Optional Extras Front Grille

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by TheDarkKnight, Friday 15th Jun, 2012.

  1. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    As I have the ADAS mounted radar, I can't swap my grille for the sports version.

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    Is it possible to spray the rest of the grille all black to match the rest of the car? And is this something Honda could do? Maybe even HH??
     
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  2. Doc Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    It's nothing that any body shop couldn't do in a day. But it would be easier if you could remove the grill and strip the camera out of it before hand, to ensure they don't damage it and to save time. Then it's a simple case of sanding to key the surface, primer, paint, and refit.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yup that is the way, personally I prefer the chrome grill on the facelift Accord.Its three thicker slats and give the front end less of massive smile. Saj if you hold out and can locate one it will look immense..
     
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  4. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Assuming its a straight swap for an ADAS-equipped front grille CJ? If you can get me a part number/price too, that would be even better :Thumbup: Post it up here mate if you can.

    Ideally, I want the grille all blacked out to match the rest of the car.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    No problem let me compare the two grilles to differentiate what parts are the same and can be reused.

    doing it now :Wink:
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Saj,

    Ok this is achievable but at an expense and it can get silly, both LKAS grilles from prefacelift and facelift are radically different and the core common parts, moulding & fixtures are all different.

    The only common dominator is the millimetre radar.

    Part List for the facelift LKAS grill


    71121-TL0-G81 LKAS Grill 2013 item 2

    71122-TL0-G51 Front Grille Front A item 3

    71123-TL0-G81 Front Grille R. Upper moulding item 4

    71124-TL0-G81 Front Grille L. Upper moulding item 5

    71125-TL0-G81 Front Grille R. Lower moulding item 6

    71126-TL0-G81 Front Grille K. Lower moulding item 7

    71127-TL0-G81 - Emblem front item 8

    71128-TL0-G81 Radar Cover item 9

    71194-TL0-G51 Front Grille bracket item 11

    74147-TL0-G50- Centre hood seal item 12


    2013  LKAS Grille AOCUK.

    The Part list for the prefacelift grille.

    71128-TL0-G31 Radar cover item 9

    71127-TL0-G31 - Emblem front item 8

    74147-TL0-G00- Centre hood seal item 11


    2009 LKAS Grille AOCUK.


    The easiest way to achieve this mod and reduce cost is get the facelift grill off a non LKAS car. Ideally this would be achievable when the owner upgraded to the sport grille :Thumbup:

    It clear to see items 3,4,5,6,7,11,12 are common and be used. You have to then buy item 2, 9 and 8 to achieve the transformation.
     
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  7. Doc Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Or you could vinyl wrap it. How about a carbon effect?
     
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  9. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I can't carbon wrap - LOL>

    Happy to pay someone to do it. Obviously when I get back from the States. Lovely weather here by the way - its actually SUMMER!
     
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    Make the most of the sunshine Saj ,CJ is sat with his legs up beer in hand watching moto gp, alright for some eh.
     
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  11. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Fat chance of that - sadly here to WORK. LOL
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    There you go you have majority of the parts there Saj. It case of buying the three bits for the facelift LKAS grill get it painted ...equal sweet:Thumbup:

    Thanks for sharing the link Jace.
     
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  14. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Many thanks for the link Jase. Sadly it will have to wait until next weekend when I get back. Assuming of course they still have the part!
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Ask them mate in all honesty I doubt it .That dealers ordered and now can't sell it for some reason.it's on sale on eBay at a dropped price.