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Old 05-04-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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Accessory Splash Guards, cool or not?

Just curious what the opinion is on the factory Accessory splash guards are here. Cool because they give the car a little bit of ground effect look, or bad because they make the Camaro look like a 4x4 or just any other typical car? I'm on the fence about them just wondering what the consensus is about them.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #2
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yea, ive neve been a fan. i got the rear splash guards off the ZL1 because i didnt like the other options. the ZL1 guards are hardly noticable.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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I think they are more functional than cool. I also think they really dont look bad but I made the decision to install them after i read about all the people saying they got peppered with rock chips and I noticed a couple of little chips on my own car and that was it. It's been over three years and I have no chips except the ones I had before I installed the splash guards. I recommend them if you want to minimze the damge...Just my opinion
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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Get them they are well worth the time and money. Looks good but this is based on ones own preference it's subjective.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:06 AM   #5
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I say get them if you're not getting ground effects otherwise. They can help prevent paint chips from what I assume.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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I had them on my IBM 2LT/RS and thought they looked very good and certainly helped with the road spray/rock chip aspect. Like an earlier poster said, if you aren't going GFX, definitely get them.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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That was Ruby's first mod. She already had a few paint chips in her gill area before they were installed. I have never been sorry. No chips in that area since. My car is no garage queen. I drive her so this was a good investment for me. I think they look good too. As a PS I prefer to be behind someone in Camarovans, who also has the quarter flares. They don't throw as many rocks at me!

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #8
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Mud flaps belong on trucks.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #9
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Sorry, don't like them. You asked for opinions. It makes the car look dated. If you're worried about rock dings, get them...but it sounds like you're more concerned about if they'll look good.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #10
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I like them on mine, glad I purchased them. Helps keep the car clean. I don't understand why so many people don't like them.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #11
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Mud flaps belong on trucks.
yeah it looks cool for rocks to actually change the color of my black Camaro to a white .....thats why they r called quarterflares instead of mud flaps, if i had a truck that's what i would call them but i dont... i have a camaro and if i didnt have the quarterflares my paint would be destroyed in certain areas....
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #12
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Ugly.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #13
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I like them. So what if they make the car look dated? It's that nostalgic look that some of us are shooting for anyway. I'd rather have an older/dated looking car than the newer looking 2014!

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #14
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Do a search. You'll see plenty of threads on the debate. For me, my SS is a year-rounder so I have them. I happen to think they also look cool.

Kinda like paint dripping off a canvas. I dig it. The above pic displays it nicely.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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I have the stealth ones on the front. I don't like the OEM ones, they are too big and are very visible.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #16
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Get the ZL1 ones in the rear and the stealth ones in the front. Great combo.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #17
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I don't understand why so many people don't like them.
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.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #18
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My opinion is that they serve their purpose pretty well and they don't look bad at all. To each his/her own

Edit: but I can't wait to take them off for the GFX
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #19
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Go with the ZL1 Rear guards
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #20
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We have zl1 guards on the rear and DIY homemade front zl1 guards best look imo
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #21
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We have zl1 guards on the rear and DIY homemade front zl1 guards best look imo
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #22
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I like them
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #23
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I had them on my 12 lt and now I have them on my 12 ss. I like them myself because of the purpose they serve. I don't think they look bad plus they protect your paint. but this is a some do and some don't like question. if you are going strictly for looks then I would say get the gfx. I
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #24
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Cool? LOL. Functional and decent looking? Yes.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #25
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they serve their purpose, glad I got them, so far don't have any chips after a while you get used to them
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