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Old 08-17-2015, 08:41 AM
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You said elsewhere you were going to move the LEGEND badge.

Did you really do that or decide you liked it where it is?
Hello George,

After going back and forth in my head I decided not to move it. In the end, I simply prefer the badge location at the top.

However, I was so quick to get the modification complete I didn't realized until afterwards I have a different LEGEND badge than what you, TampaRLX, and neuronbob have installed.

The average Joe won't know the difference, but I do, so I'm working on getting the correct badge.

My experience so far has been really amazing. I have received about 6 comments from strangers (guys who appear to be in their late 40's or 50's) who wanted to know how long the car has been out.

It's funny how just having the LEGEND badge seems to elevate the car's prestige in the minds of those who see it, unlike the RLX badge.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:45 AM
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I get the same effect when I'm out in my Legend. The response I posted earlier in the thread has been replicated a number of times.

People who remember the Legend pay attention to the badge.

Wink, nudge, Acura.....if Chevy, Dodge, and Ford can do entire retro vehicles.....Acura can bring back a little badge of honor....
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:12 PM
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I am no marketing expert, but the Legend was so well received and was such a great car (including my 2G coupe), I am really surprised Acura wouldn't want to revive the name for a special car -- i.e., the Sport Hybrid. That name still resonates with people, and the SH is certainly a deserving model.
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I did not have my RLX badge on for very long. So I cannot measure recognition before vs. after adding my LEGEND badge.

BUT what I can say is that I have many people complimenting me on the car. Descriptives I get are 'stately, modern and beautiful'. I have had more then a couple ask me if it was a new 7 series BMW (although, admitting that was from side and rear views).

I had 3 people walk up to me and ask about the LEGEND by name. One waited from me to come out of a take out restaurant to ask about the car excited that the LEGEND was reborn.

Not one person knew of the Sport Hybrid. Some recognize Acura Jewel Eyes.

Not one person has used the descriptives of 'boring, Accord, or bland'.

It is always nice to get a compliment on your car. I could not care less about those who rush to , even celebrate down playing this car. They can spin their hate on Temple of Venom.

It feels more flagship than the RL, I think mostly because of size and presence of size.

Considering how long it took me to actually get the car, I find the styling modern, tasteful, very well proportioned and something I think will wear well over time. And that is the same description I used of my RL and LEGENDs past.

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Old 09-29-2015, 08:50 PM
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Fresh from Japan

Look what came via air from Japan for me today!

Found a vendor to obtain the lighted Legend doorsills!!!!!! They cost a pretty penny, too, but paying a vendor, who had to pay a broker in Japan to get them....well worth the effort.

Note: There is no greystone in the JDM Legend, so only ebony and Seacoast are available.

Now to find time to pull apart the interior of the car to get these installed.

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Old 09-29-2015, 09:18 PM
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29 September, 2015:

Dear good sir,

Exquisite!

May I be the first to congratulate you on obtaining this accessory. I truly commend your dedication.

I eagerly await your pictures of the final, installed product!


Thank you and good day,
P. Earnest Goodman
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:28 AM
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My block list is getting a little long. :-/
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:07 AM
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They do make the LEGEND illuminated door sills for the JDM models. Need to find us a JDM parts source on the forum. I would like the LEGEND carpet mats, but the JDM is right hand drive. But at least it is now an Acura LEGEND with the RLX trim package.
Well for those who have transformed their RLX into a LEGEND, a new option.

The left hand LEGEND floor mats are only available in the Phillipines. I have not been able find someone willing to make the customs declaration and ship them to the US. Plus the OEM mats are insanely expensive. However, an option to replace the OEM RLX floor mats:

https://www.carid.com/2016-acura-rlx...-84217159.html

For about $120 you can get the front two mats with an Acura logo (see below options). Not LEGEND, but the front mats (and trunk mat) are the only RLX badges left to convert - and this vendor can do them with the ACURA logo in a black heathered Berber close if not a match to the OEM mats. And ultimately I wanted an Acura LEGEND.


On another front, as of 2017 the illuminated ACURA door sills are now offered in graystone for the 4 pc kit. I think I will be ordering these to swap my black illuminated sills. Perhaps then I can offer them at a great price (ever so slightly used) to a member here (via Black Market). This was another weird search. The 4 pc was not offered in graystone when I purchased my SH (although 2 pc fronts were) , so I was defaulted to black. I considered JDM LEGEND sills as Bob had ordered, but I discovered that graystone interior (quartz in Honda land) was not offered on the LEGEND (they get the cool 2 tone brown / black option on the JDM).

So if I order the front mats (and a trunk mat) I will have completed my transformation from RLX to Acura LEGEND.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:57 PM
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Shot-F'n-Gun >> If Bob goes for an S7 on his next car I got dibs on the Legend badge and the wheels. Just saying.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:58 PM
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I am just following the leaders......
Excellent place to buy JDM
http://stores.ebay.com/jdmenjoyshoppin/
This what I received today:










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Old 02-21-2017, 06:20 PM
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^^
That is the trunk mat.......so much higher quality then the one I got here! Why does Honda do that?
I am waiting on you Tampa, to work out a way to be able to get the front and rear floor mats from the Philippines.......
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:03 PM
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I realized that after I posted, hence the post go ***POOF***

But I am going to contact the JDM vendor for pricing on the center console wireless charger. I assume it plugs into the USB port that the car charger uses.

