V6 strut bar + TL-S sway bars + new michelins = a whole different car - Drive Accord Honda Forums
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post #1 of 25 Old 01-07-2017, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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V6 strut bar + TL-S sway bars + new michelins = a whole different car

With the V6 strut bar, TL-S sway bars, and new michelin tires, the 7th generation accord becomes a completely different car. It was a decent car to start with, but now the handling and cornering truly makes it fun to drive everytime I get in. I really do not know why these modifications do not come stock from the factory, since these parts are obviously superior. You would think it'd be easier to have one production line for sway bars and strut bars. For those of you that don't at least have the strut bar, do yourself a favor and go ahead and order it and install it.


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No joke. I think the TL-S bars are a better improvement than just the strut bar. These mods are definitely a great improvement, especially on these v6 cars.

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These mods are definitely a great improvement, especially on these v6 cars.
Thanks jimijam but many 4 cylinder owners also benefit from my greatness
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Thanks jimijam but many 4 cylinder owners also benefit from my greatness
I don't suppose your greatness is up for debate is it? But what isn't up for debate is the extra weight on the front of the v6 cars.

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Yep. I notice little to no lean when taking a corner aggressively. With the light front end, the i4 becomes quite tossable.
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Which model of Michelin tires? Any road/impact noise from them?

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I think premier AS. They're quieter than the last off brand set but not silent.

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I've been praising the front-strut / TL-S bars / good rubber combo for what seems like ages. It makes a night and day difference to daily driving.

I'd love to see the rebirth of an EX-R model line for the Accord, even if only for the coupe (I had a '92 EX-R sedan, and a '96 EX-R coupe - loved both cars) ... but that's a pipe dream ... with the exception of the Civic Type R, Honda won't have "performance" oriented rides NOT bare an Acura badge in the USDM.

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Yep. I notice little to no lean when taking a corner aggressively. With the light front end, the i4 becomes quite tossable.
You ought to get ahold of a TL-S front bar and put it in.
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You ought to get ahold of a TL-S front bar and put it in.
Putting just a front bar on will make the car understeer like a pig. The result will not be a tossable car.

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Putting just a front bar on will make the car understeer like a pig. The result will not be a tossable car.
Drew has the rear 20 I think.

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But what isn't up for debate is the extra weight on the front of the v6 cars.
Surprisingly not all of the V6's extra 200+ pounds is on the front of the car. The V6 only has about 100 lbs of extra weight on the front of the car. I shouldn't really say only because the approximate 100 extra lbs is still a lot.



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Drew has the rear 20 I think.
Ok, that makes more sense.

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Yeah, I've upgraded rear sway, front sway and strut brace.

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To finish the job, get Koni shocks, FSDs if they make them for 7th gens, are amazing. And agree 100% on FSB.

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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.



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