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#5323 of 5656 2006 TL A-Spec
Sep 04, 2009 (4:27 pm)
I just got off the phone with an Acura dealer in Los Gatos. My stock rims are scraped to the point where I would like to get new rims. I am interested in getting a brand new set of A-Spec 18" chrome rims. He said that starting in 2010 these rims will no longer be available for purchase. They are discontinued items.
I have a very hard time believing this to be true. Can someone please confirm this? Or is this just wrong information like I suspect?
#5324 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL Power Steering Fluid Problem [smarty666]
Sep 05, 2009 (4:44 am)
I am a firm believer in contacting the BBB. They seem to get real quick responses since no dealer wants an unresolved charge against them.
You will be amazed at the speed of the response.
#5325 of 5656 Re: Where to replace the brake pad? [jefh]
Sep 05, 2009 (4:48 am)
Have you got any friends that work on cars? Find someone to help you replace the pads/rotors this first time and you will never pay to have it done again. Just be safe when jacking it up and don't crawl under the car.
#5326 of 5656 Vibrations/shimmy
Sep 06, 2009 (7:14 am)
I drive a base 2008 TL that came with OEM Michelin Pilots for about 6000 miles.
Most of time, I feel a harsh/rough ride from vibrations/shimmy through the steering wheel and peddles
BUT, sometimes (after work), the ride is perfect (very smooth).
I don't know if the tempertaure is related.
After work (about 0230pm ), the weather is hotter in LA.
I do not know if this is caused from tires or others.
I took my car to dealer couple times and they said my car is normal compared to others.
#5327 of 5656 Re: Vibrations/shimmy [vincentlo]
Sep 06, 2009 (9:57 am)
Same car, no problems with noise or shimmy, from 0 to 100.
#5328 of 5656 Acura vehicle certification
Sep 06, 2009 (4:09 pm)
Have an Acura TL coming off a lease with AFS soon. I would like to have it certified as I intend to purchase it direct from AFS. Appreciate any information of the best way to accomplish this with an Acura dealer and an expected reasonable cost for the certification. All required maintenance has been performed to date. So far several Acura dealership have been less than helpful and vague on this cost issue.
#5329 of 5656 Re: Vibrations/shimmy [vincentlo]
Sep 07, 2009 (6:38 pm)
Could be the temp. You're probably going to work very early if you're getting off at 2:30 so the temp variance could be quite a bit. Rubber is harder at cooler temps so that could explain possibly. Does the ride seem rougher for the first few miles in the AM and get gradually better? If so, that would probably explain it cause you're tires have warmed up. When you go home in the PM they are already good and hot.
#5330 of 5656 Re: Vibrations/shimmy [m6user]
Sep 08, 2009 (3:33 pm)
Thanks for m6user's response.
Yes, I go to work at 0550AM:
The ride is rough all the way to work about 10 miles.
When I go home 0230PM, sometimes the ride is roght and sometimes smooth.
When the ride is smooth, acceleration is better (sensitive).
When the ride is rough, acceleration is worse.
I took my car to dealer couple times, and they could not find anything wrong.
So confused and frustrated.
#5331 of 5656 Re: Vibrations/shimmy [vincentlo]
Sep 08, 2009 (5:47 pm)
Rough ride and acceleration should have nothing to do with each other. It's probably some kind of mental association. Your tires may not warm up fully in just ten miles. Can't explain the ride home differences unless it's a different route.
#5332 of 5656 Re: Vibrations/shimmy [m6user]
Sep 08, 2009 (9:16 pm)
Thanks m6user again.
If it is a tire issue, how should I deal with it?
Can I use warranty to replace it or do anything else?