We are pleased to present another GAWA feature out of Toronto and this time we have Vince’s daily driven commuter car, a 2006 Acura CSX Premium.
Vince has a bunch of experience modding cars, as he started the day he got his license and hasn’t stopped since. First up was a brand new 2000 Civic DX hatchback fresh off the lot which didn’t last long before he decided to switch it up for a less expensive 1992 Civic Si hatchback. Once he got bored of that he upgraded to a 4 door 1994 Integra which immediately received a JDM front end and other appropriate mods. In 2005 he again decided to switch it up this time for a Del Sol that a buddy was selling and after taking possession Vince went crazy. Full tear down, K swapped, resprayed, nothing left untouched. He even landed a feature in Modified Magazine for his efforts on this build.
At this point Vince felt it was time to move on to something else so he upgraded to a 2002 IS300 which was once again torn apart and rebuilt bolt by bolt. Vertex everything, 19″ Advan Sienna wheels, shaved and tucked bay and full car respray. However this time he just wasn’t feeling it and due to some life changes he needed something that he could commute with (5000+ km’s/month!) so obviously a fully built IS wasn’t ideal.
Bye bye IS and hello commuter car #1. A stock RSX which he proceeded to put 80,000 km’s on in one years time. Feeling like he needed more space than the RSX could offer he upgraded again (you get the drift by now haha, Vince likes to switch cars) to the CSX you see here.
Not able to leave the CSX stock Vince has upgrade the exterior with CTR bumpers, Mugen window visors and CSL stye rear wing. He also has a small collection of wheels (Mugen MF10′s, SSR Type F’s and stock CTR wheels) that he changes up on occasion.
The engine bay and interior sport a bunch of JDM CTR or CSX-S parts, but Vince has not compromised the daily driver commuter use he so desperately needs. The CSX odometer is already blown past 320,000 km’s and Vince says he can’t wait to roll over 500,000 km’s!
Brown Metallic Vinyl Wrap
CTR Front Bumper
CTR Side Skirts
CTR Rear Bumper
Mugen Window Visors
Blue Smoke Tinted Headlights, Turn Signals, and Tail Lights
Ignited HID 6000K Headlight Conversion
35% Tinted Windows
CSL Style Trunk Spoiler
JDM Honda Emblems
|ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN:
CSX Type-S Header
CSX Type-S Downpipe & Cat
CSX Type-S Cat-back Exhaust
JDM FD2 CTR Valve Cover
JDM FD2 CTR Spark Plug Cover
HSD HR Series Coilovers
Skunk2 Rear Camber Kit
Progress Rear Sway Bar
|Wheels & Brakes:
18×9″ SSR Type-F Wheels on 215/40/18 Nankang NSII Tires
18×7.5″ JDM FD2 CTR Wheels on 225/40/18 Yokohama Advan AD08 Tires
17×8″ Mugen MF-10 Wheels on 215/45/17 Nexen N3000 Tires
CSX Type-S Front Brakes
Goodrich Stainless Brake Lines
Muteki Lug Nuts
JDM FD2 CTR Start Button
JDM FD2 CTR Hazard Button
JDM FD2 CTR Shift Boot
LED Cabin Lighting
Brushed Titanium Wrapped Interior Accents
ARC Shift Knob
Neuspeed Short Shifter
Infinity Reference Components (Front)
Infinity Reference Coaxials (Rear)
OEM Navigation Housing
And here’s a couple more shots on Vince’s new SSR rollers.