Acura Build - 05/10/2014
With a stock exhaust the car was fairly quiet. I decided it was time to let the 3.5 V6 under the hood make some noise and ordered a Borla exhaust.
Acura Build - 04/04/2014
The RL looks nice but a luxury sedan should really have some tint to it. Initially I planned on doing 35% all around but they shipped me the wrong tint so it ended up with 5% in the rear.
Acura Build - 03/14/2014
Made a little more progress on the tablet. I’m using a Nexus 7 Gen 2 tablet.
I had to open up the tablet to solder in wires to the power button.
Acura Build - 03/04/2014
In 2002 the RL came with clear corner tail lights. I’ve been envious of the since my 1999 features amber corners but tail lights on Ebay are too expensive.
Acura Build - 01/22/2014
For 1999 the RL was pretty advanced. It came fitted with a built in GPS system that was probably pretty slick for it’s time. However, it hasn’t aged too well and is no longer really useful with out of date maps and it’s failing hard drive.
Acura Build - 01/09/2014
The projector retrofit is finally coming to an end.
There isn’t too much gap between the reflector and shroud which isn’t too bad.
The new D2S bulbs also came in.
Acura Build - 01/05/2014
I decided to re add the defusers over the blinkers. It looks better in my opinion and feels more OEM.
Ran into a slight set back. The caps on the back of the headlights are too shallow and will need some modifications.
Acura Build - 12/30/2013
I like doing little things to fix things up. The speaker grills on the car are showing their age so I decided to re upholster them to look new again. Left is original, right is new.
Acura Build - 12/18/2013
I’ve decided to do a projector retrofit. There’s nothing wrong with the current headlights I just really like the appeal of the crisp cutoff.
I separated the lense from the headlight house so I could begin to mount things in place.
Acura Build - 12/16/2013
I bought my first car off my Grandmother. It’s a 1999 Acura 3.5RL in rough condition. I’ve owned it for about 3 years now and only done a few small mods to it since.