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07-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By jhb31

The 6 will more than make up for any trans lag...

The 6 will more than make up for any trans lag which is only under certain conditions. The best option is the V6 with Sh-Awd. If your priority is MPG then the FWD models are the way to go, otherwise...
06-21-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By jhb31

Detectors need to be set up as running them with...

Detectors need to be set up as running them with out of the box settings will result in falses non-stop mostly from other cars BSM systems on K band. Depending on your area there may not even be K...
06-18-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By jhb31

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Here is where I grounded both wires for the cam and detector. You'll...
05-11-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By jhb31

I had both the PAWS and now an 18 SH-AWD. I also...

I had both the PAWS and now an 18 SH-AWD. I also did not drive the AWD variant when I purchased the PAWS. I would not ever go back to FWD if AWD was available. IMO having owned both the SH-AWD feels...
05-08-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,057
Posted By jhb31

lol, well the ILX is smaller. Just assumed it was...

lol, well the ILX is smaller. Just assumed it was a TLX since this is a TLX thread, but I didn't look to closely enough at the white one. Still think it is most likely a 1st gen TLX as despite the...
04-21-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By jhb31

Vehicle settings can only be accessed in "Park",...

Vehicle settings can only be accessed in "Park", otherwise it's greyed out. The dash lights have a separate control so yours may be turned off. As for climate control I have no idea. Perhaps you have...
04-19-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By jhb31

The paint does chip easily. I have 4 or 5 chips...

The paint does chip easily. I have 4 or 5 chips in the hood already with less than 20k on it (a few in the front bumper as well). Not nearly as durable as the 3rd gen paint IMO. You're not the first...
04-05-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By jhb31

Reminds me of: "Meet the new boss, same as the...

Reminds me of: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss".
04-02-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,785
Posted By jhb31

You read too deep into the post. My response was...

You read too deep into the post. My response was directed more at the thread topic in general as it's been re-hashed many times. I would say if you are buying a 4 cyl and going to run premium in it...
02-18-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,225
Posted By jhb31

A recent article about JD Powers: "no weighting...

A recent article about JD Powers:
"no weighting assigned to the problems reported in the survey. And that still appears to be the case. Therefore, a problem with an infotainment system or a loose...
02-16-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,276
Posted By jhb31

It's not just the TLX and it is not every TLX....

It's not just the TLX and it is not every TLX. For those that are affected, myself included, it's in most cases just a software update. I am going to have it done at my next service and don't...
02-07-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,225
Posted By jhb31

Consumer Reports is not what it used to be....

Consumer Reports is not what it used to be. Checked it out before buying my kid a new civic and they had it rated fairly poor for reliability. Outside of the 15 TLX there is not much reliability...
01-13-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,004
Posted By jhb31

I may be mistaken but I believe only the A-Spec...

I may be mistaken but I believe only the A-Spec V6 SH-AWD variant has the larger sway bar. As for the other items they may be included on all the V6 A-Specs. With all those things and SH-AWD I find...
01-10-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,882
Posted By jhb31

The SH-AWD is not just for snowy areas. I have...

The SH-AWD is not just for snowy areas. I have only driven in snow a few times but having had the 2017 PAWS fwd prior to the SH-AWD the dry handling through turns and pulling out on wet roads there...
12-23-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,217
Posted By jhb31

Bear, I know you get more on the tech side of...

Bear, I know you get more on the tech side of things with stuff but for me and most people the bottom line is does the transmission perform well. In the case of the ZF9 with acura it's not what a...
11-30-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 35,449
Posted By jhb31

This place has developed a plug and play unit for...

This place has developed a plug and play unit for many makes to disable the idle stop.

https://www.smartstopstart.com/
contact them: https://www.smartstopstart.com/contact-us.html

They don't...
11-30-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,617
Posted By jhb31

I now my 18 sh-awd handles better than my 07 Type...

I now my 18 sh-awd handles better than my 07 Type S and imo has a much more comfortable ride but relative to a fwd v6 TLX the type S definitely handled better (responsiveness though the Type S had no...
11-28-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,617
Posted By jhb31

If by superficial upgrades you mean larger motor,...

If by superficial upgrades you mean larger motor, upgrade from 258hp to 286hp, beefed up suspension, manual slap shift and paddle shifters, manual trans available, larger sway bars, brembo brakes...
07-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By jhb31

yes, 2018 awd v6

yes, 2018 awd v6
06-23-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,559
Posted By jhb31

Disliked the button shifter but thought it would...

Disliked the button shifter but thought it would grow on me and actually dislike it more now than initially. Very awkward to make any type of K turn where you need to shift from drive to reverse to...
06-12-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By jhb31

Very nice, almost identical to My 07 I posted...

