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Usually yes, most of honda cars are interchangeable everything is like lego!

just like how the 8th gen and the csx are almost 95% the same!
 

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I recently confirmed with a Honda engineer friend of mine that worked in Greenville and now works at ELP;the 2.4L has the same suspension bits as the 2012+Civic Si sedan.So when lowering springs and or coil-over shocks are developed for the 2012 Si the same will fit the ILX.
Interestly the IZOD Civic Si pacecars use D2 coil over shocks;I'm going to contact them and verify the ILX application
 

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I was reading a guy on Acurazine saying that some of the ways the suspension parts are linked actually are different.. so if that's true, no direct swappy swappy
 

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Hes right ^
I was in that posting in acurazine lol. There are a few parts different actually including the bushings. If you want to be the lab rat and confirm if they fit or not let us know, im just guna buy suspension that was made for the ilx.
 

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Hes right ^
I was in that posting in acurazine lol. There are a few parts different actually including the bushings. If you want to be the lab rat and confirm if they fit or not let us know, im just guna buy suspension that was made for the ilx.
His name is Spdandpwer .. he's been talking to a lot of the different vendors (this is just word of mouth) but he said the shops or manufactures are trying to give him an idea of what will work and what wont.
 

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I was reading a guy on Acurazine saying that some of the ways the suspension parts are linked actually are different.. so if that's true, no direct swappy swappy
Hes right ^
I was in that posting in acurazine lol. There are a few parts different actually including the bushings. If you want to be the lab rat and confirm if they fit or not let us know, im just guna buy suspension that was made for the ilx.
His name is Spdandpwer .. he's been talking to a lot of the different vendors (this is just word of mouth) but he said the shops or manufactures are trying to give him an idea of what will work and what wont.
I guess in a way it's a good thing since we know not just the exterior and interior of the ILX is far off from a Civic but the suspension has it's differences too...
On the downside, not having interchangeable parts will probably result in higher prices for our aftermarket parts.
 

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Well from what spdandpwr posted on my wheel thread in acurazine, people have been buying civic si coilovers and throwing it on the ilx? im confused because of all this nonsense.. thry have the same chassis but different compo as the ilx looks completely better then whats now the "civic si" and only a few parts are interchangeable. Imo if your really wanting to know for certain is to be the lab rat and test the theory.
 

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Well from what spdandpwr posted on my wheel thread in acurazine, people have been buying civic si coilovers and throwing it on the ilx? im confused because of all this nonsense.. thry have the same chassis but different compo as the ilx looks completely better then whats now the "civic si" and only a few parts are interchangeable. Imo if your really wanting to know for certain is to be the lab rat and test the theory.
True.. you could test it.. a reputable company will let you return them, if you pay the shipping to send it back.
 

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True.. you could test it.. a reputable company will let you return them, if you pay the shipping to send it back.
That or hopefully a magazine will pick up on this and go through with it. I can see Honda Tuning or Super Street doing a feature like this. Would be a smart thing if they did.
 

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That or hopefully a magazine will pick up on this and go through with it. I can see Honda Tuning or Super Street doing a feature like this. Would be a smart thing if they did.
I'll try to message TEIN.. obviously they know how the ILX suspension is and can tell us once and for all.
 

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I think Acura should make things different so its not interchangable. So really why should i pay premium when i could just pay for a civic and turn it in to the same thing.
 

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I think Acura should make things different so its not interchangable. So really why should i pay premium when i could just pay for a civic and turn it in to the same thing.
Goodluck changing all that sheetmetal and the interior panels.. the climate control.. yeah... :O
 

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I think Acura should make things different so its not interchangable. So really why should i pay premium when i could just pay for a civic and turn it in to the same thing.
FYI too dont buy into this whole the ILX is just a dressed up Civic.. that would be the same case for VW to Audi, Toyota to Lexus (except they do RWD), Nissan to Infinity.. in some cases companies literally rebadge some things and wrap them in different colors.. yeah I am looking at you Audi. It's silly to think car companies dont reuse pieces from car to car.. hence why the Toyota issue with the brake/gas pedal affected more than Prius.. Like Chevy for example uses their Zeta frame for many a car.. so that being the case I can just buy a Saturn Sky cause it's just a dressed down Corvette right?

It's not fair to say the ILX is a dressed up Civic when the only thing they have in common is the frame and powerplant..
 

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Ready available proven parts are the upside to interchangeability; along with lower development cost when bringing a product to market and "fixing it" when something goes wrong. I like some exclusivity and uniqueness as much as the next guy , but I don't want Ferrari-like repair bills just to be different
 

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Ready available proven parts are the upside to interchangeability; along with lower development cost when bringing a product to market and "fixing it" when something goes wrong. I like some exclusivity and uniqueness as much as the next guy , but I don't want Ferrari-like repair bills just to be different
I bought an Acura for the purpose of knowing I had a Honda Motor but didn't want the cheap Honda interior.. So I agree completely.
 

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Interestingly the interiors they put in US export models are very different in content too. Accords going to the Middle East for instance have no air bags or sunroofs. The interior colors are all beige and they are all equipped with automatic transmissions .

I found this out on a recent plant tour @ Marysville
 
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