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Installing OVER OEM Front Splash Guards?

I totally want the RokBlokz for my 14FXT, but I currently have the Subaru OEM "splash guards" on the car. Has anyone noticed that they cannot really be removed?

Has anyone come across this problem as well? Do you have a pic of the mud flaps on the car? can I see the ones you installed OVER the OEM splash guards?

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thanks for the info. i think i'll go with installing over the blank fender garnish
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here are the part numbers for the little square fender pieces for those cars that came with OEM splash guards but want to get aftermarket flaps.. Right around $12 each.

Front Fender Garnish
91112SG100
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OMG. My dealer just quoted me $23.40 for EACH flare.
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time for a new dealer. Or order from Jackie.

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This is what the RB's look like on the front. I think you are referring to the plastic cladding between the flap and the door.

In what are they screwed? What happens if you reverse in a snowbank, do only the mudflaps rip or they rip everything?

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Those should be the stock mounting points for the OEM flaps. And the Gorilla/RockBlok flaps are flexible enough that they wont break off from backing into a snow bank.

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Those should be the stock mounting points for the OEM flaps. And the Gorilla/RockBlok flaps are flexible enough that they wont break off from backing into a snow bank.
It's not about breaking... It's about the flap rubbing on the wheel, pulling the flap down, usually ripping them.

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In what are they screwed? What happens if you reverse in a snowbank, do only the mudflaps rip or they rip everything?

Just wondering.
The screw mounts, if installed correctly are pretty solid. The flaps have enough flexibility to handle abuse from mud and snow.
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Again, it's not a question of flexibility. If they're too secured, you don't want the flap to rip something on the car.

This will only happen when reversing and having something pushing the flap against the wheel. So I'm just wondering if the RB have any plastic washers or they're screwed directly using long screws.

http://www.rallyarmor.com/mudflap_faq.php
Question : Why does Rallyarmor utilize a combination of stainless steel hardware and plastic washers?
Answer: While running an extended mud flap, it is always recommended that additional caution be taken when reversing and parking. The washers provided with our applications work with your mud flap set to help function as a point of release thereby helping to avoid most potential mishaps wherever possible. Users will find that in most cases, replacing a washer or single mud flap is much easier and cost effective than vehicle body parts.


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I used Gorilla and am very happy with them. Had to trim the rear tabs to get them flatter, and had to shave down the drivers side front spacer to get it to lay flatter but overall I'm very happy with the price, sturdiness and looks.
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I just installed OEM on mine. Mostly highway driving though so It should be up to the task.

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The replacement fender garnish came in yesterday and since I got off from work early, I was able to get them installed and put on my Gorillas.



this is what it looks like when you remove the front splash guard. Removal was really easy.





finished product, snapped right on.



Then I tackled the Gorilla mud flaps which went on easy as well.



My partner in crime was hanging out with me in the back of the Foz for the install.


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looks good ...thx for the pics. Did you just re-use the mounting hardware for the oem splashguard for the replacement plastic?
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There isn't any hardware that is re-used if you are putting aftermarket flaps on.

the fender garnish comes with two green clips as well as a two black clips (already installed) that pop right in to the existing holes the splash guards were in.

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