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Hey guys im just looking for a quick opinion on this.
Im going to be selling my truck and i want to buy myself a little gift. Im looking to spend around 650 to 900. prefer lower end of that range. Here are my options...
1) A-Spec Coilover kit. you all know this kit and what it does...$650
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Tein Coilovers STREET kit with this im pretty certain ill need a camber kit so im keeping that in mind...around $849 with camber kit

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upper end of the engine including HONDA RBC intake manifold, throttle body and SAMCO induction hose. All for about $788

Ive also thought about WHeels but i think thats boring and wont really be functional besides for looks so i kinda moved away from that.

what do you guys think?
 

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susp... will provide the most noticeable change to the vehicle... day-in/out

the engine mods will require you to tune it... so you're not spending 788... and those will only provide minimal gains... it's a 4 cyl economy car...

and get koni's pair with a spring of your choice... a lot better quality/durability for a DD.
 

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getting wheels doesn't have to be just for form. get some lightweight rims and you'll see a slight boost in handling, acceleration, braking, and mpgs. i plan on getting kosei K1 TS rims in stock size (17x7) eventually. they are 15 lbs each, whereas the stock ones are 21.5 or 23.5... i know 2006 is 21.5, not sure what 2005 is.

Wheels for 2006 Acura TSX
 

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getting wheels doesn't have to be just for form. get some lightweight rims and you'll see a slight boost in handling, acceleration, braking, and mpgs. i plan on getting kosei K1 TS rims in stock size (17x7) eventually. they are 15 lbs each, whereas the stock ones are 21.5 or 23.5... i know 2006 is 21.5, not sure what 2005 is.

Wheels for 2006 Acura TSX
spend $30 more per wheel and get rpf1's... 14.6 lbs... :slap:
 

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to be honest it seems like im leaning towards wheels right now and with it being my daily driver i may go with a-spec coilovers after that.
 

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needs dropped 1st... then you can get a more aggressive wheel/tire set-up

I too was conservative when dropping my 1st vehicle and putting wheels/tires on it. Essentially though... you will always want the car lower and the wheels/tires to more flush with the fenders/qtrs...

A-spec susp won't get you there... get something like mine koni/eibach prokit w/ 17x8 +45 wrapped in 215/50's... perfect DD set-up. Doesn't rub. No noise from susp. ~$900 for everything w/ Ingalls camber kit (excluding wheels).


 

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Yea... rpf1's are where it's at... ~15lbs...
 

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Im looking at the 18x8. But not worried abou performance. If i got wheels. Be strictly for looks.

CL9jon....do you ever bottom out. How low did you go?
 

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Im looking at the 18x8. But not worried abou performance. If i got wheels. Be strictly for looks.

CL9jon....do you ever bottom out. How low did you go?
Find a light wheel for looks

And no, no bottoming out. I live in pittsburgh too. Terrible roads. All different approaches in/out of driveways/entrances... no issues going to my local ski resort either

it's ~1.5-1.7" lower all around

the front is on the default spring perches in the front and lower perch in the rear... rear sat too high on default perch.
 
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