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Acura TSX, Sedan
#163 of 182 Re: Switch to metric display? [johnny420]
Mar 06, 2006 (9:33 am)
bummer, I am most interested in the temperature display. Oh well... thanks.
#164 of 182 Bluetooth on 05 TSX?
Apr 03, 2006 (1:50 pm)
My buddy just got a 06 TSX. The bluetooth set-up is unreal. Anyone know if my 05 can be retrofitted for bluetooth?
#165 of 182 Re: Bluetooth on 05 TSX? [rihoops]
Apr 03, 2006 (6:58 pm)
Hmm...I'm not familiar with a third party Bluetooth set-up for the TSX. If there is one, it's doubtful it would integrate into the car as seamlessly as the OEM version.
Try a search...
Apr 28, 2006 (10:33 am)
Has anyone had the Hondata ECU reflash done to their TSX? I was checking out their site, www.hondata.com, and am very intrigued by what I see on the dyno charts. A reprogram of the ECU adds over 20 hp and 20 ft-lbs of torque in the middle of the power band over stock. I was just wondering if anyone has had this done and was hoping they could share their experiences.
#168 of 182 Re: Hondata Reflash? [bigdaveinomaha]
Apr 28, 2006 (1:29 pm)
The Hondata reflash is one of the more worthy upgrades you can make to your TSX. Keep in mind that the most fun is had and felt above 5k rpm, but with your vtec point lowered to 5K and your redline raised to 7600 rpm, it is most definitely a must-have mod for the TSX.
Also, keep in mind that the dynos you're reading are likely for a TSX additionally outfitted with a Comptech Icebox CAI and a Comptech header. Either way, the Hondata is must-have. I don't have CAI or header yet, and I love the reflash.
Hondata is a reputable company as well. Get it.
#169 of 182 Re: Hondata Reflash? [johnny420]
Apr 28, 2006 (10:16 pm)
Maybe this has been discussed before, but is this generally thought to void the warranty with respect to engine-related problems? The manual doesn't seem to say this but I've heard that it does.
#170 of 182 Re: Hondata Reflash? [devore420]
Apr 29, 2006 (9:42 am)
Sure, I suppose if you were to walk into your dealership and proudly announce that you had your ECU reflashed, you MIGHT have some issues.
But, otherwise, there's no way for them to know, and it's generally held that the dealer must prove that a particular mod led to whatever problems you're having. Further, it's highly unlikely that the relflash will cause problems. We're not talking major changes here, just some tweaking, and Hondata is a very reputable company.
I've had zero problems with mine, just scads of fun. No one else I know with the reflash has had issues either. If you own the TSX, you owe to yourself to get it.
#171 of 182 Re: Hondata Reflash? [johnny420]
May 01, 2006 (7:59 pm)
I have done a lot of research on this company and actually received a phone call from one of the owners about my questions. That alone makes me think that the company takes care of its customers. For those of you that have the reflash, I want it just to have some fun in the sportshift mode. I would rarely ever run my engine above 7000 rpm. But if I want to have some fun and hold it in 3rd gear around town would I notice the extra pull between 5000 and 70000 rpm? I would like to hear about the real world driving impressions from the ones that have had it done. Thanks!
#172 of 182 Re: Hondata Reflash? [bigdaveinomaha]
May 02, 2006 (7:41 am)
With the lowered vtec point, you'll definitely feel a difference in performance. In fact, above 5000 rpm is will be where you feel it most. The power available is more useable since you don't have to rev the engine as high to reach vtec.
Also, given the power-sapping characteristics of automatic transmissions, I'd say it may be even more important for AT owners to get the reflash.
You're right about Hondata. They definitely take care of their customers, and are very responsive to queries.
Overall impression of the reflash? Increased performance across the board with no penalty, except maybe fuel economy (you'll find yourself mashing the throttle a lot more )