The tiptronic transmissions on the 02-03 TL's had problems. Those were the only Acura's that had a factory recall on the transmission.dexmix on Feb/07/04 said:this is just heresay, but the tiptronics are not reliable transmissions, and get rebuilt often, especially if you beat on em.
Trust me, you don't want it to perform like his. Seriously.BLuE_By_YoU on Feb/07/04 said:Well the reason i ask is cuz a buddy of mine has tiptronic on his Lude and his shifts are so fast and it sounds like a formula one car.... almost sequential
If you also go to Honda... you'll see that all the sport shift transmissions equipped on all the Prelude suck ass, and fail due to premature wear.
They were not recalled, but an extended warranty is now offered, and everyone who has had to repair them, is eligible for a full refund. This applies to all 97-01 Preludes and 00-01 Accords. The number of customers who have brought their vehicles in due to this problem is in the thousands.
Trust me, I've driven the sport shift Prelude. It's terrible. My buddy has one and side by side, just the simple fact that he cannot launch the vehicle gives him the disadvantage, but he cannot even keep close, due to gear ratios, lowered redline, etc. Both vehicles are bone stock, but there's a HUGE difference when we race, and it's because hes equipped with 2 pedals and a crap tranny.
- A former GSR, now current Prelude owner.
Quote: Hakamoto on Feb/11/04 The tiptronic transmissions on the 02-03 TL's had problems. Those were the only Acura's that had a factory recall on the transmission.
The only ACURAs. But since Acura is made by Honda, check out all the warranty extensions and recalls on torque convertors that went out on the Prelude, Accord, and Oddysey!
Quote: BLuE_By_YoU on Feb/11/04 thats what i mean if i get an H22 swap with the tiptronic tranny if it'll perform like his.Cuz everything on his ride is stock execpt for minor mods(intake,exhaust,ignition etc...)