Last post on May 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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#14 of 23 Re: One sure remedy-get aftermarket bars [chefjoe]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 01, 2008 (10:23 pm)
It usually takes Yakima, Thule etc. a while after a new model introduction (or major model change) to test their racks on the new roof. They may have to engineer new clips for example and verify weight load capacities.
If you haven't done so already, I suggest you email them. They may know something that the dealers don't. Or if they haven't tested their racks on an '08 yet, if they get some interest, they may push the MDX to the front of the testing line. Or if you are close to one of them, they may give you a rack or a discount for letting them borrow your car to test fit the clips on.
#16 of 23 Does roof rails make noise?
Feb 07, 2008 (9:08 pm)
I read in few forums that roof rails make noise. I am looking to get roof rails without cross bars or any other attachement (2007 MDX) and I was wondering if anybody experienced any noise with addition of just roof rails. I would appreciate any info.
#17 of 23 Re: Does roof rails make noise? [yarik]
Feb 09, 2008 (6:20 am)
I know people have said that. I have the roof rails and cross bars. I have never noticed any increased wind noise. Having said that, I don't think the soundproofing is very good on the MDX. I heard too much wind noise before the roof rack went on and hear the same amount now. It does look better with something on the roof.
#18 of 23 To Rack or not to Rack?
Nov 12, 2008 (4:11 pm)
I take delivery of my 2008 new MDX this weekend. I would only use the roof for carrying things once a year for my Christmas tree, most likely, but was planning on at least getting the roof rails (likely not the cross bars, both for aesthetic reasons and due to what I've read here)...
Is the verdict still that it is not worth the noise, or is the noise entirely linked to the cross bars which ride more against the wind?
If it is an issue, I'll put a blanket on it, buy neither, and tie the twine through the doors once a year!
Nov 14, 2008 (10:41 am)
I had a Honda Pilot, Volvo V70 and now have the MDX. My experience with the Pilot and V70 with rails and crossbars nixed me doing the roof rack on the MDX. Noise increases and gas mileage suffers- both noticeably. I just bought a Thule hitch- mounted bike and ski/ snowboard carrier. Easy to put on, take off and access. Looks like A$$ but very functional, and comes off in 2 minutes. Highly reccomend this solution, although it probably wont work for those who use all year round roof mounted ski carriers as a peacock uses it's plumes!
#20 of 23 Roof rack
Nov 14, 2008 (3:03 pm)
We put the roof rack and cross bars on our 2008 MDX. In my opinion, the noise is very faint - a low whistle that "goes away" with any amount of conversation, stereo volume, sun roof cover closed, etc. I don't notice it unless I'm listening for it. I've thought about taking the cross bars off and storing until needed. We had a 2003 MDX and never considered it to be an issue. How large of an issue it is likely varies by individual. They are nice to have when you need them - even if infrequent. We do have some creaking in our drivers window that started at about 1,000 miles and is much more bothersome since so close to my ear! Sounds like the window is too tight in the channel and does go away by opening the window ever so slightly. Will have dealer look at it at some point, but waiting to see if any other issues (which so far there aren't any).
#22 of 23 roof how to move
Jan 12, 2009 (7:21 am)
I cannot figure out how to slide ny roofracks on my 2006 mdx I do not have the manual and do not want to break anything I just need to slide them apart to fit my rack system
#23 of 23 2009 MDX and Yakima
May 12, 2009 (5:23 pm)
I have a complete Yakima rig, and an MDX without roof rails. I intended to use the Yakima rig on the MDX, but it turns out that Yakima don't have any products for a naked 2009 MDX. They only offer products for the prior model, last made in 2007.
In visual inspection, I cannot see any real difference in the roof line between the 07 and the 09 models, and I'm curious if anyone has tried out the Yakima clips recommended for the 2007 model on a later model (2008 or 2009).
Any help would be appreciated.