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Jeff
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My TSX costed me $9k. I was calculating the total costs of the mods I want, and the mods themselves could possibly go over the value of the car itself.
 

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nature of the beast... the older i get the more i think of how much i should have just spent on an actual "fast car"

you bought a fuel efficient economical 4 cylinder with 200hp.... not a sports car
with all the mods in the world your only gonna make like 230hp.... if you go over 200whp your $2000 invested in parts, maybe more

hands down you will never ever be faster than basically any V6 on the road without spending out the ass

make it look nice, do some minor mods, intake, pulleys, reflash... call it a day, dont expect the TSX to be a speed demon unless you have deep pockets
 

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being a college student and all, I haven't managed to put much in my Ride after 2 and a half years with my 05. I've spent about $350 so far on it, do I plan more? HELL yea! lol do I have money... "uh uhh" :laugh:
 

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I bought mine brand new in 08, paid full sticker price.
and I quickly ended up spending more than I paid for the car in mods, even
though I paid out the ass for the car.

doesn't matter what the car costs, even if it's 30k+. if you have the money
to mod, you'll probably spend it.
 

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Jeff
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I dont want power mods, i know the tsx isnt a fast car, with it being so heavy and all. I just wanted to spend on mods that'll make my ride more comfortable and possibly more fuel efficient
The TSX came with some Tein SS and iono how long theyve been on, because the ride is ridiculously bumpy. It feels like a boat rocking left right all the time, so I was gonna save up for some Tein Comfort Sports, and also get some RPF1s+ tires (hankooks ?), since the heavy stock rims are still on there also. Those 2 alone go over $3k lol

And like you mentioned winnie, I was also going to just invest in a CT icebox and UR pulleys, the header/exhaust combo seems like it releases more emissions. Or is that just me

and can't forget about those bodykits. I love the look of modulo also =[
 

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being a college student and all, I haven't managed to put much in my Ride after 2 and a half years with my 05. I've spent about $350 so far on it, do I plan more? HELL yea! lol do I have money... "uh uhh" :laugh:
+1

about 370 ish.
 

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I bought mine brand new in 08, paid full sticker price.
and I quickly ended up spending more than I paid for the car in mods, even
though I paid out the ass for the car.

doesn't matter what the car costs, even if it's 30k+. if you have the money
to mod, you'll probably spend it.
Mmstsx, your car is a beast and you're not even done modding it (read you're planning on SC). Mind me asking what your occupation is? I mean, you've probably spent over 50K altogether including the cost of the car. You're a legend in my books.
 

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haha. yeah, I'm far from done with the car, lots to go.
and yeah, I'm over 50k for sure.

for now I'll put the m62 on while I finish up the body.
I still need a new hood and I need to attach my spoiler.
I need a new set of wheels too, well always, lol.

I'll probably end up taking my comfort sports off and switching
to some kind of other suspension. maybe air, maybe some
sort of hybrid, not too sure there. something not too heavy I hope.

of course the motor will be pulled probably sooner rather than later.
I'm all over the damn place picking a new car, but as soon as I have
one in my possession, I can really tear the TSX apart. I probably won't
put the stock motor back, I'll swap something or another in there. even
if it's just a spoon k-series or something, not sure.

thing is with the TSX is that power is not the goal. so it has to be approached
a bit differently. I read the OP saying that his TSX has some terrible body roll.
well that's just unacceptable. to me, if I feel any body roll that's not super minimal,
it's not acceptable. not on the TSX anyway.

so stuff like sway bars, chassis bracing, good coilovers and a nice low stance and
whatnot are pretty important I think. if I were to start fro scratch, I would start
there. I would start by replacing my front a-arms with the spoon ones, putting on
the spoon zero bump steer kit, putting on a rear lower camber/toe kit, putting a thick
sway bar in the back with some awesome bushings, putting on adjustable rear end links,
putting on full chassis bracing, and putting on some quality coilovers.

I would do that before touching the rims/tires and before buying a body kit. once you
have your suspension in line, next for me would be some lightweight quality high performance
tires wrapped around some lightweight forged rims. and then after that, body kit, etc.

I'm drunk and rambling woooo... and the ufc sucked tonight, boo.

oh yeah, occupation. real estate. investing and sales, leaning more towards investing
these days. simple concept really:

buy house or multi-family dwelling.
renovate it fully, make it very nice, top quality everything.
rent out property for high end rent to high end tenants.
collect usually problem free rent on properties forever.
fix things when needed, but that's rare, it's all new.
(basic residual income setup)

:)
 

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Too much!! But +1 to what nwinnie34 said.
 

