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Not that I'm a proponent of low profile tires on an SUV, but people buy different vehicles for different reasons. Most people aren't buying SUV's to take them off road. Most people who buy the MDX need the utility, not the off-road capability.
I know this all too well. So do the manufacturers. This is why the majority of Cadillac Escaldes sold come with the 22" wheel option instead of the smoother riding (a little irony there being that it's a Cadillac) 18" wheels that are standard equipment. Or 20's on Range Rovers, X5s, and even the mass market Chevy Tahoe.

It's also why the MDX switched the the Michelin Latitude Tour HP (or Bridgestone Dueler H/L400) from the Michelin Cross Terrain SUV on the 1st generation model. The Latitude is a much better tire for on road use than the old Cross Terrain, but the Cross Terrain is waaaaaay better off road.


My g/f just bought a new SUV recently and I talked her out of the all wheel drive model because A: she wanted the 20" wheel option and B: I know she'll never take it off road. Why spend the extra money to tack on more weight and get less gas mileage? If we ever need something for the snow, I can just borrow a MDX/ZDX from my loaner fleet.


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Since 99 percent of MDX's are using the stock wheels, your logic requires one to conclude that 99 percent of MDX owners think it's ugly!

I just wonder, how did you come up with this number???
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I just wonder, how did you come up with this number???
Counting! All you have to do is walk around and count how many MDXs you see on the street and in parking lots have stock wheels, and how many have aftermarket wheels. There are very, very few of the latter, I've found. I see dozens of MDXs a day, and I often go a whole week or longer without seeing any with aftermarket wheels. Try it!

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I see dozens of MDXs a day, ...
Where do you walk, in an Acura lot? I don't think I've ever seen a dozen MDX's in a month other than when I bring mine into the dealer.
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Where do you walk, in an Acura lot? I don't think I've ever seen a dozen MDX's in a month other than when I bring mine into the dealer.
I see well over a dozen MDX's in a given week.

In fact, I'm on of 3 2nd gens that regularly park on the 7th floor of my garage at work.
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Well I see dozens of them a day. I'd say it's 99% and then some that are still on stock wheels. I see more chromed stock wheels than I do of aftermarket wheels. And if the aftermarket wheels, only half of them are a bigger size than stock.

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i think most people that purchase mdx's are broke after(maybe).
to purchase proper wheels and tires it would cost about $2000-$2500, which some ppl might think they're better off getting something else with that money, cause they're X is already fly as it is, and because they're stock wheels isn't steel rims anyways, and to add an extra $ for the tire pressure gauge to the new wheels too.

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In all honesty, I have to see a MDX w/ Aftermarket rims IRL, I only see Caddy's with the LPT. I see a lot of LPT sports cars in the summer, but they hibernate for winter up here and wait for all the salt to be washed away.
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Where do you walk, in an Acura lot? I don't think I've ever seen a dozen MDX's in a month other than when I bring mine into the dealer.
I never noticed many MDX's in downtown Chicago...until I bought one. Now I also see at least a dozen a day, and that's just driving 3 miles to work & 3 miles home. It's amazing how you start noticing cars that you never noticed before after you buy one (especially if you thought yours would be relatively unique)

I think the MDX (along with many, many other vehicles) can look pretty sharp with certain aftermarket wheels & low-profile tires. I just prefer to keep things stock on my cars, not only because I lease, but also because I like my cars simple & unassuming.

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I never noticed many MDX's in downtown Chicago...until I bought one. Now I also see at least a dozen a day, and that's just driving 3 miles to work & 3 miles home. It's amazing how you start noticing cars that you never noticed before after you buy one (especially if you thought yours would be relatively unique)

I think the MDX (along with many, many other vehicles) can look pretty sharp with certain aftermarket wheels & low-profile tires. I just prefer to keep things stock on my cars, not only because I lease, but also because I like my cars simple & unassuming.
I have to agree with you on the simple an unassuming, but I do have an aftermarket trailer hitch cover (no they are not balls).

Also I wish I had a short commute like that. I do 12 miles each way, granted it is all back roads, so the AWD and All Terrain tires come in handy for that during the winters.
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I see a nice looking 911 w/ a nice large shiny rotor, powder coated caliper, and low profile tire, I think it looks nice. The larger brakes require a larger wheel, while it displays the beauty of the mechanics of the vehicle and gives the vehicle a little bit more performance at speeds on curves.

Though when I see a large SUV or truck sporting low profile tires it looks just wrong. It's like a fat hairy guy wearing the outfit pictured on cover of Victory Secret catalog. It just doesn't work together.

The brake size to wheel size seems very odd. You see this huge wheel and a tiny rotor.

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i must politely diagree with u mr. hostage on this one...i've seen more than one MDX in real life with aftermarket wheels (with low profile tires) that did not look a like a fat hairy man in fish net panties/stockings...it all depends on the overall setup- MDX color, tire/wheel selection etc....

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Why did you just post a photo that looks like a fat hairy guy wearing the outfit pictured on the cover of a Victory Secret catalog?


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Why did you just post a photo that looks like a fat hairy guy wearing the outfit pictured on the cover of a Victory Secret catalog?

Ha!

I've never been a huge fan of black rims myself. If I were going to swap out my wheels, it would be for these sweet 20" ZDX chrome accessory rims:





The second pic was actually posted here in another thread by Priscilla.

Of course, if I had the Advance, I wouldn't mess with a thing - I LOVE the 19" wheels that come with that package.

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Ha!

I've never been a huge fan of black rims myself. If I were going to swap out my wheels, it would be for these sweet 20" ZDX chrome accessory rims:





The second pic was actually posted here in another thread by Priscilla.

Of course, if I had the Advance, I wouldn't mess with a thing - I LOVE the 19" wheels that come with that package.
those ZDX wheels are 'okay' but at a cost of about of over $400 per wheel they're quite boring/stockish in my opinion..with lots of better aftermarket options for that kind of money

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Why did you just post a photo that looks like a fat hairy guy wearing the outfit pictured on the cover of a Victory Secret catalog?

i'm sorry, this viagra blue MDX is prolly more ur style



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