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Note: I had to change to 205/45r16 (went with BFG SportComp2 - 8" wide tread, basically a 225/42 IN THIS SIZE ONLY) and the softer sidewall on this tire also helped.
IF nirdv is in an area outside of the southwest, or deep south ([dunno]), and plans on running the tires year round with no dedicated winter setup, then the Sport Comp 2s, even with their 340 tread wear rating are way too summer-like for use in constant sub 40*F ambient temps. Those temps will end up freezing and crystallizing the rubber compound (and yes, even MUCH more so with one of the autocross/road race, 100/200 tread wear compound gummies). [:(]

So keep that in mind when suggesting pure summer donuts because you live where it never drops below 50* F. [wink]
 


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IF nirdv is in an area outside of the southwest, or deep south ([dunno]), and plans on running the tires year round with no dedicated winter setup, then the Sport Comp 2s, even with their 340 tread wear rating are way too summer-like for use in constant sub 40*F ambient temps. Those temps will end up freezing and crystallizing the rubber compound (and yes, even MUCH more so with one of the autocross/road race, 100/200 tread wear compound gummies). [:(]

So keep that in mind when suggesting pure summer donuts because you live where it never drops below 50* F. [wink]
I'm still amazed by how much this forum is active on helping , I live in palm springs ca area so summer year round

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IF nirdv is in an area outside of the southwest, or deep south ([dunno]), and plans on running the tires year round with no dedicated winter setup, then the Sport Comp 2s, even with their 340 tread wear rating are way too summer-like for use in constant sub 40*F ambient temps. Those temps will end up freezing and crystallizing the rubber compound (and yes, even MUCH more so with one of the autocross/road race, 100/200 tread wear compound gummies). [:(]

So keep that in mind when suggesting pure summer donuts because you live where it never drops below 50* F. [wink]
Thought the OP was in SoCal. Which is where I am (ish)

It does get below freezing where I'm at, just not often enough to warrant a drastic change in tire choice. Obviously a YMMV situation.
 


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I'm still amazed by how much this forum is active on helping , I live in palm springs ca area so summer year round

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OK, then all of those summer tire suggestions given above are PERFECT! [thumb]

At times I wish that I lived where I did not have to 'compromise' with the lower performing, (but still more responsive than the full winters) all seasons for when I do not want to just burn up my winter/rally setup on cold DRY winter conditions. [:(]
 


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Hi , just bought a 2017 fist with 20k miles and did the factory 100k warranty on it as well, that means I'm keeping it for a long time
I drove about 600 miles in the past 3 days with it and my tail bone is heart.
What kind of mods do you recommend to make the ride more comfortable?
Springs? Smaller wheels? Seat cushion?
Please help
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Front track bar from whoosh helps a lot hitting bumps and pot holes. By a lot I mean a whole lot. Itll feel like a luxury car in comparison. Plus you'll get better traction straight line and in the corners.

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Front track bar from whoosh helps a lot hitting bumps and pot holes. By a lot I mean a whole lot. Itll feel like a luxury car in comparison. Plus you'll get better traction straight line and in the corners.

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It's funny that you say that because the pierce motorsports one arrived just now at the door with the rear torsion brace as well , I thought it's just for handling and not for comfort but you just made me even more eager to mount it right away. Thank you

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It's funny that you say that because the pierce motorsports one arrived just now at the door with the rear torsion brace as well , I thought it's just for handling and not for comfort but you just made me even more eager to mount it right away. Thank you

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Put them on soon as possible. Both are very impressive individually...putting them both on will blow your mind the difference. You wouldnt think 2 little bars would matter much but itll be night and day and u can do both in an hour or less on jack stands.

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It's funny that you say that because the pierce motorsports one arrived just now at the door with the rear torsion brace as well , I thought it's just for handling and not for comfort but you just made me even more eager to mount it right away. Thank you

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The rear is more for handling only. The front is for handling too but the comfort in ride is surprising.

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Put them on soon as possible. Both are very impressive individually...putting them both on will blow your mind the difference. You wouldnt think 2 little bars would matter much but itll be night and day and u can do both in an hour or less on jack stands.

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Any thing I should know before installing the front one ? Just to put it on Jack stands unscrew the bolts, mount it and put back the bolts?
No need to support anything?

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Any thing I should know before installing the front one ? Just to put it on Jack stands unscrew the bolts, mount it and put back the bolts?
No need to support anything?

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Use jack stands...might need to use the jack the control arm an inch or less to line up the holes perfect. I used an electric impact to loosen the bolts since they're loctite in and I had new bolts to put in. I got them tight as I could. 100 ft lbs is all my tq wrench does...the I put it on ramps to try to get a lil more to get at least 115 ft lbs. It's pretty hard without an impact or a pipe to give u more leverage to get the bolts out.

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Use jack stands...might need to use the jack the control arm an inch or less to line up the holes perfect. I used an electric impact to loosen the bolts since they're loctite in and I had new bolts to put in. I got them tight as I could. 100 ft lbs is all my tq wrench does...the I put it on ramps to try to get a lil more to get at least 115 ft lbs. It's pretty hard without an impact or a pipe to give u more leverage to get the bolts out.

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Can't use the old bolts with loctite?
Thank you for the help

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Can't use the old bolts with loctite?
Thank you for the help

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Yea u can at least once. Its just recommend and was only $10 so I did but you shouldnt have a problem. To me its just something where if the bolt falls out or breaks and you're on the hwy you're gonna do a lot of circles if 1 wheels turns to the side...

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Yea u can at least once. Its just recommend and was only $10 so I did but you shouldnt have a problem. To me its just something where if the bolt falls out or breaks and you're on the hwy you're gonna do a lot of circles if 1 wheels turns to the side...

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Got it! Ok thank you

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The most important thing is fully tighten it on ramps not on jack stands. You don't want to tighten suspension components without a load on them it can damage the bushings.

Just do some searching on this site there's tons of write-ups.

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The most important thing is fully tighten it on ramps not on jack stands. You don't want to tighten suspension components without a load on them it can damage the bushings.

Just do some searching on this site there's tons of write-ups.

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Ok will do right now

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Suggestion to try: Add a spacer to the front seat mount bolt as this places more support on the thighs and sell pressure on the tailbone. Having said that, I always thought the non-Recaro seats were terrible, but the Recaros are personal preference and may not be the right fix.
 


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I might be selling my stage 2 cobb setup pretty cheap like 600 plus shipping once I get it off the car heck ill even throw in the velossa tech and acess port with it. just waiting for the weather to stop being so shitty i dont have a garage and every nice day gets ruined here co with super lame wind
i have reached a point where i cant stand being in my fist anymore is why im selling, the car is just to uncomfortable for me. the car is really suited for lanky slender people imo.
Really?!??! That's poopy....

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