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December 20, 2013
 
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By MICHAEL KITCHENS

Name: Patrick Inumerable
Age: 24
Occupation: Soon to be an Airman
Hobbies: Cars, basketball, video games
Year/Make/Model: 2004 Acura TSX
Color: Nighthawk Black Pearl
Engine: Injen intake, PLM 4-1 one piece headers with testpipe, Greddy Evo2 full catback exhaust, mugen oil cap, mugen radiator cap, mugen reservoir cover, Optima yellow, custom optima battery tray, custom paint valve cover, xscorpion battery terminals with volt display, k&n air breather, purple dress up bolts
Exterior: 06-08 front conversion with mugen facelift lip kit, 04-05 mugen sideskirts and rear lip, Mugen Visors, EGR rear roof visor, VIS carbon fiber hood and trunk, FLP carbon fiber trunk spoiler, JDM 2006 Euro R grill, JDM headlights, EuDM rear fog
Interior: Mugen seatbelt pads, Mugen badge, Mugen sport pedals, Acura OEM silver trim, AirRunner Gauges on dual gauge pod, Crown Royal Black shift boot, s2k shift knob, 300mm broadway, LED interior lights
I.C.E.: Clarion DVD single din (custom installed), Alpine M.1000 mono amp, Alpine f-350 4ch amp, Xscorpion battery capacitor, Alpine Type S door speakers, Boston acoustic tweeters, Dual 12″ subs, Cobra radar detector
Misc: s2k push start, Recaro Baby seat, Hella triple airhorns, Squash airfreshener
Suspension and Brakes: AirRunner suspension (installed by Marshall Lum), Ingalls rear camber kit, godspeed strut bar, progress rear sway bar, Rotora drilled-slotted rotors, Hawk pads
Wheels and Tires: Work Termist S1c Front – 18″x9″ +15 with 215/40 Rear – 18″x10″ +20 with 225/40
Shoutouts: God first for all the blessings, my wife Josan and my son Preston Jay for the support, Family and Friends, Hondamatic Garage, JunkShopPro, Car Audio Tech, AutoCustoms, Marshall Lum, Phil Balisacan, TSXclub of Hawaii, Team Showcase, Hawaii’s Illest

For many car lovers, their rides represent their release, their way of stepping away from it all and creating a perfect slice of the world. For Patrick Inumerable, his 2004 Acura TSX has been his way of dealing with a grief that no one should have to bear.

For the Manila-born automobile lover, the moment of grief happened soon after purchasing this TSX when he and his wife suffered a miscarriage six months into their pregnancy.

“I had saved up for my daughter, so when we lost her, I just put everything into the car to be distracted,” says Patrick.

Almost immediately, he immersed himself in the modification world by joining a TSXClub.com forum and doing extensive research on the car. As the days rolled by, Patrick found himself re-building the automobile step by step.

He began by having the oxidized paint refreshed with a coat of Nighthawk Black Pearl. A new 06-08 front conversion with a Mugen facelift lip kit was added, as were 04-05 Mugen side skirts and a rear lip.

More exterior touches soon followed: an EGR rear roof visor, a VIS carbon fiber hood and trunk, and an understated FLP trunk spoiler. A bit of JDM was added with a Euro R grill, headlights and rear fogs. The basic bolt-ons were included with an Injen intake, a PLM 4-1 one-piece header with test pipe and a Greddy Evo2 full catback exhaust. The engine was dressed up appropriately with additional showpieces from Mugen, and a trick Xscorpion battery terminal that features a volt display and custom paint was included.

Eventually, Marshall Lum installed a full AirRunner suspension that drops the TSX as low as it can go.

Other modifications of note: The Ingalls rear camber kit puts things into perspective while a Godspeed strut bar and Progress rear sway bar stiffen things up. This dark angel rides on Work Termist S1Cs sized at 18×9 with a +15 offset in the front and 18x10s in the rear at +20.

The car starts with the push of a button, thanks to the S2K push start, and more Mugen components grace the interior along with AirRunner gauges on a dual gauge pod. LED lights have been added and dual 12-inch subs pound out the bass from a bevy of audio components, including a Clarion DVD single din and Alpine F-350 4 channel amps.

With too many mods to list, this car has given Patrick direction when he had none. He came to Hawaii from the Philippines to establish a better life for himself, and has accomplished much in the short span of six years — particularly with his involvement in the import car culture. In many ways, that may be cause for celebration for his angel of the streets.