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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#74 of 123 Re: blue/graphite accords? [figelwump #71]
May 03, 2004 (1:25 pm)
We also chose between the blue and the graphite... Graphite Pearl is what we decided to go with... dark gray leather... we love it, no regrets!
These came off the scanner a bit dark... no time to fix, sorry.
#77 of 123 Hey Tlauro
May 04, 2004 (8:56 pm)
Hey Tlauro are you going to lower your accord? I have a graphite pearl exl sedan and I want to lower it but I'm just wondering how much will it improve my accord's handling. I just ordered the eibach prokit and should be getting it next week. thanks
#78 of 123 Re: Hey Tlauro [linh84 #77]
May 05, 2004 (6:27 pm)
No, I don't plan on lowering it. I would by 1" if I could get the springs and dampers from the Honda Performance Kit from the Coupes seperately, but since I can't...nope.
It will help performance, but you will likely need to replace the dampers over time and depending on how low, you may need a camber kit for the rear end.
Overall a lower center of gravity will help performance, but I'd rather keep my stock height and use performance springs that have a higher load capacity without the drop.
If I had larger than 17" rims I would probably have to drop it though.
#79 of 123 Metal trim - interior?
May 23, 2004 (3:04 pm)
Has anyone actually purchased/installed the optional metal trim for their Accord interior? I can only find one picture of it on the internet, and unfortunately the only picture is on an otherwise beige interior--a poor combination in my opinion. I was wondering what it would look like with the black interior, especially the EX models. If anyone has it or especially if you have a picture of it, please share your comments and/or photos! Thanks.
Jul 30, 2004 (1:37 pm)
Does anyone own a Blue 4 door 03 that has been tinted? If so can you e-mail me pic's of it? Send 'em to: drazutishotmail.com
I am looking to do my whole car but I am not too sure how tint will look on the ride. Any help would be great!
#81 of 123 Re: Hey Tlauro [tlauro]
Aug 01, 2004 (10:14 am)
I bought a set of Acura TL 17in rims/tires off a brand new car from the Acura dealership for $500 installed. I really like the look of the new wheels on my Accord EX V6, the car does ride firmer, better ride in my opinion. But I am interested in lowering the car a little for looks and handling improvements. Which parts should I look at replacing? Aftermarket or does Honda/Acura offer a package? What will this do to my warrenty if I do lower the car, I only have 800 miles on the odometer. Thanks for any help...
#82 of 123 Re: Hey Tlauro [jayhawk]
Aug 01, 2004 (7:39 pm)
You can look at Eibach, Tein (one of the best) or Comptech sport springs. Neuspeed is yet another option. I believe Honda's performance package on the coupes is made by Neuspeed too.
Keep in mind that most will require you get a camber kit for the rear tires and thus a full alignment afterwards too. I'd wait about one week before you get the alignment and drive the only locally after getting the drop kit installed. This will give the car a little time to settle on the new springs a bit. Local drives and low miles won't wear down your tires to any measurable extent.
You will also be best to replace the stock dampers too. They will wear out in less than a few months to a year as they will be operating outside their range. Eventually, you'll notice they will bounce a bit more and more....IMO, get new ones right away and do it right.
All depends on what you want and want to spend. Eibach Pro-kit gives the sedans a more even look from what I've seen. I like Koni Yellow dampers...best out there for handling. About $600 for all four, but well worth it.
I'd suggest starting with a new sway bar and the 6 speeds strut brace to enhance the handling. The sway bar I used is off the 6 speed TL. Next, upgrade the rubber to something Z Rated and if you're like me....all season....either Pilot Sport AS or me...I went with Continental ExtremeContacts and love them.
#83 of 123 Re: Hey Tlauro [tlauro]
Aug 01, 2004 (8:20 pm)
Thanks for the advice, I will start with the brace and go from there.