17th Aug2011

It Plays: 2005 Acura RSX Type-S

by Michael Chandler

Modified Acura RSX-S

I’ve known Nate, the owner of this Blaze Orange RSX Type-S, for a few years. He used to own an EP3 Civic Si, and oh how the jokes about him punching his radio flowed.  Thankfully he stepped his game up and bought something with a proper K-series. Something that doesn’t require man on radio violence to change gears.

The modifications are few, but they’re tasteful. The car sits on a set of 17×9 Weds Sport TC105N’s, powdercoated by Unknown Coatings in a custom mixed Tsunami Blue, and wrapped in a set of Falken Azenis RT-615s. Tein Super Street coilovers (complete with upper pillow ball mounts!) on all four corners bring the car to an acceptable height, and Ingalls camber kits in the front and rear keep the sticky Falkens from rubbing.

Acura RSX on Weds Sports

Front and rear lips (a replica Mugen and Acura A-Spec respectively) along with a set of Top1 winglets and 6k HIDs round out the exterior modifications.

K20A2 Under hood of RSX

Under the hood are the time tested trio of mods: intake, header, and exhaust. In this case an Injen cold air intake, DC Sports race header and a 5-Zigen Pro Racer A-Spec exhaust. To match the “orange-ness” of the car, a pair of orange Mugen reservoir covers cover the brake and clutch master cylinder reservoirs. Also complimenting the “orange-ness”, the valve cover and strut tower bar were dropped off at Unknown Coatings to be coated flat candy blue.

RSX-S Interior

Sitting between the seats and the doors are a pair of Cusco B-pillar bars, adding stiffness and style. A Team VooDoo shift knob replaces the stock knob and a Corona bottle poncho adds some flair.

From a black EP3 to this colorful DC5, Nate has come a long way.

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