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Old 13 Sep 2007, 05:54 am
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i have got a honda civic 1997 v tec... the tyres have been changed into 17" alloys... b4 i think it had 14" tyres.. now after the new alloys.. whenever i go on top of a small hole in the road. it feels like the just hit sumwhere hard..u will be able to feel even a small gutter ........anyone know y?? or is it coz of the alloys...?? suspension?
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:00 am
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when u change the tires, u change the ride. if they are low profile tires u will feel it even more.
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did u know that tyre also help to absorb the shock fr road? the bigger rim u fitted, the thinner tyre u use( this is to maintain the overall tyre diametre n is important for ecu sense the vehicle speed). and also the thicker tyre can absorb more road shock then thinner one.now ur car fitted with 17"rim,the tyre u use must be very thin,so more road shock will tranfer to car body n cos u feel"like just hit sumwhere hard".another disadvantage is ur suspension system will faulty faster because ur tyre no longer to help suspension to absorb road shock, so ur suspension must work harder then b4.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:08 am
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basically what titan said.The stiffer ride is because of the low pro tires. You have to run higher pressure in these tires to keep them inflated when you hit a pothole so you won't dent the rim. This is life there is really nothing that you can do. Sporty upgrades on cars (suspension, wheels, struts) usually make for a better handling (looking) car at the expense of the ride. So a race civic might handle excellent but it would be a horrible ride for everyday use. This is what tuning your car is all about, trying to find the best performance with the least amount of sacrifices.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:10 am
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A low profile tire makes the ride punishing. As long you enjoy the performance, that is okay, although the ride is not comfortable. That's how it is. There is always a compromise.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:18 am
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it is because the tires are thinner and there is less padding on your rims that send more vibration to the car.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:28 am
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17" is too big for Civic. Get yourself a 16"x205x50. that would have the ride and the comfort.
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