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Old 01-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, HTL Motorsports Garage base Santa Clara, California USA would like to thank mdxers.org forum for having us. Danny@ HTL Motorsports Honda/Acura Dealer Tech. We recently bought a used SUV for our shop...Just doing some general Repairs and upgrades...We do have wiring diagrams and diagnose repair procedures if anyone need to troubleshoot issue regarding Acura/Honda brand.

We like to share some of minor mods we did on our shop MDX..
It's a 2002 with Touring Package.

Acura Mdx Coil Spring mods

Today, we Installed these heavy duty round base coil spring booster. (quantity of x8) upper & lower base of spring.
Raise the spring rate 35 - 45 lbs. The ride will be slightly stiffer. Ideal if you want to temporary raise car/suv slightly, elimination spring sag essentially prevent body roll...easy install/remove.. No spring remove needed..Zip-tie it in place so it won't fall off !

You can pick these up o'reilly part: ride effex #18-1920 1 1/2" ($15.99 front big) #18-1901 1" ($5.99 rear small)

Reviews: more responsive braking, better cornering with less sway.



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Old 01-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We had our exhaust guy bent some piping on our Shop Acura MDX Custom 04-06 Rear Garnish along with Custom Muffler Custom Y-pipe Factory Resonator & Stock Muffler Delete..

Review: Sound Deep exhaust note, help reduce drone with 29" J pipe Installed.











J-Pipe DRONE killer ! 29" pipe weld along side*




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Old 01-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Coil Spring booster

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It's great to see that you are fine tuning a MDX to deliver little more sportiness. I have few questions on your spring booster. Based on your feedback that spring booster improved the stability of the vehicle by increasing the load of the spring. Also, you mentioned that increased the ground clearance? is that true? How much ground clearance did you guys gained out of your installation. I see that you installed 2 spring booster on each spring (top and bottom). is that safe? I thought the application is designed just for one end? correct me if I am wrong. If this increase ground clearance can we use this for off road use? Not for rock crawling but for desert driving or forest back roads?

I know you guys are not the manufacturer of the spring booster. If you have some experience or knowledge on this item please do share. Thanks for your time, and looking forward to see more upgrades to your MDX.

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wagonrus, spring booster do not raise height (car slightly higher but not noticeable) it reduce free-play in the spring..thus give more respond to your suspension.... It's 100% safe..

If you want to raise up your mdx,, buy Pilot readylift kit..Interchangeable
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Are these compatible with the 2nd gen MDX as well?
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Are these compatible with the 2nd gen MDX as well?
YES, it is universal
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Chrome side step tape !


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Old 02-02-2013, 12:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks nice! What chrome did you use? Love the exhaust upgrades too. If we did not live so far apart I would drop by!
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Exhaust upgrades looks nice, but drone was way too much @ freeway speed even with a J-pipe added...it would drive me insane going long trip...

So i opt for the 04-06 stock muffler instead ! which originally route wanted to go anyways ! I Just did a full circle of exhaust mods...


i use 1" chrome tape

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although i recommend 1 1/2 inch or so...1" too thin
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