Almost Stock ‘19 R on 255/35-19”
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- Oct 14, 2019
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- Destin, FL
- 2019 Civic Type R FK8, 2017 Lexus GX460 Luxury
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Trying to diffuse this with facts and calculators vs opinion even a popular one.Hold on, elaborate for me.
What do you mean full compression? You mean blowing out your dampers?
For the record, I drive my car pretty hard. I have a really heavy foot when braking, accelerating, and I take corners and long sweepers to the point where I scare myself at times. I have never rubbed. In fact, there is almost a 2" gap from my tire to the fender. I have even gone over speed bumps really hard without seeing them and still haven't rubbed.
So, where in the hell can you possibly rub, especially with our stiff suspension?
And yes, you're changing the steering feel, not geometry. You are changing the way the car performs with anything aftermarket. But rubbing with an 8.5" wheel and +35 offset? Not even close.
Sorry I came across a bit too harsh. I apologize, but some of the stuff I hear is so wrong and counter-intuitive to performance that I wonder if people even know what they are talking about.
I sometimes think that people on these forums are spreading the wrong information on purpose, or to sell a product.....especially when it comes to performance. (not talking about you, but others...they know who they are)
This is the same exact setup. 8.5", 18", +35 offset. Nobody rubs with this setup, racing, normal driving, etc..
I have also seen people driving with this setup, slammed on coil-overs, still no rubbing.
The tire & wheel selection shows static fitment, not at full strut compression for an FK8. Just because one person hasn’t experienced rub doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
This calculator compares your selection to OEM. Note 25mm of positive scrub. This is quite high so even if you’ve grown accustomed it’s certainly not a desirable setup one should tolerate to save a few pounds of unstrung weight that can change handling too but not as much as scrub typically. Your selection if you’re happy is perfectly fine but you’ll be at the back of the pack in lap times, with bulging forearms.