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Benji Tran: 2004 Acura TSX

Benjamin Tran chose to build the 2004 Acura TSX because it's built off the Honda Accord platform. Tran considers the TSX the last generation before Acura began to incorporate a lot more technology in the later generations. In 2004, most Honda's had adapted to the new McPherson style suspension, whereas the TSX kept the double wishbone front and multi-link rear. Tran liked this quality. Aside from the suspension geometry, Tran wanted to build something with the K20/K24 engine platform and the simple streamline design of the TSX had him sold.

Owner: Benjamin Tran
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Vehicle: 2004 Acura TSX
Horsepower: 320 whp / 249 tq
Club: Garage106
Social: Facebook, Instagram

Photography by Ger Reyes Photography, Keith Jose, OMI Media, Arthur J Photography, Garage 106, Jason Hoang.

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ENGINE / PERFORMANCE
JDM Accord Euro R K20a
Kraftwerks Civic Si Race Supercharger Kit
Kraftwerks Front Mount Intercooler
Kraftwerks Intake manifold, powder coated black
Grams Performance 1000cc
Injectors Synapse Engineering SQ BOV
Custom Aluminium Charge Pipes
Acura ZDX 80mm Throttle Body
P2R throttle Body Adapter
P2R I.M and T.B Gaskets
KillerGlass Intake Velocity Stack
K-Tuned Fuel Rail
K-Tuned Fuel Pressure Gauge
K-Tuned Oil Dip Stick
K-Tuned Battery Tie
Spoon Spark Plug Cover
Spoon Oil Cap
Spoon Radiator Stay
Unorthodox Racing Alternator Pulley
Innovative Race 95A Engine Mounts
Honda Accord Aluminium Radiator
Samco Radiator Hose
Custom Blue Silicone Heater Hose
FAL Dual Slim Radiator Fans
Custom Dual Front Mount Oil Cooler
Toyota MR2 Electric Power Steering Conversion
ChaseBays Power Steering Reservoir
ChaseBays Coolant Overflow
Custom Billet Aluminium Clutch Reservoir
Vibrant Racing Silicone Couplers
T-bolt Hose Clamps
Earls Black Nylon/Stainless Braided Hose
Earls Stainless Steel Braided Hose
Fragola Fuel Quick disconnect
Fragola AN Fittings
Vibrant Performance Washer Reservoir
Exide AGM Battery
KnuKoncepts Battery Terminals
KnuKoncepts Custom Battery/Charging Harness
KnuKoncepts Custom Engine Ground Wires
Skunk2 Flush Valve Cover Hardware
Titanium Banjo Fittings
PrestoLok Push-to-Connect Vacuum Fittings
Project Mu Reservoir Cover

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EXHAUST
Toda Racing exhaust header
Toda Racing Test Pipe
T1R Sparrow Titanium Tip Catback Exhaust
Greddy Exhaust Hanger Bushings

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Hondata K-pro ECU
Hondata TSX Dual ECU Harness
Defi Advanced Link
Defi BF E.G.T. White Face Gauge
Defi BF Boost White Face Gauge
Defi BF Oil Pressure White Face Gauge
Defi Multi Display Link
Defi Heads Up Display
ARC Magic Trunk Downforce Meter

DRIVELINE
Exedy Stage 2 Clutch
Fidanzza 8lb. Aluminium Flywheel
Motul 10w40 Gear Oil
Motul DOT 5.1 Clutch Fluid

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WHEELS / TIRES
Burning Red Volk Racing TE37RT - 18x10
Niche Competition Forged Chicane - 18x10.5 Bronze
Volk Racing CE28 rims - 18x9.5 Matte Black
ADVAN RS-D rims - 18x9.0
225/40-18 Tires
Project Kics Caliber45 Lug Nuts
ARP Extended Wheel Studs
Rays Valve Stems

