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Old 04-29-2011, 09:25 AM
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Default help~! My Fit Backseat is like riding horse

Hi All,

i am new here. I need some advice.
My 09 GE Fit backseat is being complained like riding a horse. Especially on Highway or road expansion joint.

My Fit now is using 16" tyre Potanza with 45cm thick.
i know my tyre make some difference. But i felt that problem mainly is at the suspension or whatever behind..

Any one having this problem also? What model suspension or absorber should i change?

Thanks!
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I rarely have passengers in the rear of my car. When I first got it I proudly offered to drive my coworkers to a meeting at our other office. Boy was I embarrassed when we went over some railroad tracks and it felt like we were riding over a field of uneven steel beams--the jarring was horrible!

I have read of people installing gas shocks--would this help? I know wider tires would make the ride smoother, too, but would likely affect fuel efficiency.
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What is the air pressure you are using in your back tire?
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My Back tyre air pressure is 200.
Ya... sooznd, i can understand how u felt... is so embarrasing. my sister-in-law commented that she was like riding a horse...
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Default ...try a lower tire pressure in back...

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My Back tyre air pressure is 200...
BarneyFit,
I am running my rear tire pressure at 141. I am running on 195/50-15 Yokohama S. Drives that have a maximum pressure rating of 51 psi (359). So, that would mean that I am running at about 40% the max pressure.
If you feel comfortable, try running your tires at a lower pressure, at a pressure that you still feel safe driving on.
I have been using this psi for some time now without any negative results. BTW, I am running the front tires at 171.
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