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Old 12-14-2018, 06:20 AM
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Suspension tuning mdx

I know it isnprobably not sOmething 99% of the mdx owners are thinking about doing. I am generally impressed with my 2014 mdx drive train, linear powerplant and sh awd in corner turn in while on power through torque vectoring. Overall the suspension is sporty on road surface feel already. What i am looking at for improvement is the car lean in tight corner turns and side to side roll when changing direction on freeway speeds. Naturally the BC coilovers are on the list, but i wonder if anti sway bars or other components may be more helpful. Coilover users or other suspensiin component users input would be great, thanks.
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except its impossible to retrofit that and also too much maintenance in the future if it breaks
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Upgraded thicker sway bars are what you're looking for.
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except its impossible to retrofit that and also too much maintenance in the future if it breaks
I really hope by the time my active shocks need replacing Ill be trading it in lol. So far after putting on 13k I'm happy with the performance.
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$978.00 for each...let that sink in.. but it's da best kept secret...
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$978.00 for each...let that sink in.. but it's da best kept secret...
Worth every corner and on/off ramp
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Not having any success finding aftermarket sway bars or any other suspension parts for that matter... perhaps the BC coilovers are the one and only option.
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Not having any success finding aftermarket sway bars or any other suspension parts for that matter... perhaps the BC coilovers are the one and only option.
Megan Racing makes full coilovers for 2014+ Models. I've never had experience with their products but the quality seems to be mid grade.

I would look into a wider wheel with sticker tires.
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what about the wider wheels make you think it would make the handling characteristics change to my preference? surely, I can look into lighter wheels to reduce rotational weight. having slightly smaller offset will push the wheels outward a little more which can give it more planted feel and slightly slower steering. I wouldnt mind the steering change as the oem in sport mode is well weighted but slightly twitchy in terms of too fast of steering to minor input.

sticking to oem size would make the wheels lighter than say 19x9.5". the other forum member used 20x10" wheels and even though the weight was the same to stock wheel/tire combo, he felt slower acceleration with it. I wonder if having increased width and contact patch equated to slower acceleration. this is very small sample size and also the opinion of 1 so its hard to base off of that info.

Interestingly on mightycarmods on youtube, they did a apples to apples comparison of brz/ae86 with good tires vs coilovers, the good tires made a bigger difference on the track, while the good tire + coilovers did best. perhaps I should do wheels and tires first and see if that is enough to get the car to handle the way i want it to before the coilovers. at 43k miles, the shocks feel adequate at the moment.
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ASpec wheels with Pilot Super Sports is what I would do. Shocks and springs or full coilovers is out of the question.
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TFR enkei wheels

looking at these 19x9.5" concave wheels from enkei tuning as they are pretty light at ~21lb vs ~29lb oem wheels. Enkei are known for being strong as well. offset is +35 though and not sure how it would look in terms of sticking out compared to oem offset which i am not sure what it is. It is exciting to think this would save 30+lb in rotational weight and an interesting copper on black mdx combo.
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Be very very careful of offsets. Offset wheels can place an adverse load on bearings and other suspensions components.
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TFR enkei wheels

looking at these 19x9.5" concave wheels from enkei tuning as they are pretty light at ~21lb vs ~29lb oem wheels. Enkei are known for being strong as well. offset is +35 though and not sure how it would look in terms of sticking out compared to oem offset which i am not sure what it is. It is exciting to think this would save 30+lb in rotational weight and an interesting copper on black mdx combo.
9.5 wide wheels with a 35 offset should be flushed with your fenders. Try searching for a photo
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Wheel tire comparison

found the oem to be 19x8" +55 offset! Compared to the TFR, it seems pretty close to ideal; increased width compensating for decreased offset. It wont be easy finding mdx with any aftermarket wheels let alone these specific ones.
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