RPI Designs Mud Guards?

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  1. Jungle Cat

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    Looking to add a set of a Mud guards to my Challenger Hellcat, I have a set of the Mopar type but I am not enthused about drilling anything period. The RPI style claims no drilling and it comes with clips to install. Anyone try these and are they any good?
     
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    I did not drill anything for my Mopar splash gaurds.

    I did use a little piece of two sided tape on the front pair, but that was it.
     
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    I was trying to even avoid that with the tape. Nice pins pushed into stock holes sound good to me.
     
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    On the front Mopar guard I used tape on the top. Rears do require drilling but only into plastic rivet; I just bought some extra ones in case I want to return it to 100% stock.
     
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    same here on the fronts with the tape. drilling into the fenders wasn't going to happen.
     
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    The mopar flaps can be installed with care. Meaning if the simple job is done, it will look very nice.
     
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    I have the Mopars. I may just pick up the RPI's and see if they look better.
     
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    I don't understand the aversion to drilling for installation? It is not like you are drilling holes into the middle of the hood. Are you planning to remove the splash guards one day? And if so, why?

    April
     
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    Drilled hole equals raw steel equals rust over time.
     
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    I am sincerely not trying to be a smarty pants, but if you apply a protectant and sealant, then rust should not be a problem. So, my blonde might be showing, but I still don't understand the aversion to drilling. Anyway, to each their own. :)

    April
     
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    Maybe old school,

    For these (Mopar) I drill, clean then apply a zinc rich primer too the hole and screw. Then coat the hole with a poly sulfide sealent. Then attach the guards. Then return to the back side of the screw and hole with more poly sulfide sealent. Rust and galvonic corrosion due to potential disimilar metals / has never been an issue for me doing so. (As well as knowing how to properely drill through a finished painted surface.)
     
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    I'm worried how it will look when the car is on the block at Barrett-Jackson 2061! LOL I don't think it will be my problem, considering my age. LOL. Seriously, I just don't like holes in the body that weren't put there by FCA. Probably an OCD- Rainman type thing. I'm an excellent driver.
     
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    Had the RPI design splash guards on my Hellcat and hated them...Got a refund and ordered the Mopars instead. The fronts don't fit with the included hardware on Hellcats no matter what RPI says and the rears have a strange taper that RPI says is to go along with the body contour, buy just looks odd looking at it from the rear. Just my opinion.
     
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    Oh, almost forgot to add they're cheap looking as well. That's why they're $44.99 a set... way more than they're actually worth.
     
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    Maybe it's because I live in a semi-arid Region of Texas or perhaps because I avoid the rain in my Hellcat, but I agree with April on this one. It's as if we're fast forwarding 30 years later and these are collector cars and yours gets a thumbs down because your whole underside is rusted out because you drilled to install your mudflaps.
     
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