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Old 12-02-2018, 09:19 AM
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Just picked up my RDX A-Spec and having body side molding and splash guards installed tomorrow.

Anybody have the running boards? Where did you get them..and pics would be helpful.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:13 AM
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Got oem ones from the dealership.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:05 PM
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How much installed?
also..the body side moldings are black? Having Modern Steel matching installed on mine.
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sorry - I guess those aren't the body side moldings. My mistake
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It was installed for free with the purchase of the running boards from the dealership. Not sure about yours has to offer, but ask them to install .
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Do you think the running boards protects someone from opening their car door into your car door at all? Do I need both the boards and the body side molding?
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Do you think the running boards protects someone from opening their car door into your car door at all? Do I need both the boards and the body side molding?
Unless they are driving a really low car, running boards will not prevent door dings. I've had running boards on my previous CUV, the clueless will still find a way to leave a dent in your door.

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Running boards are for other purpose.. You will need body side molding to prevent dings.
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I just got my new 2019 RDX A-Spec last month with dealer installed running boards. Those running boards look real sharp with the fathom blue pearl color. But those running boards dig into my calf when I get out of my car. Also when it rains, the running boards rubs against my pants and stains them. These running boards became such an irritant that I asked the dealer to have them removed. They charged me an hour of service to have them removed. I was so angry that I just left my running boards at the dealership and told them to give them to anyone who wants them. I call Acura Client Relations about my complaint. They noted they have not had this complaint from any owners and will not reimburse me for this problem. I wonder if any other owners have this same problem with their running boards?
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I just got my new 2019 RDX A-Spec last month with dealer installed running boards. Those running boards look real sharp with the fathom blue pearl color. But those running boards dig into my calf when I get out of my car. Also when it rains, the running boards rubs against my pants and stains them. These running boards became such an irritant that I asked the dealer to have them removed. They charged me an hour of service to have them removed. I was so angry that I just left my running boards at the dealership and told them to give them to anyone who wants them. I call Acura Client Relations about my complaint. They noted they have not had this complaint from any owners and will not reimburse me for this problem. I wonder if any other owners have this same problem with their running boards?
This is normal with running boards. I experienced dirty pant legs every winter with the running boards on my previous Kia Sportage and is the reason why I won't be buying a set for my RDX.
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yes, this is not an Acura specific problem, my MB dealer told me exactly the same thing.
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I was actually thinking of installing the running board, because when it snows, a lot of it gets stuck between the door and the bottom of the door sills as you drive through the snow. I figure with the running board, it would prevent that from happening.
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Not sure what you are referring to but I assume you have seen other SUV with running boards that solves the problem?

Either way I think the year round cons out weights the few snow days (atleast in my area)

They do look nice tho.

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If your legs aren't long enough to reach the ground without dirtying your pants, step onto the running board first, then step down. That's what they're for.

I had side steps on my Honda Pilot. I never used them. But side steps look much cooler. Running boards are kinda farty, even the newer ones. They also tend to trap snow and road grit. I'll pass.
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