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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Acura MDX

Today our 2008 Acura MDX we'll be installing the Curt T Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Four Full Pull Flat Trailer Connector. Part number C56038. Now when we want to hook up to our trailer we just open our cover here, pull the wiring out, and let's make sure we set it to the side of the latch right here so when we close the hatch it doesn't cause any damage to the wiring. Okay, now we have wiring that is nice, easily accessible and tucked up out of the way so it's not in the elements and won't get any corrosion on it. Here's what the wiring kit consists of. We have this module converter box here that plugs into the factory tow package right here, this connector. There's a ground wire here that will with a self tapping screw to the sheet metal of the vehicle.



Best 2013 Acura MDX Hitch Options

Today on our 2013 Acura MDX we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. On the top we have a CURT class three, part number 13354. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75614. The main difference between our two hitches here today is that our Draw-Tite here has this extra tab welded onto it where you can mount your electrical connections for your trailer wiring such as your four-pole flat or your seven-way RV connection. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has an additional hole that's in front of the standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole.



Best 2012 Acura MDX Hitch Options

Today on our 2012 Acura MDX we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. On the top we have a CURT class three, part number 13354. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75614. The main difference between our two hitches here today is that our Draw-Tite here has this extra tab welded onto it where you can mount your electrical connections for your trailer wiring such as your four-pole flat or your seven-way RV connection. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has an additional hole that's in front of the standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole.



Best 2011 Acura MDX Hitch Options

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. On the top we have a CURT class three, part number 13354. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75614. The main difference between our two hitches here today is that our Draw-Tite here has this extra tab welded onto it where you can mount your electrical connections for your trailer wiring such as your four-pole flat or your seven-way RV connection. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has an additional hole that's in front of the standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole.



Best 2010 Acura MDX Hitch Options

Today on our 2010 Acura MDX we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. On the top we have a CURT class three, part number 13354. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75614. The main difference between our two hitches here today is that our Draw-Tite here has this extra tab welded onto it where you can mount your electrical connections for your trailer wiring such as your four-pole flat or your seven-way RV connection. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has an additional hole that's in front of the standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole.



Best 2009 Acura MDX Hitch Options

Today on our 2009 Acura MDX we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. On the top we have a CURT class three, part number 13354. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75614. The main difference between our two hitches here today is that our Draw-Tite here has this extra tab welded onto it where you can mount your electrical connections for your trailer wiring such as your four-pole flat or your seven-way RV connection. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has an additional hole that's in front of the standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole.



Best 2008 Acura MDX Hitch Options

Today on our 2008 Acura MDX we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. On the top we have a CURT class three, part number 13354. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75614. The main difference between our two hitches here today is that our Draw-Tite here has this extra tab welded onto it where you can mount your electrical connections for your trailer wiring such as your four-pole flat or your seven-way RV connection. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has an additional hole that's in front of the standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole.



Best 2007 Acura MDX Hitch Options

Today on our 2007 Acura MDX we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. On the top we have a CURT class three, part number 13354. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75614. The main difference between our two hitches here today is that our Draw-Tite here has this extra tab welded onto it where you can mount your electrical connections for your trailer wiring such as your four-pole flat or your seven-way RV connection. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has an additional hole that's in front of the standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2008 Acura MDX

Today on our 2008 Acura MDX, we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2029C, and that's tire size 255/55-R18. These Glacier chains are great for the occasional use. They have a low-profile design, which is going to provide a smooth ride, and also provide adequate traction on ice. The spring rollers and the cross cables feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to be great for effective start and stops. The integrated lever makes installation easy. They meet all the Department of Transportation requirements, they have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of 2. Now, we're going to be putting the chains on our front tires of our MDX here today.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2008 Acura MDX

Today on our 2008 Acura MDX, we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Part number PW1046, and that's going to be tire size 25555R18. These Glacier chains are SAE Class S chains and are designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The low profile design is going to provide you with a smooth ride. The spring rollers and cross cables are going to give you added contraction in light snow and ice, and the ladder pattern is effected during start and stops. The connections make for a simple installation. They meet all of Department Transportation requirements. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 mph and they come in a quantity of two. We're going to be working with the front tires on our Acura MDX, here today.



