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Old 04-16-2009, 10:52 PM
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M2: El Ban's guide to owning a BMW and not becoming a douche!

Yeah I know you are all sick of seeing all the A-Spec kits and lips etc etc..

But I am excited anyway and since I searched numerous times before ordering searching for lots of pics of how it looked on the 2008 TL and never got many just 04-06 with Accord fogs..

I ordered just the front lip since I had purchased the mud guards.. I am a mudguard + front lip guy... always liked this combo on hondas/acuras instead of full kits...

I will be installing next week since I am scheduled for surgery tomorrow and will take a couple of days afterwards..

Got it from John at Curry.. second order from them.. these people know how to do business..





Going on to this pup..



Now I will start reading all those write ups many of you have kindly put together for us..

Will put up more pics after installed..

Still debating if we will install with the bumper on or off.. was thinking also upgrading the fogs since the oem light output looks weak.. but I can't find any truly white bulb.. most of them tend to be blue.. nokya hyper whites the bulb looks blue!

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congratulations thats an awesome first mod to do.
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I swear those Aspec Kit boxes get abused in the mail system. Prob a bunch of FORD and Chevy haters throwing that shit around
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LOL

They see the Acura letter and kick it in for pure pleasure!

Thats funny..
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Great mod. I'm trying to do the exact same thing....once I find out which splash guards are swapable from year to year.

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I swear those Aspec Kit boxes get abused in the mail system.
Same thing happened with my window visors. I was so nervous taking them out thinking they were flexed wrong.
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I hella like the base a-spec front lip of the '07-'08 TL's, nice and simple... also I like your avatar EL BAN... You know how to party! haha

PEACE!
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Gratz on your new gift... feels like christmas dont it. I got my box early this week and it looked similar to yours lol. Also this week got my accorrd fogs and got a sick ass deal on some tein coilovers and just tonight picked up a great deal on some ron jon ispyres> good luck with your install post some pic when done ill do the same also have a anthracite.
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nice, that was my first mod as well....
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niceeee

GL on the surgery
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Nice bro im planning on getting my aspec kit soon also. I also like tha avatar pic its my favorite drink....lol
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Originally Posted by Rob RiL View Post
Great mod. I'm trying to do the exact same thing....once I find out which splash guards are swapable from year to year.


Same thing happened with my window visors. I was so nervous taking them out thinking they were flexed wrong.
Someone asked about the differences from 07-08 Non Type S to the Type S I posted a couple of pics..

I think I read your thread asking if they were interchangeable from year to year but didn't dare to answer cause i really don't know.. Try asking stillhere153 in this thread..

https://acurazine.com/forums/third-generation-tl-2004-2008-93/official-does-fit-my-car-thread-640700/

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I hella like the base a-spec front lip of the '07-'08 TL's, nice and simple... also I like your avatar EL BAN... You know how to party! haha

PEACE!
I like how it is a bit more smooth than the 04-06 I think it is mainly because of the lines the bumper has because of the OEM fogs.. Johnny Walker with coconut water is all I drink down here in PR!

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nice, that was my first mod as well....
It's really the second since the first were the mud guards.. but it seems like this lip and the whole kit are really the first mod anyone pulls off on TL's

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Gratz on your new gift... feels like christmas dont it. I got my box early this week and it looked similar to yours lol. Also this week got my accorrd fogs and got a sick ass deal on some tein coilovers and just tonight picked up a great deal on some ron jon ispyres> good luck with your install post some pic when done ill do the same also have a anthracite.
You have a nice list of mods there.. I hope to see pics of all that installed... The paint looks like anthracite but its really polished metal metalic

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niceeee

GL on the surgery
Thanks! Surgery went as planned.. will rest until Tuesday got some pain but hopefully the pain killers will help me live with it the next days..

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Nice bro im planning on getting my aspec kit soon also. I also like tha avatar pic its my favorite drink....lol
Good luck on the purchase and install! Again Johnny Walker is my preferred drink and of course our local beer Medalla!

Thanks to all for the comments..

Hopefully I will have my friends work the install any day between next Wednesday and Friday.. I'll have pics!
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youll love it i got mine from the same dealer like a 2 weeks ago
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youll love it i got mine from the same dealer like a 2 weeks ago
I know! I saw your thread on it.. looks really great with the kit installed..

