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05-08-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,309
Posted By Rocket_man

Did you look at the TSB? Is your car in the...

Did you look at the TSB? Is your car in the replacement VIN range? If so the replacement (at this point) should not take much effort. If the car is outside the VIN range, good luck. Acura claims...
04-22-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,497
Posted By Rocket_man

I was watching this video of the NSX Andaro (sp?)...

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...
10-21-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 270,623
Posted By Rocket_man

Just don't think about the 2015. Sure you might...

Just don't think about the 2015. Sure you might save a few bucks but it is not worth it. You are probably okay with a 16 or newer. I have a later 15 with the transmission they won't replace. The...
10-15-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,968
Posted By Rocket_man

Curt has a class III hitch for the CR-V ...

Curt has a class III hitch for the CR-V https://www.curtmfg.com/part/13397
So there is hope.
07-07-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,823
Posted By Rocket_man

In my TLX I put my TexasTag in the sunroof. But...

In my TLX I put my TexasTag in the sunroof. But it is flat. Seems to work fine.
06-24-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,335
Posted By Rocket_man

They don't look good and I personally think they...

They don't look good and I personally think they look worse in person. But heck, they are only wheels and after awhile you will learn to ignore them. But almost any wheel might have been better.
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06-13-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,743
Posted By Rocket_man

I have the same push button set up on my TLX. ...

I have the same push button set up on my TLX. You will adapt, and I find it easier and faster than the stick. A few weeks ago I rented a car with a stick and I felt it was awkward. So I've...
06-02-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,780
Posted By Rocket_man

I don't think dealers are literally saying 'go...

I don't think dealers are literally saying 'go pound sand' it is a figure of speech, and from one side of the conversation. I would not get bend out of shape by it.
05-05-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 44,643
Posted By Rocket_man

The biggest negative point for the 19 RDX is...

The biggest negative point for the 19 RDX is Acura themselves. What will Acura do when there is an issue with this first year car? If history and any guide they will deny, blame the owner, delay, do...
04-17-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,187
Posted By Rocket_man

My wife and I own a bunch of CDs. We may be old...

My wife and I own a bunch of CDs. We may be old fashioned, but we like owning our music and don't want to 'rent it' again when we already own the disc. The CD in the TLX burns the tracks to the...
04-17-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 270,623
Posted By Rocket_man

It is in the TSB. The TSB is posted in the main...

It is in the TSB. The TSB is posted in the main TLX section. Make sure you get the latest TSB. It has been update 3-4 times. Just search for it.

ok, I saved you the time...
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04-09-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By Rocket_man

Congrats. TLX > Audi seems like a trend around...

Congrats. TLX > Audi seems like a trend around here. I'd be more interested in Audi if they had a dealership near me.
02-11-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 157,459
Posted By Rocket_man

In the camo video the car looks very similar to...

In the camo video the car looks very similar to an MDX. It has the new RDX front and rear, but the sides and hood look more MDX-like. Especially with the side mirrors. Maybe this car is a test...
01-14-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 157,459
Posted By Rocket_man

Looking through all these pictures again.... ...

Looking through all these pictures again....

Things that look prototype to me: Wide wheels and might be 21's (?); side mirrors too small; LED fog lights; sharpness of body creases on hood and...
01-02-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,260
Posted By Rocket_man

Any delay between pushing a button and the...

Any delay between pushing a button and the transmission changing modes is due to the transmission and the way it is programmed. Having a stick won't make it shift faster. I get in the car.... press...
12-30-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 157,459
Posted By Rocket_man

I'm sure you get enjoyment out of your sunroof. ...

I'm sure you get enjoyment out of your sunroof. But I seldom see people in Houston driving with their windows down, it does happen and there are convertibles I spot with the roof down, but the...
Forum: Car Talk
12-27-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 10,508
Posted By Rocket_man

This being the criteria of this survey......

This being the criteria of this survey... "Instead, it rates auto brands based on how they performed against car buyers' expectations in the 2015 through 2018 model years...." it seems there can be...
12-23-2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 157,459
Posted By Rocket_man

Personally I don't understand the fascination...

Personally I don't understand the fascination with a Pano roof. Adds costs, adds weight, and here in Houston will make the interior unbearable in the summer. I never use the sun roof in the TLX. It...
12-20-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 26,271
Posted By Rocket_man

It was not only the torque but the size of the...

It was not only the torque but the size of the 8DCT was just not going to fit under the hood with a V6. I'm sure decisions like this are made for very complex reasons that we'll never understand. ...
12-17-2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 26,271
Posted By Rocket_man

The DCT was not rated for the torque of the V6. ...

