Chris Buckner's 2004 Acura TL
Photos by Yomar Lopez
Chris: "Ever since I was 16 I have wanted a 3rd gen TL. My mom ended up getting one instead of me and I ended up with a POS ford explorer. Wrecked that and just was not able to gather the money to get a TL so I bought a VW and well it all went downhill from there. I didn’t even know what coilovers were. I remember asking my friend Mikey how to lower my car. Needless to say I’ve learned a lot of the years. I saved money for a couple years and decided it was finally time to get rid of the VW. I started searching and found this beauty that was fairly unmolested which was surprising to me considering it is a 6 speed. Drove down and got the car from a guy in Daytona in January (at the time I was living in Pensacola). The week after I drove down and got the car I found out I was moving to Orlando for work. So the car stayed at my moms house for a month or so while I awaited my coils and wheels. Once parts had arrived I drove up and my and my good friend Tyler put the car together in one night. Full exhaust, coils, wheels, everything but the interior. After 2 weeks of having the car down in Orlando and fighting traffic I decided it was time to step my game up, so I sold the wheels and coils and ordered my air setup. After what seemed like years of waiting the suspension finally showed up and we put the car up In my garage and went to work. Full interior swap, new wheels, and air suspension. "
"I could not have done this without these people. These people have been there since day one and have helped me tackle all the obstacles.
@imprettysnazzzy : My good friend Tyler for helping me no matter what the situation was
@batistae : My friend Eric who drove up 2 weekends in a row to help with the install of the air
@droptimus : Jaime, the first person I met when I moved to Orlando and has always been there with whatever I need even if he has to go out of his way to help he always does.
@__lalalalauren : My amazing girlfriend who has put up with my countless hours spent in the garage and at shows over the past few months!
Follow Chris and his TL on instagram: @bagged_ua6
Photos by Yomar Lopez