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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

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I attached it to guard itself.
I'm pretty sure it is supposed to be applied to the vehicle 1st on the outside area that faces you on the body.. But there is no mention of it in the instructions....
I figured it out by keeping the straight edge along the body line and the widest square part finished out at the bottom. But the instrictions for these were less than easy to follow.
On another interesting side note..... One of the clips fell down behind the heat shield and could not be found/ retrieved. Pretty hard to reach all the way to the top screw to hold them...Ended up having to buy more at an auto parts store .....

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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

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I see the clear vinyl body protector that they sent.. how can you tell where to put it on the body? I think the pieces are Die cut but I don't see how to pair them up to the vehicle.. working on the rear ones right now!

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I just installed mine yesterday and I held the flap in place then traced the entire outer edge with a fine point black Sharpie. When I removed the flap I cleaned the entire surface with diluted 1:1 Simple Green then I lined up the protective film with the edge of the Sharpie outline (do not place the film over the Sharpie). I adhered the film then I used 70% rubbing alcohol to remove the Sharpie guide line on the vehicle. All four of the flaps and protective film turned out perfect.
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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

Finally installed the Husky mud guards on my Summit ecodiesel. The fronts were easy, despite having to drill. Just raised and locked the suspension, and turned the wheels to full lock. The fit looks very good.

The rears were a bit more disappointing. It was possible to install them without removing the wheel, but they should provide a better solution for the B screw. Also, as others have noted, the rears have a profile that is not perfectly matched to the body.

But it's a relief to have them in place!
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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

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Finally installed the Husky mud guards on my Summit ecodiesel. The fronts were easy, despite having to drill. Just raised and locked the suspension, and turned the wheels to full lock. The fit looks very good.

The rears were a bit more disappointing. It was possible to install them without removing the wheel, but they should provide a better solution for the B screw. Also, as others have noted, the rears have a profile that is not perfectly matched to the body.

But it's a relief to have them in place!
Yes, that B screw clip was a pain - I wound up just cutting into the bumper to get it to seat in far enough.
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Yes, that B screw clip was a pain - I wound up just cutting into the bumper to get it to seat in far enough.
I had trouble at first due to the (heat shield thing is it?) I was able to push it in just a bit to get the clip to go into location. Once I did that it wasn't bad at all. The fronts are sooooo easy to do though.
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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

So happy I have these now. Plenty of snow/slush here in Chicagoland. Definitely doing their job.


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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

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Finally installed the Husky mud guards on my Summit ecodiesel. The fronts were easy, despite having to drill. Just raised and locked the suspension, and turned the wheels to full lock. The fit looks very good.

The rears were a bit more disappointing. It was possible to install them without removing the wheel, but they should provide a better solution for the B screw. Also, as others have noted, the rears have a profile that is not perfectly matched to the body.

But it's a relief to have them in place!

I want to buy and install Husky mud guards on my 2015 Summit but am concerned with what you state is the poorly profiled rear guards. Is the fit that bad?
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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

Hello,

This moring I decided to install the mud guards on my 2014 Summit. With the comments, I was nervous ... Finally it's quite easy. Here's what I did. I don't have any picture, they would not be usefull.

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Fitting : I you dry fit the mud guards with no pressure, it's not a perfect fit but if you push on the lower part and upper part (like the screws will do) the mud guard bents a bit and it's a perfect fit.

Clear plastic install : If you look carefully at the two pieces you will see a wide end (around 1 inch) and a taper one. The taper side goes up and the wider side goes at the bottom. To pick the right piece for the right or left side, try to fit the plastic while still on the paper, it should be easy to identify which one is the left or right. It 's not easy to get the plastic off the paper as the cutting mark is not very deep, so I started with scissors at the wider part and then it's much easier to get it. I then mark the upper limit of the mud guard with a masking tape and started to install the taper end there, 1/8 inch inside and the remaining part the outside. To have a prefect fit I stretched it a bit. Not sure if it's really usefull as the mud guard is there to stay and cover the plastic ... I neved had any clear plastic with my previous mud guards and I never had any problem with that.

Mud guard install : To have a clear mark for holes, I first installed masking tape. If you can have someone to mark the holes while you bent the mud guard like the screws will do, you'll have a perfect fit, but one people can do it by itself. With a right angle drill I didn't have to remove the wheels, just truning them is enough. I first installed C screw which holds the mud guard in place. You can easily access the back of the fender to position the U-Clip. I then installed the A screw which bents the mud muard to have a perfect fit and finally the B one. Complete install took probably around 1/2 and hour per mud guard. That's quite easy, no problem at all.

