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      Your mud flaps include plastic rivits that require a special tool just for platic automotive rivits. There may be workarounds to that tool aka hacks, but the tool is inexpensive and can be found on Amazon. Since I like adding to my tool collection I went ahead and bought the proper tool.
      Super cheap at Harbor freight.

      7 in. Poly Hand Riveter Kit
       
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      HOW TO: Front OEM Splitter removal and install.

      Purchased my car used and the front splitter was a bit beat...so I figured I would install a new one.

      There is no "How To" on this anywhere that I could find...so I just went for it. This may not be the best way to do it ...and it heck it may be the best way, I have no idea. However, it worked for me, so I thought why not share so that others will at least have some basic guidance on what they are getting themselves into.

      This is not a 10 minute install, although having this basic information below will probably reduce the time to do this....

      1. To get to the plastic rivets you will need to turn your steering wheel all the way to one side to get enough clearance to work on removal.

      2. There are a total of 16 rivets hidden in various places like Easter eggs. Three that you can see in the wheel well. You will need to drill these out. Then pop them out with a screw driver or a fancy plastic thingy like I got...



      3. Pull back the plastic wheel well and you got 2 more rivets drill em out ! There is another rivet at the very bottom that you do not need to remove. However, I did and it made the process easier? I think.....There is also a Bolt at the top ..you will need a 10mm to get this out. You will need to pull on that wheel well like a superhero....to get enough clearance....


      4. Now that you have done both sides. Get your car up....ramps are the safest.


      5. Take off the lower splash guard...if you have never done this before then you have never changed your own oil and you really should not be doing this because its 1000 times harder....well maybe just 50 times harder..


      6. Drill out and remove two more rivets (they are on the left and right side - at the bottom of the wheel well and splitter .


      7. Remove the 15 plastic clips on the bottom. Use a screw driver to pop out the middle and then the rest will come out too.


      8. There are now 11 - 7mm bolts that you need to remove from what is best described as an inner chin guard. Please note: under the inner chin guard there are rubber squares and rubber circles that pop out (you cannot miss them) ...these are there to gain easy access to these bolts.



      9. Now that you have removed these bolts - nothing wants to come out easy...you see the splitter has an edge that wraps around the bottom of the cars front end lip. Tabs go through it also.



      10. At this point after wiggling it, pushing it, and saying multiple F bombs. I started to go Hulk on it and started from the left side virtually peeling the splitter out with force...I then realized it was working. I slowly peeled from left to right. Work the splitter out slowly this way and the inner splitter then drops out. You see in pulling the splitter from left to right ...the inner lip wrapped around the front end lip, was being pulled out...I guess?! Nonetheless it worked ...good luck on this part...because it almost had me quitting the process.

      11. Now you get to reinstall this bastard. Here is a picture on how the inner splitter essentially fits inside of the front splitter. I tried putting the splitter on first and then the inner splitter. Do not do this it is IMPOSSIBLE ....




      12. First put back on the inner splitter ...you slide it behind two pieces that when you were removing it were your enemy and now there your friend because they hold it up and in position. Then put some jack stands underneath to keep it in position. You can put a couple bolts in but keep it loose so you can move it...



      13. Now slide the splitter over it. Here is where it gets a bit unnerving ...you need to bend the tabs back and over the lip and push into the splitter locations. Start from one side and work your way around. Dont be shy the tabs are amazingly flexible and they will naturally push the splitter into place and loop the lip of the splitter over the bottom/lip of the lower front end.


      14. Make sure you got all the tabs through before puting back all the bolts.

      15. Once you have reasembled everything....put the car down and put back in the rivets...

      MORE:

      Here is the rivet gun needed and they have enough pieces in the kit to get it done...
      Poly Hand Riveter Kit 41 Pc

      By the way I also attached the following...which was super easy and comes with instructions....
      https://www.amazon.com/Challenger-H...12698&sr=8-1&keywords=hellcat+splitter+guards
       
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      HOW TO: Front OEM Splitter removal and install.

      Purchased my car used and the front splitter was a bit beat...so I figured I would install a new one.

      There is no "How To" on this anywhere that I could find...so I just went for it. This may not be the best way to do it ...and it heck it may be the best way, I have no idea. However, it worked for me, so I thought why not share so that others will at least have some basic guidance on what they are getting themselves into.

      This is not a 10 minute install, although having this basic information below will probably reduce the time to do this....

