Taking a look at the car scene in its current state, it seems as though everybody has been raising the bar not only to compete with peers in the scene, but also to compete within themselves to keep their car moving in a positive progression, just to ensure there is something new to present every season. With everybody being so involved with their own projects/projects of peers in the scene however, there’s always been a certain negative debate that arises from this. This debate of course being the parts that owners decide to put on their own cars. When looking at “illmotion” specifically, “real parts” or “fake parts”, everybody in the group has mutually agreed that an individual’s car can be appreciated, no matter what parts the owner has put on it.
Now, while the members of illmotion do support the push for quality parts, we cannot be irrational when it comes to the cars that we feature JUST because of the parts that any individual has chosen to use for their car, nor do the owners have to justify whatever parts they’ve implemented onto their vehicles. Hell, we would only be lying to ourselves if we said everybody in illmotion have never rocked replica parts. We’re almost certain this goes for everybody in the game as well.
By keeping that in mind, what we can do however, is respect and appreciate the time, work and effort that individuals put into their vehicles, and it’s cars like this 2004 Acura TSX owned by Sasa Karna, that comes to mind.
A look at the exterior of Sasa’s TSX, and what is immediately noticed is the rarity of it’s Indigo Blue paint and it’s smooth flowing stance sitting low on Battleship grey powder coated Varrstoen 2.2.1 road wheels, mounted and balanced by the homies at Urban X South. Attention to detail is key as the blacked out grille and blacked out chrome belt moldings are noted. Another feature noticed on Sasa’s Acura is the 2006-08 TSX Conversion and it’s OEM A-Spec lip kit. Welding and fabrication work was performed by Andrew Ciotti, who Sasa could not stress enough to thank.
A look at the interior of Sasa’s 2004 Acura TSX and once again Attention To Detail plays a critical role as a few interior panels have been applied with 3M Di-Noc Vinyl and a Crown Royal purple shift boot sits perfectly in the shift box. A little JDM flavor is found in the interior as Sasa has a pair of Accord Euro-R seats with Takata Harnesses and Accord Euro-R pedals for footwork.
Achieving the stance on Sasa’s TSX are a set of Tein Superstreet coilovers, and ARP extended studs in the rear that are accompanied by 10mm spacers. For more chassis and suspension support, Sasa also implemented an Ingalls Rear Camber Kit and Comptech Rear Sway Bar.
As the engine and performance department remains somewhat stock (Injen Cold Air Intake and T1R Test Pipe with No Cat being notable mods), Sasa’s close attention to detail continues to make it’s way under the hood with custom painted engine covers and painted valve cover.
So there you have it, a well rounded daily driven TSX owned by Sasa Karna. When paying close attention to what Sasa has actually done to his TSX, you can definitely take into account all the hard work and time that he put into it, regardless of what parts he chose to live up to the task when driving his TSX on the daily.
Getting back into that and the current state of the scene, who are we anyways to judge what people do to their cars? And for what reason does an individual have to jusfity him/herself for what they decide to put on their car, as in the end, it ultimately is, their car? As far as we’re concerned, if the passion and dedication is there, there’s nothing left to do but appreciate what’s been done.
Something you might want to at least think about before judging someone’s car based on what parts are on it. Have a look at Sasa’s TSX, and you’ll see why we appreciate builds like his.
OEM Front Bumper 2006-08
OEM Rear Bumper 2006-08
OEM Front Grille 2006-08 (Painted Black)
OEM 2006-08 Hood
OEM A-Spec lip kit
Full Front 3M Film
OEM Acura Window Visors
50% Window Tint
Blacked out Chrome Window and Door Trim
Custom “home depot” Lip Splitter
JDM Accord Clear Headlights w/LED Side Marker
OEM 2006-08 Fogs w/HID Kit
M3 Lip Spoiler
S2000 AP2 Muffler tips
Super Bright LED License Plate Lights
18×9.5 +30 Varrstoen 2.2.1 wheels
-powder coated battleship grey
215/40r18 Achilles ATR Tires
10mm Spacer in the rear
Fenders Rolled all around, Pull in the rear
ARP Rear Extended Studs
Project Kiks Lug Nuts
Tein Super Street coilovers
Comptech Rear Sway Bar
Ingalls Rear Camber Kit
Front & Rear Brembo Drilled Brake Rotors w/New Pads
OEM Acura Accessory A-spec steering wheel
Di-Noc Carbon Fiber Center Console & Door Trim Panels
Custom DIY “Crown Royal” Shift Boot
T1R Titanium Shift Knob
JDM Accord Euro-R pedals
JDM Accord Euro-R CL1 Recaro front seats
Custom Seat Rails
Takata Racing Harness
OEM Acura TSX Rubber Floor Mats
Custom Valve Cover Painted Indigo Blue – Honda Motor Co. painted gray
Custom painted engine covers painted battleship grey
Injen cold air intake (painted battleship grey)
P2R Throttle Body Spacer
DIY throttle body coolant by-pass mod
T1R Radiator Hoses
Comptech Race Header
T1R Test Pipe w/No Catalyst
T1R Oil Cap
OEM Acura Rust Resistor
More photos of Sasa Karna’s 2004 Acura TSX can be found here: Sasa’s Acura TSX