Civic Type R After-market Wheel Guide

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Dave, the under car red lighting looks good.

 

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Very nice looking wheels. What are they?
Thanks, wheels are (discontinued @$161 ea.) TSW Interlagos Rotary Forged 19 x 9.5 ET41, 255/35-19 Goodyear Eagle Exhilirate A/S. Add shot of red paint, vinyl spices, stir, serves four.

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On the previous page (post 3076) I mentioned I installed some black Motegi MR 145 18x9.5 +45 wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R's (275/35R18). I initially was going to go with 265/35R18 tires but they were almost $70 more per corner than the 275's..

I am happy to report that after having the car on the track yesterday the rear tires did not rub at all. The front passenger side rubbed the front tab inside the front well just a touch. I have now bent both tabs up about 30 degrees or so with the screw still in them. I suspect that I won't have any more contact as there was no contact on the driver side. Note however, that my front camber is -2.8/-2.6 (Hardrace lower camber adjust plates set to position B with the guide pins pulled).

Here is another shot of the car at the end of the track day yesterday :)

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Found a wheel I really like, and its even on sale at Discount Tire. They don't show it as a wheel that fits the Type R, but given that its 18.5, 120x5, and has a 40mm offset, why wouldn't it work?


VELOXFLIGHT18 X8.5 5-120.00 40 BKGLML

Item #51048
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on sale $200.00/found it lower?
+ Installation costs added in cart

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Also, what is the weight of the stock wheels? Having trouble finding that information.
 

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Also, what is the weight of the stock wheels? Having trouble finding that information.
you can find that information right under the aftermarket wheel thread.
 

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Found a wheel I really like, and its even on sale at Discount Tire. They don't show it as a wheel that fits the Type R, but given that its 18.5, 120x5, and has a 40mm offset, why wouldn't it work?


VELOXFLIGHT18 X8.5 5-120.00 40 BKGLML

Item #51048
PRODUCT_202004250620_wheel_51046_1000_front.png

PRODUCT_202004250620_wheel_51046_1000_front.png

on sale $200.00/found it lower?
+ Installation costs added in cart

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Caliper clearance may stop it from working.
 

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Caliper clearance may stop it from working.
I had thought of that, but am a bit baffled. Several of the wheels I've looked at, along with this one, were specifically designed for high performance sports cars. All of those cars have large calipers. Are the Type R's larger than normal even for performance cars? I could have sworn my BMW M cars had even bigger brakes.
 


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I have found a couple other wheels that will work that I like the look of enough to buy, but everything except the Montegi's are too heavy. One of the main points here is to significantly lower the unsprung weight with lighter wheels and tires for enhanced performance.
 

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John, I tend to agree with Florence_NC. The inner face on those VELOXFLIGHT rims look awfully flat and you might encounter a brake clearance problem with the Brembo's up front..

Why not take a look at Motegi's ? More than a few styles that fit, good weight and their prices are reasonable..
 

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John, I tend to agree with Florence_NC. The inner face on those VELOXFLIGHT rims look awfully flat and you might encounter a brake clearance problem with the Brembo's up front..

Why not take a look at Motegi's ? More than a few styles that fit, good weight and their prices are reasonable..
Thanks for the advice, and I after further pondering, I agree with you and Florence_NC. I think the Montegi's are going to be the way to go. The MR146 SS6 is a very nice looking wheel. And from all comments I've read, Montegi's are well made, light, yet solid wheels. And very affordable.
 

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Another +1 on the Motegi's. I run the MR145s in bronze with 255/40/18 PS4S's. At 21lbs per wheel and around $200 per wheel, hard to beat.

Discount Tire has a 10% Vet discount as well for you fellow Vets.
 

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Another +1 on the Motegi's. I run the MR145s in bronze with 255/40/18 PS4S's. At 21lbs per wheel and around $200 per wheel, hard to beat.

Discount Tire has a 10% Vet discount as well for you fellow Vets.
Didn't realize Discount Tire had Montegi's! Will look into that. I have a great relationship, going back many years, with my local store.

 

 
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