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I’m just now starting to build my tsx, and I’m wanting to know where to start, I have the engine out now because I have to replace the tranny, does anyone have any ideas on what to do first?
 

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Depends on what you want to do with it. Is it a manual or auto? That greatly affects what your car can handle in terms of power.

A simple build with wheels, suspension and full bolt-ons is a pretty good way to go.
 

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Depends on what you want to do with it. Is it a manual or auto? That greatly affects what your car can handle in terms of power.

A simple build with wheels, suspension and full bolt-ons is a pretty good way to go.
It’s an automatic, eventually down the road I want to swap it for a manual, but looks, wheels, etc, I don’t really care about as of now, I’m looking for like hp, or overall performance, I don’t have the money to buy a 2 grand turbo right now, but I’m looking for other upgrades, like headers, intake manifolds, etc., and ideas?
 

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Manual swap is a waste of time and money. You’d be better off just buying a manual TSX. @Flamie would be a good guy to consult
 

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YES, as much as I wanna do it and I would say it would be worth it. Frankly it's so complicated to find all the parts and make the car not a pos at the end. People HAVE done it. but it will probably cause you an entire TSX worth of money. If you don't have attachment to your car just go find a manual. But if you like me have a mega clean car and could not let it go. You can build the automatic to handle power and also be a ton more fun to drive. My car currently is just as fast if not fast than a manual TSX with the same mods. But it still was like 4k to build a transmission. And that is no labor cause I install and took out my trans myself. With labor it could be upwards of 5 to 6k. Honestly for a performance build, Just go manual. Best of luck!
 

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Also in terms of mods look at my list on my profile. My showcase. It's a really good setup, I will say my car has alot of custom stuff, but the base parts are really good.
 
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