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Jonathan Franco: 2005 Acura TL

Jonathan Franco was looking for the perfect balance between luxury and sporty, and decided that the 2005 Acura TL A Spec was the right place to start. Franco's Acura TL is a VIP-inspired creation from his imagination, using high quality parts from many different sects of the automotive industry.

Owner: Jonathan Franco
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL A Spec
Horsepower: 270 (estimated)
Club: Team Blur

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Jonathan Franco
Instagram: @blursito

Photography by Jonathan Franco, FrontStreet.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
RV-6 headers
RV-6 J-pipe
RV-6 mid pipe with high flow cats
Injen cold air intake
Throttle body spacer
Skunk 3 throttle body

EXHAUST:
Tanabe dual exhaust

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WHEELS & TIRES:
WedsSport Kranze Bazreia wheels - 18x10 +6 (f), 18x11 +10 (r)
Falken ZE 950 tires - 225/40/18 (f), 245/40/18 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
D2 full air suspension
VIAIR 480c compressors (2)
Megan racing rear camber kit
Skunk2 front upper control arms

BRAKES:
R1 Concepts drilled and slotted front and rear rotors
Posi quiet front and rear ceramic brake pads

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EXTERIOR:
House of Kolor Apple Red paint
ASpec lip kit, trunk lip, and rear window visor painted to match
JMD OEM window visors

LIGHTING:
Interior LED lighting under dash, seats, hood, and trunk
VIP style under-chassis puddle lights

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INTERIOR:
Custom honey and perforated black suede diamond stitched seats, door panels, head liner, pillars, and dash

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer in dash double din head unit
Rear-view LCD monitor
6-inch TVs in headrests (s)
Alpine high mids and low component speakers
Alpine 1500 watt amps (2)
12-inch Alpine Type R subs (2)
Custom fiberglass subwoofer enclosures

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Winter Wonder Slammed 2018 - Best JDM
Extreme Autofest San Diego 2017 - 1st Place Acura
Hot Import Nights San Diego 2016 - 2nd Place Acura

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification would definitely have to be the custom metal plates crafted specifically for my engine bay. They are water tight and allow me to drive hoodless without having to worry about debris filling my bay."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"Front and side splitters, and a rear defuser, VIP tables front and rear plus VIP accessories to bring the interior together. Also a hardline trunk setup."

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SPONSORS:
Pann Auto Perfomance
Voodoo Ride
Falken Tires
Car Tune auto repair
Weds Wheels North America

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Pann Auto Performance
CarTune Independent Service

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