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Got a curiosity question I can't seem to find the answer to. Do you think the 1" drop at the front would have a tendency to bottom out easier? My thought would be the H&Rs are stiffer than stock, which would counteract the shorter travel distance. The road I mainly drive on gets progressively worse with each storm so I can't tell if it's just the road or the suspension change that is mainly to blame.
Having had mine for several years now in day to day driving and towing the bike I've never bottomed out even with 3 passengers and one in the passenger seat the only thing bottoming out was my dang exhaust pipe that is misaligned from a bad exhaust shop install. 馃槀

Seriously you won't have any issues with your setup. 馃
 

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Thanks for the replies, those help a lot. Some reason I was almost feeling like I needed to be more careful than before because I might break something. Just getting used to it since this is the first time I've done a ride mod like this. 馃榿
 

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Hahahaha, I got to go a on a good joy ride today with some nice roads. Came up to some 40-45mph curves going about 70 and thinking, "Too fast?" Not even close. Didn't even feel any body role. I came back through and tried to push it a little faster but clearly wasn't used to hitting curves that hard. Car didn't feel like I was close to pushing it's limits.

Hit a sharp curve in town, probably something you would slow to 10 or 15mph normally, was able to clock it at about 35 mph. I felt a bit of body role at that point, but still couldn't believe how planted the car felt. Independent link suspension in the rear I'm sure is better, but I can't believe how much these H&R springs seem to help the handling on this car.

Does bring me to one final question. What do you think would be the better speed rating between H and V on tires? It dawns on me that all three sets I've previously had on this car were Y rated. It also dawns on me that while the handling is great, I do want something a little softer for my daily driving since I notice a bit too much of the road problems out here.

My thought was to go with V. Should be more comfortable than the Y while still feeling confident in cornering. However would I enjoy the comfort more by going to H? Fastest I've ever touched is $1.20 so I don't think the speed part is as much of a concern. Definitely don't want to make the ride too spongy but a bit more comfort for all the bad spots while on cruise would be nice.
 

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personally i never look at the highway rating i deal primarily in treadwear. 200tw and lower are street/race, anything above that is softer ;) less grippy.

but the only way to really fix it is to get smaller wheels... this is why i also run 17s, the sidewall is a little taller and can soak up bumps better.
 
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I think that mostly answers my question then. Definitely going Crossclimate 2 cause of how much snow driving I have to do, but it looks like the difference between H and V will be barely noticeable. I only ran across one or two comments that indicate a more noticeable difference on stiffness from V to W or Y so hard to say for sure.

We'll see, at this point I'm only looking for a minor tweak because I do like the handling and the tires is the only other thing left I'm gonna change anyways. I feel like if there were major differences on sidewall stiffness alone there would be more posts about it.
 
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