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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#1660 of 2585 driver's side door speaker buzzing
Feb 12, 2003 (1:03 pm)
My door speaker on the driver side is buzzing when I put a CD in today(I used to play the same CD with no problem). Anyone experiencing the same problem? At first I thought something is loose around the speaker like paper, CDs, but then when I clear the surrending it is still buzzing. I hope it's because of louse connection that cause the problem. How can it break I bought this RSX last July(26,000km now). I have to do some more testing on it. My leather sit starts to see wrinkles and dry cracks on it. I don't like the look of it. Is there a way to save the leather? The cold weather is not helping.
Canadian winter is killing this car, I think I should have bought the anti-rust package. How could one know that it won't even survive the first winter. I already got rust on the wiper, and some copper oxidation(green spots, I think copper leave green stuff when rusting I might be wrong) on the rear Acura logo. This year is the worst winter ever.
Thank you for reading my rant
Feb 13, 2003 (12:37 am)
himiler, sorry for not being technically correct, but the general idea of my question was regarding a better tires and wheels upgrade. any comments from those people who have done so please post. again, which would be a better choice between 215/45s and 225/45s. i would probably go 17". thanks...
Feb 13, 2003 (12:39 am)
i live in vancouver where we dont get snow that much... cant even remember if it snowed this year except that it rains alot
Feb 13, 2003 (6:17 am)
If you're going to lower your car, you might get some rubbing with the 225 tire. If you haven't already checked the link I posted, give it a shot. The Tire Rack is pretty much has the best info on plus-one upgrades. It's a great company that I have been dealing with for about 10 years.
#1664 of 2585 thanks himiler....
Feb 14, 2003 (1:21 am)
although i dont want to sacrifice too much on comfort and treadwear, i have no plans to lower it but just to enhance its appearance by getting big tires and wheels. the website you suggested was very helpful mostly in other makes, thanks, but i didnt find most of the answers im looking for. they seem to have very few posts regarding rsx's in both 215s and 225s and i got too lazy to research (sorry). anyway, will the 225s be ok, no rubbing or anything, with my car since i have no intention of lowering it? or will the 215s be the better all around choice? i hope you understand my predicamt.
Feb 14, 2003 (2:31 am)
also the air conditioning is always turned "ON". I have read in this discussion board on how to shut it off, but before I try this, do you guys recommend this? It does change the sound of the engine when switch "on" and "off" during idle. And if I succeed, will I have control over the switch then if I want it back "on"? That button seems useless when I can't even turn it "off".
Feb 16, 2003 (11:37 pm)
225s should be good for a 17" set of tires. You won't get any wheel-well rubbing since the car sits so high up. Even if you lower the car 1" you should be OK.
About the A/C switch, you can turn it back on by default by going through the same procedure I mentioned a couple months ago (which is what I'm assuming you read). I haven't tried that procedure yet, so I'm just passing along second-hand info.
Feb 21, 2003 (6:55 am)
Does anybody know the 0 to 60 times for the 5-speed RSX? I can find plenty of info on the Type S but not the "base" model. I am curious how much slower it really is, I mean with a 160hp doesn't it have to make it to 60mph in less than at least 8 seconds?
#1669 of 2585 0-60 of the RSX's cousin
Feb 21, 2003 (8:10 am)
Motortrend tested a Civic SI with basically the same engine/transmission/chasis and it got to 60mph in 7.56 seconds. SVT Focus was 7.39; Sentra Spec V was 7.22; and VW GTI 1.8t was 6.82.
I too was shopping last year for an RSX and was dismayed that I couldn't find any articles or tests on the base model. There's no one to blame but the auto mags and their subscribers who only want to see the fastest out there while ignoring what people are actually buying.
Is 7.56 adequate for you? If not my advice is to ignore all the hormone-induced ricers out there and enjoy this nice car on it own merits.