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It's been 2 yrs since you were last called to service! Let's hear from you all again! Hopefully more this time! And maybe a meet?
Myself:

2006 CGP TSX MT Premium - since Aug '09.
 

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Nice to meet you!
There must be more out there, there are so many TSXs driving around!
 

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Lol I was thinking about that as I typed it. I don't know if the mother reaching back trying to seperate her kids while driving that tsx i saw has time for forums :)

mods... Mostly things I can create and/or do myself.
-Injen cai
-Redid my headlight housings black, built/installed halos/Audi drls, 8000K low.
-replaced interior bulbs w/ blue LEDs. License plate and fogs are white LEDs.
-Tinted windows w/ eyebrow and tail lights.
-chrome pillars to clean up the black gap in the trimmings.
-two 12" pioneer perfects with a fosgate bc they were free :).
-m3 style lip spoiler, but just bought a type R one to paint.
-bought type R grille to paint. (not sure about it)
-working on getting a reflash with another Winnipeg Tsx(you want in?)

future:
-reflash
-coil overs
-sway bars
-headers and exhaust
-18-19" rims

But of course I don't have money for all that just yet.
 

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cool. I have been debating on getting a reflash.

question: I have been debating over a Injen CAI or icebox. What was you experience with the injen? Eventually I want to get a race header. This combo with reflash would be fun.

I also want to get a RSB. Just wondering which one.
 

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I love the injen. I got it from speedtech in Calgary when I was there. My cuzin have it too for his TL. My cuzins a mechanic and his dad is the shop super so I got to use the space and tools. It sounds great as well. I drove to Calgary and got about 650 km/tank (6th gear). On the way back I was pushing 750km/tank with 48km range left. Of course I wasn't gonna test that out to the end.

What I like about it is, that you can do the full cai set up and for slushy wintery seasons you can convert it to short ram as well. Just take the lower pipe off.

I want to do the sway bars but I just feel suspension would be most effective anyways. Altho sways are cheaper :). I see a lot of nuespeed and progress ones.

I forsure want headers bc cai and headers work wonders with a reflash, it's just I want to do headers and exhaust together. It's kind if making a quick efficient way of pumping spent gases from the engine with nice headers, and then trying to force them out an inefficient small exhaust. Just seems like a bottle neck to me. But of course money is the issue!

If you get headers, you'll want to do the full deal to compliment the cars poop shoot lol.
 

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Thanks for the info on Injen. Did you notice any performance gains? Did you lose some bottom end torque like others are stating?

Regarding the headers and exhaust, our 06 exhaust system is already very efficient and most, if not all people on this forum say there is little to no gain when adding a performance exhaust. The exhaust is more for a look and sound. I am trying to keep my car stealth with some fun built in.

I did buy some Hankook evo12 for my car on stock rims (stealth). The difference is night and day over OEM Michellins. My goal would be to get the RSB for the rear to finish the handling and then get a racing header from kiddracing and a icebox with the reflash. Again retaining a stock sound and look but with the performance.
 

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That's good to hear about our exhaust. I've heard what I've said from the um.. "other" forum.
Stealth is good lol. We do have those traffic specialists out now just iching to give you a ticket for driving too close to the dotted line. I'm acutally in the market for some new rubber for my stock rims. I would certainly like your input on that.
Are you planning to do any suspension work for handling? I'm interested in keeping my posture vertical in turns lol
 

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Oh and as for the injen, I definitely feel performance gains, and partially due to enjoying racing my engine more. It's there for sure. Bottom
end torque loss I hvent really felt. If everyone says it's there than majority rules I suppose. I haven't noticed... Press the pedal down harder? Lol
 

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I bought the Hankook's in the US from discount tire direct. I was down in Minneapolis for a few days and had the tires shipped to Pembina Parcel. So when I came back, I picked them up and did not have to pay duty or taxes. The total cost was $420 for four tires (215 50X17). One reason I bought these tires was after reading this article:
Tire Test: Nine Affordable Summer Tires Take On the Michelin PS2 - Comparison Tests - Auto Reviews - Car and Driver

The evo12 are a good balance between performance and everyday use. They are quieter than our OEM's and smoother. As for grip, amazing. My VSA light used to come on periodically but now, never. Very sticky.

You mentioned suspension. I have no desire to modify my suspension since our roads are atrocious. I find the suspension almost to stiff for our roads. I only want a RSB to stop the leaning into corners. From what I have heard, its the best bang for your buck and stops the leaning. The evo's actually smooth out the ride compared to OEM's. I was very surprised. I was expecting a more jarring ride since its a performance summer tire with a stiffer sidewall. Not at all. I use a dedicated winter tire in the cold months.
 

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Our roads are terrible... Altho i guess it depends what you want. I myself can avoid most problems and can endure when I can't. I've ridden around in cars with better suspension and it wasn't even bad. Coil overs with dampeners will do the trick enough. I'm also planning on movin to BC so roads won't be a problem :)
sway bar should definitely be an affordable option.
I'll check out those tires as well
 

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Hey guys.. I'm from Brandon and I'm looking to pickup a 2006 PWP 6MT TSX. Let me know if you hear of anyone looking to sell. Thanks!
 

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Any Winnipeg area TSXs want to meet up!?
 

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Looking for for Winnipeg area TSXs again! Where are you! Big local meet coming up!
 

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Hi, from the 604 area, it's been super quiet on this side of the country for the cl7/9 crew representing. What you guys planning for the meet?
 
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