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Interesting how my 2004 Accord handles like a bag a crap during my previous attempt on the ice at Ghost Lake. Yet someone else with the same Accord has managed to sneak in just behind David G. Can anyone comment on possible suspension mods to said Accord? Was it a V6 model? Sedan or Coupe? I just don't understand why mine was such a bag of crap, my previous experience on Ghost Lake in my RSX and my Integra were generally positive and the handling was completely manageable. My Accord felt like the suspension was fighting me the whole time but I don't know of any issues with my current oem setup. Infact I have had great success with my Accord on gravel in terms of my ability to control the pitch and angles, just seems like Im missing something for ice driving. I even had brand new Westlake studded tires up front with 1 season old KW-22's on the rear. I dropped tire pressure, I made sure my ebrake was not froze up, still it fought me and made the experience very discouraging. What am I missing? Bad alignment? Its hard to describe the experience other than it felt impossible to control on Ghost Lake.
Having mismatched tires could very well be the reason for your cars "weird" handling.
Sedan, auto, completely stock, first time on the ice, Peter's comment was "the guy can drive"I recommend seat time and if you want coaching, CSCC Winter Driving Academy focuses on how to drive quick around pylons.
Ask David G, I can drive, or Orrin, both have been in the car with me previously on Ghost Lake. Orrin actually really loved how easy my RSX was to drive on Ghost Lake and I feel I was able to mostly keep up with his FRS 2 years ago. Im missing something with this Accord and my suspicions are something within the suspension. Now that I know that other Accord was stock it leads me to believe my alignment is out or perhaps that front strut bar I added is not ice friendly. Thank you for the added info, perhaps I will make a 2nd attempt on Ghost Lake by myself after getting the suspension meticulously checked over. Below is an example of my ability, thats Orrin and Cam.W behind me during an SASC school 3 years ago, I was usually able to stay ahead of them for a couple laps before making a mistake.
Now that I know that other Accord was stock it leads me to believe my alignment is out or perhaps that front strut bar I added is not ice friendly. Thank you for the added info, perhaps I will make a 2nd attempt on Ghost Lake by myself after getting the suspension meticulously checked over.
Thx for all the input so far guys, can I get a moderator to split this Accord stuff into another thread? I will post more info then
Its done already
No suspension mods besides a front strut bar to firm up the front ever so slightly, its a noticeable difference over oem no bar in terms of pavement/gravel driving.
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