New Load Adjusting Rear Shocks for MDX - Page 4 - Acura MDX Forum : Acura MDX SUV Forums
Register Home Forums Active Topics Auto Loans Photo Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance
MDXers.org is the premier Acura MDX Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 08-15-2012, 07:33 AM   #46 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 854
That is one insane towing set up. As is, the trailer hitch weight is so far behind the rear axle that the load is on the rear axle.
How does it look with the boat hitched directly up to the car?
Here is what I 'd try and do. Remove the adapter between car and trailer. Put the boat trailer directly on the car. Add weight distributing hitch between car and trailer. Add a bike mount at the rear of the boat trailer.
boston is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #47 (permalink)
Registered User
 
tolson37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 762
Mount the bikes on the boat tongue and move the boat closer to your x.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
tolson37 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #48 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 415
Realistically, it's still not going to help I'm afraid. Putting the bikes on the back of the boat trailer is out of question (it's an I/O motor) - there is no such option on the trailer. Plus, even if it was, that would put a serious extra weight on the trailer which may harm it too.

I just need a new ride with air adjustable suspension I'm afraid.
yogi799 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #49 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 77
You need the Airlift 1000 ASAP.

You set up is not safe.
Who has loaded down their X the most and has pics to prove it?
mjbrox is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #50 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 415
Yup, I want to... that's cool and looks simple to install (other than drilling the darn hole). I've contacted perk to double-check, is the Air Lift 1000 for Honda Pilot the one we need to use? The web site says no kit for MDX exists, but he installed it successfully.
yogi799 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #51 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 415
Got me the Air Lift 1000, thanks a tonne for your suggestion mj. Can't wait to lift my rear up with that awesome kit. Itching to have it installed soon... arrghhh....

It says Pilot/Odyssey by the way, so once again just like the load adjusting shocks, we gotta rely on the Odyssey as MDX is not listed as available.
yogi799 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #52 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
I bought these off Amazon (2 of them in a box for $98) and put them on this weekend. My vehicle usually sags when I load up all the kids and their friends, but now it rides level. My old shocks were toast and my tires were all chopped up because of them, I notice that the tires don't angle out now like they did with the old shocks. Too bad my tires were already toast and I have to buy new ones anyway. Great shocks though, I don't tow anything so this works for me since I have a several people in the vehicle all the time.
PuddinSkins is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #53 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 415
I've rotated my tires inside to outside (white lettering outside) and now have additional year or so on mine. The shop tried to convince me my tires are trash but of course what else would they say... If there are no steel belts showing, they're probably just fine (especially since under heavy load there is still more weight on the inside of the tire which now has a lot more thread to spare after the swap).
yogi799 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2012, 11:43 PM   #54 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 415
My final AirLift 1000 vs Monroe Load-Adjusting shocks summary:

http://www.mdxers.org/forums/73-2001...nsion-sag.html
yogi799 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #55 (permalink)
Super Senior Member

 
phins2rt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 5,902
Is anyone getting any noises with the Monroe shocks? I installed these about a month and a half ago and the past few weeks I have noticed a definite clunk form the rear passenger area. I think I will swap back my old shock and see if the noise goes away.
__________________
08 X Sport/Ent -- Sterling Gray/Ebony
03 X Touring/RES -- Taffeta White/Saddle

02 Honda S2000 -- Berlina Black/Black
99 Acura RL -- Naples Gold Metallic/Parchment
12 Toyota Avalon Limited
phins2rt is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #56 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 92
Send a message via AIM to Simi_MDX
Check/tighten your bolts. That usually does the trick. On my other car, one of the bolts were not torqued right and fell off causing the clunk.
Simi_MDX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 09:49 PM   #57 (permalink)
Registered User
 
kghjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by phins2rt View Post
Is anyone getting any noises with the Monroe shocks? I installed these about a month and a half ago and the past few weeks I have noticed a definite clunk form the rear passenger area. I think I will swap back my old shock and see if the noise goes away.
No clunks but a lot of moans and groans. I'll try spraying it with silicone and see what happens.
__________________
MidnightMDX's FAQ
2005 MDX
1964 Ranchero


Call Tim Poliniak for Acura parts 1-866-347-8355
kghjr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #58 (permalink)
Super Senior Member

 
phins2rt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 5,902
Update: swapped out the Monroes with the KYBs to see if the noise went away. It did. Put the Monroes back on and the noise is still gone. It took a couple of weeks for the noise to show itself so we will see. As far As I could tell, the bolts were torqued fine initially.
__________________
08 X Sport/Ent -- Sterling Gray/Ebony
03 X Touring/RES -- Taffeta White/Saddle

02 Honda S2000 -- Berlina Black/Black
99 Acura RL -- Naples Gold Metallic/Parchment
12 Toyota Avalon Limited
phins2rt is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #59 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7
06 shocks installed

Just installed these shocks, wow, awesome .
I pull 25 boat,what a difference.
Thanks for the post
proprepairman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2013, 05:56 AM   #60 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Hi, new to the mdxers forum and wanted to say a big thanks for the info, just received the sensa trac shocks put them on and as everyone else has said it made a huge difference, So thank you.
Now I want to do the front struts, am I better to stick with original struts, or is there a better option for those who tow caravans, a thought did occur if I've replaced rear shocks that were suitable for odyssey could the same be used for the front ? Any advice there would be greatly appreciated.
Madbadbilly3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Acura MDX Forum : Acura MDX SUV Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Random Question

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:26 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Copyright 2000-2010 MDXers.org. All Rights Reserved.