This 2020 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E received a complete chrome delete treatment. It gives you the appearance of the hard-to-find Black Edition, but with bigger wheels and tires.
This vehicle is listed for sale at Ed Napleton Honda in St. Peters.
|20-Inch Fuel Sledge D595 Wheels||30.5-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires 265/50/20|
|1.5-Inch Truxxx Suspension Leveling Kit||Chrome Delete|
|Gloss Black Painted Emblems||Window Tint|
The front end is raised with a 1.5-inch leveling kit from Truxxx. It removes factory rake without interfering with any electronic settings for the AWD. Honda even trusts this kit on its own vehicles, using it on the official Honda Motocross team truck.
Wheels & Tires
The Truxxx leveling kits allows up to a 30.5 inch tire, and that’s exactly what we used. 265/50/20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers give this Ridgeline a lot of off road styling and performance.
This hybrid terrain tire features two different sidewall designs. We opted for the aggressive “saw tooth” styled sidewall for this build.
The Nitto tires surround black Fuel Sledge wheels (Model D595). These 20×9 beauties have a 6 split-spoke structure with a beadlock design. The beveled rectangular spokes are a nice tie-in to the Ridgeline’s grille design.
From windows to the door handles, we covered up every piece of chrome trim. This technique gives you a true blackout look.
Matte black or gloss black vinyl are the common choice for “de-chroming“. We used gloss black to match the body color of the Ridgeline. All window trim, mirror accents, rear bumper accents, door handles, and chrome grille accents were wrapped.
We removed the Ridgeline nameplates on the tailgate and painted them gloss black to match the rest of the truck.
The front Honda badge is the only chrome we left alone. The Ridgeline’s millimeter wave radar sensor sits directly behind the front grille badge. The collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control systems rely on this sensor to function. This makes any modifications to this area tricky. We leave any safety feature-affecting mods like this for the customer to do on their own if they wish
The Ridgeline has a very versatile bed and adding a tonneau cover would increase it even more. You could also lean into the aggressive off road look by adding a bull bar to the front. A textured or gloss black finish would look great.