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Here is a list of upgrades I have accomplished so far since picking up my Passport:

1. WeatherTech: Changed out the Honda floor mats for WeatherTech 3D floor mats (Model: 448391IM-448392). Added a Bumpstep (Model: 8ALPBF1) and Bumpframe w/ SS Hitch Pin (Model: 8A3BSWHP3). And bought the Sunshade (Model: TS1257) and storage bag (Model: 8WTTSB2);
3. CupHolderHero: Added liners w/ grey accent. I kept the Honda OEM mat that is down in the center console abyss as it has a nice lip on it;
4. Photodon: Applied a screen protector 8" in 9HO (Model: 2368-02). This went on quite well with no bubbles/ dust/ etc;
5. Saddleman: Put on Neosupreme seat covers on the front and rear seats. There are a couple ongoing issues with this and I am in contact with Saddleman at the moment, but for the most part they are quite nice. I do a lot of diving, so I need to protect the leather seats from water damage. I may wind up going with a full Neoprene for the drivers-side seat just for even more protection;
6. Wheels and Tires: Black Rhino Overland 18x8 (Model: 1880VRL355120M76), Falken Wildpeak AT3W 265/60R18 (Model: 28034854), Continental VDO 3751 TPMS Sensors (Model: 31302096), Bimecc Lug Nut Set M14x1.5 Small-Diameter 2.2" (Model: 80547). Hub Centric Rings and Lock Set are on order. I bought a fifth wheel/tire to have a full-size spare for when I head up to the mountains (no, not in FL). The techs at Honda were able to adjust the TPMS system for the different nominal tire pressure (36psi), but there is no way to change tire size in the system for the Passport/ Pilot/ Ridgeline. Purchased and installed by Discount Tire in Gainesville, FL;
7. Tint & PPF: Llumar Formula One Stratos 30 window tint all around including the sunroof and Llumar PPF film on the full front up the A-Pillars and the leading edge of the roof. Both were performed by Custom Glass and Tint in Gainesville, FL;
8. Ceramic Coating: IGL Ecocoat Kenzo (5-year) ceramic coating over the entire vehicle. Performed by 352 Ceramic & Detail in Ocala, FL;
9. Interior Lighting: I've changed out almost all the interior lights in the vehicle for LEDs (I still need to do the center console and glove box). Important note for the future, pull the 7.5A fuse before removing the existing bulbs (they are very, very hot even with gloves on). Here is the list of LEDs I used:
a. Front and Rear Map Lights: Sylvania Zevo 168 LED Mini-Bulb (4x bulbs);
b. Front Door Courtesy Lights: Sylvania Zevo 194 LED Mini-Bulb (2x bulbs);
c. Rear Cargo Light: SiriusLED 194 T10 Mini-Wedge LED (1x bulb);
d. Vanity Lights: PARTSam 6641F 29mm LED Festoon Bulb (4x bulbs);
e. Center Console and Glove Box Lights: [Brand: 1797?] 2721 T5 Mini-Wedge LED (2x bulbs);

A few items for the trunk:
1. Hulkman Alpha 85 Jump Starter (Model: 85A);
2. ThisWorks 12Vdc Car Vacuum Cleaner (Model: TWVC01BP1);

These are some items I have purchased but not installed yet:
1. NoLo Designs: Skid Plate and Rear Differential Plate;
2. Truxxx: 2" Front/Rear Lift Kit;
3. Lamin-X: Yellow Fog Light Covers;
4. VCMTuner: VCMTuner II for 2007+;

And a couple things I plan to add in the near future:
1. Honda OEM door visors;
2. Honda OEM black emblems for the rear (AWD, Elite, H, Passport);
 

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Bumpstep added:
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Screen protector added:
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Liners added:
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New treads (before):
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Seat covers:
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WOW, looks great, you've been very busy with all your upgrades, but I think they are all super useful...!

Oh and welcome to the Forum...
 

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WOW, looks great, you've been very busy with all your upgrades, but I think they are all super useful...!

Oh and welcome to the Forum...
Thanks. I've been a long-time lurker on the forum, researching everything and seeing what others had done, what worked, what didn't work. I've also been following JonDZ on Youtube. The things he does with his Passport are amazing.
 

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Thanks. I've been a long-time lurker on the forum, researching everything and seeing what others had done, what worked, what didn't work. I've also been following JonDZ on Youtube. The things he does with his Passport are amazing.
Oh yeah, I was talking with Jon on one of his vids and found out he lives about 10 miles from me. I go to some of the same general areas he goes to, but I go camping/fishing/hiking, while he does the overlanding/offroading... Maybe someday I'll cross paths with him...

I bought some Black Rhinos too (Arches) but went with a less aggressive A/T tire (Cont. Terrain Contact), but otherwise our PP's look very similar....
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Awesome upgrades buddy. Quick question. I want to get the ceramic coat done as well. How much were you quoted if you don't mind me asking. And in what state?
It was $750 for the 5-year ceramic coating. I'm in Gainesville, FL, but had it done in Ocala, FL (about 30 minutes south).
 

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I just changed out the center console bulb. I'll have to wait for night time to see how it affects the visibility.
 

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Looks great i like the wheels and aggressive tires do the tires have any issue with rubbing? How is the tread noise with the aggressive tread design?
 

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Looks great i like the wheels and aggressive tires do the tires have any issue with rubbing? How is the tread noise with the aggressive tread design?
No rubbing. JonDZ has a great video on max tire sizes (
). There’s a little extra hum due to the tires at high speed (75mph), but it’s not much. I considered the Nitto RidgeGrapplers and the Continental TerrainContacts, but the Falkens were just a little better (in my own research).
 

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thanks for the feedback. so you found that the falcons had the least amount of road noise compared to the others you mentioned?
 

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did you notice much difference in the speedometer reading and what about gas mileage any noticeable change going to the taller wider tire?
 

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thanks for the feedback. so you found that the falcons had the least amount of road noise compared to the others you mentioned?
Not really the road noise, but there are numerous reports of chunking with the Nitto’s and that isn’t covered under their warranty. I’m not going to spend that kind of money only to have blocks of the tread rip off with no recourse. The Falken’s edged out the Conti’s in numerous reviews I read on each. Road noise was not the highest concern. I knew there would be a little extra, but reliability, durability, and wet traction were my main concerns. It rains in Florida. A lot. The motto should be ‘The Rain State’.
 

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did you notice much difference in the speedometer reading and what about gas mileage any noticeable change going to the taller wider tire?
I haven’t put many miles on it as I’ve still been outfitting it. I’ll update this with what I get when I head down south for Thanksgiving. It also still has the break-in fluid, so mileage will be worse than normal to begin with.
 

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after going back and forth for over 2 months deciding what to put on my car and seeing how your setup looks i think im sold and I'm seriously considering going the exact same route you did i have the same color pp as well ..any advice on where to purchase for the best price.
 

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I went with Discount Tire. Not sure if that was necessarily the cheapest route, but they deal in both Black Rhino and Falken. I also got 5 of everything so I would have a full-size spare. They did an amazing job. Make sure they order the hub centric rings for a proper fit. Mine are on order, just waiting for them to come in.
 
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