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Installed these a couple weeks ago, finally got around to posting. They went on pretty easy and gave me an excuse to buy a torque wrench.
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If you are looking for the full instuctions, click here.
 

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Here's a close up.
 

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Tips on installation:

Used cardboard to protect the finish while installing.

At step 5, only install the inboard bolts and let the sidestep hang. This makes it a lot easier to install than trying to installing all the bolts on each bracket at the same time.
 

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Swing it up and you only need a single bolt to hold in place until the others can be inserted.
 

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Nice install tim.s:29:, pics & instructions are excellent...I'm considering installing similar side steps so I'll be referring to your post when I get them.
 

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tim.s said:
Tips on installation:


At step 5, only install the inboard bolts and let the sidestep hang. This makes it a lot easier to install than installing all the bolts on each bracket at.
Thanks for the great tip - - My steps get installed next week.

JJ
 

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Looks Good Tim!
 

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Very nice Tim!! how long does it take you to install?
 

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Hey Tim, there's some leftover nuts and bolts in your last picture.:eek:

Steps look great. Now I'm really undecided on what I should get; side steps or running boards?
 

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guitarman said:
Hey Tim, there's some leftover nuts and bolts in your last picture.:eek:...
:rolleyes:Yeah that's the part where I said
tim.s said:
Swing it up and you only need a single bolt to hold in place until the others can be inserted.
The first picture is the finished product (with all hardware installed).

Res-Pilot: I forgot to watch the time and I took a break halfway through to move into the garage, but I'm guessing the actual install took about an hour.

Cleaning the underbody and removing the plugs wasted some time and the first obviously one took longer. Once you get it one and tightened, the second step goes really quick.

I started all the bolts by hand, but I used a cordless drill to spin them in first loose and then snug (not tight). Tightened everything with a torque and box wrench.
 

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I had my sidestep installed a month ago. And I started thinking how sturdy those mount brackets are if the car has to be jacked up? Since the brackets are mounted on the botton of the frame, the jacks dealers are using may lift the brackets.
 

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I had my sidestep installed a month ago. And I started thinking how sturdy those mount brackets are if the car has to be jacked up? Since the brackets are mounted on the botton of the frame, the jacks dealers are using may lift the brackets.
The steps or brackets should not be used to lift the car, the jacking points are still available and should be used. Make sure if you are taking your car to a non-Honda (or even some Honda) service location that they are using the correct point to lift the car, I actually had a service station bend a frame member, on a previous car, when doing a state inspection, not a fun thing to go through.
 

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Just a shout out to those of you who offered tips and help for installing side steps.

I am not the most handy guy around (not the least either), but I was able to install them this weekend in a couple hours with only a moderate amount of swearing (one of the bolts refused to thread into the underbody of the vehicle and I kept snapping the damn pegs before getting them out of the holes).

Your tips and pictures were highly valuable.

Next up.... Fog Lights!!
 

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tim.s said:
Installed these a couple weeks ago, finally got around to posting. They went on pretty easy and gave me an excuse to buy a torque wrench.
;)

If you are looking for the full instuctions, click here.

Hey Tim, who made the side steps you have. Look good........thanx for the pics...

:29:
 

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looks great...will follow your instructions when I install my side steps next spring
 

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Re: Re: Side steps installed on Black EX-L

Art said:
Hey Tim, who made the side steps you have. Look good........thanx for the pics...

:29:
My side steps are the black, OEM (Honda) side steps from hondacuraworld.com
 

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ramirami said:
looks great...will follow your instructions when I install my side steps next spring
What are you waiting for? It supposed to get into the 70's today.:1:
 

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What are you waiting for? It supposed to get into the 70's today.:1:
rami->:headslap: <-tim.s

dont rub it in....
 

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Going to put my side steps on today or tomorrow. I see I need a 13mm socket and extension, etc. What are clip removers? Is this a specific tool? Are there different sizes? I haven't gotten under the Pilot and looked at these clips yet. What did other folks that installed these use? Did you have any problems removing the clips? Any inputs would be helpful, so if I need to run to home depot to get a "clip remover" I can. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
 

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re: Clip Remover

Originally posted by Wampass (snipped) -
What are clip removers? Is this a specific tool? Are there different sizes? I haven't gotten under the Pilot and looked at these clips yet. What did other folks that installed these use? Did you have any problems removing the clips?
If I understand correctly what you are asking there are "plugs/clips" that are in the pre-drilled holes for the side step installation. The clips have an outer rim and a small circle in the middle. Simply use an object to "punch" in inner circle and the clips will fall out. If you don't, they are virtually impossible to remove. There may be a tool made for this purpose, but it doesn't require a special tool to my knowledge.

Good Luck.
 
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