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Old 08-06-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Coltsicehockey Acura TSX: ***UPDATE: 11/7/2012 - THE REBIRTH***

Well finally finished the supercharger install last Monday and now got around to posting pics. Well its been just over a week since I finally got the supercharger installed however I have maybe logged 3 hours total driving the car since I have been so busy with work and going to a show this past weekend. The install I thought was basically fairly easy minus a couple small hiccups along the way. First problem I ran into was the screw hole for the map sensor was not tapped to receive the bolt to hold the map sensor on so I had to run to my buddies shop to get that tapped. The second problem I ran into when I first started the car was that there was a horrible scretching noise and I noticed that the bolts holding the pulley on were touching the the auto tensioner and grinding against it cause for some reason comptech had put washer on the bolts along with using flared nuts and the pictures on the installation instructions only had them using the flared bolts. So once the washers were removed the clearance was fine however I need to contact comptech and email them pictures cause I want a replacement auto tensioner that is not scratched now. Last problem I had was in the process of installing the extension on the power steering hose I had an o-ring tear. While I tried to bleed the power steering system to get air our that I thought was a result of the longer hose I was really just pumping more air into the system the entire time so a trip to the Acura dealer for a new o-ring a bottle of power steering fluid to top of the fluid that came out.

First half stock manifold removed


Step by step layout of parts removed


Second half of stock manifold removed


New manifold gasket


New manifold on


Stupid whole that wasn't tapped and caused me to have to remove manifold after it was on


Power steering pump relocated


Removing power steering 90 degree adapter


Spacer installed


Spacer installed close up



Blower on


Blower on


Blower throttle body plate


Manifold ground relocation


Auto tensioner and belt installed


Completely installed




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wow really nice..but i can get some shots of your car the whole thing
Here are some pics of how the car sits currently.









Pics of how the car used to look at different times from most recent to oldest.








Links to threads of detailed look at the transformation of the car over the last nine months.

Transformation Stage 1
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41002

Transformation Stage 2
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41747

Transformation Stage 3
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42394

Transformation Stage 4
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43065

Transformation Stage 5
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43236

Transformation Stage 6 - Installation Began Last Night
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44211


Figured I would keep it simple and just to the most recent progression of the car but if anyone wants I have build threads since I started the car 3 years ago.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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wow that looks hot as **** with green wheel sin my opinion. good job with the install. Gotta expect those damn hiccups that throw a curve. looks great man, hows it feel now?
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:08 PM   #3
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omg omg omg omg want wanttttt soo nice man
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:44 PM   #5
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I'm a tech at an acura dealer, the car looks really good. Install looks pretty easy. What does this setup put down to the wheels? The older tsx's look alright but they have no power at all, I hate workin on them cause they are so slow, hopefully the s/c will change that. Let me know if you need anything.

Edit: Automatic???? Might as well swap the trans too, they suck stock so I doubt its going to last very long
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:14 AM   #6
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i like the wheels before the green ones. And dislike the auto tranny. But besides those, everything else is absolutely beautiful.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:15 AM   #7
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i like the wheels before the green ones. And dislike the auto tranny. But besides those, everything else is absolutely beautiful.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:28 AM   #8
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what blower is that? at first it looks like the m62 but then its too short, prolly not the m90 either...
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:22 PM   #9
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:24 PM   #10
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:46 PM   #11
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Stage 1 - Interior Conversion

After 10 hours Thursday, 8 hours Friday, 8 hours Saturday, and 4 hours today I finally finished the final details of my most recent addition to my car. I started this project 2 weeks ago by gutting the car and then found when I begin to assemble all of the new parts I was missing one which end up being on backorder. My parts came in this Wednesday so I decided to finish it this weekend.

I have been slowly collecting both new and used black interior parts over the last year for. I had basically everything but seats around the beginning of this fall when I happened on a set of Recaro Sportline front seats and recaro wrapped rear seat from a 2004 Accord Euro R on Ebay. Finally changes as of current include full black interior conversion, recaro sport line front seats and recaro wrapped rear seat, brockway engineering race date display for my video screen, blacked out window trim, chrome door handles, blue 5zigen lug nuts, and 17x7.5 +40 takata green volk te37 wheels. There is still more to come but the rest will not be arriving till after Christmas.

So with out any further wait here are the build photos I took and the final pictures I took in my driveway since the weather was to bad to make it anywhere for a good shoot unfortunately.











The piece that caused the hold up.










































































Yes they are from a real accord euro r and even a 2004.




Interior Before


The finished pictures
























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Old 08-08-2008, 02:53 PM   #12
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awesome car! I love it, I like the J's racing stuff. You have no idea how badly I want a tsx.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:54 PM   #13
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:55 PM   #14
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J's Racing 60RS Exhaust, J's Racing Intake, J's Racing Strut Bar, Racing Brake 2pc Front Rotors, Racing Brake Slotted Rear Rotors, Racing Brake Stainless Steel Brake Lines, and a new euro r front lip. More coming soon, so stay tuned. So no more words and just pictures.

