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OK, I have posted a couple messages to others on the forum that I think have running boards on their Pilots, but no answer yet.
What I want to know is this: How do you like them (are they worth the price)?
Do they stick out past the plane of the door enough to keep someone elses door from hitting the side of your Pilot?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Rustym said:
OK, I have posted a couple messages to others on the forum that I think have running boards on their Pilots, but no answer yet.
What I want to know is this: How do you like them (are they worth the price)?
Do they stick out past the plane of the door enough to keep someone elses door from hitting the side of your Pilot?
I have them. They're low enough to the ground that I don't use them, but my young child uses it to climb in, and that's the reason I got them. Whether that's worth the price to you depends on your situation.

And they extend beyond the vertical plane of the door when closed only by a few inches; they're too low to keep someone's door from hitting yours.
 

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stopped at a dealer today who had a pilot in showroom with running boards (& every other option) on it. I'm avg size, 5-10, wife is 5-7, and I thought the boards were functionally obtrusive to entry/exit. While they certainly enhance the look, I'll stick with function. Coming from Toyota 4runner, one of favorite Pilot features has been ease of getting in and out. My .02
 

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There's two good reasons for the running boards. My young children use them ever time they climb in and out. I use them to stand on to load and unload stuff from the roof racks (Thule, not the cheesy stuff Honda sells). Washing the roof mightv qualify for a third reason and the black contrast for my white vehicle could be the 4th reason.
 

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Thanks folks for the replies. I kinda figured they wouldn't be much good for getting in & out, since the Pilot is not that high off the ground. I did hope they would help keep the sides from getting hit, but it looks like that's not going to happen either.

Thanks again,
Rusty
 

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Re: Side Bars??

I installed them last week, so I had 2 weeks of Pilot usage without prior to that. Quite frankly, it was easier to get in and out of the car prior to their install. Normal-sized folks just don't need the assistance they provide and it actually is *more* ackward to try to use them getting in and out, IMO. So now we have to do a little "reach step" to enter and exit the car.

That said, I kind of expected this to be the case. My rationalization for getting them was to assist my 1 y.o. and the Grandmas in our life for the period of time they are of use to them. My real reason reason for getting them was the look of them on the car, and I definitely think they enhance the overall look of the vehicle. Given the latter, no regrets. YMMV.


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Anyone who opted for the Side Bars care to comment on their usefulness??
 

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I'm Sold

Great comments on the Side Bars - thanks.

I'm justifying them to my wife based on our 2yr old.....but let the truth be known to this forum only.....I'm getting them 'cause I love the looks too!
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I see ya workin', BC :D. Go for it, you won't regret it :4:.

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I'm justifying them to my wife based on our 2yr old.....but let the truth be known to this forum only.....I'm getting them 'cause I love the looks too!
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