PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography corner right

Taking the winning Tuner Battlegrounds spot at Fitted Toronto is just a starting point for Alexandre Angers and his luxuriously low Acura TL. Angers aims to keep improving to make his LowLevel TL even more of a showstopper. Being a mechanic himself, he and his friends have made this car a rolling showcase of fit and finish.

Photography by Cimon Brouillette / Cimon B Photography

PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography right corner

Angers set out to build something simple and clean, but also something he could drive on the daily. The TL catches your eye with OEM aero bits pulled from Type-S and A-Spec TL models all wrapped in a rich, custom brown wrap by Custom Graphique from Angers’ hometown of Saint-Hyancinthe, Quebec. Jérémie Lecours pulled and rolled the fenders, shaved the bumper, and fabricated front and side splitters to add to the Acura’s presence.

PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography wheel face

“The biggest challenge has been to fit the wheels,” laughs Angers. “I never really calculated or tried the wheels before buying them. I fitted the car, not the wheels!”

PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography rear wheel

We’re really glad Angers did end up fitting the wheels on there because those high polish CCWs are works of art. 18x10.5 -7et in front and 18x11 +7et in the rear, combined with neo-chrome ARP hardware, sit on AirREX suspension and are angled up into the fenders by Skunk2 and Ingalls camber kits. If this car is the masterpiece, the wheels are the focal point.

PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography interior straight

Peeking through the blue-tinted windows gives view of a VIP-inspired interior. Junction Produce is everywhere. Neckpad pillows are on every headrest, sirotuna and fusa knots hang around and there’s even a cover on Angers’ tissue box. The VipdOut center tray and wood-floored trunk are definitely point scorers.

PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography switchspeedPASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography trunk setup

“It’s a passion and a way to express myself by building what I like,” says Angers. “I’m doing it to my own satisfaction and I’m not looking for others’ approval.”

PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography up front

That’s the fantastic attitude that goes into building a winning car. Even though Angers asks for no approval, he got it in spades by winning the Tuner Battlegrounds event at Fitted. The only people he has to worry about hating on his ride now are those pesky cops in Quebec scoping for stanced rides.

See Alexandre Angers' 2004 Acura TL feature in PAS October 2014 issue (Order HERE)
PASMAG 16.06 October 2014 - Cover LR

ESSENTIALS
Owner: Alexandre Angers
Location: Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec
Vehicle: 2004 Acura TL
Team: LowLevel
Horsepower: 270 hp
Torque: 233 lb-ft

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS
Injen air intake
XLR8 Performance engine torque damper

DRIVETRAIN
Torsen LSD

EXHAUST SYSTEM
Magnaflow (mufflers (2), resonator)
Custom 2.5-in. pipes
RV6 Performance (PCD header, J-pipe)
Acura (2007-2008 TL Type-S exhaust tips)

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
CCW D11L full polish wheels – 18x10.5 -7et (f), 18x11 +7et (r)
Yokohama S-Drive tires – 215/40 YR18, 225/40 WR18
ARP neo-chrome wheel hardware
One-piece drilled rotors

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
AirREX air suspension
Skunk2 front camber kit
Ingalls Engineering rear camber/toe kit
Accuair (Switchspeed management, five gallon air tank)
VIAIR 444C air compressor

EXTERIOR
Jérémie Lecours (custom front splitter, custom side splitter, rolled and pulled fenders, shaved front bumper)
Acura (A-Spec front lip, Type-S rear lip, A-Spec side skirts, window visors, trunk spoiler, rear window spoiler, 2007-2008 TL taillights, Type-S sidemarkers)
Custom Graphique vinyl wrap
LED license plate lights
Garson license plate bolts

INTERIOR
Blox neo-chrome shift knob
Junction Produce (neckpads, curtains, sirotuna knot, fusa knot, tissue box cover)
VipdOut tray
50% blue window tint
Custom wood floored trunk

ELECTRONICS
Zaetech (Touchbox air pressure app, Digigauge air pressure gauge)

More Vehicle Features

Achievement Unlocked: Jagjiven Dulku's 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Often times when a person reaches the finish line, achieving a goal they’ve set out for themselves years in the past, it becomes undoubtedly clear that the path they’ve taken was not the one originally laid out. No example of…
Read More

Tailor Made: Odi Bakchis' Formula Drift Nissan 240sx

Formula Drift’s roster is filled with drivers from diverse, global backgrounds, and Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis is no exception. Originally from Lithuania, he immigrated to the United States at the age of eight, bringing with him a motorsports background that runs…
Read More

Victory: Giovanny Ayala's 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR

Those who made it out to this year’s Hot Import Nights in Las Vegas are likely to say Giovanny Ayala smoked the #TBGLIVE competitors with his 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR. While there’s no denying that statement to be true,…
Read More

Aloha Spirit: Alex Ching's 1989 Nissan 240SX

ALEX CHING PURCHASED THE BARE SHELL OF THIS 1989 NISSAN 240SX IN 2011 AND, THOUGH IT LOOKED LIKE A WRECK, HE AND HIS FRIENDS WENT RIGHT TO WORK TO BRING OUT ITS FULL POTENTIAL INSPIRED BY PAST BUILDS. So what…
Read More

Track Appeal: 2011 Nissan R35 GTR

The GReddy/Trust 35RX Nissan GT-R was built to set the speed record at Fuji speedway and attack lap records around Japan. Japanese culture prioritizes pride. For tuners in Japan, there is not just an emphasis on the quality of the…
Read More