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Fitting : The rear ones fits quite right well without any bending.

Remove the existing fastener : I broke them which much easier and pushed the remaining part inside to clear the hole. I got the parts from under the fender.

Plastics : Same process as above. The taper part goes up and the wider part at the bottom.

Install : I did'nt remove the wheels. A short screwdrive works well. I started with C screw to hold the mud guard. I easily accessed the back of the fender to position the U Clip. I tried to set the U Clip for A as they explain but it's not easy as the two fender parts we need to separate seems to be glued together. I decided to try to get the U clip installed in the back of the fender as I did with C. Again, it's possible with a small arm (I weight 145 pounds) to position the A U-Clip in the back of the fender. The B screw seem not well positionned as it stands against a wall but it fits ... Put the screw in the hole and inside the fender to see where the U-Clip should be installed, push the U Clip against the blocking wall and it goes under something and finally gets where it should be even if the screew seems too close to a wall. Took 15 seconds to have it at the right place.

It took me about the same time 1/2 an hour per mud guard. No real problem in the back as well. The look is perfect to me without any paint. My Summit is black.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:45 PM
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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

Finally installed mine tonight.

The fronts were really easy. The backs a slightly different story.

Passenger side top screw was a cake walk but the middle one was a bit of a challenge. I had to angle the screw to get it to grab the clip.

The bottom one was a no show. The hole in the mud flap didn't line up with the pre existing hole. If I removed the wheel it would give me more options.

Driver side was almost the same. The top and middle aligned nicely but the bottom one wasn't even close.

I always thought vehicles were made exactly the same. Every hole was where the drawing said it should be and the robots or computerized machines ensured that.

Anyway I'm happy with the way they turned out. For an after market flap they look great. My rear body panel thanks me.

Spring is almost here and when i switch back to my summer rims I'll install those last two screws on the rear flaps when the tires are off.
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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

Thought this was a good place to add what I put on my 2015 summit. I got the 9" x 15" fiberglass re-inforced rubber mud flaps from "All Things Jeep"

Black Jeep 9x15" Inch Mud Guards

They were only $25/pr and I think they are more effective than the molded ones because they can be placed lower and they will flex. The fronts went on easy with a little trimming of the flap. The only catch was replacing a plastic rivet with basically a big sheet metal screw. I haven't put the rear on yet. I really wish there was more back there to mount to. I think I'm going to make a bracket of some kind.

I have pics, but don't see how to post them. I'm guessing I'm too new to post pics.
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Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

Some more tips from my recent install. Just my opinion of course.

If I did it again I would NOT waste my time with the clear film. It's the longest part of the install, it's not really pre-cut, and IMO not at all needed. Never used it before on any other flap install, not sure why I did it this time. Such a PITA.

1. Everyone's notes on the fronts are right on, I used wax pencil to mark the holes and trace the outside of the flap, then just pre drilled and slapped them on. Pretty self explanatory.

2. No need to remove wheels on rear. I used a multitool and zipped the fronts of the 3 plastic rivets off, took 5 seconds each and prevented damage from trying to stretch and pry them out. I did one that way and it almost destroyed the wheel well liner.

3. Inside the rear plastic bumper is a metal reinforcement shield, take the first bolt out (closest to the tire on the bottom) in order to gain better access to the plastic inner well liner. This will give you rear access to all 3 bolt holes and easily allows you to slide the one clamping nut over the plastic liner. When you are done, the metal is pressed closer to the bumper and all 3 rear clips are exposed. No modification is needed.

4. A shorti screwdriver allows for plenty of room to torque down the 3 screws. Not exactly sure why people are having issues. You can also use needlenose or some tape to hold the metal clip/nut on the inner side of the wheel well but you can start all 3 screws by hand while holding the rear nuts.

The worst part of the whole ordeal for me was to see how flimsy and weak the plastic fairings and bumper are. It really left a bad taste in my mouth. Full plastic bumpers, inner liners, and cardboard wheel wells. I'm spoiled coming from an D3/LR3.

Overall fit is 9/10 and the look aesthetically is a 8/10 for me.
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Here are a couple of pics of the plasticolor mud flaps. They are doing a good job of keeping the mud and debris off the side of the jeep.

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