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ding dong bing bong
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I've neglected this. I'm a horrible person.

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**08/15/2015 PICS PG 15**
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10/28/2014

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**FULL SHOOT ON PG 13**

04/29/2014
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02/23/2014
FINALLY a nice day, so my buddy did a shoot. Pics on page 3.

Acura RSX TYPE S by Phillip Moore Photography, on Flickr

11/23/2013
Sorry for the crappy flickr edit. My photoshop isn't working at the moment.

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Purchased her back in July 2013. 1 owner. Super mint. 5 days after purchase, the car sucked up water and bent a rod in cyl 4.
She's pretty:

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Made a claim with my ins co, who after a month and a half covered the cost of a new motor. This meant to me, like I'm sure anyone else here, a nice, new build funded by my ins co. The car sat at 4130 Fab/RS Tech for several months due to parts, parts shipped to wrong address, back orders, race events, and even a health issue with my builder. The car is finally finished early Oct, and ran like a champ. Had a couple issues, but finally ironed out all of them, and she is running even better than ever. I appologize for the crappy iPhone and Instagram (@hoesdontkno) pics. Photoshoot coming this weekend.

Engine:
K20a2 head
Drag Cartel 2.2 Cams
SuperTech Valvetrain
Skunk 2 Intake Mani
Skunk 2 Alpha header
Skunk 2 70mm TB
Ktuned IACV delete
HKS 60mm Hi Power Cat Back
Custom 3" Exhaust
Ktuned Turndown Muffler
Custom 4" CAI
K-Pro
Ktuned Throttle Cable
Ktuned Fuel Rail (not installed)
STOCK K20 block

Trans:
K20z1 Trans
Competition Stage 2 Clutch
Competition Stage 2 Fly

Exterior:
Chargespeed Front Lip
Devsport Front Splitter
Top1 Rear Diffuser
Speedhunters Takata Tow Strap
18x8 +43 Hyper Black 5Zigen FN01R-C
235/40/18 BFG G-Force KDW
225/40/18 Bridgestone Potenza
Black Gorilla Lugs

17x9 +35 Enkei RPF1
17x9 +22 Varrstoen ES2
225/45/17 Hankook V12
255/45/17 Nitto NT05
Gold Open Extended Lugs
Custom Retrofitted headlights
TRS value projectors
Mini Gatling Shroud
Bi xenon
6k AC Slim Digital Ballasts
Yellow OEM Fog light kit
DIY license plate relocate

Interior:
Hybrid Racing Shifter
8th gen Si Type R Shift Knob
Bride XAXII/EugoII
Bride brackets/rails
Takata Drift 2 Harness
NRG Harness Bar
NRG Short Hub and 2nd Gen Quick Release
Mardi Deep Corn 350mm Steering Wheel

Suspension:
BC Racing Coilovers
SPC Rear Camber Kit

Brakes:
Stock currently

Date of Purchase

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Fresh out of the Shop

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Tuned on chassis/rolling dyno. 93 octane. No base line dyno with just the stock components. The previous run, 234hp, was with the stock tb and an Injen CAI, which actually was choking the car. Upgraded to the 70mm tb and went with a custom 4" CAI and opened up another 15 hp. This graph is good as of 11/21/2013. Solid numbers if you ask me, ESP for a stock block k20 (yes, you read that correctly, stock). The car wants more, but my injectors are maxxxed.

Future mods:
Fuel system: ID 1000cc injectors and finish fuel system
LSD
Wilwood or ROTORA bigger brake set up
BOOST
...list goes on...

I'll try and keep this as current as possible with photoshoots and various updates. Thanks for looking
 

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Looking real good

Any plans for boost?
 

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ding dong bing bong
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Looking real good

Any plans for boost?
Thanks. Actually, the original motor is still good. I'm planning on building that for 15-20lbs. Still in the planning stages though. Long term, going to pull this set up out after the boost build is done, and drop it in a little eg hatch.

Very nice, those Cartel 2.2's :jelly:
I love them. Crossover/power with these are insane.
 

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Very nice build. Pics of the custom intake please?
Best pic I have

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It sits about an inch off the subframe. :noes: My buddy had this laying around off of his TrailBlazer SS, so we test fitted it and it worked. No complaints here.
 

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Thanks Chris. She's been moving a long well for only having her 4 months, 3 of which she sat at the shop for.
 

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Sleeper beast.

Looks awesome Mike. Wouldnt suspect a thing if I saw that around SJ.

Like the wheels - had the same ones on my old NBP and then PWP a while back.
 

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Yeah, she's sleeper status Ralph. Since the car is still catted, she's not super loud, but WOT she screams.

The wheels weren't my first choice. I was actually looking for a nice set of TE-37s or RPF1s for a fair price, but for $350 (has a couple blemishes and curb rash about 2" long on 2), I couldn't pass these up. I got the BFGs (3, 2 w 65-70% tread and 1 brand new) for $120 and the Bridgestones for free from a friend. So for a total of $470, I got a nice set of REAL WHEELS.
 

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Hey that works for now. You can always upgrade em later. I moved to SSR Compies from my old FN01RCs - they looked great on my NBP but looked off on my PWP.
 

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Yeah. I wanna go with a white or polished wheel next.
 
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