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Old 06-15-2009, 09:47 PM
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I have a 2007 Accord SE (V6), everything is stock and around 50,000 miles. Ever since I bought the car new, it has had an extremely stiff ride, bad enough to say that this car is the worst riding vehicle I have ever owned and I have a 79 MGB as my first car. So if a MGB has a better ride than my new accord then its pretty bad. The question is does anyone have any experience with after market struts, springs etc. for giving the car a smoother ride?? I know the Accords were not meant to be a Caddy but really I can feel every bump in the road.

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Old 06-15-2009, 10:40 PM
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I doubt you'd find anything in the aftermarket to make it softer... it's all performance oriented.

You can always try a tire with a lower weight rating, meaning softer, more absorbent sidewalls. Did you buy it used? Are you 100% sure it has a stock suspension? Stock stuff is all flat black in color...

My grandparents are old and own the same generation Accord and I haven't heard them complain that the ride was too stiff...
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:43 AM
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What wheels & tires? If you have 16" or larger, you could swap to 15" wheels with 205/65 R15 tires. That's the base size on the Accord LX (at least it is for 2003).

Check out this thread...
URGENT! Will my 2004 Accord LX support 16 inch wheels?
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The ride SUCKS. Bought 4 Goodyear tires-forgot exactly which ones, but purchased the ones with the best ride quality. It did improve a little, but it still sucks. I'm sorry I bought this car. Someone stated it rides like a truck-well my 1998 F150 with 130,000 miles rides MUCH BETTER. This car rides like a bicycle with solid rubber tires.
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Just bought 2013 Accord Touring model (last week). Rides worse than my 2005 truck. For $32K+, the ride should be smooth. I test drove it but apparently not on the correct roads. Very sorry I bought this car. Will try to get rid of it as soon as I can figure out how "not" to lose too much $$.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:59 PM
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Vlsage, I'd really like to suggest you don't use an email address as your username. It's a SPAM magnet for the whole site.

Since it's your first post, probably the easiest way is to create a NEW user account then contact WheelBrokerAng (admin) to delete your old account. (as a mod, the only way I can delete you is to BAN you and that's not right either)
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:07 PM
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Just bought 2013 Accord Touring model (last week). Rides worse than my 2005 truck. For $32K+, the ride should be smooth. I test drove it but apparently not on the correct roads. Very sorry I bought this car. Will try to get rid of it as soon as I can figure out how "not" to lose too much $$.
As a suggestion, check the tire pressure; cars are transited with very high pressure in the tires (to keep them from bouncing too much), and every now and again the prep person forgets to reduce the tire pressure.
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