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CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Airtekk Bagover Shocks
Accuair ENDO Valve Tank
Accuair E-Level Management
Accuair E-Level Controller
Accuair i-Level
Dual Viair 444c Stealth Compressors
NiCopp Compressor Hardline
SMC Check Valves
Earls AN Fittings
Ingalls Rear Adjustable Multilinks
SPC Rear Camber Arms
Titanium Strut Tower Bolts
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Fidanzza 8lb. Aluminium Flywheel
Spoon Rigid Subframe Collars 
Spoon Rigid Steering Rack Collars
Aluminium Rigid Shifter Bushings
J's Racing Roll Centre Adjusters
Ingalls Rear Adjustable Multilinks
SPC Rear Camber Arms

BRAKES
Project Mu 12.9" 4pot x 4pad Big Brake Kit
Project Mu Type-NS Brake Pads
Fast Brakes 11.9" Rear Rotor upgrade
Custom Powder Coated Calipers
Custom ABS, VSA, TCS delete
Honda Element FWD Brake Proportioning Valve
Russell SS Brake Lines
Earls Brake Fittings
Custom NiCopp Brake Lines
Custom LED 3rd Brake Light
Motul 5.1 Racing Brake Fluid

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EXTERIOR
Custom Porsche GT3RS Grey Black Paint
Spoon Sports S-Tai Front Bumper
Voltex Type V Carbon Fiber GT Wing
Acura TSX A-Spec Side Skirts
Acura TSX A-Spec Rear Lip
JDM Accord Euro-R R-Rear Foglight
EDM Accord Euro-R L-Rear Foglight
JDM Accord Euro-R Radiator VIN Plate
JDM Accord Euro-R Window Mouldings
JDM Accord Euro-R Rear Emblem
JDM Accord Euro-R Trunk Badge
JDM Accord Euro-R Headlights
Mugen Ventilated Visors
Mugen Fender bolts (10)
Zerg Engineering Rear Windshield Visor
Password JDM Hood Spacers
Custom Front and Rear Bumper ReBar
Show N' Go Front License Plate Bracket

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INTERIOR
Custom Saturated Tiffany&Co Blue Paint
Aim Motorsport MXS Strada Digital Dash
Recaro Sportster CS Heated Leather Seats
Bride Accord Euro-R Seat Rails
Takata 4 Point Safety Harnesses
Takata Gel Harness Pads
JDM Honda S2000 VGS Steering Wheel
Project Mu Shift Knob
Project Mu Pedal Set
Custom 3D Carbon Backseat Delete
Custom Chasing LED Interior Lighting

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AUDIO / MULTIMEDIA
Alpine CD w/Bluetooth/USB
Infinity Kappa 6.5" Coaxial Speakers
JL Audio C2-690tx Coaxial Speakers
JL Audio 12" W6v3 Subwoofer
JL Audio HD Series 750 Monoblock Amp
Stinger Electronics 4GA Wiring Kit
Custom Wayfab Creative Sealed Box

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COMPETITION EVENTS / CLASSES / RESULTS
2015 PASMAG's SEMA Tuner Battlegrounds Champion
2016 Wekfest Chicago / Sedan of the Festival
2016 Hot Import Nights Minneapolis / Best of Show Overall
2016 Hot Import Nights Minneapolis / Hottest International Club Garage106
2017 Wekfest Chicago / Acura of the Festival
2017 Wekfest Chicago / Crew of the Festival
2017 Hot Import Nights / Hottest Overall
2017 Hot Import Nights / Hottest Mods
2017 Tuner Evolution Chicago / 1st Acura
2018 Tuner Evolution Chicago / 1st Acura Sedan
2018 Tuner Evolution Chicago / Best Team Overall

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"Most, if not all the work was done myself, but my favorite modification would be the Kraftwerks supercharger kit because this is the first Acura TSX in North America, of this generation, to have the Rotrex supercharger installed. I also can't leave out the collection of discontinued Project Mu parts and everything listed as "Custom," states Tran.

SPONSORS
Valvoline

SHOPS
Urban Autobody & Chrome
Bettess Metal Fabrication
E-Tunez
Wayfab Creative Audio
Dr Shine Auto Spa
Bomex Graphics
Winnipeg HID
Speedfactor Racing

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