Titan Chain Cable Tire Chains Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today in our 2011 Acura MDX, the Tire Size 255/55-R18. We'll be running a test fit on the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2029. The Titan snow tire chains are a Class-S chain designed for vehicles with limited or restricted wheel well clearance. It has a low profile design, so it's going to provide for a more smooth ride, and the ladder pattern helps with starts and stops. Their great for the occasional use. Their going to provide excellent traction in light snow. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two. We're going to be putting tire chains on our front wheels of our Acura MDX.



Glacier V Trac Cable Tire Chains Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX, tire size 255 55r18. We'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2121V. The V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains meet all DOT specifications. The V-Trac design with the included cable tensioner is going to provide a smooth ride for the occasional use. They're low profile. The diagonal pattern is going to offer a steadier, more refined ride, than traditional chains.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2029C. We'll be working with tire size 255/55/R18. These tire chains are perfect for the occasional use. They features a rugged steel wiring covered with a case hardened steel roller for traction. They comply with DOT specifications. They feature a low-profile design that's going to give you a smoother ride, and they come with a quantity of 2. To begin our test fit, we're going to be working with the front tires of our Acura. That's where it does most of its driving.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack RS2500 series roof rack system. These are vortex aero cross bars. The part number for this is RRRS475B. Now this is the whole kit that fits our Acura here. It comes with our cross bars and our foot pack attached to each other and then our fit kit. We already have our front one installed, we're going to show you how to install our back one here.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is NV22G. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we show you one of the key features of this rack. If we come here to the side we're going to pull down on this tab. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bike fully installed.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Holdup Platform-style Two-bike Rack. That part number is Y02443. With our bike installed, I'm first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. If we grab here at the back and then pull out on our red pin, we're able to tilt that away from our vehicle, and we're going to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need. You may notice it comes a little close to our handlebars. We've got a couple inches here.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XT2 platform style, 2-bike rack. That part number is S64650. Now, we already have our bike in place. We have a frame hook here holding it down into our wheel cradles. To release that, we're just going to lift up. What's great about this is that we can accommodate different bikes that we may have, of different heights.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Acura MDX

Today on our 2011 Acura MDX we're doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is INH305. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to go over one of the key features here. Going to upload down on our lever here at the back and drop our bike rack down, tilting that away. Then from here we're going to gain full access to our back hatch area to get in or out that we may need.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Acura MDX

Today on our 2016 Acura MDX, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 platform-style 2-bike rack, part number NV22G. Now we already have this installed. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to hang onto our rack down here at the bottom and we're going to pull our lever towards us. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. We can gain full access into our back hatch area, which is great because this is an automatic hatch so we don't have to worry about it making contact with our bike at all.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Acura MDX

Today on our 2016 Acura MDX we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HoldUp Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is Y02443. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to lift up at the back of our bike rack here. We're just going to pull our pin out on the side.





