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Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 11:35
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I installed the suspension friday afternoon. It's not complicated at all but it does take a bit of work and having another person to help is definitely a must, particularly on the rear suspension.

Here's the before/after photos.




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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 12:01
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Dropped it a little more than I thought it would. Hopefully because it is a used kit it won't settle any more than that.

Definitely looks better lowered. I also like the look of the larger wheels, but I actually think the stock wheel _style_ looks better. Can't remember the last time I thought that about Acura wheels. Maybe the 2005-2006 RSX-S wheels. Before that it was the 94-95 GS-R wheels.

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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 12:09
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notyper wrote:
Dropped it a little more than I thought it would. Hopefully because it is a used kit it won't settle any more than that.

Definitely looks better lowered. I also like the look of the larger wheels, but I actually think the stock wheel _style_ looks better. Can't remember the last time I thought that about Acura wheels. Maybe the 2005-2006 RSX-S wheels. Before that it was the 94-95 GS-R wheels.

SC



I'm actually thinking a set of 18s either from the TSX V6 or Accord Coupe V6 would look fantastic on this car. ZDX 19s or 18s from the RL would work visually too but they're the wrong bolt pattern and I bet those ZDX wheels are HEAVY.

Also, it's not going to settle any more than what you see there - the set I got has a couple thousand miles on it already.
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 12:15
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Jeff wrote:
notyper wrote:
Dropped it a little more than I thought it would. Hopefully because it is a used kit it won't settle any more than that.

Definitely looks better lowered. I also like the look of the larger wheels, but I actually think the stock wheel _style_ looks better. Can't remember the last time I thought that about Acura wheels. Maybe the 2005-2006 RSX-S wheels. Before that it was the 94-95 GS-R wheels.

SC



I'm actually thinking a set of 18s either from the TSX V6 or Accord Coupe V6 would look fantastic on this car. ZDX 19s or 18s from the RL would work visually too but they're the wrong bolt pattern and I bet those ZDX wheels are HEAVY.

Also, it's not going to settle any more than what you see there - the set I got has a couple thousand miles on it already.


by the accord wheels, I meant the '10 model style - not the new 5-spokes.


also, these HFP wheels could work:

Mike Freitas
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 12:17
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Jeff wrote:
notyper wrote:
Dropped it a little more than I thought it would. Hopefully because it is a used kit it won't settle any more than that.

Definitely looks better lowered. I also like the look of the larger wheels, but I actually think the stock wheel _style_ looks better. Can't remember the last time I thought that about Acura wheels. Maybe the 2005-2006 RSX-S wheels. Before that it was the 94-95 GS-R wheels.

SC



I'm actually thinking a set of 18s either from the TSX V6 or Accord Coupe V6 would look fantastic on this car. ZDX 19s or 18s from the RL would work visually too but they're the wrong bolt pattern and I bet those ZDX wheels are HEAVY.

Also, it's not going to settle any more than what you see there - the set I got has a couple thousand miles on it already.



Definitely looks good. Talking about heavy wheels, I changed out my OEM TL wheels when I first bought the car to OZ Ultraleggerra wheels and saved 9 lbs per wheel. Plus they look a hell of a lot better.
Potenza
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 12:43
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Jeff wrote:
also, these HFP wheels could work:


Just noticed they're on sale at College Hills Honda. $800 for the set.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/honda-accord-coupe-accessories/2008-2012-accord-wheels.htm
JeffX
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 12:54
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Potenza wrote:
Jeff wrote:
also, these HFP wheels could work:


Just noticed they're on sale at College Hills Honda. $800 for the set.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/honda-accord-coupe-accessories/2008-2012-accord-wheels.htm



that's a good price if my other option doesn't work out, but finding a matching Acura center cap could be troublesome, and then there's the issue with the HFP logo emblazoned on the wheel.

