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    Re: Splash Guards

    Didn't need to drill either front or back. While the instructions called for it, to me it's overkill, the 3 existing holes on each side is plenty; not like you're going to hang from it.

    Besides, it's never a good thing to introduce another hole anywhere down by the street.

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    Maybe, maybe not. I live in Michigan, and have had alot of snow/ice hanging from them.
    The tendency is to "kick" it off, by me or the car wash. I prefer every fastener I can get.

    The drilled holes are in plastic not metal. Non issue to me.
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    Re: Splash Guards

    Quote Originally Posted by bozowing View Post
    Didn't need to drill either front or back. While the instructions called for it, to me it's overkill, the 3 existing holes on each side is plenty; not like you're going to hang from it.

    Besides, it's never a good thing to introduce another hole anywhere down by the street.
    There is usually a reason why a manufacturer would require you to drill a hole and add additional fasteners. I'm sure Cadillac isn't out to just add holes to the car needlessly... You might want to reconsider adding the additional hole/fastener, before you possibly lose a guard... It's possible it also helps prevent warping... Last thing you want is a gab to develop between the guard and the car... Just my 2 cents...

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    Re: Splash Guards

    I installed the set of four this morning. They fit very well and as GMJim said, the drilled holes are in plastic not metal. In fact, I used a punch instead of a drill to make the pilot hole and the 3rd screws went in the front guards with no problems.

    One thing to note on the installation of the rear splash guards... The existing screw C (the one underneath) on my vehicle was a Torx T10, not a Phillips as shown.

    Randy

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Quote Originally Posted by rtsittner View Post
    One thing to note on the installation of the rear splash guards... The existing screw C (the one underneath) on my vehicle was a Torx T10, not a Phillips as shown.

    Randy
    Oops, I forgot to mention that. I remember thinking, I was going look up who ever released that od ball fastener, and talk some sense into them. Thanks for pointing that out Randy.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    This winter has been particularly messy and keeping my SRX clean has been tough. For aesthetic reasons, I am thinking about getting only the front set. The front set probably cuts down on most of the splash along the doors. I don't think the rear set will have as much of an impact on keeping it clean. Also, (just my opinion) the front guards blend in better than the rear. Although I'm wondering if it will look odd with only the front.

    Anyone done just the front? Pictures? Opinions?

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Opinions on just doing the front: *thumbs down*
    Go all, or go home! You won't mind them, really! I had mudflaps on my Cobalt SS SC, because if you don't your paint gets eaten away by small rocks and debris.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    If he's only putting them on the front, then clearly he sees them as more utilitarian then asethetic. Personally, not having all 4 would look funny to me.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Quote Originally Posted by stevec5375 View Post
    If he's only putting them on the front, then clearly he sees them as more utilitarian then asethetic. Personally, not having all 4 would look funny to me.
    I do see your point about the utilitarian part. Aesthetically, I prefer sans splash guards. I guess what I'm undecided about is that I'm not crazy about how the rear look and not sure how just having the front would look. I'm leaning toward it would look odd with just the front. Thanks for your opinions, guys.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    You don't know if you don't try. Who's vehicle is it anyway?

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Putting mine on this weekend. I'm doing the whole set but before i put on the rears, i'll try to remember to take a pic of the car with just the fronts on and post it. Though I think the rears should also cut down on the splash up against the rear end and rear window of the car, if you are concerned about keeping it clean...

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee iLL View Post
    Putting mine on this weekend. I'm doing the whole set but before i put on the rears, i'll try to remember to take a pic of the car with just the fronts on and post it. Though I think the rears should also cut down on the splash up against the rear end and rear window of the car, if you are concerned about keeping it clean...
    Hey thanks. Some pictures would really help me. Also, I didn't realize the rear guards help with the upper tailgate area. Thanks for the tip.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    GMJim . . . we're seriously thinking about getting the splash guards but my wife is concerned that they'll take away from the look of the SRX. (It's her car and she has the final say!) Since you have a white SRX like we do, could I inconvenience you to post a few more pictures? Something from a little further away or at least one showing the side profile? I think that would help my wife get a better idea of what they'll look like. Thank you!

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Null, I would be happy to, but it may be Friday before I am home before dark.

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    Re: Splash Guards

    Come Mrs. Null, Can we get splashguards?!?!?!?! huh? huh? can we?
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