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Old 04-15-2019, 04:39 PM
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Aftermarket Cross Bar Install '14

I installed these aftermarket cross bars on my '14 MDX today. I didn't like the look of the OEM black ones and the price was a bit much. I was able to get these for $175 and couldn't be happier with the look.

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T25 Torx Bit
5/32 Allen Wench Hex Bit
WD40
Microfiber towels

This was a pretty straight forward install, except for adjusting the bars so they are flush against the roof rails. The best way for me was to tighten one end of the cross bar with the T25 Torx bit and connect it to the roof rail with the 5/32 allen wrench. I didn't tighten bolts to the roof rail too much. I just put it in enough so I can maneuver the opposite end up and down. On the other side, I lifted up the cross bar and adjusted the width to fit and then tightened it to the corner bracket. Once that was done, I tightened it to the roof rail, and then went back and tightened the first side. I sprayed WD40 in the holes of the roof rails and also on the bolts it came with before the install.

These things are heavy. Each weighs about 6 pounds. I primarily got these as I plan on taking a road trip and installing the Thule 614 Pulse. I will try to tackle that next and post pictures. I will report back on wind noise before I install the cargo box. Overall it took about 45 minutes to install. What do you think? How does it look?









This will be going on there soon.

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Nice clean install! Personally I prefer the black crossbars, but itís nice to see there are other options.

That strip of chrome along the bottom of the front bumper lip, is that something you added or did it come with it?
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:07 PM
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Hello, thanks for the feedback. That is the OEM front sport trim. It's not chrome, but silver painted plastic. https://www.alldiscountparts.com/oem...gaAmYnEALw_wcB I installed myself. Lots and lots of drilling. I took the bumper off since I was installing the fog lights too at the same time.

I detailed the install here.
https://acurazine.com/forums/3g-mdx-...oughts-929051/
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Thanks for the reply. I read your write ups.

I also found some photos of someone who put it on their white MDX and I donít like the look of it near as much as on the black. Mine is white.
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Those sit higher right > i have the same box, no roof racks yet. I might get them one day.
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Looking at the OEM pictures, they look to be similar in height. Can't confirm 100%, just going based off what I see.
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