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Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Acura MDX

Today on our 2016 Acura MDX, we're test fitting the Thule ThruRide. Now this is a roof mounted either fork or through axle style front mount roof style bike rack. Part number on it is TH535. Now we've got our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already installed and we've been able to clamp it right down to that, giving us a really nice, secure fit. The rack's going to use, in this case since this is a skewer style for an axle, we've got the adapter in there that allows the two, this silver clamp and this silver clamp, to clamp around that adapter and allows us to fit our skewer right on there. You can also use this with through axle bikes, never having to actually take that through axle out. It will come right down there and then those two clamps will come in and pinch on it. Really nice setup.



TorkLift Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the Torklift Lock and Load cargo carrier. It is 27 3/4 by 24 inches. Has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The part number for that is TLA7752. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance would be first.



Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2016 Acura MDX

Today on our 2016 Acura MDX, we're test fitting the Thule Snowpack. This is a locking ski and snowboard carrier. This is designed to carry up to 6 skis or 4 snowboards. Part number on it is TH7326. Now as you can see, we've already got the rear half installed. It's a really simple process on installation here. Basically, we're going to have 2 rubber-coated black straps.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Acura MDX

Today on our 2016 Acura MDX, we're test fitting the Thule Sprint. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. It's been designed for use in the T Tracker and the channel slots. Part number on it is TH569. What we're going to have is of course the fork clamp up here at the front that's going to hold our bike in position and a rear wheel clamp. Now this rack is really nice.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Swinging 4 Bike Rack, part number TH9031XT. This is for 2 inch hitches only. You see that we have a bike on the bike rack and hitched to a vehicle. First, we'd like to show you the swing away feature. By coming back to the back of it, we have a bike handle here. You want to loosen that. There we go. We have a T pin here.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX we will be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex 4 bike rack, part number TH9029XT. You see that we already have the bike on the bike rack and on our vehicle. Lets show you a few features, the way the bike is hold up, we have three straps, we have two on the top and one on the side. Now how will we do this We will go backwards, taking the top off first and anti sway strap on the side, sorry about that. Now when you are loading it up you would do the opposite way. You want to always remember to replace your straps so they don't get damaged or lost, so lets do that. All right now I like to take a few measurements. The first measurement I like to take will be from the bumper closer to our bike racks and I'm looking at approximately 4 inches over all, I'm looking at approximately 38 inches.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. It is equipped for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. We already have the bike on the racks and onto our vehicle. Let's show you a few features. How the bike is mounted on, we have the three straps, two on top and a strap to the side, which is the anti-sway strap. How we do it is pull off the top ones first, and then on to the side strap. When you're loading the bike, you just do it in the reverse way.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX, we have our Gear Cage Let's Go Areo 32x48 cargo carrier. This particular model holds 300 pounds and has an anti-rattle pin and clip. It doesn't shake while you're going down the highway. As you see, this has a solid floor, to keep some of that splashing water from getting up on your luggage. It also has a raised edge. That's about 7 inches up all the way around.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012, Acura MDX , we are doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks, Sports Rider 2, platform style. That part number HR1000. You see there we are, we have a bike on our rack and its hooked up to the car. Show you a few features here; The first feature I would like would to show is the tilt in feature, with the bike on the rack, so we have to pull this pen and click, like so. Aways, want to hold on to the bike, so that it does not fall back on you and hurt yourself. We will pull the second pin, then let the bike go slowly and bring it back and now we see. Now, when its in this position you can get in and outside of your vehicle, like so, and you have enough space to get beside the bike rack to get inside of your vehicle also. Now, we are going to put it back in the up position.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MBX, we've got the 23 by 60 Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier. This has been designed for use in 2 inch hitches, carries a full 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is CC-100. Now we're going to have a nice large open expanded steel style floor here. It's a smooth type, so it's been stamped out. It hasn't actually been stretched. What you can see here is that we're going to have those large areas for all that stuff to fall down and out of.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX, we've got a test fit going on in the detail K2. This is a 20x60 folding cargo carrier. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches, and it offers us a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is K2HCC602. Now, you'll notice since we're messing with it today, we're going to have a little movement and a little play in the carrier. It's secured into the vehicle using a pin and clip.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX we've got the CURT 24 by 60 folding cargo carrier. They've designed this for use with 2" hitches and it offers a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is C18153. Now the CURT folding carrier is secured with a pin and a clip. You see how we've got a little bit of shake and a little movement there That's common. We've all seen it going down the highway.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Acura MDX

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX we've got the CURT 20 by 60 cargo carrier here. This is going to offer a capacity of 500 pounds. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches. Part number on it is C18150. As you can see, we're going to have a little movement and a little rock to our carrier here. That's very typical with any carrier that's going to be secured just a pin and clip.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the MaxxTow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. It has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and the part number for that is MT-70422. The first thing we're going to do is a few measurements here. Our ground clearance is going to be about twelve inches. Overall to the back of the vehicle, adding about twenty nine and a half inches. Our closest point is about six and a half inches away here. Now with Acura, we have a single passenger side exhaust here.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the Lets Go Aero Gear Cage, part number HCR222. This gear cage is 48 by 32 inches and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is right back here at the bottom of this bolt at about 10 inches there. Overall to the back of the vehicle, we're adding about 43 1/2 inches there. Our closest point is going to be about 9 inches away there. Now, with our MDX, we've got a single passenger side exhaust.



