I was taking care of my brothers dog and house last week so I was very short for time as you can see the lack of posts but now it’s time to get back into the rhythm and start posting again.
Today I am gonna talk about bumpy roads and that I hate them. There is no question about it that when you have low profile tires and coil overs you feel the bumpy roads a lot more then the average person with a stock suspension and tires. The road to my brothers house use to be so bumpy I didn’t want to drive there but now they repaved it and it’s not too bad. Butas you maybe agree a bumpy road is just terrible to your neck and back if you have a lowered car and low profile tires.
Now don’t get me wrong I do like the performance and handling that has improved with low profile tires and coil overs in my Honda Civic, but sometimes I feel like my teeth are gonna fall out.
There are two sides to everything as in the Good and the Bad. Either you go with bubble tires with a 70 or 80 profile/height and really crappy handling cause all your tires’ sidewalls bend like butter on every corner, or you get 50 and lower profile tires that handle well but are less forgiving on rough roads.
The 2nd part of this is the suspension. Now in most cars the stock suspension if it’s not too old and worn out works great for regular driving but once you get into the performance and car modding scene you will want to either use lowering springs or coil overs.
Lowering springs will give you a preset ride height but be a little bit more forgiving on bumpy roads where as coil overs are totally adjustable on ride height but less forgiving on bumpy roads
There has to be a balance of good performance and handling to a comfortable ride otherwise whats the point. Now as far as coil overs are concerned the better quality you get, the better and longer your suspension will last and also give you a bit more comfort. By getting brand name and quality coil overs you might pay a bit more but you will get adjustable shocks and better ride and feel, and the shocks can be adjusted by anyone just by popping the hood and twisting a knob.
Now with all this said if you feel you want to lower your Honda Civic and put a nice set of low profile wheels and tires, be warned your car will perform better but you will also feel the road a lot more.I’ve had the same coil overs for over a year now and they seem to work good for now, but I do want to upgrade them in the near future and really get the suspension dialed in.
Bumpy roads will always be there so just set your Honda Civic up so you get the best performance and a comfortable ride and do like me, study the road and watch for pot holes.