How To Install & Tips For ZL1 Splash Guards (Front & Rear)

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I’ve come to find that the supplied hardware rusts quite rapidly. I’ll have to replace it.
That was my other thought. It’s just cheap hardware not made for weather. I’ll wait and see and not be surprised when I have to replace and upgrade it.





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Just installed these today, and for some reason the rear driver's side standoffs were about 1/4 inch too long. Ruined a Dremel cutting wheel and nearly 30 minutes later it was together. We'll see how long they stay on the car. Honestly doesn't look like a long-lasting product.
 

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i just ordered these as I feel its very fooish by the manf of this product to change the drive type to a phillips from the oem hex (also you can access a hex with a open end wrench for easier install without removing the wheel)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BP3HKNM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
thanks for this tip. I ordered it and found the thread a closer match to the stock screw. Also made it easier to install without removing the wheels. I bought a ratchet tool that helped with the stock screw removal, but the access was already tight. With the positioned guard, the space is further reduced and would have made a Phillips screw replacement tricky.



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just installed these. The hardware they ship leaves much to be desired. Standoffs are too tall and the screws are too short to use those as is so I had to trim the standoffs down.
were your standoffs all the same size when received? Mine were, but once positioned I noticed the bottom two sit slightly taller than the fender line, while the top one sits just behind the fender.

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As reported rear wheel guards ship with No 8 or M4 screws - they never really grip...see pic below. Fat ones came out, skinny ones are what ZL1 supplies.

Picked up No 10 1.5" in black from Ace Car Supply (my guess is they use M5 proprietary trim screws but I couldn't find any). No 12 too big. No. 10 perfect size. 43 cents each. YMMV.
i just ordered these as I feel its very fooish by the manf of this product to change the drive type to a phillips from the oem hex (also you can access a hex with a open end wrench for easier install without removing the wheel)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BP3HKNM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
just installed these. The hardware they ship leaves much to be desired. Standoffs are too tall and the screws are too short to use those as is so I had to trim the standoffs down.
Not the end of the world but it would be nice if these we’re dialed in being as it being 6 screws, washers, and standoffs it shouldn’t be that hard to send the correct stuff.
So I'm about to buy these guards. From these posts I'm gathering I need to:

1. Get six #10-16 x 1.5" screws. Can get the Black Oxide Philips Head or the stainless hex linked by supradupra above. Only thing here, they don't offer that stainless screw in a 1.5" on the amazon link
2. Get shorter stand-offs. Perhaps 0.75" instead of 0.8250" (can someone confirm?)

What am I missing? washers?
 

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So I'm about to buy these guards. From these posts I'm gathering I need to:

1. Get six #10-16 x 1.5" screws. Can get the Black Oxide Philips Head or the stainless hex linked by supradupra above. Only thing here, they don't offer that stainless screw in a 1.5" on the amazon link
2. Get shorter stand-offs. Perhaps 0.75" instead of 0.8250" (can someone confirm?)

What am I missing? washers?
Looks like they are out of stock via the Amazon link. Otherwise, they come with a washer head
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My kit from ZL1 included washers for the rear guards. Just didn’t need them anymore.
 

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I bought a ratchet tool that helped with the stock screw removal, but the access was already tight. With the positioned guard, the space is further reduced and would have made a Phillips screw replacement tricky.

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You were able to do the rear without removing the wheel with this tool?
 

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You were able to do the rear without removing the wheel with this tool?
Yes, it worked really well for stock screw removal. I should clarify - you’ll need a ratchet set that has an 8mm hex head socket. May not be so readily available, I got the last set from my local store.

Alternatively, a stubby ratchet + 1/4 socket worked well for a buddy of mine.

But if you’re not removing the wheels, I do recommend you switch to hex head screws for the guard install, cos the guard sits “on” the fender line. Then even that ratchet wouldn’t fit in for the bottom screw reinstall.
 
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