2018 TLX A-Spec Pics - Page 10 - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community

Notices

2018 TLX A-Spec Pics

Old 07-01-2017, 12:24 PM
  #361  
Registered Member
 
Nexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 782
Thanked 207 Times in 118 Posts
Originally Posted by mondster View Post
I wonder why they couldnt drop the ride a bit. I mean look at the accord sport
why drop it when you can have best in class ground clearance in the sport sedan segment?
Nexx is offline  
Old 07-01-2017, 01:21 PM
  #362  
Registered Member
 
SebringSilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,199
Thanked 214 Times in 103 Posts
Originally Posted by mondster View Post
I wonder why they couldnt drop the ride a bit. I mean look at the accord sport
Thats a very slippery slope when you start asking why they couldn't have done this or couldn't have done that.

Having said that, it would be nice if the front, in particular, was about an inch lower, but that's just aesthetics in my opinion. You drop the car, the spring rate needs to be a bit higher, and the ride quality takes another hit. For those younger drivers who want to lower the car, I'm guessing there's a set of Ohlins or H&R coilovers waiting for you. (Sorry, haven't researched lowering options for a TLX.)
SebringSilver is offline  
Old 07-01-2017, 01:31 PM
  #363  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 840
Thanked 144 Times in 106 Posts
Originally Posted by Nexx View Post
why drop it when you can have best in class ground clearance in the sport sedan segment?
To really make it look like a sport sedan?
mondster is offline  
Old 07-01-2017, 07:41 PM
  #364  
6 Forward 1 Back
 
Speed_Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 2,196
Thanked 193 Times in 91 Posts
Just a slight drop to get rid of the gap makes such a big difference. . . Like Sebring said though, there's compromises also to deal with.

Speed_Racer is online now  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Speed_Racer For This Useful Post:
ACCURATEin (08-14-2017), Curious3GTL (07-22-2017), SebringSilver (07-01-2017)
Old 07-01-2017, 07:58 PM
  #365  
Registered Member
 
SebringSilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,199
Thanked 214 Times in 103 Posts
Originally Posted by Speed_Racer View Post
Just a slight drop to get rid of the gap makes such a big difference. . . Like Sebring said though, there's compromises also to deal with.

You, sir, have mad skills.
SebringSilver is offline  
Old 07-01-2017, 08:09 PM
  #366  
Registered Member
 
SebringSilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,199
Thanked 214 Times in 103 Posts
I must be getting old. Looking more closely at Speed_Racer's handiwork above, I actually prefer the stock ride height. In fact, I just had a conversation with my front bumper and we both feel the same way. LOL
SebringSilver is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to SebringSilver For This Useful Post:
Speed_Racer (07-01-2017)
Old 07-03-2017, 02:27 PM
  #367  
Registered Member
 
SlappyJay74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: New Hampshire
Age: 44
Posts: 15
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
Some quick iPhone photos from today:
First wash today followed by a quick layer of Zaino.
The TLX's elder uncle, my '99 NSX-T.
First tank I drove: 21.8 mpg with 50% city.
First fillup. I alternate between Sam's and Shell V-Power for my daily drivers. Darn my finger in the shot!
what a great color scheme with the black and grey. looks so sick. congrats
SlappyJay74 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to SlappyJay74 For This Useful Post:
jyrtl (07-22-2017)
Old 07-04-2017, 06:09 PM
  #368  
Registered Member
 
ZipSpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 290
Thanked 86 Times in 54 Posts
Had to make a run to the dealer's parts department, and they had this beaut when I walked in. The red looks a lot better in person than I was expecting. Though my heart is still set on the blue if were looking to buy an A-Spec.




ZipSpeed is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to ZipSpeed For This Useful Post:
a35tl (07-04-2017), ACCURATEin (08-14-2017), Curious3GTL (07-21-2017), graphicguy (07-05-2017), Speed_Racer (07-05-2017)
Old 07-20-2017, 08:59 PM
  #369  
Registered Member
 
jellis757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 33
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 3 Posts


