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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
My name is Chris and this is my TSX.

Little background on the car, 2004 Auto 111+ miles, my girlfriend crashed the family car so I needed a daily driver to move around.

Here is a list of the things im getting done.

  • Interior Seats Headliners Pillars
  • Hood Molding Trim
  • Aluminum Pedal Set
  • Pedal Accelerator
  • SRS AIRBAG Control Module
  • Curtain AIRBAG L & R
  • Stoptech Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
  • Pair Set of 2 Front Inner & Outer Moog Tie Rod Ends
  • Belt Tensioner Assembly
  • Window Tint 3M
  • 16" Rims
 

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Bought it with 17" IS300 rims, the front driver side rim cracked on me, instead of getting it repaired I replaced the rims with some 16 inch Honda HPF rims I will be painting those matte black. Got the windows and sunroof tinted with 3M, the chrome trim will be wrap with 3M black matte.

Ride feels a lot better with the 16" rims.
 

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After a week of driving around I had a hard time starting the car so I checked the starter relay by swapping then out turned out to be the Ignition Starter Switch, got it replaced few days later the battery died on me and today the starter stop working.

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ABS module came in, along with a launch scanner I picked up crp909 I am no longer getting the error I was getting before which was ABS internal module failure, now I’m getting the error for the passeger side and driver side airbags or seat belt doesn’t specify which one is bad, manage to get the VSA light to turn off so now I have one less light to worry about. Over the weekend I took the car out on a short road trip car runs great.

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UPDATE
Got some new parts
  • 2007 ECU eBay
  • Flash Pro with Can adaptor
  • RBB3 head of 2006 AT
Will be getting the ecu programmed to the car was thinking about getting a eBay HDS but found a guy here locally that can program it for about $45 will be porting the head, once the head is ported will be swapping it in and getting the vehicle tune.
 

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So I got the Flashpro along with the ECU and CAN connector.

The CAN connector was a pain to install, removed an AC tube had to cut the tape around the connector and found a way to get my hand to fit I manage to do it after 45 mins, I had a test light to check if I did it correctly to check voltage on the line, removed the radio to route the line, finally I got to the OBD2 connector it was a pain moving the immobilizer line and putting the 2 CAN lines in after I put the connector back in one of the likes would lose communication so I ended up leaving the connector lose it doesn’t like the angle in the future I may need to cut those lines and extend the connector. I got a OBD2 extension from eBay to make things easier.

I didn’t do the programming at a Honda dealership instead someone locally did it with a LaunchTool I think he coded the key because after he was done my VIN number changed to the VIN on the new ECU. I had to get the new VIN of the ECU to lock my flashpro in. Lucky me I have a Scantool capable of doing this.
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I was trying to tune my vehicle with my laptop but this never worked, it would just load the tune to the flash pro, I thought this was tuning my car I was wrong the tune itself takes about 3 mins and some lights on the dash board go on and off there are no videos of people doing this on a tsx I will try to record the process, so I was able to do the tune using the flashpro only you hook it up hold program and your done. I got the basic tune CAI tune, did some modifications with some information I found online. Any feedback would be good.
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I got some more parts on the way, oil pump, j35 TB, headers. Getting everything together to swap out the head stay tune.
 

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Got everything done, minus the headers I ordered the wrong ones by mistake, while swapping the head turns out my car has a 2002 accord engine with less horsepower than the ones on the tsx, still got some decent gains.
 

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So I’m looking into doing a turbo in my set up trying to get the parts I need for the build looking for any tips or advice. Details below of my current set up:

TSX 2004 with 2007 ECU and Hondata ready.
ENGINE has 104k miles new timing belt, head gasket, oil pump chain kit tensioner ect
Fuel octane here is lower than 89
Elevation 43m 141 feet

Engine bottom is from a 2006 accord sedan a k24a8 Compression 9.7:11
RBB3 head with 2006 tsx auto cams
rbc intake manifold stock
J35 throttle body
type r oil pump
aem short ram intake 2.5
2.5 catless muffler
50 vtc gear
thermal intake manifold gasket
 

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PTE 5776E Seems to be discontinued I found some options online directly from percision let me know which one will work for me.


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Found the Waste Gauge with some hardware let me now if the hardware is needed. Also the spring is for 7lbs will I need to find one for 8lbs ?


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Found this manifold I think this is the one that will work for me, I seen this style on other set ups.



About the gauges and boost controller is there a gauge I can get that will read afr oil pressure and boost, could I just used the engines afr and oil pressure and just get a electronic boost gauge ?

Will I need bigger injectors if so what size ? Bigger fuel pump ? If so which one, fuel system if so which one ? Hardware to run the oil lines or does the turbo come with that catch can ? Any other supporting mods I should do ?
 

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PTE 5776E Seems to be discontinued I found some options online directly from percision let me know which one will work for me.


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Found the Waste Gauge with some hardware let me now if the hardware is needed. Also the spring is for 7lbs will I need to find one for 8lbs ?


104401


Found this manifold I think this is the one that will work for me, I seen this style on other set ups.



About the gauges and boost controller is there a gauge I can get that will read afr oil pressure and boost, could I just used the engines afr and oil pressure and just get a electronic boost gauge ?

Will I need bigger injectors if so what size ? Bigger fuel pump ? If so which one, fuel system if so which one ? Hardware to run the oil lines or does the turbo come with that catch can ? Any other supporting mods I should do ?
What are you planning on doing to the transmission with that power?
 
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