Definitely go for snows. I live in NH and had them on my RL for 8 winters. TireRack.com is good. Bridgestone Blizzaks. I have a set of stock RL wheels for a 96 RL if you are interested ($200 + shipping).
Glasses case is a poor design. Often breaks
The chrome peeling on door handles is common as well.
I have some parts from my old 96 RL that may fit. I can check if you are interested. ([email protected]
I suggest getting the technical manual. It is a free download at pdftown.com. Search on "Acura RL". 40 MB download.