Carpod Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the car pad walled cargo carrier. It's 23 by 47 inches with a 450 pound weight capacity and the part number for that is M2205. So, the first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance is going to be first. We've got about 18 inches of clearance down here. Next is over all, to the vehicle we're adding about 37 1/2 inches. Our closest point is going to be on our raised shank back here, at about 6 inches away. Now, with this car pad it's really convenient and folds down for storage.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom SuperClamp Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, part number SA4025. Now, as you can see, we already have our bike on our rack, but first, I'm going to show you how it is strapped down. We got two wheel hooks. One in the back and one in the front. Those just ratchet down using just a little bit of force and it'll slowly move down. Also in the back here, we've got a strap holding in that tire.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX were doing a test fit of the 20 by 60 detail K2 cargo carrier. It has the capacity to hold up to 500 pounds and is designed to work with two inch hitches. The part number for that is K2HCC602. First thing were going to do here is take a few measurements, our ground clearance is going to be about twelve and a half inches, overall for the vehicle were adding about thirty five and three-quarter inches there; and out closest point is going to be about fourteen and a quarter inches away. Now in this position weve got a single passenger side exhaust that comes just about straight out at the carrier although it is pretty far away. We have about twenty five and a half inches between the two so just be aware of that if you plan on carrying any heat sensitive materials in this region. The next thing Ill check is our hatch clearance.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the Curt folding 24 by 60 cargo carrier. The part number for that is C18153. This cargo carrier has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and is designed to work with 2-inch hitches. First thing we'll do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance here is going to be about 15 inches. Overall to the vehicle, we're adding about 52 3/4 inches.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Acura MDX

Today on our 2014 Acura MDX we're doing a test fit of the 23x60 Stromburg Carlson Cargo Carrier. Part number CC-100. This cargo carrier has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and is designed to work with 2 inch hitches. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance to the bottom of this bolt is going to be about 10 and 1/2 inches there. Overall, to the back of the vehicle, we're adding about 30 inches.





