I am hoping to buy an MDX for the Mrs in the next month. She wants the roof rack and I know that the dealers charge a premium for installation. Can I do this myself? I am handy but don't want to damage the car.
Yes, you can do it. Buy it from Tim and you'll get it cheaper, plus with a set of instructions. You might want to do a SEARCH on "install roof rack" or similar wording. Several members prefer other brands of racks, and there's a pretty good thread for Yakima racks at http://www.acuramdx.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3459 . Good luck!
Use the Search feature; there are several old threads that discuss self install (or removal) of the rack. In fact if you do a search of "roof rack" against my userid you will get detailed comments about removing one, which will give you tips on installing one.