Sunday, November 23, 2008

2007 Acura TL – Suspension Upgrade

After a few months of research online, I’ve ordered an upgraded suspension.  I really miss the way the sport suspension on my Mazda felt and I can’t wait to get everything installed.
 
For a sports sedan, the TL rides very soft.  In tight corners or at higher speeds, the car has a tendency to bob and weave.  And although I may be trading off ride comfort for a flatter, more responsive ride, the ride is so smooth right now that it feels a numb and detached from the road. 
 
My upgrades include the OEM lowering springs and struts, which are part of the A-Spec handling kit, as well as an aftermarket adjustable Rear Sway Bar from Progress Technologies. 
 
A-Spec

Progress Rear Sway Bar

Do not buy these parts from an Acura Dealer, however.  First off, they won’t sell you any aftermarket brands, so you’re not going to find the Rear Sway Bar there at all. 

Second, they only sell the suspension parts as part of the larger A-Spec “handling” kit, which costs a few thousand dollars more because it includes body spoilers, another set of mediocre tires, and a whole new set of rims – none of which I need.

Your best bet is finding the parts on eBay – and with a 25% off discount for accessing eBay through Microsoft Live, it’s a great deal.

Parts arrive in a week . . .

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what was the result if the new parts?

A.H. Rajani said...

i posted my thoughts on this AcuraZine forum here: http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694630&highlight=

this was a fantastic upgrade. the combination of the RSB and the stiffer springs really makes this car hug the road. but the ride quality is not harsh at all; in fact it is still quite smooth and i am thinking of tightening the RSB even more.

i have also recently upgraded to a cold air intake from AEM, which i will post about in a few days.

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Will said...

Thanks for the tip man - did not know you could buy suspensions on eBay but I'm always on the lookout for places to buy car parts.

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Mark Kellogg said...
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Mark Kellogg said...

I'll stick to Acura RL, reliable and lesser costs of maintenance. Check this 1997 Acura RL review

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