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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

Hey guys, the good news: I finally got my Jeep!

The bad news: for the life of me I can't figure out how to pop the rivets. I've tried prying, "unscrewing", and pulling with a pair of pliers. It's about halfway out but won't come out any further. Am I just being too weak or is there a secret?
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

Update: I was able to get the one that has no hole in the center off just fine. It's the one that has the little hole in the center that's giving me trouble.

I actually ended up prying off the plastic head of it. Not sure if that was supposed to happen, hopefully I didn't screw anything up... There looks to be a plastic "shroud" if you will, and what looks to be the end of a screw coming from the opposite side.

I'll try and get a picture of it...
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

Okay, here we go (for some reason the plastic looks terribly discolored and messed up in the pictures):
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If memory serves me right, I cut those plastic rivets with cutters. You have to dispose of them anyway. Check the instructions that come with the guards.
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If memory serves me right, I cut those plastic rivets with cutters. You have to dispose of them anyway. Check the instructions that come with the guards.
Thanks. The instructions aren't too helpful.

So basically they're supposed to be cut, not pulled out? Any idea what that thing is sticking out where it's circled in red (notice the untouched rivet to the right of it, and the rivet I was able to remove easily above it).
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The more you pull, the more they grip. They are one time use only rivets hence why you need to cut them and push out the ends (circled in red).
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

Took a long break, then decided to try removing the other one. Snipped the "cap" off and the rest of the rivet fell right through. So for some reason the first one is being stubborn. I'll give it another shot tomorrow. PITA though!
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

A more mechanically inclined family member suggested using a drill bit. Tried it and it worked right away.

Now my issue is with step 3 of the instructions, which don't seem to make any sense. Neither myself nor my more mechanically inclined family member can figure out where the nippled-clips go. Do they slide on the flaps, or does the nipple get inserted into the hole where the rivets were, or something else?

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They clip onto the plastic wheel trim/arch behind the felt wheel well.
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Re: mud flaps on GC ?

Well, I don't feel as stupid as I did before I signed on today. I have had the splash guards for the wife's '13 GC sitting in the garage since we bought it. I thought the instructions were trash, and decided to wait for Spring before tackling this. I did put them on my 2013 Ford SHO, took all of ten minutes. They reuse all of the attachments. They should all be this easy.
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They clip onto the plastic wheel trim/arch behind the felt wheel well.
So I take it then the felt carpet needs to be pulled to the side and the bottom plastic trim section needs to be pulled down (see pictures above, I'm assuming the 2014 design is the same as the 2011-2013...) in order to slide them on? I don't see any other way but I tried moving the carpet and trim a bit and they didn't really move. Don't want to F anything up.
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Well, I don't feel as stupid as I did before I signed on today. I have had the splash guards for the wife's '13 GC sitting in the garage since we bought it. I thought the instructions were trash, and decided to wait for Spring before tackling this. I did put them on my 2013 Ford SHO, took all of ten minutes. They reuse all of the attachments. They should all be this easy.
Maybe I'm just a dummy (if nothing else, I'm not mechanically inclined at all -- when I was a kid I would take things apart to try and put them back together. I rarely was able to. ) but the instructions could be a bit more helpful. For example maybe they could write "diagonal/cutting pliers" underneath the picture of pliers -- here I was thinking that the pictures were indicating you're supposed to use any old pair of pliers and just pull hard.

Picture #3 is awfully confusing too and I'm still not sure exactly where those clips go and how they go on. How hard would it be for them to maybe show actual pictures of the installation instead of basically a pencil drawing? After all MOPAR is a Chrysler organization, not some third party aftermarket company based in China.

First world problems though, I guess.
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