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    C7 Splash Guard

    I need to add splash guards to my 2015 Corvette stingray. Lots of road rocks where I live. ACS seems to be the best bet.... they have an enhanced splash guard and also an XL splash guard ..... The basic difference is two things: price and wheel coverage. The XL set of four guards is $500...the 4 wheel set of enhanced is around $245....the difference is that the XL goes out about an inch farther from the car body to cover the entire wheel....is it worth it?

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    Here is another way to look at it. At either price point it is less expensive than side skirts (assuming you don’t have them) or installing a clear film on your rockers and rear quarter panels. ACS makes great products. I have their stage one aero package and the quality of the product is great.
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    I have the GM splash guards in the back, none up front, and side skirts. I haven't had issues with rock chips so far.

    Besides sounding insanely expensive (I think I paid $50, not $500 for my splash guards), I can't imagine splash guards on all 4 wheels that stick out even more than the OEM ones looking attractive. I mean, I guess you could paint them red and start hanging out with the WRX crowd?!. 😕

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    I have the OEM splash guards front and rear. They’ve been on for 14,000 miles and have done an excellent job with no rock chips which is really saying something in Arizona - a super rocky environment. The price is right too.
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    Here is a thread on the GM splash guards vs the ones from ACS.

    https://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...omparison.html

    I think the whole thread is worth your time to read. I would point out post #36 in that thread. That is the best coverage for the lowest price.
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    I say go with the XL splash guards from ACS. I have the enhanced on my Grand Sport but that was before the XLs were available. BTW, i have rocker extensions, Stage 2 front splitter and upper quarter panel vents from ACS. I also have full Xpel. I plan to have my Vette for a long time and want to keep it protected.

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    I went with the GM factory splash guards, very inexpensive but very effective. I like the very subtle look that only extends out about a quarter inch or so but enough to stop the rocks chips that I got before I put them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhoehl View Post
    I need to add splash guards to my 2015 Corvette stingray. Lots of road rocks where I live. ACS seems to be the best bet.... they have an enhanced splash guard and also an XL splash guard ..... The basic difference is two things: price and wheel coverage. The XL set of four guards is $500...the 4 wheel set of enhanced is around $245....the difference is that the XL goes out about an inch farther from the car body to cover the entire wheel....is it worth it?
    I have the enhanced set on my '17 Z06 and they seem to work very well @ protecting against rock chips. The rear splash guards are the GM OEM guards, which are approximately $120 from your Chevrolet Dealer(not the $50 that was posted on this thread.) The front enhanced guards, are slightly more difficult to install than the newer/XL front guards, which use the OEM mounting system. The enhanced front guards use three factory fender liner screws for installation, and work great with no problems. Hope this helps.

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    I have the GM splash guards (i.e., the ones you buy via parts counter or reseller) on my '16 Stingray front and rear. 15k miles and they've been on since day one and doing pretty well. The factory film in front of the rear wheels is pitted but that's about it. No side skirts on this car. These are going for $62.85 for each set, front and rear, at GMPartsDirect so aprox. $125 for all 4 plus tax. This is the minimum protection you should get. They're easy to find at that and other vendors but that's where I got mine a few years ago and I've been happy with the look and performance on a stingray. Z06 or GS would be a different need with the wide body and even larger/stickier tires and I would probably in that case go with the ACS Enhanced.
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    I really appreciate all of you that have weighed in on this subject. I did purchase and install the ACS enhanced front splash guards with the GM rear guards. I am sure that the XL's would have also worked great but affordability was an issue . I really like the look of these enhanced guards on the car and know that it will make a big difference! Thanks again to all of you who weighed in on this subject!

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    I would like to install the GM splash guards on my 2016 Z06, The GM Parts Direct indicated the 22835635 and 22935639 only fit 2017 -2019 Z06's. Can anyone help clarify this.
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    I was about to order the GM parts for my 2019 Z06 but just saw in Corvette magazine that ACS has a new product that replaces the entire extension and ends in the splash guard. It creates a full coverage rather than the V that is formed by adding the GM part to the stock extension. The new part isn't on ACS's website yet, but they show it in the ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by German View Post
    I was about to order the GM parts for my 2019 Z06 but just saw in Corvette magazine that ACS has a new product that replaces the entire extension and ends in the splash guard. It creates a full coverage rather than the V that is formed by adding the GM part to the stock extension. The new part isn't on ACS's website yet, but they show it in the ad.
    This product makes nothing but sense. I'm a little afraid to see what it's going to cost.
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    My history with my 2014 Z51 may be of interest.

    From prior Vette experiance, ordered the GM Splash Guards as soon as I got it. Within 1 month the heavy GM plastic "rocker protection" was all dinged from rocks! Ordered full length side skirts. In a few months saw there were no more dings! So removed th GM heavy plastic which had already discolored on he edges!

    Sold the car after 3 1/2 years and the rockers looked NEW!

    When I ordered my Grand Sport was no question got the full length Carbon Fiber Side Skirts that come with the Stage 2 aero pckage.

    From forum commnts also ordered th ACS Splash Guards for the front that were availble 2 years ago, not the latest. Used the GM Splash Guards for the rear (at th time that is all ACS was selling.) So far not a mark on the rockers OR on the lower brake duct opening. Removed the small amount of GM plastic that came with my Stage 2 Aero Option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeCT View Post
    This product makes nothing but sense. I'm a little afraid to see what it's going to cost.
    I purchased ACS’s Aero package with the full length side skirts for my 2017 GS. I have painted them to match my GS and will be installing them soon. Here is what i would say about ACS products; they are well made and easy to work with. A little pricey, but compared to some other side skirts i purchased for my 2015, the ACS product is of much better quality for a few $$$ more. My point is, sometimes the extra dollars is worth the investment for better quality.


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