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    Default 6th Gen Accord Coupe Build

    So after my introduction and a bit of waiting, I've decided to make a build thread.

    I'll share a bit of background and before/after's.

    My first car back in 2010. Famous DEP "paint cancer" (clearcoat flaking off). Other than the horrible paint, this car was very nice. One owner, pristine interior, and all the options. Leather, moonroof, woodgrain, etc.....

    My original plan was to drive it, get it painted, and immediately sell it. But after paint, my mod bug kicked in and I've had it ever since.

    Before Paint















    After paint: The only things done up to this paint were the fogs and some tailight-tint.






    After paint, I really started getting into my car. Just the little things, and it's been a long process, but it slowly coming together.


    Mod List:

    Factory Options in this Particular Car:
    J30A1 V6 Engine
    EX-Leather Ivory Interior
    16" EX Alloy Wheels
    Moonroof
    Woodgrain Trim
    Factory Spoiler


    Exterior:
    Darker DEP New Paint Job
    Geniune OEM Front Underspoiler
    Tinted Taillights
    --Tailight modification
    Weather-Tech In-Channel Window Visors
    Splash Guards
    Mesh Grille - Plasti-dipped Matte Black
    --V6 Badge added
    Plasti-dipped Matte Black Chrome Window Trim
    Bronze Painted Rear Honda Badge
    Rolled Rear Fenders


    Engine:
    Stock J30A1 with 211,000 miles
    --AEM CAI (Painted Bronze)
    --Improved Battery Cables
    --Bronze Painted Engine Covers
    Magnaflow Custom Exhaust


    Interior:
    Factory 98-00 Ivory Leather Coupe Interior
    --01-02 Coupe Headrests
    --Black OEM Charcoal Leather Pieces integrated into door panels
    --AP1 S2000 Steering Wheel
    Sony CDX-GT710HD Head-Unit
    LED Conversion
    Factory Speakers


    Suspension/Wheels:
    Tein SS Coilovers
    --One perch removed up front
    --Rear Coils, bottom perch
    Neuspeed Strut Bar
    TL Strut Bar
    17" OEM Acura TL Wheels
    --17x8 +45
    --Wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's 215/45/17's
    18" Rotiform Nue's
    --18x9.5 +25
    --Finding Tires

    But here she is as of now:













    Group shots from a meet in Memphis:



















    Let me know what you think, comments and criticism are appreciated.


    --Evan
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    When are the lower springs and exhaust coming?? Sub'd for updates.

    It's a work in progress^
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRodigan View Post
    When are the lower springs and exhaust coming?? Sub'd for updates.
    As soon as the alternator is put in, rear lip is bought, and then exhaust

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    i like it very mcuh,rear lip is bought, and then exhaust thanks you

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    Very simple, i like this

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    Well the alternator was installed, now saving for a better drop and exhaust. Literally broke at the moment. Probably should say this will be a SLOW build, both in terms of time and the speed of my car lol.

    Also opinions from you guys quick: I've got stock Acura TL wheels, and I've been thinking about a powdercoat. I'm torn between a bronze or a gunmetal, or maybe a white. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

    Goldish/bronze:


    Gunmetal: (Not TL wheels)


    White: (Not TL Wheels)


    All cars pictured are my color also.

    Thanks
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    Definitely not white. It will be a pain to keep clean, and I don't think it looks that great.

    It's a work in progress^
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    I think the gunmetal would look great. Just out of curiosity is this a
    Manual transmision?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomofodication View Post
    I think the gunmetal would look great. Just out of curiosity is this a
    Manual transmision?
    Not yet, I have plans for a J32 swap with a 6-speed, but at the moment, it's an autotragic. V6 Accords only came in autos, for a luxury intent lol
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    JRodigan (Jared) took some pics after a bit of sliding around in the snow. Car looks super high in these pics, probably because it is lol.

    But anyway :






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    Gold looks pretty nice, i like this car



    The spoiler delete here looks really nice, cleans up the lines alot

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    Looks good so far any updates as I'm cruising around in one of these also and need some inspiration Haha...
    Hey its tony... but you could call me tony... thanks...

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    Looks good! Love TL wheels, I think the white would look good, but as mentioned above, hard to keep clean. What about using Plasti-Dip to see how you like it?

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    Nice, makes me miss mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkin... View Post
    Looks good so far any updates as I'm cruising around in one of these also and need some inspiration Haha...
    Not many updates, was VERY poor for a while. But should have some coming soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Stately View Post
    Looks good! Love TL wheels, I think the white would look good, but as mentioned above, hard to keep clean. What about using Plasti-Dip to see how you like it?
    Thanks, and I've got 4 cans of white plasti-dip just sitting in my house. I could try it out

    Quote Originally Posted by LowS View Post
    Nice, makes me miss mine.

    I didn't know you got rid of it.
    I really want to go lower after looking at this though
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    I like the way it sits with the oem coat on those wheels.
    nice and simple I like this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano View Post
    I like the way it sits with the oem coat on those wheels.
    nice and simple I like this
    Thank you sir
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    Well small updates again. I found some rare black leather interior pieces to add a bit of contrast to my full tan interior. Also picked up some lenses so I can start on my retrofit soon. And bought an AIT roof spoiler and a OEM hoodbra. Not much, I know.

    Debating on what to next, either:
    Re-paint and clearbra the front lip
    Get lower springs for my coilovers
    Exhaust
    or Finish my retrofit
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    Well I bought lower springs. Hopefully installing tomorrow
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    Well I went to install the lower springs and I couldn't get my top collar of my coils to move, so kind of stuck now. We used PB-Blaster, a 5-foot pole as leverage, hammer and screwdriver, and a few other methods. Nothing worked.

    So hopefully I can get this broken loose soon
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    old school TL type S wheels looks secks on these btw ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bystrov View Post
    old school TL type S wheels looks secks on these btw ...
    Oh I'm aware, hard to find as well

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    Well little update on the car

    I finally got the springs on and got it lowered for a while, then raised it back up because I was riding on bumpstops and the new springs were holding against a cylinder in the coilover. So gotta get it lowered again soon

    But here's an iPhone pic for ya


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    Not much progress has been made on the car, sorry for the lack of posts.

    Here's what I need to do:
    -Finish retrofits
    -Black inserts into interior
    -Figure out brake issues
    -Re-paint bumper and lip, since someone backed into me (no note or anything)
    -Paint and install roof spoiler
    -Decide if I want to delete the factory wing
    -Save money
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    So I guess I'll start updating this again.

    Got some interior work done.

    Untitled
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    Evan Aschbacher
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    Lip is off because it needs a repaint.

    Still gotta finish my retros, getting close though.

    Exhaust should be ordered in the next few days
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