      1. To get to the plastic rivets you will need to turn your steering wheel all the way to one side to get enough clearance to work on removal.

      2. There are a total of 16 rivets hidden in various places like Easter eggs. Three that you can see in the wheel well. You will need to drill these out. Then pop them out with a screw driver or a fancy plastic thingy like I got...



      3. Pull back the plastic wheel well and you got 2 more rivets drill em out ! There is another rivet at the very bottom that you do not need to remove. However, I did and it made the process easier? I think.....There is also a Bolt at the top ..you will need a 10mm to get this out. You will need to pull on that wheel well like a superhero....to get enough clearance....


      4. Now that you have done both sides. Get your car up....ramps are the safest.


      5. Take off the lower splash guard...if you have never done this before then you have never changed your own oil and you really should not be doing this because its 1000 times harder....well maybe just 50 times harder..


      6. Drill out and remove two more rivets (they are on the left and right side - at the bottom of the wheel well and splitter .


      7. Remove the 15 plastic clips on the bottom. Use a screw driver to pop out the middle and then the rest will come out too.


      8. There are now 11 - 7mm bolts that you need to remove from what is best described as an inner chin guard. Please note: under the inner chin guard there are rubber squares and rubber circles that pop out (you cannot miss them) ...these are there to gain easy access to these bolts.



      9. Now that you have removed these bolts - nothing wants to come out easy...you see the splitter has an edge that wraps around the bottom of the cars front end lip. Tabs go through it also.



      10. At this point after wiggling it, pushing it, and saying multiple F bombs. I started to go Hulk on it and started from the left side virtually peeling the splitter out with force...I then realized it was working. I slowly peeled from left to right. Work the splitter out slowly this way and the inner splitter then drops out. You see in pulling the splitter from left to right ...the inner lip wrapped around the front end lip, was being pulled out...I guess?! Nonetheless it worked ...good luck on this part...because it almost had me quitting the process.

      11. Now you get to reinstall this bastard. Here is a picture on how the inner splitter essentially fits inside of the front splitter. I tried putting the splitter on first and then the inner splitter. Do not do this it is IMPOSSIBLE ....




      12. First put back on the inner splitter ...you slide it behind two pieces that when you were removing it were your enemy and now there your friend because they hold it up and in position. Then put some jack stands underneath to keep it in position. You can put a couple bolts in but keep it loose so you can move it...



      13. Now slide the splitter over it. Here is where it gets a bit unnerving ...you need to bend the tabs back and over the lip and push into the splitter locations. Start from one side and work your way around. Dont be shy the tabs are amazingly flexible and they will naturally push the splitter into place and loop the lip of the splitter over the bottom/lip of the lower front end.


      14. Make sure you got all the tabs through before puting back all the bolts.

      15. Once you have reasembled everything....put the car down and put back in the rivets...

      MORE:

      Here is the rivet gun needed and they have enough pieces in the kit to get it done...
      Poly Hand Riveter Kit 41 Pc

      By the way I also attached the following...which was super easy and comes with instructions....
      Amazon.com: ZL1 Addons Splitter Guard Washers Compatible with 2015-2021 Challenger Hellcat (Standard Body): Automotive
      You saved my life with this post. Thank you!!!!
       
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      HOW TO: Front OEM Splitter removal and install.

      Purchased my car used and the front splitter was a bit beat...so I figured I would install a new one.

      There is no "How To" on this anywhere that I could find...so I just went for it. This may not be the best way to do it ...and it heck it may be the best way, I have no idea. However, it worked for me, so I thought why not share so that others will at least have some basic guidance on what they are getting themselves into.

      This is not a 10 minute install, although having this basic information below will probably reduce the time to do this....

      1. To get to the plastic rivets you will need to turn your steering wheel all the way to one side to get enough clearance to work on removal.

      2. There are a total of 16 rivets hidden in various places like Easter eggs. Three that you can see in the wheel well. You will need to drill these out. Then pop them out with a screw driver or a fancy plastic thingy like I got...



      3. Pull back the plastic wheel well and you got 2 more rivets drill em out ! There is another rivet at the very bottom that you do not need to remove. However, I did and it made the process easier? I think.....There is also a Bolt at the top ..you will need a 10mm to get this out. You will need to pull on that wheel well like a superhero....to get enough clearance....


