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Supercharged Acura NSX by Clarion Builds [Tuner Shootout - Episode 3]

@ May 14, 2017


In the third episode of Tuner Shootout, Matt Farah and Grand Am Rolex GT champ Leh Keen test out a 1991 Acura NSX by Clarion Builds on road and on the Chuckwalla circuit. How will it stack up against its Shootout competitors? Let's find out.


Specs:

Clarion Builds Acura NSX
1991 Acura NSX

Engine / Vehicle Performance:

Engine displacement: 3.2liter VTEC V6 from a 2004 model year NSX
Machining by: AutoWave Huntington Beach
Estimated / Dyno max horsepower: 403hp @7700 rpm / estimated 380 at the engine
Estimated / Dyno max torque: 296 lb/ft @5100
Curb weight: 3200 lbs

Exhaust:

Exhaust make / model: AEM Custom, true dual setup with H-pipe
Header make / model: OEM NA2 Headers from 2004 model yea
Down-pipe make / model: OE OEM Honda
Exhaust Tip make / model: AEM
02 Sensors: AEM wideband O2 sensors

Drivetrain:

Clutch: OEM NA2
Flywheel: OEM NA2
Transmission & mods: Honda NSX 6MT Swap
LSD: OEM

Wheels / Tires Brakes:

Wheels make / model: Rays Engineering VOLK ZE40
Front wheel size: 18”x9” +45mm offset
Rear wheel size: 19x9” +33mm offset
Tires make / model: Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Front tire size: 225/35zr18
Rear tire size: 265/30zr19
Front brake calipers make / model: StopTech Big Brake Kit – ST-40
Rear brake calipers make / model: StopTech Big Brake Kit – ST-40
Slotted or drilled: Drilled
Braided lines: Yes

Chassis / Suspension:

Sway bars make / model: CT swaybars
Urethane bushings: OEM
Front strut bar: None
Rear strut bar: Okuyama Carbing rear shock tower brace

Exterior:

Body kit / ground effects: Downforce Parts
Hood: Downforce carbon fiber NSX-R hood
Front bumper: OEM bumper with Downforce fiberglass diffuser
Rear bumper: OEM bumper with Downforce fiberglass diffuser
Fenders: Downforce factory fiberglass fender replacements with marker light delete and 2” wider than OE
Spoilers: Downforce NSX-R carbon fiber spoile
Aero parts: Downforce 2nd Gen NSX styled rockers
Headlights: OE
Taillights: 2nd Gen NSX OE tail lights
Mirrors: NSX OEM modified with Clarion Surround Eye Cameras
Other custom body work: US Spec front markers deleted
Body work by: Diamond Hills Collision
Graphics / Custom paint colors: Blu Caleum metallic 2-stage paint by Glasurit (BASF)
Paint techniques used: 2-stage paint done by Diamond Hills, color sand, polish and wax

Audio / Mobile Electronics:

Head unit make / model: Clarion NX706 7” touch screen high-res source unit
Equalizers: 32 band EQ
Processors: Clarion Full Digital Sound system
Crossovers: Adjustable, built into NX706 and FDS Z3 system
Subwoofers: Clarion Z25W 10” Full Digital Subwoofer
Subwoofer enclosure: Downforce sealed enclosure for floor of NSX
Mid range speakers: Clarion Z7 Full Digital Speaker
Tweeters: Z3 Full Digital Tweeters
Under hood battery make / model: Optima Blue Top
Alternator: OEM
DVD player: Clarion NX706
Front monitors: Science of Speed display for JDM screen pod on dashboard

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