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Old 04-21-2019, 09:34 PM
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PMC is a pretty cool gimmick but Iím disappointed that Acura missed one last opportunity to make a higher power TLX. I mean if theyíre gonna hand build it in their performance factory, at least hand build the engine to squeeze some extra power to give the J-Series one last hurrah before Acura goes turbo. Port and polishing with a nice tune can go a long way even if it only increases it by 10-20hp at least itíll justify a 50K TLX.
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Old 04-22-2019, 01:36 AM
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I was watching this video of the NSX Andaro (sp?) paint process, when all of sudden a TLX comes down the paint line (around 6:20) getting this paint process. It ends up putting 17-19 mils of paint on the car, more than twice the thickness of a normal TLX paint job. I personally am not buying this $50K TLX, but between the $6K paint job and other options, $50K is not a bad price. They will sell every one of these.

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Old 04-22-2019, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Darksyne View Post
PMC is a pretty cool gimmick but I’m disappointed that Acura missed one last opportunity to make a higher power TLX. I mean if they’re gonna hand build it in their performance factory, at least hand build the engine to squeeze some extra power to give the J-Series one last hurrah before Acura goes turbo. Port and polishing with a nice tune can go a long way even if it only increases it by 10-20hp at least it’ll justify a 50K TLX.
The RLX version of the J35 make 310 HP & 272 lb-ft so Acura doesn't even need to do anything other than to plop that engine into the PMC TLX. But yeah, I agree that they missed an opportunity to do something special with the vehicle.

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Old 04-22-2019, 05:55 PM
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The RLX version of the J35 make 310 HP & 272 lb-ft so Acura doesn't even need to do anything other than to plop that engine into the PMC TLX. But yeah, I agree that they missed an opportunity to do something with the vehicle.
Maybe the RL version doesnít bolt up with the ZF9 idk someone would have to confirm that. Would literally be the only explanation why Acura isnít putting that engine into the TLX
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:44 AM
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Rather than trying to bolt the RL's J35 to the ZF9, adapting the RL's 10AT to the TLX would've been a better investment.

Then again, I'm sure all these scenarios were considered by the product planners, but in the end the bean counters still had their way

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Old 04-23-2019, 09:36 AM
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Rather than trying to bolt the RL's J35 to the ZF9, adapting the RL's 10AT to the TLX would've been a better investment.

Then again, I'm sure all these scenarios were considered by the product planners, but in the end the bean counters still had their way
Maybe the 10 speed Auto will be in the next gen TLX, I have a feeling Acura has a contract with ZF to use the 9 speed in the current gen and it's just not worth ending it early when the new model is almost out.
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Old 04-23-2019, 04:00 PM
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Just had this horrible thought of Acura’s ZF9 contract extending through the next generation.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by F23A4 View Post
Just had this horrible thought of Acuraís ZF9 contract extending through the next generation.
*Shudders*

Does anyone know how many 10ATs Honda is able to produce, say, in a month? If they're supply constrained, we could very well see the ZF9 continue in future products. But if that happens, the 10ATs should be given to Acura first, seeing that they are the premium brand and all. But hey, this is Honda we're talking about... the king of "mainstream gets all the cool shit first".
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:43 PM
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Can't put anything past them. You think they're going this way then they do a 180. They are cutting back on Accord production because of sales, maybe that means more 10AT's available. . . Ha and 6MT's. . .
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Whatís wrong with the previous 6 speed auto? Why do we need so many gears? I drove the 2019 TLX and the 9 speed was just too much shifting compared to my 2013 TL.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:38 PM
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Whatís wrong with the previous 6 speed auto? Why do we need so many gears? I drove the 2019 TLX and the 9 speed was just too much shifting compared to my 2013 TL.
More gears = more MPGs, and 6 < 9 when it comes to marketing.
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Yep, mpg is in the wheelhouse of the ZF9. Going from my old 14 Accord Sport CVT to my 16 3.5 PAWS (and later my 19 3.5 PAWS) hasn’t resulted in any hit to my fuel economy experiences.
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:37 PM
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Yeah I did notice the 2019 TLX having better mpg than my 4G TL. Iím not sure if the TLX has VCM but the econ mode was quickly switched to sport when I had the loaner.
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Just had this horrible thought of Acuraís ZF9 contract extending through the next generation.


Dear car gods, no, please don't let that happen! If some Honda bean counter suggests this IRL, may he/she be (verbally) flogged.
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I dig it. I think I'll try and pick one up. A PMC Edition TLX is 10x more rare than an Integra Type-R. (360 units vs. 3,823 units).

To me that alone is kind of a cool ownership story. Regardless of the fact that it's on an old chassis, new model is pending, transmission is meh, etc.

I think it's a brave effort and instead of saying everything that's wrong with it, we should instead recognize some of Acura's positive momentum in delivering a car that combines the highest available options on every TLX ever, a badass color, and exclusivity of ownership.
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I dig it. I think I'll try and pick one up. A PMC Edition TLX is 10x more rare than an Integra Type-R. (360 units vs. 3,823 units).

To me that alone is kind of a cool ownership story. Regardless of the fact that it's on an old chassis, new model is pending, transmission is meh, etc.

I think it's a brave effort and instead of saying everything that's wrong with it, we should instead recognize some of Acura's positive momentum in delivering a car that combines the highest available options on every TLX ever, a badass color, and exclusivity of ownership.
Nah I would rather give them recognition when they give loyal consumers what they really want vs a $50K paint job.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:01 AM
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The are a number of reasons for a car being rare. Being rare because they don't sell well is not a good one.
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True! But being rare due to extremely low production is a good one.
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