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 Apex Swing is one of my favorite bike racks we offer and one that recommend often. I love that this rack allows full rear cargo access to the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded on the rack. Most racks will have a tilt feature that will allow you to access the rear of the vehicle, but before you can tilt the rack the bikes must be removed from the rack. That is an inconvenience that is totally avoided with the Apex Swing part # TH9027. However, some people have...
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  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is the better deal. It also has more features so I would pick it hands-down over the Thule Parkway # TH956 that you also referenced. The Hitching Post has anti-sway cradles to prevent movement between the bikes and has the flexibility to be used on a 2 inch hitch or a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Whereas the Parkway doesn't have the anti-sway cradles and can only be used on a 2 inch hitch. I attached a review video for both racks. If you...
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  • Ideally a hitched trailer will be level to the ground. We often recommend starting off with the hitch ball being a bit higher - an inch or so - than the top of the coupler on the level trailer since once hitched there will be a degree of squat in the rear of the tow vehicle from the trailer tongue weight. This is perfectly acceptable. You can select a different ball mount for your hitch that gives you additional height (rise) by using the link provided at right. For example,...
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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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  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding/Tilting 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR that you referenced easily slips into any 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch receiver. No professional assistance is needed. The Class III hitches offered for your Acura are the larger-capacity 2-inch size that have a substantial 400-lb tongue weight rating (tongue weight is downward force on the hitch) that should be plenty for your rack and 4 loaded bikes. If your MDX does not have a hitch installed you can choose...
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  • The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13354, would be a good choice for your 2010 Acura MDX. When used with weight distribution, it has a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds and a gross trailer weight capacity of 5,000 pounds. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want to go with one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight of 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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  • 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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  • Although it's intended for a cargo carrier, we have a light kit that work great for you. Part # 98174LED provides long lasting LED lamps that use minimal power but are very bright. You'll also need two brackets for the lamps, part # BK70BB. The brackets could be mounted to the underside of the rack using bolts or even zip ties if the idea of drilling holes in your bike rack doesn't thrill you. Another option would be magnetic tow lamps like # RM-2120 that could be installed...
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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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  • We offer a number of roof rack systems from several manufacturers that are compatible with your 2011 Acura MDX that has no factory roof rails or crossbars. The link provided will take you to our main page for roof racks for the 2011 MDX where you can see offerings from Thule, Yakima and others. The particular components you referenced are not a fit for your MDX. Certain shapes of roof rack crossbars may offer more compatibility with roof boxes than other types. For example,...
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  • Thule and Yakima do not recommend the use of a trunk bike rack to carry more than 2 bikes on your 2014 Acura MDX. Reason being that the rack has to attach to the glass of your vehicle. A hitch bike rack is going to be your best option like the Thule Vertex 4 part # TH9029XT is going to be your best option as you can carry up to 4 bikes and not have to worry about damaging the rear of your vehicle. I attached a review video that shows this rack demoed on a similar 2016 Acura...
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  • The Hidden Hitch part # 87649 would be a great hitch for your 2015 Acura MDX. If you check out the picture I attached you can see that it doesn't protrude beyond the rear bumper after it is installed. I also attached an install video for you to check out. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes...
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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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  • Thule makes excellent bike racks. For a 4 bike rack made by Thule that would allow your bike to lock to the rack and the rack to lock to your hitch you would want the Thule Apex part # TH9025. This is one of the nicest racks around that would work great for you. It can tilt down for rear cargo access and has arced arms to allow for easier bike loading the bikes will be loaded at different heights. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying...
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  • The hitch mounted carrier I recommend for your Honda Ruckus is the Rage PowerSport Steel Motorcycle Carrier, part # MX600. In my research I found the Ruckus weighs about 195 lbs and has a wheelbase right at 50 inches. The rear wheel measures just over 5 inches on the Ruckus. The # MX600 will hold a motorcycle that weighs up to 600 lbs. The track on this carrier is 5-1/2 inches wide and 74-3/4 inches long. It also features a ramp that is 60 inches long. For added security...
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  • Actually the trailer wiring bracket of the Draw Tite hitch part # 75225 that you referenced comes out right under the rear bumper of a 2016 Acura MDX. If you check out the picture I attached I pointed out the bracket with a red arrow and you can see it right under the bumper. For a bracket to attach to the bracket on the hitch you would want the part # 18144 for use with the # 118628 which is a fit for your 2016 Acura MDX.
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  • I can recommend you all of the parts you would want individually, but we don't have a one-size-fits-all package that is designed for your vehicle. First let's start with a hitch. For that I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # C13146. I attached an install video for you to check out. Next you will need to start with a 4-way, for that you would want part # C56192. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For...
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  • Trailer wiring harness # 118628 fits both the 2015 and 2016 Acura MDX. I have included a link showing an example installation for you. For a trailer hitch the most popular option and what I recommend is # C13146. I have linked a video showing an example installation of the hitch as well. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8...
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