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I've been thinking about those. Do they add any wind noise? Or look too clunky?
Love 'em. They actually cut down on wind noise and deflect the wind from hitting you too hard. Also great when it's raining. Or the sun is just at that angle. And they just plain old look good.
 

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Initial impressions: light weight, low profile in appearance and super ez to install. Might deflect a bit of direct sun at certain angles and opening the window a bit in the rain is the main benefit.
 

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Here’s a hint of what to do next...it’s almost like I was just released out of the state pen and did my first exterior mod in years thanks to @plplplpl
Where did you buy? I had these on my CRV in the Caribbean - Best. Thing. Ever. Particularly great on cool rainy days, when you want to breathe some fresh air but don't want a shower...
 

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Available everywhere, online and bricks & mortar. Just be sure to order the correct ones for your model year, get the tape-on ones (not the in channel ones) and follow the installation instructions. Mine have been holding steady for 5 years and counting.
 

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Oh nice, I love these threads!

Recently I installed an etrailer hitch, but it looks like the previous owner had a minor collision in the rear causing the slightest bend in the hitch. Had to buy some 3/8" spacers in the hopes that it'll bolt up properly in the back.

Also purchased some OEM cross bars yesterday for $25. Installed them and they are whistling like crazy 40+ mph. I think I installed them backwards. Going to correct them today.

I'm keeping an eye out for some running boards next.
 

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Also purchased some OEM cross bars yesterday for $25. Installed them and they are whistling like crazy 40+ mph. I think I installed them backwards. Going to correct them today.
Yes, double-check that. When I installed mine, I remember that they were supposed to go on the other way around than what I would have guessed intuitively.


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Yes, double-check that. When I installed mine, I remember that they were supposed to go on the other way around than what I would have guessed intuitively.
This is great! I just picked up a pair at the U-Pull it lot about 2 weeks ago so I could carry a canoe.

I was going to start a thread about the whistling to see if it was common.

I installed the same orientation they were on the junked Pilot in the U-Pull it lot, but I just looked and they’re obviously backward. I also wasn’t aware that one was shorter, I’ll also need to measure.
 

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Yes, double-check that. When I installed mine, I remember that they were supposed to go on the other way around than what I would have guessed intuitively.
Just finished up flipping them around and sound is gone! I'm dumbfounded how even the smallest detail can make your car sound like an air tunnel.

Now time to install the cargo basket!
 

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Battery was on its last leg and just got a new Duralast AGM 24F today. I was going to get a NorthStar but, @$306.00 and not knowing how much longer I'll have the Pilot, I decided to pass on that. The old battery was a regular wet cell triple A branded battery and lasted 5yrs.

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Battery was on its last leg and just got a new Duralast AGM 24F today. I was going to get a NorthStar but, @$306.00 and not knowing how much longer I'll have the Pilot, I decided to pass on that. The old battery was a regular wet cell triple A branded battery and lasted 5yrs.
Good choice as AGM has some benefits over the regular flood batteries. The AGM batteries from Advance or Autozone or Walmart are probably from the same manufacturer and offer good value.
 

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Good choice as AGM has some benefits over the regular flood batteries. The AGM batteries from Advance or Autozone or Walmart are probably from the same manufacturer and offer good value.
I looked it up and Johnson Controls is the manufacturer. They make and brand a lot of different batteries for the market.
 

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New power steering reservoir and flushed the PSF out with five and a half bottles of the OEM Honda PSF. Good for another two years.
What method did you use, turkey baster, hand pump, or running the engine a bit?
 

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What method did you use, turkey baster, hand pump, or running the engine a bit?
Post #14 here:

 

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Got rid of the donut (spare) .... took a chisel and a torch to remove the rusted spare-tire-hoist.

...been to the park a few days, that's where I do all my "painting" ( fresh open/ventilated space), in 2 days I've been approached and asked about my wheels close to 20 times.....

Driver: "How much you paid for those rims ?"
Me: "$20 and some elbow grease."
Driver: "$20 each ?"
Me: "$20 for all 4"
Driver ask me to pull over and give him more information.

People have watched and video record me painting rim(s) , saying they might have to "try it" with their rims too.

Few have asked me how much I charge, or if that's my "business".
 
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