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#533 of 552 09 MDX Accessories
Dec 28, 2009 (10:36 am)
Where can I get discounted OEM accessories for my 09 MDX Tech. Most of the local dealers will only offer 15-20% discount. Online price are cheaper but when add shipping it comes to the same price as dealers. Any help is appreciated.
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#535 of 552 DVD and Rails
Feb 08, 2010 (8:50 pm)
I'm in the process of purchasing a 2008 MDX. I would like to install headrest DVD players and step up rails soon after I get it.
Does anyone have feedback on the competitor brand step rails versus oem rails? I see the oem rails cost around $500-$600. The competitor rails can be had for $200 or lower on places like ebay.
Also, has anyone had success and could recommend a good headrest DVD system, I want solid build quality in the DVD players that match perfectly (have an oem look).
I would like to get a decent deal on these, but I definitely don't want to make my MDX look "cheap" by putting shoddy accessories on it.
#536 of 552 2010 Chrome Wheels
Feb 11, 2010 (8:16 am)
I have an 2009 MDX with the standard 18" wheels. The new 2010 has a dark 19" "chrome look" wheel that i'd like to purchase. The best price I've found is from bernardiparts for $337. Hopefully my local dealer can match it.
I was told that the 19" wear out a bit quicker but what are the advantages if any to a larger wheel? The new dark finish looks awesome.
#537 of 552 Re: 2010 Chrome Wheels [presodent]
Feb 11, 2010 (10:55 am)
The 19" rim or tire wear out quicker? Bigger rim can mean better handling, especially on track day. Otherwise it's asthetics. Oh, and a harsher ride overall.
#538 of 552 Re: 2010 Chrome Wheels [upstatedoc]
Feb 12, 2010 (9:20 am)
In order to keep the same circumference a larger wheel/tire must have a shorter sidewall which will mean a harsher ride, everything else being equal. It will also probably be a little wider which may improve handling, like upstatedoc says, but at the expense of less traction in winter if that's a factor. Also for the same tire make and model it will be more expensive to replace.
I agree that the primary benefit is improved looks, especially on an SUV where most drivers are typically not looking to test the limits of their vehicle's handling dynamics.
#539 of 552 Re: prices on installed accessories [hodog16]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:50 am)
Was your sports running board installed by Acura dealer too? The dealer in my area asks for $175 plus tax for the installation. They quoted it as 2 hour labor.
#540 of 552 Re: 09 MDX Accessories [my3rdrx]
Mar 15, 2010 (6:33 pm)
With AcruaWorld unfortunately no longer in business I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with the following online acura parts sites. (or others)
Acura Parts Super Store
they say that they sell genuine acura parts and the prices certainly look pretty competitive.
Bernardi Acura Parts
again looks like genuine acura parts.
Curry Acura (which I have seen mentioned in the forum occasionally.)
They each seem to be better than the dealers for price.
Any opinions on these or other places to get accessories?
I am getting close to pulling the trigger on a 2010 MDX Tech/Ent and I am just trying to get the pricing/info on accessories before starting the buying/negotiating process. Seems like you can burn a fair amount of dollars if you do not shop around. Hate to grid through the base vehicle negotiates and then give it all back with over priced accessories from the dealer.
Anyone have any experience in buying the parts and having a dealer (or others) install them? I am reasonably handy and can install some basic stuff , but do not have a garage so very weather/climate dependant and not so easy in the North East.
I am looking at roof rails/bars, trailer hitch and wiring harness, running boards, body side molding, wood shift knob, and several interior options of mats, covers, trays, etc ... (the interior stuff I am sure I can "install")
Seems like even at dealer install rates you can still save a fair amount buying on line. Warrantee issues may get a bit more difficult but they all claim to have original Acura parts. Seems like they would want the business even if only the install.
Anyway any advice, pointers, or experiences would be most appreciated.
#541 of 552 Re: 09 MDX Accessories [boatskigolf1]
Mar 18, 2010 (11:04 am)
Quite a few Acura dealers are selling online on ebay. They come with original dealer receipt and any dealer should obey Acura warranty. I got chrome side steps, backup sensors, door edge guards, body side molding so far from Curry Acura, Acura of Memphis, Open Road Acura of Wayne through ebay. You can always go to Acura e-store and calculate installation cost.
#542 of 552 Trailer Hitch for 2010 MDX
Apr 16, 2010 (9:08 pm)
I would like to get trailer hitch for my 2010 MDX. Dealer is asking about $900 with parts and labor. What do you think about after market version? Does it look same? Will it make any other noice like it did in my old 2004 Pilot?
Please give me your feedback.