Very nice, almost identical to My 07 I posted right before you other than the leather colors. Great car!
06-06-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,366
Posted By jhb31

Jet fuel won't make a difference in ECO mode....

Jet fuel won't make a difference in ECO mode. Sport mode will do more for response than premium gas.
05-20-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,868
Posted By jhb31

Is there an actual thread for that? I would say...

Is there an actual thread for that? I would say this qualifies. May as well add some A-Spec badges as well. Some BMW people add the "M" badge but anyone who knows what a type S is or an M series is...
03-23-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By jhb31

I kind of doubt that level of pricing unless they...

I kind of doubt that level of pricing unless they don't want to sell any. An S5 starts out at 55k. I normally buy my cars but there is no way I would shell out close to 60k for any TLX. Somewhere...
03-18-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By jhb31

You can run waze on the top screen, its one of...

You can run waze on the top screen, its one of the apps that integrates with android auto. Sure beats using the phone and the maps are much nicer than the stock acura maps. I generally use spotify...
03-18-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By jhb31

Your looking at least 2 years out for any real...

Your looking at least 2 years out for any real changes. The MMC update has all the changes that you are likely to see until the next gen is released in 2020/21. With android auto/apple car play you...
03-13-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,889
Posted By jhb31

Have the 18 Aspec AWD. Have had no vibration at...

Have the 18 Aspec AWD. Have had no vibration at all even on speed up to 100. It's very smooth. 6k miles so far. Seems this issue is hit or miss. Don't hear much about it anymore so it seems either...
03-10-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,298
Posted By jhb31

[QUOTE=Rich Lee;16198804]Hey guys, I've only...

[QUOTE=Rich Lee;16198804]Hey guys,

I've only seen Eibach so far... Is that all that's available right now?[/QUO
...
03-05-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,317
Posted By jhb31

Just as an update I have noticed less of the odd...

Just as an update I have noticed less of the odd behavior after hitting over 5k on the odometer. It may be I am just mashing down on the pedal a little harder. Maybe some learning is taking place....
02-27-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,744
Posted By jhb31

Yeah, thats bolt on look and no way a finished...

Yeah, thats bolt on look and no way a finished product. If it was sales would be zero.
02-04-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,607
Posted By jhb31

I actually had a 2017 V6 fwd TLX for a while...

I actually had a 2017 V6 fwd TLX for a while before going for the A-Spec so I have some frame of reference for all.

Getting to your question of FWD vs AWD A-Spec. To me the AWD handling wise is...
11-21-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,607
Posted By jhb31

18 Aspec AWD vs 07 Type S

Just wanted to give some opinions of the 2018 Aspec Awd vs my prior Type S which I also bought new. It took a few months to get over the change from the type S but here is my assesment.

Pros:
The...
10-26-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,833
Posted By jhb31

a-spec review after 2 months

Well, I have had the A-spec AWD for two months now with about 2500 miles so can also give a review.

The good:
Ventilated seats are great.
Styling is very sporty (had many compliments and some...
10-11-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 56,634
Posted By jhb31

Just an observation in general. Few higher end...

Just an observation in general. Few higher end buyers go to for a honda accord. Value buyers will and nothing wrong with that. I bought a new honda for my kid rather than an Acura or other more...
09-25-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,171
Posted By jhb31

You should always buy what you want to buy. You...

You should always buy what you want to buy. You only live once so if you can afford it get it.



Excellent price you got there. That color combo (grey/red) if I had to do over again is what I...
09-20-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,593
Posted By jhb31

I think for the most part no acura owners are...

I think for the most part no acura owners are making any frequent trips to the dealer for mechanical problems so most on here (and I include myself) focus on other things. I went with Acura over BMW...
09-20-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,970
Posted By jhb31

2018 Manuals availble now

Just bumping this as the 2018 free full manuals are finally available online for anyone within 6 months of purchase. As of a few weeks ago you could only get up to 2017 so they finally made the 2018...
09-14-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,593
Posted By jhb31

My dealer ended up getting me the blue aspec awd...

My dealer ended up getting me the blue aspec awd in less than 24 hours in a swap with another dealer. 43k seems high. I don't think on the east coast there has been any real shortage of blue. The...
09-11-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,986
Posted By jhb31

+++ The Sport+ mode is more like a track...

+++

The Sport+ mode is more like a track mode and is in no way any mode you can realistically want to drive in for more than any time it takes to level off to a steady speed unless you enjoy...
09-11-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,986
Posted By jhb31

Thoughts on upgrading to a TLX from other Gens

I have the new 2018 A-Spec Awd. Have also had 2017 v6 Tech TLX and prior to that and 07 Type S. For me having owned the three it is my opinion that anyone with a type S will be well served to keep...
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