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What can I do to make my 05 Honda Odyssey ride more like a

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What can I do to make my 05 Honda Odyssey ride more like a Cadillac?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Jared D replied 3 months ago.

Good morning,

How many miles are on the vehicle?

How old are the suspension parts?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
130,000 miles, everything is stock, 2nd owner. RES touring model.
Expert:  Jared D replied 3 months ago.

There are a number of options on struts and shocks for this car that would definitely smooth out the ride.

What sort of ride does it have now? Too stiff? Too noisy? Too bumpy?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
too bumpy, too much road noise.
Expert:  Jared D replied 3 months ago.

The first thing that causes road noise is tires.

How old are the tires?

If the shocks (rear) and struts (front) haven't been replaced in about 30k miles then that would be a good place to start.

Monroe OESpectrum is the best brand to offer a smooth ride and longest life on these vans-

In the rear you also have the option of KYB shocks, but they tend to be a little stiffer.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Depaxed a few years ago, now have Goodyear assurance tires with about 50% tread-ware. These are much better than the Michelin run-flat tires but still noisy.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
definitely need the struts and shocks thanks.
Expert:  Jared D replied 3 months ago.

Goodyear is probably the quietest tire you could get, other than maybe some of the Generals, but they are so soft that occasionally the performance is a little squishy.

I would start with shocks and struts and then check the tie rod ends and ball joints for damage to make sure nothing is loose causing excessive jouncing from the road.

Expert:  Jared D replied 3 months ago.

I wanted to see if you need any more help with this one.

Please let me know if you do.

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