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Luke Emmanuel: 2005 Acura TL

Luke Emmanuel got his taste for cars while playing the Need for Speed video game at a young age. The thrill of the game allowed him to feel free. He has been hooked ever since. In 2008, Emmanuel modified a Mitsubishi Lancer while on deployment, and in 2009 he had to get rid of it. After his return to Virginia Beach, he
 decided to purchase a 2005 Acura TL, which he thought would be a perfect family car. It wasn't until a friend of Emmanuel's gave him the idea of swapping bumpers; his niche for modifications was back!

Emmanuel is grateful to have met many amazing people on his journey. So many people along the way have helped him, whether it be through offering advice or lending a hand. He is fortunate and appreciative to be a part of a group that inspires and challenges him to be great. NvUS is very supportive in helping Emmanuel with his dream build.

Owner: Luke Emmanuel
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL
Horsepower: 248 whp (estimated)
Club: NvUS

SOCIAL

Facebook: /luke.e.emmanuel
Instagram: @slimjim1825

Photography by Luke Emmanuel, Chops Creative, Hunter Eye Photography, Alec Proctor Photography.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • P2R pistons
  • Lightweight pulley
  • Manifold and throttle body spacer

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EXHAUST

  • ATLP j-pipe
  • Pre-cat deletes
  • ATLP cat-back exhaust

DRIVETRAIN

  • 6-speed swap
  • Clutch master
  • Lightweight flywheel
  • Clutch

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Cosmis MR2 wheels - 18x9.5 +15 (f/r)
  • Toyo tires - 235/40/18 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Truhart air suspension
  • Truhart camber arms

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EXTERIOR

  • Type-S
  • A-Spec

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INTERIOR

  • Clazzio seats

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"Luigi themed engine bay."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Power

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SPONSORS

  • Truhart
  • Professional Rim Repair

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Luke Emmanuel

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