EXL with added roof rack, crossbars, and 18% tint. Thinking about installing the roof rack yourself? It's a piece of cake. The hardest part is laying out the measurements and cutting the roof molding. I would recommend using some type of abrasive chop saw to cut it with. I used a reciprocating saw and did not like the results of the cut.
You sir have the best mod I've seen on any odyssey so far. Tbh, this is something I thought about and didn't act upon yet. Did you paint them yourselves? What paint did you use (the high-temp ones)?
I think a red caliper along with a type-r style rim (with red lips) would be "totally rad."
Its the Duplicolor brush on caliper paint kit. Remove tires, Clean, paint, let dry.
I swear we we are related. First the Supra, then the Odyssey, now corner parking. My wife goes nuts when I'm driving around looking for a corner spot, or on the end, so I can park as close to the edge as possible, leaving as much space between the car next to us as possible.
Painted calipers look great!
I'm torn on clear bras. I've had them on two vehicles now. I get scratches on the bras from rocks that leave marks, which essentially leaves the paint intact but visually has the same issue. Basically I think I'm just leaving the paint great for the next owner which probably isn't the best use of money. I haven't used some of the newer paint chip fixes but they seem much better nowadays.
I also have opticoat on my other vehicle and I will always get some sort of ceramic paint protection, definitely worth the money in my opinion.
2018 Honda Odyssey Elite - Obsidian Blue Pearl/Gray
2016 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Dynamic - Firenze Red/Pimento
2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite - Smoky Topaz/Truffle
2008 Acura MDX Tech/PTG - Steel Blue/Taupe
I looked at the instructions for the rear hatch kick sensor...not doing that one myself no way.
yes i want to add the roof rails and rack, but that cutting (chop saw and/or dremel) freaked me out
This is not a step by step guide to install roof rails, but a few picture pointers that I hope will help the next DIYer.
I used this converter to get my measurements so I could lay out the cuts with a tape measure. https://www.inchcalculator.com/inch-fraction-calculator/
Next step was to convert ALL the measurements at one time and write them down on the Honda instructions so it will be easy to follow. You can also tape and label the parts if this will help.
Use masking tape and make your measurement so you will be able to line up both marks again on the center piece of the roof trim with the body mark.
Removing the roof trim, I used a set of trim panel removal tools that I already had from Crutchfield and a rag to pry against the paint.
If you want, do like I did and put the roof rail brackets on, measure between them to be sure they will fit under the brackets.
Now for the ugly cutting I'm sure there is a tool/blade out there that will do a better job, but at the time, a jig saw is all I had. I have used an abrasive chop saw to cut Ultratite Liquidtite Flex conduit and it works great with that. I just wish I had one! I did find it is better with the jigsaw, to cut only half way through the trim, then start from the opposite side and cut toward the middle to complete the cut.
The cut trim pieces in place.
If you plan on putting the crossbars on now, please take out these screws BEFORE you mount the roof rails. It will save you the headache of standing on your head to take 'em out.
Roof rails and crossbars
Hope this helps!
Windows tinted, visors installed, led light kit for interior and screen protector
Tint is 35% front and 5% rear
I was interested in the LED light kit for the interior. How easy it is to do the conversion @ home.
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I installed Chrome Roof Rails ($414 from CollegeHillsHonda.com) and Chrome Lower Door Garnish ($246 from CollegeHillsHonda.com)
I moved from a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring which came with the roof rails. Was debating over Chrome verses the Black.
I felt that in the 2018 Odyssey the chrome trim was reduced to the bottom of the window line. With a darker color some chrome on the top would add to the glow of the car. Same was my thought process with the lower door garnish.
Let me know your opinions. I am liking it.