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Old 08-26-2017, 05:58 AM
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Few more pics! Loving the car more each day!







I'll be doing my first hand wash today!!
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Congrats...that blue looks very nice. Enjoy it!
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Awesome weather around here today so I got the chance to give the A-Spec a wash. Just hit the 600 mile mark and I am really loving this car! The mod bug has began..35% window tint, Expel Paint protection film on the front bumper and mirrors, OEM Black TLX and SH-AWD badges. I have the Illuminated A-Spec door sills waiting to go in, hopefully tomorrow..




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Few more pics! Loving the car more each day!







I'll be doing my first hand wash today!!
Looking good! Did your dealer get your remote start done for you?
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Awesome weather around here today so I got the chance to give the A-Spec a wash. Just hit the 600 mile mark and I am really loving this car! The mod bug has began..35% window tint, Expel Paint protection film on the front bumper and mirrors, OEM Black TLX and SH-AWD badges. I have the Illuminated A-Spec door sills waiting to go in, hopefully tomorrow

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Looks awesome. I wish you could also black out the A logo in that truck to make it look cohesive out back. White looks great in this set up.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:09 AM
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Looking good! Did your dealer get your remote start done for you?
Thanks man! You're car is looking great too. I meant to message you but I've been a little busy. Apparently there's a "stop sale" on remote starts for A-specs cars. No reasoning behind the decision. So I am waiting to hear back.

I am planning to get the JYRTL (https://acurazine.com/forums/fifth-g.../#post16080580) treatment done; I have one quote so far, but I want to shop around a bit more. The quote for the tint (35% 3M ceramic, not including the sunroof or windshield) and wrapping (side mirrors, bottom side molding, and roof), is $1400. Since I've never done anything like this before I am not sure if that's expensive or a good price.
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Looks awesome. I wish you could also black out the A logo in that truck to make it look cohesive out back. White looks great in this set up.
Yeah, I was confused why they didn't offer the A logo to match. It almost prevented me from doing it because I wasn't sure how it would look but it's a pretty subtle difference
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Thanks man! You're car is looking great too. I meant to message you but I've been a little busy. Apparently there's a "stop sale" on remote starts for A-specs cars. No reasoning behind the decision. So I am waiting to hear back.

I am planning to get the JYRTL (https://acurazine.com/forums/fifth-g.../#post16080580) treatment done; I have one quote so far, but I want to shop around a bit more. The quote for the tint (35% 3M ceramic, not including the sunroof or windshield) and wrapping (side mirrors, bottom side molding, and roof), is $1400. Since I've never done anything like this before I am not sure if that's expensive or a good price.
That's so strange. Nothing has physically changed on the car, and the part is available for sale on all the websites so it shouldn't be an issue. You could always order the part yourself and make an appointment to have service install and program it, I think its around an hours labor.

That quote seems kind of high...You should be able to tint the whole car for under 200. So they are charging around 1200 to do the wrapping?
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Yeah, I was confused why they didn't offer the A logo to match. It almost prevented me from doing it because I wasn't sure how it would look but it's a pretty subtle difference
Went to my local dealer. They had at least 12 Aspecs. These were all SWAWD. Half were black and they had 3 blue on the lot. First time I've seen the red in a long time. They had 2. The grey also made a return. I'm still partial to the white. I think it looks really sharp. I still haven't seen one on the road yet. For that matter, I haven't seen any new model of the TLX yet. The red also looks really cool. Amazing what a little tweets to the looks of this car has done.


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thats a bit high Jay $450 was the wrap at Wrap Mogul Perth Amboy nj they have 2 locations. tint was $320 winning window tint elizabeth nj they have tons of video at youtube $700 for clear bra Xpel brand at Pro tint elizabeth nj
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That's so strange. Nothing has physically changed on the car, and the part is available for sale on all the websites so it shouldn't be an issue. You could always order the part yourself and make an appointment to have service install and program it, I think its around an hours labor.

