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  1. The 7th Generation
    Can anyone who has owned or at least driven/test driven both of these cars, the 7th Generation (2003-2007) Honda Accord and the 3rd Generation (2004-2008) Acura TL comment on how they each handle and ride? Would you say that the Accord despite not being seen as sporty or as luxurious still has a...
  2. Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
    Hey guys, I decided instead of making power I’d just like to improve handling a bit, I need help with what sway bars to choose. I thought about strut braces but have heard sway bars would have more performance yield. I just would like something that would corner well, I think the tires I’m...
  3. Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
    Hello again. While some people are having different opinions against my tire replacement claim vs. Tire rack, partially due to their disregard of OEM load index requirement, the driving experience between these tires are worth talking about. Hopefully you can find some materials helpful for...
  4. Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
    Update: Please be careful about the load index if you plan to choose 225/45/R18 like me. Most 225/45/R18 tires only have 91 of load index, smaller than OEM 94. While this proves to be equally safe if pumped at 36~38 psi vs. OEM tires pumped at 33 psi, you are still recommended to go straight...
  5. The 8th Generation
    Hello, I am interested I what you guys have and can recommend for sway bars. I have been told to get a 22mm sway bar but Progress only has 25mm and Hardrace only has 19mm. I checked Megan and so far nothing as well. Thanks!
  6. The 10th Generation
    Will the red Type R front emblem fit the Accord? I kind of like the way the red on the Civic Type R front emblem pops. Any idea if that might be interchangeable with the Accord? Any idea how proud Honda is of that emblem (aka how much is it)?
  7. Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
    Hi, I am almost ready to change out the tires and wondering if I want to keep the same stock rim, which tire setup would give me the most handling/mpg/performance? Stock is 215/55/16 Would 225/55/16 be a good replacement on the stock 16-7" rim? The larger diameter will give me better mpg in...
  8. Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
    Hey guys. I've got an 2009 with 161k on the clock. I'm just trying to get rid of the floating feeling when I drive...anything over 80mph feels super dangerous to drive. The shocks seem fine, although the suspension bushings are starting to crack. Would that do anything to handling feel? I really...
  9. Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
    Optional 18" wheels on EX-L? Tire size being equal will Sedan and Coupe handle same? I just bought an 2017 Accord EX-L Sedan about a month ago. My last car was a Pontiac G6 GT Sedan which i didnt like from day one but tolerated for 5 years. Two things that bothered me about that car were the...
  10. Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
    Did mine Sunday. PSA...the front was a b!+¢#. I ended up dropping one corner of the subframe and removing the exhaust downpipe. If someone has a better way, please share....because I couldn't find it after searching. Maybe its buried in that "Suspension Discussion" sticky, but that thread is...
  11. The 8th Generation
    What's available to help the Accord Coupe Handle better. Nothing too drastic, just make it closer to a 350z/370z or a Genesis coupe instead of the massive body roll it has now. Thinking about the HFP since it doesn't deteriorate the ride quality much. How does this compare to other kits or...
  12. Problems & Solutions
    I have a 2003 Accord EX-L V6 with 45000 miles. I have had it for about 6 months and have put about 5000 miles on it. I bought it certified and it came with new Riken Raptor VR tires. The problem I am having is with steering/handling. To start, the steering seems "loose" at times especially...
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