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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Splash Guards in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I know most of you don't like mud flaps / splash guards but I still wanted to try them so ...
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    Splash Guards

    I know most of you don't like mud flaps / splash guards but I still wanted to try them so what I did was paint them to match the color of the car ( Black diamond tricoat ) and they turned out the exact same color of the car and they look great on the car. They look like they are part of the body style.

    Anyway I took them off to see if I could make it a little different and wanted to post a couple of pictures to get some feedback.

    One is without the cadillac symbol and the other with it to see which way I should go.

    Let me know what you think, with the symbol or without or place it in a different place on the splash guard. Once I get some ideas and if I leave it on it, I will add a few more clear costs over the symbol.

    Thanks,
    Tom
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    Re: Splash Guards

    My opinion is in favor of without. I think the emblem draws too much attention to a piece you are trying to blend and not noticeable.
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    Thanks, that's what I was thinking after looking it in the pictures. When I first placed it on there, I thought it looked good but after taking the pictures, I see what you mean.

    Thanks

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Leaving the emblem draws attention. Don't do it, my opinion. You need flaps in Cali???

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    LOL... I know what you mean about living in California but this year has been raining a lot and I keep washing the car 2 to 3 times a week just to keep the mud off the car.
    Plus there is a lot of construction going on around home and work with water and mud so of course with my luck, I drive through it almost every day and when I get to work and see the sides of the car, I just want to wash it then but I have to wait until after work.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Quote Originally Posted by akamai43 View Post
    I know most of you don't like mud flaps / splash guards but I still wanted to try them so what I did was paint them to match the color of the car ( Black diamond tricoat ) and they turned out the exact same color of the car and they look great on the car. They look like they are part of the body style.

    Anyway I took them off to see if I could make it a little different and wanted to post a couple of pictures to get some feedback.

    One is without the cadillac symbol and the other with it to see which way I should go.

    Let me know what you think, with the symbol or without or place it in a different place on the splash guard. Once I get some ideas and if I leave it on it, I will add a few more clear costs over the symbol.

    Thanks,
    Tom
    Where did you buy them? I could not locate a pair any where

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Here, in the UK splash guards, or mud flaps, as they are known here are really necessary in the rural areas. I got mine from our one and only Cadillac dealer in Manchester.
    GM Part 17802090 rear
    GM Part 17802089 front.

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    That's the same part numbers here also

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    Re: Splash Guards

    So you are saying, that splash guards that claim to fit 2008-9 only, fit your 13?

    My vote, w/o emblem.

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    Yes, they fit perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akamai43
    Yes, they fit perfect.
    I had them installed but took them off to paint and as soon as I get them back on, I'll post a pic.

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    [QUOTE="akamai43"]Yes, they fit perfect.
    I had them installed but took them off to paint and as soon as I get them back on, I'll post a pic.

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    After thinking about it, when I go to put them back on, I'll double check to make sure the dealer didn't drill new holes to make them fit. I know for sure the rear one s fit perfect, when I got to the front, it was getting dark outside so I removed the screws in the dark.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    these for a coupe or sedan, or in UK Saloon

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Quote Originally Posted by KBsCTS View Post
    these for a coupe or sedan, or in UK Saloon
    They are for the sedan. The coupe only comes in LHD build, a shame because I would love one.

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    I spoke to the mech that installed mine and he said he had to trim the front ones to make them fit but the rear he didn't have to trim.
    He did a professional job because I couldn't tell they were cut.
    I just hope I get the front ones back on the same way because it is a tight fit. If not, I'll just have him put the front back on.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    I would like to do this myself. I will await your photos with them back on your car to see what they look like on the car.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    I'd go without the emblems. Do you have pics of when they were on the car? I'd really like to see how they looked on the car.

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