That quote seems kind of high...You should be able to tint the whole car for under 200. So they are charging around 1200 to do the wrapping?
Greg, you're right I may just do what you suggested. I wonder if something has happened with installs on A-Specs not going well and Acura is taking precautions. I've dealt with my car salesman in the past, so I know he's not trying to make life difficult.

The 3M tent I was quoted was $320 and remaining $1100 was for wrapping work. I've received two more quotes for wrapping at $900 today, and tint at $300.

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thats a bit high Jay $450 was the wrap at Wrap Mogul Perth Amboy nj they have 2 locations. tint was $320 winning window tint elizabeth nj they have tons of video at youtube $700 for clear bra Xpel brand at Pro tint elizabeth nj
Wow that wrap prices is over half of what I'm being quoted in the DC metro area. I have friends in Perth Amboy, so it may be an excuse to make an visit to get my work done there. Even with tolls and gas added to cost, no way I approaching $900 - $1100 in total cost lol.
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installed red calipers MGP brand $199 comes in different colors
Thanks for this idea! I plan to order a set of yellow caliper covers. Yellow will go perfectly with my Still Night Blue TLX. Then I'll have two blue cars with yellow calipers, as my CTS-V wagon is also blue with yellow calipers! (Note: not a U of Michigan fan, I just like the colors....)
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take it to this place if you want your ride on youtube ; )
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Take it to this place if you want your ride on youtube ; )
Oh wow I listened to this on mute and still wanted to throw my laptop to ground and stomp on it lol. Is the 50% adequate enough for you? I don't want blackout by any means, but I've been considering 35% all around.
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Oh wow I listened to this on mute and still wanted to throw my laptop to ground and stomp on it lol. Is the 50% adequate enough for you? I don't want blackout by any means, but I've been considering 35% all around.
I was wondering the same thing. jyrtl, can you post a few shots outside please at different angles? I'm also debating on 50% or 35% all around. Legal in California is 70% in the front so I'm trying to not be too obvious either.
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Photos I took yesterday while getting service done. Pretty much had written the TLX off, however, I really like the A-Spec. Was jonesing for that blue which is similar to the Kinetic Blue Pearl.












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. Is the 50% adequate enough for you? I don't want blackout by any means, but I've been considering 35% all around.[/QUOTE]
I think stick with your 35% 50% is adequate for me it might be to light for you but if its any darker it will be hard for them to see your red interior but if you have black it will enhance the darkness of your tint. check out the winning window tint on youtube they have so many variation to compare.
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Quick pics... got tint yesterday
5% back and 35% front


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^^^ Looks sexy! I seriously need to stop looking at all the pictures of the A-Spec...
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oh, the blue does pop.The black is incredible though. They had the black in the showroom and it was amazing with the red. Dealers here want more for the blue w/red which I don't get.
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You bought one? Congrats! Looking good.

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5% back and 35% front


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Yes sir sure did. Waited almost a month for it.

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Awesome weather around here today so I got the chance to give the A-Spec a wash. Just hit the 600 mile mark and I am really loving this car! The mod bug has began..35% window tint, Expel Paint protection film on the front bumper and mirrors, OEM Black TLX and SH-AWD badges. I have the Illuminated A-Spec door sills waiting to go in, hopefully tomorrow..




Hey Greg,

Nice to see we both new A-Specs from the same dealer on the same week. I went with the blue but White was my first choice. Who did you buy yours from? I got mine from Peter, it was a bnit aggressive but his boss Joe G gave me the car for dirt cheap. I love how the white looks in the A-Spec man !
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It's pretty amazing how the A-Spec looks so good in every colour that Acura offers.
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oh, the blue does pop.The black is incredible though. They had the black in the showroom and it was amazing with the red. Dealers here want more for the blue w/red which I don't get.
I have searched high and low for a new BLue with Red interior aka SUPERMAN but couldn't find any. It sounds gross but after having that combo in a 997.1 you just have to own it to really get it.

