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Old 04-09-2018, 07:58 PM
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Need opinions on supercharge vs. turbo vs. wait...

I have a 2008 TL-S 6 speed with total A-spec kit. I get compliments on my car, and love the car. I've had to put over $1000.00 into maintenance recently with 140,000 miles on it, but it is running smooth again. It is tuned, but I often wish I had a dodge charger srt or at times a Mustang 5.0. I simply want a faster car , that sounds nice with an engine like the 5.O's. I love that sound, and love to hear chargers or 5.O's as they drive around with that sweet sound. I love the handling, visual ability when driving, and the luxurious interior of my TL-S. I do not like the interior of the mustang nor do I like the lack of visibility of the charger. I would like viewpoints and votes on the poll. Since, I want the engine, but don't like those large cars with poor visibility, I guess I have four options.
1. keep my TL-S and do nothing, and continue to wish I had more speed and sound
2. Supercharge my TL-S
3. Turbo my TL-S
4. Wait for the Acura V6 Turbo, or new Type S, I was excited to recently hear in an interview the director of Acura stated they are working on a V6 turbo and a new performance type S...
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A thousand dollars? That my friend is a really inexpensive car payment when spread out over months or years. FWIW, I recently spent $4,000 in preventative maintenance on my 2006 TL 6MT, and I consider that money well spent. At this point I expect the stuff I just did to the car to keep it in good shape for another five years/100,000 miles.
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I voted myself too.
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I'd say turbo it if your up for the work.
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I'd say enjoy it for what it is...
if you want real power, get something that comes from factory with what you seek (be it big displacement or forced induction or both).
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I say run a rotrex kit from gerzand
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or if you are gonna, that ^^
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2020 TLX 6 cyl turbo may be my answer!!
Jan 15, 2018 at 11:57am
By: Jake Holmes, Senior Editor

New engine will be exclusive to Acura and comes with SH-AWD.

Acura announced today that it will relaunch its Type-S performance lineup in the coming years. And it’s not simply a trim pack like the existing A-Spec models: Acura says that all the new Type-S models will have a unique engine.

There’s no word yet exactly which vehicles will be given the Type-S treatment, though Acura says that “multiple products” will launch over the coming years. The cars will get a new turbocharged V6 engine mated to the brand’s torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). That engine will be exclusive to Acura – in other words, it won’t be shared with any Honda products.

The decision to reintroduce the performance models, Acura says, makes sense as the brand follows its new mantra of “Precision Crafted Performance.”

“Acura will pursue a unique powertrain strategy that underscores the brand's rightful place as the performance division of Honda,” Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president & CEO of American Honda Motor Co, said in a statement.

Read also:

2019 Acura RDX Prototype Packs More Power, More LuxuryIs The Acura Integra The Best FWD Car Of All Time?2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid First Drive: Gradual ImprovementThe last Type-S was the 2008 Acura TL. Upgrades included a more powerful engine, stronger brakes, and unique chassis tuning. Perhaps most memorable was the Acura RSX Type-S, with 200 horsepower from a super-high-revving VTEC engine, plus an ultra-slick six-speed manual gearbox.

That the new Type-S models will move to turbocharged power is not totally surprising given the trend toward turbocharging across the auto industry. Within Honda, for instance, the Civic Si and Type R have both adopted turbocharging instead of high-revving naturally aspirated engines.

Acura also reiterated today that it will offer an A-Spec trim level of every model going forward. The 2019 RDX is the first SUV to get the A-Spec treatment; that badge was first used on the 2004 TL sedan and is currently available on the TLX and ILX, as well as the new RDX. But A-Spec tends to be less extreme in terms of mechanical upgrades than what we’re expecting from the forthcoming Type-S models.

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If they don't make it with a manual gear box I won't give a flying shit.
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If they don't make it with a manual gear box I won't give a flying shit.
Totally agree. My vote is to enjoy the car and see the results of this new turbo motor. Im really hoping they offer a manual transmission because Im getting sick of all these sports cars with autos. Pretty soon they'll have a 15 speed auto
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If I remember correctly, the patent drawings that were leaked (or maybe Acura said it themselves, somewhere? I don't remember), said the car would be coming with an all new ( because Honda ) TCT transmission- triple clutch transmission. The 3rd clutch is added in due to the number of gears the transmission has. There never was any indication thus far with regards to there being a 6MT, or 7MT.

