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I tried to put my hard plastic mudguards on today. For those of you that installed them yourselves... how did you get the rear guards on with the back tires in the way.

Also... i am not sure if I have the correct ones for my fronts. For some reason, there are only holes for one screw on each front mudguard. If anyone has these can you check to see how many screws went into your FRONT mudguards. Thanks
 

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how about some pix? I have contemplated splashguards, but i thought they would look dumb on my ride...unless I had em painted.
 

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djpill- I installed mine and the insructions were very clear. My memory, after about 11 months, is not. As I recall, the front is a 2 screw as is the back, but they send some clip things to use like a nut behind the fender material. Did I have to drill an extra hole? Don't remember, but I'm sure the instructions told me everything I had to do. And the back ... hmmm, I think I had to take the wheels off to do them.
thrasher - I have Inf Red and there is enough black on the car that they fit right in. I had splashguards painted on another car and the guards are just flexible enough that even with the prep and special primer, those suckers were very prone to chipping and cracking. I'll never paint guards again!
Look at my photos on the R/T owners photo page.

[ October 28, 2001: Message edited by: Don ]
 

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I bought my R/T with the mud guards already installed and painted, and at 10,000 miles they were indeed cracked and chipped. I used an offest screwdriver to get the rear ones off. A little bit of trouble, but no biggee. The paint shop I've used said the previous owner didn't use the correct primer (or ANY primer), so I'm going to give painting them another try. I've got Inferno Red and personally, I love the mono-chrome look of the painted guards, but if the paint flakes off again, I'll go with the black. Once I get them back and installed, I'll try to get some pictures up.
 

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Don- I looked at your RT pics to see how the mud flaps looked on your car, but it is kind of hard to see them with the angle that the pic was taken from. Do you have a pic you could post of your car from a rear/side angle?

Thanks...
 

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You have to use one of those 90 degree screwdrivers or angled or whatever they are called, to get the back flaps on. Remove the factory trim screws first. The rear flaps just bolt right on without any drilling. The front flaps require that you drill two holes into the fender wheel well using the holes that are already in each flap. You need to remove the factory trim screw at the top first. Now attach the top screw and tighten. You can now use the flap itself as a guide to drill the other two holes. Make sure you hold the flap snugly against the car before you drill the holes for a tight fit. The instructions told me that I would need to trim some plastic on the front fender liner, but this was not true. GOOD LUCK
 

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jigsawman - I went out and took some dig photos to send to you, dirty car and all, but your email isn't listed! Email me with your address and I'll fire off a couple to you.
 

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-Don

Whoops! I did not realize I had that turned off. I'll correct my profile and send you my email directly as well.
 

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I could not access your email address to send you my email address. You should be able to see mine now though. Thanks in advance for the pics.
 

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uhh...send em to me too while yer at it :)...pleeze!
 

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One problem though.... when you guys installed the mudguards for the rear... did you have to take the rear tires off? It looks like I will have to take them off to get this on because I cant screw them on with the tire in the way. If this is more a pain in the ass than its worth it, i may just pay my dealer an hour labor to raise the car on the lift, take off the tires and put them on.
 

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DJ, just use a jack and take one wheel off at a time if you don't have a 90 degree screwdriver. No sense giving the dealer any money, especially since they could do it in 15 mins and will charge you an hour for it.
 

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FYI, the screwdriver in question is like 5 bucks at sears. just though i'd mention that.
 

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DJ, if you come out here this weekend, I can try to give you a hand. I have a jack and a power driver with self tapping screws. Did you paint the mudguards? (you probably wrote if you did or not, I'm just too lazy to go back and read all this :) )
 
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