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since my tib has been in the shop the last couple of days......i have been driving my wifes 96 accent.....i noticed that her suspension is actually stiffer then the tibs or thats how it would appear....even with tiny 195/60 r 13's whats up with that???? is it just my imagination?


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The Accent is lighter, and I'm guessing Hyundai only has 2 or 3 different shock setups. If the shocks on the heavier Tib are valved pretty close to the same as the Accent, the Accent will seem stiffer.


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Well I would definately have to disagree.
I used to have a 2000 Tib and now I own a '96 accent and the suspension on the Tib was much stiffer and the Tib handled much better. Now the Accent is bouncier but don't mistake that for stiffness.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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accent stock suspension is t3h ghey. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>Accent setup KICKS A*SS! You dont get many vehicles these days that can be flicked around that way, especially when the ahedsion threshold can be so easily breached, to the point where you're in opposite lock, the tyres are overloaded and you're still going straight and rotating only a little...lol, Accents are a boatload of fun!!!


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Well, I owned an Accent GT for 5.5 years and when I bought my Tib in Nov, I thought the suspension on the Tib was a POS. I couldn't make turns as fast whether braking OR accelerating. The suspension on the GT's were different than the other model Accents though.


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I agree JonGTR... I lost it on a few on/exit ramps... tryed everything, but can't get it to hook-up nicely through the curves...


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I have to agree with Mechanix, Accents are a boatload of fun. I used to drive a Subaru but had to put the old girl to sleep, so I decided to get myself an Accent. I've had most of my fun kicking the e-brake and drifting it around corners and on-ramps this winter. I've only owned it since January and I think I've pretty much got it's limits figured out. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/evil.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> I've definitely got to make some mods, but after I'm done she'll be set up for autoX this summer.


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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>Uhh demon, save your tyres man, you dont need the handbrake to initiate a drift, thats just one of several techniques you can use!


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I've been able to power it through curves by keeping on the gas... The Accent seems to have just enough oversteer to bring it around, but you burn up the front tires pretty quickly doing so...




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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/mad.gif width=16 height=16 border=0> Sorry Mechanix, I should've mentioned where I am. I'm not exactly killing my tires since I'm in Canada and there's been lots of snow this winter. I don't use my e-brake in the summer to take turns 'cause it's funny, you don't seem to do much but stop dead in your tracks that way. I've only had about 8 or 9 snowfree days since I got my car to try it out on dry roads. Haven't been disappointed yet.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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ahhh u lucky SOB u! we had like ONE day of snow here (western maryland) ahhh its sux.. i hate winter, but i at least like the snow.. for certain reasons <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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If it makes you feel any better it just rained all week here and we don't have anymore snow on the ground. Now if we could only do something about all the salt left on the roads my little black GS would be happy.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>


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Hey DemonX where in Canada are you. I am in Smiths Falls Ontario we got messed up weather it snowed like a foot of snow a week ago and now its gone. Its like 7C here and we are still getting snow. If you dont know where Smiths Falls is its like 1hr south-west of ottawa<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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I'm in Fredericton New Brunswick (the capital city) and we've been getting messed up weather also. It rained and we lost all our snow and then it snowed again last week. Of course, being April, it just rained again and now we're back to dry roads. Very, very pissy. I'm not sure whether to take my winter tires off or not<img src=/images/forums/snitz/oogle.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Damm, since I made that last post it managed to snow 2cm. I'm getting pretty sick of this kind of weather. If it's gonna dry up, I wish it would stay dry. I'm tired of washind and rewashing my car over and over and over...


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ok well i drove a 2001 5speed tiburon last summer and a 2002 accent GL this summer and i for one vote the tib suspension over the stock accent suspension. im not sure who exactly would be dissing the tib but with a roadholding index of .84g and the way mine performed box stock was very impressive to me and all unsuspecting passengers thinking that i will drive down a curvy country road at a reasonable speed <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>.
my accent however is not so enjoyable. aside from the obvious handling differences associated with the tourque and exiting the turn i say teh accent is MUCH less responsive and is also balanced with more suspension understeer; while actually oversteering the wheel will bring the back end around fairly easily.
the springs; sway bars and shocks (to a lesser extent) are noticeably softer than the tib.
overall i just wish i had my turbulence back ;)
note to everyone: counrty roads are MUCH less adgesive when they put fresh road gravel and oil down that day <img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>
i found that out the hard way sliding off the end of a dead end road totaling my cobalt blue beauty <img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>


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yeah but that is your fault. did you say you fell off of a dead ended contryroad??


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yeah it prettyv much sucked. teh road has O guard rails or even a dead end warning or stop sign. it kinda tees off at the end and i tried to swing to the right but i just slid and left front was like BAM right into a tree stump. it was abouta 1 foot drop so the back end kicked up a good few feet and landed about 90 degrees to the right. lf tire was into the door; driveshaft ripped out and the hood supports on either side of teh sunroof were buckled. frame was bent so bad that the left side of the trunk wouldnt close; had about 6" to go while right side was 'closed'
although it was a very tragic loss; it was not all negative; i was actually impressed in teh aftermath.
we (me and my friend tom were in the car) hit at about 30-35MPH and yeah teh car was all ****ed up. but teh good thing was that none of us were hurt; teh airbags deployed perfectly; the crumple zone was very effective and it didnt even seem like such a hard hit hit at all. i never even hit teh airbag it just exploded in front of my face; i just stayed tight on teh wheel and never even got a scratch. tom hit the airbag and he was fine also. all in all i was very impressed with this vehiclesperformance under impact; much better than other 2600lb cars that most people claim 'unsafe' due only to the light weight.
i wish i had my tibby back but that did boost my confidence in hyundai's safety a lot and just plain ol mad eme feel better about teh company in general; although very disappointed in myself.


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the most ironic thing is that this very same day; about 6 hours prior to that i had just won a set of forged MOMO 16x8 rims (about 11lbs apiece) on ebay that probably woulda stopped me in time <img src=/images/forums/snitz/guns.gif width=33 height=16 border=0>
had to retract my bid and never got the wheels <img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>

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