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Old 03-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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GM - flare out the front wheel wells a little to protect the gills?

Dear GM,

Is it possible to redesign the front wheel well a little so it flares out behind the front wheel, to prevent rocks from flying up and hitting the gills? I've seen some cars designed in such a way.

Right now behind the front wheel, the wheel well goes inward providing a triangle shaped gap for rocks to slip through to hit the gills - a problem all Camaro owners are facing.

I believe it would not affect the appearance of the car for the wheel well behind the front wheel to flare out a little to fill in this "gap". It can flare inward again after that.

Appearance wise it will look a little like having the splash guards installed, except it won't stick out at the bottom, and it won't look so obvious because it will blend into the body.

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Old 03-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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You could install the small flaps that are sold through GM. I've seen quite a few members with those installed.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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i wouldn't get the flaps. as there has been people who have the flaps and still get rock chips on the gills. I don't know much about clear bra but that sounds like the best option i've read on these forums
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