Loving the TLX I've had for almost a month now and I couldn't resist a few early mods:
3M Gloss Black roof wrap
Scotchgard bumper paint protection film (highly recommend and I promise you it's there!)
35% SunTek carbon window film
jellis757 is offline  
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to jellis757 For This Useful Post:
a35tl (07-20-2017), ACCURATEin (08-14-2017), Curious3GTL (07-21-2017), DarkTower19 (07-21-2017), jyrtl (07-22-2017), mr2core (08-01-2017), neuronbob (07-20-2017), quantum7 (07-21-2017), SlappyJay74 (07-21-2017), Speed_Racer (07-21-2017)
Old 07-21-2017, 03:36 PM
  #370  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Franklin, TN (Greater Nashville)
Age: 39
Posts: 37
Thanked 15 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by jellis757 View Post


Loving the TLX I've had for almost a month now and I couldn't resist a few early mods:
3M Gloss Black roof wrap
Scotchgard bumper paint protection film (highly recommend and I promise you it's there!)
35% SunTek carbon window film
looks good with the black roof. I was thinking about this myself. Thanks for posting the pic
JKftw is offline  
Old 07-21-2017, 04:12 PM
  #371  
I love spreadsheets.
 
Denali05's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Baton Rouge / Red Stick
Posts: 70
Thanked 44 Times in 16 Posts
Smile

Been lurking around the forums for a year now and now I finally have something to present. Previous vehicle was a '11 Acura TSX, also in black. It is very much a pain to keep the black paint clean but the color just looks perfect on the car and tones down the rear valance. Call it Stockholm syndrome.

I was able to purchase the vehicle at $41,000. Not as good of a deal as the other fellow member who reduced it to $39,000, but I'm pretty happen with the price regardless.



Denali05 is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Denali05 For This Useful Post:
a35tl (07-21-2017), cpr2 (07-22-2017), Curious3GTL (07-21-2017), JM2010 SH-AWD (07-25-2017), jyrtl (08-08-2017), mr2core (08-01-2017), neuronbob (07-22-2017), Speed_Racer (07-21-2017)
Old 07-22-2017, 12:43 AM
  #372  
Registered Member
 
cpr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 56
Thanked 25 Times in 13 Posts
Congrats! Looks very nice and $41, 000 is a good deal.
cpr2 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to cpr2 For This Useful Post:
Denali05 (07-22-2017)
Old 07-22-2017, 04:49 AM
  #373  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Age: 33
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by JKftw View Post
looks good with the black roof. I was thinking about this myself. Thanks for posting the pic
that's very nice
did they have to remove the shark fin to do it ?
rs1985 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to rs1985 For This Useful Post:
jhb31 (08-02-2017)
Old 07-22-2017, 02:13 PM
  #374  
Registered Member
 
jellis757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 33
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by rs1985 View Post
that's very nice
did they have to remove the shark fin to do it ?
Thanks!
They actually left it on. It's probably the most radical mod I've done to any of my cars. Highly recommend.
jellis757 is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to jellis757 For This Useful Post:
a35tl (07-22-2017), ACCURATEin (08-14-2017), Curious3GTL (07-22-2017), Denali05 (07-22-2017), mr2core (08-01-2017)
Old 07-22-2017, 03:37 PM
  #375  
The Oracle of Acurazine!
 
Teh Jatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Fresno, CA
Age: 35
Posts: 28,697
Thanked 26 Times in 8 Posts
Looks good... post more pics if you can.
Teh Jatt is offline  
Old 07-23-2017, 03:43 AM
  #376  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Age: 33
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by jellis757 View Post
Thanks!
They actually left it on. It's probably the most radical mod I've done to any of my cars. Highly recommend.
may I ask if they did your shark fin too ?
Was it wrapped too ?
rs1985 is offline  
Old 07-23-2017, 01:39 PM
  #377  
Registered Member
 
jellis757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 33
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by rs1985 View Post
may I ask if they did your shark fin too ?
Was it wrapped too ?
Yes, the shark fin was wrapped as well. They did ask me if I wanted to keep the shark fin white, but who would do that??
jellis757 is offline  
Old 07-23-2017, 07:06 PM
  #378  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Age: 33
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by jellis757 View Post
Yes, the shark fin was wrapped as well. They did ask me if I wanted to keep the shark fin white, but who would do that??
LOL
True
do u mind how much you paid for this job ?
rs1985 is offline  
Old 07-23-2017, 10:33 PM
  #379  
Registered Member
 
jellis757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 33
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by rs1985 View Post
LOL
True
do u mind how much you paid for this job ?
$300. Came with all the lifetime warranty and replacement, etc.
jellis757 is offline  
Old 07-24-2017, 10:14 PM
  #380  
Registered Member
 
