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Old 08-26-2017, 08:43 AM
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2013 TSX grill swap

hi forum - I just bought a 2013 tsx aspec voretex blue. I really want to swap out the shield grill for something a little more subtle. I've seen the euro Accord grill which looks good. Bottom line I want to keep the Acura logo.

Does anyone one know where to get a replacement grill from ???

Here is my whip.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:26 PM
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This is the cheapest that I could find in 10 minutes of searching. It has the Honda logo I presume, masked in the photos. You would have to modify it to change to an Acura A logo.

SPIRIOR FACEL Style Front Upper Bumper Hood Grille For Honda Acura TSX 2012-2014
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Thanks! That's exactly what I want.

If anyone has photos of grill swaps please post !
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None came with the A emblem. You have to do the retrofit like this > https://acurazine.com/forums/second-...-837860/page2/
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DIY .. sorry for bad pic.
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I wrapped my center portion with cf wrap, make it a lot less atrocious

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I wrapped my center portion with cf wrap, make it a lot less atrocious
Looks beautiful

Did you pull off the highway in the emergency lane to take the picture?!
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Looks beautiful

Did you pull off the highway in the emergency lane to take the picture?!
Lmao no... friend had a flat and I was the rescue mobile. Never saw my spare tire ever again after that day as well

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I swear it's always the same vinyl wrap or plastidip mod people do on our grills. We need more (better) grill options!
I plastidipped my grill black when I first bought it and immediately ripped it off.
Just looked like unpainted ABS plastic.
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lol our cars have been out since 08 and there's still barely any mods for it on the market and most of the non oem parts look tacky. So unless you're doing something fully custom, it's just gonna be the same ol stuff

I have the Modulo bumper now with the fucktoe grill
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^ What Acura emblem did you use?
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^ What Acura emblem did you use?
09-10 emblem. The 11-14 emblem is slightly smaller and will leave a slight 1/4 in edge.
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I think I found a combo that I can live with. Vinyl trim and plastidip beak.

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^ Is that a magnetic plate mount? lol
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^ Is that a magnetic plate mount? lol
you talking about those round things where the plate goes? Those are parking sensors so I don't mack up my stuff.
My front plate is on a retractable plate holder right under the splitter. You can see it right there in the middle.
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you talking about those round things where the plate goes? Those are parking sensors so I don't mack up my stuff.
My front plate is on a retractable plate holder right under the splitter. You can see it right there in the middle.
ohhhhh LOL gotcha
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Any detail on yellow drl ?


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I think I found a combo that I can live with. Vinyl trim and plastidip beak.
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Any detail on yellow drl ?
That's just some cheap yellow vinyl on the lamps clear plastic.
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That's just some cheap yellow vinyl on the lamps clear plastic.
I see

did you cut it or comes pre cut?
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I cut them myself. I just used a piece of paper over the lamp, traced the round part with a roll of duct tape. Then used the paper to transfer the cut out shape to the vinyl. Then BAM!
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some of the grilles i've used

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Unfortunately, none of those grills will fit the 11-14 tsx.
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Unfortunately, none of those grills will fit the 11-14 tsx.
unless you have the SE edition then just swap to a 09-10 bumper. IF you don't want to, all these grilles (except the CF "MUGEN" which is not real Mugen one) are available for 11-14.
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There are two options available. Just need to do the work to make it fit.



Attached Thumbnails 2013 TSX grill swap-20170916_224154s.jpg   2013 TSX grill swap-20170916_224238s.jpg  
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There are two options available. Just need to do the work to make it fit.
Wow that looks fantastic. This might have to be my next project.

Did you cut the H out of an Accord grille and mold/glue/etc the A base and emblem on?
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I removed the H then cover the cavity with an aluminium plate. The aluminium plate is cut to shape & painted to match the car. The emblem is from the 1st gen TSX, which needs to be heated and curved to matched the mounting surface.
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I removed the H then cover the cavity with an aluminium plate. The aluminium plate is cut to shape & painted to match the car. The emblem is from the 1st gen TSX, which needs to be heated and curved to matched the mounting surface.
Very cool, thanks for the info!
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My front plate is on a retractable plate holder right under the splitter. You can see it right there in the middle.
More info on this retractable plate holder. Thanks.
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More info on this retractable plate holder. Thanks.
http://www.licenseplatebracketcentra...-plate-holder/

I use the manual model. Easier to install and probably less headaches later on when and if the motor dies out.
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Wow

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There are two options available. Just need to do the work to make it fit.



would love to see this on the car. Do you have some installed pics ?
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color matched grille and fog covers




euro grille Red H YUK




then the custom Acura symbol with a Honda outer shape






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great grille mods ! where are most of those aftermarket grille for 11 available at ?
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Too bad yours isn't an 09-10, I just wrapped my old grille
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Grill

I painted my grill black with exception of a portion mid way that I kept chrome. Looks like a horizontal bar midway now
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Here's my semi painted grill - left the middle bar un-painted
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What brand splitter is that?
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I like the look of the 11-14 oem grille way better than the 09-10 one. Why do you guys put Honda badges instead of Acura? Isn't Acura supposed to represent more prestige as a luxury brand compared to Honda?
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I like the look of the 11-14 oem grille way better than the 09-10 one. Why do you guys put Honda badges instead of Acura? Isn't Acura supposed to represent more prestige as a luxury brand compared to Honda?
With no Honda, there wouldn’t be Acura. Acura is just a renamed Honda in the American market. It’s about the roots and the love for it.
if you look at the Acura emblem, it’s just an “H” with the top pinched together.
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With no Honda, there wouldn’t be Acura. Acura is just a renamed Honda in the American market. It’s about the roots and the love for it.
if you look at the Acura emblem, it’s just an “H” with the top pinched together.
I remember in the very early tuner days (95-97ish) seeing the "A" flipped upside down where possible, on a quite a few enthusiasts' cars. I assume the intent was to form an "H", but looked more like a "V".
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I remember in the very early tuner days (95-97ish) seeing the "A" flipped upside down where possible, on a quite a few enthusiasts' cars. I assume the intent was to form an "H", but looked more like a "V".
haha I remember that too. When I first saw that, I didn’t understand it at first but then I was like, ooohhhhh riggghht!
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