Nice work on the Charger guards!

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  1. M.D.

    M.D. Car formerly known as Prince Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Just finished installing the rock guards. Quick and easy after reading the instructions and a couple posts here. Maybe 15 minutes at the most. I like the relatively low profile. Against the white I think it looks OEM. After a 30 minute drive on rain soaked roads there was minimal junk behind the wheel wells. I included front and back pics as well as a rear shot showing how the guard sticks out about even with the tire. Nice work ZL1!
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    So these go on with just tape? How well do you think they'll hold up? Any tricks to the install? I'm tired of mud sling, tar sling, etc.
     
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    No, they are attached to the fender with plastic bolts either OEM or the fasteners supplied (slight difference front to rear). The 3m tape is to make sure they stay hugging the fender for a more streamlined look.

    I was one of the first, and after 3,000 miles and a varied degree of speeds they have held up 100%.
     
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    So I would just remove some of the plastic rivets holding the current liner in place, put this right overtop the liner that is already there, and put the rivets back? So one guard should take no more than 5 minutes, correct? If so, I am ordering these now!
     
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    Where are you guys ordering from?
     
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    You pull 2 plastic rivets per wheel. The instructions tell you which ones (top and bottom for fronts, and middle and bottom for backs). First one takes the longest then it < 5 minutes per wheel after that.
     
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    They were cheaper by about $6 for me by ordering off their Amazon listing (not Prime eligible either).
     
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    Good find. I was lazy and didn't bother to search.
     
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    They also shipped it via FedEx Express for that $8... would have been like $50 for that on the ZL1 site! I'll try to install mine this weekend. I hope it doesn't look bad, but that was one of the first things I noticed about this car... how the wheels were going to fling all kinds of crud up onto the rockers and doors.
     
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    Ordered mine and they on the way! Thanks!
     
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    Someday tsc will install mine
     
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    If you look at the car down the sides standing from the back, you can see the tires stick out slightly and can easily throw stuff on the rocker panels.

    Do it yourself! Super easy. Only tool you need is a small flathead screwdriver to help pop out the rivets.
     
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    Got mine today. Honestly they seem a little thin/cheap for being $70~ (just cut black plastic). I guess I was just expecting more, but they fit perfect and seem like they will do the job. Already have a little paint damage from rocks flying up so this was definitely needed.

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    Just got mine too, probably will put them on tomorrow. Thought the same thing about them looking cheap, but if they fit well and do their job, it's all good.
     

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