Greg D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NJ
Age: 39
Posts: 209
Thanked 19 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by jellis757 View Post


Loving the TLX I've had for almost a month now and I couldn't resist a few early mods:
3M Gloss Black roof wrap
Scotchgard bumper paint protection film (highly recommend and I promise you it's there!)
35% SunTek carbon window film
That black roof looks fantastic! Did you do any other paint protection besides the bumper?
Greg D is offline  
Old 07-25-2017, 03:15 AM
  #381  
Registered Member
 
SlappyJay74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: New Hampshire
Age: 44
Posts: 15
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Looks Great!
SlappyJay74 is offline  
Old 07-25-2017, 02:04 PM
  #382  
Registered Member
 
jellis757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 33
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Greg D View Post
That black roof looks fantastic! Did you do any other paint protection besides the bumper?
Thanks! There are other packages that included the rear bumper, but I didn't opt for that. The one I got covers everything to about a quarter of the hood and the side view mirrors. Can't tell at all on the white.
jellis757 is offline  
Old 07-25-2017, 04:17 PM
  #383  
Registered Member
 
Greg D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NJ
Age: 39
Posts: 209
Thanked 19 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by jellis757 View Post
Thanks! There are other packages that included the rear bumper, but I didn't opt for that. The one I got covers everything to about a quarter of the hood and the side view mirrors. Can't tell at all on the white.
I should be getting my White AWD A-Spec within the next 30 days and my first things I plan on doing are pretty much what you did. 35% tint and Paint protection on the front. You have definitely made me think about adding the black roof to the list!!
Greg D is offline  
Old 07-26-2017, 07:57 PM
  #384  
Registered Member
 
jellis757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 33
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Greg D View Post
I should be getting my White AWD A-Spec within the next 30 days and my first things I plan on doing are pretty much what you did. 35% tint and Paint protection on the front. You have definitely made me think about adding the black roof to the list!!
Sounds good!
BTW: Make sure your wrap shop has a good plan to wrap the fin because of the curve on the backside and they won't be able to remove the fin without removing the entire headliner. FYI: New Acura fins are $109 and they do come in gloss black, but it's $600 in labor to replace.
jellis757 is offline  
Old 07-28-2017, 12:04 PM
  #385  
Nom-nom-nom!!!
 
TSX_831's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: CALI
Posts: 187
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
Our local dealership closed years ago, so there aren't as many new Acura's around town now (1 TLX). But as of yesterday I finally saw my first Still Night Blue TLX ASPEC (PAWS) and it looked DAMN good. I'd love to get in this car.. but having no monthly car payments > new car... Maybe the new next gen.
TSX_831 is offline  
Old 07-29-2017, 03:07 AM
  #386  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Age: 28
Posts: 44
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by jellis757 View Post
Thanks!
They actually left it on. It's probably the most radical mod I've done to any of my cars. Highly recommend.
looks good! my 2015 has the roof wrapped i'll be wrapping my 2018 the moment i get it - added protection from rock chip
K3RMiTdot is offline  
Old 08-01-2017, 10:28 PM
  #387  
I love spreadsheets.
 
Denali05's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Baton Rouge / Red Stick
Posts: 70
Thanked 44 Times in 16 Posts
Week two with the new TLX and I can't stop staring at it. The lighting, the lines, the wheels...

Please excuse the iPhone pictures. I need to break out the DSLR to give the car some justice.


Denali05 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Denali05 For This Useful Post:
a35tl (08-02-2017)
Old 08-02-2017, 10:28 AM
  #388  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 300
Thanked 74 Times in 42 Posts
Originally Posted by Denali05 View Post
Week two with the new TLX and I can't stop staring at it. The lighting, the lines, the wheels...

