Post Your Aftermarket Wheel/Tire setup on Stock Suspension

SandyEggoSi

Senior Member
OK, after pouring through much of the other thread, I felt I spent so much time looking at setups that weren't relevant to what I was looking to do...which is stay on stock suspension. So this thread is dedicated to Aftermarket wheels on stock suspension.

So, same rules apply here.

*List wheel make and model with offset and width as well as tire make/model/size.
*Try to take pics showing "poke." That means refrain from turning the front wheels for the pics. Keep 'em pointed straight and try to get some shots down the side of the car that will help others make a decision.
*If you've rolled, pulled fenders and/or used the slotted strut mounts for more tire/fender clearance that is ok, just let us know when you post your setup.
 

SandyEggoSi

Senior Member
Ok, here they are! 18x9" +40mm offset. Wheels are gloss black with ball cut "machine" finish accents on the spokes. Front and rear fenders pulled to gain 5mm rear and 8mm up front approx. I'm utilizing the slotted upper strut mount for an additional -0.3 negative camber which also adds 3-4mm more tuck at the top of the tire. Good news however is NO POKE!

OEM Wheel 18x8 +50 235/40/18 GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 54 lbs 1 oz
FK Ethos RT57 18x9 +40 245/40/18 Pirelli PZ4 42lbs 13oz

^^^Savings of 11 1/4 lbs per corner! Noticing improved acceleration...especially in 3rd gear for whatever reason. Not enough seat time in the car to give much more detail than that but I will say that when you run more "stretch" in your tire setup, your steering response time really quickens up as a result of the reduction in sidewall "deflection." U can go too far with that theory and encounter some negative handling traits so beware. I won't be lowering the car as I have a steep entry into my driveway. I also like the handling of the car in Sport mode with the Type R rear sway bar installed and would rather leave it alone as it is currently well balanced. Ok, on to the pics. Also a link here for a video walkaround:

Here's a vid showing the fitment:


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macrossranma

Senior Member
looking to get the same size and offset wheel and tires for stock Si (not planning to lower), will it work without rolling fenders?
 

SandyEggoSi

Senior Member
looking to get the same size and offset wheel and tires for stock Si (not planning to lower), will it work without rolling fenders?
I think so. The minor hand pull I did front and rear was only for aesthetics. The rear wheels definitely gain a lot of neg camber when compressed so shouldn't be an issue there and the front should be fine as well. What you may want to take into account is the "rim protector" on certain tires is fairly aggressive on some (Continental Extreme Contact Sport) but not existent on others (Hankook V12 Evo2). If any amount of poke bothers you, then try to look at pictures of wheels and look for that. But I would again say that is more for aesthetics. But I would prob look into removing the locating pin on the upper strut mount up front first and adding in that little bit of neg camber for more clearance first.
 

SandyEggoSi

Senior Member
@SandyEggoSi Locating Pin? Strut is slotted already and has cam bolts right? Or am I missing something?
Our cars don't come with OEM camber bolts on the lower strut mount. But Honda was nice enough to give us slots on the upper strut mount under the hood of the car in the engine bay. Here's a diagram:

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Shinjari

Senior Member
Interesting. I'll have to check that out. So if I follow correctly we can adjust front camber using the upper mount after removing that guide pin?
 

SandyEggoSi

Senior Member
Interesting. I'll have to check that out. So if I follow correctly we can adjust front camber using the upper mount after removing that guide pin?
Precisely! Altho there is only limited adjustment. Only about a -0.3 degree change, but that is better than nothing. Double bonus in that it is beneficial for handling and for clearance for running wheels with somewhat more aggressive offsets.
 
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I'm new here so want to ask all you all help me out really quick. I'm just wondering will this rim be okay to set up with my Hatchback Sport and what size of tire should I get with stock suspension?
 

CivicXander

Senior Member
That's perfect size, go with stock 235/40/18 or 245/40/18 will work too if you want more tire width. You can swap over the stock tires if they're the same size.
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I'm new here so want to ask all you all help me out really quick. I'm just wondering will this rim be okay to set up with my Hatchback Sport and what size of tire should I get with stock suspension?
 

e85sbm

Senior Member
I'm looking to buy Enkei RPF1's. I am undecided if I should go with the 17 or 18 inch size for stock suspension.

I am driving a coupe and have always felt the RPF1 visually looks 2 sizes smaller than they actually are, but I don't want to install coilovers yet - maybe in a few years, but not now.
 
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