Good catch, right??? I am JRZYJESSE and I thought it looked like a great deal. They guy even ended the auction early when i bid the $199.MDXtrous said:Why not try this one? It's $199 painted. I would have gone with this one if I knew ahead of time. I paid $423 including the paint job.
superdave said:Just as a small reminder. After u drill through the tailgate, make sure u wash away any small metal filings. They will rust quickly and cause u unbelievable amounts of anguish. I had some filings on the back bumper but they washed off
jessenj has hit the nail on the head.jessenj said:Well, the deflector itself is of really decent quality, the only problem i had was that the screw holes in the deflector don't match up to the anchor marks on the tailgate itself. However, I didn't realize that they don't quite match up until after I'd drilled the holes in the tailgate, so the next thing to do was to drill new holes in the deflector. What a pain in the ass. Basically, I'll break it down like this:
The Deflector is definitely worth the price
It is excellent quality and very firm for being very light
The paint job is a perfect match
Screw holes aren't aligned properly
The instructions absolutely SUCK (3 lines of text typed on a page)
Didn't come with sealer or a rubber gasket (had some kind of foam)
Took a while to receive
The screws are not philips or flat, they are square-holed
Overall, once I got it on, it looks GREAT! Honestly. I will post some pix. Just to note, the MDX was extremely easy to drill through, but if I were going to do the install again, I'd definitely buy a punch-tool to mark my drill spot. Its a little tough to drill through paint and clearcoat.