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Honda Accord, Performance Mods
Oct 10, 2008 (6:43 pm)
So it seems the Accord and I are going to be together a while. In an effort to make the vehicle less, eh, dull, I am looking to add the Acura TL 17 mm rear sway bar. My vehicle is a 2007 Accord EX 4 cyl 5 speed stick. Apparently, the 17 mm rear sway bar from the Acura TL is a drop in with a little "pro-bending" on the exhaust system mounting bracket. It was also suggested that the front tie bar or stress bar or whatever you want to call it (the thing that ties the shock towers together) be added to the front at the same time.
I am curious if anyone has done this yet and if they were happy with it. There is a HUGE front sway bar available as well, but the 2+ hours of removing and re-installing the front cradle doesn't appeal to me (gotta love Honda, like how on the '93 you have to take the entire suspension apart to replace the front brake rotors...).
So, 4 cylinder Accord, 17mm rear bar, front strut tower brace...looks like its south of $200. Anyone done it?
#328 of 341 Re: 2007 Accord EX sway bars [lilengineerboy]
Oct 10, 2008 (6:56 pm)
It should give you less push in the turns. A larger front sway would probably negate the positive effects of the larger rear sway, however larger sways all around would yield less lean in the turns.
Let us know how it works out!
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#329 of 341 Re: 2007 Accord EX sway bars [paisan]
Oct 11, 2008 (11:24 am)
Yeah, stiffer rear bar = less understeer, but there are reports that going with the 20 mm can give you snap oversteer. The front strut tower brace seems to balance out the 17mm rear bar and the stock front bar by helping the front bar work a little better.
I am scrounging for parts right now and we will see how it goes. I am not expecting miracles with stock 205/60R16s either. Maybe a lottery win will get me to 215/50R17s.
I think these suspension "tweaks" will be the first mods and maybe next year look at soft-sports or the H&R "OE" series springs and Konis or Bilstiens. A little lower, a little tighter would be nice.
#330 of 341 Is a front strut bar worth it for DD?
Apr 08, 2009 (6:25 am)
My Honda mechanic says it's not, that unless you've got enough g's being generated you'll never feel the difference. I've got a '07 V6 AT with a 17mm TL rear sway bar added. To my mind even a small improvement in handling is worth the $127 investment for a Neuspeed strut bar. Opinions?
#331 of 341 2002 Accord EX v6
Apr 11, 2011 (4:28 am)
Does anyone know about GForce Performance chips and if they work or not? I'm thinking of buying one and putting in the car. It says 60 more HP and better gas milage 4-7 miles per gallon with better air and gas mixture. Let me know what anybody thinks.
#332 of 341 Re: 2002 Accord EX v6 [mjm19]
Apr 11, 2011 (12:08 pm)
not a chance in hell any chip is getting those improvements. That kind of HP bump would only happen in a turbo car, and those mileage improvements would never happen in ANY car.
I don't now who this manufacturer is, but an N/A car might see 10 hp from a good reprogram, often at the cost of torque in the case of a modern engine, but no mileage improvement. What a reprogram often does is set the timing permanently to a higher octane fuel. So, in order to get those extra 10 ponies, you'll be required to use premium in your Accord.