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Hey all,

I finally picked up my new TSX. I've been wanting her for so long and now she's finally mine <3. Here are some of the features and some pics. I plan on changing the rims, painting the brake calipers, and a whole lot more. Feel free to ask any questions.

Features
- K24A2 2.4L i-VTEC Engine
- Automatic Transmission
- Navigation System
- HID headlights
- LED Interior lighting
- Did I mention it has VTEC?

Planned Mods
30% Window Tint - 07/07/17
Euro R CL9 Exterior Conversion
Tein Street Advance Coilovers
Blue Painted Brake Calipers - Did this sometime in March
Injen Cold Air Intake
225/45r18 HFP Wheels
SRS Exhaust (not too sure about this yet)
Anything else I think of later

Original Pics
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Updated Pics as of 2/14/17
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Timeline of Mods (Up to 07/10/17)

5/12/16 - Plasti dipped front grill
I've only owned the car for about 24 hours and the only significant thing I've done was plasti dip the front grill black.

BEFORE
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AFTER
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5/20/16 - Trunk Lip installed
Just another minor "cosmetic" update to the car. Nice M3 style lip just to make her look more sporty

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1/7/17 - Debadged rear emblems, added OEM Euro R trunk emblem
Its been awhile! I've decided to convert the exterior of the car and make it look like the CL9 Euro R. Picked up an OEM Euro R emblem off eBay for $40 and stuck it on the car. Also got rid of the stock Acura emblems too.

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1/12/17 - Attempted Headlight Restore
My headlights started to get really yellowed and faded. I tried fixing it by taking the lights off the car and sanding and clear coating it, but I couldn't get a good finish with the paint. I don't really mind it, as I'm replacing them with JDM replica headlights soon.

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There she sits with no front end.


1/16/17 - Replacement Grill
Plasti Dip got messed up and while I was taking it off, I accidentally broke the chrome trim on the stock grill. I ended up replacing it with a painted one from eBay.

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New Grill
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2/6/17 - 12" Subwoofer Install
Finally got around to installing subs in my car. Stock 6x9 subs were blown and sounded like ass. I'm running two 12" Kicker Comp Rs with a 1200W Kicker Amp. A friend of mine gave be a pretty great deal on them too and they sound amazing!

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looks good man. Put some coils on that puppy and it'll look mint
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Surprising to see such a clean and unmolested example of a TSX. I personally prefer the Euro-R. All you need is a nice set of wheels and some coils, even throw some racelands on it if your on a budget.
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EG6 wroteSurprising to see such a clean and unmolested example of a TSX. I personally prefer the Euro-R. All you need is a nice set of wheels and some coils, even throw some racelands on it if your on a budget.


Thanks man! I was surprised as well. In my area, you typically don't see first gen TSXs this clean. I'm planning to get a nice set of rims in the near future as well.
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It looks amazing! Take good care of it mate and please keep us updated on it. This car really caught my eyes.
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Updated look at the car. Let me know what you guys think!
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I like it! plasti dip looks great! i like how your still keeping a nice clean look. Any future ideas for coil-overs or wheels?
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Boothee wrote
I like it! plasti dip looks great! i like how your still keeping a nice clean look. Any future ideas for coil-overs or wheels?

Honestly, I'm not too sure about what I want to do yet. However, I'm likely going to plastic dip the stock rims black and paint the calipers then leave it like that until I'm able to invest in new, better-looking wheels and rims.
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Please don't plasti-dip the STOCK wheels black. It's so bad and kills it. Just keep them normal until you can get wheels. Every person with a topic in this section plasti dips their stock wheels black and it makes me wanna die.
Just keep the wheels normal for right now.
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S13 wrotePlease don't plasti-dip the STOCK wheels black. It's so bad and kills it. Just keep them normal until you can get wheels. Every person with a topic in this section plasti dips their stock wheels black and it makes me wanna die.
Just keep the wheels normal for right now.

I don't see what is so bad about it honestly. You even have the ability to make them shiny with glossifier. I appreciate the suggestion though.
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