I see you are new to the board, so perhaps a quick explanation would be in order. Do a quick search with the site's search engine for Hondacuraworld. I have not had the opportunity to do business with Tim yet, but many, many members on this site have and their praise can be found everywhere. Tim was to modest to tell you all this, but I doubt you can find better deals or superior service ANYWHERE (sorry, didn't mean to yell).
We put the running boards on our 01 GG, and have loved them. Enjoy.
Tim gets my VOTE!!! I ordered side steps from him. Not hard at all to install just takes time a good afternoon will do. They are light so you really wont need a helper. All in all ordering from Tim vs Dealer saved me 1500 dollars.
GS, There is also an alternative side step made by Manik that is rather popular on the site - click on the Manic! link below to see what they look like. They're really for those of us in the 'younger' crowd, or at least young at heart...
Not to belabor the praises for Tim at Hondacuraworld.com, but he deserves credit where credit is due. I ordered runningboard and base roof rack from him this week. They were shipped same day as ordered, PLUS both before and after the order Tim was a pleasure to do business with and patient with my newby questions (I don't even pick up my new 2002 GG until Tuesday next week! Must be the last of the GGs, huh?)
Might want to re-consider the need for running boards on the X.
Due to the entry height of the vehicle, the boards are not necessary and actually
pose a problem when exiting. If you need that look, and the money is burning a hole in your pocket, go for it.
When we bought the MDX my wife did not see a need for Running Boards or Steps; she thought the height was OK. Our kids are older so no problem there.
As the months went on and the miles piled up she decided that Steps would be useful because she wears skirts a lot. So in general I agree that the MDX does not need/require help for most people they are useful for young kids, older people, and good looking women in short skirts:2:
That said we prefer the SideSteps over the Running Boards.
How tall are you? I am tall and I test drove an MDX with running boards. They were in the way. They repeatedly slimed the back of my pants when I got out. Using it to actually step into or out of the MDX is just silly, especially for someone with legs as long as mine.
And, they look better without them.
But, if you want them, I agree that Tim is the best priced resource for accessories. I have been happy with everything I have gotten from him.