KES said:A hint on holding the hitch in place while installing the bolts. Rather than using a jack I used long zip ties and just kept tightening them in sequence until the hitch was in place. Then cut one tie with a pair of snips and install the bolt. Repeat for the other bolts. Very easy and safe.
The Valley hitch will not work with a full size spare for the Gen 2 MDX (not a problem for me since I don't have a FSS ).dorkygrin said:
One question: were you able to retain your full-size spare with the Valley hitch?
A 6" socket extension should do the trick.kenny213 said:One question. How the heck did you tighten the lower rear most bolts (the ones closest to the bumper). I can't figure out how to tighten them. Sockets and open head wrenches don't fit.
You can still hang the punctured full size tire under the car but it will have to sit under the hitch. Or you can put it the car itself.TrunkMonkey said:Hi Everyone
I too am debating on which hitch to get for an 08 with plans plan to use it for mounting a bike and snowboard rack only. But what happens if you have a flat and you need to put on the donut, where would you store your full size wheel then?
i could install it for you for 150 =Pfjr44 said:Thanks for pics and the info. I just got the front and rear garnish for my 07 X. Was installing the rear garnish but I am tentative to remove the bumper after I took the screws out because I am afraid that I will break the clips. Did you just pull it out? Thnaks.
Debating whether to bring it to the dealer. They will install both for 190.