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post #1 of 9 Old 03-19-2015, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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RPI splash guard install

SO today I got my RPI splash guards and installed them, they were $50 and shipping they do have a discount site on their site I believe for 5% off..


Install was fairly easy as I had a offset screw driver and did not have to remove the rear wheels, I did take pics and the little red double sided tape angles they include for the rear guards were a joke as the angle was not a true 90 degree and I did it with out them. They came with a couple clips to tie the front to the inside of the front fender at the top, and it was easy to figure out though the site to buy them had no instructions that were worth a hoot...

So I attached the front easy with the stock fasteners by turning the wheels, the rears the space between the fender well and the fender is a couple inches so they come with some cheap plastic tubing cut to length and some screws to take the place of stock screws and the little L brackets with double sided tape you could use to help....only not really worth the pain I would have had to bend them with heat and they were not really necessary. The trick for the back ones is to use the little install tool I already had and I also had a very stubby Phillips head and a 1/4 drive socket set. The old screws I removed with the star fitting they send though I had my own and just chucked it up in a 7mm socket to get them out.

The install I used my tool and just took my time and made sure the screws went into the holes the originals came out of and then they thread into the fender support for the fender well. The trick was to tighten the screws until they were even lower than the side view angle to see the head and slightly tweak the screws to make them move to the angle needed to make the plastic the same shape as the fender opening without leaving a gap. I think they will be worth the investment as my gill area has some road rash as do the rear lower fenders on the quarters that I intend to touch up with Dr.color chip.

Here are also a couple pics of the recent installs of my PFYC zl1 spoiler in crystal claret pearl tricoat which perfectly matched my paint , and the MRT louvers I like.

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And the offset screw driver I used with one of the red double sided tape plastic supports I did not use.

Well I hope today is good for you all I thought I would give this review, over all I think for the price its ok, and will help keep road rash down, the attachment to the rears a little cheap but it will work and I can improve it as I wanted to make sure they were tight to the wheel well in the fender and not flap around. I could see were they may if I bottomed out somewhere when they get old and brittle maybe get bent or broke sticking down below the frame rail and pinch welds etc... But that's o.k. Happy motoring in our awesome Camaros, and comments are always welcome friends!

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SO today I got my RPI splash guards and installed them, they were $50 and shipping they do have a discount site on their site I believe for 5% off..


Install was fairly easy as I had a offset screw driver and did not have to remove the rear wheels, I did take pics and the little red double sided tape angles they include for the rear guards were a joke as the angle was not a true 90 degree and I did it with out them. They came with a couple clips to tie the front to the inside of the front fender at the top, and it was easy to figure out though the site to buy them had no instructions that were worth a hoot...

So I attached the front easy with the stock fasteners by turning the wheels, the rears the space between the fender well and the fender is a couple inches so they come with some cheap plastic tubing cut to length and some screws to take the place of stock screws and the little L brackets with double sided tape you could use to help....only not really worth the pain I would have had to bend them with heat and they were not really necessary. The trick for the back ones is to use the little install tool I already had and I also had a very stubby Phillips head and a 1/4 drive socket set. The old screws I removed with the star fitting they send though I had my own and just chucked it up in a 7mm socket to get them out.

The install I used my tool and just took my time and made sure the screws went into the holes the originals came out of and then they thread into the fender support for the fender well. The trick was to tighten the screws until they were even lower than the side view angle to see the head and slightly tweak the screws to make them move to the angle needed to make the plastic the same shape as the fender opening without leaving a gap. I think they will be worth the investment as my gill area has some road rash as do the rear lower fenders on the quarters that I intend to touch up with Dr.color chip.

Here are also a couple pics of the recent installs of my PFYC zl1 spoiler in crystal claret pearl tricoat which perfectly matched my paint , and the MRT louvers I like.

2010-2013 Camaro Splash Guards - Stealth













And the offset screw driver I used with one of the red double sided tape plastic supports I did not use.

Well I hope today is good for you all I thought I would give this review, over all I think for the price its ok, and will help keep road rash down, the attachment to the rears a little cheap but it will work and I can improve it as I wanted to make sure they were tight to the wheel well in the fender and not flap around. I could see were they may if I bottomed out somewhere when they get old and brittle maybe get bent or broke sticking down below the frame rail and pinch welds etc... But that's o.k. Happy motoring in our awesome Camaros, and comments are always welcome friends!
I also just received my splash guards from RPI and I installed the front ones last night. This is probably a very stupid question but is the textured side suppose to face the wheels or face the back?. I installed them with the texture facing the back and the flat side facing the wheels. Aesthetically speaking it just looked better that way. It looks like you installed with the texture facing forward. Would it really make a difference?

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I installed mine with the smooth side facing the wheels. Easier to clean. You don't want dried mud in the texture. I went with the RPI front splash guards and ZL1 rears.
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The texture is facing the back as it is easier to clean, I plan on some ground effects some day and the rears will not interfere with the "spats" that go along the back.

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SS front only

put mine on today
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good job ... why only the front?

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Didn't seem to need as much protection on the rear, its higher and the tires don't turn like they do in the front. Also, 2014- the very bottom of the rear fender is that plastic stuff anyway. Not much hits the paint as it is. Maybe wider tires would be more of an issue, I think the SS is ok.


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I heard that it is better to use double sided tape to secure the fronts instead of using the clips. Anyone can confirm this?
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clip worked OK for me so far, you can see it...maybe dirt will stick to it later


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