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Suppose to take some of pics of my car way before but with all the terrible bad weather we had, I didn't have a chance. But with some nice weather out and its finally warming up (yay!), I can finally take some quick pics. I do have a DSLR and will do some more pro shots once there are some lowering springs available (Looking hard at you Eibach) and get them installed. Other than that, I am loving this car so far with the new wheels :)
 

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That setup is looking really clean. What brand wheels are those? They really suit the Accord. You plan on doing any other aesthetic mods, or are you trying to keep it as sleeper as possible? You had the chance to put that FlashPro tune to good use yet?
 

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That setup is looking really clean. What brand wheels are those? They really suit the Accord. You plan on doing any other aesthetic mods, or are you trying to keep it as sleeper as possible? You had the chance to put that FlashPro tune to good use yet?
They are Axis Model Two 20x9 +35. Got a very good deal from them 55% off. So I couldn't pass up. My next mods are going to wrap the roof gloss black and lowering springs. I have a Stage 3 tune already it is plenty enough for a daily driver. Probably going to wait on some quad tipped cat back exhaust. Which is my next one. I think the Accord sounds a little too quiet for my taste. It just needs a little more "growl" but not obnoxiously loud.
 

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Hopefully we hear word of some aftermarket support, because its relatively slim pickings at the moment. The only air intakes/ exhaust kits I've seen thus far are universal.
 

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How much are you thinking to lower it by? That's going to make such a difference on the look of the car. Any word on when we may see some aftermarket springs?
 

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How much are you thinking to lower it by? That's going to make such a difference on the look of the car. Any word on when we may see some aftermarket springs?
Eibach says "ASAP" but that was a month ago. There pro kit usually lowers about .9-1.0 drop and the sportlines is usually 1.2-1.5 drop. I am probably going to go with sportlines though... we will see what specs Eibach releases. I assume it's going to be a while... probably around end of summer or fall until we see something from Eibach. I wouldn't be surprised if they release it at the end of year.


I would go with the 10th gen Civic springs but the specifications on those springs are only specific to the 10th gen Civics. I would rather put something that is correct and working specifically for my car.
 

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Yeah its probably best to hold out until you have a few options to weigh out. Don't think its worth looking at anything that wasn't designed for the Accord in particular. Wouldn't drop it too significantly if you plan on driving it year round.
 

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Always did worry about rubbing or bottoming out when a car is lowered. Not really my cup of tea though I suppose there should be parts out there to stiffen up the suspension and prevent that from happening?
 

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Always did worry about rubbing or bottoming out when a car is lowered. Not really my cup of tea though I suppose there should be parts out there to stiffen up the suspension and prevent that from happening?
Lowering springs usually doesn't stiffen the ride up. Not that I know of from Eibach brands. But Coilovers do stiffen it up depends on how you adjust it. But you will get more harsh ride because you will feel everything on the road. Hence why I don't plan on getting coilovers. I like to retain the civil ride for family basis.

I'll probably lower my vehicle around 1.2-1.3 inches only to stay on the safe side.
 

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hey! did you keep the stock size of your tires and wheel and just get new ones? cause i like the size of them but i dont know the offset or anything about them to get new rims and tires, i was wondering if you knew that information?
 

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hey! did you keep the stock size of your tires and wheel and just get new ones? cause i like the size of them but i dont know the offset or anything about them to get new rims and tires, i was wondering if you knew that information?
A great place to shop is the Tire Rack web site. You can shop for either tires, wheels, or tire/wheel packages. Lots of technical info including diameter, width, offset, weight, etc. You can shop by car model or tire size. Tires listed for all season, high performance, winter only, and summer only. All seemed price competitive. Many brands of both tires and wheel. Consumer Reports does tire testing as well. Even if you don’t buy, you can learn the answers to the questions you have.
 

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hey! did you keep the stock size of your tires and wheel and just get new ones? cause i like the size of them but i dont know the offset or anything about them to get new rims and tires, i was wondering if you knew that information?
Yes, tire rack will give you the info you need.

Stock tires for the 19" sport and touring are 235/35/19. Wheels are 19x8.5 +50 offset.
 

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Breaking It Down - No Offset so someone needs to Measure Their Rims , Oh and Place it in the Important Info Sticky Area that's - Maintained by the Admin .

17" Rims are 7.5" wide , so a Nice stretched Tire on 17x 8" - One could still run 215's or 225's and Use Higher Air Pressure . .


Breaking it down : Stretched Tire would need Higher Air Pressure to Run in Proper Profile .. ( Stock says 32 front , 33 Rear ) so 34 Psi Front and 34 Rears -
Obtaining Faster Acting Sway Bars and Quicker Turn In's . . also staying light . . Not to Mention 10mm in Offset ..
 

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OK - Nice stock Rims 17" x 7.5 _ Checking the Tire is around 25lbs , that Puts stock OE's 17" Rims 23.25 - 23.5 lbs
Picture looks to Read : 48.5lbs with 3.25 Oz. of Wheel Weights .. I checked the Unit with 4 lb Bag of Flour to Confirm .. . .
Leaning toward 23.25 Lbs - 17" OE Rims . .
 

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I bought a stock 17" x 7.5" rim, the OEM EX-L rim. It weighed 24#, 14 oz with the resonators and a valve stem. No weights.
A little heavy, but I've seen worse OEM aluminum rims.
With a new tire, balanced, it weighed 49#.
I'm going to use it as a spare to replace the mini spare.
 

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I bought a stock 17" x 7.5" rim, the OEM EX-L rim. It weighed 24#, 14 oz with the resonators and a valve stem. No weights.
A little heavy, but I've seen worse OEM aluminum rims.
With a new tire, balanced, it weighed 49#.
I'm going to use it as a spare to replace the mini spare.
Does a full size tire fit in the compartment with the tool tray back in place? i know some cars won't let you do that...
 

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Will it fit?

Does a full size tire fit in the compartment with the tool tray back in place? i know some cars won't let you do that...
Unfortunately, this Honda is not very accomodating.

In my wife's Civic SI, it fit pretty well. In my Subaru WRX, you wouldn't even know the spare's full-sized by opening the trunk and looking.

This car is going to need some work - extra styrofoam and some expanding foam to locate everything. The original styrofoam tool tray won't fit. After removing it the next hard-to-find-a-place-for item is the jack. I'm working on that. Probably going to end up with it inside the full-size rim with the extra space full of expanded foam. It might fit between the tire and the back of the tire well, but it will be very tight.

In this car the full-size tire/wheel sticks up out of the spare tire well almost 4 inches compared to the donut/tool tray. More styrofoam going around the edges to bring them up to the level of the tire.

Why go to all this trouble? I travel a lot of out-of-the-way places. Also long trips. The donut spare is pretty useless on a long trip. At the very least a flat tire is going to cost you a day to get it fixed. That's if you can find an OEM tire in boondock-ville.

I could just keep an unmounted OEM tire in the car. As I said above, this is the first car where I've had any real trouble fitting the tire in. The others were pretty easy.
 

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Interesting Info

I was Thinking of Relocating the Battery Back to the Trunk , Not a lot of Room - Many today are Going Without a Spare - Take Fix It - can and Patch Kit . .
I always have the T- Handles and Sticky Slide Strips for Fixing Nail Holes etc.

My Scale was Good - I allowed for the Tire weight too much , Guess the Tire was more like 23.75 Lbs -24 lbs , Wheels weights weren't much ..
There are No Sensors . .

Any Idea how much Weight You saved over the Stock setup ? ( If Any ? )
 
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