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Omfg. I actually went down my mod list and calculated roughly 7500 on mods. FML
 

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we bought our 06 tsx to tour the country and we did-no mods needed for that.
 

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Jeff
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haha. yeah, I'm far from done with the car, lots to go.
and yeah, I'm over 50k for sure.

for now I'll put the m62 on while I finish up the body.
I still need a new hood and I need to attach my spoiler.
I need a new set of wheels too, well always, lol.

I'll probably end up taking my comfort sports off and switching
to some kind of other suspension. maybe air, maybe some
sort of hybrid, not too sure there. something not too heavy I hope.

of course the motor will be pulled probably sooner rather than later.
I'm all over the damn place picking a new car, but as soon as I have
one in my possession, I can really tear the TSX apart. I probably won't
put the stock motor back, I'll swap something or another in there. even
if it's just a spoon k-series or something, not sure.

thing is with the TSX is that power is not the goal. so it has to be approached
a bit differently. I read the OP saying that his TSX has some terrible body roll.
well that's just unacceptable. to me, if I feel any body roll that's not super minimal,
it's not acceptable. not on the TSX anyway.

so stuff like sway bars, chassis bracing, good coilovers and a nice low stance and
whatnot are pretty important I think. if I were to start fro scratch, I would start
there. I would start by replacing my front a-arms with the spoon ones, putting on
the spoon zero bump steer kit, putting on a rear lower camber/toe kit, putting a thick
sway bar in the back with some awesome bushings, putting on adjustable rear end links,
putting on full chassis bracing, and putting on some quality coilovers.

I would do that before touching the rims/tires and before buying a body kit. once you
have your suspension in line, next for me would be some lightweight quality high performance
tires wrapped around some lightweight forged rims. and then after that, body kit, etc.

I'm drunk and rambling woooo... and the ufc sucked tonight, boo.

oh yeah, occupation. real estate. investing and sales, leaning more towards investing
these days. simple concept really:

buy house or multi-family dwelling.
renovate it fully, make it very nice, top quality everything.
rent out property for high end rent to high end tenants.
collect usually problem free rent on properties forever.
fix things when needed, but that's rare, it's all new.
(basic residual income setup)

:)
omg, i didnt even know bout most of those suspension replacements :O

i dont know how to explain my ride. i read one of marcus's writeups about how he hated the use of the word "bouncy ride". when im driving straight, i can feel almost every imperfection in the road as jerks, and it makes the TSX jump pretty hard, even though i have teh damper settings on 13/11.
as for body roll, it's not that bad, and i was gonna purchase a progress rear sway bar for that also. however, when im making a left turn (and only left turn, not right), i can feel my car swerving left-right left right during the left turn. i think that's cuz of my tires?
whatever the case, i have a lot of money to be saving up =\
 

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Driving MY05 CL9 so far for my build I spent

Suspension - 1200 new
swaybars - 550 new
struts - 400 new
HID lights - 100 new
wheels and tyres - 2500 used
headers - 100 used
exhaust 2'5 - 200 DIY
cat - 300 new
Supercharger - 3000 new
Oil Cooler - 250 new
Oil reservoir - 150 new
Rubber Lines and Fitting - 150 new
Intercooler - 300 new
Aluminum Piping - 150 new
3x 90 Deg Silicon Joints - 80 new
4x Straight Silicon Joints - 100 new
High Performance Clamps - 50 new
K20 Crank Pulley - 150 used
Intake Temp Sensor adaptor - 250 new
1000cc FIC injectors - 250 new
front lip Mugen - 100
RBC Manifold - 350 new
Hondata Kpro -1650
CL9 Dual Path harness for Kpro - 450
Dyno tune + Install of ECU - 700
Comp 4 clutch + Lighten flywheel - 800
Wavetrac LSD - 900
labour for parts I can't DIY - roughly 2000

just over 17K Australian dollar so far - might go over if I start playing with k20head/k24bottom and other internal upgrades
 

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Way too much to calculate. The car was bought brand new with 10 miles on it in 2004. I think I paid $27,400 OTD. All mods were bought brand new and all the work was done by me. I don't even want to think about it:laugh: It's still a great car with lots of life left in it. Oh well, I don't sweat it just move on to the next project.:)
 
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