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post #16 of 25 Old 01-09-2017, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Imagine how well the car would handle if you put some actual performance tires on it.

Glad your new improvements are working out well.
I want the tires to last/have less noise/perform. Maybe the next set will be different but for now these work just fine.


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I want the tires to last/have less noise/perform. Maybe the next set will be different but for now these work just fine.
These are Accords. They don't need ZR rated directional tires to wear out every year or two. I'm running STARFIRE RS-C XL, made by Cooper. Very reasonably priced, good performance/treadwear and very quiet. Loud tires drive me nuts... quietness is actually my highest priority.


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These are Accords. They don't need ZR rated directional tires to wear out every year or two. I'm running STARFIRE RS-C XL, made by Cooper. Very reasonably priced, good performance/treadwear and very quiet. Loud tires drive me nuts... quietness is actually my highest priority.
Heard that. and with these upgrades, they're going to keep ANY tire pretty well planted.

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Some reasons not to add an ARB

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Some reasons not to add an ARB

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You heard him drew let's go take our sway bars out and put the stock ones back in.

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I think the main point is that matching front and rear TL bars will make the car understeer like, well, an Acura TL. Most anything FWD needs more front grip and a bigger front bar will do the opposite. A rear TL bar by itself is likely a faster setup and still tends a touch towards understeer.
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After watching the youtube I'd say it warns to not put on a sway bar that's too large. Bigger is not always better. He just seems to be stating options and I can't say I disagree with anything he's saying. That guy has a series on sway bars and from the couple I've watched they seemed to be correct. Like this one.

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Just looking at trying to remove/replace that front sway bar makes me not even wanna try it.

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Just looking at trying to remove/replace that front sway bar makes me not even wanna try it.
It's a PITA, but worth the bloody knuckles.

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Just looking at trying to remove/replace that front sway bar makes me not even wanna try it.
I did it, on jack stands. Just dive in, don't listen to everyone who says it's hard. It's actually not hard. Just takes time.

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