I guess dealers are considering this the UNICORN combo hence the higher asking price?
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Hey Greg,

Nice to see we both new A-Specs from the same dealer on the same week. I went with the blue but White was my first choice. Who did you buy yours from? I got mine from Peter, it was a bnit aggressive but his boss Joe G gave me the car for dirt cheap. I love how the white looks in the A-Spec man !
Congrats! Post up some pics! Did you go AWD? I got mine through some of the upper management guys, Mike and Adam. I've been buying cars there for 13+ years. Did you get the Blue one that was on the showroom floor? Mine was the first white AWD that had came in and was only there for a couple of days before I snatched it up
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Congrats! Post up some pics! Did you go AWD? I got mine through some of the upper management guys, Mike and Adam. I've been buying cars there for 13+ years. Did you get the Blue one that was on the showroom floor? Mine was the first white AWD that had came in and was only there for a couple of days before I snatched it up
Yep, I took the blue one off the showroom floor. They had my RED on RED but it was too much red for me and I couldn't find a Blue with RED so I settled for this Blue on Black unit.
I will post some pics when I get back from the long weekend.

Keep me in the loop please for any local meets so we can chat in person. I'm new here and haven't navigated well so far, lol
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Yep, I took the blue one off the showroom floor. They had my RED on RED but it was too much red for me and I couldn't find a Blue with RED so I settled for this Blue on Black unit.
I will post some pics when I get back from the long weekend.

Keep me in the loop please for any local meets so we can chat in person. I'm new here and haven't navigated well so far, lol


You mean this one? Yours was the first one I got to see in person. I was sold on the A-Spec before I saw it in person but your car was what sealed the deal for me. I actually came close to buying it but the White did it for me just a little bit more. A jersey A-Spec me sounds like a pretty good idea!
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Yep, thatís mine. It took them a long time to get it out of there on the spot as I took it home right then and there. They put a white with red unit in its place now.
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look what showed up. beside is my previous 2015 TLX a couple days ago.

2018 A-Spec Elite SH-AWD

3M full front, Roof Wrap & Grill Wrap, Tint in the next week or so.

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Yep, thatís mine. It took them a long time to get it out of there on the spot as I took it home right then and there. They put a white with red unit in its place now.
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Yep, thatís mine. It took them a long time to get it out of there on the spot as I took it home right then and there. They put a white with red unit in its place now.
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Did you get yours from Bridgewater Acura?
I picked up a blue A-Spec awd on Thursday at Princeton via Bridgewater. They picked it up from Bridgewater earlier in the day on Thursday. I would have bought it directly from Bridgewater since it was the only blue awd with black I could find around here but they were not willing to get close to the trade dollars that Princeton had offered on my TLX. I know Bridgewater had a blue PAWS model as well but I thought they only had the one blue AWD which I have now.
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I picked up a blue A-Spec awd on Thursday at Princeton via Bridgewater. They picked it up from Bridgewater earlier in the day on Thursday. I would have bought it directly from Bridgewater since it was the only blue awd with black I could find around here but they were not willing to get close to the trade dollars that Princeton had offered on my TLX. I know Bridgewater had a blue PAWS model as well but I thought they only had the one blue AWD which I have now.
When I got mine earlier in the month from Bridgewater the blue one on the floor was the only awd one they had. Mine was the only white black awd. From what I saw when we were looking for mine, they had approx 1 in each color combo. I picked up my plates yesterday and was talking to a friend of mine there and he said they are moving pretty quickly. Your car probably just came in before it went to Princeton.
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Picked it up thursday and did a once over with some P21S as the dealer wash was not great.


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Picked it up thursday and did a once over with some P21S as the dealer wash was not great.


What a beauty! Congrats and enjoy!
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Beautiful cars

is the take rate on the red interior low, or supply low ?
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if anyone is looking for a blue with red pm me.
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In the process of getting my tint and wrapping done. Will post more pics later.


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