So here's more on the TSX manual I picked up last friday night. I figured if I'm going to do this project I might as well start out with a manual. I found this 2004 silver/black TSX manual on Craigslist locally. Turns out the car belonged to a mutual track buddy and was everything I wanted. It came with some minor mods like Tein Basic coilovers, BBS wheels, Progress RSB, WeatherTech window visors, tinted windows, Euro R grill, Injen intake and some ebay foglight kit. I took all this off immediately!
This is how the car looked Saturday morning before I started ripping both of my TSXs apart.
I had both cars on jack stands which made things a little bit easier. The first step was to pull everything off of the automatic car then clean and inspect everything.
Simple Greened and pressure washed the engine bay and undercarriage a few times to get all the years of dirt and grime out. I don't like dirty cars.
Eibach/Koni/GC coilovers, TL Type-S rear sway bar, new tie rods and Eibach rear camber kit pictured.
The knuckle, busted tie rods and Teins on the left came off the manual and I swapped over the good stuff on the right.
The guy I bought the car from had a CT airbox but didn't have the OEM lower half to install it. I stole the airbox from my auto and installed the CT box.
A quick shot of the engine bay after I was finished. That tiny battery is from VoltPhreaks and it only weighs 6lbs! It also has a On/Off switch on top of the battery. I stole it from my M3...for now.
My next move was to get tires. I ran the Yokohama AD08R (Neova) on my M3 last year and I have to say it was the best street tire I've ever owned. Dry grip. Wet grip. Consistently fast. Holds heat very well. And lasts a long time. I hit up my friends at Yoko and they set me up with a set in 255/40/17 square that I picked up yesterday. I'm very happy to have their support on this project!
And look, all four tires fit perfect in the back seat!
I had the tires mounted last night at Ballade Sports. Sorry, no pictures. But I did take a picture this morning when I got to work next to my buddy's Tundra on TEs.
That's it for now. I should have some more updates after this weekend once some more parts show up.