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06-23-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By mrgold35

I've been a XM subscriber since 2006 and had...

I've been a XM subscriber since 2006 and had various quality levels in my 4 Acura's (06 TSX, 08 RDX, 11 MDX, 19 MDX sh-sh-awd). Signal quality has been hit and miss over the years and it hasn't been...
06-20-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By mrgold35

I think it is because of the 7DCT transmission...

I think it is because of the 7DCT transmission also with no towing? The 3.0L V-6 is only about 257hp/218tq as fwd only if you don't have electric power available.

Attending high school, USATF...
06-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By mrgold35

I wish I've would have known it takes a while to...

I wish I've would have known it takes a while to deliver Navtool.

It is a last minute unplanned trip from ABQ to San Antonio for 2 weeks. Not familiar with San Antonio and using Carplay would make...
06-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By mrgold35

I've taken a lot of trip to AZ in my 08 RDX and...

I've taken a lot of trip to AZ in my 08 RDX and 11 MDX and probably down the same roads you drive in your RDX. Transmission in Sequential mode+paddles are the best way up and down twisty mountain...
06-17-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By mrgold35

Have you checked out the YouTube video on Carplay...

Have you checked out the YouTube video on Carplay with 10-13 MDX?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLWtF-KFip8

The only reason I decided to go with Navtool was an unplanned trip to San Antonio...
06-12-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By mrgold35

My 11 MDX has the Ent option with rear heated...

My 11 MDX has the Ent option with rear heated outboard seats. You only get the rear heated seats with the Ent option. I've probably used the Ent system 3-4 times since 2014. Much more value and...
06-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By mrgold35

My 08 RDX with +163,000 miles is the wife's...

My 08 RDX with +163,000 miles is the wife's weekday commuter, weekend errands, and MTB hauling CUV. The smaller size, easy fold down 2nd row seats, excellent visibility, and turbo engine makes for a...
06-10-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By mrgold35

Nice pick-up! I love the Adv model with the...

Nice pick-up! I love the Adv model with the cooled seats. The only pain in the butt is the roof crossbars don't adjust. Might have to look for a roof box that will fit the +14 MDX roof rails if you...
06-10-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By mrgold35

The MDX tech or Adv hybrid would be a good choice...

The MDX tech or Adv hybrid would be a good choice if you don't need to tow or add a rear hitch to the SUV. I find it easy to select comfort mode for long hwy runs and dial it up in Sport+ when I want...
06-06-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By mrgold35

I live in ABQ with pretty much about the same...

I live in ABQ with pretty much about the same sunny days as AZ. I have the ebony interior with tinted windows and keep my sun roof slider closed on my 11 MDX. That might help me see the BSI a...
06-04-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By mrgold35

I always liked the BSI on the inside. I've had...

I always liked the BSI on the inside. I've had times with cars behind me at night with HIDs/LED headlights or the sun behind me where the mirror BSI might have been washed out. I've had times with...
05-30-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By mrgold35

I had condensation in one of my HIDs; but, it was...

I had condensation in one of my HIDs; but, it was covered under the basic warranty. I didn't know I had an issue until I traveled from NM to east TX with much higher humidity.

It is really easy...
05-21-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,583
Posted By mrgold35

I haven't looked at the Q7. I love the way the...

I haven't looked at the Q7. I love the way the Q7 looks and the level of tech; but, the base striped down 2.0L Turbo Q7 can starts where the MDX Adv or MDX sport hybrid ends in price. Out of all...
05-20-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By mrgold35

I just added the spare tire kit and a full size...

I just added the spare tire kit and a full size spare to my hybrid. I've had enough flats over the years in the southwest and wouldn't feel comfortable without a donut or full size spare.
05-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By mrgold35

Does your wife like the styling and handling of...

Does your wife like the styling and handling of the TLX? The MDX would be closer to that compared to the Lexus. Seems like a lot of the early complaints and TSB have been (mostly) worked out with...
05-16-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By mrgold35

I remember in my old military days it was called...

I remember in my old military days it was called head-up display or heads-up display depending if there were one or two pilots. I think both terms have become interchangeable today to mean exactly...
04-29-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,127
Posted By mrgold35

I would like to have the rear headrest that can...

I would like to have the rear headrest that can fold 90 degree forward to help with rear visibility. It would be nice if the rear seats had a recline feature. The ability to permanently disable the...
04-22-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By mrgold35

My daughter is an E-5 stationed at Camp Humphreys...

My daughter is an E-5 stationed at Camp Humphreys in Korea in the Army and it was such a pain in the bottom to ship her car. She had to drive it on her own dime to a west coast port near LA. The...
04-10-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By mrgold35

The sport hybrid does have a longer warranty...

The sport hybrid does have a longer warranty period of 8yrs/100,000 miles on the hybrid components. All the other tech is pretty much the same used by Acura/Honda and is very reliable +100,000 miles....
04-07-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By mrgold35

I think the 2015 Advanced offered the full Acura...

I think the 2015 Advanced offered the full Acura Watch system. Acura Watch was an option at more trim levels starting in 2016 before becoming standard after 2017. That doesn't matter if you are...
02-20-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By mrgold35

I changed them out for the fun of it. My 06 TSX...

