C7 SPLASH GUARDS DIY

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There are 4-5 Sports car competitive slalom clubs in the Lower Mainland.
They take turns booking the Pitt Meadows site almost every weekend Spring thru Fall.
There is even a Winter Slush series that had event there today...
I can PM you a schedule.

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There are 4-5 Sports car competitive slalom clubs in the Lower Mainland.
They take turns booking the Pitt Meadows site almost every weekend Spring thru Fall.
There is even a Winter Slush series that had event there today...
I can PM you a schedule.

Graham
Sure. If you have any contact info I'll take it and make some inquiries with them. It should be fun to take a few laps and get a true feeling for the car. With my 911, back in the day. I (stupidly) would practice around the bends in Stanley Park.
 
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That looks great Paul. The back ones I really like. That will offer a lot of protection and doesn’t look like a mud flap.
The exhaust insert is really smart looking too. I haven’t ever noticed that on a C7 before. It really cleans that hole up where you can see the exhaust valve actuators normally.
The fronts I’m not in love with though. I would have thought they would have offered you a single replacement piece as the beginning of your rear add on section is tapered into the end of the factory spat matching the taper back to the wheel opening. Unfortunately you are still going to get the hits about mid rear quarter. Although the GS may not be as wide in the back as the Z06.
I went with these on my 15Z... maybe a bit F250ish but it really keeps keep the debris off my wider rear wheel openings and tie in really well with the CF side skirts. They were supposed to be on my 17 but that’s a story for a cruise somewhere sometime.

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SO temporarily back on topic .....
Found this advertisement in the latest Corvette Magazine.
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Appears the competitor splash guard has the same flow from the front GrandSport guard.
So something like the Z06 is not aftermarket or GM accessory yet for the GrandSport (maybe).
I am pretty sure though that in good time this will not be a long term visual issue.
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Here is whom I purchased my splash guards through... Cultrag Performance via Ebay. $120. US + shipping. I think its pretty decent value.


Description

This is a set of Genuine GM C7 front and rear splash guards, mud flaps, for the 2014-2018 Chevrolet C7 Corvette.

Note: The splash guards do fit Z06 & Grand Sport models.


Application

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Chevrolet C7 Corvette.
 
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Here is whom I purchased my splash guards through... Cultrag Performance via Ebay. $120. US + shipping. I think its pretty decent value.


Description

This is a set of Genuine GM C7 front and rear splash guards, mud flaps, for the 2014-2018 Chevrolet C7 Corvette.

Note: The splash guards do fit Z06 & Grand Sport models.


Application

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Chevrolet C7 Corvette.
Keep in mind as well that if you look online at a Dealership who has the GM accessories options, the prices include installation so you want to get tight with the Parts Manager or Parts Tech so that you can get near or whole sale pricing. I was rather surprised with the price when you buy front and back at the same time (as apparently not everyone does).
 
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I put these on my former '14 and my current Z06. Bought them from RPI designs. They sell them as well but I got the back side body colour so they look even more 'stock'. They do help protect that area just behind the tires which tends to get chipped up.
 

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THIS WAS THE EASIEST SET OF SPLASH GUARDS / MUD FLAPS THAT I HAVE INSTALLED SO FAR !!!
DID NOT HAVE TO LIFT THE VEHICLE NOR REMOVE A WHEEL ... AND AN AWESOME MONEY SAVER.

So you gotta be just a little handy with tools to do this. You will need a 7mm socket and a cleaning cloth. The Splash Guard parts are listed on many on-line dealership accessory lists with an installed price of very close to $200 each for the front set and the back set. The parts purchase price from the Parts Counter for about $90 each pair. So a DIY install will save you 50%
I would recommend that you have the correct tool for this Job (a 7mm socket/wrench). Some might think to use pliers or an adjustable wrench to remove 1 bolt for each splash guard but I would not recommend it ... besides, I am always one to be front-of-the-line for a DIY project that endorses my having to add a new tool to my Tool Box. Having the right tools always makes it look like you know what you are doing (when the "boss" walks by - if you know what I mean)
I completed my Splash Guard Mod in about an hour; not including my picture taking and a break in-between to sit in a lawn chair and sip a pop while admiring the job that was 1/2 completed.
I am posting the instruction page and a few pictures of the install.

I would recommend to begin with the
FRONT SPLASH GUARDS
First I would recommend to wash the wheels and wheel well liners.
For the Front set, you will find one bolt on the underside to remove (photo below).
You will know which bolt to remove because you will be it fastening a tab of the factory wheel well cover.
Then you can use your fingers to grab the factory cover and pop it out (pulling toward the tire)
Be careful not to let the existing guard twist so that the retainer clips are able to rub (or scratch) your painted body side.
Once the bolt is removed the factory cover, wipe the area clean of debris that might remain behind.
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To install the Front Splash Guard you will find that there is a tab that fits into a slot in the wheel well liner (see photo below). Make sure that you get the tab is in place before you start to clip the splash guard in. Missing this part of having the tab in the slot might result in this project becoming "Splash (mud) Flaps"! Be careful not to let the metal clips rub and scratch your painted surfaces. Once you insert the tab into the wheel well liner slot, pop the top retainer into its place. Then you can pop the retainers in place from top to the bottom. Then reinstall the bolt than you previously removed. You have now completed one splash guard installation. Repeat for the opposite front splash guard.
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Now that you have taken a break to admire your front installations, it is time for the
REAR SPLASH GUARDS
Looking at the underside, you will likely find that there are 3 bolts. You will also notice that the tab that the bolt secures is not visible. I am hoping the photo below will help knowing that the bolt to remove is the one furthest from the body side (see photo). With the bolt removed, you can know pop of the factory cover with your fingers. You will notice that there is a slot where the bottom tab fit in and this is also where the bottom tab of your splash guard goes as well.
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Now with the existing rear wheel well cover removed you can pop in your new Rear Splash Guard starting at the top clip and working your way down. Making sure that you do not allow the metal clips to rub/scratch your painted surfaces. Making sure the bottom tab is put into the slot (arrow in above photo). Then replace the bolt that you removed. Repeat for the opposite side Rear Wheel.
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I know many readers are handy and find this installation a no-brainer. A few would say this is so easy (because it actually is) but until you have done it, to others, "saying" and "doing" are two different things.
I am one that always pre-plans my approach to DIY. It's like making an awesome Homemade Chinese Dinner
"it's all in the preparation - as the cooking part just flows through" - yum ... I am hungry now!

Last but not least. My "boss" sometimes asks at one point during some of my DIY projects,
"Have you read the instructions"?
... so here they are ... :Banghead:
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I am normally proud of my instruction pages that never have a dirt or grease mark on it.
All the ones that I do get dirt or grease on, is a reminder that I was an absolute "fumble fart" on that project.
This project has a clean instruction page (above) :thumbs:

Hoping you all enjoyed this ...
let me know if you find something I should mention on this so that anyone taking on this project will have a lot of confidence knowing what they are taking on ...​
We have the stone guards on our '05. They seem to do a good job of keeping stones away from the paint. Not great big ugly things either. No one even notices them. IMG_3479.JPG
 
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We have the stone guards on our '05. They seem to do a good job of keeping stones away from the paint. Not great big ugly things either. No one even notices them. View attachment 14026
That is an awesome reply as I have been mentioning that these splash guards are no longer noticeable over time ...
just for a little while after being something fresh that you did to your little gem ...
and there's never a bad photo from the owner of a Corvette - awesome photo :thumbs:
 
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