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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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If you wouldn't mind, will you post a full side profile picture of these bars on your x? Thanks
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Installation Instructions

Just in case anyone buys these and they get the crappy instructions in the box, here are the instruction both Spyder (the manuf.) and ZS Racing (the vendor) sent me via email.

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They look real good on black. Doesn't look like they stick out as far as the Acura boards either....which is only complain wife has about the sport boards...hard to keep from dragging pants across them.

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Thanks for the review. Found a set used and might pick these up! ood to know everything bolts on and is a easy install. Did it come with that black piece between the door and side skirt?
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Did it come with that black piece between the door and side skirt?
Black piece between the door and the side skirt? Not sure I know what you mean.
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Black piece between the door and the side skirt? Not sure I know what you mean.
He's likely talking about the black plastic trim piece that runs under the doors and up into the door jam. This style of board doesn't require replacement, but the Advance/Sport boards do because they basically replace that piece.

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Nice, for the price, it's not a bad deal at all!
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I think aftermarket parts are worth to buy. I am not saying to all but read some reviews and then buy. Even most of OEM parts also are manufactured by third party not by company itself. In way all those are aftermarket only.


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I just installed these myself couple weeks back. StPeteAPB is right though - the instructions that come with the package are useless. Use the one he posted. Works well. Pretty durable. There is one thing that bothers me though - after the install, it appears one side is more in towards the car than the other end..like, the step for the driver side appears to be more close to the body of the car, then the step for the passenger side. Could just be my eyes though but i think I see it on StPeteAPB's photos as well.
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I just installed these myself couple weeks back. StPeteAPB is right though - the instructions that come with the package are useless. Use the one he posted. Works well. Pretty durable. There is one thing that bothers me though - after the install, it appears one side is more in towards the car than the other end..like, the step for the driver side appears to be more close to the body of the car, then the step for the passenger side. Could just be my eyes though but i think I see it on StPeteAPB's photos as well.
Loosen up ALL of the bolts and pull the side that seems too far in ... out, and then tighten it all back up. Mine was a little lopsided, at first, too, 'til I loosened a few things up to pull the one lopsided side out a little.
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Loosen up ALL of the bolts and pull the side that seems too far in ... out, and then tighten it all back up. Mine was a little lopsided, at first, too, 'til I loosened a few things up to pull the one lopsided side out a little.
Hey StPeteAPB, cool, thanks for the tip. I'll work on it a bit this weekend to see if I can get the one lopsided side pulled out a little. Other than that, it's a solid equipment and makes the MDX look much nicer.
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Just in case anyone buys these and they get the crappy instructions in the box, here are the instruction both Spyder (the manuf.) and ZS Racing (the vendor) sent me via email.

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I wish I would have seen this sooner

I got the stainless version. The included instruction are not only crappy BUT outright wrong! I was able to figure out the correct way and your pdf confirmed that. Thanks!

The main difference I see from your version (besides being stainless) is that they used 10mm bolts on the actual step bars on mine.
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bought these step bars for my 02 mdx a few years back, they look very similar to the OEM ones yet they were much cheaper, but still look great!
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Sorry to bring up an older thread, but I bought a set of the chrome running boards / nerf bars, and when trying to install them, I noticed the pre-drilled holes, weren't actually pre-drilled. They only went roughly 1/4" into the frame...has anyone had to actually DRILL holes into the frame for these?

btw: The black ones look great on your X!
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