Acura MDX Questions

  • Since there is no specific light kit that will fit the Curt carrier # C18153 what you will need to do is use a light kit like # 98174LED, and then add 2 brackets, # BK70BB. You will also need some self-tapping screws # FA1131822, or drill and use the hardware of your choice to mount the brackets. Also, make sure that your MDX has a 4-Way trailer connector to plug the light kit into. If you need to add trailer wiring, use # 118424 or # C56038.
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  • The Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH916XTR is the current version of the Thule T2 bike carrier. Compared to the older Thule 916T and 916XT bike carrier the difference is the newer # TH916XTR does include the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device, part # THSTL2, and One Key System locks for each of the SecureHooks that grip the front wheels. The XTR model will also include a integrated cable lock that extends out from each ratchet arm assembly,...
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  • The original Thule Helium was made of ultra-lightweight aluminum, featured sliding anti-sway T3 cradles with rubber straps. The cradle arms were spaced 12 inches apart (outside to outside). The rack could fold and tilt. It also featured an integrated cable lock and knob for anti-rattle. It fit Class I, II, and III hitches (Class I hitches limited to 2 bikes). The new Helium # TH9043 is a complete design change. The upright bar or mast of the rack is no longer a rounded shape....
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  • Out of all of the trailer hitches available for your 2008 Acura MDX, see link, the best bang for your buck is going to be the Curt hitch, # 13354, that you have referenced. Bascially, all of the hitches install in the same areas on the vehicle and have very similar designs. That puts the receiver on any of them a little recessed from the rear bumper of the vehicle. On the Curt hitch, we have done a few installations and have found that from the center of the hitch pin hole...
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  • Both the Tow Ready wiring # 118424 and Curt wiring # C56038 are correct fits for the Acura MDX, but the # 118424 is a confirmed fit for more model years. The # 118424 will fit 2007 through 2010 MDX models, while the # C56038 is only confirmed to fit 2007 through 2008 models. Both wiring harnesses plug in at the same factory port, as they are both custom fit for the vehicle, and both feature a powered converter to protect the MDX electrical system. I have included links...
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  • You've already got a pretty good line on what you're needing! Although the Hidden Hitch # 87649 Class III trailer hitch you mentioned would work great, I'd recommend the Curt Class III, part # C13146 because the crossbar of this hitch would be completely concealed behind the rear bumper, rather than a large portion of it being exposed as would be the case with the # 87649. Both hitches have the same capacity, and both are of similar quality. Most folks would rather have the...
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  • Yakima recommends a Maximum allowable weight of 125 lbs for this Yakima SkyBox 16 Cargo Box, part # Y07335, but you should always be sure to check your vehicle owners manual to determine the weight carrying capacity of your roof. I attached installation instructions below for you to check out also. You may also be interested in purchasing a Yakima SkyBox Cargo Net, part # Y07146.
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  • There are a couple racks that will work for your 2012 Acura MDX. The Yakima King Joe Pro 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack # Y02625 that you referenced will work for you. This rack is one of the best trunk mounted bike racks we offer because of how easy is to install, how lightweight it is, and how well it secures to your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and review video for this rack for you to check out also. The other bike rack that will work on your vehicle is the...
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  • For carrying bikes and towing with your 2008 Acura MDX I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2008 MDX by Acura, item # 87474. This hitch is an easy no drill installation and will handle trailer weights up to 4,000 pounds and 400 pounds of tongue weight. I have listed some items you may need to complete your Class III towing setup. etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2 inch Hitches, item # 989900 Hitch Lock # 7683 Wiring # 118424
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  • For the 255/55-18 tires on your 2009 Acura MDX, the easiest to install chains that will offer the best fit would be the Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, # TH04115255. These chains will self-center and self-tension after installing them so there is no need to get out repeatedly and make adjustments. They also come with anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect your vehicle rims. If you are looking for something more basic and for occasional use, you can use Glacier Cable Snow Tire...
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  • Yes, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13502, would be a good choice for your 2005 Acura MDX. I linked a drawing showing how the cooler will install and the best location for mounting the cooler on your MDX. You will need to measure the space in the front of your vehicle for mounting the cooler, to determine if this cooler will fit. Dimensions for all of our coolers are on the product pages. We also have a video of a transmission cooler install...
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  • For a trailer hitch for your 2009 Acura MDX, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13354, as it is one of our most popular hitches for that vehicle. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. It has a tongue weight capacity of 400 pounds and gross trailer weight capacity of 4,000 pounds. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing installation for reference. For a 4 bike rack, I recommend the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Hitch Mounted...
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  • The vehicle manufacturers tow rating is always going to be the final word as far as towing capacity goes. In some cases using a weight distribution system can raise the towing capacity of a given receiver hitch, but it will not be able to raise the capacity of the vehicle. It might be possible to redistribute some of the cargo on the trailer further rearward so that the tongue weight is reduced below 500 lbs, in which case towing that particular trailer would be acceptable....
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  • For your 2014 Acura MDX I recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87649. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. This is an easy bolt-on installation and requires no drilling. Complete hardware kit and installation instructions are included. When considering a folding cargo carrier, you will want to make sure you have enough clearance from the rear of the vehicle to allow the carrier to fold up. It would be easier to have the hitch installed before...
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  • Yes, we have pictures and a video of the hitch on an Acura MDX and it is very low profile and out of the way. At this time we have not had the chance to get photos of the hitch on a 2009 model but the fit is the same as the 2010 model pictured. You can see the install details as well as an install video by clicking the provided links.
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  • I would agree with you. If you have a 2 inch hitch I would pay the extra and get the Highland SportWing Aluminum Hitch-Mounted, 4-Bike Carrier, part # 1370400, instead of the VeeMe Aluminum Hitch-Mounted, 2-Bike Carrier, part # VME-V2. You will be getting the stronger 2 inch shank and the extra weight limit which will help with the heavier beach cruiser bikes. The upper cradles of the V-shaped support arms can be adjusted up to 46 inches apart for installation of the bikes....
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  • The Class of transmission cooler you use will depend more on where you can mount it. The most efficient place is in front of the AC condenser. You could then use a Class I cooler, like # D12901. If mounted behind the condenser, I would go with a Class II like # D12906. If mounted behind the radiator I would go with a Class III like # D13502. The problem is that the further away from the front of the vehicle a cooler is mounted, the less airflow it receives. The less airflow...
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  • Yes, I do have a solution for you. First, if your trailer has an aluminum frame, be sure to contact the manufacturer to determine if it can be used with weight distribution. If it can be used then what you need is a pole tongue adapter like # RP58393 for up to 1400 pounds tongue weight. With the pole tongue adapter installed you can then use a Reese SC weight distribution system. To get the right system you would need to know the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and...
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  • On your 2010 Acura MDX you can use 1 pair of chains, like the Glacier Tire Chains, # PW1046, that you have referenced, for use in snow and ice. You will want to put the chains on the primary drive wheels of the vehicle. For example, if you have a front wheel drive vehicle you would put them on the front wheels. For rear wheel drive vehicles, you would put them on the rear wheels. From the research I did, your MDX is all wheel drive. All wheel drive vehicles usually engage...
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  • Yes, we do have the Tow Ready trailer wiring harness, # 118424, listed as a fit for a 2012 Acura MDX. You can also use Curt wiring harness # C56038. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation of the Tow Ready harness for you.
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