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This is #1 in a series showing a GG Touring/Nav with most of the exterior accessories.

 

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#2 of the same series . . .

 

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#3 of the same series

 

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#4 from the left rear

 

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#5 from the right rear

 

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#6 from the right front

 

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#7 (fender flairs)

 

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#8 (moonroof visor)

 

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#9 (tailgate deflector)

 

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#10 (Interior shot from the driver's side. Simulated wood trim and surrounding ebony interior looks much brighter than in real life because a strobe was used.)

 

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#11 and final photo (Interior from the passenger's side. Simulated wood trim and surrounding ebony interior looks much brighter than in real life because a strobe was used when the photo was taken.)

 

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Great Shots

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Nice post. Makes me feel like doing something similar instead of mostly just lurking. It was also helpful; you see how the front underbody protection looks from several angles. Thx, that and a trailer hitch usable only for a bike rack are possiblities. And an Acura extended warranty. Any suggestions on these?
As I checked out your pictures and saw many options I also have on my MB Tour/Nav 2 I wondered about side and back protection as well as the front. I have steps, not boards, which do a little something against cars but its just a matter of time until damage starts in suburban NY malls and NYC garages.
 

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As I mentioned on the General Discussions board, I may have ProStripe molding installed on the sides next week to help protect against door dings. If I do, I'll take a couple of photos and post them here so others can see what it looks like. The running boards are virtually worthless in terms of protecting the sides against dings.
 

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great pics!!!
 

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bilmat,

Great pics. Looks sharp.

did the dealer add the accessories or did you do-it-yourself?
 

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The MDX was purchased with the following accessories already installed: nose trim; running boards; fender flairs; moonroof visor; tailgate deflector; cargo cover; wood trimmed steering wheel; burl shift knob; rear mud flaps and wheel locks. I purchased the following item via mail order from Tim at HondaAcura World: wood meter panel trim; all-season floor mats; and the rear cargo mat. The wood meter panel trim, which attaches with two-way tape, only took about five minutes to install.

Last week I installed some dark gray (very close match to the ebony leather) high quality sheepskin seat covers on the two front seats that were custom cut for the MDX. Each cover includes a flap door on the outside portion of the seat backs to allow for the deployment of the airbag. The door is held shut with a few small pieces of Velcro, thus making it invisible to the eye due to the texture of the sheepskin. Should the side airbag deploy, it will cause the Velcro to separate and the flap door to open.

If I wind up adding ProStripe side body molding next week, I'll shoot a few more photos of the molding and sheepskins and post them here.
 

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GREAT PICTURES !!!!!

Love that wood trim w/ the steering wheel & burlwood knob.
I'm getting the steering wheel & probably going to add the dash kit from http://www.exoticwooddash.com

I'm going to get the Fender Flares painted silver to match my Starlight Silver MDX. Moonroof visor, tailgate deflector are a must too !

Are the mud flaps a strange color?
I don't think they match your specific MDX color, right?
Probably get those too....keep the rear of the truck from getting dirty & scratched up.

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I read in the Town Hall that others also are having their fender flairs painted the same color as their MDX. (Or maybe it was your post I read.) I had considered having mine painted GG, but wound liking the slight contrast in color between the flairs and the GG.

As to the rear mud flaps, I'm quite sure they only come in flat black, which is the color on mine. They are almost a necessity, otherwise rocks and stones will chip away at the paint on the lower panel behind the rear wheels.

Good luck with your SS. You are going to LOVE IT!
 

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SIde Step or Running Board as Protection

bilmat said:
As I mentioned on the General Discussions board, I may have ProStripe molding installed on the sides next week to help protect against door dings. If I do, I'll take a couple of photos and post them here so others can see what it looks like. The running boards are virtually worthless in terms of protecting the sides against dings.
It was suggested to me that the side step or running boards would both stop an errant car door before it made contact with the MDX door. The main exposure would be to other SUV's.
Thx - 3 wks w/MB tour/nav + opts
 

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I can't see how the running boards are going to stop much of anything. They only protrude out from the side of the MDX an inch, if that. In fact, if you site along the side of the vehicle, the edge of the board appears to be in line with the outside of the front and rear tires. Given that most car doors are somewhat concave, it seems likely to me that the first point of contact between someone else's car door and the side of the MDX would be roughly 18 inches or so below the door handle. Now I'm referring to the running boards. The side steps may protrude further, thus allowing greater protection.
 
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