Fitment guide

Lexus USC10 RC-F Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 03/29/2023
Updated | 06/15/2024

If you’re looking for fitment advice for your 2014 - Current USC10 Lexus RC-F, you’ve come to the right place. Our Lexus RC-F Fitment Guide contains tailored information for a wide range of wheel and tire setups specific to the Lexus IS-F. Our fitments range from mild OEM+ options like our 19x9” ET34 to hardcore track fitments like our 18x10.5” ET44 and everything in-between. As enthusiasts ourselves, we’re mindful of the unique needs that each chassis presents when attempting to optimize wheel fitment and this vehicle is no exception. All of our Lexus RC-F wheels are intended to clear the factory Lexus RC-F brakes and a variety of aftermarket big brake kits. Our USC10 Lexus RC-F Fitment Guide goes into great detail on exactly what modifications are needed to achieve the exact fitment you’re looking for. We have a wide variety of strong, lightweight wheel designs to choose from. Interested in Forged Wheels? Check out our VS-5RS and SM-10RS. Flow Formed Wheels? Our EC-7 and SM-10 might be just what you need. All of our fitments are popular with street and track drivers alike!

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:

  • Since some of our wheels use a center bore of 70.5mm, hubcentric rings are needed to center the wheels properly on the RC's 60.1mm hub.
  • Like many aftermarket wheels, certain Lexus models require extended wheel studs and 60º conical lug nuts for proper hardware engagement when using Apex Wheels. This is due to the unique design of the factory Lexus studs and lug nuts. Please contact us if you have any questions about your specific vehicle requirements.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x114.3mm

Center Bore

60.1mm

Lug Seat

60º Conical

Thread Pitch

M12x1.5mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

These bolt-on wheel fitments are ideal for USC10 Lexus RC-F owners 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: 19x9” ET34
    • Available In EC-7, SM-10
    • Popular Fitment

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 255/40-19
    • Direct Fit
    • All-Season - Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ (440TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS (500TW)
    • Ultra High Performance Summer - Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), Bridgestone Potenza S007A (240TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: 245/40-19
    • Direct Fit
    • All-Season - Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ (440TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS (500TW)
    • Ultra High Performance Summer - Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Direzza DZ102 (460TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Nexen N Fera SUR4G (200TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)

Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

Whether you enjoy spirited street driving or you are a weekend track warrior chasing lap times, these wheel & tire configurations are ideal for Lexus RC-F owners 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: 19x9" ET34 / Rear: 19x10” ET40
    • Available in EC-7, SM-10

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 245/40-19 // 275/35-19
    • All-Season - Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ (440TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS (500TW)
    • Ultra High Performance Summer - Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Nexen N Fera SUR4G (200TW)
  • Wider Alternative: 255/35-19 // 275/35-19
    • All-Season - Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ (440TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS (500TW)
    • Ultra High Performance Summer - Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW)

Hardcore Track Wheel Fitment

Track focused fitments that require significant modifications

  • Blue Lexus RC - SM-10 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.

This is a very aggressive track-oriented fitment that will not work for cars on factory suspension. Aggressive alignment settings and suspension modifications are required.

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x10” ET40
    • Available in SM-10, VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 275/35-18
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW)
    • R Compounds - Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi Slicks - Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: 265/40-18
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW)
    • R-compounds - Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slicks - Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 18x10.5” ET44
    • Available in SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 285/30-18
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW)
    • R Compounds: Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi Slicks: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front: 18x10” ET40 / Rear: 18x11" ET52
    • Available in SM-10, VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 295/30-18 // 315/30-18
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW)
    • R Compounds - Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi Slicks - Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 19x10” ET40
    • Available in EC-7, SM-10, VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: 275/35-19
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Hankook Ventus RS-4 (200TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Nexen N Fera SUR4G (200TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW)
    • R Compounds - Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: 265/35-19
    • Max Performance Summer - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer - Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R Compounds - Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Semi Slicks - Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW)

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.

The following brake setups have been tested and confirmed to clear:

Coming soon!

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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 (when dialed in through the top hat / camber plate), it more importantly improves handling, turn-in and tire longevity. Learn more in our blog article The Positives of Negative Camber.