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Fitment guide

Honda FK8 Civic Type R Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 10/04/2018
Updated | 04/26/2023

Vehicle Covered in this Guide

2017 - 2021 Honda Civic Type-R

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter.

Important:

  • Some of our wheels use a center bore of 72.56mm hubcentric rings are needed to center the wheels properly on the Civic's 64.1mm hub. Additionally, the Civic Type-R compatible wheels require aftermarket lug-nuts with a 60° tapered seat.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x114.3mm

Center Bore

64.1mm

Lug Seat

60º Conical

Thread Pitch

M14x1.5mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

These bolt-on wheel fitments are ideal for enthusiasts enjoying their car day-to-day on the street, and they are typically paired with all-season or performance oriented summer tires. These wheel and tire configurations will improve the appearance and performance of the car without requiring modifications to the factory suspension or alignment. Just bolt-on and enjoy!

While these wheel fitments can be used for track days and AutoX, performance will be left on the table. Drivers that prioritize performance should review our Performance Street & Track and/or Hardcore Track & Race sections below.

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x8.5” ET35
    • Available in EC-7, FL-5, SM-10, VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 245/40-18
    • Direct Fit
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Toyo Proxes Sport (440 TW)
    • Ultra High Performance Summer: Toyo Proxes Sport (240 TW), Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer:Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang NS-2R (200 TW), Toyo Proxes R1R (200 TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear: 235/40-18
    • Direct Fit
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Toyo Proxes Sport (440 TW), Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW), Continental Extremecontact DWS 06+ (560 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer:Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 19x8.5” ET35
    • Available in ARC-8, EC-7, FL-5, SM-10

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 245/35-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Toyo Proxes Sport (440 TW)
    • Ultra High Performance Summer: Toyo Proxes Sport (240 TW), Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer:Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang NS-2R (200 TW), Toyo Proxes R1R (200 TW)

Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

  • White Honda Civic Type-R - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Grey Honda Civic Type-R - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • White Honda Civic Type-R - EC-7 in Satin Black
  • Grey Honda Civic Type-R - EC-7 in Anthracite

Whether you enjoy spirited street driving or you are a weekend track warrior chasing lap times, these wheel & tire configurations are ideal for enthusiasts looking for a more dramatic improvement in performance and they are typically paired with performance oriented Summer tires or track oriented R-compounds.

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x9.5 ET45
    • Available in VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 265/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit, but an increase in negative camber is encouraged for wider compounds
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Hankook RS-4 (220 TW), Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), GT Radial SX2 (260 TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compounds: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Goodyear Eagle SuperCar 3R (100 TW)
    • Semi Slick: Hoosier R7 (40 TW), Hoosier A7 (40 TW), BFG R1 (40 TW), BFG R1S (40 TW), Toyo RR (40 TW)
  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear: 275/35-18
    • A mild increase in negative camber is typically required
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Continental ExtremeContact Sport (340 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook RS-4 (220 TW), Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180 TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60 TW), Toyo RA1 (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40 TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear: 255/40-18
    • Direct fit
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: No options currently available
    • Max Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang NS-2R (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Toyo RA1 (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40 TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x9.5 ET43
    • Available in EC-7

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 265/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit, but an increase in negative camber is encouraged for wider compounds
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Hankook RS-4 (220 TW), Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), GT Radial SX2 (260 TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compounds: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Goodyear Eagle SuperCar 3R (100 TW)
    • Semi Slick: Hoosier R7 (40 TW), Hoosier A7 (40 TW), BFG R1 (40 TW), BFG R1S (40 TW), Toyo RR (40 TW)
  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear: 275/35-18
    • A mild increase in negative camber is typically required
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Continental ExtremeContact Sport (340 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook RS-4 (220 TW), Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180 TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60 TW), Toyo RA1 (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40 TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear: 255/40-18
    • Direct fit
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: No options currently available
    • Max Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang NS-2R (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Toyo RA1 (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40 TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 19x9.5 ET45
    • Available in VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 265/30-19
    • Typically a direct fit, but an increase in negative camber is encouraged for wider compounds
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Hankook RS-4 (220 TW), Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), GT Radial SX2 (260 TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compounds: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Goodyear Eagle SuperCar 3R (100 TW)
    • Semi Slick: Hoosier R7 (40 TW), Hoosier A7 (40 TW), BFG R1 (40 TW), BFG R1S (40 TW), Toyo RR (40 TW)
  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear: 275/30-19
    • A mild increase in negative camber is typically required
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Continental ExtremeContact Sport (340 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook RS-4 (220 TW), Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180 TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60 TW), Toyo RA1 (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40 TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear: 255/35-19
    • Direct fit
    • Ultra High Performance All-Season: No options currently available
    • Max Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Nankang NS-2R (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Toyo RA1 (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40 TW)

Hardcore Track Wheel Fitment

Track focused fitments that require significant modifications

  • White Honda Civic Type-R - VS-5RS in Anthracite

These wheel and tire configurations are best suited for hardcore track junkies and club racers competing for a spot on the podium. Everything from Extreme Summer tires to full Racing Slicks are commonly used depending on your experience behind the wheel, class rules, etc.

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5” ET47
    • Available in VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 275/35-18
    • A minimum of approximately - 2.5º of camber is required up front, and approximately -2º in the rear depending on vehicle ride height and tire model.
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook RS-4 (220 TW), Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW), Falken Azenis RT6660, Nankang CR-1 (200 TW) 
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100 TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60 TW)
  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear: 285/30-18
    • A mild increase in negative camber is typically required
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook Ventus R-S4 (200TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Yokohama A052 (200TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Yokohama AD08R (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 (40TW), Hoosier A7 (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Additional Resources

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter. The following brakes have been tested and confirmed to clear our wheels.

Apex Wheels VS-5RS VS-5RS VS-5RS EC-7 EC-7
18x9.5" ET45 18x10.5" ET47 19x9.5" ET45 18x9.5" ET43 18x9.5" ET58
OEM Brakes Clears Clears Clears Clears Clears
Paragon Front PA035 (Alcon PA035 6 Pot // 370x36mm) Clears Clears Clears Pending Pending
Paragon Front PA015 (Alcon PA015 6 Pot // 355x32mm) Clears Clears Clears Pending Pending
Paragon Rear P2R.021.350.110.24200.01.01.01/02.R (Rear Rotor Upgrade Kit // 350x11mm) Clears Clears Clears Pending Pending

Should I Dial in Negative Camber, and How Much is Right for me?

Whether you are a casual weekend track warrior that still enjoys your car on the street, or a hardcore racer competing for a spot on the podium, negative camber is a vital part of chassis setup that has many benefits. Not only will adding negative camber create more room for wider wheel and tire configurations, it more importantly improves handling, turn-in and tire longevity. Learn more in our blog article The Positives of Negative Camber.