AcuraMDX2002 said:Are the OEMs from 'Tim' (Code: 08L33-S3V-200F Retail: $549.00 Your Price: $432.99) the same as the ones I could get from my local dealer (if I wanted to pay the price)?
I'm asking for two reasons: First, I saw the ones the dealer puts on and they are really nice. Second, depending on the shipping cost, it might not be all that more expensive and might be quicker to get them locally.
I know I save a ton of money buying options from Tim and installing it myself. Qouted price for splash guard $96 from the Dealers, from Tim $48 and it took 30 mins to install. SS they were qouted @ 1K from Tim I got them for 432. Well you see the savings.AcuraMDX2002 said:I'm gong to stop at my local friendly dealer today to find out how much it's going to cost (not including installation) and I'll post it here so we can all see the difference - I would guess the price will be around $600.00. We'll see. I'll also ask for an estimate on installation so we can all see how much we're saving by doing it ourselves.
AcuraMDX2002 said:I almost hate to post this, but my dealer BEAT Tim's price (I inadvertently told him the wrong price) but I had to pay sales tax (6%) so the total was a little more than I would've paid if I ordered them, but I got them today and put them on when I got home - theuy are really cool. And to think that I almost got the running boards....
I believe if you install them they would be covered for a 30-60 day period. If the dealer rips you off they will include it in the extended warranty. But like you said damage wouldn't be covered under the extended warranty. But you can bet if I even find a chip or minor defect during my warranty I will demand full replacement considering what they charged me initially. It's still much better and wiser to do yourself and not thru the dealer. I was just to busy in my work to consider, so I had the dealer do it. At that point they already raped me so why not go for the gusto!!! Once raped how much worse could it be!!!AcuraMDX2002 said:I think I read in this forum that OEM parts installed by the owner are still covered under the warranty - is that right? I would think my side steps would be covered (as would those purchased from, say, HAW) for manufacturers defects, which is what I would think would be the only problems you could have with them (other than damage which wouldn't be covered under the warranty, right?)
AcuraMDX2002 said:I'm not so sure that getting what you want, when you want it, is necessarily getting raped! I would have normally let the dealer rape me for the side steps, cd changer, cargo net, and roof racks, but I didn't want to wait for delivery