I thought installation would be a little scary, but it was a breeze! The box says that there are no instructions inside, and I couldn't get instructions off Tim's site, so I improvised.
This is what I did: (Some of these instructions are on the templates that are included)
(1) wiped off the area where the BSMs are going to be stuck on using alcohol wipes
(2) taped the template on using scotch tape
(3) Peeled the backing off the BSM
(4) Attached to MDX by bending the BSM so that only a small part of the flat edge was touching the car at the door edge (I started on the front door) and made sure it was straight then slowly rolled the BSM onto the side of the MDX while keeping it exactly even with the bottom of the template.
Notes: (1) the template seems to be labeled wrong - I always thought the right side of the car was the passenger side (US) but the template fits on the right side with the printing on the outside and it says it's the left side! (2) the complaints I've read about in this forum that say that the BSMs don't fit snuggly are true - but the ones I got are very consistent along the entire length and they look fine. (3) the quality of these BSMs are fantastic - I don't understand why they don't come as standard equipment like on my TL-S and my CL.
thanks for the input on installing the bsm's, particularly which side the templates go on. It means i'll be less confused when i get the bsm's from tim tomorrow!!!! Nice to know they not only can help prevent dings, but look good too!
I put mine on with no problems and notice no gaps. They look great. Now, whether or not they're in the "right" place is another question...but, if they're wrong, they're wrong consistently on both sides!
mdxxxx - you missed the boat! The group buy ended last friday. I missed the boat the first time, too, but we got another one going. Call Tim and see.
As far as a gap - yes, there's a little gap that is pretty consistent. Doesn't bother me at all. My MDX is Red Rock Pearl - maybe the different colors enhance the 'gap' a bit and make it look worse.
Interesting to think that you could put the BSMs in the wrong place! The position between the bottom and top of the doors is pretty well laid out if you use the templates. The positioning left and right is pretty obvious. The shorter piece, the one that goes on the rear door, has a beveled end (the flat end, not the pointed end) that goes flush with the front edge of the rear door. The reason it is beveled is to give it enough room to open the door without it hitting the rear edge of the front door. Then the longer piece, the one that goes on the front door, starts flush with the rear edge of the front door and the pointed end points toward the front tire. I was a little confused at first, so I looked in the 'gallery' forum to see how others had installed them and saw one guy who installed his with what appears to be a several inch gap between the two 'flat' ends - with neither flat end abutting the edge of the door. I also had the advantage of looking at my 2002 TL-S which has BSMs as standard equipment and they are installed as I described above.
I would love BSM ...but I need them in Emerald Green which I know can painted for an additional charge.
Aren't there any other Emerald Green MDX'ers out there that would like to try for a group paint job ..? Is that a possibility Tim ?! 4:
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I'd like to mention a couple of things about Group Buys.
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Hi MODs, actually not going to start this group buy until next week. Thanks.
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I was curious is anybody was interested in a group buy from integrated solutions for an iPod adaptor
See the ebay link and depending on the interest i will contact the vendor and find out what kind of discount we can get.
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