: Splash guards...



h2kool4tn
08-17-11, 12:36 PM
I bought mine new without splashguards, everytime I wash my car.... I get tires splashing all on the sides... Will the Splash guards eliminate all this? Someone with one please give some input.
How much you think it will cost to put one on? (probably won't go to dealers, crazy price)

PreachRR
08-17-11, 12:48 PM
I bought mine from the dealer and their body shop installed them for 50 dollars.. They do stop alot of the splashing and splatter..

dog123
08-17-11, 01:42 PM
I have a 2010 with auto running boards, can splash guards be installed with them or will they conflict with the boards? Has anyone had the Dealer install them with this condition?

71Dragtruck
08-17-11, 02:09 PM
I have a 2010 with auto running boards, can splash guards be installed with them or will they conflict with the boards? Has anyone had the Dealer install them with this condition?

I did it, I just loosened the allen screws holding the boards and slid them back a bit to clear the front flap.

h2kool4tn
08-17-11, 07:15 PM
So how much were the splash guards?

71Dragtruck
08-17-11, 10:19 PM
So how much were the splash guards?


It was a while ago now, can't remember what I paid for my GM parts diamond white set. Seen them on e-bay full set for like $158 for white and $143 for black. They bolt right on using factory holes except for two on the underside back, and two that I left out on the back as they weren't really needed.

I also added some clear 3M to the backs of the fronts as the running boards just touch when they are down so they don't scratch the paint on them.

MrSplenda
08-17-11, 10:44 PM
I did not use the Cadillac brand. For one, they don't have them in Black Ice Metallic, but namely because they don't look good at all. They are very guady for my tastes. I chose the Husky brand; perfect fit and finish. They even come with 3m strips to go behind them so they don't rub on the paint. I only had to slide my running boards back slightly, but I have no rubbing. My ride is much cleaner (in so many different ways :cool2: )

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6204/6054782790_21dfb260e6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53675104@N04/6054782790/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6064/6054782680_de57e43d9c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53675104@N04/6054782680/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6191/6054782614_c6e6d92b2a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53675104@N04/6054782614/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/6054782550_c7c5c7f31b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53675104@N04/6054782550/)

Robert (GA)
08-17-11, 11:20 PM
I discovered the first week I drove my ESV it needed flaps. One day in the rain and my running boards were covered in GA red clay soil. I bought the GM molded contour flaps from the dealer, $160 for 4 and $100 to install them. The front aren't compatible with power running boards. Here are some pics. 790637906479065

71Dragtruck
08-18-11, 12:39 AM
I like the look without way better, but got sick of the splashes and road tar on the sides.


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3175.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3172.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3173.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3174.jpg

MrSplenda
08-18-11, 01:21 AM
The biggest thing that killed me was the rock chips. I got those fixed and put the mud flaps on right then and there. I may also 3m the lower doors and rear bumper just to be safe.

MrHolland
08-18-11, 05:51 AM
The biggest thing that killed me was the rock chips. I got those fixed and put the mud flaps on right then and there. I may also 3m the lower doors and rear bumper just to be safe.
I did Clear Bra on mine - front, partial fenders and hood, above the windshield up to the sunroof, A pillars, mirrors, rockers and rear bumper. Great investment. Nothing like just wiping off the bug remains and knowing that my paint is protected. :yup:

escalade kidd
08-18-11, 12:45 PM
I have them ..easy to install...doesnt stop all of the wheel blackner...i just let it dry overnight before I drive it..it does stop all the rock chips and mud splash for sure and this is the main reason I got them. Gm parts direct...you just have to drill one hole in the back but its very easy and well worth the money.

383 LT1 SS
12-30-13, 12:14 PM
I like the look without way better, but got sick of the splashes and road tar on the sides.


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3175.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3172.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3173.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/71Dragtruck/Knives/IMG_3174.jpg

Still doing some research on installing splash guards. I have the retractable running boards. Was wondering if anyone could tell me what make these front splash guards are in the picture? I too have white diamond paint & would prefer to buy them already painted.

Thanks-
383 LT1 SS

k-shawn
01-02-14, 05:49 PM
it's a GM accessory item, you can order a set from your dealer.