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Old 18 Dec 2005, 07:14 am
Greg Schoolden
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Default 06 TL Question

My Friends point of view --

Anyone know anything about the A-spec package on an Automatic 2006 TL?

Drove a manual and the brakes were a bit grabby. Based on my commute I need
an automatic.

The problem with the TL (in my humble opinion) is that it doesn't handle as
well as I would like. I have a 2001 BMW 330 which handles great - its just
been in the shop 40 times so I've had it with them.

I just am looking for a bit more road feel from the TL.

The one thing I don't think I want is the upgraded brakes - just to grabby
for the stop and go commute.

Anyone out there with a Automatic TL with A-spec package?

Greg



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Old 18 Dec 2005, 12:25 pm
Larry J.
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Default Re: 06 TL Question

Waiving the right to remain silent, "Greg Schoolden"
<greggail@starpower.net> said:

> My Friends point of view --
>
> Anyone know anything about the A-spec package on an Automatic
> 2006 TL?
>
> Drove a manual and the brakes were a bit grabby. Based on my
> commute I need an automatic.
>
> The problem with the TL (in my humble opinion) is that it
> doesn't handle as well as I would like. I have a 2001 BMW 330
> which handles great - its just been in the shop 40 times so I've
> had it with them.
>
> I just am looking for a bit more road feel from the TL.


We had three BMW 5 Series cars before getting a TL. You will never
get the road feel of a BMW in the Acura. Not even close. I'd always
push the BMWs into the corners without even bothering to slow down
half the time. The TL will not handle like that, and the turning
radius is much larger. Get used to it.

But dollar-for-dollar, the TL is a much better deal with more
creature comforts and nicer looking, IMO.

> The one thing I don't think I want is the upgraded brakes - just
> to grabby for the stop and go commute.


I don't sense "grabby" brakes in our 04 TL...

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Old 19 Dec 2005, 12:16 pm
James
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Default Re: 06 TL Question

my friend has an automatic 05 with the a-spec package. But isn't the a-spec
just the skirts/spoilers and tires?

"Greg Schoolden" <greggail@starpower.net> wrote in message
news:_qGdnRE8mZxfzzjenZ2dnUVZ_sudnZ2d@rcn.net...
> My Friends point of view --
>
> Anyone know anything about the A-spec package on an Automatic 2006 TL?
>
> Drove a manual and the brakes were a bit grabby. Based on my commute I
> need
> an automatic.
>
> The problem with the TL (in my humble opinion) is that it doesn't handle
> as
> well as I would like. I have a 2001 BMW 330 which handles great - its
> just
> been in the shop 40 times so I've had it with them.
>
> I just am looking for a bit more road feel from the TL.
>
> The one thing I don't think I want is the upgraded brakes - just to grabby
> for the stop and go commute.
>
> Anyone out there with a Automatic TL with A-spec package?
>
> Greg
>
>
>



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Old 19 Dec 2005, 05:55 pm
JoganJani
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Default Re: 06 TL Question

Nope! A-Spec is a body kit, sport suspenssion (lowers by .75 - 1 inch),
better front brakes (auto), steering wheel.

I've 04 6MT and love it.

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Old 19 Dec 2005, 10:18 pm
g
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Default Re: 06 TL Question

If you are looking for a sportier feel, try larger rims. It changes the
ride significantly.
G
"Greg Schoolden" <greggail@starpower.net> wrote in message
news:_qGdnRE8mZxfzzjenZ2dnUVZ_sudnZ2d@rcn.net...
> My Friends point of view --
>
> Anyone know anything about the A-spec package on an Automatic 2006 TL?
>
> Drove a manual and the brakes were a bit grabby. Based on my commute I
> need
> an automatic.
>
> The problem with the TL (in my humble opinion) is that it doesn't handle
> as
> well as I would like. I have a 2001 BMW 330 which handles great - its
> just
> been in the shop 40 times so I've had it with them.
>
> I just am looking for a bit more road feel from the TL.
>
> The one thing I don't think I want is the upgraded brakes - just to grabby
> for the stop and go commute.
>
> Anyone out there with a Automatic TL with A-spec package?
>
> Greg
>
>
>



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Old 23 Dec 2005, 08:47 pm
Acura God
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Default Re: 06 TL Question

I have installed several A SPEC packages on TL's and RL's. You dont have to
replace the brake pads if you dont want to. The 6 spd already has the Brembo
brake package but the AT does not. I would just leave the brakes alone in my
opinion.

David Short
Acura God


"Greg Schoolden" <greggail@starpower.net> wrote in message
news:_qGdnRE8mZxfzzjenZ2dnUVZ_sudnZ2d@rcn.net...
> My Friends point of view --
>
> Anyone know anything about the A-spec package on an Automatic 2006 TL?
>
> Drove a manual and the brakes were a bit grabby. Based on my commute I
> need
> an automatic.
>
> The problem with the TL (in my humble opinion) is that it doesn't handle
> as
> well as I would like. I have a 2001 BMW 330 which handles great - its
> just
> been in the shop 40 times so I've had it with them.
>
> I just am looking for a bit more road feel from the TL.
>
> The one thing I don't think I want is the upgraded brakes - just to grabby
> for the stop and go commute.
>
> Anyone out there with a Automatic TL with A-spec package?
>
> Greg
>
>
>



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