17in lift kit















Sweet Closeups of J's Exhaust









Damn those are some sexy welds




Did some more installs yesterday. Worked on the intake and the strut bar. The intake wasn't that hard so far but I wasn't able to install the entire thing because for some reason it didn't come with all the neccessary screws. Luckily I was able to come up with some screws that works and get all the parts installed that involved removed the bumper. The strut bar mount on the drivers side was easy to put on however the passenger side was not so easy. You had to unscrew both AC line mounting bracket screws so you could pull the lines up and to the back of the engine bay as far as possible just to be able to spend about 5 minutes wiggling the bracket through the small whole to get it on. Unfortunately I had to do this twice cause in the process of being annoyed by how hard it was to install I forgot to remove the strut tower bolts the first time. You had to install the brackets first and the bar seperate for this strut bar as well. One bolt must go one direction and one must go the other to mount the bar to the brackets and actually have room to tighten the bolts.

So here are pics of both installs. Lots more of the strut tower to try and show how tight the fit is. Also the reason there is blue tape on the strut bar is because I didn't want to scratch it during install.






















Air block off plate that fits perfectly around the subframe to keep air from entering the engine bay from the intake side other than through the whole up to the filter.


Air directional plate from center air dam with sweet allen head bolts I bought since it didn't come with any.




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Old 08-08-2008, 02:57 PM   #15
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:59 PM   #16
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def a nice ride though. green wheels gotta go tho bro!
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:01 PM   #17
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Spoon Radiator Cap, Spoon Oil Cap, Spoon Spark Cover, J's Valve Cover. Also on the way Spoon Reservoir Covers.





















J's Racing Air Intake
The install of the jís racing intake is very straight forward as long as you can get the second chamber to attach to the rubber hose. That was the only tough part I had when trying to install the intake. I was looking forward to trying to do the P2R spacer but the fit is already tight right now so I am pretty sure it will not be possible.





































Spoon Titanium Auto Shift Knob






J's Racing Carbon Rear Diffuser
The rear diffuser is a real pain to install and is not something you can do with just one person. I had two friends help me with the install and I canít imagine trying to do it with less people really. You have to make sure all the brackets are correctly aligned. I think I test fitted the diffuser on 6 times before I had all the brackets lined up 90% of the way so that I could tweak them into the place the remainder of the way. The build quality of the diffuser is top notch. Once you have it mounted too the brackets with all 11 screws that thing is super solid.

Unwaxed


Waxed


Bracket Install










Diffuser Install








Installed Daylight Pics






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Hopefully I will be able to get these installed early next week as brakes is one of the only things I don't feel comfortable tackling yet.

My new brake setup will be Spoon Calipers, Hawk HPS Pads All Around, Racing Brake 2pc Front Rotros, Racing Brake Rear Rotors, and Racing Brake Stainless Steel Brake Lines.





















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Well finally decided to leave the AT in for now and Supercharge the car cause I still have interest in doing RHD and JDM k20 motor swap eventually when the price of a front clip finally comes down. I would like to thank board vendor Excelerate.com for getting me the supercharger extremely fast after I placed my order so that I would be able to get it installed this weekend.

Well its been just over a week since I finally got the supercharger installed however I have maybe logged 3 hours total driving the car since I have been so busy with work and going to a show this past weekend. The install I thought was basically fairly easy minus a couple small hiccups along the way. First problem I ran into was the screw hole for the map sensor was not tapped to receive the bolt to hold the map sensor on so I had to run to my buddies shop to get that tapped. The second problem I ran into when I first started the car was that there was a horrible scretching noise and I noticed that the bolts holding the pulley on were touching the the auto tensioner and grinding against it cause for some reason comptech had put washer on the bolts along with using flared nuts and the pictures on the installation instructions only had them using the flared bolts. So once the washers were removed the clearance was fine however I need to contact comptech and email them pictures cause I want a replacement auto tensioner that is not scratched now. Last problem I had was in the process of installing the extension on the power steering hose I had an o-ring tear. While I tried to bleed the power steering system to get air our that I thought was a result of the longer hose I was really just pumping more air into the system the entire time so a trip to the Acura dealer for a new o-ring a bottle of power steering fluid to top of the fluid that came out.

First half stock manifold removed


Step by step layout of parts removed


Second half of stock manifold removed


New manifold gasket


New manifold on


Stupid whole that wasn't tapped and caused me to have to remove manifold after it was on


Power steering pump relocated


Removing power steering 90 degree adapter


Spacer installed


Spacer installed close up



Blower on


Blower on


Blower throttle body plate


Manifold ground relocation


Auto tensioner and belt installed


Completely installed


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Old 08-08-2008, 03:13 PM   #20
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i love every single ****ing thing about that car. WOW bro!
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