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Top 5 Best Acura TSX Coilovers: The Ultimate Guide

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Are you looking to get better handling performance out of your TSX while improving its looks by lowering the ride height?

Installing coilovers is one of the best modifications you can do to the Acura TSX. In this guide, I’m going to cover the benefits of installing coilovers as well as give you the top 5 coilovers available for the Acura TSX on the market today.

Why You Would Want to Install Coilovers on Your Acura TSX

The Acura TSX is the North American version of the Honda Accord and provides a good balance of practicality and performance. It’s relatively powerful K24 engine, along with the 3.5L V6 version, provide a decent amount of power while the sedan body allow it to be used for regular day to day activities.

However, the factory suspension wasn’t exactly designed to post blistering lap times or compete with sports cars. If you are looking to really get the full performance potential out of your TSX, or you just want to lowered look, a set of coilovers are a must.

A good set of coilovers are going to give you several benefits over factory suspension, including:

  • Significant handling performance improvement
  • The ability to set and adjust the ride height exactly where you want it
  • Depending on the coilover model, adjust the dampening to suit your needs

No matter whether you are just after the look of a lowered car or you want to improve your car’s performance, coilovers are one of the best options available.

The Best Coilovers for the Acura TSX

Red Acura TSX

Here are the top 5 coilover options currently available for the Acura TSX.

TEIN Flex Z

TEIN Flex Z for Acura TSX

Price: $739-799

Available for: 2004-2014 TSX

In my opinion, the TEIN Flex Z is the best kit you are going to get under $1000.

These coilovers give you everything you need for a street focused setup that can handle occasional track use.

They feature ride height adjustment by the shock body, independent of spring preload, which gives you full suspension travel at all ride heights, resulting in a more comfortable ride and longer damper life.

The dampers are twin tube and give you 16 levels of dampening adjustment. They are designed to maximize ride comfort, however they do have damper oil which is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and handle intensive driving sessions.

The dampers are also designed as replaceable inserts which can be quickly and easily swapped out, which is both quicker and cheaper than getting the coilovers rebuilt. TEIN will also custom valve the replacement dampers to suit your needs.

This kit is a proven setup made by a reputable company that has strict quality control standards, and is a fantastic “budget” option that will give you great ride comfort and good handling performance.

To read my full review on TEIN coilovers, click here.

GET TSX TEIN FLEX Z FOR THE BEST PRICE HERE

(Select your TSX model on the next page)

Riaction GT-1

Riacton GT-1 for Acura TSX

Price: $864

Available for: 2004-2014 TSX

The Riaction GT-1 coilovers are another really good option in the sub $1000 range.

This kit is customizable and even upgradeable, which makes it the cheapest kit I have found that has these options.

The GT-1 kit is designed primarily for street use and features monotube dampers with linear valving which give you an extra bit of ride comfort over digressively valved dampers. They also give you 32 levels of dampening adjustment.

Ride height adjustment on this kit is also done by the shock body and typically gives you 1-3 inches of lowering.

As I mentioned this kit is upgradeable and customizable, allowing you to choose custom spring rates and valving, upgrade to Swift Springs, upgrade to 2 way dampening adjustment and even switch to digressive valving.

Overall this a great kit with good support from a company based in USA, who also offers a lifetime free labor warranty, so you only need to pay for parts if your dampers need to be rebuild outside of the 2 year warranty period.

You can read my full Riaction coilovers review here.

GET TSX RIACTION GT-1 FOR THE BEST PRICE HERE

(Select your TSX model on the next page)

BC Racing BR Series

BC Racing BR Series for Acura TSX

Price: $1195

Available for: 2004-2014

The BC Racing BR Series coilovers are one of the most popular coilover kits on the planet.

These coilovers provide excellent value for money, with great performance and good ride quality for a very reasonable price.

The BR Series are designed as a street coilover that can handle track days and feature monotube dampers with linear valving which provide a bit more ride comfort than digressive valving. The dampers also give you 30 levels of dampening adjustment which adjust both the compression and rebound simultaneously.

The ride height is done by the shock body and gives you 1-3 inches of lowering on the standard kit, with up to 4 inches on the Extreme Low option.

These coilovers are highly customizable with custom spring rates and valving, Swift Spring upgrade, Extreme Low and more.

The BR Series are perfect for street cars that will do the occasional track day and are the perfect all-rounder.

For my full review on BC Racing coilovers, click here.

GET TSX BC RACING BR SERIES FOR THE BEST PRICE HERE

(Select your TSX model on the next page)

Fortune Auto 500 Series

Fortune Auto 500 Series for Acura TSX

Price: $1799

Available for: 2004-2008

If you are looking for performance coilovers for your street car, these are one of the best options out there.

Designed to be the perfect balance of street comfort while giving you a high degree of handling performance, these are a highly customizable and upgradable kit that is made for those looking to get the most out of their street car.

They feature monotube dampers with high flow digressive pistons designed to give you a high degree of driver feel and control over the car while maintaining good ride comfort for the road. They also give you 24 levels of rebound dampening adjustment.

The ride height adjustment is done by the shock body and typically gives you 1-3 inches of lowering, with a Super Low option giving you up to 5 inches of lowering.

These can be customized with custom spring rates and valving as well as Swift Springs as an optional upgrade, and can also be upgraded to a higher spec up to 2-way dampening adjustable with external reservoirs.

Fortune Auto also backs up their coilovers with a 5 year warranty which is one of the longest in the industry, and hand assemble, service and rebuild all their coilovers at their facility in Virginia, USA.

You can ready my full Fortune Auto coilovers review here to find out more.

GET TSX FORTUNE AUTO 500 SERIES FOR THE BEST PRICE HERE

Moton 2-Way Clubsports

Moton 2-Way Clubsport for Acura TSX

Price: $6641

Available for: 2004-2008

If performance is your priority and you want suspension that is going to give you uncompromised handling, the Moton 2-way Clubsports are for you.

This is a serious performance oriented kit that is made by one of the most renowned suspension manufacturers on the planet and is designed for clubsport level racing.

Available in a street and a track version, these coilovers have been specifically designed to give you the adjustability you need to fine tune your handling as well as the most responsiveness and driver feel possible. The street version features slightly lighter spring ranges and valving for a more comfortable ride, whereas the track version is stiffer for more handling performance.

These feature remote reservoirs for superior damper oil temperature control, quick release lines for easy installation, independent compression and rebound adjustment and height adjustable spring perches.

They also feature adjustable gas pressure, a special blow off valve system in the remote reservoirs, large piston rod diameter for more fluid displacement, larger main piston for quicker response and can be upgraded to a double digressive piston setup (recommended for the non-driven wheels).

This is the highest performance coilover kit that I have found for the TSX, and is perfect for those taking track racing seriously.

GET THE TSX MOTON 2-WAY CLUBSPORT FOR THE BEST PRICE HERE

(Select Street or Track version on the next page)

Conclusion

I hope that this guide has helped you to select the right coilover kit for your TSX. I did my best to include something for all budgets and requirements.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post in the comments below and I’ll do my best to address them.

Mateja Matic
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