Twiz
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 13:39
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Jeff wrote:
Potenza wrote:
Jeff wrote:
also, these HFP wheels could work:


Just noticed they're on sale at College Hills Honda. $800 for the set.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/honda-accord-coupe-accessories/2008-2012-accord-wheels.htm



that's a good price if my other option doesn't work out, but finding a matching Acura center cap could be troublesome, and then there's the issue with the HFP logo emblazoned on the wheel.





my co-worker just order the HFP from college hill, Positive experience over all. They look really nice in person.. He put them on his 08 honda accord v6 4dr.... We went to discount tires and had them mount on some Yokohma YK580... Those are amazing tires.. i have a friend that works there so the price was also amazing.!
NealX
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 14:37
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Jeff wrote:
Potenza wrote:
Jeff wrote:
also, these HFP wheels could work:


Just noticed they're on sale at College Hills Honda. $800 for the set.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/honda-accord-coupe-accessories/2008-2012-accord-wheels.htm



that's a good price if my other option doesn't work out, but finding a matching Acura center cap could be troublesome, and then there's the issue with the HFP logo emblazoned on the wheel.



I know the HFP sticker will peel off, but I can't recall any Acura wheel that was ever painted that Galaxy Gray-family color. There may be a center cap from an Acura accessory wheel that is gloss back with a chrome A. That's probably your only option. Or the G1 TSX center cap had a simple, de-bossed logo rather than chrome appliqué, in which case you could have the center caps painted to match.

Maybe the Mugen (conical) caps could work? But I think those may screw in...
JeffX
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 14:54
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Neal wrote:
Jeff wrote:
Potenza wrote:
Jeff wrote:
also, these HFP wheels could work:


Just noticed they're on sale at College Hills Honda. $800 for the set.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/honda-accord-coupe-accessories/2008-2012-accord-wheels.htm



that's a good price if my other option doesn't work out, but finding a matching Acura center cap could be troublesome, and then there's the issue with the HFP logo emblazoned on the wheel.



I know the HFP sticker will peel off, but I can't recall any Acura wheel that was ever painted that Galaxy Gray-family color. There may be a center cap from an Acura accessory wheel that is gloss back with a chrome A. That's probably your only option. Or the G1 TSX center cap had a simple, de-bossed logo rather than chrome appliqué, in which case you could have the center caps painted to match.

Maybe the Mugen (conical) caps could work? But I think those may screw in...



It may be easier to just get some "H" badges for the rest of the car and switch it over to an "Accord Tourer"
A.W.E.S.O.M. - O
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 21:40
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Nice ... I've always liked their accessory treatment & wheels too


BachelorFrog
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 22:39
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Sorry man..not diggin the wheels. They look very ugly in TSX, kinda ricy IMO.

This oth just looks perfect on TSX.

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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 22:43
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Dam the side walls are thin on that...makes it look under-tired
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 22:48
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A.W.E.S.O.M. - O wrote:
Nice ... I've always liked their accessory treatment & wheels too





Dam thats hot!
JeffX
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-06-2012 22:59
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BachelorFrog wrote:
Sorry man..not diggin the wheels. They look very ugly in TSX, kinda ricy IMO.

This oth just looks perfect on TSX.




I'm not crazy about the SSRs on the car either but it's what I had "lying around". The tires on the SSRs are far too small - they are 225/35s. The "proper" 19" tire size for the TSX is 245/40, and even that is a little bit too short. I think the SSRs would look better with the proper tire size, but I also know there's a better match for the car than those Comp-H's.

With that said, I don't think the wheels in that pic are the answer. I don't really like the "phantom" spokes.
owequitit
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 03:31
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Jeff wrote:
notyper wrote:
Dropped it a little more than I thought it would. Hopefully because it is a used kit it won't settle any more than that.

Definitely looks better lowered. I also like the look of the larger wheels, but I actually think the stock wheel _style_ looks better. Can't remember the last time I thought that about Acura wheels. Maybe the 2005-2006 RSX-S wheels. Before that it was the 94-95 GS-R wheels.

SC



I'm actually thinking a set of 18s either from the TSX V6 or Accord Coupe V6 would look fantastic on this car. ZDX 19s or 18s from the RL would work visually too but they're the wrong bolt pattern and I bet those ZDX wheels are HEAVY.

Also, it's not going to settle any more than what you see there - the set I got has a couple thousand miles on it already.



Glad to see you got them installed! Saw your post about them being assembled in the other thread, and was going to encourage you to do it. They are pretty straight forward, which I suppose you figured out. LOL.

