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Old 12-06-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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brotatertot's 09' (Steel Mustache) TSX

The grille looks like a mustache to me. Picked it up with 72k on the clock, it had bad piston rings, so the dealer swapped them out under a TSB. So I was off to a super decent start..



Had the windows tinted & picked up some f&f coilovers




Put a K&N intake & a Spirior grille on, switched out all the other badges too.


Then I found a Modulo bumper that needed to be fixed, so I had a buddy fix & paint it.


Picked up trashed evo 8 wheels (favorite factory wheel) & refinished them & had new decals made.







Found a beat up VIS carbon trunk I repaired, then had a buddy re-clear it.


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Great start!
wheels are a little sunken in....would love to see a better fitting wheel there!
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Great start!
wheels are a little sunken in....would love to see a better fitting wheel there!
Thanks! It might be because of the rear not having any camber adjustment yet,(need to fix that soon) this car also sees a bit more spirited driving than most daily drivers, so I wouldn't want the wheels to ever come in contact with the body with as much as I throw it into corners. They did once in front, then I lifted it a bit, the newer front bumper doesn't help on steep inclines either lol.
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car looks great! planning on getting the CF hood to "match"?
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car looks great! planning on getting the CF hood to "match"?
CF the whole car to match.
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That grill looks way better.
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Thanks! It might be because of the rear not having any camber adjustment yet,(need to fix that soon) this car also sees a bit more spirited driving than most daily drivers, so I wouldn't want the wheels to ever come in contact with the body with as much as I throw it into corners. They did once in front, then I lifted it a bit, the newer front bumper doesn't help on steep inclines either lol.
you could always raise it up a bit! even 5mm up will prevent it from coming in contact.
What are the specs on the wheels?

Great progress, great projects, great work!!
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car looks great! planning on getting the CF hood to "match"?
I am, I came across this one stupid cheap, just needed to be fixed, it was pretty well thrashed.

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you could always raise it up a bit! even 5mm up will prevent it from coming in contact.
What are the specs on the wheels?

Great progress, great projects, great work!!
Thanks! 17x8 +38
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