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Purchased new 2.25.17

2017 RTL-T AWD



Modifications:
-WeatherTech floor liners - front, rear, underseat

Wife picked up a leftover 2016 CR-V EX-L Navi 3.8.17 too


Full fleet of white cars now
 

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Looks Good, So are they the same "White" color or are they different

So about $70k in one visit, hope the dealer was nice ;)
 

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Looks Good, So are they the same "White" color or are they different

So about $70k in one visit, hope the dealer was nice ;)
Both are White Diamond Pearl.

Separate dealers. RL was invoice and the CR-V was a few thousand under invoice.
 

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Purchased new 2.25.18

Full fleet of white cars now
Pleasure to finally meet someone from the future!

Please let the rest of us commoners know how time travel works.

Congrats on the new Ridgeline. It's a fantastic rig.
 

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Congrats! I work in Pittsburgh, so maybe we'll see each other around :) Mine has paw prints on the rear window.
Nice! My goldendoodle would appreciate that. Lol.

Pleasure to finally meet someone from the future!

Please let the rest of us commoners know how time travel works.

Congrats on the new Ridgeline. It's a fantastic rig.
Thanks
 

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Changed the oil and rotated the tires over the weekend... ~4,8xx mi. on it.

Castrol Syntex 0w20 and K&N Filter
 

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Mounted 20x8 +55 Acura MDX Advance wheels

245/50/20 - Yokohama YK740 GTX (would have preferred Michelin Defender LTX, but not available in size)
 

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After a $2 hotwater self wash

 

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Changed the trans, transfer case, and differential fluids.

4 qts ATF (add what is drained out)
1 qt HGO (add till it flows out fill hole)
2 qts dual pump fluid (add till it flows out fill hole)
 

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Changed the trans, transfer case, and differential fluids.

4 qts ATF (add what is drained out)
1 qt HGO (add till it flows out fill hole)
2 qts dual pump fluid (add till it flows out fill hole)
Did you do the “burp” procedure on the rear differential.

If I recall correctly, you cycle the ignition switch, it’s been discussed before.
 

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Did you do the “burp” procedure on the rear differential.

If I recall correctly, you cycle the ignition switch, it’s been discussed before.
yes i did...
 

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Since I moved from DaBurgh, I haven't had a chance to drive anything in the snow. Please, please, please tell me how the Ridgeline does on the hills in snowy Pittsburgh. I used to enjoy going out on a cold, snowy day and hitting the hills of Pittsburgh in 4WD mode in my 93 Cherokee and even getting stuck in some of my front wheel drive cars.
 

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Since I moved from DaBurgh, I haven't had a chance to drive anything in the snow. Please, please, please tell me how the Ridgeline does on the hills in snowy Pittsburgh. I used to enjoy going out on a cold, snowy day and hitting the hills of Pittsburgh in 4WD mode in my 93 Cherokee and even getting stuck in some of my front wheel drive cars.
Ha, does so well it's a boring experience.

Doesn't allow much slip angle and it's FWD biased, so it's not something you can drift. It'll understeer or push 1st.
 

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I just towed with mine from da' burgh to da' UP of Michigan for a snowmobile ride in the woods. On the way up it was uneventful due to no snow on the I-75 and some new snow only on the back roads of Rt 2 and a few others. But on the way back whoa, I-75 sucked for hundreds of miles. What I noticed is that towing the trailer with it at 55-65mph that the whole truck would kinda "shimmy" front to back a little based on traction on the highway. Meaning with the icy roads that were sometimes fully icy it would start to slow down a little as it tried to regain traction and then on stretches where it was just icy patches mixed with solid road surface sections it would "shimmy" the front and rear with the 2 place trailer on it. Not sure what that was from but when I put it into snow mode it reduced that behavior and I'm guessing it has something to do with the truck mostly using front wheel drive in normal mode. And then trying to switch to AWD mode when it detected slipping. Possibly the overdriving of the rear wheels causes the "shimmy" to occur. Not sure about it all but it was a noticeable event that occurred in "normal" driving mode which didn't show up when in "snow" mode.
BTW my tires have 22k miles on the original Firestone Destinations. And IMO unlike others on here with them I feel they are actually decent still for traction in the snow. I'm sure by next fall I'll be thinking new tires as it'll have over 30k on it by then. But for this winter driving event in the UP it was fine.

Steve

PS for those interested in my pictures from the ride I've got several hundred to view along with the tracklog from my GPS of the ride on the trails up there.
http://users.zoominternet.net/~stevem5215/
 

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Just traded this in last night at Valley Honda in Pittsburgh, PA
-37,745 mi

Clean as they come. Any interested buyers. Keep an eye out!
 
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