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Author Jeff Palmer
Categories Factory Performance, RSX, RSX Suspension/Chassis
Create Date February 24, 2003 13:15
Last Update August 25, 2003 02:28
Intro

As you may have read in my Preview Test of the RSX Type-S 2003 Factory Performance Package, my initial impressions were mostly positive. At the time, I was only able to sample the car briefly, so definitive conclusions were impossible.

This time around, Acura loaned us an FP RSX for a full week, and I was able to establish a more solid basis for evaluation. For people who like to cut to the chase, I'll tell you right now that my opinion of last summer remains largely unchanged. The handling improvements are significant, the car looks great, and the braking is phenomenal too. At great risk of sounding cliche, the FP package truly transforms the RSX into a surgical instrument for carving your favorite roads. Is the package worth the price of entry? Are there any drawbacks? Read on and find out.

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Date Thread Starter Thread
02-24-2003 14:27
Is that the same front lip as the JDM Type R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Yellow Jam
02-24-2003 15:28
Re: Is that the same front lip as the JDM Type R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
02-24-2003 17:46
Re: Is that the same front lip as the JDM Type R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
AL CAM
02-24-2003 21:40
Re: Is that the same front lip as the JDM Type R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
02-25-2003 15:20
Re: Is that the same front lip as the JDM Type R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TokeMadBowls420
09-15-2003 23:52
Re: Is that the same front lip as the JDM Type R?   (Score: 1, Normal)
AL CAM
02-24-2003 13:19
Still too expensive for what you get.   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-24-2003 13:36
Re: Still too expensive for what you get.   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
02-24-2003 14:01
And what will the RSX-R cost then?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-24-2003 17:36
Re: And what will the RSX-R cost then?   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
02-24-2003 17:50
Re: And what will the RSX-R cost then?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-25-2003 03:32
GUYS KEEP THIS IN MIND AS WELL   (Score: 1, Normal)
pat-mtl-itr
02-25-2003 10:11
hmmm... we hear you..   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-25-2003 11:25
Re: hmmm... we hear you..   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
02-25-2003 12:26
Re: hmmm... we hear you..   (Score: 1, Normal)
pat-mtl-itr
02-25-2003 14:34
A short tale of ITR woe   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-25-2003 23:03
Re: GUYS KEEP THIS IN MIND--another option   (Score: 1, Normal)
Vitt
02-26-2003 15:52
try at the parts counter . . . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
Daemione
03-03-2003 23:34
Re: try at the parts counter . . . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
03-05-2003 06:47
Re: try at the parts counter . . . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-28-2003 13:55
Re: GUYS KEEP THIS IN MIND--another option   (Score: 1, Normal)
phenom8
03-07-2003 10:51
Re: GUYS KEEP THIS IN MIND--another option   (Score: 1, Normal)
Vitt
02-24-2003 14:55
Not really . . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
Daemione
02-24-2003 15:24
Re: Not really . . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
02-24-2003 15:41
AHM's Marketing... not HMC   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-24-2003 16:43
keeping your stuff   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-24-2003 16:56
Re: keeping your stuff   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-24-2003 21:38
Re: keeping your stuff   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
02-24-2003 22:19
Re: keeping your stuff   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-25-2003 13:22
Parts are not residualized either for those who lease.....   (Score: 1, Normal)
kirk
02-27-2003 20:51
On the price scheduling....   (Score: 1, Normal)
Danny1
03-07-2003 01:16
FPeezy....   (Score: 1, Normal)
LudegarH22A7
03-06-2003 11:33
Who wants half of the stuff anyway.   (Score: 1, Normal)
CJ Majesty
03-06-2003 12:49
Re: Who wants half of the stuff anyway.   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
03-01-2003 23:12
How much do the wheels weigh?(nt)   (Score: 1, Normal)
'03 RSX type S
03-03-2003 21:40
Re: How much do the wheels weigh?(nt)   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-27-2003 17:44
Could've done a little better....   (Score: 1, Normal)
George Knighton
02-24-2003 18:06
The Devil's advocate points of view   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-24-2003 20:46
the package is greater than the sum of the parts   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-25-2003 02:33
Nice article Jeff.   (Score: 1, Normal)
jfunk
02-25-2003 10:16
Again.. I disagree about the cost not the performance.   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-25-2003 12:54
uuuuugh!   (Score: 1, Normal)
theduckllr
02-25-2003 14:40
AHM is NOT aftermarket, AHM's OEM!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
02-25-2003 16:37
My point, in summary...   (Score: 1, Normal)
theduckllr
02-25-2003 20:13
Re: My point, in summary...   (Score: 1, Normal)
jfunk
02-24-2003 21:46
? on the wheels   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
02-24-2003 22:51
I believe they are the "silver" finish   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
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