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I found I was getting a lot of crap (tar / road grime) on the side of the car behind the tires so I installed some splash guard from the GM Parts Center. The install took 10 minutes (1 - 7mm screw and they clip on) and so far they keep the sides of the body clean.



 

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This is a common and well documented experience with Z51 owners (no where near as much with non-Z51 owners) and the extended splash guards are the way to go.
 

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I love mine, after seeing just how sticky those SS ZP tires are, I'm so glad I installed them the first night I had the car.
 

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Before I run down to my Chevy dealer to purchase, what is the cost?
 

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I showed my dealer the e-Bay price of $128 with free shipping and he matched it.
 

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I installed the same guards on my LRG Z51 - they do add additional protection. The gripe is the $1.00 of additional plastic that is involved with forming the extended potection over the stock guards. Now that is marketting for you. Geo
 

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I installed the same guards on my LRG Z51 - they do add additional protection. The gripe is the $1.00 of additional plastic that is involved with forming the extended potection over the stock guards. Now that is marketting for you. Geo
Yes, you nailed it! Adding sideskirts really made the difference for me...I guess that combination is the best we can expect. Also, keep in mind there is some clear protection from GM down along the rockers. My goal was to protect the new HRE wheels more than the body....the last thing I want is stone chips in the wheel paint, which cannot be touched up until HRE offers a touch-up kit later this year.
 

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Chip, just put them on. At the very bottom they measure about 1" and taper off towards the top. For the $ 150.00 spent at the same dealer that sold me the car it looks like money well spent. Does anybody want the originals? Interesting the instructions say it would take 1hr to complete this task. Nope, it only took 16 minutes. Side note, the originals were made in the USA, the replacements flaps are made in China. GM of course made good money on this deal.
 

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Yes, you nailed it! Adding sideskirts really made the difference for me...I guess that combination is the best we can expect. Also, keep in mind there is some clear protection from GM down along the rockers. My goal was to protect the new HRE wheels more than the body....the last thing I want is stone chips in the wheel paint, which cannot be touched up until HRE offers a touch-up kit later this year.
Hope they are enough in your situation, but found after installing I still had debris hitting the rockers and GM installed plastic on the rockers. In fact the plastic was getting deep marks near the rear of the door. Installed side skirts and that solved the problem! The rear splash guards have prevented chips etc in that area.
 

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GMpartsdirect gave me best price delivered.
 

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I just installed a set on my C7 this morning. Piece of cake. Took a max of 20 minutes with the only tool needed, a 7 mm socket and ratchet. Bought from shopchevyparts.com for $128 delivered.
 

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Can anyone post a picture of the wheel well with splash guards installed? Wondering if they extend a bit under the car at all. Thanks, much appreciated
 
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