      4. Now that you have done both sides. Get your car up....ramps are the safest.


      5. Take off the lower splash guard...if you have never done this before then you have never changed your own oil and you really should not be doing this because its 1000 times harder....well maybe just 50 times harder..


      6. Drill out and remove two more rivets (they are on the left and right side - at the bottom of the wheel well and splitter .


      7. Remove the 15 plastic clips on the bottom. Use a screw driver to pop out the middle and then the rest will come out too.


      8. There are now 11 - 7mm bolts that you need to remove from what is best described as an inner chin guard. Please note: under the inner chin guard there are rubber squares and rubber circles that pop out (you cannot miss them) ...these are there to gain easy access to these bolts.



      9. Now that you have removed these bolts - nothing wants to come out easy...you see the splitter has an edge that wraps around the bottom of the cars front end lip. Tabs go through it also.



      10. At this point after wiggling it, pushing it, and saying multiple F bombs. I started to go Hulk on it and started from the left side virtually peeling the splitter out with force...I then realized it was working. I slowly peeled from left to right. Work the splitter out slowly this way and the inner splitter then drops out. You see in pulling the splitter from left to right ...the inner lip wrapped around the front end lip, was being pulled out...I guess?! Nonetheless it worked ...good luck on this part...because it almost had me quitting the process.

      11. Now you get to reinstall this bastard. Here is a picture on how the inner splitter essentially fits inside of the front splitter. I tried putting the splitter on first and then the inner splitter. Do not do this it is IMPOSSIBLE ....




      12. First put back on the inner splitter ...you slide it behind two pieces that when you were removing it were your enemy and now there your friend because they hold it up and in position. Then put some jack stands underneath to keep it in position. You can put a couple bolts in but keep it loose so you can move it...



      13. Now slide the splitter over it. Here is where it gets a bit unnerving ...you need to bend the tabs back and over the lip and push into the splitter locations. Start from one side and work your way around. Dont be shy the tabs are amazingly flexible and they will naturally push the splitter into place and loop the lip of the splitter over the bottom/lip of the lower front end.


      14. Make sure you got all the tabs through before puting back all the bolts.

      15. Once you have reasembled everything....put the car down and put back in the rivets...

      MORE:

      Here is the rivet gun needed and they have enough pieces in the kit to get it done...
      Poly Hand Riveter Kit 41 Pc

      By the way I also attached the following...which was super easy and comes with instructions....
      Amazon.com: ZL1 Addons Splitter Guard Washers Compatible with 2015-2021 Challenger Hellcat (Standard Body): Automotive
      For step 7, can i/do I need to replace these 15 plastic clips? Are they rivets?
       
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      HOW TO: Front OEM Splitter removal and install.

      Purchased my car used and the front splitter was a bit beat...so I figured I would install a new one.

      There is no "How To" on this anywhere that I could find...so I just went for it. This may not be the best way to do it ...and it heck it may be the best way, I have no idea. However, it worked for me, so I thought why not share so that others will at least have some basic guidance on what they are getting themselves into.

      This is not a 10 minute install, although having this basic information below will probably reduce the time to do this....

      1. To get to the plastic rivets you will need to turn your steering wheel all the way to one side to get enough clearance to work on removal.

      2. There are a total of 16 rivets hidden in various places like Easter eggs. Three that you can see in the wheel well. You will need to drill these out. Then pop them out with a screw driver or a fancy plastic thingy like I got...



      3. Pull back the plastic wheel well and you got 2 more rivets drill em out ! There is another rivet at the very bottom that you do not need to remove. However, I did and it made the process easier? I think.....There is also a Bolt at the top ..you will need a 10mm to get this out. You will need to pull on that wheel well like a superhero....to get enough clearance....


      4. Now that you have done both sides. Get your car up....ramps are the safest.


      5. Take off the lower splash guard...if you have never done this before then you have never changed your own oil and you really should not be doing this because its 1000 times harder....well maybe just 50 times harder..


      6. Drill out and remove two more rivets (they are on the left and right side - at the bottom of the wheel well and splitter .


      7. Remove the 15 plastic clips on the bottom. Use a screw driver to pop out the middle and then the rest will come out too.


      8. There are now 11 - 7mm bolts that you need to remove from what is best described as an inner chin guard. Please note: under the inner chin guard there are rubber squares and rubber circles that pop out (you cannot miss them) ...these are there to gain easy access to these bolts.



