Best looking setup so far Here's some more documentation and proven data from one of our partners / clients, thus reaffirming the fact that 9.5 +45 offset seems to be the golden spec for this car.
Fitment is spot on, does not rub, and clears the suspension + fenders without issue. Stock factory suspension and plenty more room to go in the event one does want to upgrade to lowering springs or coilovers.
This FL5 Civic Type R belongs to our client Mendie (@FL5_type_r_pham). First FL5 Civic Type R equipped with Rays Volk TE37SL #systemspec. Once this car is lowered, it will look even better. More photos to come!
- TE37SL 18x9.5 +45 5x120 (System Motorsports Spec) - FK8 + FL5 Civic Type R compatible
- Concave Face (not flat face). Shares the same mold as the highly-coveted TE37 OG.
- Classic TE37 mold, available in select limited finishes. We can discuss this via PM/Email/Phone but we do not want to detail the purpose of this thread, which is dedicated to fitment and data.
- Brembo Brake clearance
- Suspension clearance
- Fender clearance. No rubbing and no trimming/fender pulling/fender work involved
- Tires as shown: 265/35/18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
- 100% bolt-on affair!
- Note: Will also fit a 255/35/18, 265/40/18, or 265/40/18 tire.
- Users will need aftermarket Tuner Style lugnuts for added security (Project Kics, Rays, Monster, Muteki are all reputable brands that are compatible with this #systemspec Volk TE37SL fitment. Most FK8 owners who already possess this spec TE37SL will find that their sets will translate over easily to the new FL5 Civic Type R platform.
- Hub size: 72.6. 72.6 to 64.1 hubrings can be utilized to make these hubcentric.
- Note: More concave than the TE37 Saga / Saga S-Plus / Saga SL models. The TE37SL in 18x9.5 +45 is the most concave out of the bunch in this exclusive and limited size. The go-to!
There may even be room for a 275 tire (proceed at your own discretion). We are finding that a 265/35 or 265/40 is more than sufficient for those who plan to street-drive. As showcased in the photos and from the rear + front view, this is as flush as the wheels can get. A +38 offset would poke ~7mm more outwards and would thus introduce fender rubbing/fouling, which would require permanent modification to mitigate/reduce the chances of rubbing. One does not want to go with such an aggressive width/low offset as you would risk slicing the tire on the quarter panel/fender/bumper tab with too aggressive of a fitment. Adjustable suspension + camber plates would afford one more clearance down the road, but for the vast majority of enthusiasts who plan to modify the car, we highly recommend sticking to the 18x9.5 +45 TE37SL sizing.
More documentation + photos coming soon on our blog below:
Enjoy the photos + data! Let us know if you have any questions prior to ordering.