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#21 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:49 AM

For the fronts you can just turn the wheel for added access. I removed the rear tires for ease of access.









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#22 OFFLINE   Deermouse

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:54 PM

Thanks to those who have posted pics of the installed flaps.  They look great. But I have a question for those who have had their splash guards for a while now.

 

In your experience, how much do they really cut down on dirt and grime on the car?  Especially on the back hatch and window?

 

I regularly drive on a gravel road for a few miles, and even the 600 ft of my gravel driveway turns the back of the Energi into a dirty mess very quickly after a wash.

 

If the flaps really make a difference, they seem like a reasonable price to pay for the reduction in time spent washing the back of the car.

 

Also, because I'm a cheapskate, I was thinking about just installing the rear pair, since that's where I get the most grime.  Am I being too cheap, or should I just spring for all 4?



#23 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

Thanks to those who have posted pics of the installed flaps.  They look great. But I have a question for those who have had their splash guards for a while now.

 

In your experience, how much do they really cut down on dirt and grime on the car?  Especially on the back hatch and window?

 

I regularly drive on a gravel road for a few miles, and even the 600 ft of my gravel driveway turns the back of the Energi into a dirty mess very quickly after a wash.

 

If the flaps really make a difference, they seem like a reasonable price to pay for the reduction in time spent washing the back of the car.

 

Also, because I'm a cheapskate, I was thinking about just installing the rear pair, since that's where I get the most grime.  Am I being too cheap, or should I just spring for all 4?

They don't have an effect on the bumper or rear glass. That's from the downdraft behind the car that comes over the roof.



#24 OFFLINE   Deermouse

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:36 PM

Thanks, dr.  That's exactly what I needed to know.

 

Sounds like it won't solve my problem, so you've just saved me some $$.



#25 OFFLINE   campngolf

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 07:09 PM

I agree with dr. The splash guards are designed to keep grime off the bodywork behind the wheels. I wish they did help keep the rear cleaner.



#26 OFFLINE   tr7driver

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:42 AM

Is there a spoiler available that will help keep the rear window cleaner?

#27 OFFLINE   tr7driver

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 12:18 PM

I bought the cheap rubber splash guards off of Amazon for the front for $17.99 a pair.  They looked flimsy and I was going to send them back, but decided to try them out.  They actually look a lot better once I got them on the car.  I'll see how long they hold up. 

 

I bought the Ford splashguards for our fusion last winter and they are definately a better quality product, but they are really overpriced. 



#28 OFFLINE   MaxLB

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:24 AM

How are these holding up long term?

 

Years ago I put some factory splash guards on an Audi that I had and after a few years I noticed that grit and grime had gotten between the plastic of the guards and the painted parts of the body and really did a number on it.  You couldn't really tell with the guards in place, but I had removed them to do some deep cleaning and that's when I discovered it.  The damage from that was probably worse than anything I would have suffered without the guards at all.  Makes me very leery of anything that rubs directly on a painted surface.

 

How are the CMax guards in this respect?










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