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Old 05-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #26
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I put a set on yesterday. I think they look fine.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #27
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I don't have any on the Camaro. Reason was due to a set I had on my Prelude for 11 years. Did they do their job? Yes. Did they also eat into the paint over time where they attached to the body? Yes.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #28
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bottom line... which looks better: quarter flares or tons of paint chips in those areas after a couple of years????...I'll take the protection every time!
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #29
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #30
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As my car is a daily driver (year round, in MN), I can see the necessity. But I think there are better, less obtrusive options out there, like the RPI stealth front guards and the ZL1 rears, or some homemade ones. Help block the crud, and are hardly visible if you aren't looking for them.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:00 PM   #31
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10,000 miles and no rock chips. 'Nuff said.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #32
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Ummmm... because they are ugly and "clunky" looking. However, I don't doubt they help avoid rock chips, mud, etc. I just can't put those things on such an otherwise beautiful car.
Clunky? That's a new word to describe them. I think it adds a bit of flare to the car, maybe a quarters worth lol.

I think all cars should have these mandatory. Would stop quite a few rocks from hitting windshields, causing insurances to decrease (slightly) and would increase visibility while driving during heavy rain.

I'd much rather the custom fit ones that are color matched over some bs universal fit ones that works on the camaro and a Honda fit.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:44 AM   #33
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question about rock guard location.

I am considering putting these on, either the flared out ones or the ZL1 stealthy ones, or both, one or the other in front and other in back.

My question is on another thread some people say that the paint chips in front of the rear wheel. I have already experienced a little of this on my black Camaro and it only has 4200 miles on it. Has anyone else seen this, because I am getting no chips on the body behind my rear wheels.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #34
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I am considering putting these on, either the flared out ones or the ZL1 stealthy ones, or both, one or the other in front and other in back.

My question is on another thread some people say that the paint chips in front of the rear wheel. I have already experienced a little of this on my black Camaro and it only has 4200 miles on it. Has anyone else seen this, because I am getting no chips on the body behind my rear wheels.

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Yes, that's the typical problem area, due to the coke-bottle shape of the car. The gill vent area is prone to chips, so front guards (of sufficient size) will help. The rears aren't as chip prone, possibly due to the angle that rocks strike it at or perhaps because it's plastic behind the rear wheels.

Putting rear guards on might help keep the rear area cleaner, though.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #35
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I think the GM splash guards look like they belong on a SUV not a CAMARO :(
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:15 PM   #36
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if you're going for looks, don't get them...if you want to protect your car from rock chips, get them...it's worth it. I got the stealth guard so it's really not noticeable...
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:46 PM   #37
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Barely noticeable. But great for protecting the paint. Mine are on order.
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