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Old 05-25-2018, 11:27 AM
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Added an SRI a few weeks ago

I can't say that it adds hp or mpg but it sounds great with the throttle open.

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I can't say that it adds hp or mpg but it sounds great with the throttle open.

Where did you get that? Brand and model?

I did search for a cold air intake but couldn't find one for the RL. Looks like it fits well.
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Originally Posted by vizyourdata View Post
I can't say that it adds hp or mpg but it sounds great with the throttle open.

the only thing that SRI added are decrease power, hot air to your engine and a dent in your bank account.
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Originally Posted by vizyourdata View Post
I can't say that it adds hp or mpg but it sounds great with the throttle open.

Is that the one from Cosmo Racing?
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Originally Posted by H8PVMT View Post
Where did you get that? Brand and model?

I did search for a cold air intake but couldn't find one for the RL. Looks like it fits well.
This one is from Cosmo Racing:
RL050835-SI
https://www.cosmoracing.com/air-inta...ort-ram-intake
It was just under $100 with shipping.

It fits great. I had to remove the stock intake box of course and in an out with the battery to get it in. Only half an hour for the install.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jbird2212 View Post
Is that the one from Cosmo Racing?
Yes. I just added the link. That's the only one I could find anywhere. Seem like the RL doesn't have much for aftermarket non-cosmetics.
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Originally Posted by vizyourdata View Post
Yes. I just added the link. That's the only one I could find anywhere. Seem like the RL doesn't have much for aftermarket non-cosmetics.
How long did it take to ship since it goes through customs coming from Canada?
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Originally Posted by vizyourdata View Post
Yes. I just added the link. That's the only one I could find anywhere. Seem like the RL doesn't have much for aftermarket non-cosmetics.
How long did it take to ship since it goes through customs coming from Canada?
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:32 AM
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How long did it take to ship since it goes through customs coming from Canada?
It only took a week.
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Originally Posted by vizyourdata View Post
This one is from Cosmo Racing:
RL050835-SI
https://www.cosmoracing.com/air-inta...ort-ram-intake
It was just under $100 with shipping.

It fits great. I had to remove the stock intake box of course and in an out with the battery to get it in. Only half an hour for the install.
One more question, did it come with the filter or was it just the tube? Seems like a great price. Thanks!
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:12 AM
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One more question, did it come with the filter or was it just the tube? Seems like a great price. Thanks!
It included the filter and everything required for the install. The only thing that was recommended but not included was oil for the filter. I purchased this by K&N. K&N Air Filter Oil

Let us know how the install goes.
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Thumbs up First Discussion Post (All Mods)

Hi friends I'm new to the car community out in the Eastbay of California. These are all the mods I've done in the past 6 months since purchasing my car. Ive been on Acurazine for about a year id say.
Cosmo Racing Intake
Throttle Body/Intake Manifold Spacers
Megan Racing Coil over set
Braided brake Hoses
EBC RED STUFF Brake pads
EBC ROTORS
DOT4 Converstion
OEM Upper Controls Arms
Continental DWO6 on 18"s
Custom tuner lugs
OEM Steering Wheel
Mahogany Honda shift knob
Dual Battery System
Complete stereo update (blue tooth and apple TV integration)
2/12inch Kickers Subwoofer
13 Speakers replacing 10 for surround sound
Interior restoration
Peanut putter seat covers from beddingin
Chrome trim turned black with carbon fiber vinyl
Window Spoiler
All Headlight Assembly LED
Electro Chromic Tints

Today I detailed my car
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:16 PM
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Hi friends I'm new to the car community out in the Eastbay of California. These are all the mods I've done in the past 6 months since purchasing my car. Ive been on Acurazine for about a year id say.
Cosmo Racing Intake
Throttle Body/Intake Manifold Spacers
Megan Racing Coil over set
Braided brake Hoses
EBC RED STUFF Brake pads
EBC ROTORS
DOT4 Converstion
OEM Upper Controls Arms
Continental DWO6 on 18"s
Custom tuner lugs
OEM Steering Wheel
Mahogany Honda shift knob
Dual Battery System
Complete stereo update (blue tooth and apple TV integration)
2/12inch Kickers Subwoofer
13 Speakers replacing 10 for surround sound
Interior restoration
Peanut putter seat covers from beddingin
Chrome trim turned black with carbon fiber vinyl
Window Spoiler
All Headlight Assembly LED
Electro Chromic Tints

Today I detailed my car
Complete Stereo upgrade.. what did you do? Sounds like you've done almost everything to the car, next thing is Pics for us all to see. you see any difference with the CIA and throttle body spacer?

