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#144 of 182 Acura TL A-spec rims
Sep 15, 2005 (3:39 pm)
I was wondering if the acura tl a-spec rims which are 235/40/18. would fit on a tsx?
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Oct 11, 2005 (1:22 pm)
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Dec 23, 2005 (1:22 pm)
Does anyone know if i can get some of the 2006 features installed in my 2005 TSX? Looking at the hands free phone and the IPOD link.
#150 of 182 Re: Question [rihoops]
Dec 23, 2005 (9:25 pm)
Dont know about Acura,but was in Best Buy last night and noticed they are now installing a bluetooth kit for cars at around $400.
#151 of 182 TSX A-Spec?
Dec 27, 2005 (8:41 pm)
The brochure for the 2006 TSX lists an A-Spec performance package as an available option. There are several items included, which can be purchased separately. I would like to know if anyone knows anything about the sport suspension system (one of the A-Spec options). What does it cost (I've asked a local dealer, but he hasn't gotten the information to me yet) and what is the effect on handling. Anybody have it? Is it a worthwhile option? I test drove a 2005 TSX today (they didn't have any 2006 6 speed manuals in stock). Seemed to handle quite well. I wonder how much better (worse?) the sport suspension system would make it.
#152 of 182 Re: TSX A-Spec? [rdamon2]
Dec 28, 2005 (11:35 am)
You can get the A-Spec suspension for as little as $600 on the web. It's closer to $800-900 from the dealer. Either way, it's an OEM part and carries full factory warranty.
This is for '04-'05's. Not sure if pricing has changed for '06, but I suspect not.
By all accounts, the A-Spec suspension reduces body roll in turns and nose dive on braking, with little penalty to ride quality (I believe it's about 10% stiffer than stock). Quick transitons are also improved. This versus aftermarket coilovers, which are quite a bit stiffer, though adjustable, and lower ride height over two inches. The A-Spec drops the car ~one inch.
The stock TSX does handle very well, especially given the limitations of the OEM tires. The A-Spec only enhances the TSX's good handling and makes it that much sharper.
Really, you would probably be better off upgrading the tires first, drive them for awhile, then determine if you still want to upgrade the supension.
One nice thing about the A-Spec is that it is designed by Acura for the TSX. No incompatability issues.