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Just though i'd share my experiences with the cold weather over the past few days. I've found that the colder temperatures have considerably improved the ride comfort in my FN2. I checked the tyre pressures today and noticed that i am running a few PSI's less than recommended. The ride now feels perfectly acceptable even over really poor surfaces. Suffice to say that i am now a very happy bunny so to speak. Has anyone else noticed this?

On another note would their be any detrimental effect on running lower than recommended pressure in the tyres for a sustained period of time?
 

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Increased fuel consumption, reduced acceleration (probably not noticable) and I believe the tyre wall will flex more, causing them to run hotter when travelling at speed.

Noob here, so go easy lol :)
Your probably right though for town driving I'm willing to compromise. Just nice to drive around in the FN2 without grimicing over every slight imperfection in the road.
 

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I know the feeling; I have a new set of Tein S springs sat under the stairs, that'll hopefully be getting fitted at some point early in the new year with a FRS, and I'm looking forward to the reduced crashy ride just as much as the improvement in handling :)
I'm not even kidding about the reduced psi. It's like driving a different car.
 

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I had my supension properly aligned recently (See below) and the guy doing it told me that 34psi was the optimum presssure for these size tyres (225 40 18) in ALL conditions regardless of what the manufacturer says

Before rear adjustment...Pretty good from new
 

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I wouldn't recommend running under 30 PSI.

Just a thought on people complaining of harsh suspension. The next generation Civic has fluid filled bushes, just wondering if the bushes can be carried over to the FN2. You may loose some steering feel due to softer back end, however I would think it would be very minimal, better then reducing tyre pressures.

Much smoother than the old model
The old Civic used to crash over bumps, sending jolts through the cabin. Honda has made some big improvements with the new car thanks to fluid-filled rear suspension bushes, which make it much more comfortable. Up front, you still sit a little high, but the seats have plenty of support and the digital dashboard layout of the old car has been updated with a simpler, easier to read arrangement. Despite a shorter wheelbase, there's decent room for tall adults in the back too – certainly as much as in a Ford Focus or VW Golf.

John
 
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