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After 6 months of reading anything and everything on this site, and 2 months of waiting for my MDX, I finally got the call, in 2-3 weeks it “should” arrive (Black/Saddle touring). I now summarize my 6 month education process at this turning point.

For those who actively participate in posting on the site, below is a list of how my thought process has been sculpted/corrupted by you. And for all those new members, these are some of the topics/lessons learned.

1. “Search before you post” -- The site took a whole new life when I actively started using the search engine

2. “Less is good too” -- More accessories does not necessarily mean a better MDX, buy what feels and looks right to you

3. “What is interesting to you may not be to your spouse” -- Don’t bug your spouse about every possible accessory/option/third party or he/she may ban you from the computer (lesson learned) example: if you are torn between the chrome Maniks vs. the black OEM sidesteps or the silver powdercoating, don’t invite her to see every picture that is posted on the subject

4. “1000 words” -- If possible, take some pictures and share with the other members, they speak a 1000 words. Those that have posted with pictures of installation, DVD setups, Maniks, … Thanks!

5. “Weeping, seat hair …” – Although there are complaints about many issues, generally most all members do not regret their purchase

6. “Have fun and a sense of humor” – Some of the most enjoyable threads are when members engage in a little trash talking about various subjects.

7. “Motorhead” – You don’t have to be knowledgeable about cars to be accepted on this site. Even after all the re-assurances from members about how easy it is to install the body side molding, I still am having the dealer install, but I am sure nobody will hold that against me.

8. “Zaino” -- Buy Zaino for detailing and leverage off of “The Worms” knowledgeable posts

9. “Tim” -- Buy accessories from Tim at Hondacuraworld.com , especially those that require little or no installation

10. “MSRP, but worth it” -- The MDX appears to be a great SUV, worthy of MSRP, waiting list and dealer challenges faced by many members on this board

I could go on and on, however my "wife imposed" time limit for tonight expired. All this “work” and she is the one who gets the X when it arrives. Life is not fair.
 

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Wow, you've been busy lurking, haven't you!

Good job on the "takeaways" - you pass!

re: #7. We won't hold it against you, but the complete rule is "If you aren't installing BSMs yourself, don't tell anyone and take the fifth if necessary. Or, claim it's a dealer-forced accessory. Alternately, blame your wife and say she forbids you from doing it." That is excusable.

There's probably a #11 in there, too, but you don't have your 'X yet so will find out later:

This place might cost u a fortune (you see it = you might want it) even @ Tim's great prices and the webhunting we do for stuff Tim doesn't carry.

Welcome to our world.
 

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Damn that Worm!

Worm's exactly right--I spent $$ upgrading to Sylvania Silverstars (which I love)--because of The Worm! Not to mention Zaino dollars. Hmm...maybe I should stop reading his posts...my wife would be happy!

Rob :cool:
 

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Hey, Rob, Alvin's the culprit on the Silverstars! He hooked me up w/those. I think that's the lowest cost thing I got, tho :) Well worth it, of course!
 

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jshanklin-- for a rookie, you are all right(jk about the rookie thing)

hey guys- what are the silverstars- damn i thought i had done all the things i needed to do to join this frat!:D
 

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oops i just answered my own question(about the silverstars). all u got to do is click on TheWorm's link--duh
 

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Rookie

Thanks for the welcome.

Hey MDXLuvr, I embrace the rookie status, especially when it means that my MDX is on the way. When looking for Silverstars see "lesson #1", then #6.

With a baby on the way, allocation of resources will be a struggle. Crib or backup sensors? Silverstars or diapers?

TheWorm, I retract my recent post saying I am not installing the BSM, instead I take the Fifth, as is the fashion of the day, i.e. "Enronism".
 

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Rshanklin,

I have a feeling you're going to fit in here just fine...and remember--once that bundle of joy comes along, don't forget to be excited about the baby that's on its way too! ;)

MDXLuvr--I don't know if you have stock headlights, but let me tell you, the Silverstars are well worth the $$...

Rob :cool:
 

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Re: Rookie

rshanklin said:
TheWorm, I retract my recent post saying I am not installing the BSM, instead I take the Fifth, as is the fashion of the day, i.e. "Enronism".
don't you mean "Moronism":D

oh and you are right about #1, and #6. see you can teach an old dog new tricks:D
 
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