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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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GCA Splash Guard install w/ pics

The install is pretty simple over all. You do have to remove the rear tires but there's nothing difficult about that. Once installed they look like they came on the car. The fit is perfect and you can hardly tell they're there. Now I know some people say "mud flaps" don't belong on Vettes but these are far from "mud flaps" and don't forget they come stock on a Z06. OK now on to the install.

Here is everything ready to go.

You need these two tools to complete the install however you can just use a small screwdriver instead of the pry tool.

The drill bit is kind of an odd size and I didn't have one in my set but I picked one up at Lowes.

For the fronts you need to remove the push pins inside the wheel well.
Just pry the head up and pop them out.

This is what the push pins look like once removed.

The new push pins (on the left) are obviously larger than the stock ones but they fit with no problem.

This is what the back of the splash guard looks like. The red line is backing for the tape seal that helps secure it to the car.

Clean the edge with the alcohol pad provided.

Put the push pins in but not all the way.

You want to leave them like this until you pull the backing from the tape and stick them on.

Pull the backing off. Make sure you place it where you want it the first time because the tape sticks really well.
The directions say to push with 20-30 pounds of pressure and "iron" it on from the bottom. I have no idea how much 20-30 pounds feels like so I just pushed them on with a lot of force.

Once they are secured with the tape you can push the pins in all the way. This does take some force so push hard.

And here you go. Now just repeat on the other side. Then on to the rears.

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For the rears you need to remove the tire to give yourself some room to work.

Once the tire is removed, place the splash guard in place making sure that the bottom is flush with the car. Then tape it in place with some masking tape.

Mark the holes with a marker or whatever you prefer and drill the holes.

Here they are all drilled.

Then put the push pins in but like the fronts don't put them in all the way until you secure the tape.

After the tape is secured (same as the process for the fronts) push the pins in all the way. Again they do require some force so push hard.

Just repeat for the other side and you're all done. This mod is well worth it and I think they should come on the car like this. BTW I know my car is DIRTY but don't worry it's well protected with Wolfgang 3.0 Paint Sealant from Autogeek. I drive my car ALL the time and trust me a little dirt doesn't hurt..
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I just bought a set of guards from GM for my 08 coupe. This is a big help. Although I'm not to keen about drilling holes. These are much needed for the roads here in MA. Thanks for your time.
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I was thinking the same thing about mudflaps. Can you notice the difference ? Thanks for the valuable info.
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