Civic Type R After-market Wheel Guide

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18x9.5+35 imo

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This is the best shot I have to illustrate it. Wheels with 255-35-18s sat damn near flush. No rub on 255s either, id expect the same of 265s.
So, the wheels are 18x8.5 with 35mm offset? And you're have no handling issues or torque steer?
 

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Ok so I feel like I'm going down the rabbit hole here, time to ask for some guidance haha.

Looking for an 18in setup for my winter tires left over from my previous car. They are 245/40 18.

Thinking of going with one of the following perhaps:

Sparco Pro Corsa - 18x8, 45mm offset

Motegi Tracklite - 18x8.5, 35mm offset

Enkei Raijin - 18x8, 42mm offset

I'm open to suggestions for other wheels as well. Trying to stay around $800-900 max for wheels. Not sure what the strategy will be for wheels going forward so these may end up as just winters or may be summer wheels as well in the future. My main goals are something that is built reasonably well, looks decent, and no rubbing or other issues like that.

Does it make more sense to go with 8 or 8.5inch width in this scenario? Are there pros/cons for each width?

On the other hand does it make sense to just get cheaper rims and call them winter only then figure out what to do in the Spring for summers?

Any guidance/advice is greatly appreciated!

(Sorry if this is all over the place! Been doing lots of research and my head is spinning as I reach analysis paralysis)

Edit: Added question.
 
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Thanks for verifying. So many people have been saying 45mm is the absolute minimum you can work with.
45mm offset looks nice and a good one to have "safely" with a lowered suspension. But several people have gone to 35mm without issues or possible needs to fender roll. Hence, several wheel makers have wheels for our model within these specs 35-45mm.
I personally have run 40mm and now 39mm over the the last couple years without torque steer issues. Wheels setup 265/35 on 18 x 9.5 wheels. Having a more solid motor mount also helps with some of the wheel hop I once had.
I have loved the stance with my stock suspension. The tops of the wheels are very flush with the fenders and the bottoms poke out but the Z1 mud guards make it all look more even.
So 45mm if you want to stay on the safe side and having the wheels closer to stock specs. Or as some of us have done, go 35-40mm to be more flush with the fenders and a wider stance with the chance of a little more torque steer...

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18x9.5+35 imo

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This is the best shot I have to illustrate it. Wheels with 255-35-18s sat damn near flush. No rub on 255s either, id expect the same of 265s.
Idk why, but this reminds me of a 'mind the gap' type of photo, lol...

As Drax said, "It would make my groin engorge.."
 

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Idk why, but this reminds me of a 'mind the gap' type of photo, lol...

As Drax said, "It would make my groin engorge.."
Its one of my favorite photos ive taken of the car. I dont know why, but I almost regret selling those Konigs. They were nothing special, but I didnt mind the look or the color especially when contrasted with red lugs. The size and offset was perfect, just needs a beefier set of tires.

 

 
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