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Old 08-26-2005, 02:11 AM   #1
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Modifications for my car?

Hi, i just want some opinions on what modifications i should do to my car. I own a Acura TL.
I was thinking of;
1.) Comptech Headers(when they come out, which is rumored to be soon),
2.) Apex or AEM CAI systems
3.) Grounding kit
4.) Injen Exhaust system
5.) Tein shocks and coilcovers (i'm heard someone say these are the shocks used in the A-Spec package, and i heard they are pretty good; good performance without sacrificing comfort)

I have no plans for the brakes yet, since i have stock 13 inch brembo's up front. Of course, not all at once, this is just a list of what i want to do, i'm not made of money. What else do you suggest?
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:14 AM   #2
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Maybe some other things to rigid it up more, like one of those roll bars that go underneath the car
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:18 AM   #3
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Underneath the car? That's pushing the weight isnt it? Its already quite......for the lack of a better word; portly. Also, I was thinking of maybe a Comptech Titanium Front Strut bar to replace the stock one.
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:20 AM   #4
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Underneath the car? That's pushing the weight isnt it? Its already quite......for the lack of a better word; portly. Also, I was thinking of maybe a Comptech Titanium Front Strut bar to replace the stock one.

That would be nice, but the thing i am talking about would put a lil weight on but you could pull like 2g's on the skidpad(not really)
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:21 AM   #5
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aa little bit of weight on the car but it makes the chassis a lot better i think you should do the suspension first to make it handle better than it already does that would be a good idea to do that first. and then you can do the performance mods
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:24 AM   #6
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Somebody post the full specs of his car
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:34 AM   #7
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Type V-6, aluminum block and heads
Bore x stroke 3.50 x 3.39 in, 89.0 x 86.0mm
Displacement 196 cu in, 3210cc
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Fuel-delivery system port injection
Valve gear belt-driven single overhead cams, 4 valves per
cylinder, hydraulic lifters, variable
intake-valve timing and lift
Power (SAE net) 270 bhp @ 6200 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 238 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm
Transmission 6-speed manual
Final-drive ratio 3.29:1, limited slip

Gear ... Ratio ... Mph/1000 rpm ... Max. test speed
I ... 3.93 ... 5.7 ... 38 mph (6800 rpm)
II ... 2.48 ... 9.0 ... 61 mph (6800 rpm)
III ... 1.70 ... 13.1 ... 89 mph (6800 rpm)
IV ... 1.25 ... 17.8 ... 121 mph (6800 rpm)
V ... 0.98 ... 22.8 ... 152 mph (6650 rpm)
VI ... 0.77 ... 28.9 ... 152 mph (5250 rpm)

Wheelbase 107.9 in
Track, front/rear 62.1/62.0 in
Length/width/height 186.2/72.2/56.7 in
Ground clearance 5.8 in
Curb weight 3521 lb
Weight distribution, F/R 59.8/40.2%
Curb weight per horsepower 13.0 lb
Fuel capacity 17.0 gal

Front ind, unequal-length control arms, coil springs,
anti-roll bar
Rear ind; 2 lateral links, 2 diagonal links, and 1
toe-control link per side; coil springs; anti-roll bar
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:49 AM   #8
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Oof, thats a prety heavy car you have, but thats expected of luxury cars. Im assuming its a FWD?
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Unfortunately, yeah. Thats the only gripe i have about the car, but i guess it has its pros too. It handles better in the snow then its RWD counterparts like the BMW or the G35 which fishtails out of control easily in extremely wet conditions. But who wants to drive a semi-luxury car in the snow?

Yeah, it's very heavy, but when i drive it, it feels extremely nimble, and it never feels sluggish. Actually it feels much speedier then the RSX, it's probaly because the power comes in much lower, and it has much more torque then the RSX-S.
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:11 AM   #10
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you should buy a twin turbo kit for it ...that would be pretty sick
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:13 AM   #11
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you should buy a twin turbo kit for it ...that would be pretty sick

a twin turbo k20? well, i think that'd strain it quite a bit, lol.

keep in mind it's only an I4 and most people just go with a single T67 turbo on it with HEAVILY modified internals and electronics!
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Rebuild the engine, turbo, boost controller, turbo timer, big fat spark plug wires and performance plugs, better fuel injectors, better clutch, lightweight flywheel, new gears, aftermarket ignition system, suspension, nitrous, Z rated tires (if not so equipped), racing ECU...
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i thought the tl was a v6?
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i thought the tl was a v6?

yeah my bad, i was thinkin' bout the rsx, i'm at school, kinda hard to keep up with this and do my work at the same time, lol.
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:23 AM   #15
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yeah i was just looking at specs and i was like i know im not retarded am i...then i seen the engines code is J32A3 ....so i was like ok i am right..lol
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