Civic Type R After-market Wheel Guide

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Finally put em on!

TE37OG 18x9.5 +38 Falken Azenis RT615K 265/35/18
Lowered on swift springs spec-r

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Hi I just bought some te37sl 18x9.5 +38 and am riding stock height. Do you think I could fit 255/40/18 instead of 265/35/18?



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Stock height you'll be fine with 255/40, you would probably rub lowered with that setup though.

Thanks for the quick reply! I originally ordered +45s but System Motorsports where I ordered them is sold out and offered +38s instead. So the tires I had planned were Nitto Motivo 255/40/18. They seemed like they were pretty decently priced, well reviewed, and good for most street driving situations. I wonder if I should just go down to the 265/35s? I don't currently plan to lower the car but don't want a ton of wheel gap either.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply! I originally ordered +45s but System Motorsports where I ordered them is sold out and offered +38s instead. So the tires I had planned were Nitto Motivo 255/40/18. They seemed like they were pretty decently priced, well reviewed, and good for most street driving situations. I wonder if I should just go down to the 265/35s? I don't currently plan to lower the car but don't want a ton of wheel gap either.
If you have no plans to lower it I'd go 255/40, tbh. It will be closer to correct for your speedo and will fill the wheel arches a little better. I think there are people running 255/40 on stock springs in this thread but don't have time to dig through it.
 

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I got them on! It's a little muggy and the car is dirty but here it is! 18x9.5 +38 te37sl Nitto Motivo 255/40/18 and they fit great. No rub thus far on stock suspension. Also, thanks to Civicx forum I got the spare kit and installed it. Woo things are coming along

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Do you know if he had any rubbing issues?
Based on what i've read so far, this setup will rub because of the +42 offset and wider tread width. If offset was +45 this might not rub. Again, might.
 

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Based on what i've read so far, this setup will rub because of the +42 offset and wider tread width. If offset was +45 this might not rub. Again, might.
255 with +42 will not rub. This is the widest you can go on stock suspension with no rubbing. HRE tested to full compression with this setup.
 

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255 with +42 will not rub. This is the widest you can go on stock suspension with no rubbing. HRE tested to full compression with this setup.
I don’t rub at all under full compression with stock suspension with 265/35 on 9.5 wide et40.

In fact with stock suspension some are doing 265s on et38 and no rubbing.

All 18 inch.
 

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I don’t rub at all under full compression with stock suspension with 265/35 on 9.5 wide et40.

In fact with stock suspension some are doing 265s on et38 and no rubbing.

All 18 inch.
Sorry I didn't clarify, that's with 255/35s on 19s not 18s.
 

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255 with +42 will not rub. This is the widest you can go on stock suspension with no rubbing. HRE tested to full compression with this setup.

Oh yea sorry 255 with +42 wont rub, but 265 with +42 will actually rub if tread width is wide enough.

I have 2 buddies that have regamasters 18x9.5 +45, both tires are 265/35 but different brands. Falkens rub but Michelins doesn't.
 
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I do not have any issue at all with rubbing. In the other photos, I had 255/40 Continental DWS’, but am now running 255/35 Achilles 123S and am lowered 1.5” on Fortune Auto 510 Series coilovers. I tracked it last weekend with the new setup, and still have yet to rub. Hope this helps!
Sir do you recommend the Achilles brand? looking at the ATR sport 2
 

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I got them on! It's a little muggy and the car is dirty but here it is! 18x9.5 +38 te37sl Nitto Motivo 255/40/18 and they fit great. No rub thus far on stock suspension. Also, thanks to Civicx forum I got the spare kit and installed it. Woo things are coming along

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Looks great Jarrod! We love it!
 

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