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Old 09-10-2014, 03:59 PM
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2014+ MDX Custom Front Grill: Interest?

Hello, I am trying to organize a list of potential people who are interested in a custom aftermarket front grill.

I am contacting sources to manufacture one for us, a design TBD. I know it's hard to "commit" to something that isn't yet made, but IMO anything is better than the factory grill.

Definitely need to get an idea of how many people would be interested.

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Old 09-11-2014, 03:33 AM
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It's an MDX. Just drive it.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:23 AM
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It's an MDX. Just drive it.
If you're not interested, don't reply.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:51 AM
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Correct me if I am wrong but I think the radar is mounted behind the grill (right behind the Acura emblem). So it may not be possible to modify the grill without affecting the related safety functions.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:49 AM
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Correct me if I am wrong but I think the radar is mounted behind the grill (right behind the Acura emblem). So it may not be possible to modify the grill without affecting the related safety functions.
The radar is behind the grill, but I don't think it's behind the emblem. It's odd, I think every other car company's radar is integral to the grill itself, not behind it.
To answer the question, I am definitely interested in something more appealing than the factory grill.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:24 PM
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Some 'carbon-look' vinyl on the beak goes a long way towards making it look better. IMO, anyway.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:31 PM
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If it doesn't cheapen the look of the MDX, I'll be interested. I paid $50k for this and I'm not looking to slap on mesh grilles.

In my opinion the stock grille looks fine so I'm curious to see what other design others might have.
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Try to come up a design and let us give you feedback. Would love to see it!
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:19 PM
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A lot of options out there to copy. I like the Highlander black grill (without the monster "Everyday" emblem and bar.)


What were they thinking? "Let's copy Acura"?











Or Chrome it...............










Or Go all Honeycomb.......................













Or maybe just some rims and grafix...............





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Old 06-18-2015, 09:43 PM
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Some 'carbon-look' vinyl on the beak goes a long way towards making it look better. IMO, anyway.
I happen to like the stock grill ok,but I like yours better!
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:46 PM
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Some 'carbon-look' vinyl on the beak goes a long way towards making it look better. IMO, anyway.
Was this a do it yourself project?
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I happen to like the stock grill ok,but I like yours better!
Thanks! It turned out really nice, if I do say so myself.

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Was this a do it yourself project?
Yep, and took less than an hour. If I were to do it again I'd do it in two pieces, since I ended up having to cut it right above the Acura emblem and put a splice there anyway.

The vinyl I used is relatively stretchy, and the adhesive is said to have micro-grooves in it to let air out, so you don't tend to trap air under it and get bubbles.

I used the same material on the shiny trim around the lower screen and console edges to stop it from blinding me when the sun hits it.

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The vinyl I used is relatively stretchy, and the adhesive is said to have micro-grooves in it to let air out, so you don't tend to trap air under it and get bubbles.

I used the same material on the shiny trim around the lower screen and console edges to stop it from blinding me when the sun hits it.

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Where did you find the material?
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Ebay! Search for" Black 3D Dry Carbon Fiber Vinyl Sheet Film Bubble Free Air Release" and you should find it. Pretty inexpensive too. Mine came from seller 'ionicparts'

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Oh how i hate when i get blinded by the sun reflecting off those interior trims. What was Acura thinking? Sometimes i have to grab something from the back seat to cover them with...
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RonJon Sport Design did a custom grille for the 9-11 TL, along with aero kits for Accords, CL and 04-11 TLs. They might be a good resource to check into doing a redesign of the +14 MDX grille? They are outstanding to work with and put out very high quality products. I have RonJon rims on my RDX and MDX. I bet they would even entertain the possibility of rear lip kit for dual exhaust if there is enough interest.

LINK: http://www.ronjonsportdesign.com/grilles.html
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Oh how i hate when i get blinded by the sun reflecting off those interior trims. What was Acura thinking? Sometimes i have to grab something from the back seat to cover them with...
$15 and 10 minutes of your time will render them satin black and non-glaring.
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Oh how i hate when i get blinded by the sun reflecting off those interior trims. What was Acura thinking? Sometimes i have to grab something from the back seat to cover them with...
I heard of this stuff called "aerospace 303" it is supposed to be an interior protecting spray that dries to a matte finish. You could try spraying that stuff on it.
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Originally Posted by NelsonLee View Post
Hello, I am trying to organize a list of potential people who are interested in a custom aftermarket front grill.

I am contacting sources to manufacture one for us, a design TBD. I know it's hard to "commit" to something that isn't yet made, but IMO anything is better than the factory grill.

Definitely need to get an idea of how many people would be interested.

Thanks!



Would consider the grill from the 2016 RDX, looks like a samurai sword.
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RonJon Sport Design did a custom grille for the 9-11 TL, along with aero kits for Accords, CL and 04-11 TLs. They might be a good resource to check into doing a redesign of the +14 MDX grille?

LINK: RonJon Sport Design Acura TL Aero-Kit
Ronjon did a render of the MDX...

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Would love this! Are you selling it?
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JustPlaneChris has the best grill I've seen thus far.
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I like front grill on you MDX. I have a question, did you remove this part of grill from car to wrap?
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Hey there,

Is that a DIY job or did someone else do that for you?

Please provide info if possible.

Thanks
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