Hard as hell. My previous car was a City SX8 and I still remember when I got new front shocks on it (yes just shocks, not complete assembly including springs, mounts, etc.) it became so bouncy, in a nice sort of way. Civic 8th gen is a pretty hard riding car anyway, IMO, as I've sat in quite a few other 8th gens too. My Civic is mainly used by my wife while my Dewan Lancer is my everyday car and that, also sporting 55 profile tires, feels more comfortable than the Civic even though it certainly has much older shocks.