The DCT was not rated for the torque of the V6. If they had put the 8ZF in the TLX it might have been a completely different (ie better) car, but they put the 9ZF which sucked ass. The 9ZF ruined...
12-09-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,923
Posted By Rocket_man

I used to care about my mileage but lately I...

I used to care about my mileage but lately I don't even bother with it. I just try to enjoy driving the car. I'm hard on the gas pedal and don't expect good mileage, I just want to enjoy the drive....
10-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 157,459
Posted By Rocket_man

The title of this thread and the contents have...

The title of this thread and the contents have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
04-10-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,246
Posted By Rocket_man

I own a 2015 TLX V6 Advance and I would not touch...

I own a 2015 TLX V6 Advance and I would not touch another 2015 V6 with a 100 foot pole. The transmission makes me curse this car almost every day. Get a 2016 if you want a used TLX. Even if you...
02-24-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Rocket_man

I have a late build 2015 TLX Advance. There are...

I have a late build 2015 TLX Advance. There are some nice features in the car, but the transmission is a deal breaker. I wouldn't touch one with a 100 foot pole. I've had the software updated each...
02-13-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By Rocket_man

I have a TX Tag and I put it in the Moon roof,...

I have a TX Tag and I put it in the Moon roof, centered and towards the back. It is very thin and the moon roof liner goes right over it. My windshield is tinted and it won't work on the windshield...
01-03-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By Rocket_man

Acura's first 'line of defense' is to tell the...

Acura's first 'line of defense' is to tell the customer the car is operating normally or find some excuse to blame you for what the car is doing. Your dash cam is not interfering with the wipers......
01-02-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,894
Posted By Rocket_man

Yes, in the case of Acura, Marek can't get fired...

Yes, in the case of Acura, Marek can't get fired because they have a quote of one "overweight middle-aged white man with a mohawk desperately trying to hang on to some image that he is 'hip' but in...
01-02-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,875
Posted By Rocket_man

I think we give Acura entirely too much credit....

I think we give Acura entirely too much credit. They are a company of habit, they do not change their ways fundamentally. This Precision Cockpit concept is probably about 2 years off and I don't see...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By Rocket_man

Acura is just not that kind of car company. They...

Acura is just not that kind of car company. They barely fix things that are wrong with the car, they are not going to retroactively add a feature like this. Even if the underlying hardware...
11-23-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,821
Posted By Rocket_man

I wouldn't use anything Silicone based since that...

I wouldn't use anything Silicone based since that will bond to the paint and not be removable short of mechanical means. Yes you can remove most of it, but a thin film will always be there and it...
11-23-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,260
Posted By Rocket_man

I think the prototype could pull off that Red...

I think the prototype could pull off that Red color because it had the bone structure to pull it off.... the body, the wheels, the stance. The production TLX can't pull off that Red any more than...
11-20-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,260
Posted By Rocket_man

Have you watched this? ...

Have you watched this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoiDmXQgNmg
11-19-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,258
Posted By Rocket_man

Everyone has to keep in mind that this is just a...

Everyone has to keep in mind that this is just a concept... a development environment...and one focused on drivers aids, not switch gear for A/C controls etc... not a prototype of a cars interior. So...
10-28-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,846
Posted By Rocket_man

Probably a good choice on the Accord Touring. ...

Probably a good choice on the Accord Touring. I've had my TLX Advanced 2wd for a little over a year now. When I first got the car I was happy with it. It had a lot of convenience features I liked...
08-26-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By Rocket_man

Acura can thank me in part for being at the...

Acura can thank me in part for being at the bottom of that list. Still they keep sending me surveys. Every day I drive that &^%$# transmission is one more day a swear at Acura.
08-12-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 270,623
Posted By Rocket_man

Looks like you found the last honest person at...

Looks like you found the last honest person at Acura. They better hurry up and fire him.
08-09-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,669
Posted By Rocket_man

It also looks like they fixed this crimp in 2014...

It also looks like they fixed this crimp in 2014 so it likely only affects early production models. But it does provide more fodder to beat on ZF and for Acura for choosing them. So here it goes.......
08-08-2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rocket_man

No. Just No. Not maybe... no. 2016 Yes,...

No. Just No. Not maybe... no.

2016 Yes, 2017 Yes, 2015... NO.
08-08-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,729
Posted By Rocket_man

Well at least you got a new transmission out of...

Well at least you got a new transmission out of it! But that wasn't the problem. The problem is a faulty wheel speed sensor. It has happened a few times on early model cars. If you want to trade...
08-05-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rocket_man

Don't buy a 2015 TLX. Don't say you weren't...

Don't buy a 2015 TLX. Don't say you weren't warned.
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