: BRUSHED stainless door sill guards??
10-18-05, 03:24 AM
Hello, does anyone out there know where I can find brushed-finish stainless steel door sill guards for the SRX?
I have seen a few different highly-polished stainless steel sill guards available, but that pretty much defeats the purpose as they would get scratched almost instantly...There is one other sill guard that I found on line that looks like a miniature BBQ grill... Yuk...
10-18-05, 03:55 PM
I think these folks are a supporting vendor ?
Has anybody used these stainless steel things? What kind of quality do these things have, and how are they attached?
10-19-05, 10:30 AM
I bought the stainless door trim application as well as the trim for the bottom of the ground effects/running trim. The quality is good but I notice some small/hazing of the door trim pieces. They look good still but not as new. Maybe I am not cleaning them right but I always wash/wax the SRX. Overall I am happy with the pieces and it ties in well with the chrome roof rails. Just be careful installing them as I pulled lightly on one of the door trim pieces to re align it and I put a small crease in the piece as the 3M tape sticks like crazy...:suspense:
10-19-05, 01:28 PM
I got the E&G classic door sills for mine, through a local Atlanta distributor.
They come in two pieces per door, have a brushed finish, and use 3M stickon strips to install.
They look great and match the stainless side mouldings, but I haven't had them long enough to see how well they protect the sill and what they'll look like after a lot of wear and tear.
There's a Picture of the front passenger door plates installed on my cardomain site, below.
The E&G classics SRX product page, where i found them...
I also put on the E&G classics stainless side mouldings and 6-piece window trim, which you can also see on my cardomain site.
10-19-05, 11:25 PM
Thanks TBird, THAT is what I've been looking for!
10-20-05, 01:40 PM
Nice photos on your cardomain site! What are your ideas, etc on a cold air kit? I have been following some of the input types, but no real performance or mileage data seems to be yet available. I have a 2005 V8 N* std except for towing package, love everything, but find that the intake system seems too small for this engine. Thanks again for your experiences to date.
10-21-05, 09:02 AM
I thought about making a custom intake box or modifying the stock one to take a conical filter, but I can't do anything that would void the warrantee (which leaves only the volant intake). If the volant intake can add 3+ HP (proven on a dyno) and 2+ MPG, I'll get one.
Has anyone checked out the power programmer for the SRX (link below)?
If you had a cold air intake, less restrictive exhaust (magnaflows and high flow cats), and a programmer that would let you adjust your fuel trims and timing, you should be able to get a substantial HP gain.
I'm not sure if the Hypertech unit gives you control over anything but shift points/line pressure, RPM and speedo limits, Octane used, and when the fan turns on or off. I'd be interested in finding out what it actually does for an SRX.
10-21-05, 02:29 PM
Just to be sure, that is for the SRX V8 ? I have been dying to get some tuning done and an exhaust put on our V8. I am big time frustrated about the lack of any performance products for our cars....:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
10-21-05, 04:25 PM
Yes, there appear to be different part numbers for the North* vs the V6. I still would like to know exactly what PCM parameters it can adjust. If it can't affect timing or fuel, it's not worth $300. If you get one, please post your results. You may even want to start a new thread, as this discussion really doesn't belong under door sill guards.