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Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

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Ive got a 2008 Civic with around 190K miles. It rides very rough, meaning that I can feel every little imperfection in the road right in my tailbone (and despite our insanely high gas tax the roads in LA pretty much suck!). Im noticing a lot of road noise as well. This car is my daily driver and Id like to get a few more years out of it. Will simply replacing the old shocks/struts smooth things out or is there a better solution? (I do NOT want to lower the vehicle!) What can I do about the road noise?

Thanks for your advice!

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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

start by refreshing the suspension dampers (shocks, struts)

PS: moved your thread to 8th gen section - 2008 is 8th gen
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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

Tires are also a big factor in road noise
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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

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start by refreshing the suspension dampers (shocks, struts)
Is there a big difference among brands at this level (i.e. just looking for a nice smooth ride - don't need high performance or anything)? Anything I should look for (or avoid)? Can I get something decent at a trak auto?
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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

koni strt are said to be good stock replacement
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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

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Tires are also a big factor in road noise
I've got Michelin Defenders on.
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are they old? tires get harder as they age
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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

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Hi all

Ive got a 2008 Civic with around 190K miles. It rides very rough, meaning that I can feel every little imperfection in the road right in my tailbone (and despite our insanely high gas tax the roads in LA pretty much suck!). Im noticing a lot of road noise as well. This car is my daily driver and Id like to get a few more years out of it. Will simply replacing the old shocks/struts smooth things out or is there a better solution? (I do NOT want to lower the vehicle!) What can I do about the road noise?

Thanks for your advice!

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what you are wanting can not be achieved in a vehicle that old, with that many miles on it.....unless you are willing to spend thousands of dollars to replace every single suspension component, including all bushings.....even then it wont be much better......just accept it for now and save your money for a newer car
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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

Tires are a huge factor. I have Michelin Premier AS tires on my 7th gen and they are super smooth and quiet, and they have great grip.
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Re: Looking for a smooth, quiet ride

I have a 2010 honda civic, i drive it alot im a postmates driver.

let me tell u up front. Forget about trying to make it quieter, these things aren't built for comfort, its so loud i have to wear ear protective gear when i drive, otherwise i get tinnitus,

ive put new shocks, struts springs and tires in mine, while it did help its still loud and it tends to hit bumps hard in the front.


its a bumpy loud tin can really, ive driven quite a few different cars, and this is the loudest

ive spent quite a few bucks into it, get yourself a newer better car if your looking for comfy

forget about these civics they just are not built for it, imo

i would stay away from the whole civic line honestly

see ya
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