My suspension is stock.How are the continentals? Trying to decide detween those and ps4
How does the car feel on 18s? Handling feel less immediate?
This is what I’m concerned with when downsizing. I wonder if the ps4s would make a difference?My suspension is stock.
I run 265/35/18 on these same tires.
Absolutely a loss of response. Steering feel has changed too. I typically drove in comfort mode and the occasional jump between sport and +R which I found to be a bit silly on the weight.
Now I definitely can't do comfort mode because it feels too light.
The change you feel with the lighter wheels is welcomed and noticable as soon as engage first gear. My tire and wheel combo ended up being 43 lbs on the one wheel and tire I decided to check.
The car became further and closer to what I wanted to be all at the same time. 18s were the way to go for me. I feel so much better not worrying about about the imperfections on the road.
I suppose you have to know what you are shooting for...This is what I’m concerned with when downsizing. I wonder if the ps4s would make a difference?
I have a set of te37s waiting to be put on the car but am wondering if a more compliant 19in tire on stock wheels is the way to go.
They’re definitely Dws heh. Honda also set up the fk8 for 20s but 18s was proven as the preferred track size. Anyhow I couldn’t imagine myself going back to 19s anytime soon. It’s a blessing to feel lighter in a world of flying pigs. I’m also tuned and the broader low end powerband pairs up well with the feel of the 18s.Those appear to be ExtremeContact Sport 02 and not DWS. I have the same tires on my 18" TE-37.
Just like @Tickle, I noticed a difference in steering feel and response. I'm not sure if PS4S would be any better. Honda set this car up to work with 19" wheels and that's clear. It could be the offset moving out 15mm in my case that impacted the handling. My setup is probably 10 lbs per corner lighter than stock and I can feel the improved acceleration at least. I've gotten used to it and I do like some aspects of sizing down though.
Back on topic - your car looks great! I'm sure I'll see you around as I'm in northern WA.
I was thinking the same thing! Classic looking like TE37’s, but just a little different and not quite as beefy visually…so you can show off those red brake calipers a little more (vs TE37’s).These are sick. I like them more than TE37’s.
Are they available in silver, like Mercury Silver?