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Has anyone bought splash guards for there ride. The dealer is asking $75 per axle. Have seen on ebay for $55. Who has purhased and what do they think of what they purchased.
 

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I want to say that Glen bought them, but not really sure about that? I've read that owners that did buy them say they do a good job, but there sure doesn't look like there is much to them for that kind of money.
 

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I bought them from shopchevyparts.com that is a site not getting good reviews for keeping stuff in stock. So they canceled my backorder. But the reviews across the sites for them are pretty good, in that they just extend the lip out 1/2-3/4 inch which is enuf to keep the area behind the wheel safe and still look good. I have not reordered as I'm going to try a film for the area called cleartastic....I like the film better. More details when I install next week and results will be on my build thread here.
 

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I bought them and paid about $60 a set (same price for front or rear) from a forum sponsor on another forum. Against the rules to give them props here if they are not a forum sponsor here. PM me and I can give you a couple of sources if they are not available through the sponsors on this forum. The reason I bought them is that I was taking museum delivery and wanted some added protection for the trip home. The fronts extend out from the very bottom of the fender about 1 1/4 inches and the rear about 3/4 of an inch. They are not that obvious at all but they are important. The design of the fenders slightly roll in towards the bottom of the fenders which exposes the area behind the tires to damage coming from a small area of the tires that are not blocked by the fender itself. Remember, these are summer (sticky) tires and will pick up and throw stuff. If you put a C7 with the splash guards next to one without, you would have to look close to notice the difference. They are also simple to install. GM currently has a plastic piece that protects the fender as it rolls into the wheel well, but it does not protect the area behind the wheel wells. That piece is attached with one 7mm screw into the bottom of the fender and about 5 trim type tabs that go into trim tab slots in the fender. Remove the 7mm screw and GENTLY pull the piece away from the fender and the tabs pop right out. Reverse the order for the splash guard starting with the top tap and work down, then reinstall the 7mm screw. Easy peasy! Took me about ten minutes to do this before leaving the museum. They would not let me install them on Corvette Blvd because it was on camera, but after delivery they let me take it back to the area where the PDI is performed and I installed them there.

Glen, I know you are installing the cleartastic, but the splash guards might be something that would help working with the cleartastic. I think it would probably extend the life of the clear film for you. JMO.

Here is a pic after doing a little detail on the new vert. I did not take the pic to specifically show the splash guards but this is a typical view that people will have of your car. You can see the right front a little more than the rear but that is because it is a little large to provide the appropriate protection.

 
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Glen, I know you are installing the cleartastic, but the splash guards might be something that would help working with the cleartastic. I think it would probably extend the life of the clear film for you. JMO.
makes perfect sense...think I'll do that...thx
 

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Were these the official GM splash guards or aftermarket. I would like to buy before any paint damage can occur.
 

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IMG_2556.jpg IMG_2557.jpg IMG_2558.jpg Bought mine from shopchevyparts. I feel they offer more than $110 worth of protection and you have to know what you are looking for to notice them.
 
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Were these the official GM splash guards or aftermarket. I would like to buy before any paint damage can occur.
They are the GM splash guards that you can get at your local Chevy parts department. If you don't have a relationship at your dealer that you can get a decent discount, there are a number of suppliers that you can get them from reasonably. If this forum's sponsor does not carry them and may not since they are not a Chevy dealer, there are dealers that sponsor various forums that you can get these at a reasonable price.
 

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I got a set from the dealer that sponsors that "other" forum. $60 per set and about $12 shipping.
 

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Just sent you a PM.
Rich

If you would be so kind…PM me the link as well?

I also saw some Adam's stuff in your photo - know him well, do some work for him occasionally….

THANKS!
 

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There really is no need to stealth around, mark has posted a source before....the 3 that have good prices and OEM stuff are:
Gmpartsdirect.com
Gmpartshouse.com
Shopchevyparts.com- sometimes prone to B/o's
 

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Here is a quote from my Corvette sales rep when I asked him about the splash guards...."The GM part number for the splash guards is 19170234 and we can get it usually within a week. They cost $130 plus installation (extra, about $100 or less)"
 

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One wrench and less than ten minutes to replace, I wouldn't be paying anyone for installation.
 

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Rich

If you would be so kind…PM me the link as well?

I also saw some Adam's stuff in your photo - know him well, do some work for him occasionally….

THANKS!
Adam Pitali is a great guy and sells very good products. I met Adam about 10 years ago and he actually came to my house in Maryland. That was the start of my using his products. You are right, there were a few bottles of Adam's stuff in the pic, I did not mean to include them. If you saw my Gladiator tall floor cabinet, it has basically all Adam's stuff in there.

As far as a PM, it looks like Glen has posted a few recommendations. I did not do this because a while back I posted a supplier recommendation and I got a nice email telling me that it did not comply with forum rules, so I was just trying to make sure I did not do something wrong. Now that Glen has made his post, I would suggest giving Gene Culley a call at GMPARTSHOUSE.COM. I believe they are a Buick dealer in PA and they normally are very competitive with their prices and if it is in stock, it ships very quickly. I have used them for various C5 parts, but especially tire pressure sensors. If they do not work for you, also reach out to Fichtner Chev. in MT. There parts department (Bob, I think) is also very good. I hope this helps!
 

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Here is a quote from my Corvette sales rep when I asked him about the splash guards...."The GM part number for the splash guards is 19170234 and we can get it usually within a week. They cost $130 plus installation (extra, about $100 or less)"
I am not sure if there is a single part number for both front and rear because they can be bought separately. The going price will differ from dealer to dealer, but in the range of $60 an axle plus shipping. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT pay someone anything, let alone $100 to install the splash guards. Each guard is fastened with a single 7 mm screw at the very bottom of your fender plus four or five push in trim tabs. Go out to your car and reach down at the underside of your fender directly behind your wheel well and you will feel the 7mm screw head. Back that out and GENTLY pull away the current piece that protects the fender where it rolls inside the wheel well. If you pull easy, it will pop the trim tabs out of the fender one at a time. Then replace in reverse order starting with the top trim tab. Then replace the 7mm screw. It will take anyone that has any mechanical ability about 10 minutes to do the four guards. If you are tool challenged, then maybe 30 minutes. If you are not sure this is something that you can do, go out and remove your current piece on one of your wheel wells and then replace it. You will see how simple this is. If you insist on paying someone and in the Fort Myers area, I will do it for you for 1/2 of what you are quoted, ...or maybe a beer would work too.
 
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The problem with this install at a dealer is most dealers do not sell time by the job and only "round up" to the $ per hour - which in most dealers is $80-100. So as said above - do it yourself, it is so easy and it'll make you feel more in command that you can do a few things to your car. A great way to "break the ice" that many things can be done by you, rather than the dealership. Every GM accessory comes with a nice set of instructions - at least the accessories I have purchased.
 
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