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Hey, not trying to spam this forum but I just wanted to make a clarification as I'm trying to build my accord and replace its parts that need to be replaced.

Concerning the suspension, I've heard about people who find acura TLX (04-08) suspensions and they fit well into the accord (03-07) 7th generation.

For the 2007 accord I've heard people opt for the 07 suspension from the TLX.

Anybody here can tell me about that and if people just opt to get the whole suspension replaced with a TLX suspension and for what reason?
Would it be a good idea to find a TLX oem suspension and put it in my accord, and put a nice coilover in? Something like
If I'm willing to put in the money?
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The strut and mount are two different components of the suspension. As far as consumers are concerned, for all intents and purposes, aftermarket struts are functionally and physically the same for the TL/Accord but the mounts themselves are different. If you ask Honda, you'll get different strut p/ns for the two cars because they're built to account for the differences in weight (etc.) between them. If you ask the aftermarket they'll give you their same p/ns because aftermarket parts are built to handle a wider range in weight (plus other factors) to account for cost savings and warehousing. The struts are interchangeable and will "fit" and function between both cars (despite being "designed for" the Accord or TL) as long as you swap mounts.

Rear camber kit; check alignment after the suspension is installed. If you're way out of spec then grab a kit, if you're close enough then forget about it.
I circled the top mounts in the two diagrams below for the Accord and the TL (item#7 in both diagrams). The difference is that the Accord uses 5 studs for mounting vs 6 on the TL, additionally the studs are mounted in different patterns between the two cars. So for the mounts, it's not a matter of one being "better" than the other but that they are physically different and not interchangeable with each other.

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It's kind of a non-issue for you if you're going with the Tein setup since the Tein mounts are designed to work with both cars interchangeably anyway.
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