Liek the way you have it looking dub.....Why dont you remove the MDX logo on the back? I think it would look hot! without it! The painted splash guards add a real nice touch to it ........Mine are on backorder...as soon as I receive them I look to have them painted as well....looking good....as you said keep on MDXin!!!
re: Color matched "stock" rear deflec and front/rear mudguards
I got them painted at my local Acura/Honda Autherized Body Shop. Spent app $200 to get them painted. It was kinda pricey due to the extra additive used on the guards. The guards are made out of a different material then the deflector. This additive was used to make the paint stick and to resist cracking and peeling since this material is more plyable. Color matching these parts on any MDX i think is a must - incredible difference.
So far so good... the color matched guards are wearing well - guess that extra additive works.
Well dub the only pics I have it this moment are of the twenty inch rims I dropped on my X the restof the parts listed are sitting in my garage waiting to be installed...since it gets dark early I am unable to get it done during the week.....soon enough though...
I went with 275/45/20 Goodyear tire....cant rememeb the name of the tire itself...but its all rolling sweet.....granted not as smooth as the stock wheels, naturally, but overall I still have the smooth ride.
Which tire size/brand did you go with? Did you lower your X?
Nothing out of the norm.....meaning I am not reinventing the wheel....I previously had all panasonic equipment in my M3 and I was pleased with it so I ordered a panasonic dvd/cd head unit at a great price from sounddomain.com and will be ordering the indash 7" screen for the front and a ceiling drop screen for the rear passengers....eventually add an X box and upgrade the speakers and add amps along with a cd changer and dvd changer....I just received the woodash kit...something else to be installed this weekend....
For tire shine i use the Black Magic aresol can stuff and i also get my car washed weekly at a detailing/hand carwash that uses the best trie dressing which is applied with a paint brush. Personally I love the stuff that the dealer uses; tryin to find out what they use and order some.
Anyways, you're right on. You have to let the tire dressing sit in for at least an hour or two; depending on temp and climate. But yes i do get the splash up from the tire dressing if i don't let it cure properly...
re: the stainless side steps
i haven't gotten the maniks because they stick out. I'm tryin to find a place that will chrome the stock side steps.
no that's the stock ride hight, didn't lower it. For tires i used Goodyear Eagle HP Plus 295/40/20. The ride is just as smooth as stock but i got 10 fold better handling due to the with of the new tires.
this is what i want to get done to my X but the installer is out in WA... this is how it should be done though.
do you see any other dubbed out MDX's around your way? i haven't seen any here but have heard about one other...