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Old 05-12-2017, 01:28 AM
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Front Strut Brace 5G TLX, 9G Accord compare

Guys, I am doing a bit of research. I work for Ultra Racing USA, the Malaysia chassis brace company.

I am trying to figure if the current OE tower braces from the 9G Accord is the same as the 5G TLX, disregarding the part numbers listed.

**15-17 Accord V6 (T2A)**
74180-T2A-A01
FRONT TOWER BRACE


**15-17 Acura TLX V6 (TZ3)**
74180-TZ3-A00
FRONT TOWER BRACE

2016 Accord V6 9th Gen.
2016 Acura TLX 5th Gen
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Ultra Racing tower braces.

These images are from customers who installed on a 9G Accord.

Customer powder coated his brace.
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Hm I would assume so but not sure, I can be a tester for a discounted price haha
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The bar shows 74183TZ3AA010 on my car
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Hm I would assume so but not sure, I can be a tester for a discounted price haha
PM me, intetested.
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if you need another tester im here
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Id be willing to test as well.

Originally Posted by UA8 View Post
Guys, I am doing a bit of research. I work for Ultra Racing USA, the Malaysia chassis brace company.

I am trying to figure if the current OE tower braces from the 9G Accord is the same as the 5G TLX, disregarding the part numbers listed.

**15-17 Accord V6 (T2A)**
74180-T2A-A01
FRONT TOWER BRACE


**15-17 Acura TLX V6 (TZ3)**
74180-TZ3-A00
FRONT TOWER BRACE

2016 Accord V6 9th Gen.
2016 Acura TLX 5th Gen
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Any updates on this?
I just got a 2018 TLX with V6 SH-AWD and I'd be interested in a FSB upgrade
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SORRY IT TOOK US OVER A FEW FREAKING MONTHS.
Here are the results.

2016 Acura TLX using a 9th Gen Honda Accord Ultra Racing strut brace

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What did fit was the mid 4 point brace
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Did the 4 point brace break? The photos you posted with it on the floor is missing the mounting points. I will also assume the front strut bar could fit but it missing one of the mounting points.
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any updates on this? I am looking for an upgrade to my 2016 4cyl.
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Sorry the update on the front strut brace. The person who tested was "David Squire" who I think is on this forum.

Ultra Racing said that we could get the braces dialed in if we could get a minimum start order of 10 users interested in the project. AKA "Group Buy"


Tested on 2017 Acura TLX AWD, using the 9th Generation Honda Accord.




Made the new mounting points to the Ultra Racing strut brace. Lefts Side

Right Side.

Works with slight mods to mounting points.
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Does it have any clearance problem with the hood? Any noticeable different? I'm down for the front and the lower brace if there are no problem for the TLX
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Mods to the 9G FSB involve marking & drilling 1 new hole to each side of the brace, all told it took me under an hour.
No issues with hood clearance on my '18 TLX, improves body roll and stability, especially at highway speeds.

My approach:
Find the strut bolt that doesn't have a corresponding hole in the brace and coat the top of that bolt with lipstick.
Now place the brace over the other pre-existing holes, carefully resting it on top of the bolt with lipstick and pick it up in as vertical a manner as possible. I had a friend help me with this as the bar is a bit clumsy to position accurately by yourself.
This will result in a blob of lipstick being placed on the underside of the brace exactly where you need to drill the hole, I used a sharpie to draw a circle around the lipstick.
Then drill a 1/2" hole (I used my drill press for this) where you've marked the bar with the sharpie and fit the brace.
You may need to use a small round file to get the bar to fit precisely, but if you were careful when you placed the bar over the bolts this shouldn't be a significant effort.

There may be a better way to do this (substitute beeswax for lipstick ...), but this is very doable given care is taken with the initial marking of the hole.
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Mods to the 9G FSB involve marking & drilling 1 new hole to each side of the brace, all told it took me under an hour.
No issues with hood clearance on my '18 TLX, improves body roll and stability, especially at highway speeds.

My approach:
Find the strut bolt that doesn't have a corresponding hole in the brace and coat the top of that bolt with lipstick.
Now place the brace over the other pre-existing holes, carefully resting it on top of the bolt with lipstick and pick it up in as vertical a manner as possible. I had a friend help me with this as the bar is a bit clumsy to position accurately by yourself.
This will result in a blob of lipstick being placed on the underside of the brace exactly where you need to drill the hole, I used a sharpie to draw a circle around the lipstick.
Then drill a 1/2" hole (I used my drill press for this) where you've marked the bar with the sharpie and fit the brace.
You may need to use a small round file to get the bar to fit precisely, but if you were careful when you placed the bar over the bolts this shouldn't be a significant effort.

There may be a better way to do this (substitute beeswax for lipstick ...), but this is very doable given care is taken with the initial marking of the hole.
Thanks for the info, that's good to know. Put me down if there is a group buy . I am also interested in the 4pt brace as well =)
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Thanks for the info, that's good to know. Put me down if there is a group buy . I am also interested in the 4pt brace as well =)
I test fitted the 9G Accord 4-point mid brace and it does Not work for the 2018 TLX.
The Shape, Dimensions, and hole placement are all out
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I test fitted the 9G Accord 4-point mid brace and it does Not work for the 2018 TLX.
The Shape, Dimensions, and hole placement are all out
Oh darn, I thought the picture was mentioned it fit the TLX as well. I guess I misread that lol.
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That looks to be a FWD TLX in the pictures.
I have the 2018 SH-AWD and it didn't fit my car.
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Id be in for a group buy, mines a 15 v6 SH-AWD though.
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Done, got it all squared up

Introducing Ultra Racing TLX strut bracing




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How much is this new brace and where can we purchase it? I have a '18 AWD will this fit?
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