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Old 09-23-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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My RPI Stealth install instructions for my 2014 RS

I recently purchased the RPI Stealth Splash Guards and I must say after completing the install *without any instructions from RPI* i must say they do look good. I was however not at all satisfied with they way they arrived *NO INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS (NOT EVEN ON THEIR WEBSITE), SCRATCHED, AND POORLY EXECUTED HARDWARE). For $50 dollars I would have expected a far better quality product. Here are my install instructions and what I did to make them satisfactory to me. Questions and comments are welcome.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #2
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #5
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:17 PM   #6
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #7
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:19 PM   #8
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:20 PM   #9
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:20 PM   #10
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #11
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:27 PM   #12
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Thats all folks. Hope this is helpful to someone who purchased these and are having install issues. I think all said and done I will likely purchase the ZL1 rear splash guards. I am not sure how long the rears will hold up. I may cut that plastic L bracket and add some 3M tape to help secure the rears.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:45 PM   #13
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These were a nightmare to install.

Ditto on trimming the crappy pieces of plastic tubing, and having to cut down the ridiculously long screws.

When installed properly, they do their job pretty well (better than I expected). So at least there's that.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:10 PM   #14
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Did you just buy the fronts?

I bought front and rear and the fronts fit great with no modifications and I used my factory screws, the rears however required a zip tie and a hole to be drilled in the wheel well
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:23 PM   #15
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Both the front and backs - While I agree the fronts fit ok with factory screws I did not like the metal clips they sent so I used 3M body tape instead. For the rears I think I will cut the plastic L bracket and apply 3M tape on both sides and use that to help hold the top in place. I do not want to drill any holes. I might also order the ZL1 rear splash guards. I have read that other forum members have had good things to say about them.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:11 AM   #16
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Yup, what a pain in the A$$. Now I know why the others have a ridiculous price tag. You get what you pay for.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:26 AM   #17
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Exactly brwk. Though I still feel this item was overpriced. They are worth maybe 20 to 25 bucks in my opinion. Maybe worth 50 if they came with instructions and better hardware. I now know why their website does not show any up close images of their product. I wonder if something changed with this company as many others did not seem to have any complaints.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:59 AM   #18
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I was looking at these but decided against them because of the quality and the size. It looks like these don't protect a lot.

I bought Husky Liner mud guards instead and the backs installed and fit perfectly. No extra hardware and they used the 3 existing screws. They protect very well and were well worth the $100. The fronts were a little bit different and either require 3M tape (which I used) or screws into the wheel well (which they provide).
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:48 PM   #19
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Other than not receiving one of the spacers for the rear I had no issues with my install or quality. I used the metal clip but intend to change out to 3M tape at some point. That would be the weak spot in the design for me. Oh, and they came with instructions. I like the fit and they have protected well....just my $0.02!
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:43 PM   #20
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Maybe mine were packaged on a Friday. lol.. either that or they put the wrong kit inside the box. (as far as the super long screws) I ended up cutting the plastic L bracket and applying 3M to both sides and stuck it behind the upper part of the rears. Now they feel snug. As long as they protect against rock chips and hold up at this point that is all that matters.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:45 PM   #21
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The ZL-1 rear guards are great, have them on the rear, and RPI's on the front.
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM   #22
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I too ditched the clear "L" things and just used the 3m tape as well, after I got them on I wished I would have plastidip them like you did. Mine didn't have scratches like yours but theyre just a little to glossy down there for my tastes. I also didn't trim the spacers or the screws and got it to work and didn't take the wheels off. it was a PITA but got them in eventually. some reason I like doing everything the hard way...

ps. Mine didn't come with any instructions whatsoever, and that L bracket wasn't a 90deg, more like a 7...completely useless in every way
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