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New to this forum. I recently made the move and purchased a brand new 2021 Sonic Grey 2.0T sport and I love it. Had a 05 Acura TL and no monthly payment for over a decade and this weekend bit the bullet and pulled the trigger. I have already purchased a few parts for it and can wait to share the progress.
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Hi guys,
New to this forum. I recently made the move and purchased a brand new 2021 Sonic Grey 2.0T sport and I love it. Had a 05 Acura TL and no monthly payment for over a decade and this weekend bit the bullet and pulled the trigger. I have already purchased a few parts for it and can wait to share the progress. View attachment 5999
Sick!! I just got the same exact vehicle a few weeks ago and I'm loving it. My first new car! Getting so many compliments on the color. What parts are you planning add? So far I have only gotten all weather floor mats.
 

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Sick!! I just got the same exact vehicle a few weeks ago and I'm loving it. My first new car! Getting so many compliments on the color. What parts are you planning add? So far I have only gotten all weather floor mats.
So far I have all LED interior, doors, trunk, reverse lights. Have an appointment set up for 3m tint next week. I’m currently searching for coil overs but unsure of what brand yet since I’m new to this vehicle. Rims, hondata, lip kit shortly after. I’m just trying to do as much research as I can and the best aftermarket products for our car. If you have any suggestions I’m open.
 

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So far I have all LED interior, doors, trunk, reverse lights. Have an appointment set up for 3m tint next week. I’m currently searching for coil overs but unsure of what brand yet since I’m new to this vehicle. Rims, hondata, lip kit shortly after. I’m just trying to do as much research as I can and the best aftermarket products for our car. If you have any suggestions I’m open.
Forget Hondata dude...get Ktuner...and let the fun begin.

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So far I have all LED interior, doors, trunk, reverse lights. Have an appointment set up for 3m tint next week. I’m currently searching for coil overs but unsure of what brand yet since I’m new to this vehicle. Rims, hondata, lip kit shortly after. I’m just trying to do as much research as I can and the best aftermarket products for our car. If you have any suggestions I’m open.
if you’re doing research and want the “best”— why would you go with Hondata? Ktuner is clearly the better (for many reasons) tune.
 

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Buy a Ktuner from phearable.net so you get their "stage 3" tune with it. Ktuner is really user friendly and comes with a handful of OTS tune options out of the box but may as well get it with the free phearable tune. I personally run the Ktuner stage 2 on my 2.0t and love it. I want to upgrade to the phearable tune someday soon.
 

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if you’re doing research and want the “best”— why would you go with Hondata? Ktuner is clearly the better (for many reasons) tune.
lol literally just bought the car not more than 48 hours ago. Like I said I am brand new to these accords and join this forum to get other accord owners opinion 😂... apparently Ktuner It is!
 

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Buy a Ktuner from phearable.net so you get their "stage 3" tune with it. Ktuner is really user friendly and comes with a handful of OTS tune options out of the box but may as well get it with the free phearable tune. I personally run the Ktuner stage 2 on my 2.0t and love it. I want to upgrade to the phearable tune someday soon.
Awesome thanks for the information 🙏🏼. Any recommendations on good suspension for our cars?
 

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Awesome thanks for the information 🙏🏼. Any recommendations on good suspension for our cars?
Depends what you want. I personally haven't touched the suspension on mine but I know the eibach and D2 lowering springs are real common on both the 10th gen civic and accord platforms. You looking for lowering springs, coilovers, sway bars, control arms. what is your goal for suspension?
 

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Depends what you want. I personally haven't touched the suspension on mine but I know the eibach and D2 lowering springs are real common on both the 10th gen civic and accord platforms. You looking for lowering springs, coilovers, sway bars, control arms. what is your goal for suspension?
My goal is to have to most comfortable suspension while also lowering the car. I was thinking great suspension or even airbag suspension. I really don’t want to lose the comfort but I also don’t want to continue to have those wheel gaps 😂
 

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My goal is to have to most comfortable suspension while also lowering the car. I was thinking great suspension or even airbag suspension. I really don’t want to lose the comfort but I also don’t want to continue to have those wheel gaps 😂
You probably won't want coilovers. I've heard the D2 springs kept the civic platform with a pretty comfortable ride and they come with a 2" drop. Eibach makes a kit thats slightly less aggressive, .7-1" or so of a drop. I'd check out some lowering springs and just pay attention to height and stiffness. Bags would probably get you what you want but they're a lot more money, but if you've got the money for it then thats probably the best route for you.
 

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Welcome to the forum and great color choice! Do a lot of research and ask a lot of questions. I personally didn't go the ecu tune route, but I've made a few upgrades. Unfortunately, most of the upgrades I've made are not visible. As for visual, I wanted to make it clean as possible because I think the design of the car is amazing and I didn't want to take too much from that. For reference, here's mine

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Welcome to the forums! Looking forward to the progress on your build.

As for suspension, if you want to keep some of that comfort, go with coilovers or air suspension. Doing just lowering springs with OEM struts will loose some of the comfort. I personally went with BC coilovers and I would say I've retained 85% of the comfort. Tires make a difference as well.
 

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Welcome to the forums! Looking forward to the progress on your build.

As for suspension, if you want to keep some of that comfort, go with coilovers or air suspension. Doing just lowering springs with OEM struts will loose some of the comfort. I personally went with BC coilovers and I would say I've retained 85% of the comfort. Tires make a difference as well.
Huh, this runs counter to what I've always experienced. I suppose it depends on how much damping adjustment you get on any specific brand and the spring rates. You've got me curious about those BC's now because I'd love a set of coils that will run fairly similar to stock with the option to really tighten them up when wanted.
 

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Huh, this runs counter to what I've always experienced. I suppose it depends on how much damping adjustment you get on any specific brand and the spring rates. You've got me curious about those BC's now because I'd love a set of coils that will run fairly similar to stock with the option to really tighten them up when wanted.
When I was younger I was told the stiffer you keep the coilovers the longer they last, so I would keep them full stiff and they literally rode like I had steel rods in place of suspension. When I got my BCs installed on my 2013 Camry, my installer set them in the middle being my main family car, I believe it's 12 of 30 front and 15 of 30 for rear from the softest setting and they're perfect. Since then I've kept all my coilovers at that for a good balance of comfort and handling.

Sometimes I even forget I'm lowered.
 

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When I was younger I was told the stiffer you keep the coilovers the longer they last, so I would keep them full stiff and they literally rode like I had steel rods in place of suspension. When I got my BCs installed on my 2013 Camry, my installer set them in the middle being my main family car, I believe it's 12 of 30 front and 15 of 30 for rear from the softest setting and they're perfect. Since then I've kept all my coilovers at that for a good balance of comfort and handling.

Sometimes I even forget I'm lowered.
I've had some with no damping adjustment and it was like you said, rock solid. Handled amazing but would rattle your teeth out of your head. I've had some that made a decent adjustment on softer settings but nothing close to stock. Those BC's sound legit, I've never used their stuff.
 
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