Did you figure out where you wanted your A-Spec badge located?

I will be purchasing the all season mats and the badge also.. pretty sure I'll put it under the TL letters..
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I did the same combo - front lip, splash guards, etc. Mine also has the A-Spec suspension installed. Here's how it turned out:

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ttribe I like it!

Flows very well..
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Will be doing the install this next week.. Doc didn't take my cast off so I haven't driven my TL since last Friday :/

Hopefully I'm driving by Monday again and will do the install with a couple of friends..
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More pics when I wash it! lol
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I wouldn't have done it with the bumper off... but still i bet your cars lookin fresh....
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c'mon broski.. more pics =)
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I wouldn't have done it with the bumper off... but still i bet your cars lookin fresh....
My buddies wanted to folloew the instructions step by step.. they did an excellent job..

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c'mon broski.. more pics =)
Got to clean the car to take a couple of clean shots..
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I am jealous haha I just got quoted 588.72$ for the front lip only.
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I am jealous haha I just got quoted 588.72$ for the front lip only.


Ouch.. shipping to Canada is a pain.. there are a lot of threads about the A-Spec kit I think someone from Canada got a good deal on a full kit, but I can't remember which thread he talked about it..
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Whats the Status? Installed yet?
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I gotta install mine to soon...
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Ouch.. shipping to Canada is a pain.. there are a lot of threads about the A-Spec kit I think someone from Canada got a good deal on a full kit, but I can't remember which thread he talked about it..
this is not shipped this is from a dealer. I think shipped it would be even more with all the dutys and taxes and shipping and exchange rate.
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yummmy black label haha.
front lip looks good.
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Lip is installed but the pics were IN PROGRESS pics.. so no finished installed pics have been taken.. it was dark cause we braked for pizza etc..

I will clean and take a couple of pics..

Now off to get some chicken wings and some cold Medalla Beers!
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Ban show us the final photos!! Keep Walkin.....
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Crappy pic with cell coming up.. still haven't cleaned damm rain :/

Hopefully comes weekend and I can have descent shots..
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Again sorry for the crappy pics.. from my Instinct.. hopefully comes weekend and I can take some nice shots all around with the mudguards + front lip combo!

Thanks for the comments..

Keep walking all!
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The lip looks great, I'm searching around for an Aspec front, sides and rear myself.. trying to find the lowest offer around, any suggestions out there?? ..new to the forum excuse my bluntness
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The lip looks great, I'm searching around for an Aspec front, sides and rear myself.. trying to find the lowest offer around, any suggestions out there?? ..new to the forum excuse my bluntness
All my online purchases have been to John from curryacuraparts.com

They have excellent service and prices.. got the mudguards from them in one order and the lip later on.. soon I will order the all season mats from them also..

Full A-Spec kit from them is at a competitive price.. Check their site directly or search for them on ebay..

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I got my A-Spec kit from CurryAcura also. Great service and price.
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Washed last Sunday to take a couple of pics.. wasn't finished drying and the rain creeped up on me :/





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2009..

Well I really abandoned this thread...

Been a while.. Have it since brand new.. And this last week already bought all needed parts for the 105k maintenance.. Plus all the engine and tranny mounts..

From the first mod being the lip I haven't done a lot since its been the daily..

Installed the mud guards, lowered on an Eibach Pro Kit.. Added the trunk lip spoiler.. Ran a couple sets of 255's..

Deleted the mid muffler and changed the resonator to a dynomax..

Also will be installing the OEM vent visors to be able to crack open the windows when parked and NOT have the dash crack again..

08 and my dash cracked nasty.. Got a local dealer to change it out after reading all the threads here..

Just rolled my rear fenders to install some wheels I ordered..

Looking to get 100k more miles out of it..

Will try to update a bit more.. Once I add the rims..

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I see that you ordered your front lip from Curry. How did you manage to just order the front? All I see is the option to order the entire kit.
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I see that you ordered your front lip from Curry. How did you manage to just order the front? All I see is the option to order the entire kit.
Drop them an email, they will make sure you get just the one you need..

You can verify online the part number which varies by color and email them requesting a quote..

Tell them Esteban sent you.. I have bought from Curry tons of parts fro the TL and my track car which shares most parts with the Integra and they have never let me down..
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