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no but for real i was wondering this guy was hollin bout makin a big brake kit for the legend. Now seeing how the RL is the Legend and Comptech and Brembo teamed up on the One Lap of America for that RL and made a big brake kit for it WHHYYY-IYIY-IYYY wont it fit the legend.

this is kind of confusing to me. any input is welcomed.
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Thai.95LCoupe said:
I like the way the RL look with rims, screens and buttons... But there is no way someone is buying one for preformance.. No way..
Why not? People invest in big brake kits for the big sedans from Mercedes and BMW. There are even people in the SCCA who race Ford Taurus' and Oldsmobile Auroras.

They make stuff like that for the RL cause they know someone will buy it.

Same stuff was said over 20 years ago when Oscar Jackson started selling race stuff for Hondas.
infinite said:

Big sedans from MB and BMW are much more powerful and much faster. At least for BMW, there are superchargers available for their sedan application. They are made to be more of a sport sedan in upper luxury market.

The RL is Acura's top of the line luxury sedan with almost no aftermarket performance support. It is underpowered to begin with, that is why there is b!tching going on that if Acura wants to stay competitive it needs to go RWD and V8 for the RL. Anyway, for the current RL, a big brake upgrade just doesn't make sense.
I think you missed the point I was trying to make. Look at the sedans from those companies that are similar to the RL in terms of exterior dimensions and engine bhp.

Mercedes E320 has 221hp
BMW 530i has 225hp

Those cars have a much stronger aftermarket support than the RL, yet their no more powerful and not much quicker than the Acura. In my opinion, the consumer demographics for these cars are the same when you ignore individual preferences (example: prefering RWD to FWD).

Going back to the original question about why there is a big brake kit available for the RL... I still say, why not?
infinite said:

... I was thinking strictly along the lines of say, the E430 V8 running 275hp and 295tq, the E55AMG V8 running 349hp and 391tq, or even the 540i V8 running 290hp and 324tq..... These are true sport sedans, wouldn't you agree?
Do I agree? Absolutely. But before big sport sedans like these became popular, I'm sure that the tuners and manufacturers started with sedans that appeared more luxurious than sporty to the masses. Everything starts with an idea and money.
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