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Old 02-21-2017, 07:07 PM
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Its a great accessory to have, if your phone supports it.
If you don't mind could you please provide the link to that particular site?

Thanks Tampa.
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....and while I am at it....




The JDM LEGEND Accessories page: Honda?Honda Access?????? I believe it is the same link you and George posted previously.

They also offer Apple Car Play as a dealer accessory on the LEGEND. That tells me it is a software plug in. Must Find Hacker!
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:25 PM
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Oh great.

I ordered the last one "True car verification case" also, it will be here in a couple of days

But ......but.....you have an android
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I hate you.

And I mean that.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:28 PM
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:37 PM
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You can make it up to me. Send me your LEGEND manual case when it arrives.

I have Android for now.... I am seeing Acura App apks for Windows Phone. If I can verification they work (especially for Pandora, Aha & Text Msgs) I am going back to Windows Phone. I have my eye on the Surface phone about to be released.

Android has plenty of features but they change behavior every other day.
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Ha! How about you get us a way to get the floor mats from the Philippines, and then I would be happy to reward you with the LEGENT manual case

I really like Windows phone, but the app support is abysmal......
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:01 AM
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I realized that after I posted, hence the post go ***POOF***

But I am going to contact the JDM vendor for pricing on the center console wireless charger. I assume it plugs into the USB port that the car charger uses.

I wanted to let you know that I found this in the Japanese owners manual, and it seems like it is part of the console. I might be wrong, but pay attention to where the USB and AUX inputs are.....
Maybe it is not a direct plugin.....

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I hate you.

And I mean that.
I received it today, excellent quality:






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Is this the same case that came with our US Legends, or is Japan Legend only? I ask because I think I remember that I have a leather case or two (buried in a box in the attic) that I kept from prior cars, though maybe they are from my RLs.
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Honda used to include a case like this with all its models......I am sure this should be almost the same as the ones that came with the RL, and the ones you already have. I personally do not like having all those booklets loose in the glove box, and this is just perfect.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:35 PM
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Nice shower cap case.
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Ha ha, thats how it was in the box
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Honda used to include a case like this with all its models......I am sure this should be almost the same as the ones that came with the RL, and the ones you already have. I personally do not like having all those booklets loose in the glove box, and this is just perfect.
I agree, and am currently using the case from my last RL. But now I want a Legend case, I'm going attic-diving tomorrow!
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:45 PM
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Admit it fsmith - you are a closet dumpster diver too!

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Old 03-01-2017, 02:34 PM
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Here are a few quick crappy pics of the illuminated door sills:





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Here are a few quick crappy pics of the illuminated door sills:
Wow - those look great! Good job.

Is that dirt I see in the door jamb? Lol.
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I am ashamed to say, but yes it is

We have been having some weird weather here, so I can't seem to keep up......
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:06 PM
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This is unclear. In 2016 you can get 2 or 4 door sills. Although they list the color codes they were only offered in black for the 4 door sills. I asked if it was a matter that the other colors were yet to be in the pipeline and the 3 parts vendors I spoke with said it looks like 4 door will only be black. BUT you can order 2 door kits in any color. Sounds like a sourcing issue.

But I love the look at night when the doors open.
FINALLY after almost 2 years, the unicorn 4 doors sills in grey REALLY DO EXIST! Seriously, I was skeptical until I actually opened the box. This is what arrived today:



so I will be replacing the 4 door sills in black my dealer installed on delivery. So my very slightly used black 4 door illuminated sills will soon be available to someone with a black interior.





Next, my new custom ACURA embroidered (licensed logo) floor mats will replace the last RLX reference on my Acura LEGEND.
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I would live to see the floor mats when you get them!
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Tampa, do you have the trunk mat or the trunk tray?
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They have been shipped from CA, and due here by the weekend.

I have an RLX Trunk mat - which I ordered the 'Acura A' logo trunk mat to replace it.

Call me nutz but the price of the OEM mats is $600+ These are from Lloyds and I actually ordered 2 sets. One in Black heathered Berber and one set in Charcoal / Dark Grey Berber to see which is closest match to my interior carpet. If the charcoal does the trick, you may be interested in the Black heather Berber. I am unsure if the carpet color of the black / ebony interior is the same as the greystone.

I will post pics.

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Thanks Tampa. The floor mats are the only RLX reference I have left. The LEGEND trunk mat was $175 (JDM) and the quality is superb.
Waiting to check out your pictures.....it is sad that we can't get the OEM LEGEND ones from the Philippines
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Thanks Tampa. The floor mats are the only RLX reference I have left. The LEGEND trunk mat was $175 (JDM) and the quality is superb.
Waiting to check out your pictures.....it is sad that we can't get the OEM LEGEND ones from the Philippines
I also forgot you have Seacoast interior. But they have many color options, carpet types and material weights.

I have not seen another JDM LEGEND mat since you snapped up yours. And my 'friend' from Manila - he is OFF the Christmas Card List!!!
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This is where I bought mine, if you are interested. It was an excellent buying experience! I can send you much better picture if you want.

[NEW] JDM Honda LEGEND KC2 Luggage Mat Genuine OEM Acura RLX | eBay

Maybe you can make another "friend"?

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$175 for the mat and $121 for shipping....

You, my friend, are in need of a trained professional.
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So true.....
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Did you at least get a mail order bride with that shipping cost?
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