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Old 06-22-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
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1LE Front rock guards

So I posted a few pictures of my car and got a ton of questions about my front rock guards.

They were made from highland mud guards from Advance Auto parts.

The cardboard was used as a template and with a little trial and error they were fitted to the car. You will have to figure out where to drill the holes, cause they will affect how far out you want your guards to stick out.

I have Attached a pdf scan of the cardboard template that was made to test the fit.

Factory mounting hardware was used and instead of drilling any more holes in the body and 3M VHB double sided tape was used to further secure the tops of the rock guards. I also used the full length of the mud guards, they go pretty low, but take care of stuff hitting the bottom of the car also. Area was cleaned with alcohol to make sure the 3M VHB would stick and it was applied in above 70 degree temp and given 24 hrs to cure before being driven. Basically 3M VHB was applied liberally on the outside of the rock guard. We had to also make sure that the rock guard was out far enough on the top to get the best protection. My dad said that the car looked like dumbo, but ill take that over sandblasting my gills.

The results speak for themselves. I hear rocks pinging off the rock guards and not off my lower painted surfaces. On the way home from the dealer I got one good chip on my passenger gill. Since I have put these on I haven't noticed any new chips on my gills.

As I said to the dealer after I bought the car, these tires pick up everything except women. He laughed as I asked for factory touch up paint.

Good luck to all who attempt this and I assume no responsibility for any damage you do to your car yada yada yada...

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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I bet I won't take four hours to install them like the Dealership did on mine yesterday....I do like those you have made...
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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Hey thanks eleven . Looking for mud guards is now on my Saturday to do list. I see some being sold on Ebay for a decently fair price and there are the ones Showstopper offers.....but I'm just not digging either one Your DO look nice
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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Thanks, and a grand total of $8.64 iirc!!!

I couldn't justify spending $$$ on something that could be made for under $15 and about 1hr of time. Plus the fact that all the other ones I have seen want you to drill near the top of the flap. That part of the fender is very slim so I could see it breaking really soon if I drilled it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:48 PM   #5
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Thanks, and a grand total of $8.64 iirc!!!

I couldn't justify spending $$$ on something that could be made for under $15 and about 1hr of time. Plus the fact that all the other ones I have seen want you to drill near the top of the flap. That part of the fender is very slim so I could see it breaking really soon if I drilled it.
On the DIY, they used speed clips at the top to keep the top part of the guard mounted tight, no drilling involved.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:52 AM   #6
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Hey thanks eleven . Looking for mud guards is now on my Saturday to do list. I see some being sold on Ebay for a decently fair price and there are the ones Showstopper offers.....but I'm just not digging either one Your DO look nice

I have front and rear ones from show stopper. heres how they look
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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How did you attach the rear rock guards? I ordered the ones off of ebay but can not figure out how to do the rear ones.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #8
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How did you attach the rear rock guards? I ordered the ones off of ebay but can not figure out how to do the rear ones.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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To the OP...do you have the part #??? Thanks
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #10
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On the DIY, they used speed clips at the top to keep the top part of the guard mounted tight, no drilling involved.
I have RPI Designs Stealth Guards on the front that are clipped and little stones eventually get caught and build up between the unsupported section and fender causing a gap. I haven't done it yet but think double sided tape would be better.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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Here's a pic of the ones I made for the front. Used the factory two holes on the bottom & 3 black clips along the fender. I put black electric tape along the rim on the fender to prevent the plastic from rubbing on the paint. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #12
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Thank you for posting the template. I wish more people did the same.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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The SKU# is on the picture of my first post. I got them at advance auto parts.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:18 PM   #14
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:09 AM   #15
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I have RPI Designs Stealth Guards on the front that are clipped and little stones eventually get caught and build up between the unsupported section and fender causing a gap. I haven't done it yet but think double sided tape would be better.

You know after reading this I thought what if I put some silicone sealant on the inside of the flap, to prevent rocks from getting caught in there or sticking to the 3M tape. Ill have to inspect it and maybe try it.
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Do they actually do anything? I don't see how the rear ones are any benefit?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:18 AM   #17
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Do they actually do anything? I don't see how the rear ones are any benefit?
The rear ones could come out further on the side IMO. But yes I do notice that the rears acutally do something.

When I clean my car I dont see as much dirt splashed on the bottom of the bumper as I once did. Also the tire shine I used would fling all over the paint. When I used that particular shine I didnt notice it as much (on the paint) after the guards were on.

For me I would always hear little rocks hitting the back of the car. Thats why I bought all 4. Now I hardly hear it at all with these on
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:41 PM   #18
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flaps front and rear

i like them.

sorry pics are really big.. not sure why. sorry in advance.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #19
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Where did you get those front mud flaps?
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i like them.

sorry pics are really big.. not sure why. sorry in advance.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:50 PM   #20
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from a seller here. he said he got them from ebay
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:08 PM   #21
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I have front and rear ones from show stopper. heres how they look
I like the look of those, I can onky find rock guards for the front wheels. Any links or info appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:01 PM   #22
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I like the look of those, I can onky find rock guards for the front wheels. Any links or info appreciated.
http://showstopperaccessories.com/pr...Guard-Kit.html
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #23
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I have the OEM splash guards.I had these on my 2011 1LTRS/RS,since these were like $200.00 i didn't want to let them go.I sanded,and painted with black matte paint and put them on my 1LE.I have absolutely no issues,or nicks in my paint,on either car,and they look better then just a piece of plastic.
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