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#7196 of 7386 Re: 2000 Acura 3.5 RL tire size questions [mycar8]
Oct 11, 2007 (7:15 pm)
I have a 2002 RL and the OEM tire size is 225/55/16. The car did not change much from 2000 to 2002. I would suggest this size for you although I think the 225/60/16 would also work just fine.
I just bought a new set of Yohohama Avid VAS 4's and they are much smoother and quieter than the continentals that were on the car. Not real expensive either at around $100 bucks a tire. I am very impressed with them.
#7197 of 7386 Bluetooth Compatibility
Oct 13, 2007 (3:52 am)
There used to be a separate RL message board for Bluetooth compatibility posts. I just wanted to advise everyone that I recently purchased a Sprint Treo 755p and it actually works with the RL Hands Free Link much better than the Treo 650, which is listed as a compatible device. The 755p is still listed as being tested for compatibility, but it works great and there is no screech when you first dial a call, as there is most often with the Treo 650. Also, the battery meter shows with the 755p, unlike the 650. Still enjoying my 2005 with 30,000 miles! Steve
#7198 of 7386 Re: 2000 Acura 3.5 RL tire size questions [houdini1]
Oct 15, 2007 (9:36 am)
On my 2000 RL, currently with 75,600 miles, I stayed with the 215/60VR16 with my third set last October which are the Michelin Pilot Exalto/AS. Very happy with the performance in a upper midwest area.
Have had them inspected and rotated twice at the tire dealer as well as inspected for proper wear at the Acura dealer at oil changes. Better than expected wear and tear. I paid $400.00 plus tax last year.
They replaced 4 Continental extreme contact that lasted only 23,000 miles and were cupping and totally out of round.
Obviously the worst tire performance I ever experienced in numerous vehicles over the past 45 + years of car ownership.
#7199 of 7386 Re: 2000 Acura 3.5 RL tire size questions [10sfan]
Oct 15, 2007 (1:12 pm)
I have heard good things about the Michelin Pilots as well. It is amazing the difference a good set of tires can make. I was almost ready to trade my 2002 RL but the new tires will give it a couple more years of life!
My Continentals were also terrible. I did not know just how terrible until I got rid of them!
#7200 of 7386 Re: ROAD NOISE AND HARSHNESS [golfnut5]
Nov 15, 2007 (2:52 pm)
Re road noise entering cabin I have a 2000 Lexus Es300 and found the noise in the RL worse, however one should consider that the RL is all wheeldrive so this would account for some of the road and drivetrain noise.I do agree that a car that sells for a lot more than the ES should have better sound insulation .Apart from the noise issue I far prefer the RL to the new ES but am not sure I can tolerate the extra noise on a long trip.Decisions-decisions
#7201 of 7386 Re: ROAD NOISE AND HARSHNESS [strapper]
Nov 15, 2007 (4:41 pm)
I drive approx. 25,000 per year and as my bones get older am not sure I can take the extra noise and firmer ride. I do like the Acura RL's exterior and interior. I am having a hard time taking a decision.
#7202 of 7386 Re: ROAD NOISE AND HARSHNESS [strapper]
Nov 15, 2007 (4:57 pm)
how can you compare these two cars; one is a Camry with a marshmellow ride and no road fee - really a 58 Buick Super in disguise; RL is a firm handling AWD road car and feedback from this is good - ask all the happy BMW drivers out there!
#7203 of 7386 Re: ROAD NOISE AND HARSHNESS [golfnut5]
Nov 16, 2007 (6:03 am)
Since you are checking out a few cars I would suggest that you also drive the Avalon.
A friend of mine has one and it is very impressive, especially at the price. It might be a good compromise.
#7204 of 7386 Re: ROAD NOISE AND HARSHNESS [strapper]
Nov 16, 2007 (2:44 pm)
Hey Strapper I only paid $39800 for my 06 acura last year my friend got a 07 ES 350 and he paid 42,500 and did you get a good look at the side back windows on the ES!!!
#7205 of 7386 Re: 4 x 4 RL [alexalee1]
Nov 18, 2007 (3:46 pm)
The V8 will not happen. Look for a beef'd up V6 in the new design.