What are the mods for an Acura MDX?
Typical stage 1 mods often include: Alloy wheels, Panel air filter, Remap, Sports exhaust, Lighter flywheel, Suspension upgrade (drop 30-40mm). Typical stage 2 mods often include: high flow fuel injector, fuel pump upgrades, Ported and polished head, Fast road cam, Power/Sport clutch.
What should the torque band be on an Acura MDX?
We suggest that you fit performance suspension and lower the car by 23mm – 40 mm. Larger drops require arch work – especially on models already equipped with performance suspension. Top end power should be your overall aim on the MDX with a nice fat peak torque band.
What do alloy wheels do for an Acura MDX?
Alloy wheel upgrades. Alloy wheels can help the brake cooling and are generally less heavy than the steel ones. Large MDX alloy wheels can decrease performance. If you get big alloy wheels you will be changing your final drive ratio.
What kind of transmission fluid does an Acura MDX use?
Use three quarts of regular transmission fluid and flush two more times. The third flush, add in 1.7 quarts of transmission fluid and 1.3 quarts of VTM. Figure 2. Flushing your transmission can go a long way to restoring your MDX’s performance.
Where is the third gear switch on an Acura MDX?
It is located just below and to the left of the fuse box. Just remove the air intake tube, then pop off the electrical connector and put a socket on it. The third gear switch is behind the splash guard in the driver’s side front wheel well. Pull off the splash guard and the fender well cover, and there it is.
Why is my torque converter not working on my Acura MDX?
If you have let it go too long and got to those switches too late, you could have burned up your TC. If your sensors were not replaced in time, this could have caused your torque converter to overheat and become damaged. The most common weak point in the automatic transmission of late model Acura’s is actually the torque converter.
Why is my transmission grinding in my Acura MDX?
One of the most common complaints with MDX owners is hearing or feeling a grinding noise emanating from somewhere in the transmission. If you have performed Step 1 already, you should be able to relax and not necessarily worry about gears grinding away to nothing or pieces of transmission breaking off into your pan.