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      04-29-2012 04:33 AM #1
      A guy fixed an MDX grille onto his TSX



      Compare with stock



      I think the former looks pretty damn sweet.

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      04-29-2012 04:42 AM #2
      Nope. Both are ugly.
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    3. 04-29-2012 04:44 AM #3
      Waaaay too huge IMO. Not feeling it at all, but it's nice to see someone trying something different.

      To me, the best way to 'de-beak' a TSX is to get an Accord grille.



      ....and if you REALLY want it say Acura, chop off the Honda emblem and work some magic to custom fit an Acura emblem in there.
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    4. 04-29-2012 05:48 AM #4
      I think it's worse than stock....and stock is awful lol

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      04-29-2012 06:20 AM #5
      The only one to fix Acura beak is ronjon design on the Acura TL. If I owned one I would have ordered this the same day.

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      04-29-2012 07:18 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by DTMTrini View Post
      Waaaay too huge IMO. Not feeling it at all, but it's nice to see someone trying something different.

      To me, the best way to 'de-beak' a TSX is to get an Accord grille.



      ....and if you REALLY want it say Acura, chop off the Honda emblem and work some magic to custom fit an Acura emblem in there.
      Wow, that really cleans things up. The Japanese must think us Americans are blind

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      04-29-2012 07:51 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by enzo1187 View Post
      Wow, that really cleans things up. The Japanese must think us Americans are blind
      Well, they do apparently think we are suckers, because they think they can slap a different badge on the thing and call it an Acura and we'll think it's premium and not "just a Honda" anymore. And they're right.

    8. 04-29-2012 08:04 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Gran Turismo View Post
      A guy fixed an MDX grille onto his TSX



      Compare with stock



      I think the former looks pretty damn sweet.
      I actually like it - it makes the car look like a super hero. Maybe it'll become an Avenger's car.

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      04-29-2012 08:19 AM #9
      The MDX grille doesn't look too bad. I'd need to see more shots to be sure though.

      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      The only one to fix Acura beak is ronjon design on the Acura TL. If I owned one I would have ordered this the same day.

      http://www.ronjonwheels.com/ronjonim...-grille/53.jpg
      That looks pretty good!
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      It's like a acura'd ford fusion
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      04-29-2012 08:40 AM #11
      I like it a lot. Then again I don't hate beak 2.0 as much as the rest. With the MDX grille is airflow compromised?
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      04-29-2012 08:44 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      The only one to fix Acura beak is ronjon design on the Acura TL. If I owned one I would have ordered this the same day.

      Acura fixed the beak for the refresh.


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      04-29-2012 08:48 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Acura fixed the beak for the refresh.

      Is that supposed to be the fix?

      I think the subject pic in the OP is pretty good considering what he had to start with.
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      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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      04-29-2012 08:50 AM #14
      That's the BIG HORN edition.


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      04-29-2012 08:53 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Fe2O3 View Post
      Is that supposed to be the fix?

      I think the subject pic in the OP is pretty good considering what he had to start with.
      I guess I just don't understand how people are so offended by a slash of plastic or chrome. Meanwhile the baleen whale grill on other luxury cars is classy and understated elegance.
      Last edited by 2.0T_Convert; 04-29-2012 at 08:57 AM.

    16. 04-29-2012 09:11 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by kimilein View Post
      Well, they do apparently think we are suckers, because they think they can slap a different badge on the thing and call it an Acura and we'll think it's premium and not "just a Honda" anymore. And they're right.
      I dunno man, I think from the early or most likely mid 2000's it's America's fault. I used to think that way too, but just like Japanese video games from the early 90's, America is the one that butchered it up once it hit our shores...I may be easily wrong, but my mind has been set on it. After all, the styling direction for Acura, Lexus, and Infiniti...are those designed by those in the parent companies or are those designed by people in the American ("luxury") division?
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      04-29-2012 09:51 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I guess I just don't understand how people are so offended by a slash of plastic or chrome. Meanwhile the baleen whale grill on other luxury cars is classy and understated elegance.
      They need huge waterfall grilles so the soul from the hose clamps doesn't get trapped in the engine bay and cause the car to explode.

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      04-29-2012 11:37 AM #18
      When something is described not as a modification, but as a fix -- you know the factory fcked up

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      04-29-2012 11:39 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Gran Turismo View Post

      That's some pretty nasty hood gap, If it was tweaked I think it would look really good, but as is it is just seems gigantic.
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      04-29-2012 11:39 AM #20
      De-beaked?
      I can do that....




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      04-29-2012 11:51 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      De-beaked?
      I can do that....




      fixed.
      I know it's a joke and a wreck and funny but if you smash the hood back down and put an unobtrusive black grille there with a simple silver (A) it would look great

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      04-29-2012 11:53 AM #22
      The Acura beak deserves nowhere near the amount of grief it gets here. Least of all on the TSX.
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      04-29-2012 12:12 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Acura fixed the beak for the refresh.

      I really don't get what you people bitch and complain about. That's not bad looking.
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    24. 04-29-2012 12:22 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      I really don't get what you people bitch and complain about. That's not bad looking.
      I don't get it either, the new TL is a pretty handsome car and the manual SH-AWD can put down some serious numbers.


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      04-29-2012 12:26 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      I really don't get what you people bitch and complain about. That's not bad looking.
      Put it side by side with the previous gen and tell me it's not a step backwards.

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      04-29-2012 12:41 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      The Acura beak deserves nowhere near the amount of grief it gets here. Least of all on the TSX.
      agreed
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      04-29-2012 12:42 PM #27
      The revised beak on the TL looks just fine.

      I agree the older one was fugly, but it was toned down and looks nice now in my opinion.

      Remember it's the cool thing to do to hate on Acura on these boards.

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    29. 04-29-2012 01:22 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by daSchtick View Post


      why couldnt you just wait till i made the gm reference

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      04-29-2012 01:24 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I guess I just don't understand how people are so offended by a slash of plastic or chrome. Meanwhile the baleen whale grill on other luxury cars is classy and understated elegance.
      Because people are generally full of ****.
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      04-29-2012 01:27 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Prail11 View Post
      The revised beak on the TL looks just fine.

      I agree the older one was fugly, but it was toned down and looks nice now in my opinion.

      Remember it's the cool thing to do to hate on Acura on these boards.
      Dude I've owned probably more Honda/Acuras than you if you've owned any. I used to be the biggest Honda fanboy and I'm pretty content with Acura's offerings except for styling and lack of powettrain choices.

      I'm not hating because it's the cool thing, I still own a Honda.... I'm hating because I can voice my legitimate opinion
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      04-29-2012 01:31 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiny4cyl View Post
      Put it side by side with the previous gen and tell me it's not a step backwards.
      In interior is not.

      The exterior is now pretty bland but bland is popular.

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      04-29-2012 01:41 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      In interior is not.

      The exterior is now pretty bland but bland is popular.
      Okay, I'll give you the interior bit, and being a GTI owner like you, I appreciate nice interiors at the sacrifice of a little speed and thrill. 3G TL was Acura automotive perfection as a complete package. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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      04-29-2012 01:44 PM #34
      The best fix.. is the Mugen Accord fix



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    35. 04-29-2012 01:56 PM #35
      Id say paint the oem grille body color and it prolly wouldnt bug anybody

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