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Has anyone installed this accessory? Seems a bit expensive for four pieces of plastic. Can someone who has seen them live comment on their looks? Worth the money? What about installation? Anyone do it yourself?
 

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Not worth it

I've seen them installed on the dealer demo unit SS EX-L at one dealer. I don't think they are worth the money. Plus you have to remove both bumpers. I removed the rear bumper for my backup sensor install...and it's a pain.
 

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I had a bus bump my Pilot in the rear right bumper. It scratched the paint off.
My original option was to repaint the whole rear bumper. The garnish would cover it perfect, so I bought them, instead of repainting. I have the white pilot and they look pretty good on it.
 

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Saw them at gas station, a Lady with starlight sliver(same color as mine) EX-L (not same) has them. Her entire car look shine and glossy. Those things certainly look good. Yet price is a different story.
 

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Len said:
I've seen photos. It seems a bit silly since there's no chrome anywhere else on the pilot.
You could add the chrome mirror garnish as well. That might create more of a balanced appearance. Of course, then you might want to look into chroming the grill ....
 

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bumper garnish

The bumper garnish does look good but they are not made of steel, they seem to be made of a rigid plastic, the problem is that they are fairly soft and would scratch easy. On top of that, if one of these are damaged you cannot replace just the one but would have to replace the set, this could get expensive!
 

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xyzzy said:
Garnish? It's a vehicle, not a steak!!!!
now thats some garnish...
 

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Is it standard on Pacifica? Every photo I saw has them.
 

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Scratch ??

Doesn't scratch.
 

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front

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:D sweet! it looks nice in the pictures. I dont think the mirror chrome would look nice since it covers only half of it. can anybody photoshop it with a chrome grille too?
 

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Nice looking Pilot

I have the garnish on a white pilot and it looks good, but I think your color goes best with them. I also like the exhaust tips. It really adds to the overall look. Nice job.
 

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Installation of Rear Bumper Garnish

Just installed the rear bumper garnish today. Pretty easy to do. Here are pics of the installation. Basic tools you will need. Blanket, phillips head screw driver, flat blade screwdriver, drill with 1.125" hole saw, 10 mm socket with extension.
 

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Here is a pic with the rear bumper off. Once you get all the clips, bolts, and screws off, the bumper slides off easily. Blanket on floor prevents the bumper from getting scratched. Also something to lie down on when you remove the clips and bolt from underneath the bumper.
 

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Pic of driver's side rear after bumper removed. In the center of the picture, you see a vent that has a rubber flap on top of it. Does anyone know what that is for? It's not part of the installation. Just curious.
 

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Pic of passenger side rear.
 

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Cross hairs indicating where to drill the 1.125" holes are very feint. You cannot see it in this pic, but they are there. Be careful where you drill. I used a 1/32" drill bit first to start the holes.
 

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All the chrome bumpers are made of plastic and clearly marked.
 

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