      9. Now that you have removed these bolts - nothing wants to come out easy...you see the splitter has an edge that wraps around the bottom of the cars front end lip. Tabs go through it also.



      10. At this point after wiggling it, pushing it, and saying multiple F bombs. I started to go Hulk on it and started from the left side virtually peeling the splitter out with force...I then realized it was working. I slowly peeled from left to right. Work the splitter out slowly this way and the inner splitter then drops out. You see in pulling the splitter from left to right ...the inner lip wrapped around the front end lip, was being pulled out...I guess?! Nonetheless it worked ...good luck on this part...because it almost had me quitting the process.

      11. Now you get to reinstall this bastard. Here is a picture on how the inner splitter essentially fits inside of the front splitter. I tried putting the splitter on first and then the inner splitter. Do not do this it is IMPOSSIBLE ....




      12. First put back on the inner splitter ...you slide it behind two pieces that when you were removing it were your enemy and now there your friend because they hold it up and in position. Then put some jack stands underneath to keep it in position. You can put a couple bolts in but keep it loose so you can move it...



      13. Now slide the splitter over it. Here is where it gets a bit unnerving ...you need to bend the tabs back and over the lip and push into the splitter locations. Start from one side and work your way around. Dont be shy the tabs are amazingly flexible and they will naturally push the splitter into place and loop the lip of the splitter over the bottom/lip of the lower front end.


      14. Make sure you got all the tabs through before puting back all the bolts.

      15. Once you have reasembled everything....put the car down and put back in the rivets...

      MORE:

      Here is the rivet gun needed and they have enough pieces in the kit to get it done...
      Poly Hand Riveter Kit 41 Pc

      By the way I also attached the following...which was super easy and comes with instructions....
      https://www.amazon.com/Challenger-H...12698&sr=8-1&keywords=hellcat+splitter+guards
      Thank you for the install instruction. If you ever have to replace it again, take off the front clip. It’s a little more work but you won’t have to man handle it so much 👍🏼
       
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      Thanks for the info again.

      Just curious, did you even consider the ZL1's?
      Or you knew the JLT's were better?

      Side question: because someone just asked....for the factory fronts, do you need a rivet gun for the included plastic pins/rivets?
      Yes, you need a rivet tool which you can buy at Harbor Freight for $16.99.

      Poly Hand Riveter Kit, 41 Pc..
       
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      Stop. You don't need to remove the fender liners.

      1- Jack up car, remove both front wheels (makes job much easier). Get some blue painter's tape or similar, and tape up the fender line right up to where the facia meets up with the fender. This will protect the paint, when you go to put the facia back on.

      2- Take out the two close-out panels at the upper radiator / hood latch area (they just lift out)

      3- There are a total of six (re-usable) push-pins across the top where the facia connects to the radiator support, remove those

      4- At the very upper corner of the fender on the inside where it meets up with the fender there is a stud with a 10mm (silver colored) flange nut, remove those (1 on each side)

      5- Remove the three factory plastic rivets (they are not re-usable) at the lower portion of the fender liner where it meets up with the vertical portion of the front splitter. You can either drill them out or, I like to just shear the heads off of them with a small sharp chisel. Do this carefully, so as not to gouge the fender liner, etc...it takes seconds.

      6- Push the liner in, away from the fender edge (it is flexible enough to be simply pushed out of the way) get your flashlight in there and you will see that, about 8" down from the nut you removed in step #4, there is the same (longer) stud w/ flange nut, remove those (one on each side). I use a deep 10mm socket, on a 3/8 universal joint, and two 8" long extensions, and I can do it in seconds

      7- At the upper end of the vertical portion of the front splitter is a black colored bolt w/10mm head. remove that (one on each side)

      8- Grab the facia below the side marker light and pull it away from the car, the facia bracket will disengage with a *POP* from the fender - don't worry, you wont break anything, it takes a decent amount of force to pop loose from the connection bracket. (Repeat on other side of car)

      9- Get a helper to assist you with carefully pulling the facia away from the car.


      You will need the plastic rivets and rivet tool (Get it from Harbor Freight, the tool works fine, and the rivets are the same as any other)

      Poly Hand Riveter Kit 41 Pc

      Once you have done the whole drill, you will be able to do it very quickly. I have had mine off 2x now (for front splitter, and halo installs) and I can pull it off in probably 15 minutes.

       

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