I changed them out for the fun of it. My 06 TSX and 08 RDX still had the original OEM bulbs for the longest time and I was very pleased with the HID output of each. I originally put the OSRAM Cool...
02-17-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By mrgold35

I like the following in my MDX: - OEM cargo...

I like the following in my MDX:
- OEM cargo cover, plug-n-play, 1 min to install the first time
- OEM or aftermarket tri fold cargo mat. I have the 3D MAXpider, Amazon, $110:...
01-23-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,322
Posted By mrgold35

I like the updated YouTube on latest gen sh-awd...

I like the updated YouTube on latest gen sh-awd and i-VTM4. Very reliable system with only M.I.D. transfer case and rear diff fluid changes with my 08 RDX (+158,000) and 11 MDX (+123,000). Sh-awd...
01-19-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By mrgold35

The 19 RDX (other than the NSX) with brand new...

The 19 RDX (other than the NSX) with brand new body, engine/trans, suspension, and electronic/info-tainment. Usually, Acura/Honda pulls from the parts bin from previous models for more reliability...
01-18-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By mrgold35

I did the hard setting on the RSB. I felt an...

I did the hard setting on the RSB. I felt an instant difference with my 06 TSX after I installed my A-Spec suspension+Progress RSB. I had to upgrade my TSX endlinks to Fastline adjustable after I...
01-16-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By mrgold35

Since getting the 08 RDX and 11 MDX, my 06 TSX...

Since getting the 08 RDX and 11 MDX, my 06 TSX moved to in town work and school commuter car. I gave the car to my son at 16 in high school and he still has it in his Jr. year in college at 21. I...
01-14-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By mrgold35

I have +153,000 on my 06 TSX and I stick with...

I have +153,000 on my 06 TSX and I stick with 5,000 miles oil change intervals; but, I use Mobil 1 5w-30 (standard Acura oil filter). I always did the 1X 5AT fluid change every 30,000 miles at the...
12-26-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By mrgold35

Here is an old thread on lowering springs with...

Here is an old thread on lowering springs with progress rsb that might give you a lot of answers:...
12-13-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By mrgold35

Navi or non-Navi was the only option other than...

Navi or non-Navi was the only option other than 5AT or 6MT. They stopped making update disks for the 04/05 TSX with Navi a few years ago. The +06 TSX still have once a year update disks available...
12-09-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,857
Posted By mrgold35

You should be due for the 105,000 miles service...

You should be due for the 105,000 miles service of valve adjustment and replace spark plugs (2.3T has timing chain that should be good +200,000 miles). Might also consider anti-freeze (maybe water...
10-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By mrgold35

How was your combined mpgs compared to your 07...

How was your combined mpgs compared to your 07 MDX for the same trip? I wonder if the stiff ride could just be part of the strut/shock break-in also? My 06 TSX ride was very stiff when I switched...
10-14-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,433
Posted By mrgold35

I added a class II 2" hidden hitch to my 1st Gen...

I added a class II 2" hidden hitch to my 1st Gen RDX; but, I still keep my bike rack weight within the Class I limits (150lbs tongue/1500lbs tow). I use my 4-bike 2" platform rack on my RDX and I...
10-10-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By mrgold35

Check this thread out:...

Check this thread out: https://acurazine.com/forums/1g-2g-mdx-discussion-2001-2013-166/electronic-suspension-mdx-968169/

You can do the conversion from magnetic suspension to regular for about the...
09-17-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By mrgold35

I have the 1st Gen RDX and I was able to find an...

I have the 1st Gen RDX and I was able to find an aftermarket 2" hidden hitch from etrailer.com for $130 +4 years ago. It was just 4 bolts and 15 minutes for my teenage son and I to add the hitch to...
09-15-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By mrgold35

The sport hybrid is really the A-Spec model at...

The sport hybrid is really the A-Spec model at heart and it is just missing the blacked out accent parts.
09-14-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By mrgold35

I really like the 15 MDX Adv sh-awd because it...

I really like the 15 MDX Adv sh-awd because it comes standard with the AcuraWatch suite and Entertainment system with the rear heated seats. The 14-15 MDXs with 6AT actually get 1 mpg better than the...
09-06-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By mrgold35

Usually, Acura makes some very nice upgrades at...

Usually, Acura makes some very nice upgrades at the MMC for their vehicles and reliability also gets better with age. I'm willing to jump in the used Jag F-Pace S in 2019 and wait until the 3rd Gen...
09-04-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,141
Posted By mrgold35

I would lean towards Acura Care Warranty instead...

I would lean towards Acura Care Warranty instead of 3rd party. Lots of advantages with Acura Care:
- You have up until the 4/50k basic warranty expires to purchase Acura Care extended warranty.
-...
08-11-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 103,184
Posted By mrgold35

You can see a lot of the Honda Civic Type-R in...

You can see a lot of the Honda Civic Type-R in the Concept D. Both might have been designed by the same team....
07-17-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,483
Posted By mrgold35

Wireless USB charging isn't very efficient and it...

Wireless USB charging isn't very efficient and it waste more power compared to wired charging. Wireless charging is like standing 2-3 feet away with a gas nozzle and trying to fill your tank with...
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