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Exhaust Resonators : What are they and do I need one?
Tech Articles
May people wonder if they need resonators in their aftermarket exhausts. This blog will discuss some of the mentality behind resonators...
Differences in 2004-08 Acura TSX & Accord CL7-CL9 Headlamps
Exterior/Interior
There are a few variants of headlamps for the 2004-08 Acura TSX and overseas Accord applications. Here we will sort out some of the...
WiseDetailz Clear Headlamp Diffusers for 2004-08 TSXs
Exterior/Interior
To delete the amber corners on you 1g TSX, look no further than Wisedetailz's clear diffusers.
2004-08 TL Lip Kits: A-Spec versus Type-S, and inter-changability
Exterior/Interior
We've been asked enough times to get "Type-S lip kits" for people to clarify this point in a short article.
Part Comparison: Fastbrakes 4-pot Caliper vs TSX/TL OEM Caliper
Brakes
How do the TSX/TL OEM calipers compare to the 4-pot calipers from the Fastbrakes 12.6" BBK? Here we have some pics and comments for you.
BC Racing Coilovers: Implications of Ordering Custom Spring Rates
Tech Articles
Many people are aware that BC Racing will allow you to customize your coilovers to your liking. Here are a few things to keep in mind...
XLR8 Performance Exhaust: Non-Resonated System Has A Resonator In It?
Tech Articles

Even Non-Resonated XLR8 exhausts systems have a "Purge Resonance Technology chamber" in them, which look exactly like...

Is a J37 manifold beneficial on a J32/35, or port the stock parts?
Engine

There is some debate as to what the best course for intake manifold and throttle body use is ideal on a J-series engine. We've got...

No Clutch Alignment Tool? No Problem!
Tech Articles
A socket and some masking take are usually all you need to get your disc in place.
Comments on 3rd Generation TL Transmission Integrity
Tech Articles
Is the 3rd generation, 2004-08 model year, TL transmission reliable?
Acura TSX Clutch Kits for 2004-08 model years - What's up with RSX-S parts?
Tech Articles
There are no aftermarket TSX clutches available...so used RSX-S parts as an upgrade!
Merc Racing Aftercoolers for CT-Engineering Superchargers
Engine
Aftercooling reduces intake temperatures, but these kits usually need to be custom-installed. What is included, and how do you install...
Video: Honda/Acura Inner Axle Joint and Boot Replacement
Tech Articles
How to change the inner axle joint on your Honda or Acura. Pretty typical of all inner joints on all Hondas and Acuras including V6 and...
J-Series Engine Mounts Compared: Innovative & XLR8 Mounts
Tech Articles
The J-series engine mount game currently has two main competitors. We evaluate both on the bench to show you the main differences.
A display of Acura's SH-AWD in Action
Tech Articles
What makes Acura's all-wheel drive system handle so well it is super? This simple test helps show what the system can do.
DIY Tutorial Video: ATLP V2-R J-pipe on a 2007-09 Acura MDX
Tech Articles
Some people are so industrious. Check out this amazing install video from a customer of ours.
Compliance bushshing/bearing replacement: Awesome DIY tool parts list
Tech Articles
Changing the compliance bushings out on your later-model Honda or Acura can be a challenge without a tool to push the parts in and out.
Ingalls 38725/38720 Rear Camber Kit Install Tips
Tech Articles
The Ingalls 38725 and 3870 camber kits are huge sellers for Heeltoe Automotive because of their ease of assembly, installation, and...
Test fit of a 2007-09 RDX ATLP Cat-Back on a 2010-12 RDX
Tech Articles
It has long been expected that the 2007-09 Acura RDX ATLP Cat-Back exhaust (the only current bolt-on system for the 1g RDX) would fit the...
What is the difference between "shocks" and "struts," and what is a "damper" and a "coilover?"
Tech Articles

There are distinct differences between shocks and struts which escapes most people; including many of the technicians working on YOUR...

Innovative Polyurethane Engine Mount Vibration Test: K-Series Engine
Tech Articles

We all know the switch from stock mounts to polyurethane ones will result in extra engine vibration. But how bad is it? Heeltoe...

Counterman Scan: Brake Fluid Q/A, and Some Comments From Heeltoe
Tech Articles
We get great documents mailed to us as a benefit of being business owners. One of the periodicals we get is Counterman Magazine, a...
The 2004-08 Acura TSX's Magnesium Transmission Case Has Some Interesting Talking Points
Tech Articles
Magnesium as a casting material is nothing new in the automotive world, but you definitely don't see it very often. Light and durable,...
Tein Suspension Rebuild Service
Tech Articles
Tein (rhythms with vein) is one of the few suspension brands which offers a fully rebuildable damper. Don't be misled by the claims of...
Diagnosing a mysterious noise in a FWD transaxle
Tech Articles
Our HTSpec TSX has been making quick a disturbing noise. Unfortunately it seems we've fallen victim to what seem to be a string of...
DIY: Progress Rear Sway Bar Tutorial, 2009-14 Acura TSX / TL, and 2008-12 Honda Accord
Tech Articles
Anti-sway bars go by many names. Sometimes they are referred to as anti-roll bars, roll bars, or sway bars...but they all do the same...
DIY: Hybrid Racing Shifter Cable Bushing Install Tutorial: Acura TSX, TL, and Honda Accord
Tech Articles
These fantastic shifter cable bushings add a firm and direct feel to the factory shifter. But they don't come with any installation...
How to tune your adjustable coilover/damper kit for the street.
Tech Articles
There are a lot of folks out there, bless their souls, who have bought into the craze of coilover suspensions without having full...
DIY: JDM CU2 Hazard Button Install Tutorial
Tech Articles
A customer on Acurazine recently tore apart the dash on his CU2 TSX to install this rare item. Linked here is his DIY!
The Hondata Reflash THE best bang for the buck on your 04-06 TSX
Tech Articles
For those who have no idea what the Hondata Reflash is, how it works, or what it does, this quick-n-dirty post will help you understand.

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