2008 Acura TL Type-S

Post By: Eli Sledge

Date: 11/15/2023

The Story

I bought this car in June 2023 and, so far, I've only had it for 5 months. I've always had a thing for the TL Type-S, dating back to my admiration for the Acuras from the pre-beak era. I had this feeling that it would make for the perfect everyday ride, and when I finally got it, my hunch turned out to be spot on. The car is equipped with a 286 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, providing just the right amount of power to make each drive an enjoyable experience. It's also comes with a bunch of luxurious and comfortable features like heated seats, a top-notch (for 2008) navigation system, seat memory settings, and other extras that I truly appreciate. Yet, what I love most about this car is its timeless design. It's astonishing how, originally designed in 2004, it still outshines many so-called "modern" cars. I'd wholeheartedly recommend this car to anyone in search of a reliable daily driver or looking to venture into the world of car enthusiasts. While not much is currently done to the car itself, I'm excited to see where this car is within the next couple of years or so, as I do have a lot of plans for it.

Current Setup

  • Suspension: Tein Street Advance Coilovers
  • Performance: AEM V2 Cold Air Intake
  • Exterior: HIC Rear Window Spoiler
  • Interior: Coverlay MFG Dashboard Cover

Planned Upgrades

  • Performance: Tsudo Catback Exhaust
  • Performance: RV6 Catless J-Pipe
  • Performance: RV6 Pre-Cat Delete
  • Performance: Hondata Flash Pro
  • Exterior: OEM Acura A-Spec Body Kit