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Recap:
-8th Generation Accord HFP Wheels
-19"x8", +55 offset, 29lbs. ea. +/-
-Nitto NT NeoGen 245/35/19
-Lowered on TEIN Street Basis Coilovers
-Added H&R 25 mm DRM Rear Spacers


Now trying to dial in the ride height. I lowered her about 1/8” more this past weekend while I re-torqued the spacers. No rubbing so far, but it looks like it’s getting real close. First time having wheels this close to flush, so what do you all think from the pics? Think I can/should lower more?




 

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mobiless2
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Looks Good, but time to roll those fenders.
 

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CITIUS::INFERIUS::FORTIUS
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Looks Good, but time to roll those fenders.
I'd rather not roll. Just say “NO” to fender rolls! LOL... I guess I’ll lower it another 1/8” at my next oil change/tire rotation and see what happens.

I was pretty surprised it wasn’t rubbing already the way it looks visually, but I’m thinking the stiffness of the TEINs is keeping the travel to a minimum. Oh well. Can’t complain! =)

 

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That's probably about the lowest I would go to avoid any issues while turning.it looks good while remaining practical.
 

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How is the ride compared to stock, 0 - 10 with stock being 5?
 

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How is the ride compared to stock, 0 - 10 with stock being 5?
That’s a tough question to answer with value since ride preference is a very subjective topic. I’ll start by saying that the roads in my area are pretty well kept for the most part, so I believe that plays a big factor in my preference and tolerance level of ride quality. Also my personal preference is for a stiffer sportier ride, not plush like an Avalon and also not harsh like a rice rocket on cut springs. Keep in mind I’m on the TEIN SB Coilovers without the damping controls. This is my first time riding on 19” wheels, so here’s my personal assessment…

In normal street city driving, it’s been really nice, stiff and smooth. It was inevitable I’d feel more of the road imperfections with wider tire contact patch and larger wheel size, but it’s still pretty close to stock IMO and not much difference in feel between stock 17” and HFP 19”. On a harshness level, I’d rate it a 4 against stock 5 on smooth roads. If I’m driving on some poor paved roads, I’d say it’s more a 3. If the rating is accounting for my personal preference and satisfaction (how much I like it more than stock), I rate it an 8.

In highway driving, the road imperfections, noise and associated differences in ride quality become more noticeable. On my commute to work, I hit patches of highway where it’s fairly smooth and some patches where I can feel every line on the highway. Overall, I’d rate highway driving a 3. Doesn’t bother me too much as it was something I expected going to a larger wheel. Definitely doesn’t feel stock anymore. Personal preference and satisfaction rating would be 6 for highway driving.

It’s all been worth it. =)
 

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Thank You for info!
 
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Wow, these are nice. I might buy these and keep my ride at stock height. Do these weight less than the stock Sport rims?
 

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Wow, these are nice. I might buy these and keep my ride at stock height. Do these weight less than the stock Sport rims?
I believe they are roughly the same bullet proof weight. Lol.
 

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No spacers up front? Im about to order spacers, im stuck between 15 for front and 25 for rear. or 10 for front and 20 for rear. What do you think?
Originally was planning to do spacers up front. Decided to do the rears first since they are significantly more sunk in than the fronts. I've been waiting on the fronts for budget reasons and just to see if they are really necessary. The way that it sits now isn't bothering me enough to go all eager beaver on them. Plus I'm in the same boat as you and don't really know what would work best up front. For the rears, I measured with a tape measure for 25mm and it ended up being more flush than I originally thought. No regrets going with the 25mm though.

For your coupe, I think I read there is a bit of difference from the sedan, but I forget what it was. I'm sure you've seen this already, but if not, it may help...
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Also doesn't hurt to take a tape measure and try and measure it. It's a little deceptive because being lowered, the rear wheels have a little more negative camber than the front, so keep that in mind.
 

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UPDATE: Lowered Rear Another 2 Threads (1/8")

While doing my basic maintenance yesterday, I jacked up the front to see how the rear suspension would react to the added weight to the rears. Good way of testing whether there's potential for rubbing...


This is the closeup of the result. Perfect tuck without rolled fenders!


So I lowered the rear's down another 2 threads (1/8"). About 4 threads remaining:


The fronts remain the same 2-3 threads remaining:


Current Rear Wheel Shots:






Current Side Vehicle Shot:
 
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