ROC Rank: Freshman
Join Date: May 2011
Model Year: 2007
Color: Billet Silver Metallic
Things Honda should change in 2012/2013 for the Ridgeline
Honda should break off a piece of their best engineers and designers to transform the ridgeline from an SUT to just a truck. Yes the RL is quite versatile with the 2 way tailgate, under bed trunk, folding rear seats and its overall look but for someone who uses it as a SUT and needs a truck occasionally, it can't really compare to a full size pickup. I think and I'm sure many others would agree that the RL needs some upgrades. Such as a real truck frame. This would allow for more towing capacity of course. This upgraded frame would also allow for the much desired lift kit. A solid axle setup is not nessesary for offroading but surely would help for those consumers. To work with the frame it would need a V8, or a V6 comparable to fords ecoboost V6. And attached to that engine would be a stronger trans to work with that power. The drivetrain should include the standard 4x4 features most trucks have, instead of having power in the rear for 18 mph at a time. You might be thinking that this would be wasteful because it would be like any other truck now, but the thing that would still set this monster apart would be the "Honda Touch". Every other truck lacks a duel action tailgate, an under bed trunk, 40 cubic feet of storage in the rear of the cab with seats up, all the spaces for nic nacs, chargers, phones, food, drinks and other junk, so this would be in all the ultimate truck because of hondas innovations. The upgrade of the RL would put Honda in the truck market along side of Toyota and Nissan.
2007 RT, extang bed cover, 2 navigator driving lights(behind grille),OEM roof rack(black), 4 navigator spot/offroad lights on roof rack, black ice car freshener, 3rd infantry division window sticker, 2 metal relay switches for lights.