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These two things are what most people typically mod first on their cars. Especially for most Honda/Acura guys. So I was wondering which one should I do first once the ILX comes out? Do you guys suggest I do rims first or suspension?
 

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Unless the 9th SI coilover setups fit the ILX, or someone releases a coilover setup with pillow mounts & damper system for the ILX, I'll be going rims first!
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Thats something Ive been wondering about for some time now. Acura did keep the ILX design far off from the 9th gen civic, hopefully suspension setup is similar so overall mods for suspension will be cheaper for us. But chances are we will need ILX specific suspension parts,
 

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I think suspension would be last on the ILX. It is so smooth and stays composed through the corners. Very minimal body roll. I am only doing tint, clear film protection, and big rims maybe 20's. First two are getting done the 3rd will wait until next summer.

The suspension is quite a bit different then the 9th gen I believe. It shares the magnetic suspension with the MDX advance coupled with dual piston shocks. Amazing ride compared to any tl,tsx,rdx or honda I have driven.
 

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I think suspension would be last on the ILX. It is so smooth and stays composed through the corners. Very minimal body roll. I am only doing tint, clear film protection, and big rims maybe 20's. First two are getting done the 3rd will wait until next summer.

The suspension is quite a bit different then the 9th gen I believe. It shares the magnetic suspension with the MDX advance coupled with dual piston shocks. Amazing ride compared to any tl,tsx,rdx or honda I have driven.
good point i guess you dont care much for a flush stance and dont mind the wheel gap. Maybe the ILX will look okay with 19's and no coils.....20's seem to be pushing it. I'll have to be convinced
 

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I know an engineer that worked in Greenville and is now back at East Liberty; he will know or will know who ask for sure.
 

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I would actually say wheels first, then you can measure how much you want to drop and make everything flush doing all your suspension components at the same time along with your fender rolling and pulling... although the 4x4 look does suck though.

But getting your suspension done, then getting a wheel/tires that are too wide because you want a track setup and then having rubbing issues is a pain in the ass!.
 
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