2016 Honda Ridgeline TJIN Edition
This Honda Ridgeline gets tons of new partsby Mark McNabb, on
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a popular truck at this year’s SEMA show. Fox Marketing, MAD Industries, and even Honda all brought customized Ridgelines to the show. Yet another marketing brand has done the same, TJIN Edition. It’s called the Pennzoil Honda Ridgeline and it features a slew of upgraded parts and accessories made to showcase different brands under the TJIN Edition umbrella.
The upgrades range from mild to wild, including such stuff as new suspension system, new wheels and tires, an LED light bar, and a customized interior with new upholstery and stereo system. Even the paint is unique to this show truck. The Ridgeline also includes a matching Honda TRX250X ATV in the bed and a mountain bike mounted on a rack.
There is plenty to see, so keep reading for the full run-down.
Continue reading to learn more about the Honda Ridgeline TJIN Edition.
2016 Honda Ridgeline TJIN Edition
The truck is coated in a custom Axalta paint job and features 20-inch, three-piece Rotiform wheels. The wheels are accented in a matt gold finish that’s seen elsewhere on the truck, including the rear bumper trim and on the Honda ATV’s wheels. All-terrain Falken tires gives the truck a better grip, while a custom Traxda suspension improves the ride height for better off-road ground clearance.
The Rideline’s bed is long enough to accommodate the ATV, although the tailgate has to remain down.
Up front, a push bumper helps protect the Ridgeline’s chin and a LED light bar hides behind the lower grille. Another LED light bar is mounted above the windshield and combines with the lower LED bar to completely illuminate a dark road.
The Rideline’s bed is long enough to accommodate the ATV, although the tailgate has to remain down. The trailer hitch receiver-mounted bike rack has spots for two full-sized bikes.
The Ridgeline’s interior is upgraded with a full set of Katzkin leather seats with red, blue, and black colorings. An upgraded sound system from Scosche gives the truck more appeal to audiophiles. Beyond those changes, the Ridgeline’s interior remains stock. That’s not a bad thing though, as it offers seating for five and a foldable rear bench seat that transforms the rear cab into a large cargo area. When folded down, there is still enough space under the seats for a full golf bad.
Not too much has changed with the engine and transmission, though there are some updates to talk about. First, a MagnaFlow exhaust system helps the 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 breath a bit easier. A set of Baer big brakes, complete with new rotors and calipers, help scrub speed. Everything else remains factory.
Note: Standard Honda Ridgeline drivetrain shown here.
A MagnaFlow exhaust system helps the 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 breath a bit easier.
Nevertheless, the 3.5-liter V-6 provides plenty of power for hauling the ATV and five passengers to the trail. It makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque thanks to the VTEC system, which modulates valve timing, lift profile, and duration of the intake valves.
The engine is built to take a beating, too. It features forged steel connecting rods that are “crack separated,” meaning that when joined and bolted back together onto the crankshaft, the rods have an extra strong grip. The engine has four-bold main caps that hold the high-strength steel crankshaft inside the aluminum block. Aluminum cylinder head work in conjunction with the aluminum block to keep weight down.
The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and Honda’s AWD system. In standard form, the AWD Ridgeline is EPA-estimated to get 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
Tjin Edition didn’t let the ATV attend SEMA without modifications. It features the same Axalta paint job, a revised suspension with Fox shocks, powder coated wheels from Rotiform that match the Ridgeline’s, a custom CT seat, Scosche “boom bottles” for sound, and a MagnaFlow exhaust. Of course, the ATV is running Pennzoil lubricants and is covered in logos by Daley Visual.
Read our full review on the Honda TRX250X here.
The Tjin Edition Honda Ridgeline is a conglomeration project with a wide assortment of companies pitching in. They range from industry titans like MagnaFlow, Baer, and Katzkin to other companies we’ve never heard of.
Regardless, this Ridgeline seems ready for SEMA thanks to all the changes and modifications is boasts. And while we’re not big fans of the color combinations and graphics, we’re betting some of you are. Let us know what you think in the comments below.