Euro R

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The weather is hot and sunny now in Oregon. This means that instead of spending time building gunplas, it is time to get down and dirty with your significant other :)

A little intro– I drive a 2007 Acura TSX which to most of you outside the US will know it as the Honda Accord Euro. While I’m not exactly a petrol head nor a grease monkey, I like working and modifying my car for both performance and aesthetic purposes. I don’t intend to race but improving handling and a little more “oomph” wouldn’t hurt. I’m one of those freaks who loves going 50+mph around curves and bends :). Changes I’ve made so far: Cold air intake, underdrive pulley, throttle body spacer, second front strut bar, thicker rear sway bar, lower body brace, lighter wheels, bridgestone potenza tires, and stiffer coilovers. The Euro R kit would be my first pure aesthetic-only mod.

I’ve been holding onto my JDM Euro R kit since last summer and I was just oh so happy to be able to put them on a week ago.

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This is how she looks like before the make-over ^^. Drove over to my friend’s home shop to get the kit installed since he have all the tools and space.

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Even with the boxes closed and sealed, spiders still managed to get into the packaging… and lay eggs.

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The front lip and new side skirts. Kit didn’t come with any hardware so had to buy a separate set from the dealer (what wasteful packaging…)

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Front bumper is :D

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The thing I like about Hondas is that they always seem cheerful ^^;

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Testing fitment of the front lip.

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Must be really happy to have this new make-over ^^;

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The sideskirts were probably the most painless to install but the difference is VERY subtle… so subtle that I don’t think it even helps if I can explain it but it’s there >_>

whoops… forgot shots for the rear’s WISP ^^;. We took our sweet time and the whole installation took about six hours.  And here she is…

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Took her out to the mall for a photoshoot after a good wash and wax :)

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Photoshooting a car was a lot harder than photoshooting Gundam models…

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Interior

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One of the oddest and frequent compliments this car get is… “cute car!”. Must be that jolly face… :D

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Contemplating on whether to raise the height of the car or not… it is so low that I am always paranoid about scratching the bottom >_<

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What I love about the lip kit is the understated look; it is not entirely pronounced but the style is still there. So unless you know what you’re looking at, the difference can easily fly over most people’s head ^^. I hate that wide body racy look… it’s too loud and attracts too much attention (from cops).

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MOERU!!!

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Top of a parking structure. All the continuous right turns made me a little dizzy…

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Gundams and cars… they’re both mechas :D. I love my car. Not as a “girlfriend” but as my partner; without it, I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. Driving is probably one of the few things I actually enjoy doing as I go through everyday’s mundane activities.

This little car is far from being finished with modding. Still have exhaust manifold and exhaust system on my to-do list (along with many other little modding projects) :D. Alas, this hobby is not cheap at all and requires decent weather so I can only work on it during the summer.

Anyone else into cars as well? Feel free to show off your ride if you want :)

I need to work on my outdoor shots…

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25 thoughts on “Euro R

    1. your car is nice bro i love the car.I have the same car but in white n i will like to do the under kit like u did can u tell me where u got it from and what u pay for it i’m in newyork no body sell the kit here.???????????thanks and good luck with your car is a nice car

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