Honestly, I think it is fair to say the manual is dead within Acura. They're a low volume seller compared to the competition, and that means there just isn't a big enough market for the transmission. It would be cool if they were the only ones to be in the luxury (assuming they start stepping their game up with forthcoming models) market with a manual transmission. Hard to make a business case for something that shows diminishing returns year after year, though.
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This is from 2016 and indicates at the end that there was no mention of the transmission going into a car, but I could've sworn I read recent news where it was hinted at going into the Type S. Either way... sounds to make some boastful claims.

https://jalopnik.com/this-honda-gear...ven-1785596482
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Daily the TL and get a toy car
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I might even be happy with the TLX v6 turbo with SH AWD in auto. I have had M/T my whole life and enjoy the easy relaxing ride in autos sometimes. If the new TLX has 375 hp / 360 torque or more, I really won't care if it's auto, but I still would prefer M/T.
I already have a Honda CRV - EX as a second car, that I drive with my kids sometimes.

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Keep the pocketbook full as probably like the Kia Stinger (0-60 4.4 sec 1/4 mi 12.9) @ $50,000.
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A thousand dollars? That my friend is a really inexpensive car payment when spread out over months or years. FWIW, I recently spent $4,000 in preventative maintenance on my 2006 TL 6MT, and I consider that money well spent. At this point I expect the stuff I just did to the car to keep it in good shape for another five years/100,000 miles.
$4000 for preventative maintenance!? What did you have done?
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If they don't make it with a manual gear box I won't give a flying shit.
This. Chances are by 2020 there won’t be many manual gearbox cars left and Acura currently doesn’t have any... why would they build one again.

You currently have have the perfect platform for a rotrex kit.. and in ten years the car will be a classic (it already is due to its body styling) if you keep it, boost it and maintain it, you could end up having a real gem on your hands for a long time
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Are you talking about a supercharger from Jackson Racing?
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I've come into this thread a half dozen times. Each time I write a full response... and then delete it and leave. Why? Because I don't know what you should do. I'm torn between just enjoying the TL-S as it is, and going with the Gerzand setup. I still haven't come to any conclusions. No idea what you should do

If you're dead set on going with boost, I say the Gerzand kit is definitely the way to go.
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I've come into this thread a half dozen times. Each time I write a full response... and then delete it and leave. Why? Because I don't know what you should do. I'm torn between just enjoying the TL-S as it is, and going with the Gerzand setup. I still haven't come to any conclusions. No idea what you should do

If you're dead set on going with boost, I say the Gerzand kit is definitely the way to go.
Thanks. I am split too, or I would not have created a poll!
I now know what the Gerzand Kit is and would love it, except no air conditioning! Forget it! I live where it is hot, hot , hot in the summertime. That is a shame, looks like I am waiting, waiting , waiting for that V6 turbo with AWD! I will try to enjoy my TL-S as much as I can.
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factory boost is the way to go, well at least for me.
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Thanks to all, and to all who voted. I agree with the majority, and will keep my TL-S until the V6 turbo AWD comes out and hope to move into a new TLX or Type S at that time.
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I'm assuming you were talking about my S2000 for the rotrex?
Yeah, automatic has it's place and some days I'm very glad a couple of our cars are auto when we're hauling kids and stuck in traffic...
but for a performance car, I still prefer a manual. That's just me...that would be the last nail in the coffin to convince me to give something new a chance.
Even then, I'm a cheap fuck and hate depreciation so I'd probably wait until it was 3 years old to get one.
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Get ready to spend 4-5k boost the car minimum. If you love the car boost it. If you want a quicker car get one that is already fast with more high tech equipment. The TL cost a bunch of money to mod
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that's it...
and 5K is conservative as fuck...more like 10 from what I've seen after supporting mods and tunes and fuckups...
Sooooo with 10K would you not go put a huge chunk down on a factory FI car and go stage 2 or pulley up on a SC?
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Keep the TL as a daily and save up for something faster and nicer out of the box with more tuning potential. Supercharging or turbo this platform is not worth the headache in my opinion and why would you want to lose A/C? Also if you want real performance should look outside of Acura.
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