The Honda Civic Type R FK8 Suspension| Chassis is a performance beast, and one crucial aspect of maximizing its potential is upgrading the wheels, tires, and suspension. At Neo Garage, we have everything you need to take your FK8 to the next level.
Choosing the Right Wheels and Tires for Your FK8
The FK8 comes equipped with 20x8.5" wheels with a +60 offset in a 5x120 bolt pattern and 245/30R20 tires. When upgrading your wheels, it's essential to select the correct size and offset to maintain the vehicle's performance and aesthetics.
The bolt pattern of the FK8 is 5x120mm, with a center bore of 64.1mm, a 60º conical lug seat, and an M14x1.5mm thread pitch. These specifications are crucial when choosing aftermarket wheels to ensure a proper fit.
While 20" wheels are stock, many FK8 enthusiasts opt for 18" wheels due to their popularity. The verified offset choices for 18" wheels range from ET +38 to +55, with the +38 offset being the most popular choice.
Pairing the right tire size with your wheels is equally important. Common tire sizes for the FK8 include 265/35 and 255/35. Lowering your FK8 can impact tire rubbing, and using Swift SPEC-R Sport Springs with 265/35 tires should avoid any rubbing issues.
For those running 255/35r18 tires on an 18x9.5 ET38 setup, it's the best way to avoid rubbing concerns, providing a perfect fit for your FK8.
Selecting the Ideal Lug Nuts
When upgrading your wheels from OEM, you'll need a set of lug nuts that match your FK8's specifications. The FK8 requires a tapered 60-degree 14x1.50 lug nut to ensure a secure and proper fit.
Enhancing Performance with Suspension Upgrades
Lowering your FK8 can significantly improve its handling and overall performance. Two popular options for suspension upgrades are lowering springs and coilovers.
Most FK8 owners choose lowering springs because they allow you to retain the factory Mode selections. Additionally, installing lowering springs does not require swapping out the OEM shocks/struts, making them a more affordable option.
For those seeking more adjustability, coilovers are an excellent choice. While more expensive, coilovers provide the flexibility to fine-tune your FK8's suspension to suit your driving style and preferences. However, when installing coilovers, consider adding suspension error cancelers, such as the one offered by HKS, to ensure proper functionality.
Discover the Best Suspension Upgrades at Neo Garage
At Neo Garage, we are passionate about performance and providing the best upgrades for your FK8. We offer a wide range of suspension upgrades to cater to various driving preferences and requirements.
For more inspiration and to see our recommended suspension upgrades for the FK8, check out our Tuner Galleria. Our team of experts is ready to assist you in choosing the perfect wheels, tires, and suspension upgrades to unlock the full potential of your 2017+ Honda Civic Type R FK8.
Join the Neo Garage community of performance enthusiasts today and elevate your FK8's driving experience to new heights. Explore our extensive collection and experience the thrill of a finely-tuned and optimized Honda Civic Type R FK8. With our top-notch products and expert support, your FK8 will become the envy of the road. Upgrade your FK8 today and let us be your partner in achieving automotive excellence.