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Has anybody purchased and self-installed the lower bumper trim?

Also, I have read that it is "plastic" and I'm looking to confirm that.

By the way, this is a great site!

Thanks, in advance!

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Hello Hondacop,
I bought my Ridgeline with those chrome bumper trims on both the front and the rear. I just checked them out and I believe that they are plastic. I do have to admit, that they do look good on the black Ridgeline. I wasn't going to put them on, but since the dealer was selling the truck with them installed already, I bought it that way. I would've put them on if I bought it without.
 

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If you're refering to the brush guard it's also plastic. It's purely for looks, certainly not made for pushing anything. It would provide some protection at parking speeds if you bump a wall or tree as it would take the ding instead of your painted bumper. Honda is into safety and having a real steel structure up front mounted to the frame is quite bad safety wise, as CISMO has pointed out a few times, not allowing the crumple zones to work as designed to absorb energy.
 

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My bad! I was refering to the "brush guard".
I was wondering if , with a little extra support, a set of "off road" lights could be mounted either above or below the upper "bar". It looks like the wiring could be hidden inside. :confused:
I am open to opinions and suggestions!

Again, thanks to you guys for the input! :)

Hondacop

(bty, the ridge is my 16th Honda!) :D
 

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hondacop said:
My bad! I was refering to the "brush guard".
I was wondering if , with a little extra support, a set of "off road" lights could be mounted either above or below the upper "bar". It looks like the wiring could be hidden inside. :confused:
I am open to opinions and suggestions!
Hmmmm, not sure about that. It doesn't have any openings so you would not be able to get a nut on the inside to secure a mounting bolt. Maybe if you had a mounting plate you could hot glue to the guard and use some screws too it might hold. Or you could cut a finger hole on the bottom to get a nut on the inside. At any rate it's thin plastic so I'd suggest a mounting plate of some sort, something more than just a bolt and washer.
 

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Is the top part of the Lower Trim (Brush guard) chrome or does it perfectly match the roof rack silver?

TIA

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Hondacop, you are correct in using the term "Front lower bumper trim" as this is how Honda has marketed this item to the public. Brush guard would seem a more logical term but nevertheless, it certainly adds quite a bit of flair to the truck.

If combined with the front and rear chrome bumper trim package, the look is quite amazing. The front lower bumper trim is made of a very light high impact charcoal-colored plastic which certainly avoids having to bolt it onto the frame since the plastic bumper/grille actually floats using a few plastic rivets and bolts to secure it. The chrome portion is also a plastic core that has been heavily chromed.

Installation is very easy although it requires removal of the bumper/grille. Drilling holes are clearly marked on the inside of the bumper making easing drilling location. Once you remove the front bumper/grille, you will be shocked at how little frontal protection your truck really has in the event of a minor collision.
 
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