*edit, I see the pictures now, just took a while to load.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:23 PM
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Cool





I pulled out all of the Bose speakers and went with JL's and adding sweaters where the old woofer was kept above the trunk.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:32 PM
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Tweeters* My bad

To answer the other question I have noticed many gains in efficiency and the lower power band is more decent as well. Id say with all the mods I can confidently say that my RL has 300HP when at stock it about 286HP. Maybe more but nowhere in the doubles I don't think.

Last photos
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:35 PM
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Thats the trunk
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:42 PM
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Has anyone in this thread thought about going with Super Chargers Or Turbos? Im trying to get in touch with CT Engineering to see if they can hook me up with a factory supercharger but everyone I speak too say they haven't spoken to them in years and none of the shops I frequent know about RL's. Not very common in the bay.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:07 PM
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I've seen the RL supercharged and turbocharged but the people who were behind them didn't share much information unfortunately. I know it can be done, how, I wish I had more information... I'd love if you created a thread about how you did the audio. I know many users would appreciate it!
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:25 PM
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I cleaned the dash and applied 303 aerospace uv protectant, applied lexos leather conditioner..just in time as the sun is heating up here in the pnw. oh and i tightened the parking brake bolt.
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@witness Details on your floor mats and audio please. Awesome RL!
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My grill was starting to peel so I gave it a few coatings with a dark metallic paint. I am considering doing plasti-dip on the rims and chrome trim to get a gun metal finish.

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I'll list most recent stuff:
O-ring PS hose replaced
Front brake pads (Akebono ultra) + centric high carbon rotors (front)
Wood steering wheel
Wood knob
Rear differential fluid
PCV valve broke in half, was stuck - dealer replaced it while doing the diff. Fluid today
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:14 PM
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^ very nice!!
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:16 PM
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i changed the oil, transfer case and rear diff fluids today!
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:20 PM
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wrapped the chrome trim on my rear bumper

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wrapped the chrome trim on my rear bumper

Looks great..What did you use and how does it compare to the door chrome?
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Looks great..What did you use and how does it compare to the door chrome?
i ordered some chrome wrap off of amazon to wrap it...i made a DIY post on here.... the chrome wrap material isnt as near to the original bumper chrome and you can tell the difference up close, i just did it to save some money & time..
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i ordered some chrome wrap off of amazon to wrap it...i made a DIY post on here.... the chrome wrap material isnt as near to the original bumper chrome and you can tell the difference up close, i just did it to save some money & time..
I did see the DIY after I asked haha. I think if I were to do it I would add the doors as well so it all matches.

Thanks man
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I replaced the rear sway bar bushings (super easy in the back. i also used teflon tape), and front sway bar end links. all with Moog parts. However, for the front end links i reused the oem nuts, the self locking nuts provided were too hard to tighten.

I also bought the front bushings for the sway bar but cannot find any room to unbolt the bracket. any ideas? even my wrench will not go in.




WTF. none of my wrenches will go in. absolutely no space for a sockey or wrench. How am i going to replace these?? the back ones were so easy.
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Found out that in order to replace the front sway bar bushings Id need to remove the subframe. ummm yeah no thanks! Great design there, Acura! says nobody ever.
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^^^ Wow, must drop the sub-frame??? Yeah, not great design. I'd like to have my sway bar bushings replaced, so guessing the shop will charge plenty. Probably will try and bundle it with a major suspension re-do, but car ('07 RL Tech) barely has 104K and other than some noise from sway bar on extreme lateral angles (think steep driveway to street taken at an angle), the suspension seems OK.
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^^^ Wow, must drop the sub-frame??? Yeah, not great design. I'd like to have my sway bar bushings replaced, so guessing the shop will charge plenty. Probably will try and bundle it with a major suspension re-do, but car ('07 RL Tech) barely has 104K and other than some noise from sway bar on extreme lateral angles (think steep driveway to street taken at an angle), the suspension seems OK.
Yes, I read the service manual and you'd need to lower the subframe to get clearance. Ridiculous! Like you, my car is also creaking when I am pulling into the driveway, so i replaced tie rods, stabilizer end links, and everything else..so it has to be these front bushings...i just feel like it is too much of a hassle to drop the subframe. the rear is super easy lol
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Replaced the lower chrome grill piece finally and the bumper moldings are coming soon. Don't mind my

The old

So much better
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Acura RL sounds so nice

Did a mid and rear muffler delete and resonator delete. Holy shit sounds way better then I expected! If anyone wants to see how it sounds give me a personal message and I will send a video. There arenít a lot of vids/pics about RLís anywhere and I wanna change that!
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Replaced the lower chrome grill piece finally and the bumper moldings are coming soon. Don't mind my

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So much better
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thats dope man!
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For sealant I used Opti-Lense.
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Let us know how that sealant holds up
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Looks good! how did you do it? what kit did you use? my headlights need to be restored.
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