Last post on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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Acura TL, Sedan
#141 of 155 Re: How does Acura TL handle in wintery conditions?? [gabenluke]
Nov 21, 2007 (1:38 am)
Tires are key for winter handling. My 2004 TL 6-speed came with the "HPT" summer tire package. You might as well put ice skates on the car. I switched to a high performance "all season" tire and, although they are better, the car still doesn't handle the snow as well as my old 1995 Maxima. The 17" wheels and low profile 235/45 tires on the TL are not conducive to winter driving (my Maxima has 15" 215/60), but you could probably do OK if you shop tires for the best all season yu can find.
#142 of 155 Re: How does Acura TL handle in wintery conditions?? [gabenluke]
Nov 21, 2007 (6:38 am)
In my case, hills were the biggest problem w/ my '05 TL. It did ok in deep snow w/ 4 Blizzaks in flatter areas, but watch out for the hills.
#143 of 155 Re: How does Acura TL handle in wintery conditions?? [upstatedoc]
Nov 21, 2007 (8:57 am)
Thanks for the input. I think I will at least wait until spring before I get rid of my 4x4. Then I might just wait until the '09's come out for the AWD.
#144 of 155 Re: NAV Voice volume control [kennyg8]
Nov 28, 2007 (3:14 pm)
can you use the HFL phone when the navi is making an announcement?
Yes. The directions are still given, and I don't notice them being muted either, but the peopel I speak to do not seem to hear the voice - just mine.
#145 of 155 Re: NAV Voice volume control [kennyg8]
Nov 29, 2007 (5:35 pm)
No, the people on the phone can hear the NAV voice and always ask about it. The phone works fine but the NAV seems to be louder than the phone.
#146 of 155 Acura 07 TL -How Can I Improve Suspension, Ride Comfort ?
Dec 04, 2007 (2:13 am)
Los Angeles - Acura owner seeks advice on how improve ride quality/comfort on automatic Trans / 2007 Acura TL.
Seeking any feedback on suspension adjustments or aftermarket products to help alleviate some of the stiff /harsh road ride.
OEM Tires Michelin 17X 8 - Size: 235/45R17
Love this car's styling / interior & exterior, fit and finish, gas mileage, etc. Just looking to tradeoff some road handling in exchange for ride quality!
Any suggestions, technician contacts or web site info, Greatly Appreciated !
#147 of 155 Re: Acura 07 TL -How Can I Improve Suspension, Ride Comfort ? [craig777]
Dec 04, 2007 (12:19 pm)
The michelins as I recall have a very stiff side wall, hence better cornering. You could try a "softer" tire. I wouldn't mess w/ the suspension for fear of voiding the warranty. My '05 rode the same way and I eventually tired of it, especially for a daily driver. Now, my newest ride, a VW GTI, has all the handling of the TL (probably better) with none of the jarring over rough terrain (i.e. rr tracks). If the germans can build a comfortable performance car, why can't the japanese?
#148 of 155 Re: Acura 07 TL -How Can I Improve Suspension, Ride Comfort ? [upstatedoc]
Dec 06, 2007 (9:25 am)
I agree with upstate that the 1st (and maybe even the only) thing to do is change the tires. They make tires built specifically for comfort - you may give up some handling in the process, but if that's a worthwhile trade-off for you, that's the easiest, least invasive fix.
Tire Rack has a website you can visit, and of course there are various tire stores you can call. I happen to be partial to Allied Tire.
#149 of 155 Can u turn off DRL?
Dec 25, 2007 (10:06 pm)
07 Acura TL - Is there anyway to turn off the day time running lights on this car? I think it's a safety/security issue to not be able to turn off these lights when you don't want to be noticed, especially at night when just idling waiting on someone.
#150 of 155 Subwoofer Issues
Jan 03, 2008 (2:33 pm)
Say folks I'm leasing an 07 TL which I love EXCEPT for the damned subwoofer. I am a music lover so the vehicle's system is extremely important to me. I mainly use my iPod in the car and I get an extreme rattling from the subwoofer even at lower volumes (when I say low I mean like 3 or 4). It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it's very annoying. My bass is set to C and so is the subwoofer when I can stand it, however, I still end up turning the subwoofer down to like -3 or -4 to reduce the rattling when it starts. Turning it off seams to leave a void in the sound. I've tried different cords and adapters thinking it was the iPod's sound level. Even bought a line level output for the iPod all to no avail. Then I try the CD player and have the same friggin problem.
My issue is that if I have to turn it all the way down why have it? Has anyone else had this issue??? If so please tell me how it was resolved, does the subwoofer need to be replaced?