danmccormick87 '99 CG Grocery Getter

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  1. danmccormick87

    danmccormick87 Well-Known Member

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    After getting a divorce and losing my Acura TL to the ex, I decided to get a family-friendly car that was efficient on fuel and affordable to maintain, upgrade, and stylishly eye-catching. I always felt like my old TL was modeled after the 6th gen Accords, so I decided to purchase one. Changes will continue to come and go as the funds flow in, and I know not all will approve or like my choices, but to each their own :beer:


    1999 Honda Accord EX Sedan
    F23A1


    Engine/Performance:
    F23A1 VTEC
    Factory Air Resonator Delete
    DPT Motorsport Catback Exhaust
    DPT Headers
    Megan Racing Test Pipe


    Suspension:
    Factory


    Interior/ICE:
    Pioneer Single DIN w/Bluetooth
    Kenwood KFC-1664S Door Speakers
    Kicker DS693 Rear Deck Speakers
    Sirius Stratus 7
    Alpena 24” MaxLED strips on sides of sunroof, replacing interior light
    LEDGLOW White interior floorboard lights
    Wink Mirror
    Custom center console LED lighting
    Tint- sides 15%, rear & small sides 5%, windshield strip 5%
    Factory-style fog light switch add-on


    Exterior:
    DIY Plastidip Factory Rims Matte Black
    DIY Plastidip Eyelids Matte Black
    WeatherTech In-Channel Rain Guards
    HIC Rear Roof Visor
    Anzo Black CCFL Projector Headlights
    DDM Tuning 35W 6k HID Kit
    Spyder Black Euro Taillights
    Cree Projector Reverse Lights
    Generic Yellow Fog Lights (Replaced Raybrig Fogs)
    Stickerbombed Grill/Logo
    Debadged
    Factory spoiler add-on
    Lots of Graphics


    Future Plans/Mods:
    F-1 Fenders
    TS3 Front Bumper
    TS3 Side Skirts
    Techno R Rear Bumper
    VIS Carbon Fiber Trunk
    VIS G Speed Carbon Fiber Hood
    LED Taillights
    Retrofitted Headlights with CCFL
    Lamborghini Green Paint Job or Line-X Bedliner Paint Job
    Yokohama Super Advan V2 rims
    F&F Stage 1 Coilovers or Air Ride
    Upgraded Brakes
    Upgraded Suspension
    Shaved Door Handles
    Double DIN Touchscreen Navigation
    Replace front speakers with Super Tweeters and Mids
    Convert to Black Interior



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  2. danmccormick87

    danmccormick87 Well-Known Member

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    My old TL that the ex got to keep :sad72: Just my motivation to modify the Honda even more!

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    The tl needed more lowwww lol


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    :imo: not really feelin the tails or headlights but w/e welcome to 6thgen man. What did you do with those stock OEM foglights in the first pic
     
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  5. danmccormick87

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    I didn't want to go lower, since I was already rolling on 20" MSR 096s and having rubbing issues as it was.

    Both OEM front and back were busted and faded, that's why the cheap quick replacement. Plan on doing a retrofit with the front headlights with upgraded projectors and a LED bar, and going to do the LED rear tail lights later on. The fog lights weren't OEM, they were Raybrig fog lights added on and were so rusted badly in the rear that I had to throw them away. Was going to get more, but decided when I order the body kit, I'm going to do an LED bar as a fog light instead.
     
  6. danmccormick87

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    Just got my CG Squad decals from Jephu!!! Thanks man, I really appreciate it!

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    Cool, were do you plan on putting the decal
     
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    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    Well there's some different stuff going on there but it sounds like you're having fun. That is one bright a$$ interior lol. I like the current foglights.
     
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    Getting the decals redone in the back, new ones with colors, and will completely replace the Sponsored by Mommy & Daddy. Same position, just more life and color :cheers:

    Thanks Red!

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    This is wired into the factory dome light, and helps increase my light output :happy107: I would have loved to kept the Raybrig, but they were uber pricey once I found a yellow set, so I settled on these. They work great, give the car a unique look, and I love the yellow output in fog :cheers: Yeah, the car is just a slow work in project, wanting something different. Next off is to remove the trunk spoiler and sell it.
     
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    So, I decided to do a photoshop of a potential paint job I'm considering. The colors may change, but the two-tone design is going to stay. PSed a car from Stance Works to work for this.

    (Not the greatest job, it's 2:00 am and I'm tired :ownedrun:)
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