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Purchased my 2008 TSX in mid June 2013 in Cincinnati. The car is in immaculate condition. This TSX is a true unicorn...lol. I have absolutely fallen in love with this car. Apologies for the iPhone photos. Better photos will be taken in the future.

2008 Acura TSX with Navigation
Mileage: 71,000 (purchase date)
Transmission: 6 speed MT
Interior: Ebony (black) leather

Current mod list:

Exterior:
JDM Honda Accord Grille
JDM Honda Accord Rear Emblem
JDM Honda Accord Euro R Rear Emblem
JDM Euro R OEM Front Lip
USDM Aspec Rear Lip
JDM Euro R OEM Headlights
AttacktheDragon.com Windshield Banner

Engine:
CT-Engineering Icebox Intake
Custom Vibrant Single Exhaust w/
Interchangeable Spec 2 Style Section
SamcoSport Intake Pipe
SamcoSport Coolant Hoses
Spoon Sports Radiator Cap
Spoon Sports Reservoir Covers
Spoon Sports Plug Cover
Spoon Sports Magnetic Oil Drain Plug
Spoon Sports Magnetic Transmission Drain Plug
K-Tuned Fuel Rail with Pressure Gauge
Mugen Oil Cap
J's Racing Colored OEM Valve Cover
Plasti Dipped OEM dip stick
PLM Header
PLM Test Pipe
Hondata Flashpro
Hybrid Racing Shifter Cable Bushings
CT-Engineering Short Shifter
Corsport Shifter Base Bushings

Interior:
OEM Ebony Black Leather
OEM Navigation Screen
OEM All Weather Floor Mats
USDM Honda Accord Airbag
JDM Honda Accord Door Sills
JDM Euro R Accord Pedals
Spoon Sports Duracon Shift Knob
20% Window Tint

Braking:
Spoon Sports Monoblock Calipers
HAWK HPS Brake Pads - Front
StopTech Brake Pads - Rear
StopTech Slotted Front and Rear Rotors
StopTech Stainless Steel Braided Lines Front and Rear
AMSOIL DOT3 Brake Fluid

Suspension:
Alutec Front Strut Bar
Tein Street Advance Coilovers
EDFC Controller and Motors
Ingalls Rear Camber/Toe Kit
Acura TL Type S Rear Sway Bar

Wheels:
Summer Setup:
17x9 +38 Gramlights 57dr Gun Blue (3mm spacer on front wheels)
225/45/17 Yokohama Advan AD08R
Rays Short Lug Nuts - Blue

Winter Setup:
17x8 +45 TL Type S
235/45/17 Sumitomo HTR A/S P02

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It was time for an oil change yesterday so I figured it was a good time to do some other things as well.

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nice start, car looks mint too good luck! any future mods list?
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nice start, car looks mint too good luck! any future mods list?
Thanks! I don't plan on doing a great amount to the car. Gonna try and keep it a clean and subtle modification process. I'm still learning a lot about the TSX and what parts to get.

Exterior:
Aspec lip kit
Wheels (still deciding what kind)

Interior:
Honda airbag
Accord door sills
Pedal swap
Led interior lights

Engine:
Comptech Ice Box
Honda valve cover (color choice pending)
Spoon accessories
Exhaust maybe (WS2...if I decide to get one)

Suspension:
Coilovers (probably Tein)
Camber kit
Strut bars (not sure which ones yet)
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Looking good, pretty rare combo. 2nd 08 pwp\nav\6mt I've seen on here

08 ABP 6MT
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Looking good, pretty rare combo. 2nd 08 pwp\nav\6mt I've seen on here
Thanks!! Yeah I wasn't set on getting the navigation originally. Most important was 6 speed and black.
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if you plan on going with full accord stuff, the all-weather OEM floor-mats off an 03-07 accord sedan will work with the TSX as well. they will say "Accord" on them.


car is looking good...i wish i could rock the front grill, but i'd have to buy the jdm front bumper in order to do so

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if you plan on going with full accord stuff, the all-weather OEM floor-mats off an 03-07 accord sedan will work with the TSX as well. they will say "Accord" on them.


car is looking good...i wish i could rock the front grill, but i'd have to buy the jdm front bumper in order to do so
Thanks! Good to know! I thought you only have to get the top radiator support? It's sold that way at HeelToe.
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My buddy and I made an "official release" video for the Facebook release. Long story short, I had a bunch of people confused as to what car I was getting (STi wagon, truck, Mustang, etc.). I took photos of almost every car imagined and posted it up as if I was getting it...lol. So here is the video my friend did...

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Thanks! Good to know! I thought you only have to get the top radiator support? It's sold that way at HeelToe.
for 06-08 i believe the grill will fit without any modification aside from the radiator cover.

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My buddy and I made an "official release" video for the Facebook release. Long story short, I had a bunch of people confused as to what car I was getting (STi wagon, truck, Mustang, etc.). I took photos of almost every car imagined and posted it up as if I was getting it...lol. So here is the video my friend did...

The Unicorn
dope video!! your car looks great with all the little add-ons. i'm really diggin' the Spoon duracon knob!!

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Couple of updates. Decided it was time to remove the Acura center caps. I replaced all four center caps. I only took one photo.

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2008 PWP 6spd/navi/black interior
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06-08 JDM grille fits fine with the oem radiator cover.

08 ABP 6MT
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Small engine add ons...





I hate the Spoon oil cap. It looks way to cheap IMO. So went with my favorite...



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Interior addition...


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