Anyway, I like the SSR's, but I think a set of 18's from a TSX V6 would be absolutely perfect. Of course, IMO, those wheels are perfect for this body style. I imagine they might be a bit hard to find and a little pricey though. The slightly better ride quality might also be a small plus.

I should also say that the TSX wagon looks absolutely fantastic in white. Very, very nice looking car.
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 04:12
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Jeff wrote:
It may be easier to just get some "H" badges for the rest of the car and switch it over to an "Accord Tourer"


I AGREE WITH THIS NOTION!!! I never even realized that the Accord wagon was the Acura TSX wagon there. Honda just sounds better than Acura anyways. :)
Chocs
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 05:55
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For a bread and butter model I always thought the Euro Accord looked really sharp. The US model looked pretty good in person but the Euro just looked cool.

Besides possibly voiding warranty, do you guys get any serious penalty for re-badging cars? Get the Honda grill too. People will be like... "what?"
kirk
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 06:18
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I vote for the TSX V6 18's.
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 09:30
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Second that nominmation!

kirk wrote:
I vote for the TSX V6 18's.

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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 12:09
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btw-just checked out the configurators for the 2012 BMW 3-series wagon and Audi A4 Avant. Neither car is available with a manual transmission. For the BMW, 2012 marked the first year the MT was NOT offered :(
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 12:13
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Jeff,
Your next project will be replacing the I-4 to V-6 in the wagon, though I like Honda I-4 personally...and V-6 might be too heavy.
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2012 12:30
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Jeff wrote:
BachelorFrog wrote:
Sorry man..not diggin the wheels. They look very ugly in TSX, kinda ricy IMO.

This oth just looks perfect on TSX.




I'm not crazy about the SSRs on the car either but it's what I had "lying around". The tires on the SSRs are far too small - they are 225/35s. The "proper" 19" tire size for the TSX is 245/40, and even that is a little bit too short. I think the SSRs would look better with the proper tire size, but I also know there's a better match for the car than those Comp-H's.

With that said, I don't think the wheels in that pic are the answer. I don't really like the "phantom" spokes.




ahh so you know its under tired...



BachelorFrog those rims you choose look ricey to ME! and worse then rice they look cheap. I think Volks and Advans look best on Hondas...doesn't matter which style most will work.
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-24-2012 19:24
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IntegraDC5R wrote:
Jeff wrote:
It may be easier to just get some "H" badges for the rest of the car and switch it over to an "Accord Tourer"


I AGREE WITH THIS NOTION!!! I never even realized that the Accord wagon was the Acura TSX wagon there. Honda just sounds better than Acura anyways. :)



I found the dancing Hula Girl that we had on the dash of the 02 Odyssey....

Hmm... maybe I'll update TSX-San with a dancing Hula Girl on the dash.

Cool Dad Mobile. ;-)
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-24-2012 19:42
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My God. Jeff, that is one beautiful car.
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-12-2014 14:17
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We replaced my wife's MDX with a TSX Wagon and now I'm looking at possibly doing 18s or 19s. Not sure if I want to lower it at all. The factory ride quality is good for a family car and I also don't want my wife to have any issues scraping the front of the car with it lowered. How's the ride with it lowered and on 19s?
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-12-2014 19:35
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This thread always reminds me ofwtf is Honda Australia doing... Can get MT, leather, sunroof, etc. 18' wheels standard but not the wagon!

Leaving all to Mazda and co. While having such a good looking product on hand - sad every time.




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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2014 10:03
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I think it's interesting the lower camera position and better lighting for the second photo (post-suspension install but still on the factory wheels) make those factory wheels look so much better. I vote for that version of the wagon.
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-14-2014 13:01
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Awesome! I always liked the TSX wagon but was vetoed. So I "suffer" with the sedan. Ha! And we "suffer" with the RDX for my wife. We have it so tough.

(Just glad to get back to it after a week of "pure enjoyment" with a stripper Camry rental car.)
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Re: Before/After photos of TSX Sportwagon with Mugen Suspension, 19" SSRs    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-25-2014 09:36
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Nice! I like the way the RDX wheels look at best but I think that is because I made them a little bigger than 18 inches and didn't put a drop on the car.





Of all Sport Wagons I have seen in person, they have all been white. Always white at the dealer and always white around town. They look best in white or black IMO.

How has ride quality changed with the new set up?
 
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