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NealX
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RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-15-2013 22:50
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A side by side:


Farage1
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-15-2013 23:20
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both ugly honestly. why can't acura offer some nice wheels on the rlx? all the rl's had some boring wheels too. the autocross video is nice, it sounds real good.
TurkMan71
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 09:44
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Very similar...why even bother with the new one?

Both boring, like the car that rests on them...

xBeastx
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 11:13
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Most other cars in this market have ugly wheels standard, too.






NealX
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 11:42
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^ OK, then. Let's do what everyone else is doing. And neither of those cars is considered a "flagship."


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Waldo
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 11:51
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They went from 15 to 14 spokes on the new design. More importantly, it got cleaned up a little - no more 5 straight spokes and 10 sculpted ones.

Wheel design is an engineering challenge in a luxury car. The spokes have to be aero designed and tested for minimum noise. On top of that, Acura has added their own noise damping devices built into the wheel. Buy a set from one of those mail-order tire shops, and you will have a noisier Acura.

Maybe the wheels could look better, but eye catching bling is not what is wanted on a conservative luxury sedan.

Paul M.
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 12:03
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I liked the old wheels and I like the new wheels. I like those Mercedes wheels too (now I sound like Forrest Gump.)

I also liked those old Saab wheels, the goofy ones that looked like big propellers. Yes I know, I'm weird...

Wonder what they'll use on the AWD car. The wheels on the concept were WILD.

BachelorFrog
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 12:06
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They look very similar to Accord V6 wheels.
jshaw
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 12:27
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[Inserts photoshop of rlx with 22" vossen rims]

OMG... So sexy!


That's what the general ToV populace wants, or what are we really looking for? I think the rlx wheels are fine, though I cannot see any issue with them.

Potenza
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Re: RLX and RL wheel design [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 12:41
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xBeastx wrote:
Most other cars in this market have ugly wheels standard, too.
The RLX wheels pictured are not the standard 18" wheels but rather the upgraded 19" wheels as part of the $6000 Tech Package.


 
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