For those of you that are researching wheels, spacers, bolts and stud kits you want to take a look at our BMW Wheel Thread and Bolt Pattern Guide. Getting the right hardware is critical as there is a minimum engagement length and number of turns required for each car. For 12×1.50mm bolts you need approximately 10mm of length or 6.5 turns. With 14×1.25 you need 12mm in length or 9.0 turns. 14×1.50 will require 12mm in length or 7.5 turns. If you don’t meed the minimum engagement, your studs or bolts will most likely fail prematurely.

Spacer requirements vary by car. Outside factors such as coilover perch clearance, brake caliper clearance, fender clearance and other factors may limit your hardware selection. We always recommend to start with the wheel first and test fit before you make a decision on getting hardware.


BMW Wheel Thread and Bolt Pattern Guide

SERIESYEARBOLT PATTERNLUG SIZE (mm)LUG TYPECENTER BORE (mm)
1 Series2008+5x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
2 Series2014+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
3 Series1979-19914x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt57.10
3 Series1992-20135x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
3 Series2014+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
4 Series2014+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
5 Series1975-19965x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
5 Series1997-20105x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt74.10
5 Series2011+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
6 Series1975-19885x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
6 Series2010+5x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
6 Series2011+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
7 Series1975-19875x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
7 Series2010+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
8 Series1992+5x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
M31988-20135x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
M32014+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
M51985-19955x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
M51998-20035x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt74.10
M52005-20105x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
M52011+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
M61983-20105x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
M62011+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
Z82001+5x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
X32004-20105x120M14x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
X32011+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt72.56
X52001-20055x120M14x1.5Conical Bolt74.10
X52006-20135x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt74.10
X52014+5x120M14x1.25Conical Bolt74.10
X62008+5x120M15x1.5Conical Bolt74.10 F / 72.56 R
Z3 M1996+5x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56
Z4 M2006+5x120M12x1.5Conical Bolt72.56

Spacers, Studs & Bolts Guide

Thread PitchOEM Engagement Length (mm)Spacer Size (mm)Required Bolts (mm)Required Studs (mm)
M12x1.5mm1002575
M12x1.5mm1032875
M12x1.5mm1053075
M12x1.5mm10123875
M12x1.5mm10154090
M12x1.5mm10204590
M12x1.5mm10255090
M14x1.251202875
M14x1.251233175
M14x1.251253375
M14x1.2512124075
M14x1.2512154390
M14x1.2512204890
M14x1.2512255390
M14x1.51202875
M14x1.51233175
M14x1.51253375
M14x1.512124075
M14x1.512154390
M14x1.512204890
M14x1.512255390