Please excuse the iPhone pictures. I need to break out the DSLR to give the car some justice.


lol, what you need in these pics is some lighting.
jhb31 is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 10:42 AM
  #389  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Age: 33
Posts: 15
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
I have noticed that some of the A-Specs have the rear parking sensors and others do not. Since you cannot combine the Advance package with A-Spec, what's going on there? Thanks.
aottaviano1 is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 11:20 AM
  #390  
6 Forward 1 Back
 
Speed_Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 2,196
Thanked 193 Times in 91 Posts
Originally Posted by aottaviano1 View Post
I have noticed that some of the A-Specs have the rear parking sensors and others do not. Since you cannot combine the Advance package with A-Spec, what's going on there? Thanks.
Are you talking about ones you've seen in person or just in this picture thread? They all should have them. There aren't any packages to add/remove on the A-Specs.
Speed_Racer is online now  
Old 08-03-2017, 11:22 AM
  #391  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Age: 33
Posts: 15
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Speed_Racer View Post
Are you talking about ones you've seen in person or just in this picture thread? They all should have them. There aren't any packages to add/remove on the A-Specs.
Just on this forum. Perhaps they blend in better in some pictures? Thanks for clarifying that they all have them.
aottaviano1 is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 11:47 AM
  #392  
6 Forward 1 Back
 
Speed_Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 2,196
Thanked 193 Times in 91 Posts
Originally Posted by aottaviano1 View Post
Just on this forum. Perhaps they blend in better in some pictures? Thanks for clarifying that they all have them.
Sorry, keep forgetting our Canadian friends, but US A-Specs can add SH-AWD package and Canadian A-Specs can add the Advance package and/or SH-AWD. But all should have the parking sensors. I haven't had my coffee this morning. . .

Last edited by Speed_Racer; 08-03-2017 at 11:50 AM.
Speed_Racer is online now  
Old 08-03-2017, 02:31 PM
  #393  
Registered Member
 
2012wagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,558
Thanked 808 Times in 564 Posts
Anybody own a Red exterior/Red Interior A spec?

Was hoping to see some pics to see how it looks.
2012wagon is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 02:37 PM
  #394  
6 Forward 1 Back
 
Speed_Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 2,196
Thanked 193 Times in 91 Posts
Originally Posted by 2012wagon View Post
Anybody own a Red exterior/Red Interior A spec?

Was hoping to see some pics to see how it looks.
graphicguy has one. Check out page 3, post 86. . .

https://acurazine.com/forums/fifth-g.../#post16034137
Speed_Racer is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Speed_Racer For This Useful Post:
2012wagon (08-03-2017)
Old 08-03-2017, 02:38 PM
  #395  
Registered Member
 
2012wagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,558
Thanked 808 Times in 564 Posts
Originally Posted by Speed_Racer View Post
graphicguy has one. Check out page 3, post 86. . .

https://acurazine.com/forums/fifth-g.../#post16034137
Thank you VERY much!
2012wagon is offline  
Old 08-05-2017, 06:59 PM
  #396  
I love spreadsheets.
 
Denali05's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Baton Rouge / Red Stick
Posts: 70
Thanked 44 Times in 16 Posts
Just hit 700 miles. Gotta resist the urge to take random drives...else I'll be at 20,000 miles in a year.





Denali05 is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Denali05 For This Useful Post:
a35tl (08-05-2017), ACCURATEin (08-14-2017), jyrtl (08-08-2017), Speed_Racer (08-07-2017), TSX_831 (08-07-2017)
Old 08-05-2017, 07:21 PM
  #397  
FFS
 
kurtatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 6,539
Thanked 1,133 Times in 798 Posts
The black is my new favorite
kurtatx is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to kurtatx For This Useful Post:
Denali05 (08-05-2017)
Old 08-08-2017, 05:47 AM
  #398  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Age: 33
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by K3RMiTdot View Post
looks good! my 2015 has the roof wrapped i'll be wrapping my 2018 the moment i get it - added protection from rock chip
I wonder how it will look like with the side mirrors wrapped
rs1985 is offline  
Old 08-09-2017, 10:08 AM
  #399  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Age: 42
Posts: 397
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Got an extended test drive on a 2018 AWD white A-Spec - Holy crap this car is NICE. Good job Honda. What a fantastic car, superb handling, ultra comfortable while still being light on its feet, plenty of response. I just wish it had more torque for its price point. Like most V6's I have driven, its power band starts at about 3K and start to die down around 1K to redline. It certainly is not a slow car.

What a pleasure it would be to own one of these bad boys. Love the white. Its got a metallic pearl accent. So choice.
TSX1012m6 is offline  
Old 08-09-2017, 08:15 PM
  #400  
Registered Member
 
KeithL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Age: 57
Posts: 4,953
Thanked 629 Times in 366 Posts
As burned as I feel with my car I am eager to see the FMC TLX after seeing the new Accord.
KeithL is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to KeithL For This Useful Post:
Rocket_man (10-09-2017)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.