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Just playing around on the highway. I love how different this car feels between comfort and Sport. This topic probably has been done to death, but I'm curious as I havent played with +R mode yet. What does +R give you in terms of feel and suspension? Anybody on here drive on +R all the time?

Man this car really opens up in Sport though Honda got it right!!



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On pre 2020 models, +R stiffens up the suspension a good amount to where I wouldn’t use it on less than smooth roads. It also boosts the steering feel and the rev match assist is more aggressive and nearly instantaneous.
 

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Just playing around on the highway. I love how different this car feels between comfort and Sport. This topic probably has been done to death, but I'm curious as I havent played with +R mode yet. What does +R give you in terms of feel and suspension? Anybody on here drive on +R all the time?

Man this car really opens up in Sport though Honda got it right!!
I was told not to always drive in “R mode.” This will cause the inner tire portion to wear out faster. I always drive in sport mode. I read about only using R for spirit driving or track. I don’t use comfort mode much.
 
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I was told not to always drive in “R mode.” This will cause the inner tire portion to wear out faster. I always drive in sport mode. I read about only using R for spirit driving or track. I don’t use comfort mode much.
Got a source for this? I am really curious since I drive in R mode a lot. I personally like the heavier and directed feel of the steering in R mode. I swapped out to 18" wheels so ride comfort isn't an issue for me with the stiffer suspension.
 

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When I was first learning the car I always used R mode, but I've found as time has gone on and I understand the car better, I prefer comfort in almost every way.

It feels more predictable, pedal and wheel modulation is easier, the suspension isn't as firm, but even on the track this year I've run comfort mode almost exclusively.

The old race adage about driving like you have an egg under your pedal is much easier to make happen in comfort than R.
 

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Just playing around on the highway. I love how different this car feels between comfort and Sport. This topic probably has been done to death, but I'm curious as I havent played with +R mode yet. What does +R give you in terms of feel and suspension? Anybody on here drive on +R all the time?

Man this car really opens up in Sport though Honda got it right!!
+R simply stiffens the suspension and steering feel (reduces the power steering). I mainly use it if I want to limit body roll if sport isn’t sufficient.
 

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I was told not to always drive in “R mode.” This will cause the inner tire portion to wear out faster. I always drive in sport mode. I read about only using R for spirit driving or track. I don’t use comfort mode much.
I’d need a source for that one, a trustable one too. You’d have to physically change the camber/alignment for that to happen. +R doesn’t change the ride height, just the dampening in the shocks.
 

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I drive in R+ all the time - it's lots of fun - then switch to Comfort for bumpier streets / sometimes sport just for a change. Love them all but don't be afraid of R+ that's where the car feels the best to me and you do no harm running in it all the time.
 

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Got a source for this? I am really curious since I drive in R mode a lot. I personally like the heavier and directed feel of the steering in R mode. I swapped out to 18" wheels so ride comfort isn't an issue for me with the stiffer suspension.
I actually was watching videos on YouTube. I don’t recall the channel, but you should be able to find it. I recall looking for information about tires and suspension, which is when I came across it.
 

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I was told not to always drive in “R mode.” This will cause the inner tire portion to wear out faster. I always drive in sport mode. I read about only using R for spirit driving or track. I don’t use comfort mode much.
This is the first I hear if this. I only drive in R mode and never had any issues...
 

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This is the first I hear if this. I only drive in R mode and never had any issues...
Same - and tire wear was shockingly consistent end to end when I replaced the fronts on mine.
 

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Must be fake news then.
I think it's probably due to how the camber and ultra low profile eats the stock tires for breakfast, with even a little spirited driving, within 8000 miles especially at the front.

The inner block of tread will be completely shredded normally, mine was showing wire at 8k and that's typical. It's easy to see that and think, well I've been in R mode a lot since I got the car, must be the agressive (whatever they heard the setting does)
 

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I find the steering too heavy in R mode for normal driving. it’s fine for a backroad rip, but annoying in town. Comfort is nice on the highway, but I wish it didn’t deaden the throttle so much. It’s been mentioned in reviews of the car, but I would have appreciated a customized mode. Throttle response from +R, dampers from Sport, and steering from Comfort would be perfect for me. I’d probably never change it.
 

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I used to avoid +R mode because I thought the steering was too heavy for day-to-day. Then I started using it for a few weeks because I was bored, and now I can't go back. The steering is SO FRIKKIN' PRECISE! Yes, it's heavier to make a turn, but you also don't have to turn the wheel very far at all to make your moves. It's great, and I am enjoying daily usage of the car with the high precision steering.
 

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