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Would appreciate feedback on my fitment question. My wife has a 2012 Civic LX Sedan on stock ride height and we are not planning to lower or do any modifications to the fender. We like the current drivability but just looking for a wider/lighter wheel setup from the stock 15" steelies.

I've been looking at Enkei RPF-1 16x8 +38 (Part No. 3796806538) and want to pair this with Firehawk Indy 500 tires size 225/50/16. I haven't had much luck trying to find pictures with these specs (could be a different wheel, just want to see how flush or meaty it may look). If anyone has relevant pics I'd love to see it!

Finally will this rub? I don't want to rub at all since my wife doesn't like any weird noises when driving. Thank you guys.
 

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Finally putting in an order for wheels! Just wanted to clarify a few things before I do tho for peace of mind. Going for a 17x8 +35 setup w/ 225/45/17s. I'm aware some people are running the same setup but seeing mixed answers.

Will I rub after a 1.5" drop(H&R + TruHart Shocks)?
I think @Anklebite is running a similar setup if I recall but not sure if he has any fender modifications...

Do I require camber arms or can I get away without them?
I ran this setup and it rarely rubbed. Big dips would touch the fender liner occasionally. Was on tein coilovers with a mild drop though.

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Would appreciate feedback on my fitment question. My wife has a 2012 Civic LX Sedan on stock ride height and we are not planning to lower or do any modifications to the fender. We like the current drivability but just looking for a wider/lighter wheel setup from the stock 15" steelies.

I've been looking at Enkei RPF-1 16x8 +38 (Part No. 3796806538) and want to pair this with Firehawk Indy 500 tires size 225/50/16. I haven't had much luck trying to find pictures with these specs (could be a different wheel, just want to see how flush or meaty it may look). If anyone has relevant pics I'd love to see it!

Finally will this rub? I don't want to rub at all since my wife doesn't like any weird noises when driving. Thank you guys.
This should fit fine especially at stock height. These will poke 32mm more than stock so just keep that in mind, might look kinda odd at stock height.

Also, you are giving up a lot of sidewall compared to stock so the ride will be more harsh.
Why not consider a 16x7 with a 205/55/16? There are a ton more tire options in that size too.

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Also, you are giving up a lot of sidewall compared to stock so the ride will be more harsh.
Why not consider a 16x7 with a 205/55/16? There are a ton more tire options in that size too.
Appreciate the response dpetro1, my understanding is that correct I will be giving up some sidewall from the Civix LX 15" steelies vs 16" new, however it seems like a Civic EX stock tire size is 205/55/16, and the 225/50/16 I'm looking at is only smaller in diameter by -0.08%, pretty negligible? Let me know if I'm delusional!

I definitely am considering 16x7 in the tire-size you noted. My wife and I are just looking for a wider wheel/tire combo so the car looks nicer from the back so figured a 16x8 and 225 will fit the bill.

Thanks again dpetro1.
 

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Appreciate the response dpetro1, my understanding is that correct I will be giving up some sidewall from the Civix LX 15" steelies vs 16" new, however it seems like a Civic EX stock tire size is 205/55/16, and the 225/50/16 I'm looking at is only smaller in diameter by -0.08%, pretty negligible? Let me know if I'm delusional!

I definitely am considering 16x7 in the tire-size you noted. My wife and I are just looking for a wider wheel/tire combo so the car looks nicer from the back so figured a 16x8 and 225 will fit the bill.

Thanks again dpetro1.
You are correct about overall diameter, nothing wrong with that. But I was referring to ride comfort based on the middle number. The lower profile tire has a shorter sidewall to compensate for the large rim. Lower profile equals less comfort. Not a big deal but compared to stock, it will not be as comfortable. It will handle better and look better though...

195 x .65 = 126.75mm
205 x .55 = 112.75mm
225 x .50 = 112.40mm

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Hi guys, i had a question. I have a 2015 civic si on skunk2 lowering springs and was wondering if i put 18x8.5+30 wheel on 225/40/18’s if id have to roll my fenders to fix any rubbing issues?
 

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Hi guys, i had a question. I have a 2015 civic si on skunk2 lowering springs and was wondering if i put them on 225/40/18’s if id have to roll my fenders to fix any rubbing issues?
What wheels. Stock wheels?
 

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Hi guys, i had a question. I have a 2015 civic si on skunk2 lowering springs and was wondering if i put 18x8.5+30 wheel on 225/40/18’s if id have to roll my fenders to fix any rubbing issues?
I would say you are definitely going to need some camber and/or fender work with that spec.

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finally found a wheel set up that works thought I'd share
work emotion 17x8 +35
federal 595 225/45/17
d2 springs/truhart struts
spc front camber kit maxed out

still got all my fender liners I'd prefer to keep them they look good but I get baby rubs here and there a little bit more when I have a passenger, nothing too major though mild pull no rolling though.
I'm pretty happy with the way it came out
 

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So I jumped the gun and bought 18x8 +40 wheels and was planning to run 225/40/18. After comparing some tires to my car, I'm wondering if 235/35's would have any issues. I'm on stock suspension and have no interest in rolling fenders.
Thanks in advance.
 

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in short, no
 

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So I jumped the gun and bought 18x8 +40 wheels and was planning to run 225/40/18. After comparing some tires to my car, I'm wondering if 235/35's would have any issues. I'm on stock suspension and have no interest in rolling fenders.
Thanks in advance.
35 sidewall tires are pretty thin and on a stock suspension that's going to be quite a bit of wheel gap.
 

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35 sidewall tires are pretty thin and on a stock suspension that's going to be quite a bit of wheel gap.
So would 235/40 over a 225/40 work without issue? I've never invested this much into wheels and tires so I don't know anything about fitment. I would love to get the tires at least flush with the fender (maybe a little poke out?).
 

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So would 235/40 over a 225/40 work without issue? I've never invested this much into wheels and tires so I don't know anything about fitment. I would love to get the tires at least flush with the fender (maybe a little poke out?).
To fit flush you'll need a slightly more aggressive wheel offset like +35 or +30. I would stick with 225/40 as that is stock spec.
 
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