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Old 01-27-2004, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody set up their Pilots with a more aggressive tire combo for offroad? Send pics and info. Thanks. Also, why did I not wait till 04 to get a pilot with heated seats, damn.
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Anybody set up their Pilots with a more aggressive tire combo for offroad? Send pics and info. Thanks. Also, why did I not wait till 04 to get a pilot with heated seats, damn.
Have you looked at all the photos in this thread that Kemo put up?

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Old 01-27-2004, 11:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, with the exception of the truck from the SEMA show, they all looked like they were all street and all show. Not that they didn't look good, but I wanted to see what it would look like proportion wise with maybe a size or 2 up from stock in height and width without necessarily going into the lower series tires.
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I have not really seen any yet, but I have been looking as well to give the Pilot a more aggressive safari or rally like look.

There are 2 that I have found so far.

One look is by Jaos, it is actually a 5 x114.3 bolt pattern that is designed to fit on the CRV... but it turns out that any 5x114.3 rim for a honda or acura will pretty much fit a Pilot. This would look nice especially with the 2004 fender flares. Here is a link to how the wheel looks on a Lexus.
http://www.jaosusa.com/products/wheel/wheel_forio.htm

Now no one will tell you that Jaos officially makes stuff for the Pilot, but there are a number of other pieces that i am sure will work just fine with the Pilot... Jaos wheels, The universal Jaos roof tray that allows for attachment of Jaos foglights or spotlamps, offroad Jaos foglights that can prolly be fitted onto the OEM brush gaurd, Joas rally mudflaps, and one can probably weld Jaos skid plates to the bottom of the Pilot. Then one can probably get a custom coilover setup from Ground Control (they can make custom applications although it does not say on their site)
http://www.ground-control.com
this way you can give the Pilot a nice 1 to 2 inch lift. Then finish it off with some Jaos 4x4 offroad decals.

If I was not so obsessed about modding my BMW... I would do this with our Pilot!!!

Option 2 instead of the Jaos wheels you can go with Volk Racing TE37 which is also a very popular road racing as well as offroad rally wheel in Japan.

So yeah... i dont think you will find a Pilot with an offroad look yet... but you can probably picture what i described.

Maybe someone can photoshop a Pilot into a Jaos equipped pilot.
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Probably the reason you haven't seen one yet is because it would be like putting knobbies on ColoRider's bike in his avatar or like a really fat old guy wearing high dollar Nike basketball shoes.

It just aint natural!!
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Probably the reason you haven't seen one yet is because it would be like putting knobbies on ColoRider's bike in his avatar or like a really fat old guy wearing high dollar Nike basketball shoes.

It just aint natural!!
Yeah - I want some on my Wing!!! Maybe even some set up for ice racing!!!

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...or like a really fat old guy wearing high dollar Nike basketball shoes.

It just aint natural!!
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I have seen many 4 runners, Montero's, and Land Cruisers with the Jaos look minus the decals... and they look really good. And have you guys seen the BMW/ X raid rally team X5? it looks really good as it races through the Sahara in the Paris Dakar Rally. (although i could do without the decals and stuff on it)

And I have seen many Range Rover's and Land Rovers with a similar safari look and they look really good when they are nice and clean and even better when they have mud all over the sides. Like the Discovery down the street from where I live, it is painted a dark grey, ARB bumper up front, black skid plates, dark tint, black rims with some nice offroad tires, ARB roof tray with offroad tire jack and shovel, a bit of a lift, and a winch on the rear bumper.
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yes, with the exception of the truck from the SEMA show, they all looked like they were all street and all show.
mept, I have some info, but not in detail, about that Pilot in the SEMA show. It has a 32 inch Goodyear A/T tires, custom 3 inch lift kit, custom camber kit and Pro-Comp rims.

It also have a rear bumper mounted winch, Honda HD towing package, MSD ignition, custom intake, Nitrous Express, Thule roof rack, Explorer off-road lights and custom Rhino lining at the front, lower sides of the body and roof. It's a '04 EX-L NAV from California and the owner stated that it runs great off-road.
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mept, I have some info, but not in detail, about that Pilot in the SEMA show. It has a 32 inch tires, custom lift, custom camber kit, Pro-Comp rims.

It also have a rear bumper mounted winch, MSD ignition, custom intake, Nitrous Express, Thule roof rack, Explorer off-road lights and custom Rhino lining at the front and lower sides of the body. It's a '04 EX-L NAV from California and the owner stated that it runs great off-road.
But when the suspension is fully compressed or articulated, wouldn't it rub BIG time into the fenders? Seems like it would need "inland empire" style fiberglass fenders in the front and back (you know the fenders that you see on ford and chevy trucks that are modified for desert racing or Baja)
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But when the suspension is fully compressed or articulated, wouldn't it rub BIG time into the fenders? Seems like it would need "inland empire" style fiberglass fenders in the front and back (you know the fenders that you see on ford and chevy trucks that are modified for desert racing or Baja)
I agree with you. If it was my SUV, I would have trimmed the fender openings and added the fiberglass fenders. I guess it depends if the owner would like to add it in, or maybe he will later on.

The owner of that custom Pilot stated that he updated the tires to one size smaller (now 32 inch) since the SEMA show, he was having problems with those large tires you see in the pic. With the smaller tires now, he said that it runs good.
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A few more pics of that lifted PILOT at the SEMA show.

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Asuza Canyon is really fun, I have done it in a Montero and my friends Z71 Silverado. I still want to do it my Pilot to see what its limits are while having my friend as a tow vehicle incase i get stuck anywhere.

BTW I really like the tough look of that Pilot with the 3inch lift kit. If new suspension arms are fabricated & longer springs... you can easily get more of a lift.

I wonder if the 3 inch lift keeps the rear from rubbing under full compression.
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That KRG Designs Pilot really looks awesome. But for myself, I would just get a set of steel LX wheels and good A/T tires, maybe with slightly wider thread and I'll be happy with it.

Here are some more pics of HondaSUV members Azusa meet last Saturday Jan. 31st from member wwong. Some of the smaller SUV like the Element had low profile tires, they wish they had at least some A/T tires.
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