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As part of Car and Drivers 10Best, the new Accord Sport 2.0T manual was recently given the chance to run some hot laps at their test circuit. The family sedan did a lot better than most were anticipating, almost matching the times of an older Model S P85D lol.
 

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Not how I plan to use the Accord but with it sharing the same powerplant as the Type R and having other high appeal performance characteristics, stickier tires will be an asset.
 

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While few people are ever going to run their Accord on the track, we do know the huge improvements that come out of the Hondata or KTuner tunes. Not bad results for a stock set up.
 

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The stock suspension is a tad too floaty even on the "Sport" model. It's adequate for a street car, but sub-par for track usage. Some lowering springs, a beefier rear sway bar, some good rubber and upgraded pads and brake fluid would definitely improve it's track presence though.
 

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The stock suspension is a tad too floaty even on the "Sport" model. It's adequate for a street car, but sub-par for track usage. Some lowering springs, a beefier rear sway bar, some good rubber and upgraded pads and brake fluid would definitely improve it's track presence though.
I seen this mentioned a lot and ever since been considering getting an aftermarket coiilover system. My budget does allow for going at high as KW Suspension but I might settle for something entry-level from brands like Tein. Even springs alone MIGHT do it for me, but adjustable dampening is attractive!
 

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I seen this mentioned a lot and ever since been considering getting an aftermarket coiilover system. My budget does allow for going at high as KW Suspension but I might settle for something entry-level from brands like Tein. Even springs alone MIGHT do it for me, but adjustable dampening is attractive!
I'm going to pull the trigger on the H&R 1.2" springs probably within the next week or two. Not that the Accord has a huge wheel gap, but it'll look soooo much better dropped a little and I think it'll also tighten up the handling characteristics a bit.
 

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I'm going to pull the trigger on the H&R 1.2" springs probably within the next week or two. Not that the Accord has a huge wheel gap, but it'll look soooo much better dropped a little and I think it'll also tighten up the handling characteristics a bit.
Just make sure you're prepared for the break in period because springs (from my experience) take at least a couple weeks of regular driving to finally set in.

Looking forward to seeing your setup once installed if you plan on posting pictures.
 

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Yeah , Sport will need some tweaking - I Don't believe everything Test Driver or Care & Driver stated - like the Brake Pads were gone in 10 Laps , more Like They just
Over Heated the Brake Fluid Boiled some out of a Boot which got on the Pads .. , Hence the Change of Pads and Move Up to Dot 4 . .

What I found Interesting thou was the Difference in Wheel Stance - Width on Sport is Narrower - I have seen this before on some other models , but generally was other way around ..
That said , these Spec's Printed in Mag Rags aren't always Correct . I have Looked into Spacers 3-4 mm , but I think just wait to
I'll get Rims Later with Better Offset . .
 

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I think there is a good chance that owners of the Sport will start placing new springs as more options become available. I personally wouldn't drop it by more than an inch or so, especially if its going to be a year round vehicle.
 

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Lighting Lap - make Honda look like **** !
Guy wasn't Pulling the Steering wheel back to Stop inside Tire from Spinning ( Plainly on 2 Turns )
Did this in Heat of the Day and after the Brakes , Tires were cooked ~ to Boot I Bet the Tire Pressures were Not High enough in the Front . .

I'd like to see a few Owners form this or other Sights Go up to this Track and Lay Down some Numbers , way better then Car and Drivers - BS - Test !

He's getting on the Brakes Way to Early - which is real plain to see in Video , just look at some of the others . . Lighting Laps and Watch 20 other Cars ~ Then ~
You'll Know what I saying . .
 
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