dialing in front and rear negative camber to prevent rubbing. Amount of camber varies depending on tire brand and ride height.
    • 245/35-18 tires require at least 1.5 degrees of front negative camber, and 1.8 degrees of rear negative camber depending on tire brand and suspension setup.
    • 255/35-18 tires require at least 2.2 degrees of front negative camber and 1.8 degrees of rear negative camber depending on tire brand and suspension setup.

  • Front & Rear: 18x8.5" ET45 with 225/40-18 tires
    • Available in ARC-8 or EC-7 design only.
    • Front 3mm or 5mm spacers required for suspension clearance. Certain aftermarket suspensions may require larger front spacers. See below.
    • 235/40-18 tires require 5mm front spacers.
    • 245/35-18 tires require 5mm front spacers and at least 1.5 degrees of negative camber.
    • 255/35-18 tires require at least 10mm front spacers and at least 2 degrees of negative camber.
  • Front & Rear: 18x9" ET42 with 255/35-17 tires
    • Available in ARC-8 or EC-7 design only. 
    • At least 8mm or 10mm front spacers required (hub extender required). 12mm can also work with negative camber dialed in.

Staggered Setups
Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width. Staggered setups are recommended for highly tuned cars that need extra rear tire width in order to control their increased power output.

  • Front: 18x8.5" ET35 or ET38 with 225/40-18 tires
    Rear: 18x9.5" ET58 with 255/35-18 tires
    • Direct fit.
    • Available in ARC-8 or EC-7 design only. 
    • Popular fitment.
    • 235/40-18 front tires can also be used, but we strongly suggest dialing in front negative camber to prevent rubbing. Amount of camber varies depending on tire brand and ride height.
    • 265/35-18 rear tires may also be used, but may require 3mm or larger spacers, or trimming fender liner and shock dust boot.
    • xDrive requires 225/40-18 front and 255/35-18 rear tires.

 

Additional Fitment Information

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.

Available Face Profiles

ARC-8 EC-7 FL-5 SM-10
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To determine the face profile of a specific wheel visit the "Specifications" tab on the product page for that wheel. For example:

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Identifying Aftermarket 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. Lowering springs (Eibach, H&R, Dinan, etc) and shocks (Bilstein, Koni, etc) do not effect inner clearance.coiloverclearance.jpg

Aftermarket 2-Series 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

About Camber Plates 

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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, then see our F22 camber plate page here.

Big Brake Kit Clearances
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We have tested many big brake kits with the wheels listed in this guide. Please email us with any questions related to brake clearance, we’ll be happy to help.

Still have questions?
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Email us: support@apexraceparts.com

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