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Old 04-28-2011, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2011 MDX sport running board.

I just ordered sport running board OTD $350 for my new 2011 MDX. Great deal! I also order all season mats $128. Now, I need to shop around for installation of the running board. Will let you guys know. My next upgrade will be front/rear lower garnish.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do the install yourself and save even more money! It's a pretty straight-forward installation procedure, and detailed instructions can be found right here on this site.
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It is a pretty simple install, definitely a DIY. The instructions are included with the RBs and are very clear.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 on DIY... It's pretty straightforward process. BTW I got Advanced Running Boards for my MDX for $275 (yup u r reading it correct ) . Actually smbdy ordered them and then decided not to use them. So put 'em on craigslist for sale, which I grabbed for my X.
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Thanks, guy. With the new car, I'm nervous, but I'll take your advice and DIM. I can't wait for it to arrive home. Will post pix once it done.
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Irs completely bolt on. Easy instructions. Just take your time. Youll save alot of money.
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Great deal, where is the best/most reliable place to shop for them? (new user here)
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Great deal, where is the best/most reliable place to shop for them? (new user here)
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Thanks, guy. With the new car, I'm nervous, but I'll take your advice and DIM. I can't wait for it to arrive home. Will post pix once it done.
Initially I too was little hesitant doing it myself, but thought to giving it a shot and if it doesn't turn out well I could always take professional aid. And everything went just fine. Also one more suggestion, if possible take a helping hand from friend/family. Reason is, it would be more fun and you would really be able to use additional pair of hands especially when removing sill panel.

Looking forward to see sm pix!
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Thanks, guy. With the new car, I'm nervous, but I'll take your advice and DIM. I can't wait for it to arrive home. Will post pix once it done.
A few tip from my installation of the running board
1 - Have the right tools, the required sockets are metric, so make sure you have the correct one.
2 - When removing the original trim piece, in the step that you need to pull it forward and then remove, just use brute force to pull forward.
3 - When mounting the mounting brackets, don't tighten all the screws. It makes aligning the running board much easier. Tighten everything after the board is mounted.
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A few tip from my installation of the running board
1 - Have the right tools, the required sockets are metric, so make sure you have the correct one.
2 - When removing the original trim piece, in the step that you need to pull it forward and then remove, just use brute force to pull forward.
3 - When mounting the mounting brackets, don't tighten all the screws. It makes aligning the running board much easier. Tighten everything after the board is mounted.

It also help if you can get a 2nd hand when mounting the running boards. I just installed a set on my '08. I managed to installed it myself, but it would be easier to have an extra hand when mounting on the running board to the brackets.

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, thank you all of you who were encourage me to DIY. Yes, it took times and I had an extra hand to do the job right. It was a challenge to line up the board with the 6 screws from the hanger, especially you do it only by yourself.

Anyway, here are some pix. I just got the boards today and installed it late and I took the pix at night in my garage and they are not that clear.









Just in case that you didn't see the before pix. Here's the link from "new member introduction"
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My next upgrade will be front/rear lower garnish. I'm looking for a good deal now.

Once again, thank you everyone!
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Looks fantastic! Great work! With the money you saved, I recommend getting the fender trim. It's a small detail, but I really think it finishes the look of the MDX and makes it look like an even nicer vehicle. I put them on both of my MDXs and think they look great. Also, your front/rear garnishes will look awesome too!
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Thanks, Jsilas. I'll keep that in mine. Anyway, got quote for both front/rear garnishes for $640. Anyone can go lower than this?
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aiia - doesnt that look alot better! And you saved alot of money! Good job!
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